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Articles from the March 25, 2014 edition


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  • Murder or manslaughter?

    Caitlin Sievers|Mar 25, 2014

    On July 18, 2012, allegedly inflamed by an insulting text message, Larry Martinez shot and killed 30-year-old Mandy Kershman. Monday marked the first day of a weeklong trial in Cheyenne County District Court which will determine if Martinez, now 54, is guilty of first degree murder and the use of a firearm to commit a felony. Representing the prosecution in this case are Cheyenne County attorney Paul Schaub, and assistant attorneys general and special appointed Cheyenne County attorneys Michael Guinan and Sandra Allen. Representing the defense...

  • Kickin' it

    Donna Fort - For The Sun-Telegraph|Mar 25, 2014

    Sidney's Just For Kix varsity team poses after performing on Sunday in the annual Kix for Kids fundraising show. Funds from the event will be donated to the non-profit animal welfare group Wagon Tails Animal Rescue, as well as to Sidney Public Schools and the Peetz school as a thank you for use of their facilities. In five years the show has raised enough for $20,000 to be contributed back into the community. Over 150 young people, from preschoolers to high school seniors, participate in Just...

  • Anniversary: Armstrongs to celebrate 60 years

    Mar 25, 2014

    LaVerne Armstrong and Laura Mae Pillar were united in marriage March 26, 1954 in the United Brethren Church in Lincoln, Nebr. Laura was from Denver, Colo. and LaVerne was from York, Nebr., a WWII and Korean Navy veteran. They have spent their entire life in Sidney. LaVerne worked for the Power Plant in Sidney for 27 years. They remain in Sidney. They have one son, Michael Ray Armstrong and wife Angela, and 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Amanda Anstine of Omaha and Cory Michael Armstrong of...

  • Death Notice - Orvil Krauter

    Mar 25, 2014

    Orvil Krauter, 100 of Sidney, died Monday evening, March 24, 2014 at Sidney Regional Medical Center, Extended Care. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. You can view the online obituary and share condolences with the family at www.holechekfuneralhomes.com Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Sidney is serving the Krauter family....

  • Death Notice - Raymond R. "Pete" Walker

    Mar 25, 2014

    Raymond R. "Pete" Walker, 64 of Dix, passed away at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colo., Monday evening, March 24, 2014. Funeral services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Pete's care and funeral arrangements....

  • From the editor: This way and that

    Dave Faries|Mar 25, 2014

    A line from “The Great Gatsby” came to mind over the weekend. It was something about the human capacity for hope or wonder—reaching over to the bookcase to double check seemed a bit too strenuous for a Saturday afternoon. Fitzgerald was, of course, referring to our innate ability to see potential. But what about the human capacity for foolish trust? Some firmly believe, despite a swell of evidence against their supposition, that the president is either a tyrant or a Muslim. Others look back on the previous administration and pronounce the f...

  • Winning tradition drew Ernest to WNCC

    Stephen McKay|Mar 25, 2014

    Leyton's setter supreme Katy Ernest has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball and study at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff this fall. Ernest is headed to a program that has developed a strong tradition for winning in recent years. Under two different head coaches the Cougars have not finished below third place at nationals for seven consecutive years. During that span WNCC has captured a pair of junior college national championships, in 2007 and 2010. "I was looking for...

  • The Warriors' winning ways began with a coach from Wauneta

    Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze|Mar 25, 2014

    There are probably many new teachers starting off at small schools who look at their first jobs as stepping stones. This was the case for Wauneta-Palisade High Schoolalumnus Jodi (Smith) Craig when she began teaching at Leyton (Dalton and Gurley) High School. Still at Leyton 16 years later, "Well...the bigger and better things came to me and I haven't looked at leaving since," says Craig. Craig "jumped in with both feet" after the teacher she student taught under in the spring of 1998 decided...

  • Three federation wrestlers earn state titles

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Mar 25, 2014

    Some of the Sidney federation wrestling team that earned success at Grand Island, including three firsts, two seconds and three thirds. Top Row: Kole Houser, Paul Houser, Kaden Vowers, Colton Peckham, Kade Price, Derek Robb, Trey Arellano, Matthew Monheiser, Brady Robb Middle Row: Aidan Shutts, Austin Munier, Keegan McKnight, Cameron Brauer, Deitrich Letcher, Ryan Rapp, Cauyer Glanz, Landon Hanes Front Row: Emma Sebold, Chance Houser, Brayden Sebold, Colby Langley, Zechariah Roggasch, Cayson...

  • Community volleyball action

    Stephen McKay|Mar 25, 2014

    The community center coed volleyball tournament concluded Monday night. Kelsey Schmidt of the Bullfrogs hammers it through Floaters defender Tyler Barnhart. Runza was the eventual champion, winning over Cabela's Floaters....

  • Area Sports Schedule - 03-25-14

    Mar 25, 2014

    Tue. Mar. 25 BASEBALL Peetz @ Caliche 4 p.m. Wed. Mar. 26 No Games Scheduled Thu. Mar. 27 No Games Scheduled Fri. Mar. 28 GOLF Sidney @ North Platte 9 a.m. CDT Sat. Mar. 29 TRACK & FIELD Sidney Invitational 9:30 a.m. (Potter-Dix, Creek Valley, Leyton)...

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