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Articles from the April 5, 2017 edition

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  • Bids awarded for upcoming county road repair projects

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|Apr 5, 2017

    Bids were awarded in two upcoming county road projects in Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Only one bid was submitted for an asphalt overlay on approximately 3 miles of County Road 46, from CR 125 to CR 131 east of Gurley. The bid of $1,054,387.50 from Simon Contractors was approved by the board. The 2016-17 budget allotted $1,068,000 for the project. Three bids were submitted for another budgeted county road project, the construction of a double 12-by-12 reinforced concrete box culvert on CR 109, approximately 1/4 mile south of CR 3...

  • CASA fights child abuse

    Brandon L. Summers|Apr 5, 2017

    April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and fighting for the rights of abused and neglected children in Cheyenne County is Court Appointed Special Advocates. “When a child has been abused or neglected, a judge appoints through the court a special volunteer advocate to be the voice of the child throughout their time, when they’re involved in the juvenile system,” Rose Bowcut, Cheyenne County CASA director, said. “What we do as a program is recruit and screen and train volunteers to become ready t...

  • Sidney High School musical opens Friday

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|Apr 5, 2017

    Sidney High School students will spend the week in dress rehearsal gearing up for Friday's opening of this year's musical "A Pirate's Life for Me." In this swashbuckling tale a regular guy, Rodger Goodman, embarks on a quest to become the pirate Blood Beard to win the affections of a pirate queen. SHS Senior Abbie Frass plays Sarah, the Pirate Queen. Frass says her charterer resembles that of the one Keira Knightly plays in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. "She was raised in a nice...

  • Sidney wins home tourney in playoff

    Don Ogle|Apr 5, 2017

    The sun broke through the clouds, giving warmth to the gentle breeze, providing the promise of a nice time for golf. Problem was, that brief window of warmth came after the close of regulation play at the Sidney Invitational Golf Tournament. Prior to that, players fought stiff winds and cold temperatures that placed the wind chill just above freezing for most of the day. "This is the first time I've ever played a whole round wearing a stocking cap," Sidney golfer Elliot Jones said while players...

  • Marilyn Brown - Obituary

    Apr 5, 2017

    Marilyn Brown, age 63 of Sidney, NE passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Justin Brown officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Cremation has been held. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday to sign Marilyn's register book and leave condolences for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may...

  • Donna Mae (Florke) Worster - Obituary

    Apr 5, 2017

    Donna Mae (Florke) Worster, age 84, of Lodgepole, NE, peacefully passed away on April 2, 2017, surrounded by her family. Donna was born August 12, 1932, to William H. and Elizabeth (Nunn-Thompson) Florke, at Dalton, NE. She grew up on her father's homestead north of Lodgepole, NE and she later attended high school in Sidney, NE. Donna married Raymond L. Worster on May 21, 1950. They worked together at the Florke farm until they eventually settled in Sidney in 1964 where they raised their...

  • Ronald E. "Buck" Rogers - Service Notice

    Apr 5, 2017

    Ronald E. “Buck” Rogers, age 81 of Sidney, NE passed away at his home, Monday morning, April 3, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, April 7th, in the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date in the Greenwood Cemetery. Cremation has been held. You may view Buck’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at A complete obituary will be published when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charg...