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Articles from the March 21, 2013 edition

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Vatican's communications site runs Batman story

VATICAN CITY (AP) — One of the Vatican’s main Twitter accounts and the website of its communications office were running stories about Batman on Thursday with the headline “Holy Switcheroo!” — raising concerns they might have been hacked....


Russia searches hundreds of rights groups, NGOs

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors have launched wide-ranging checks of hundreds of nongovernmental organizations, as part of what activists say is President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to stifle dissent and shield the nation from perceived Western...


Universe ages 80M years; Big Bang gets clearer

PARIS (AP) — New results from looking at the split-second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is 80 million years older than previously thought and provide ancient evidence supporting core concepts about the cosmos — how it began, what it...


Tiger has history at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has been winning at Bay Hill before he was old enough to drive a car. “It all started there,” Woods said Wednesday on the eve of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he is the defending champion, a seven-time c...


Time to see if tourney is up for grabs

Brad Stevens is amused by all this talk of parity in the NCAA tournament. The coach who guided little Butler to the national championship game two years in a row wonders why everyone seems to be saying all at once: Hey, there’s some pretty good tea...


CCCC conducting registrations this weekend for baseball, softball

SIDNEY — Sidney American Legion Post 17’s Senior baseball team will be holding registration for the upcoming summer season this weekend, March 23-24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. both days, at the Cheyenne County Community Center. Registration fee for... Full story


Average for US jobless claims at fresh 5-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, while the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market. Weekly unemployment...


Get ready for some (financial) spring cleaning

Spring is in the air — or, at the very least, it’s on the calendar this week. And if you’re like many people, you may be looking forward to doing some spring cleaning around your house and yard. But this year, why not go beyond your physical...


Van Ree's Voice

There is something about helping others that I find addicting. Though I am sure there has to be some kind of way that someone could solely support themselves and their family by helping other people everyday, I have not found that career path yet.... Full story


Celebrate Nebraska agriculture

During the week of March 17-23 people all over the nation will celebrate National Agriculture Week. I would like to remind all Nebraskans of this important week and encourage our citizens to take a moment to reflect on the importance of the agricultu...



Levi Robert Dishman Eric and Stephanie Dishman, Lodgepole, are the parents of a baby boy, Levi Robert Dishman. Levi was born on March 4, 2013, weighing 10 pounds 7 ounces. He is welcomed home by sister Elena Dishman.  Grandparents are David and...


City closed for Good Friday

The City of Sidney will be closed on Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday. All City Departments will be closed including the landfill and the library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be running. The Solid Waste Department... Full story


'Sunday Kind of Love' singer Fran Warren dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Fran Warren, whose 1947 recording of “A Sunday Kind of Love” was one of the classic hits of the big band era, has died. Alan Eichler, a spokesman for the singer-actress, said Tuesday that Warren died March 4 of natural...


Orvin Henry Stevens

Orvin Henry Stevens 1923 to 2013 Orvin Henry Stevens, 89, of Gothenburg, died March 19, 2013, in Gothenburg. He was born June 7, 1923, near Gothenburg, in Dawson County, son of Peter and Mary (Fickenscher) Stevens. Orvin was baptized July 8, 1923, an...


Z-Pacs deemed suspect by Food and Drug Administration officials

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new warning about the popular antibiotic azithromycin which is sold under brands that include Zithromax and Zmax. According to new studies, the...


Sidney Kindergarten registration set for April 8-12

If your child is 5 years of age on or before July 13 of this year, he or she is eligible for kindergarten registration. The registration for kindergarten students who will be attending Sidney Public Schools during the 2012-2013 school year will be... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 21, 2013

Family,friends fuel will to live

A little less than 16 years ago Laura Stafford was faced with grave news that would change her life forever. When her baby boy Derek became ill at 4-months-old and was placed in ICU with what doctors... Full story


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