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Articles from the August 31, 2015 edition

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Convicted killer found competent

A man who shot and killed a Sidney woman three years ago will be sentenced next month in Cheyenne County District Court on his first-degree murder conviction. Larry Martinez was convicted in March...

 

As Sidney grows, student enrollment increases

Sidney Public Schools enrollment numbers continue to increase. There are officially 1,357 students in the Sidney school system. Over the last decade, there has been an increase of about 200 students...

 

Lodge Pole Museum Board Grand Marshals

The first actual "museum" in Lodgepole was established and organized in 1959 by Mrs. Fern Lindley, a Girl Scout leader, and her troops. It was held in the First State Bank on Old Settlers weekend....

 

Olga E. Baack

Olga E. Baack, 97 of Sidney, passed away on July 30, 2015 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care facility. A Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 at St.... Full story

 

50 years later, Sidney's Class of '65 reflects on changes

Tom Wilson was the Sidney High School Class of 1965’s lieutenant governor. The class will be holding its 50th reunion in town this Friday and Saturday. In 1965, Sidney High School graduated 128 boys and girls and set them off on a journey of...

 

40th class reunion celebration

Sidney High School and Sidney St. Patrick's High School's graduating classes of 1975 celebrated their 40th class reunion last week. The weekend included a meet and greet and dinner at Hillside Bar...

 

Community Calendar 08-31-15

Ongoing Dalton Prairie Sooner Museum open Saturday and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. for the rest of the summer. The Farmer’s Market is held on Saturdays through Oct. 10 at Hickory Street Square in Sidney from 8 -11 a.m. The Bridge Marathon will begin... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Call to end commission is just a baffling move

Dear Editor: I find the Nebraska legislator, Ken Haar’s proposal to dissolve the Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission and spread its responsibilities around to a variety of other organizations very interesting, but baffling. At a time when it’s clear...

 

No Till Notes: 'Field Pea Harvest'

Field pea production on our farm this year proved to be interesting, much like all the other crops we’re growing. With all the abundant moisture you would hope this would equate to bumper yields. Other growing factors such as hail, cold spring...

 

Raiders top Chadron in season opener

CHADRON - When the Chadron Cardinals began Friday's season opener with a 68-yard touchdown drive over the Sidney Red Raiders, the large home crowd was brought to its collective feet in excited...

 

Short-handed Bulldogs fall to North Park, 60-26

With four players and head coach Scott Sorensen ineligible for the season opener, the Peetz Bulldogs (0-1) struggled against district rival North Park (1-0) in a 60-26 loss in Peetz Friday night....

 

Storm stunned by Cougars

The young Creek Valley Storm (0-1) struggled all night against a powerful Sedgwick County (Colo.) team as it fell 94-8 in Chappell. With only two seniors and four juniors on its roster, the Storm was overmatched by the experience and size of the...

 

Raiders conference runners-up

Even though Sidney sophomore Emma Alexander had already completed a remarkable day after tying for the lead in the Western Conference tournament Saturday, she found herself with a little more work to...

 

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