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Articles from the January 11, 2016 edition

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Deadline for insurance marketplace approaching

The current open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act will end on Jan. 31. Since Nov. 1, when the annual enrollment period began, 8.6 million...


Gas prices drop 3 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.87 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...


Shirley Mae Yanney

Shirley Mae Yanney, 85 of Lodgepole, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Sidney Regional Medical Center in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at... Full story


Death Notice: Harry L. Moore

Harry L. Moore, 74 of rural Dix, passed away at his home, Saturday morning, Jan. 9, 2016. Funeral services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Harry’s care and funeral... Full story


Beverly M. Christofferson

Beverly M. Christofferson, 79 of Sidney, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 7, at the Sidney Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 11, in the Holy Trinity Lu... Full story


Community Calendar 01-11-16

Wednesday, Jan. 13 The Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir 2016 Tour will be performing in Sidney on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, located at 2622 11th Ave. in Sidney. … Thursday, Jan. 14 Cancer survivor... Full story


Entries sought for Agriculture Week poster contest

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is now accepting entries for its 13th annual Agriculture Week in Nebraska poster contest. The contest, open to all Nebraska students in grades 1-6, highlights the diversity of agriculture and raises...


No Till notes: 'Blue Dasher Farm'

Many of you may remember Dr. Jonathon Lundgren, a former entomologist with USDA-ARS in Brookings, S.D. Dr. Lundgren spoke at our Panhandle No Till Partnership winter conference a few years ago. Dr. Lundgren is a very enthusiastic and dedicated...

 By John Verser    Sports    January 11, 2016

Sidney jumps on Gering early in 59-44 win

Fans expecting to see a close, gritty game for the third time against Gering this season instead got an offensive show. Sidney (13-0) exploded out of the gate with a 19-point first quarter on Friday...

 By John Verser    Sports    January 11, 2016

Defense, rebounding helps Lady Raiders top Gering

When the shots weren't falling early in Friday night's game, Sidney used a strong defensive effort to defeat Gering. The Lady Raiders (9-4) held the Lady Bulldogs to just 10 first half points en...


Boys basketball roundup: Creek Valley rolls past Minatare

Creek Valley and Leyton each won over the weekend, while Potter-Dix picked up a pair of victories. Peetz split its two contests, which included an overtime loss. Creek Valley 42, Minatare 33 Creek Valley took control in the second half in its 42-33...



BASKETBALL Tuesday, Jan. 12 Leyton at Bridgeport 4 p.m. Creek Valley at Haxtun (Colo.) 4 p.m. Kimball at Potter-Dix 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 Leyton at Potter-Dix 4 p.m. Sidney at Ogallala 5:30 p.m. Fleming (Colo.) at Peetz (Colo.) 6 p.m. Saturday,...

 By John Verser    Sports    January 11, 2016

Raiders take second at Ogallala duals

The Sidney wrestling team won four out of five duals to take second place at the Ogallala Dual Tournament held Saturday. The Raiders picked up wins over Chase County, Gering, Gordon-Rushville and...


Girls basketball roundup: Potter-Dix moves to 7-0 with pair of wins

Potter-Dix remained unbeaten with a pair of wins over the weekend, while Creek Valley and Leyton also picked up victories. Potter-Dix 61, Bayard 32 Potter-Dix 50, South Platte 22 Potter-Dix improved...



Sidney 41, Chase County 36 106 - Trey Arellano (Sidney) wins by forfeit. 113 - Kaden Vowers (Sidney) wins by forfeit. 120 - Colton Peckham (Sidney) wins by forfeit. 126 - KC Higer (Sidney) over Colton Burpo (Chase County) (TF 16-1 4:38) 132 - Jack...


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