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Articles from the March 9, 2013 edition

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Enduring storm surprises New England with big snow

WHITMAN, Mass. (AP) — The late-winter storm that buried parts of the country was forecast to be little more than a nuisance for most of New England. Try telling that to Connecticut and Massachusetts residents who spent two days shoveling as much...


Job gains cut unemployment to 7.7 pct., 4-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American job market isn’t just growing. It’s accelerating. Employers added 236,000 jobs in February and drove down the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent, its lowest level in more than four years. The gains signal that...

 By John Roark    Sports    March 9, 2013

Spalding humbles Warriors in D2 semis

LINCOLN – Joe Imus says that rather than scout other teams, he’d just as soon work on improving his own Spalding/Spalding Academy Knights. And right now, things are clicking on all cylinders for I... Full story


Committee focuses on guns, drugs, flying lanterns

LINCOLN – Guns, drugs and flying lanterns were among legislative bills debated during the Nebraska Legislature’s Judiciary Committee hearings, Thursday, Feb. 28. LB390, sponsored by Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial would remove the Nebraska...


The wind and the word

Over the past several decades the knowledge of the presence and the work of the Holy Spirit has tended to be revived in the modern church. We live by the Spirit we discern by the Spirit we are led by the Spirit and even, it seems we disagree by the...


Lisana's Lines

My journey to Nebraska was filled with changing landscapes and exhaustion as I drove half-way across the county. I drove through the mountains of Georgia and Tennessee, the hills of Kentucky and the flatter land of Indiana and Illinois. I stopped in... Full story


New swimming pool

Editor, “I listened on the radio the other day about the new swimming pool and they want some opinions and input so here is mine: I’m confused with my math on this 1/2 cent sales tax. It was presented to the voters as follows: 50% to street...

 By Peter McKay    Opinion    March 9, 2013

Dr. Daddy

It all started with a picture taken at the hospital shortly after the birth of our twin girls. Livvy and Catherine were a Caesarean birth, and as I was in the delivery room, I had to be outfitted in full surgeon regalia: scrubs, hat and mask....


Looking Back

These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 100 YEARS AGO ‘Sidney Tourists’ March 1, 1913 H. R. Fuller and wife are touring on he Pacific...


Family of injured Nebraska woman issues statement

WEEPING WATER, Neb. (AP) — The family of a woman seriously injured in an eastern Nebraska school gym accident has issued a statement. The husband of Lori Williams issued the statement Friday through The Nebraska Medical Center, saying Williams has...

 By Joseph Moore    News    March 9, 2013

Tax breaks for wind energy could attract development, revenue

LINCOLN – Nebraska would become one of only two states in the country that offer tax credits for renewable energy generation under a bill introduced by Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha. The Legislature’s Revenue Committee heard testimony March 6...


City of Sidney declares snow emergency effective 10 p.m. Friday

Based upon weather forecasts for a major winter storm event, the City of Sidney has declared a snow emergency effective at 10 p.m., Friday, March 8. The snow emergency shall remain in effect until further notice. During the issuance of a snow... Full story

 By Associated Press    News    March 9, 2013

McCook College preserves historic gym floor logo

MCCOOK — McCook Community College has done its part in preserving a piece of history. The logo of McCook Community College on the gym floor at True Hall, the college’s original gymnasium, has a place of honor in the lobby at the new,...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 9, 2013

Memories are rich, plus for 102-year-old Ada Johnson

This past February Sidney resident Ada Johnson turned 102-years-old. Johnson said she holds close memories of riding horses on her family’s ranch and creating a wonderful life with her late... Full story

 By Lisana Eckenrode    News    March 9, 2013

A day in the Hat with a very famous Cat

Students at Sidney’s North Elementary enjoy Dr. Seuss Day this week. Activities highlighted things that a reader might find in the books The Lorax and Bartholomew and the Oobleck . Children enjoyed...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 9, 2013

Precautions can help seniors avoid injuries

Falling is the second leading cause of accidental death for seniors in the U.S. and injuries from falling are the leading cause of seniors’ visits to the emergency room, according to the National...


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