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  • Moreno, Scottsbluff rally past Raiders; SHS girls fall

    John Roark, Sun-Telegraph|Jan 29, 2013

    Inside the paint. Outside the 3-point arc. From the free-throw line. It didn’t matter to Eric Moreno … he kept on scoring. Moreno posted all but one of his game-high 26 points in the second half, single-handedly outscoring Sidney High School boys’ basketball team over the final 16 minutes to propel Scottsbluff to a come-from-behind, 54-50 victory Saturday night at Cabela’s Athletic Facility. With the win, the Bearcats improved to 13-3; SHS’s Red Raiders dropped to 11-6. “That’s the thing abo... Full story

  • Karnow, Vietnam reporter-historian, dies at age 87

    Associated Press|Jan 29, 2013

    Stanley Karnow, the award-winning author and journalist who wrote a definitive book about the Vietnam War, worked on an accompanying documentary and later won a Pulitzer for a history of the Philippines, died Sunday morning. He was 87. Karnow, who had congestive heart failure, died in his sleep at his home in Potomac, Md., said son Michael Karnow. A Paris-based correspondent for Time magazine early in his career, Karnow was assigned in 1958 to Hong Kong as bureau chief for Southeast Asia and...

  • Ohio Players frontman ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner dies

    Associated Press|Jan 29, 2013

    CINCINNATI (AP) – Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died. He was 69. The Ohio Players, known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics and flamboyant outfits, topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as “Love Rollercoaster,” ‘’Fire,” ‘’Skin Tight” and “Funky Worm.” A spokeswoman for a Newcomer Funeral Home in the Dayton suburb of Kettering said Monday morning that the family hadn’t scheduled any public services. There was...

  • PED report links A-Rod

    Associated Press|Jan 29, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball said it is “extremely disappointed” about new allegations of performance-enhancing drug use against Alex Rodriguez and other players contained in a newspaper report. The Miami New Times, a popular alternative weekly, said in a story Tuesday that it had obtained files through an employee at a recently closed clinic in south Florida that show Rodriguez purchased HGH and other substances. Rodriguez, the New York Yankees slugger currently recovering from hip surgery, has admitted using steroids from 2001-...

  • Sidney wrestlers fifth at Mitchell

    John Roark, Sun-Telegraph|Jan 29, 2013

    MITCHELL — Sophomore Michael Muggli earned a first-place medal at 132 pounds Saturday, and Sidney High School’s wrestling team finished fifth in the 16-team Mitchell Invitational. Gering (115 points) won the team title, with Lingle-Ft. Laramie (101), Gothenburg (98.5), Mitchell (94.5) and SHS (92) rounding out the top five. Sidney had six individuals reach the semifinals, but Muggli was the lone champion for Sidney. After receiving a first-round bye, Muggli reeled off three wins, quick-pinning Gothenburg’s Jayden Miller; then slipped past...

  • Prep Roundup

    John Roark, Sun-Telegraph|Jan 29, 2013

    MINATARE — After reaching the finals of last weekend’s MAC tournament at 9-1, Minatare has fallen on tough times, dropping their fourth straight at the hands of the Coyotes, 46-36, Saturday evening.. P-D (6-8) swapped leads with Minatare (9-5), but Kyle Gorsuch hit a foul shot and Luke Johnson scored inside to give the Coyotes a 30-27 lead at the end of the third period. Minatare got to within 32-31 early in the fourth quarter, but the Indians could not get even the rest of the way. Bryant Kni...

  • No-till Notes: ‘20 years of education’

    Mark Watson, Special for the Sun-Telegraph|Jan 29, 2013

    I’ve been asked to speak at the No till On the Plains winter conference in Salina, Kansas again this year as well as the High Plains No Till winter conference in Burlington, Colorado. I’ve been asked to look back at over 20 years of no till crop production and discuss the evolution of my no till farming experience during this time. My sister Janet also gave me a memory stick for my computer for Christmas this year. Janet scanned all my parent’s photos and slides over the past 60 years on this memory stick. I’ve been looking at these photos...

  • Look for Panhandle Public Health District’s annual report

    Jan 29, 2013

    Editor, Included in this week’s edition of the paper is the PPHD’s annual report featuring the Panhandle’s Community Health Improvement Plan. We know that more than anything, our health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. Communities that come together to create an environment where making the healthy choice the easy choice will have better health outcomes for their citizens. The Community Health Improvement Plan lays out a road map of how, together, we all can make the Panhandle a healthier place. The strategies chosen call...

  • Budget neded to get spending back on track

    Mike Johanns, U.S. Senator|Jan 29, 2013

    Freight trains carry 1.8 billion tons of cargo on more than 138,000 miles of track across the United States each year. It is amazing when you think about the amount of force railroad lines withstand to keep this massive industry on track. Without those parallel strips of steel, relatively small when compared to their burden, there would be nothing to guide the massive trains to their destination. The federal budget is a bit like those tracks. Without them, there is no guide for federal spending. They provide the direction needed to ensure...

  • Both House and Senate need to pass a budget

    Adrian Smith, U.S. Representative|Jan 29, 2013

    One of the most basic functions of government is to pass a budget – to decide how to use tax dollars based on the needs of the nation. The House of Representatives has passed a budget every year since Republicans won a majority, but the House cannot act alone. The Senate, which has not passed a budget in nearly four years, must also act to address our long-term deficit and debt. The budget serves as a policy outline establishing guidelines for appropriations and other spending and revenue bills through the rest of the year. Federal law r...

  • Frederic G. Touney Jr.

    Jan 29, 2013

    Frederic G. Touney Jr. 1952 to 2013 Frederic G. Touney Jr., 60, of Sidney, passed away at his home Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Leonard Suhr officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. A memorial is being established. Friends may view Fred’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation S...

  • Donald Joseph Koester

    Jan 29, 2013

    Donald Joseph Koester 1940 to 2013 Donald Joseph Koester, 72, of Ovid, Colo., passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Castlerock, Colo. A visitation has taken place at Austin-Tennant Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian burial was at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Julesburg with Father Bryan Ernest celebrating. Interment followed at the Ovid Cemetery. Don was born on Nov. 19, 1940, in Sidney to Henry John Koester and Helen “Nienhuser” Koester. He attended grade school and high school in Peetz...

  • Jim L. Jessen

    Jan 29, 2013

    Jim L. Jessen 1947 to 2013 Jim L. Jessen, 65, passed away on Jan. 27, 2013, surrounded by his family at the home of his daughter, Summer Parker, and family in Scottsbluff, after a valiant fight with cancer. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Lisco Presbyterian Church with overflow at the Lisco Legion Hall and Pastor Duane Dunwoody officiating. Private family scattering of the ashes will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place and there will be...

  • Conditional use permit request draws community input

    Hannah Van Ree, Sun-Telegraph|Jan 29, 2013

    Many concerned Sidney residents filled the Cheyenne County Planning Commission’s room Monday afternoon to discuss an application for a conditional use permit for a proposed use of mining soil, gravel, sand and rock. The land is located on County Rd. 99 in the Southeast quarter of section 13, according to information from the commission. The permit was applied for by Pine Bluffs Gravel and Excavation, Inc. and Doug Keller attended the meeting to represent the company. Residents hoped the c... Full story

  • Belief Series: Lutheran – Missouri Synod

    Tina Mines, Sun-Telegraph|Jan 29, 2013

    In the complex world of religious beliefs many people would agree this conservative dogma and the Catholicism dogma run hand in hand; though this could be due to a direct branching from Catholics to Lutheranism, specifically Missouri Synod. Much like the Catholics, Missouri Synod Lutherans embrace this extremely conservative nature according to Pastor Bradley Heinecke, leader of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. A nature close to Pastor Heinecke’s own upbringing, “I had the great joy of being...

  • From shirt tales to formal tails

    Tina Mines, Sun-Telegraph|Jan 29, 2013

    One of the places Sidney residents need to look to purchase Husker gear from baby clothes to knick knacks only true fans would love - Shirt Tales. As soon as one enters the door the red, white and black of the Nebraska Huskers tickles the eyes, the pride of the state can’t all but be missed. Shirt Tales has been around for a long time in Sidney, but Micahla Beyer, a 22-year-old business woman, bought the established business fresh out of school, even recalling the day, “a little over two yea...

  • Test scores show Sidney Schools among state’s best

    Hannah Van Ree, Sun-Telegraph|Jan 29, 2013

    The year 2012 was the first year that results of each district’s NeSA scores were completely calculated and ranked for schools to review. Sidney School District officials are happy to report that out of the 50 largest school districts in Nebraska, Sidney ranked 11th among those districts. Results in eighth grade science also ranked Sidney second in the state for that age group. “Last year was the first year that the science results reported out and for our middle school science which is just 8th grade we are second in the state. We are ver...

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