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Articles from the May 9, 2013 edition

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  • State hopes on the line, area athletes shine at districts

    Stephen McKay, Sun-Telegraph|May 9, 2013

    Though Kate Woten of Potter-Dix trailed by about 100 yards in the early going of the 3,200-meter run, the cool-headed two miler didn’t panic. After gaining the lead on the second-to-last lap only to lose it again on the final backstretch, she still didn’t panic. There was something she wanted and it showed. Depite a spring of rainouts, snow days and bad weather all around it was ready-or-not time at the Class D District Track Meet at Chappell yesterday. On the line were invites to the 2013... Full story

  • Afghan president says US wants to keep 9 bases

    Associated Press|May 9, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. wants to keep nine bases in Afghanistan after U.S. combat troops withdraw in 2014 which is fine as long as America makes “security and economic guarantees” in exchange, President Hamid Karzai said Thursday in his first public overture in what have been private talks on a future pact between the uneasy allies. The United States has not formally announced how many American troops might remain in Afghanistan after the end of 2014 when the international military coalition ends its combat mission. U.S....

  • Stepping Out

    Dave Faries, Sun-Telegraph|May 9, 2013

    When faced with the question of the perfect Mother’s Day meal, Candice Swanson hesitated. “I’m a mom, but I don’t know,” she finally said. The Sidney resident’s uncertainty isn’t hard to fathom. A recent study by the National Restaurant Association suggested that one in four American adults will celebrate by dining out, while a further 10 percent plan on delivery or take away. Meanwhile, the website listed mom’s favorite reward as crepes, waffles or other simple dishes--things best prepared at home--with... Full story

  • Our view

    Sun-Telegraph|May 9, 2013

    Grandstanding has no serious purpose in the Benghazi investigation, other than those purely political. Oh, we know how advocates on either side will respond. It’s a predictable circus act, sadly played around an attack on a U.S. consulate, the deaths of three Americans and the mismanagement of facts afterward. Clearly military, intelligence and government officials misread the situation before and during the attack. Clearly they had no proactive preparations to act in case of an assault in what is a volatile part of the world. But Rep.... Full story

  • Russell Olson

    May 9, 2013

    Russell Olson 1925 to 2013 Russell Olson, 88, of Lodgepole died Tuesday evening, May 7, 2013, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Lodgepole United Methodist Church with Pastors Ezekiel Koech and Sara Cordray officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery north of Lodgepole. Memorials have been established to the Lodgepole United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the...

  • Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run set for May 18

    Lisana Eckenrode, Sun-Telegraph|May 9, 2013

    The Third Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics of Nebraska will be on Saturday, May 18. The run will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. at the area behind the Sidney McDonald’s. The run will take the usual route which is Old Post Road to 11th Avenue, then it will proceed to go west on Illinois Avenue and it will conclude at the Cheyenne County Fair Grounds. This is open to runners with all abilities; it is not a race and children are welcome to participate as well as bicycle riders. The run is a slow-paced jog that is...

  • Ride across Nebraska in June

    Lisana Eckenrode, Sun-Telegraph|May 9, 2013

    The Bicycle Ride across Nebraska (BRAN) will begin on June 2 and finish on June 8. The ride starts in Kimball and will end at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Nebraska for a total of 467 miles plus 15. Overnight stops will be made in Chappell, Paxton, Gothenburg, Kearney, Aurora and Brainard. According to Vickie Backman, one of the organizers of the event, the roadways are not closed during the ride. She added that the organization usually requests assistance from local authorities; they notify the people who handle the roads... Full story

  • District winners

    May 9, 2013

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