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Articles from the January 12, 2015 edition

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Sidney's foreign exchange students adapt to life in western Nebraska

Coming to a new town far from home and being dubbed the "new kid" in high school can be a huge adjustment. For two foreign exchange students at Sidney High School, Dana Windsor and Luis Geniole, this...

 

WNCC offers 'Financial Aid 101' in Panhandle communities

The Western Nebraska Community College financial aid staff will present “Financial Aid 101” in several panhandle communities throughout January and early February. Students and parents are welcome to attend. The sessions are: • Jan. 21, WNCC... Full story

 

Traffic stop leads to arrest after 35 pounds of marijuana discovered

KEARNEY, Neb. – A weekend traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Buffalo County led to the seizure of 35 pounds of marijuana and one arrest. Around 1 p.m. on Sunday, a state trooper stopped an eastbound 2013 Chevy Sonic for failure to maintain its lane,...

 

Gas prices in Nebraska fall to $2 per gallon average

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 

Farm Bill frequently asked questions: yield update

Jessica Johnson, Jim Jansen and Monte Vandeveer Nebraska Extension Educators Over the past few months, the Nebraska Extension Farm Bill education team has been on the road talking with producers about the 2014 Farm Bill. This is one of a series of ar...

 

Donald Farnsworth

Donald Farnsworth, 80 of Springfield, Mo., passed away Wed., Jan. 7, 2015. He was born March 12, 1934, in Carroll, Neb., to Harvey W. and Bernadette (Shannon) Farnsworth. Donald was raised in Sidney,... Full story

 

Community Calendar 01-12-15

Ongoing Cancer survivor support group meets every third Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. Great Topics and food. Call Leslie @ 250-1113 if questions. Tuesday, Jan. 13 Karen Haase of KSB School Law will be giving a presentation... Full story

 

No Till Notes: 'No Till on the Plains Winter Conference'

I’m headed to Salina, Kan., again this year for the 19th Annual No Till On the Plains Winter Conference. This year’s conference is scheduled for Jan. 27-28. I’ve attended this conference for the past 10 years or so to attempt to educate myself...

 

Dates set for Panhandle Master Gardener Training Program

Nebraska Extension is offering the Master Gardener Training Program to provide volunteers with research-based horticulture education, which prepares them to share their knowledge with others in the community. Training sessions start in February and...

 

Sidney KOs Gering via late technical

With the seconds ticking away and opportunities for victory at Gering dwindling, Tyler Wintholz found himself just where he'd been much of the night – in perfect position to score. But with just sec...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    January 12, 2015

Coyote boys roll past South Platte

POTTER – It was all Potter-Dix from the opening tip. The Coyotes (3-5) used a hot start from Cameron Purcell to jump out to the early lead and Trace Sharman had the hot hand after that as they stomped South Platte, 70-46, on Saturday. Sharman led...

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Leyton rolls by Hay Springs

The Leyton Warriors boys’ basketball team advanced past .500 with a convincing 59-28 victory over the Hay Springs Hawks in a non-district matchup Saturday afternoon in Dalton. The Warriors (5-5) jumped on the Hawks (1-6) from the start as they open...

 

BOYS' WEEKEND BOXSCORES

Friday’s games Sidney 71, Gering 69 Sidney 17 23 13 18 – 71 Gering 18 12 20 19 – 69 SIDNEY (71) – Tyler Wintholz 29, Cutter O’Connell 17, Lane Harvey 9, Ryan Birner 6, Brady Radcliffe 5, Jake Heeren 5. GERING (69) – Austin Hoffman 17,...

 

Lady Raiders win pair over the weekend

GERING – The Sidney High Lady Raiders took a big step forward over the weekend with a pair of wins over district opponents. Sidney improved its record to 7-5 on the season and more importantly are...

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - Lady Warriors top Hay Springs at home, 35-25

On the strength of a dominant fourth-quarter performance, the Leyton Lady Warriors erased a third-period deficit to topple Hay Springs 35-25 on home ground Saturday afternoon. The Warriors advanced...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    January 12, 2015

Potter-Dix girls move to 7-1 with win

POTTER – The Potter-Dix High girls’ defense defense smothered yet another opponent on Saturday. The Lady Coyotes (7-1) held another opponent below 30 points as they rolled to a 47-26 win against visiting South Platte. Potter-Dix has held five of...

 

GIRLS' WEEKEND BOXSCORES

Friday’s games Sidney 45, Gering 29 Sidney 3 18 12 11 – 44 Gering 4 8 9 8 – 29 SIDNEY (44) – Kelsey Knight 12, Ashley Stafford 8, Maddi Porter5, Emily Mahr 4, Savanna Rosenbaum 3, Mdddie Stafford 3, Jasmine Jallen 3, Annalise Lecher 3, Abby...

 

Sidney High wrestlers sweep Ogallala duals

OGALLALA – With lopsided wins over each of its five opponents, the Sidney High School wrestling team dominated the Ogallala Duals Tournament on Saturday. As an added bonus, senior Michael Muggli...

 

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