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Articles from the January 26, 2013 edition

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S&P closes above 1,500 for 1st time since 2007

NEW YORK (AP) — Passing another milestone on the nation’s long journey back from the Great Recession, the Standard and Poor’s 500 index closed above 1,500 for the first time in more than five years Friday after a wave of good earnings reports....


Wis. sheriff urges residents to get gun training

A sheriff who released a radio ad urging Milwaukee-area residents to learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves while waiting for police said Friday that law enforcement cutbacks have changed the way police can respond to crime. In the...


Three important ways to help your pastor in 2013

As a pastor, I appreciate words of encouragement, like, “your the best,” “your sermon was right on today,” or even “thanks for being there for me.” Hearing these great words of support, confidence, and fortification are priceless. Every...


Going off the grid

As I write this column, I am getting ready to cut the cord. In a day or so, I am gathering my courage, picking up the phone and telling my cable provider to go jump in a lake. We live in a hilly area where TV signals don’t get all that far, so...

 By Hank Bond    Opinion    January 26, 2013

Bond's Broadcast

Running a daily newspaper, or any newspaper for that matter, offers opportunities that make the job very enjoyable. It also enhances, or at least it has mine, the number of experiences I can count in my life. Thursday night here in Sidney I had the... Full story


Looking Back

These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 100 YEARS AGO ‘A Big Scare, But Little Hurt’ January 25, 1913 As No. 5 pulled into the...


Colo. offense can’t count toward Neb. DUI sentence

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man’s Colorado conviction for driving while impaired can’t be used to enhance his Nebraska sentence for drunken driving, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Friday. The state’s high court ordered a new sentencing hear...


Early morning aerobics offer fitness routine alternative

Can’t find time to workout during your workday? Water aerobics instructor Leslie Richards holds a class every week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 a.m. solely to fit a working-person’s...

 By Hank Bond    News    January 26, 2013

Chamber banquet shares memories, honors members

Members and guests of the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Sidney Holiday Inn last Thursday to celebrate a year past filled with memories and to honor members for their... Full story


Local law enforcement leaders address drone surveillance

Local law enforcement officials are watching a new bill before the legislature very closely. Legislative Bill 412 was introduced by Sen. Paul Schumacher to Nebraska Legislature this Tuesday regarding law enforcement’s use of drones to obtain... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    January 26, 2013

Raider boys thump Chadron 49-35

CHADRON – A two and a half hour bus ride turned into frustration Friday night, but it wasn’t the visiting Sidney High School team that let things get the better of them. Rather, the Red Raiders... Full story


Foster: Don’t expect 100 percent play at Pro Bowl

HONOLULU (AP) — Houston running back Arian Foster says players are going to step up at the Pro Bowl this year, but don’t expect 100 percent effort. Foster said Friday after practicing with his AFC teammates that it’s unrealistic to expect full...


Ten things you need to know for Super Bowl XLVII

A lookahead of what to be aware of when the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers meet in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 in New Orleans: 1. LIVE OR LIP SYNC? Don’t walk away at halftime! Unless, of course, you want to miss Beyonce in concert. And who...

 By John Roark    Sports    January 26, 2013

Lady Raiders fall to powerhouse Chadron

CHADRON – For 24-plus minutes of playing time Friday night, Sidney High School’s girls’ basketball team went toe-to-toe on the road with state Class C powerhouse Chadron. That’s when the Lady...


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