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Articles from the December 15, 2014 edition

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Musical evening

The West Elementary School, Sidney Middle School and Sidney High School bands held a holiday concert last Thursday.... Full story


Family Dollar assistant manager, girlfriend face theft charges

An assistant manager at a local store along with his girlfriend were arrested after an alleged theft at the business. According to Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson, officers were called to the Family Dollar Store on 10th Avenue on Dec. 8 for a... Full story


Colorado woman dies in rollover crash near Sunol

A 20-year-old Colorado woman died in a rollover crash on I-80 in Cheyenne County on Saturday morning. Emily Barnes of Craig, Colo., was a passenger in a car that rolled over about two miles east of Sunol. She was not wearing a seat belt and was... Full story


Sidney High cast members receive recognition for 'After Hours'

Seven cast members of the Sidney High School Play Production Team were awarded outstanding performer certificates at the Class B-6 District Play Production Contest held at Ogallala High School earlier this month. Recognized for their acting in...


Death Notice - Larry Cox

Larry Cox, 61 of Sidney, passed away in his home peacefully on Thurs., Dec. 11, 2014. Funeral arrangements for Larry are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Larry’s care and... Full story


Dress Down donation

The Cheyenne County Ladies Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $1,053.79 last week to the Leyton Parent Assistant Council to help pay for the resurfacing of the school's playground. It's been... Full story


Candle-lighting ceremony remembers children who have died

The group "Compassionate Friends" group held a candle-lighting ceremony Sunday night at Evangelical Free Church to honor children who have died. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting...


Community Calendar 12-15-14

Ongoing Send your Christmas wishes to military members in veteran’s hospitals. Visit the Nancy Fawcett Memorial Library in Lodgepole from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday (Dec. 8-11 and Dec. 15-18) to sign a card or write a note. Cards, envelopes... Full story


No Till Notes: 'Level Playing Field'

I recently attended a workshop on the new farm bill. The workshop was hosted by UNL Extension and our local FSA office. I truly appreciate the effort by these organizations to attempt to educate local producers on the decisions producers will need...


South Platte NRD honors retiring members

The South Platte Natural Resources District board of directors closed out its final meeting of 2014 by bidding farewell to a pair of retiring long term members. Directors Paul Hutchison and Tom Biggs...


Sidney wrestlers win three titles, finish 3rd as team

The Sidney High School wrestling team took third place among 14 teams at the Gordon-Rushville Invite on Saturday. Colton Peckham, Derek Robb and Ryan Nieto all brought home championships in their...


Sidney boys post pair of key victories

The Sidney High School boys' basketball team downed the Sterling Tigers on Saturday night, 47-31, to push its record to an impressive 4-1 to start the season. It was Sterling's first loss of the...


BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Barrett scores 47 to help boost Peetz to victory

Casey Barrett scored 47 points to help lead the Peetz High School boys’ basketball team to an 84-68 victory over Pawnee in its 1A North Central League opener on Friday night. Peetz improved to 3-1 overall, while Pawnee slipped to 2-3. Barrett made...


Sidney girls lose twice over weekend

The Sidney High School girls' basketball team fell to the talented Sterling High Lady Tigers on Saturday night, 51-40. The Lady Raiders to fell to 2-3 on the season. The Lady Tigers brandished a...


GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Berner, Jenkins boost Leyton

Kaitlyn Berner scored 10 points and teammate Shaela Jenkins pulled down 12 rebounds to help boost the Leyton High girls’ basketball team to a 35-20 victory over South Platte on Friday night. The Lady Warriors opened up a 26-11 lead by halftime and...


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