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Bailey brushes off age, talk of moving to safety

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Champ Bailey is cranky. He’s also as confident as ever. And no, he’s not going to admit his body is creaking as he approaches his 35th birthday and prepares to face rookie receivers who were just learning their ABCs...


Former Husker, Simmons, lays it on the line

COLUMBUS -- The 32 teens gathered in Youth for Christ Tuesday laughed dismissively when Ricky Simmons caricatured the marijuana smoker: squint-eyed, giggling, puffing an imaginary joint and grinning...


Jack Hoffman gets his own trading card

LINCOLN – Jack Hoffman provided the nation with a heartfelt touchdown run. Now he has his own trading card. Upper Deck, best known for its production of baseball cards, announced Tuesday it will...


Ehler scores big in Fever summer league win

Paxton Ehler scored 23 points in his first appearance for the Rocky Mountain Fever, helping the summer basketball squad to a 96-81 win over the Colorado Elite. The tournament, held in Denver, featured... Full story


USDA begins new program to track farm animals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The federal government has launched a new livestock identification program to help agriculture officials to quickly track livestock in cases of disease. It is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s second attempt at implementing...


Health fair this weekend

There will be a Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Cheyenne County Community Center. Admission is free. The Health Center Foundation (HCF) will host this year’s annual event a part of an ongoing focus with...


Good health doesn't have to be complicated

We go along doing our normal routine when suddenly for no apparent reason, we fall off the cliff. Maybe not a literal cliff but figuratively speaking our health seems to suddenly run downhill. Many of us will play the shoulda, woulda, coulda game...

 By Adrian Smith    Opinion    April 17, 2013

Simplifying America's tax code

It is mid-April which means the Huskers’ spring game has been played, warmer weather should be upon us soon, baseball has resumed, and of course – tax season. Every year, American families and businesses work to compile all the necessary document...


Serving the adult learner

By the year 2018, it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of jobs in Nebraska will require some type of postsecondary education? To meet that need, Nebraska must increase the number of its citizens who have a college education. I am devoting this week...


Van Ree's Voice

The strength of love. I’ve heard many say that they don’t like reading or listening to the news on account of how depressing it is, and many have said that they don’t like to learn about all the bad that goes on in this world. Even though I... Full story


Our view

The story sounds almost ludicrous when first told: a suspicious bag left outside of Sen. Deb Fischer’s office in Lincoln was investigated by the bomb squad. They sealed off nearby streets for 15 minutes, only to discover the threatening bag was mer... Full story


Turkey Hunt for Wounded Warriors in Lewellen

After recently receiving their 501(c)3 tax-exempt approval from the IRS, US Warriors Outdoors (USWO) announces its first hunt for wounded veterans. USWO has organized a fully guided and supported turkey hunt for two wounded veterans in Lewellen,...


P-D board debates Kuno BOE

The Kuno tablet purchase for all of the Potter-Dix school teachers and students in grades seven through twelve was a topic of discussion once again at the Board of Education’s April meeting. In March board members approved the purchase of 30 Kuno...

 By Shelby Friesz    News    April 17, 2013

Senators debate medicaid expansion

LINCOLN – Nebraska lawmakers debated Tuesday about expanding Medicaid to a particular group of low-income adults and adopted an amendment allowing lawmakers to review the policy if federal funds decrease. The bill (LB577), introduced by Sen. Kathy...


Sidney Board of Education names Miller to fill vacant seat

At their April meeting, the Sidney Public Schools Board of Education selected Randy Miller to fill the seat left vacant by Jeff Wernsman. Miller was nominated by board member Tom Vanseggern and a moti...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 17, 2013

Defense in terroristic threats case asks for lower bond

An initial hearing was held yesterday morning in the State of Nebraska case against Theodore Medina, charged with issuing terroristic threats, a class IV felony. At the hearing, Medina’s defense... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 17, 2013

Check out SPL during Library week

Sidney Public Library officials are midway through their National Library Week celebration, and they said they welcome anybody in the community to come by the library to indulge in cookies, coffee...


Package outside Fischer's office checked

LINCOLN — Experts have checked out and cleared a suspicious bag that was found outside U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer’s office in Lincoln. A passer-by in the Haymarket district on the west edge of downtown reported the package Wednesday morning. Bomb... Full story


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