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 By John Roark    Sports    February 12, 2013

Three SHS Raiders grapplers earn state-tournament berths

Sidney wrestling coach John Ganser will take some company with him this weekend to the state finals in Omaha, but he came really close to needing a bigger vehicle. Advancing three qualifiers from... Full story

 
 By John Roark    Sports    February 12, 2013

Lady Raiders red-hot from outside; win big

MITCHELL – Draining eight 3-pointers, the Sidney High School girls basketball team improved to 15-6 with a 69-44 victory Saturday afternoon at Mitchell. Sarah Mahr dropped three treys and scored a...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    February 12, 2013

Raiders cruise on the road

MITCHELL – Sidney High School’s boys basketball team gave up a few big shots early Saturday afternoon at Mitchell, but as the game progressed, the Raiders hit several themselves. Nailing nine 3-po...

 

Obama to stress jobs, Afghan war troop withdrawal tonight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to focus on nation-building at home, President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to call for more spending on infrastructure and manufacturing, while also announcing the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops...

 

Emancipation Proclamation on display in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The original Emancipation Proclamation, a document that changed the lives of countless African-Americans during the Civil War, is on display in Nashville as the fragile historical document makes its only stop in the Southeas...

 

Northeast communities seek snow shoveling help

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some snow-weary Northeasterners struggled to get back to their weekly routines Tuesday as roads remained slick from the weekend storm and many schools were closed again, and...

 

Sidney dominates Western Region Envirothon Contest

Bridgeport – A team from Sidney High School will represent the Panhandle for the Nebraska Envirothon Contest at Chalco Hills in Omaha on May 4, 2013. The first place team comprised of, Nick Banaszak...

 

Addressing the root causes of violence

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has caused grief and reflection across the nation. I join all Nebraskans and Americans in mourning the victims and in prayer for their families and friends. Such an act of horror...

 

Believing in America

America has endured times of great challenge and great triumph. At a time when doubt is growing about the prospects of a bright future for America, we must remember that the road to prosperity has never been an easy one. And our success has always...

 

Official announces top 5 consumer complaints

LINCOLN (AP) — The Nebraska attorney general says the majority of complaints his office received in 2012 dealt with mortgages, banking-related issues and scams. Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Monday the top five complaints his consumer...

 

Hastings Public Schools ensures students have breakfast option

HASTINGS (AP) — Children at Hastings Public Schools have the option to eat breakfast every day of the school week at school. The problem, according to district director of finance Jeff Schneider,...

 
 By John Roark    News    February 12, 2013

Accused murderers all face amended charges

Charges were amended Tuesday morning in two of three pending murder cases before Cheyenne County District Judge Derek Weimer. Jason W. Custer will now face first-degree murder in connection with the November shooting death of Adam E. McCormick of... Full story

 

Sparkle and shine

‘Sparkles’ struts her stuff at the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. The three year old French Briard, owned by Merry Jeanne and Tommy Millner of Sidney, won...

 

Weight loss program showing great success

In the Sidney Regional Medical Center/Cheyenne County Community Center’s Get Fit Stay Fit Challenge a total of 246 pounds have been lost in the first month of the challenge, according to Ashley Houtwed, Sidney RMC director of nutrition services....

 
 By Tina Mines    News    February 12, 2013

Feeding residents authentically

A newer restaurant made its way into town giving residents their choice in Mexican food and service with a smile. Luna’s Mexican Restaurant, owned by Ramy Bello and Ruben Cornejo, opened almost...

 

Barnes steps down from Sidney City Council

Sidney City Council member Aaron Barnes has regretfully informed the council that he will be stepping down from his position as council member this month, with his last meeting being Jan. 20. In a...

 

Chamber joins in for ribbon cutting ceremony

Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors joined Doug and Tammy Hays at the ribbon cutting ceremony for their business, Bushido Mixed Martial Arts, as the business united with the chamber...

 

Senate panel approves Hagel for Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Senate panel on Tuesday voted to approve President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary at a time of turmoil for the military with looming budget cuts, a fresh sign of...

 

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