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Articles from the April 13, 2015 edition

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Assad trial scheduled to begin Wednesday

The trial for a Sidney man facing charges that include terroristic threatening, kidnapping, domestic assault and drug and gun possession is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Cheyenne County District...


Sidney man pleads guilty to growing marijuana

Floyd O. Kettle, of Sidney, pled guilty to a single count of cultivating marijuana, a Class III felony, on Monday in Cheyenne County District Court. The offense carries a minimum sentence of one year...


City, Natural Resources District to hold joint meeting Tuesday

The Sidney City Council will begin its Tuesday meeting earlier than usual and in a different venue. At 5 p.m., the City Council and the South Platte Natural Resources will hold a joint meeting at the NRD offices located at 551 Parkland Drive in...


Women in Agriculture Conference

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office held a 'Women in Agriculture' conference in Sidney on Friday. About 40 attendees turned out for the event to hear presentations on topics ranging... Full story


Gas prices decrease by about 3 cents per gallon across Nebraska

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.35 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...


Marty Geiger II

Marty Geiger II, 45, passed away Tues., April 7, 2015. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Mon., April 13th in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kelvin Boltjes officiating. Burial will... Full story


Mike Kennedy

Mike Kennedy, 44 of Sidney, passed away Tues., April 7, 2015. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Tues., April 14 with Wake Services at 6 p.m., Monday evening April 13th. Both services will be... Full story


Lester F. Johnson

Lester F. Johnson, formerly of Potter, passed away on April 10, 2015. Mr. Johnson is proceeded by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Johnson, brothers Clifford, Wayne, Ronald and sister Willomine... Full story


Service Notice: Colburne "Coly" Nelson

Colburne “Coly” Nelson, 78 of Sidney, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Sidney, Sunday morning, April 12, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 16th with Wake Services at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening,... Full story


Service Notice: Edna B. Sprenger

Edna B. Sprenger, 88 of Sidney, passed away Sun., April 5, 2015 in Sidney. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sat., April 18th in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tar Drazdowski officiating. Private family inurnment will take... Full story


Community Calendar 04-13-15

Ongoing Cancer survivor support group meets every third Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. Great topics/food/fellowship. Call Leslie at (308) 250-1113 with questions. A Parkinson’s support group the for Western Nebraska... Full story


No Till Notes: 'Thank you'

I want to start off by thanking everyone for their kind prayers and thoughtfulness in helping me and my family as I recover from my surgery. The well wishes and acts of kindness friends and neighbors exhibit during difficult times always impressed...


Scholarships available for high school, middle school student camps

The South Platte Natural Resources District has two scholarship opportunities for students wishing to attend one of two camps focusing on natural resources education this summer. Each year the Nebraska Section of the Society for Range Management,...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 13, 2015

PERKINS COUNTY TRACK & FIELD INVITE: Relays pace P-D boys; Rozelle shines for girls

GRANT – On a perfect day to be outdoors, the shorthanded Potter-Dix Coyotes were buoyed by a number of strong performances against a deep field of competitors at the E. Lee Todd Invitational hosted...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 13, 2015

MITCHELL TRACK & FIELD INVITE: Sidney boys, girls sweep team titles

MITCHELL – Powered by a depth that provided multiple placings in 10 boys' and girls' events combined at the Mitchell Invite on Friday, both Red Raiders' track and field teams were the easy winners o...


Peetz swept in DH at rival Fleming

The Peetz High baseball team dropped a doubleheader to league-rival Fleming on the road on Saturday by the scores of 8-5 and 10-3. The games were a makeup from Thursday’s rainout. Though the Bulldogs’ overall record slipped to 2-5 on the season,...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 13, 2015

Local wrestler Arellano earns All-American status

Trey Arellano, an eighth grader at Sidney Middle School, earned All-American status by virtue of his performance at the AAU National Duals at HyVee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa the weekend of April 4-5. Arellano, who wrestles at 95 pounds, earned his...


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