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  • In Sidney's Living Memorial Gardens, a reason for hope

    Caitlin Sievers|Jul 6, 2013

    Peace is a hard thing to find after the death of a loved one. But the Angel of Hope statue in Legion Park might give those searching for the elusive feeling a place to start. "You look down at a cemetery," said Rita Schinzel-Anest, who helped bring the statue to Sidney. "You look up at the angel." The Angel of Hope is meant as a grieving spot for people who have lost children, but the memorial plaques that go up on the granite walls around the sculpture are not limited to young people. Legion... Full story

  • Underpass work to delay emergency response

    Caitlin Sievers|Jul 6, 2013

    Next month's scheduled closure of the 13th Ave. underpass will likely slow emergency response times. The underpass will be barricaded temporarily as part of the Illinois street road project that has already affected 13th Ave. and Illinois St. traffic in all four directions. "In regards to the police, their plans are to have one officer on the north side at all times," said John Hehnke, Sidney's Emergency Director. The city is looking at ways to speed up the construction timeline in order to ease the pain likely to be caused by re-routing... Full story

  • Across The Fence: 'Aunt Sally' and Dakota Gold

    Timothy M. Nolting|Jul 6, 2013

    In June of 1872 a military post was built by two companies of the 6th U.S. Infantry under the command of Lt. Col. Daniel Huston, Jr. The new outpost was built at the confluence of the Missouri and Heart Rivers where, nearly three hundred years before, the Mandan Indian tribe had established their village. By the mid-1800’s the Mandan had abandoned the site when smallpox decimated their numbers. The newly built post was named Fort McKeen and was located near Bismarck, Dakota Territory. Shortly...

  • Sainthood in the Roman Catholic church

    Jul 6, 2013

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The faithful pray for the saints' intercession when particularly desperate. Cities around the world are christened after them. Even non-believers admire those with the "patience of a saint." The notion of sainthood varies for many people. With Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII cleared Friday to become saints, here is a quick look at sainthood in the world of Roman Catholicism. ___ THE LONG ROAD TO SAINTHOOD For hundreds of years in the church's early history, saints were chosen by public acclaim. Pope John XV led the...

  • Editorial Round-up

    Jul 6, 2013

    Lincoln Journal Star on gay marriage Despite the U.S. Supreme Court rulings Wednesday in favor of gay marriage, Nebraska's ban continues to stand. Yet, even here there was jubilation. We suspect that support in Nebraska for the court's historic ruling now is higher than the 30 percent who voted 13 years ago against putting a clause in the state constitution limiting marriage to a union between a man and a woman. Society has been evolving at a rapid pace since. Same-sex marriage now is the law of the land in 12 states, in which about 30 percent...

  • Lucille E. Smith

    Jul 6, 2013

    Lucille ‘Cile’ E. Smith, 96, passed away July 2nd in Cheyenne. She was born in Chappell, Nebraska on March 29, 1917 to Monte & Mary Jane Snider. She graduated from Deuel County High School in 1934 and received her teaching certificate from the University of Nebraska. That same year she married Elton L. Smith in Sedgwick, Colorado. In 1936, they welcomed their first child Sandra, followed in 1938 by their son Larry and in 1939 their son Montie. The family moved to Cheyenne in 1941. Lucille wa... Full story