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Articles from the January 20, 2014 edition

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Spring will mean more road work in Sidney

Another busy road construction season will begin in Sidney this spring, as soon as weather allows. The $6 million Toledo St. expansion, which will extend the current road to the east and is in the...


Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Two persons traveling from out of state on Interstate 80 in Cheyenne County were arrested last week and were each charged with four drug related felonies. On the night of Jan. 16, a Nebraska State Trooper arrested driver Joshua Feyes, 36, and his pas...


Miss Nebraska

JaCee Pilkington, 2013's Miss Nebraska, visited West Elementary Friday afternoon to tell the kids about treating one another with dignity and respect. Each child who attended the talk received a... Full story


Community Center recognizes Garcia, Castner

The Cheyenne County Community Center thanked two retiring board members Friday for their time and commitment to the community. Dr. James Garcia, a three year board member, and Ralph Castner, a nine...


William G. "Bill" Roberts

William G. "Bill" Roberts 1945 to 2014 William G. "Bill" Roberts, 68, died at his home west of Peetz, Colo. on Jan. 15, 2014. Bill was born in Sterling on June 5, 1945, to David and Lena (Storts)... Full story


No Till Notes: 'Crop and Soil Health Educational Meetings'

As the New Year begins so do new opportunities for educational meetings during the next couple of months for agricultural producers in our area. I always make it a point to attend as many of these meetings as I can to further my education in...


9 hurt in explosion at Omaha animal feed plant

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least nine people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped after an explosion and partial building collapse at an Omaha animal feed processing plant. Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said Monday that nine...


County fair beef weigh in

4-Hers who plan to exhibit a market beef animal at the Cheyenne County Fair must weigh in their animals on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact Aaron Berger or Cynthia Gill at... Full story


Sidney knocks off Minutemen sixth consecutive win

Add another win for the streaking Sidney boys basketball team as their 60-40 effort over the Lexington Minutemen at Cabela's Athletic Facility on Saturday was sixth in a row. With wins in nine of...


Raiders too strong for Lexington

With their second strong fourth-quarter foul shooting exhibition in as many days, the Raiders gave Lexington no chance for a big comeback, handing the visitors a 51-35 clubbing in a non-district...


Torrid free throw shooting nudges Raiders past stingy Ogallala squad

Without the benefit of a single field goal in the final eight minutes,Sidney still managed their most productive offensive quarter of the night to break open a close contest at Ogallala on Friday night. On the strength of 15-for-18 foul shooting in...


Sidney rallies to top Indians

With a balanced scoring attack the Raiders kept their momentum going with a 53-48 win on the road Friday night over Ogallala. It marked Sidney’s fifth straight win and boosted their overall record of 9-3. Ogallala, a Class C opponent, fell to 2-10....

 By Dave Faries    Sports    January 20, 2014

Berner's 21 points powers Leyton past the Coyotes

Kaitlyn Berner gave an indication of what was to come just a few seconds after tip off. The Leyton junior peeled into an open space beyond the arc, measured her shot and drained a three. They were...

 By Dave Faries    Sports    January 20, 2014

Hot shooting Warriors down Potter-Dix

Potter-Dix players recognized something familiar in Friday night's rivalry game against Leyton. "It's irritating that we can't ever get them," Cameron Purcell said. "We always start slow." Indeed,...


Raiders strong in all classes; finish fourth at Chase County invite

With eight Red Raiders placing, Sidney finished fourth among 15 teams competing at the Chase County Invite on Saturday. Sidney's total of 107 points put them behind Sedgwick County (217),...


Creek Valley's Low 1-2 at Sandhills

Mason Low represented the Creek Valley wrestling team at the Knights Invite in Sandhills on Saturday and finished the day with a 1-2 record in the 195 lbs. weight class. In his first battle Austin Miller of Southwest pinned Low just five seconds... Full story


Peetz boys, girls earns wins against district rival Fleming

Powered by a season high 23 points from junior Casey Barrett the Peetz boys won a 59-50 district matchup against the Fleming Wildcats at home on Friday night. The ‘Dogs record is now 5-5 on the year while Fleming improved to 3-6. Peetz improves... Full story


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