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Articles from the January 10, 2013 edition

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Osborne won’t compare 1990s Huskers to 'Bama

Retired Nebraska coach Tom Osborne won’t get drawn into an argument over how his 1990s teams that won three national championships in four years would fare against the Alabama teams that just... Full story

 
 By John Roark    Sports    January 10, 2013

Sports briefs

Sidney KC FT shooting contest Sunday SIDNEY — All boys and girls ages 9 through 14 are invited to participate in the Sidney Knights of Columbus Council 1861’s annual Free-Throw Shooting Contest, The competition will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1...

 

No calls from Hall this time around

NEW YORK (AP) — No one was elected to the Hall of Fame this year. When voters closed the doors to Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, they also shut out everybody else. For only the second time in four decades, baseball writers failed to...

 

Massacre-hardened Colorado a gun control test case

DENVER (AP) — After the annual late-summer harvest on his farm in the eastern reaches of Colorado, Greg Brophy has a few friends over, breaks out the handguns and semi-automatic rifles and mows down some rotten watermelons. The Republican state...

 

Nebraska Legislature begins 2013 session

LINCOLN (AP) – The Nebraska Legislature chose a new speaker, elected new committee leaders and welcomed 10 new lawmakers Wednesday as it began a new session with looming battles over tax cuts and spending. Lawmakers returned to Lincoln with the...

 
 By John Roark    News    January 10, 2013

Repeat DUI offender sentenced once again

A repeat drunk-driving offender will likely never get his drivers’ license back after being sentenced Tuesday by Cheyenne County District Judge Derek Weimer. Patrick H. Farnsworth, 72, Lincoln, was sentenced to serve a prison term of not less than...

 

Investment mistakes to watch for ... at different stages of life

As an investor, how can you avoid making mistakes? It’s not always easy, because investing can be full of potential pitfalls. But if you know what the most common mistakes are at different stages of an investor’s life, you may have a better...

 

Kudos Memorial Hospital

Editor, Kudos to the person who recruits and hires the nursing staff at the Memorial Hospital. After two sessions at the hospital in the last two years, I am convinced that we have the best care possible here in Sidney. Everyone from the head nurses...

 

Power and powerlessness

Years ago, when the candidate I was working for rejected my advice, I made the mistake of going back to the headquarters and telling my loyal staff (who together had formulated the rejected proposal) that our recommendation had been declined. I did...

 

Time to get to work

On January 3, I had the privilege of taking the oath of office and becoming Nebraska’s 39th United States Senator. I am grateful that members of my family and so many friends traveled from Nebraska...

 

Arrival

Presley Jane Ribera Presley Jane Ribera was born Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Tyler and Angela Ribera. She was welcomed home by sisters Sydney, 8 years old and Reese, 6 years old. Grandparents are the late Conrad Ribera and...

 

Elmer L. ‘Butch’ Schubarth

Elmer L. ‘Butch’ Schubarth 1931 to 2013 Elmer L. “Butch” Schubarth, 81, of rural Potter, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 6, 2013, at Sidney Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be...

 

Mary Elizabeth (Hall) Hardman

Mary Elizabeth (Hall) Hardman 1925 to 2013 Mary Elizabeth (Hall) Hardman, 87, of Alliance, passed away peacefully, Jan, 8, 2013, in her home after a short battle with cancer with her daughters at her...

 

Filsinger abatement case continued

The City of Sidney’s case against against Marvin O. Filsinger of Filsinger Excavating/ Filsinger Emergency Services for property nuisance abatement emerged as split hairs Wednesday before Cheyenne County District Judge Derek Weimer. Wednesday’s...

 
 By Tina Mines    News    January 10, 2013

Belief Series: Presbyterian

The building is much as one would imagine a church to look like; brick, modest in size, fairly ordinary but friendly and inviting. Neither the exterior nor thecanon practiced within the building...

 
 By Tina Mines    News    January 10, 2013

City of Sidney lends a helping hand

As many commuters around town have noted a small area of 10th Ave. has been blocked off and cones direct traffic into what is normally the turn lane. The cause, “We are helping the Veterans Affairs...

 
 By John Roark    News    January 10, 2013

Fields enters guilty plea

In a rapidly developing scenario, a Sidney man charged in connection with the November shooting death of Adam McCormick pleaded guilty to an amended Class IV felony count of being an accessory to a... Full story

 

Down on the farm; what’s next?

Lawmakers raced against the clock this New Year’s Eve and successfully avoided the dreaded “fiscal cliff” for now. But along with this avoidance, an important bill - the farm bill that has been...

 

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