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Articles from the January 16, 2014 edition

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City project update

There are around $200 million in projects going on in the Sidney area this year. Here are some updates based on the city's 2013-2014 first quarter report. The city's fiscal year begins in October. Housing shortage relief is on the way. There are...


Sidney student nominated for post at U.S. Naval Academy

First, Gunner Coffey received a letter informing him that he might-just might-earn a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. A few weeks later, a second letter arrived. "It was nerve wracking," the...


Gipfert withdraws appeal of sentence

Nancy Gipfert, who filed an appeal directly after being sentenced for negligent child abuse last week, officially withdrew that appeal, according to court documents. Gipfert also informed the court on Jan. 9, the day after she was sentenced, of her...


Sidney police consider need for new headquarters building

A new building or a remodel of the old headquarters might be in the Sidney Police Department’s future. The largest project currently in the works at the department, outside of their day to day efforts, is a feasibility study to discover the most vi...


Henry W. "Hank" Petersen

Henry W. "Hank" Petersen 1929 to 2014 Henry W. "Hank" Petersen, 84, passed away Thurs., Jan. 2, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital with his two children by his side. Henry "Hank" was born on April... Full story


The Eighteenth Amendment

On January 16, 1919, Nebraska’s legislature voted to ratify the eighteenth amendment that prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.” Because Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the amendment, the...


Tales of a coffee-holic: The right age

In the course of the past week, two of my good friends from high school gave birth to baby girls. I couldn’t be more happy for my old friends and their husbands, although it seems weird that I’m finally at the age where peers are getting...


Sidney High School 1st Semester Honor Roll

STRAIGHT A (GRADE 12) – Casey Baldwin, Kylie Ellwanger, Kelsey Franklin, LaNaya Gutierrez, Brendan Holly, Chloe Johnson, Karli Jones, Karson Langley, Waldicky Limbong, Jennifer Myers, Calder Rosdail, Lucas Rosenbaum, Jaide Wachtel (GRADE 11) ... Full story


Sidney High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

STRAIGHT A (GRADE 12) – Casey Baldwin, Kylie Ellwanger, Kelsey Franklin, LaNaya Gutierrez, Brendan Holly, Chloe Johnson, Karli Jones, Karson Langley, Trent Madsen, Jennifer Myers, Calder Rosdail, Lucas Rosenbaum (GRADE 11) – Alli Ehler, Michaela... Full story


CVMS 2013-2014 Honor Roll

CVMS 2013-2014 Q2 Honor Roll Superintendent's (94.5% and above) 5th Grade Ashleigh Jay Cade Knapmiller Mariah Koenen Justin Ningen Kylie Weinbender 6th Grade Jadyn Gerold Patrick Hansen Caitlin Koenen Alexis Weinbender 7th Grade Mackenzie Backus... Full story


Sidney Middle/Senior High School students of the month named

Recognized for the December Performance Awards are: 7th Grade: Tiara Ginther The 7th Grade Sidney Middle School student of the month for December is Tiara Ginther. She is the daughter of Rodney and Alicia Ginther. Ginther is a very responsible studen...


2014 Leyton Geography Bee

The 2014 Leyton Geography Bee finalists were determined in a qualifying round held Friday, Jan. 10. The final round was held Tuesday, Jan. 14.   Winner-D.J. George-7th Grade Runner Up-Dylan... Full story


'American Hustle' (R)

“American Hustle” is a puzzle—an intricate, polyester dream of a film that will draw you into an indescribable weave of fact and fiction. One of the first things we encounter in this weave is Christian Bale’s comb over. He plays a paunchy...


Talking Sports: Super woes

I hope there’s snow, freezing rain, hail storms, record low temperatures and the first ever monsoon to hit the east coast of the United States on Feb. 2. I hope the islands of Manhattan, Staten, Long, Bedloe’s and all the rest of them float out...


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