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Sidney High graduates 75 students

As a slide show for each Sidney High senior who was part of the graduating class of 2015 played before they walked across the stage, cameras snapped, friends cheered on their peers and parents...

 
 By Ryan Hermens    Community    May 18, 2015

Phillips appointed to County Planning and Zoning Commission

John Phillips has been appointed to the Cheyenne County Planning and Zoning Commission. Cheyenne County Commissioners approved the appointment at a meeting on Monday morning. His term is for three years and he becomes the eighth member on the...

 

Potter-Dix graduation

Jamison Tvrs, left, and Rebekah Hutchinson stroll down off the stage at the conclusion of Saturday's Potter-Dix High School graduation ceremony....

 

Onions for a cause

The Lodgepole Valley Shriners sell onions each year with the proceeds going to help local children with orthopedic or burn injuries receive medical care. The cost is $10 for a 10-pound bag and can be...

 

Nebraska gas prices dip while nation sees overall increase

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.54 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 

Berniece (Aurich) Jacobs Filsinger

Berniece (Aurich) Jacobs Filsinger, 90 of Sidney, died May 15, 2015 at Sidney Regional Medical Center. She was born to the late Waldemar and Helena (Horst) Aurich on May 23, 1924, in Gurley. She was...

 

Village at Regional West employee wins state award

SCOTTSBLUFF – Amy Longmore, activities coordinator at The Village at Regional West, was awarded the 2015 National Assisted Living Week Programming Award from the Nebraska Assisted Living Association...

 

Jahoda joins Regional West Physicians Clinic

SCOTTSBLUFF – Board-certified urologist Dr. Andrew Jahoda is now seeing patients on a full-time basis at Regional West Physicians Clinic-Urology. Jahoda and Joe Blankenship, PA-C provide urology care to patients from birth to senior citizens....

 

Tours set for Nebraska Wildflower Week

Kimball County Tourism, in conjunction with PrairieAdventure Tours, is offering prairie wildflower tours in celebration of Nebraska Wildflower Week from May 30 through June 7. Tours will be led by local rancher and biologist, Shaun Evertson. Tours...

 
 By Mark Watson    Community    May 18, 2015

No Till Notes: 'Observations, Part 2'

Last week, I discussed how we approach fertilizing our winter wheat crop following field peas in our winter wheat, corn, field pea and then back to winter wheat crop rotation on our continuous no-till dry land acres. We have been using this rotation...

 

SPNRD board sees ground water model analysis review

At its monthly meeting, the South Platte Natural Resources District board of directors received an analysis review of the Western Water Use Management Model, commissioned to aid in determining the effects of actions on aquifers within the District....

 

Nebraska Wheat Board announces annual budget meeting

The Nebraska Wheat Board will hold its annual budget meeting Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Monsanto’s Water Utilization Learning Center. The center is located at 76268 NE-47, Gothenburg, Neb. 69138 The meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. CST and adjourn...

 

Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture seeks donations during 'Give To Lincoln Day'

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation will participate in a 24-hour fundraiser on Thursday, May 28 to help support its programs and efforts that build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education and leadership development. Some of the...

 

Sidney High students honored at annual 'Evening of Excellence'

The Sidney High School auditorium was filled with family, friends and teachers Wednesday night to honor several Sidney High School students who achieved excellence in their academic and athletic...

 
 By Mike Dormbier    Sports    May 18, 2015

PEDALING ACROSS AMERICA

Warren Holmar, 33, of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, is riding his bicycle across the U.S. to help promote awareness for autism. Holmar was diagnosed with autism as an adult. He made a stop in Sidney...

 

LOCAL STATE TRACK & FIELD QUALIFIERS

Here are the local high school athletes who have qualified for this weekend’s Nebraska State Track & Field Meet, with grade in parentheses and events: Sidney Red Raiders – Boys Coach: John Ganser Chance Anglin (12) 400-Meter Relay Michael Banasza...

 

Cox takes 6th, relays finish 5th at state for Peetz

The Peetz Bulldogs track teams concluded their season at the State Track and Field Championships at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood, Colo., on Saturday. The Bulldogs qualified three athletes for individual events and five relay teams. Junior Garrin Cox,...

 

Panhandle Sr. Ladies golf to start

The Panhandle Senior Ladies Golf Association will hold its first outing of the season on June 1 at 9 a.m. at Chimney Rock Golf Course in Bayard. New members are welcome and must be at least 50 years of age. Call Vickie Nemnich at (308) 641-3015 to...

 

Sidney grad Rosenbaum qualifies for NCAA Div. II championships

Lucas Rosenbaum, a 2014 graduate of Sidney High School and now a freshman at Missouri S&T University, earned a berth to the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships to compete in the pole...

 

Showing off their catch

Ernie and Pauline Kahrs of Lodgepole recently traveled to Bluewater Lake in New Mexico for their granddaughters' college graduation. While visiting their daughter, Pam and husband Tom, they were able...

 

2015 S.M.A.C. TRACK RESULTS

At Sidney H.S. Results from the 2015 Students Making Awesome Choices (S.M.A.C.) 6th-grade track meet results (with record in parentheses after each event): Boys’ Long Jump (Mike Sommers / 1993 / 16’0”) 1.  Dayo Kennedy   12’ 1” 2.  Zack...

 

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