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Articles from the March 27, 2014 edition

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Martinez Trial

In a small room at the Sidney police department, just hours after 30-year-old Mandy Kershman’s death, Larry Martinez confessed to law enforcement that he shot her. Martinez, 54 of Sidney, is charged with first degree murder, a class IA felony and...


Police present more details on proposed new facility

Police Chief B. J. Wilkinson presented a Feasibility Study for city council members Tuesday to again demonstrate the need for a larger, more centrally-located facility to accommodate the growing needs of Sidney’s police department. The study,...


Straight as an arrow

Twenty-six new 4-H Shooting Sports instructors from across the panhandle received their certifications to teach 4-Hers best practices in archery, shotgun and rifle last weekend in Sidney. Pictured... Full story


Fans of learning

Cynthia Gill from the Cheyenne County UNL Extension office shows Central Elementary students the wonders of science. Gill spoke with the students about the 4-H Spring Carnival that will be held at... Full story


2014 Leyton Prom Royalty

From Left to Right: 2nd Attendants David Blanke and Emily Gill, Queen and King Carly Rushman and Seth Schuessler, 1st Attendants Josh Reimers and Kassandra Harris.... Full story


Service Notice - Orvil Krauter

Orvil Krauter, 100 of Sidney, Nebraska died Monday evening, March 24, 2014 at Sidney Regional Medical Center, Extended Care. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2014 in the Weyerts Immanuel Lutheran Church east of Gurley with... Full story


Raymond R. 'Pete' Walker

Raymond R. 'Pete' Walker 1949 to 2014 Raymond R. 'Pete' Walker, 64 of Dix, passed away Monday evening, March 24, 2014 at the Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo. Memorial Services will be held... Full story


Elizabeth A. (Betty) Slama

Elizabeth A. (Betty) Slama 1920 to 2014 Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Tresnak Slama, 93, of Potter and Golden Living Center, Sidney, Nebraska, entered the gates of heaven on March 26, 2014 at Sidney. Funeral... Full story


Vladimir Putin and the Crimea

Three weeks ago, Hillary Clinton spoke at a fundraiser at Long Beach, California and suggested that Vladimir Putin’s actions in Crimea equaled those of Adolf Hitler eight decades ago. She said, “Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler...


Tales of a coffee-holic: To be fallible

We could all use a good dose of self doubt from time to time. Of course it’s great to be confidant, aware of your own strengths and to have faith in your abilities to accomplish difficult tasks and to do well or even excel at your job. But...


District Speech

The Leyton Speech Team poses with their runner-up trophy from the District Speech meet in Hyannis. State Qualifiers: Emily Gill-Poetry, Carly Rushman-Humorous, Carly Rushman-Entertainment, Jessica... Full story


Young scientist

Leyton held the school's 6-8th grade Science Fair on March 20. Pictured is the overall winner, 7th Grader Danielle Higgins, with her Science teacher, Mrs. Jane Ahlschwede.... Full story


Ten Questions with Susan Stone, Director Of CASA

It was just a year ago that Susan Stone took over as director of CASA. The acronym stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, and the organization trains volunteers to help children through the...


Night of Music fundraiser

Cheyenne County CASA hosts their annual Night of Music fundraiser on Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the High School Auditorium. The event features local talent--all performers live in Cheyenne County. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children... Full story

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 27, 2014

Talking Sports: Shady circumstances

As I walked under the highway overpass I first noticed him. Scruffy looking with an unclean beard, unkempt appearance and tatoos all over his body. But that’s not why I came to dislike him so much. We’re in between sports seasons now. Winter...


Area Sports Schedule - 03-27-14

Fri. Mar. 28 GOLF Sidney @ North Platte 12 p.m. CDT Sat. Mar. 29 TRACK & FIELD Sidney Invitational 9:30 a.m. (Potter-Dix, Creek Valley, Leyton) Sun. Mar. 30 No Games Scheduled Mon. Mar. 31 GOLF Creek Valley @ Perkins County 9 a.m. Tue. Apr. 1 No... Full story


Panhandle All-Star Rosters - Cougar Palace, WNCC Scottsbluff May 31

Red Girls (Home Uniforms) Summer Mueller, Creek Valley Jerry Straber, Creek Valley Abbi Porter, Sidney Ashlea Kerr, Chadron Hannah Grote, Sioux County Precious Campbell, Hemingford Kiley Guerue, Morrill Taylor Peters, Mitchell Megan Stuart, Bayard Ba...


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