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Articles from the April 21, 2017 edition

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  • Director Langdon retires from longtime passion

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|Apr 21, 2017

    For 15 years, Colleen Langdon has been a staple in the Cool Kids Club (CKC) Program. From its inception, Langdon has helped the program expand and flourish into what it is today. Langdon said the grant to start CKC was written in 2001. At the time Langdon was unaware that the position as Director of the program was going to be available, or that those who started the program had hopes that she would take it. "At the time my husband was told that the grant was being written, and it might be a...

  • West Elementary students gear up for Earth Day

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|Apr 21, 2017

    Earth Day first began on April 22, 1970, and each year the day reminds us to be good to the earth through ongoing projects. West Elementary’s Student Council has been hard at work brainstorming ideas to celebrate the day. The Earth Day Committee is made up of four students who are part of West Elementary’s Student Council. Meghana Nakkanti, Elsa Highby, Rylie Wright and Anshu Giliyaru were the four students put in charge of generating ideas that would teach their fellow students the importance of Earth Day. Nakkanti said the idea of the Ear...

  • Community effort provides garden plots to all

    Brandon L. Summers|Apr 21, 2017

    Acommunity garden is opening on Cooege Drive. Plots are already available for Sidney residents to grow their own plants and vegetables. The effort is the inspiration of Rose Ewoldt, a Walmart assistant manager, and Dana Revell, a local gardener. "I have been gardening since I was small with my grandmother and mother," Revell said. "I recently moved in with my mother and I always had a big garden and she had a big garden, but the two of us are living in a place where we don't have a big enough...

  • Langley, Gawith lead Coyotes at Wyoming track meet

    Don Ogle|Apr 21, 2017

    Potter-Dix fared well against larger teams and schools at the Burns Invite, bringing home a hand full of first place medals in the process. Trinity Langley, Payge Hoffman and Alexus Rozelle paced the Lady Coyotes to fourth place. Langley was a double event winner, taking the crown in both the high jump and triple jump. Langley cleared 4-feet, 10-inches in the high jump, then went 33-feet, 6-inches in the triple jump. Hoffman jumped 15-feet, 2-1/4-inches in the long jump, while Rozelle bested...

  • Veteran Samual House

    Larry Nelson|Apr 21, 2017

    Samuel House (Sam) is from Tilden, Nebraska. Sam wanted to be in the U.S. Army. He had researched some items that might be in his future, including joining early. He learned that the National Guard had an option that appealed to him. It was called the split-option enlistment. On completion of his junior year in high school, he could go to basic training and complete it during the summer. After graduating high school, he could resume active duty and complete his advanced training. Sam took...

  • Melvin LeRoy Sell - Obituary

    Apr 21, 2017

    Melvin LeRoy Sell, 75, of Sidney, formerly of Bridgeport, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Sidney Health and Rehabilitation Center. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 21, 2017 at All Souls Catholic Church in Bridgeport with Father David Rykwalder officiating. Interment will follow at the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery with military honors by the F.E. Warren Air Force Base Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 1-6 PM with a 6 PM Prayer Se...