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Articles from the February 18, 2014 edition

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Nothing but net

All eyes were on MAC Jr. High Basketball action over the weekend.... Full story


City anticipates $16 million in road work

An unprecedented number of street projects are planned for Sidney in the next year. Hank Radtke of the street department presented his one year and six year plans for projects to the city council last week. Street improvements for 2014 include work...


Cabela's to expand in three states

Cabela’s expects to begin construction on The Ranch, its local housing development as well as a headquarters expansion this year. At the same time, the corporation also plans to expand its retail presence nationwide. Last week Cabela’s announced...


Codes adjusted in advance of new housing construction

At last week’s meeting the city council gave final approval for modification of city codes to accommodate The Ranch, the new Cabela’s housing subdivision. These included an ordinance to allow the council to enlarge or increase the front setback...


Out for a run

Jachob Wiedeburg (left) and Nick Foote pose after the CASA 5K, held on Saturday. Although there was no prize for first place and timing was unofficial, Wiedeburg edged Foote by the narrowest of... Full story


Death Notice - Evelyn F. Schlaman

Evelyn F. Schlaman, 91 of Sidney, passed away at her home Monday evening, February 17, 2014. Funeral services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service LLC, is in charge of Evelyn’s care and funeral... Full story


Service Notice - Richard N. "Dick" Cabela

Richard N. “Dick” Cabela, 77 of Sidney, passed away at his home Monday, February 17, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 21st in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Art Faesser officiating. Private... Full story


John Tracy Sparks

John Tracy Sparks 1942 to 2014 John Tracy Sparks, 71, of Peetz passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 in Peetz.  Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Sat., Feb. 22 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Bradley Heinecke officiating.  John w... Full story


Stephen John Kahl

Stephen John Kahl 1958 to 2014 Stephen John Kahl, 55 and a Sidney native died suddenly of natural causes at his apartment in Omaha, on Saturday, January 4, 2014. A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will... Full story


From the editor: Two men and a day

You know, I’m not even sure if President’s Day comes with a possessive apostrophe. The holiday consolidating the celebration of two American icons born inconveniently in the same month is just that kind of afterthought. Yeah, government...


Ehler had "no clue" when he broke school scoring mark

In the town he once called home, Sidney senior basketball player Paxton Ehler broke the Red Raiders’ career scoring record. The moment occurred during a game on Feb 7 at Gering. Ehler broke the record previously held by Paul Hamilton, who scored...


Wintholz named to Shrine Bowl squad

Sidney High School senior Tucker Wintholz has been selected to the 56th Shrine Bowl of Nebraska it was announced recently. The Shrine game is scheduled for June 7, at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field in Kearney. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m...


Sidney girls named top seed in district play

The Red Raiders earned the top seed in the upcoming Class B District 6 basketball tournament it was announced Tuesday morning. As the No. 1 seed Sidney will play the winner of the play-in game from Feb. 25. The Raiders will face either No. 4 Alliance...


Shootin' hoops

Cheyenne County Community Center and Sports Director Tracy Pelster presented the 10,000 Shot Club Awards on Saturday, Feb. 15 during halftime of the Sidney JV Girls basketball game. The 10,000 Shot... Full story


Youth basketball competition scheduled at Sidney's Community Center

The Sidney Jaycees will present a Super Shooters competition at the Cheyenne County Community Center on Sunday at 2 p.m. Super Shooters, which is being sponsored by Miller Office Products, is an individual timed basketball competition. Boys and... Full story


Local student sets Black Hills track record

Sidney native and Peetz High School graduate Jacob Wilson has made his mark on the Black Hills State University (Spearfish, S.D.) track team. Since Wilson won the high jump at the Rocky Mountain...


Area Sports Upcoming Schedule

Tue. Feb. 18 GIRLS BASKETBALL Subdistrict D1 12 #1 Hemingford (17-3) vs. #4 Potter-Dix (10-8) @ Mitchell High School 5 p.m. #3 Morrill (10-9) vs. #2 Creek Valley (11-5) @ Mitchell High School 6:30 p.m. Subdistrict D2 11 #1 Leyton (9-9) vs. #4 Banner... Full story


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