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Articles from the April 16, 2013 edition

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Robb sets new Raider shot put record

Kali Robb broke Sidney’s school record with a throw of 41-11, to win the shot put competition at Gothenburg on Saturday. The toss shattered her own mark of 40-9, set in 2011. Robb’s feat was the... Full story


Boston bombs raise worries for Olympics, World Cup

LONDON (AP) — From London to Sochi to Rio de Janeiro, the deadly bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon raised new concerns Tuesday over safety at major sports events around the world, including the Olympics and World Cup. The twin bombings near the...


Both sides hunt support in background check fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition is growing to a bipartisan Senate plan for expanding background checks for firearms buyers, enough to put the proposal’s fate in jeopardy. But the measure may change as both sides compete for support in...


Dealing with drought conditions for grazing cattle on native range and pasture

The southern Panhandle is in the second consecutive spring of drought conditions. Precipitation September 1 to April 15 for the Southern Nebraska Panhandle is less than half of normal for this time period. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln...


Recent snowfall 'better than nothing'

The recent snow fall is “better than nothing” for the drought, according to John K. Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmer’s Union—although he would prefer a good, soaking rain. At least the state has been targeted by fronts that produce...


No-till Notes: 'Irrigated no-till economics, part II'

Jessica Johnson, UNL agricultural educator at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center located in Scottsbluff has compiled budgets for the majority of the irrigated crops commonly grown here in our region. I’d like to take a look at these...

 By Mike Johanns    Opinion    April 16, 2013

The President's overdue, underwhelming budget

Long gone are the days when citizens worked the land to pay their share to the crown before being allowed to keep anything for themselves. I think we can all agree it’s a good thing those days are behind us. But even though Tax Day is in the...

 By Dave Faries    Opinion    April 16, 2013

From the Editor

On Saturday three of us from this office took a side trip to view Lincoln’s stab at assembling the tallest structure ever built from Lincoln Logs. Yeah, we live exciting lives. A team had reconstructed Nebraska’s state capitol with the famed... Full story


Our view

Reporting on tragedy Three died and near 150 were wound when two bombs exploded during yesterday’s running of the Boston Marathon. With the investigation ongoing at the time of this writing, we cannot comment on the motive. President Barack Obama w... Full story


May wedding planned

The parents of Mindy Sanders and Lee Wiegand are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children. Mindy is the daughter of Bill and Brenda George of Sidney, and Larry and Deb Sanders of...


Meeting on troubled Neb. nuke plant will be closed

OMAHA (AP) — Federal regulators are planning to meet next week with the utility that owns the troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska, but some of the discussion will be private because security information will be discussed. Nuclear...


P-D school board weighs open gym

Potter-Dix boys’ basketball coach Chad Miller and the girls’ basketball coach, Jeff Einspahr, went before the Board of Education at their April meeting asking for approval to follow the NSAA’s five day moratorium during Christmas holidays....


Rundus Foundation sponsoring benefit

The Ivan E. Rundus Foundation is sponsoring a benefit for local Organ and Vocal Students with a movie performance of “Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story,” to be presented at the Fox Theatre in Sterling, Colo., on Sunday afternoon, April...


Marathon bombing victim, 8, recalled as spirited

BOSTON (AP) — Neighbors and friends remembered 8-year-old Boston bombing victim Martin Richard on Tuesday as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb, and play sports like soccer, basketball and baseball. Family friend Jack Cunningham spoke of how...


Boston bombs said to be made from pressure cookers

BOSTON — The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal,... Full story


Heineman: $2.2M plane needed to reach rural towns

LINCOLN — Gov. Dave Heineman said Monday that a $2.2 million budget request to buy an airplane from the University of Nebraska Foundation is needed to reach rural parts of the state quickly. Heineman said the plane ensures he and other state...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 16, 2013

Registered sex offender charged with failure notify after moving

Timothy Tscharner asked for counsel to be appointed for him yesterday afternoon at the Cheyenne County Courthouse regarding a class IV felony charge against him of violating sex offender laws and...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 16, 2013

Commissioners decline gravel permit

Yesterday morning members of the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners came to a conclusion on the application for a conditional use permit from Pine Bluffs Gravel and Excavating Inc. for the propose... Full story


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