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Articles from the September 19, 2013 edition

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High school one of 8 statewide taking part in ACT pilot program

Taking tests is rarely fun, but for some high school kids, scoring well on the ACT is the boost they need to jump start a college career. Sidney High School is one of eight school districts across the state of Nebraska participating in a pilot... Full story


Colorado floodwaters flow into western Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Floodwaters from Colorado quickly filled the South Platte River in western Nebraska Wednesday and began to spill out onto the rural land nearby. Flooding is expected to continue as the surge moves east down the South Platte and...


Straw poll

The Cheyenne County Ladies Chamber put on a scarecrow contest in 1999, and it has since become an annual tradition. The contest judges entries on originality, color, design and construction, but must include straw, corn shucks or raffia to maintain... Full story


2013 For Peetz Sake Parade Marshalls

The 2013 For Peetz Sake Parade Marshalls are Maynard and Norma Jean Schumacher. Maynard and Norma have lived in the area most of their lives. Maynard was born in Petersburg, Nebraska, and moved to Pee...


Around Town

No one knows who first draped a slice of cheese over a burger as it sizzled on the grill. We can identify—sort of—the inventor of the burger itself. Marauding Mongols saved meat by jamming it...


Sidney hits the road for a battle of the unbeatens

If you love Sidney football, Friday just might be the night to take a little road trip to the not so far east. In a battle of undefeated teams, the 3-0 Red Raiders travel to Aurora to meet the 3-0...


The big game

When I was in high school, hardly anybody came to our home football games. Certainly even fewer traveled to the away games - and our games were seldom more than 30 miles distant. I grew up on an island. It was 118 miles miles long and no more than... Full story


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