Articles from the April 16, 2014 edition

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Presence of marijuana, other drugs on the rise in county

The effects of marijuana legalization in Colorado reach far beyond its borders. “Our proximity to Colorado and the availability of marijuana has certainly had an impact on us here,” said Sidney Chief of police B.J. Wilkinson. “Marijuana...


Hats Off

The Sidney High School vocal music department presented their Spring Choral Festival featuring The Concert Choir and the Sidney Singers. The Concert Choir performed selections that will be presented... Full story


Sidney woman gets probation for theft

SIDNEY (AP) — A Sidney woman accused of stealing from the Sidney Federation Wrestling Club has been given 18 months of probation. Amanda Sykora was sentenced on Monday. She’d made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to attempted theft.... Full story



Peetz High School held its prom over the weekend and elected its royalty. From left to right: Melissa Schumacher, Robert Palmore, Queen Morgan Burns, King Ben Karnik, Crae Foreman, Megan... Full story


Death Notice - Tora J. Payton

Tora J. Payton, 66 of Lodgepole, passed away Tuesday evening April 15, 2014 at the Porter Adventis Hospital in Denver, Colo. Funeral services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge... Full story


Service Notice - Marie Johnson

Marie Johnson, 88 of Sidney, passed away Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Sat., April 19th in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Dave Hall officiating. Burial... Full story


Wilbert Higuchi

Wilbert Higuchi, 83 of Sidney, died Sunday afternoon, April 13, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Sidney. Cremation has taken place and there is no visitation at the funeral home. A time of... Full story


Court Briefs - 04-16-14

The following person appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Monday, April 14, before the Honorable Travis O’Gorman: Amanda Sykora, age 30 of Sidney, appeared for sentencing on an amended charge of Theft, a class IV felony. She received 18 months prob... Full story


Improve your own "investment environment"

On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day — a day devoted to education and action on environmental issues. As a citizen of the world, you may have a keen interest in protecting your physical surroundings. And as someone trying to reach long-term...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 16, 2014

Girls Track - Leyton, Creek Valley take podiums

As Leyton's Kaitlyn Berner was preparing to run her first competitive 800-meter race at Chappell Tuesday, Warriors distance coach James McGown gave her some useful advice. "Stick close to Ashley...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 16, 2014

Boys Track - Warriors edge South Platte for fourth

Mason Low and Keegan Michel helped lead the Creek Valley Storm boys as they hosted the Storm Invite on Tuesday. The Leyton boys, meanwhile, earned their fourth-place finish on the strength of a solid...


Storm Invite Results

Girls Individual Results 100 Meters 1. Sam Hanson, Pine Bluffs 13.40 6. Kaitlyn Berner, Leyton 14.10 7. Jessica Houk, Leyton 14.10 200 Meters 1. Alicia Ehrlich, Garden County 28.80 2. Jessica Houk,...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 16, 2014

Peetz Baseball

Peetz dropped both ends of a twinbill to Briggsdale on Tuesday, losing 9-6 and 8-5. Tre Lewis slides safely into third base.... Full story


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