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Ehler hits 9 threes in game; Fever sweep tourney

When Paxton Ehler finds his touch on the basketball court, the opposition generally suffers. At last weekend’s AAU Mile High Super Regional, the Sidney High School product averaged 15 points per game during the tournament, leading the Rocky...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 23, 2013

Legion gears up for season

Despite uncooperative spring weather the American Legion Post 17 baseball program has already put in some hard work. Legion baseball held about a dozen practices to date, though many have necessarily... Full story

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 23, 2013

Schumacher signs letter of intent with Doane College Tigers

With his parents and former coach looking on, Sam Schumacher was all smiles as he signed a letter of intent to play football for the Doane College Tigers yesterday. Schumacher, who played largely as a...


News from Cheyene County Community Center

Sign up for three different activities at the Cheyenne Community Center are now ongoing. A youth baseball camp, co-ed and men’s softball and youth-tee ball and coach-pitch baseball. The baseball camp is for youth’s 11-years-old and up to be...


Pitch, Hit and Run April 27

Youth between the ages of 7 and 14 are invited to sign up for the local Pitch, Hit and Run competition. Pitch, Hit and Run is scheduled for April 27, at 1 p.m. at Legion Field in Sidney. Registration for all entrants is free. Winners will have a...


More rain expected for swollen Midwest rivers

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Communities in Illinois and Missouri fought Tuesday to hold back surging rivers swollen by days of drenching rain, even as an approaching storm system threatened new downpours. Floodwaters were rising to record levels along...


Officials: Boston bomb suspect read jihadist sites

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda, U.S. officials said Tuesday, adding another piece to the body of evidence they say suggests the two brothers were...


Knowledge for life: UNL offers spring lawn management advice

We live in a part of the country where it is a challenge to grow things. I have heard that comment many times since moving here 27 years ago. It is true. For example, last summer I had several calls from people about their tomato plants blooming and...


No-till Notes: 'Adoption of no-till on irrigated acres'

Thankfully we finally received a blanket of wet snow across our growing region. There is also more snow in the forecast which should help us to recover from the prolonged drought we’ve experienced since last growing season. This welcome moisture...

 By Mike Johanns    Opinion    April 23, 2013

United, we run

On Monday, one week after twin blasts rocked the heart of Boston, more than a thousand well-wishers braved the snow and rain in downtown Lincoln for a memorial run to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon attack. They weren’t the only...

 By Dave Faries    Opinion    April 23, 2013

From the Editor

A state senator from New York, Greg Ball, once again cast doubt upon the amount of grey matter lodged in elected heads when he suggested in a tweet that authorities should torture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber. His timing was... Full story


Our view

Despite demands from the right, the Obama administration yesterday announced that accused Boston Marathon bomber Dhokhar Tsarnaev would not be tried as an enemy combatant. Over the weekend the most vocal of this crowd, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)... Full story


Bryon Segelke benefit this weekend

The family and friends of Bryon (Bucky) Segelke are holding a benefit dinner and auction to help defray medical expenses. Bryon is battling cancer and together we can make a difference in his life. Bryon was raised in Peetz, Colo., and moved to... Full story


Workshop introduces landscape possibilities

The South Platte Natural Resources District staff is preparing to host Landscape Wise, a workshop for urban homeowners wanting to learn more about practices to maximize the use of water, fertilizer and the land around their homes. Scheduled for...


Health and Wellness Fair draws crowd

Hundreds of people attended the free Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday. Local businesses and services manned 35 booths all morning. Vendors answered consumer questions about their services....

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 23, 2013

Parole hearing a cause for concern to residents

The parole hearing of a man convicted of sexual assault 13 years ago has at least one concerned mother expressing concern. Cynthia Sutton recently contacted the Sun-Telegraph wishing to get the word out there of her ex-husband’s hearing, set for... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 23, 2013

Recent storms present challenges, fill coffers

Panhandle residents dealt with road and school closures as best they could during the recent blizzards. But how does the weather affect the city as whole after the snowflakes have gone and the winds...


Panhandle man convicted in stomping death gets parole

GERING (AP) — A Gering man has been granted parole less than eight years after stomping to death a friend. Station KDUH says 40-year-old Scott Cramer became eligible for parole this month. He'd... Full story


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