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Sixth-grade track meet The annual sixth-grade track meet will be held at the Sidney High School track on May 7. Additionally, Sidney fourth, fifth and sixth graders will be taking their Presidential Fitness Runs in the days following the meet....

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    May 2, 2013

Local teams adapt to spring white out

Since this spring sports schedule has played out more like a winter sports season, area coaches and activity directors needed to become as creative as artists and flexible as a circus performers when scheduling--or rescheduling--practices and...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    May 2, 2013

Learning as you go

You encounter this scenario far too often at the sports desk. Someone with a grudge objects to mention of a local high school athlete in the most disrespectful, juvenile and generally incoherent tone. More often than not, the letter arrives... Full story

 By Associated Press    Sports    May 2, 2013

Study: Adults minimize steroid use as problem

NEW YORK (AP) — A study finds that American adults rank steroid use among adolescents as less of a problem than alcohol, bullying, marijuana and sexually transmitted diseases. The study was co-commissioned by baseball’s Hall of Fame and released...

 By Associated Press    Sports    May 2, 2013

Damian Lillard is NBA Rookie of the Year

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It’s unanimous: Damian Lillard is the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. No, it never was in question. Lillard, the sixth overall pick in last June’s draft out of Weber State, led all rookies with a 19-point scoring average. He...

 By Associated Press    Sports    May 2, 2013

Obama meets Husker Jack

(AP) – The 7-year-old cancer patient who became an Internet sensation for his touchdown run in Nebraska’s spring football game has yet another fan — President Barack Obama. Jack Hoffman, his...


Warren Buffett says women key to nation's prosperity

OMAHA (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is optimistic about America’s economic future because the nation has begun to unleash the potential of women. Buffett’s views on the role of women appeared online Thursday in an editorial he wrote for For...

 By Lisana Eckenrode    News    May 2, 2013

Golden Living Center's May Day brightened by Brownies

On May 1, members of Cheyenne County’s Brownie Troop 70 visited Golden Living Center and gifted all 51 of the residents with May baskets. Co-leader of the troop, Mary Ann Whitboldt, came up with...

 By Lisana Eckenrode    News    May 2, 2013

Oral cancer on the increase

Oral Cancer Awareness Month just ended without much notice. It is a disease that people should be aware of year-round. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF), oral cancer is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck...


Report shows persistence of TV violence

NEW YORK (AP) – Violence, gore and gunplay were staples on prime-time television even in the most sensitive period directly following the Newtown school shooting. A study of 392 prime-time scripted...

 By Jacob Misener    Community    May 2, 2013

Defiance could be television's next big show

As I sat at home sick this weekend, my cell phone buzzed on the table next to my recliner. My good friend from back home had texted me, asking if I had had a chance to check out the new series on SyFy - Defiance. Little did I know this message would...


In theatres: Iron Man 3, rated PG-13

A comic book action hero, translated to the big screen, should produce a film worthy of many bags of popcorn consumed without noticing while eyes are glued to the story. Marvel’s Iron Man 3 delivers in this regard. Robert Downey Jr.—as...

 By Dave Faries    Community    May 2, 2013

Stepping Out: A dish for Nebraska

States and regions often celebrate a defining cuisine. Clam chowder comes to mind when you think of Massachusetts, for example, and chicken fried steak smothered in white gravy appears on just about... Full story

 By Dave Faries    Community    May 2, 2013

Empyrean's Fallen Angel Sweet Stout

Lincoln’s Empyrean brewery has never feared jousting with the many flavors and genres of beer, from India Pale Ales to Extra Special Bitters to darker porters and stouts. Their Fallen Angel is an attempt at the old milk stout, a robust, silky and... Full story


Little discipline for foreclosure lawyers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida’s mortgage crisis began about six years ago, banks have agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle allegations that they wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners. Prosecutors have charged loan servicers...


Investors can learn from swimmers' diets

Summer isn’t here yet, but it’s getting close. And for many people, the arrival of summer means it’s time for swimming at the local pool or lake. If you’re just a casual swimmer, you probably don’t have to adjust your diet before jumping in...

 By Mona Charen    Opinion    May 2, 2013

Obama's improving his act

“Personal charm may be Obama’s last best hope” headlined the Washington Post on Monday. That charm was on ample display at the annual vanity fest called the White House Correspondents Association dinner over the weekend. The dinner always featu...

 By Mike Johanns    Opinion    May 2, 2013

Making the decision to serve

As a U.S. Senator, I have the privilege and responsibility of nominating Nebraska students to our nation’s service academies: the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy....


Our view

Five cubic yards of sand. It hardly seems like much to talk about—common grit moved from one spot in Sidney to another.Earth movers accomplish this simple task at just about every construction site. At the end of April, however, the folks at...

 News    May 2, 2013

Compassionate Friends begins summer break

The Compassionate Friends Sidney Chapter has begun its summer break and will not hold regular meetings until this coming fall. They will resume again with the start of the Annual Balloon release in August. Feel free to contact Randy Flamig at...


Woman believed to be oldest Nebraskan dies at 112

ALBION, Neb. (AP) — A woman believed to have been Nebraska’s oldest resident has died at the age of 112. Alice Packard with Levander Funeral Home in Albion said Thursday that Mabel Steiner Ragan died Tuesday at Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan...


North Platte experienced driest 365 days on record

NORTH PLATTE (AP) – North Platte has just experienced its driest 365-day period in recorded history, according to National Weather Service records. The service said 7.23 inches of rain fell between April 28, 2012, and Saturday. The office recorded...

 By Associated Press    News    May 2, 2013

Fresh off victory, NRA holds convention in Houston

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association has spent much of the past year under siege, ardently defending gun rights following mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut and fighting back against mounting pressure for stricter laws in...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    May 2, 2013

Cabela's founder to step down

Cabela’s Incorporated officials announced in April a change in command as the company’s original pioneer, co-founder and chairman, Richard N. Cabela, is set to retire his role as Chairman and... Full story


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