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Nebraska lawmaker revives prenatal care debate

LINCOLN (AP) — A long-shot attempt to repeal state-funded prenatal care services for illegal immigrants drew criticism Thursday from a variety of Nebraska groups. Advocates for children, immigrants and medical clinics convened at the Capitol to...


The National Park Service in your neighborhood

What we do at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Scotts Bluff County Sometimes people wonder, what does the National Park Service do at Scotts Bluff National Monument? Would things be different if there were no park employees working? Here is a brief...


NCAA's upsetter of the day: Harvard

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some people may have heard of the school that’s suddenly generating a bit of March Madness buzz. Harvard. Yep, Harvard —the school known for producing U.S. presidents,...


MLB sues clinic over banned drugs

MIAMI (AP) — Major League Baseball on Friday sued a now-shuttered South Florida clinic and its operators, accusing them of scheming to provide banned performance-enhancing drugs to players in...

 By John Roark    Sports    March 22, 2013

P-D's Brady Knigge, LHS's Schumacher All-Stars

A pair of local high school seniors have been invited to participate in the 36th annual Sertoma 8-Man All-Star Football Game, to be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Hastings College Football... Full story


Cook named CSC interim marketing coordinator

Chadron State College President Randy Rhine has named Tena Cook, Chadron State College Director of Admissions, as Interim Marketing Coordinator to replace Justin Haag who has taken a position with...


CVFD announces scholarship deadline

The Chappell Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) announces a scholarship available this year to students pursuing a career in the public safety area, which includes criminal justice, firefighter, or Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic. Applicants...


Is nothing private?

Two guys are at a conference, looking bored. On stage, there’s been talk about “dongles,” which, if you aren’t aware, are devices you plug in to laptops to get connectivity. Bigger ones are supposedly more powerful. Can you guess the joke?...

 By Tina Mines    Opinion    March 22, 2013

It's Mines

I have said one of the first methods in fighting depression is getting to truly know yourself, and that is undeniable truth. But what I can’t tell anyone is how to do that, because everyone is different and everyone may have a different way of...


April wedding planned

The parents of Dusk Erb and Kurt Westerbuhr announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Dusk is the daughter of Charles and Dawn Erb of Lodgepole. Dusk is a 2004 graduate of Lodgepole High School...


City closed for Good Friday

The City of Sidney will be closed on Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday. All City Departments will be closed including the landfill and the library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be running. The Solid Waste Department...


Miles for Hope helping seek a cure at Children's Hospital

Miles for Hope “Moving toward a Cure” is a 5K Run/Walk and a one mile Fun Run that is held in locations across the country. This year, the closest location is in Denver, at Sloan’s Park on April 6. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K...

 By Ashley Houtwed    News    March 22, 2013

Gluten-free, is it for me?

What is with all the hype on gluten-free diets? Is going gluten-free really healthy? Well over the past few years there has been more and more talk about how a gluten-free diet can help increase energy and concentration, weight loss, and other health...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 22, 2013

McDonald's new owners embrace small towns, new opportunities

Christian and Amber Miller moved to Gering, Neb. in June of 2008 for the opportunity to expand the McDonald’s franchise and for a small town setting to raise their three children. The Millers... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 22, 2013

Fryin' up great food and great times for Future Farmers of America groups

Community members from Peetz, Sidney and Sterling gathered en masse at Peetz High School Thursday night from 5 to 8 p.m. for the annual Peetz FFA Oyster Fry. There were two seemingly never-ending... Full story


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