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Articles from the February 17, 2015 edition

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Recycling: 'I can do the little things'

"I'm not going to be able to change the world, but I can do little things." That's the viewpoint of Rose Bowcut, who took a moment to discuss her thoughts about recycling. She is a familiar face in...


Planning Commission approves cell phone tower, plat

The Sidney Planning Commission on Monday night approved the construction of a cell phone tower. During the 15-minute meeting, commissioners also unanimously passed a motion to subdivide an unplatted tract of land on Illinois Street. Jeffrey Skinner,...


'Rounding up' pays off in donation

The Cabela's retail store in Sidney presented a check for $4,100 to the Delta Waterfowl Full Limits Chapter of Mitchell for their youth program "First Hunt" as part of Cabela's Outdoor Fund. The fund... Full story


Sidney's Wittrock to receive award for tree-planting efforts

Individuals from Sidney and Scottsbluff will receive planting and landscape awards at the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum awards reception Feb. 26 in Lincoln. Galen Wittrock, assistant manager for the South Platte Natural Resources District, will... Full story


Daughters of the American Revolution essay winners

Sidney residents and Peetz Plateau RE-5 students Alexah Fort and Clara Lichti were honored last weekend at a reception hosted by the Elbridge Gerry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution... Full story


Margaret (Marge) Louise Elliott

Margaret (Marge) Louise Elliott, blessed Heaven as an angel on Friday morning, Feb. 13, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thurs., Feb. 19, 2015 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball... Full story


Community Calendar 02-17-15

Ongoing Cancer survivor support group meets every third Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. Great Topics and food. Call Leslie at 250-1113 with questions. A Parkinson’s support group the for Western Nebraska area meets on the f... Full story


Salvation Army continues to search for 'Young Heroes'

The Salvation Army is seeking nominations for the 2015 D.J.’s Hero Scholarship awards. Seven Nebraska high school seniors will be chosen to receive the award, named in honor of the late D.J. Sokol, for commitment to others and to their community.... Full story


County official attends weed control conference

Randy Hiett, Cheyenne County’s weed superintendent, recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Association (NWCA) 68th Annual Conference. This year’s conference was held in Kearney on Feb. 9-11. The theme was “Formula for Successful Weed...


WNCC receives grant from bank

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Western Nebraska Community College Foundation was awarded a $12,500 grant from First National Bank of Omaha. This grant assists GED graduates by providing scholarships in WNCC’s Basic Nursing Assistant, Medication Aide,...


Letter to the Editor: Term 'half breed' is part of the right to free speech

Dear Editor: Do Native Americans have a lock on the definition of “half breed?” A member of the Nebraska Board of Education used this term to describe our President and has received flak for doing so from many sides, including our Governor. The... Full story


Mitchell fulfills lifelong dream

Ever since the sixth grade, Stefanie Mitchell has had a love affair with volleyball. Now she gets to keep playing. A versatile player with an ability to play several positions well, Mitchell signed...


Sidney's Anglin, Sager selected to Shrine Bowl

The Shrine Bowl committe announced this morning that Jake Sager and Chance Anglin of Sidney High School have been named to the 57th Annual Shrine Bowl of Nebraska football game. The annual contest, wh...


Creek Valley girls fall to Morrill, 48-40

OGALLALA – Though Creek Valley didn't go down without a fight, the Lady Storm's season came to an end after dropping a 48-40 decision Monday night to the Morrill Lady Lions in the opening round of...



Girls’ Basketball Friday, Feb. 20 Alliance at Sidney, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 Fleming at Peetz, 5:30 p.m. Boys’ Basketball Friday, Feb. 20 Creek Valley at Wallace, 6:30 p.m. Alliance at Sidney, 7 p.m. Minatare at Potter-Dix, 7 p.m. Saturday,... Full story



GIRLS’ D2-11 BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS Girls’ Basketball D2-11 Subdistrict Tournament At Sidney High School Monday, Feb. 16 No. 4 Banner County 43, No. 5 Minatare 32 Tuesday, Feb. 17 No. 1 Leyton (9-11) vs. No. 4 Banner County (3-16), 5:30 p.m. No. 2... Full story


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