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  • Sun shines in Sidney

    Ryan Hermens|Jan 26, 2016

    After a slight snowfall on Sunday night and scattered flurries on Monday, the sun was out in the region on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to climb in the coming days and reach a high of 54 degrees Fahrenheit by Friday....

  • Fire at Sidney landfill extinguished without incident

    Ryan Hermens|Jan 26, 2016

    A fire that broke out at the Sidney landfill on Monday afternoon was quickly extinguished without injury or damage to equipment. "The only thing we can think of is we got some hot ashes," Sidney Solid Waste Superintendent Rob Campbell said. The fire broke out in a bale pit, he said. "We were able to dig through it, and with the dozer and equipment, get down to it and pull it out," Campbell explained, "and then the fire department sprayed some water on it." It took about an hour to extinguish...

  • Peetz schools' stakeholders look at new approaches to education

    Ryan Hermens|Jan 26, 2016

    A group of students, teachers and administrators at the Peetz Plateau School District is brainstorming ways to better engage students and prepare them for the future while continuing to meet state standards and learning benchmarks. Last week, about 50 people turned out for a screening of the new documentary, "Most Likely to Succeed." The film, directed by Greg Whiteley, examines the history of the U.S. education system and contrasts previous educational models with the skills needed to be...

  • Joanne Hunt

    Jan 26, 2016

    Joanne Hunt, 86, passed away peacefully in Loveland, Colo., on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. She was born and raised in Dakota City. Joanne began working part-time as a nurses' aid in a hospital in Sioux City, Iowa (close to Dakota City) at 13 years old during World War II and spent the rest of her working life as a nurse. She attended Wayne State Teachers College, University of Nebraska and graduated from the Kahler School of Nursing, Rochester, Minn. in 1950. Joanne married Darrell Hunt in June...

  • Robert G. Barrett

    Jan 26, 2016

    Robert G. Barrett, 70, of Kimball, died at the University of Colorado Medical Center, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, following a heart transplant on Dec. 25, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball with father Robert Karnish officiating. Private family inurnment will be held. Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com...

  • Helen J. Milburn

    Jan 26, 2016

    Helen Milburn, 94 of Pueblo West, Colo., formerly of Chappell, prior to the Legacy Commons, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Legacy Commons Assisted Living in Pueblo West, Colo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at St. Edward Catholic Church in St. Edward, with Msgr. Ralph Steffensmeier officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery in St. Edward. There will be no public visitation. Miller-Levander Funeral Home of St. Edward is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family....

  • Service Notice: Rosemary Farel

    Jan 26, 2016

    Rosemary Farel, 67 of Chappell, passed away at Sidney Regional Medical Center, Friday evening, Jan. 22, 2016. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney with Father Matthew Koperski of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chappell officiating. Services will conclude at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Wednesday to sign Rosemary’s register book and drop off condolences for the family. You may view Rosemary’s Book of Me...

  • Community Calendar 01-26-16

    Jan 26, 2016

    Saturday, Jan. 30 High Plains Arts Council Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of Sleeping Beauty will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets available at the door … Tuesday, Feb. 2 A Parkinson’s support group for the western Nebraska area meets on the first Tuesday of each month, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 312 W. 16th St., Alliance. Call Dee Brauninger at (308) 763-1254 with questions or email her at [email protected]. … Saturday, Feb. 6 The Cheyenne County 4...

  • UPCOMING SCHEDULE

    Jan 26, 2016

    BASKETBALL Tuesday, Jan. 26 Potter-Dix at Pine Bluffs (Wyo.) 4 p.m. Creek Valley at Sutherland 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 Creek Valley at Garden County 4 p.m. Leyton at Minatare 4 p.m. Peetz (Colo.) at Prairie (Colo.) 4 p.m. Chadron at Sidney 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 Peetz (Colo.) at Pawnee (Colo.) 3 p.m. Minatare at Potter-Dix 4 p.m. Hershey at Sidney 5:30 p.m. Crawford at Leyton 7 p.m. WRESTLING Friday, Jan. 29 Sidney at Valentine Dual 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 Sidney at Ainsworth Tournament 9 a.m....

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