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  • Sidney ranch family receives rangeman's award

    Oct 25, 2017

    CHADRON – Each year the Nebraska Section Society for Range Management (SRM) recognizes a rancher, or ranch family, who exemplifies a strong land ethic that is the heart of the Society's mission. RGM Corp, Randy, Gina, Beau and Kahla Mathewson, was recognized by the Society during their 2017 annual meeting. The Mathewson family has long been stewards of their land in Western Nebraska. They are conservation leaders and have implemented numerous changes to their cattle and farming operation. T...

  • Cool Kids Club celebrates 16 years

    Brandon L. Summers|Oct 25, 2017

    Sidney's Cool Kids Club program celebrated its 16th year with Lights Out After School Thursday at North Elementary. "Lights on After School is a celebration once a year," Kim Hofrock, CKC director, said. "Beyond School Bells, Nebraska Children & Family, sponsors it through a grant, to celebrate after school programs." With dinner, parents watched their children demonstrate STEM skills such as basic programming and made crafts together. Cool Kids Club is an after school program that provides... Full story

  • LifeSmiles buys Halloween candy, saves smiles

    Brandon L. Summers|Oct 25, 2017

    With its annual candy buyback event, LifeSmiles of Sidney is both creating and saving smiles. The event, in its ninth year, buys back candy by the pound from children after Halloween "We invite children to bring their candy after Halloween to trade it to us for money and prizes," Leasa Dornbier, owner/dentist, said. "We'll give them $1 per pound up to five pounds of candy for kids ages 2 to 12, and then they are entered into a drawing for different prizes." Dornbier was inspired to bring the...

  • SPNRD taking conservation tree orders

    Brandon L. Summers|Oct 25, 2017

    South Platte Natural Resources District is now taking orders for conservation tree seedlings. The program benefits landowners and producers across the state of Nebraska, Galen Wittrock, SPNRD assistant manager, said. “It’s set up for conservation practices such as a farmstead windbreak, livestock windbreak, field shelter belt and so forth,” Wittrock said. Among their benefits, conservation trees help control wind erosion. “It’s been proven that trees in the right place with the right spacing c...

  • November kicks-off Nebraska's natural gas cold weather rule

    Oct 25, 2017

    LINCOLN - Beginning November 1, the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s (PSC) cold weather rule will provide financially strapped customers of Nebraska’s jurisdictional natural gas utilities a little extra time to pay their bills. The PSC’s cold weather rule applies only to customers of the state’s jurisdictional utilities, Black Hills Energy, which now includes both Black Hills and legacy SourceGas Distribution service territories, and Northwestern Energy. From November 1-through-March 31, Black Hills and Northwestern may not shut off ser...

  • Helen Franklin - Death Notice

    Oct 25, 2017

    Helen Franklin, age 77 of Sidney, NE passed away at her home, Sunday, October 22, 2017. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Helen’s care and funeral arrangements....

  • Dennis Larson - Death Notice

    Oct 25, 2017

    Dennis Larson, age 90 of Gurley, NE passed away at the SRMC Extended care in Sidney, Sunday, October 22, 2017. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Services, LLC is in charge of Dennis’ care and funeral arrangements...

  • Inside the Body

    Oct 25, 2017

  • Cross Country boys 8th in State

    Forrest Hershberger|Oct 25, 2017

    The Sidney High School Cross Country teams competed in the State meet Friday, Oct. 20. SHS junior Collin Brauer lead the boys team, placing 11th in a field of 92 runners and 12 teams. He also received a medal for his time. Junior Lucero, also a junior, placed 21st in the field with a time of 17:35. "This was the first time on the course (for Lucero) as he was not able to run at the UNK this season due to an injured knee," said coach Donna Wiedeburg. "I know both boys are excited to work next fal...

  • Red Raiders slip by Gering

    Don Ogle|Oct 25, 2017

    Sidney's Red Raiders had the kind of half to open its game Friday that everyone dreads in a football game, let alone Homecoming. The visiting Gering Bulldogs rocked the Raiders in that first half, taking advantage of Sidney miscues while its runners cut through the Sidney defense almost at will. Leading 7-0 after the first quarter, Gering doubled its lead on a pick-six just seconds into the second quarter, then went up 21-0 at quarter's end. But there are two halves to a football game, and the...

  • Creek Valley sweeps Thursday Tri

    Forrest Hershberger|Oct 25, 2017

    The Lady Storm traveled to Big Springs Thursday to face South Platte and Garden County in a triangular play, defeating both teams in two sets. The Lady Storm defeated the Bayard Tigers 25-17 and 25-21, and the South Platte’s Blue Knights 25-14 and 25-16. Against Garden County, the Lady Storm were led by Madison McFee and Payje Misegadis with four kills each, and Caitlyn Mueller with two kills. Jordyn Koenen, Samantha Schmid, and Jersie Misegadis each had one ace serve. Jordyn Koenen and J...

  • Creek Valley dominates Potter-Dix 81-20

    Forrest Hershberger|Oct 25, 2017

    CHAPPELL - Every football team wants to believe they will win no less than one game: the homecoming contest. Likewise, in the spirit of competition, the visiting team arrives with the intent of upsetting the homecoming celebration. However, that was not the case Friday. The visitors left without the W, and the Storm lived up to its name. Potter-Dix did not see their first touchdown until halfway through the second quarter. By then, the Creek Valley had scored early and often. The scoreboard...

  • Mullen spanks Leyton 92-25

    Forrest Hershberger|Oct 25, 2017

    The Leyton Warriors hosted the Mullen Broncos Friday evening, but the party was not very positive as Mullen defeated Leyton 92-25. Mullen proved it’s domination early with a 46-0 first quarter. The Broncos of Mullen added 24 more in the second quarter while Leyton added 19 of their own for a 70-19 halftime score. Mullen controlled the third period with a 14-0 score, then the scoreboard almost evened out in the fourth with an 8-6 period. Mullen had 53 total plays and Leyton 50. Mullen earned 2...

  • Peetz tramples Weldon Valley 74-27

    Forrest Hershberger|Oct 25, 2017

    The Peetz Bulldogs hosted the Weldon Valley Warriors in football action Friday, sending the Warriors home with a sound 74-27 defeat. The Bulldogs made their intentions clear from the start with a 36-point first quarter while keeping the Warrirors off of the scoreboard. Peetz continued their streak in the second quarter with 12 more points while alowing Weldon Valley to earn their first seven of the game.The teams came back from halftime for Peetz’ Bulldogs to earn 20 more and Weldon Valley to e...

  • Peetz volleyball falls to Weldon Valley

    Forrest Hershberger|Oct 25, 2017

    The Peetz Lady Bulldogs hosted the Weldon Valley Lady Warriors Friday. Weldon Valley defeated Peetz 25-11, 25-11 and 27-25. The Lady Bulldogs recorded nine kills from 78 attempts. Junior Natalie Bumester and freshman Kayleigh Leek led the team with three kills each, followed by senior Elizabeth Lindahl with two and junior Kylie Howell with one. The Lady Bulldogs served five aces of 48 serve-attempts. Juniors Makaela Hill, Sarah Davis and Kylie Howell had one each, senior Abby White had one and...

  • Carletta Burton - Obituary

    Oct 25, 2017

    Carletta Ann Burton passed away September 30, 2017 in Weatherford, Texas. She was born to Carl and Violet Farmer on November 24, 1934. She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband, Gerald Burton; son, Michael Branch; brother, Duane Farmer and sister, Beverly Nightingale. She is survived by sister, Wanda Kaduk of Westmont, IL; Carl Farmer Jr. and wife, Jan of Dalton, NE.; Marvin Farmer and wife, Barb of Northfield, MN; Son, Don Branch and wife, Holly of Weatherford, TX; daughter; Theresa...