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Articles from the April 6, 2015 edition

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High Plains PAW Rescue makes presentation to commissioners

A local animal rescue organization made a presentation during Monday’s Cheyenne County Commissioners meeting. Sybil Prosser, representing High Plains PAW Rescue, explained the mission of her organization. “We take all the dogs and cats brought...


Let the hunt begin

Children race to find Easter Eggs during the annual hunt at Legion Park on Saturday morning. Kids in a variety of age groups participated.... Full story


Blood moon

The moon took on a burnt-orange tint minutes before a total eclipse on Saturday morning, as seen from a hill on the north side of Sidney. The moon slipped fully into the Earth's shadow at 5:58 a.m.... Full story


Gas prices dip slightly over past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.37 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...


Wanted: People to participate in Nebraska Bee Survey

Nebraska Extension Educator Natalia Bjorklund will conduct a training class in Scottsbluff in April for those interested in being part the Nebraska Bee Survey. The survey is intended to determine what bees live in Nebraska. More than 4,000 different...


USDA seeks applications to support rural businesses, create jobs

Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah has announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to support rural businesses and help create jobs. “This USDA funding will ensure continued investments in rural businesses,” Mensah said. “Too of...


Robert "Bob" Matthes

Robert "Bob" Matthes, 62 of Sidney, passed away at his home, Wed., April 1, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wed., April 8, with Wake Services at 6 p.m., Tues. evening,... Full story


Gary Wayne Tvrs

Gary Wayne Tvrs, 75 of Dalton, passed from this earth on April 3, 2015 at his home in Dalton surrounded by the love of his family. Gary was born on July 29, 1939 in a little house on a hilltop at Hay... Full story


William "Bill" Wayne Christie

William "Bill" Wayne Christie died peacefully in University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on Friday, March 27, 2015 in Aurora, Colorado, at the age of 54. He is survived by his father Elton K.... Full story


Service Notice: Terrell R. Wiekhorst

Terrell R. Wiekhorst, 82 of Potter, passed away at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care on Sat., April 4, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Fri., April 10th in the Prairie West Church in Potter with Pastor Betsy... Full story


Death Notice: Edna B. Sprenger

Edna B. Sprenger, 88, passed away in Sidney, Sun., April 5, 2015. Services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Edna’s care and funeral arrangements.... Full story


Community Calendar 04-06-15

Tuesday, April 7 The Jr. Friends of the Library will be meeting Tuesday, April 7 at the Sidney Public Library. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and welcomes youth 7th through 12th grade. This organization emphasizes giving back to the community and... Full story

 By Mark Watson    Community    April 6, 2015

No Till Notes: 'Field peas and cattle'

There is a developing feed source for the cattle industry here in our region with the introduction of field peas as an alternative feed source for the livestock industry.  The production of field peas across our region has come about as producers...

 By Rod Horn    Community    April 6, 2015

PLATTE LINES A column of current items of interest from the South Platte NRD

In the last column, we introduced a general overview of the allocation system used by the NRD as one of the tools used to maintain adequate ground water supplies. As the District moves forward to set allocations for the irrigation years 2016-2018,...


Irrigation, water management specialist appointed

Amir Haghverdi will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center this summer as an irrigation and water-management specialist. Haghverdi's appointment...


Local School Honor Rolls

Congratulations to all of the area honor roll students! SIDNEY HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL 3rd Quarter Straight “A” Honor Roll 9th Grade Emma Alexander Bailey Bagnell Matthew Benze Kara Birner Charlie Brockhaus Jacob Burke Ashlyn Christian Jordan Cook... Full story

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 6, 2015


Tyler Wintholz of Sidney High School led a group of nine local high school basketball players who were voted onto the 2015 Nebraska Associated Press boys' basketball teams. Wintholz was selected to...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 6, 2015


Two area players were named to the 2015 Nebraska Associated Press All-State girls basketball teams earlier this week as voted on by sports writers and sportscasters from around the state. In Class B, senior Savanna Rosenbaum of Sidney High School...



BASEBALL Tuesday, April 7 Haxtun at Peetz, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9 Peetz at Fleming (DH), 1 p.m. GOLF Tuesday, April 7 Sidney hosts Sidney Invite at Hillside Golf Course, 9 a.m. Creek Valley at Bayard, 9 a.m. TRACK & FIELD Thursday, April 9 Sidney... Full story


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