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Articles from the January 22, 2014 edition


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  • Court battle over gravel pit may prove long, costly

    Caitlin Sievers|Jan 22, 2014

    Pine Bluffs Gravel and Cheyenne County have been at odds for many months now. The row began over the company’s work on agricultural land, which the county says is in violation of zoning code. Two cases pertaining to the company’s continued use of a gravel mine are currently under advisement in district court. Last week, the county’s civil case against Pine Bluffs went to trial. The case was based upon county attorney Paul Schaub’s complaint against the company seeking an end to its work at a gravel mine and batch plant on County Rd....

  • Man shot by Scottsbluff officer is in hospital

    Associated Press|Jan 22, 2014

    SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A 29-year-old man remained in a Scottsbluff hospital Wednesday after being shot by a police officer during a standoff, the Nebraska State Patrol said. Matthew Schwab was listed in stable condition at Regional West Medical Center, the patrol said. Schwab was shot by a Scottsbluff police officer around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday after holding officers at bay for nearly three hours, the patrol said. Officers were sent around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday to check a report about an armed man who was yelling while standing in a street on the... Full story

  • Caroline Eddy

    Jan 22, 2014

    Caroline Eddy 1925 to 2014 Caroline Eddy passed away Jan. 17, 2014 in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at the age of 88. She was born Dec. 9, 1925 in Pakala, HI to Frank Rapozo and Mary (Costa). Carol, as she was known by her family and friends, was a catholic and enjoyed playing bingo at the Knights of Columbus. She stayed at home she raise her 9 children and has made Arizona her home for the last 40 years. Carol is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, William L. Eddy of Lake Havasu City; sons,... Full story

  • Use "tax diversification" to help manage retirement income

    Edward Jones|Jan 22, 2014

    You need to save and invest as much as possible to pay for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But your retirement income also depends, to a certain degree, on how your retirement funds are taxed. And that’s why you may be interested in tax diversification. To understand the concept of tax diversification, you’ll need to be familiar with how two of the most important retirement-savings vehicles — an IRA and a 401(k) — are taxed. Essentially, these accounts can be classified as either “traditional” or “Roth.” When you...

  • Wolff leads Coyotes to first round win

    Dave Faries|Jan 22, 2014

    Almost everyone expected the Coyotes to cruise over 2-11 Banner County in the MAC opener at Potter-Dix on Tuesday. The 46-29 outcome might even suggest it was the anticipated cakewalk. But the game was riddled with moments of doubt for the host side. Led by Taylor Evans and her 11 point second half, the surprising Wildcats closed to within 8 points, 35-27, in the early going of the fourth quarter. The rally came at the 7:14 mark. As the clock ticked down to four minutes remaining, however, the...

  • Waite spurs late Warriors charge

    Stephen McKay|Jan 22, 2014

    After eight lead changes and four ties in the first 21 minutes of play, Leyton's Kelsey Waite dropped in a third-quarter layuup that proved to be the final momentum reversal of the night. Though not secure until the last quarter of play, the fourth seeded Warriors held on to the final lead change with a bull-dog grip on their way to a 44-37 victory over the No. 5 South Platte Blue Knights in round one of the MAC girls basketball tournament at Dalton. The win sets up a date with No. 1 seed Creek...

  • Leyton has little trouble in first round

    Stephen McKay|Jan 22, 2014

    The Leyton Warriors took their first step towards a MAC boys basketball title with little interference from the South Platte Blue Knights on Tuesday night in Dalton. The No. 2 Warriors jumped out to a 17-0 lead and never looked back as they cruised to a 49-15 first-round win. The victory earns Leyton a trip to Sidney on Thursday for a matchup with No. 3 Garden County. The Eagles stalled Creek Valley's title hopes, 61-42. No. 4 Potter-Dix also advanced after beating fifth seeded Banner County...

  • Storm fall 61-42 to hot shooting Garden County

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Jan 22, 2014

    The Creek Valley Storm’s chance to advance into the final rounds of the boys MAC tourney ended Tuesday night with a 61-42 loss to the Garden County Eagles in Oshkosh. The No. 3 Eagles now travel to Sidney to meet second seeded Leyton, who toppled No. 7 South Platte in Dalton Tuesday night, 49-15. “(We) did not handle their man-to-man defense very well,” said Storm Head Coach Roger Behrends. “They shot the ball really well all night. We will keep working and get better.” Lane Godfrey led the Storm with 13 points and Maverick Widdowson... Full story

  • Potter-Dix rolls over Wildcats

    Dave Faries|Jan 22, 2014

    What might have been a battle quickly became a rout. After a minute of sparring on Tuesday night in Potter, Coyotes' guard  Bryant Knigge pulled off an acrobatic layup, giving the hosts a 5-4 lead. Trevor Harms followed with a power move from the low post and Cameron Purcell sank an open jumper. Potter-Dix never looked back on their way to a 67-42 pasting of Banner County in the opening round of the MAC tournament. "We need to come out intense," Knigge said. "We did that today." The Coyotes...

  • Stagecoach

    Stephen McKay|Jan 22, 2014

    Stagecoach driver, Peggy Cottier, makes a stop to pick up passengers in downtown Sidney.... Full story

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