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  • Sidney Telegraph: Missing pages of history

    M. Timothy Nolting|May 25, 2013

    Sidney Telegraph: The missing pages of history M. Timothy Nolting In the spring of 1876, Texas cowboys, James M. Riley and his brother Joe took part in the roundup of 2,500 head of longhorn steers on the Nueces River. After the herd had been gathered and road-branded the brothers joined the drive that was headed for the Dakotas. It was the first large herd of Texas longhorns to cross the state of Nebraska for delivery to Sioux Indian Agencies on the Missouri River. Although Joe apparently made a good hand, James was a bit more restless and...

  • Veterans history project: U.S. Navy Veteran Aldon Eckland

    Larry Nelson|May 25, 2013

    Aldon D. Eckland Petty Officer 2nd Class US Navy 1952-1956 In the summer of 1952, the Korean War was in progress. Many young men and women in the Midwest were joining the various branches of the service. Aldon Eckland--Al--fancied the U.S. Navy. He and his best buddy from school went to the recruiter at the same time and decided to sign up. They had both completed high school and Eckland held a job with the local meat processing plant, working in the maintenance section. His supervisor told him that if he went into the service, there would alwa... Full story

  • A stitch in time

    Lisana Eckenrode|May 25, 2013

    Local quilter Diana Larson won a prestigious Rookie Quilter of the Year award for her piece named “Hannah’s Delight” at the Machine Quilter’s Showcase in Wichita, Kans. recently. The quilt, a beautiful purple design made to fit a queen-sized bed, is based on one that was featured in Quilter’s Newsletter in 1980. This quilt was first made by Hannah Hayes in 1930. Larson says that the major difference between hers and Hayes’ quilt is the modern “machine quilting.” Hayes never... Full story

  • Lisana's Lines

    Lisana Eckenrode|May 25, 2013

    This week’s devastating events in Oklahoma have shaken many people nationwide. Tornadoes, to me, are one of the most frightening things that I can imagine ever going through. I have outrun a couple while I was driving down the road, but I have never been in a building while a funnel was passing over. Georgia has seen quite a few tornadoes in the past couple of years. I nearly missed being in the middle of an EF3 on January 30, a few weeks before I moved here. Luckily, I had planned my route differently that day, or I would have been in the...

  • Siney baseball takes on North Platte

    May 25, 2013

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