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 By John Roark    Sports    February 19, 2013

SHS’s Wintholz makes school history

OMAHA — Taking the toughest road, Sidney High School senior 195-pound wrestler Tanner Wintholz emerged Saturday morning with a third-place medal at the Class B state finals inside Omaha’s... Full story

 
 By John Roark    Sports    February 19, 2013

Sidney D1-12 boys’ Subdistrict

Not much was going Potter-Dix’s way offensively in the late stages of Monday night’s Sidney D1-12 Subdistrict opener, so the Coyotes turned to defense in an effort to change their fate. Trailing MAC rival Creek Valley by eight points with four...

 

Miami plays NCAA’s wait game

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — There was a spirit of cooperation that hovered throughout much of the NCAA’s long probe of Miami athletics, so much so that the sides used to call the proceedings a...

 

Gen. Allen to retire, won’t lead European command

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he accepted Marine Gen. John Allen’s request to retire rather than proceed with the White House’s previous plan to make him commander of NAT...

 

Obama presses GOP to halt automatic spending cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staking out his ground ahead of a fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama lashed out against Republicans, saying they are unwilling to raise taxes to reduce deficits and warning that the jobs of essential government workers, from...

 

Mistreated livestock could be seized, owners could pay

LINCOLN – Law enforcement officers could seize mistreated livestock with a veterinarian’s recommendation if an Agriculture Committee bill is passed. Rick Leonard, the committee’s research analyst, presented the bill (LB423) at a hearing...

 

Consensus builds on need to address water issue

LINCOLN – A statewide consensus appears to be growing on the need to address water resource sustainability in Nebraska. During a Feb. 13 hearing of the Legislature’s Natural Resource Committee, representatives from a diverse array of interest...

 

We cannot ignore our debt

This week, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The speech is a great tradition and it is an important opportunity for the President to share his vision with Congress and the American...

 

Clearing the air at EPA

What do farmers and ranchers, builders and businesspeople have in common? One thing I keep hearing from constituents in these respective industries is that an onslaught of rules and regulations from federal agencies has hampered their abilities to...

 

Lincoln museum celebrates 2.5M visitors

LINCOLN (AP) — Officials at the Lincoln Children’s Museum say they have now attracted more than 2.5 million guests to the center. Jerry and Connie Barnett of Lincoln pushed the nearly 25-year-old museum past that mark when they visited Saturday...

 

Nebraska man claims $1M jackpot at SD casino

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — A Nebraska man has claimed a $1 million jackpot at Pine Ridge’s Prairie Wind Casino, where he’d spent part of Valentine’s Day with his wife of 60 years. Gordon “Bud” Thompson, a retired railroad conductor from...

 

Western Nebraska man pleads guilty to child abuse

LEXINGTON (AP) — A western Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to child abuse for shaking an infant hard enough to cause brain damage. The Kearney Hub reports that Cameron Hovey’s decision to change his plea was part of an agreement with...

 

Snow-laden storm headed toward Nebraska, Iowa

OMAHA (AP) – A powerful winter storm system is heading for Nebraska and Iowa, promising a foot or more of snow and high winds. The National Weather Service says in a winter storm watch that snow will begin falling in western Nebraska on Wednesday...

 

Climate change town hall centers on water, state plans

LINCOLN – More droughts in the Southern plains and floods in the Northern plains are among the scenarios described in new a national climate change draft report. After record high water flowing from the Colorado Rockies to the Missouri River in...

 

Bill aims for better foster parent reimbursement

LINCOLN – Supporting foster parents with adequate child care reimbursement was the forefront of discussion during the Health and Human Services Committee meeting Wednesday, Feb. 13. Sen. Annette Dubas of Fullerton introduced LB530, which if...

 

Local students dedicate themselves to rural medicine

Two Sidney High School students, Madison Malzahn and Paxton Ewing, both achieved positions in the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) this winter. RHOP is a cooperative program between Chadron...

 

Teens to hold fundraiser at St. Patrick’s Parish Center

Teens from St. Patrick’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry will be holding a fundraiser at St. Patrick’s Parish Center across from the Cheyenne County Youth Center Feb. 23 in order to raise funds to... Full story

 

Cupid Shuffle

The Cupid Shuffle race on Saturday, Feb. 16 attracted 43 participants. The race was a predictor’s challenge, meaning that the winners of the race were determined by how close participants finished... Full story

 

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