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Articles from the August 12, 2014 edition

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Night of Hope a memorable evening

One couldn't ask for a more fitting start to this year's Night of Hope Walk for Cancer. The storm clouds had just dissipated and the late-afternoon sun emerged. Warm golden light shined down on the...


Back to school, back to safety

When school starts on Aug. 18 drivers need to keep a watchful eye for pedestrians big and small. “We’re going to have all kinds of kids out, we’ve got new drivers coming out,” said Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson. Both Jenson and...


Sidney's school enrollment continues to increase

With the addition of 20 preschool students, the entire enrollment at Sidney public schools rose from 1,260 in September 2013 to 1,342 as of Monday, an increase of 82 from last year. Sidney’s pre-school is full with 40 students. On the first day of...


Paper Shred Event

John Schlothauer of Docu-Shred takes a moment to shred documents brought in by area residents at the Keep Sidney Beautiful paper shredding event on Monday. Sidney citizens filled around 12 64-gallon... Full story


Back to School Nights

Sidney Public School will be hosting their annual Back to School Nights for elementary students. Back to School Night provides parents and students with a unique opportunity to meet their new teacher and to learn about the expectations for the... Full story


Herman Ben Jürgens

Herman Ben Jürgens passed quietly in the morning of July 26, 2014 with his loving wife of 69 years, Delores R. Jürgens at his side in their home in Branson, MO.  He was preceded in death by a... Full story


Katherine Josephine Mongone Meyer

Aug. 30, 1954 to Aug. 4, 2014 Kathie lost her 8-year battle with cancer in Nashville, TN, surrounded by family. Kathie is preceeded in death by her father and mother, Mike and Mary Mongone, and brother and sister James Mongone and Donna Mongone.... Full story


Vivian M. Willoughby

Vivian M. Willoughby, 98, of Cheyenne, died at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the... Full story


Florence L. Gish

Florence L. Gish, 102, of Loveland, Colo., the daughter of Hattie and Henry Blome was born February 12, 1912, in Dalton, and passed away on August 6, 2014. On May 19th, 1939, Florence married Lyle Gish in Storm Lake, Iowa. She taught at North Ward... Full story


Court Briefs 08-12-14

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Thursday, August 11, 2014 before the Honorable Randin Roland: Brian Gray, age 29 of Sidney appeared for arraignment on a charge of DUI 1st high test, a class W misdemeanor. He requested an... Full story


Community Calendar 08-12-14

Ongoing Ladies Chamber Farmers Market at Hickory Square every Saturday during summer (through Sept.) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Any Vendors with produce or crafts are welcome! Contact Margaret Lienemann at 254-7343 for info. The Sidney Public Library... Full story

 By Will Korn    Sports    August 12, 2014

Raiders open football practice

It was 276 long days ago that the Sidney Red Raider football team played in its first playoff game in the last 21 years. Finishing the 2013 regular season with a solid 6-3 record, Sidney drew state...

 By Will Korn    Sports    August 12, 2014

Raiders open football practice

Sophomore wide receiver Alex Linneman explodes off the line with a simulated offense at Monday's practice. Linneman will be a key contributor on offense this season as a starter.... Full story


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