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Articles from the February 26, 2015 edition

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Sidney electric master plan closer to completion

After nearly a year of study and discussion, an electric master plan for Sidney is nearer to completion. At the city council meeting this week, councilors heard possible options for expanding electrical capacity near Interstate 80 and the eastern...


Local artist painted his way into MONA calendar

Sidney artist Paul Adkinson's painting "Winter's End" has been selected to be in the Museum of Nebraska Art's 2015 calendar. It's featured for the month of March. Adkinson is a self-taught artist who...


Sidney schools make improvements follow review

Following an accreditation review last spring that gave the Sidney Public School District high marks in most areas – but also identified two places where improvements could be made – the district continues to make strides. Technology...


Library art display

The Sidney Public Library is displaying art from Creek Valley, Sidney, Leyton and Potter-Dix schools. Currently on display is art by the fifth- and sixth-graders from Creek Valley. Their art will be... Full story


William "Bill" Mackey Platz

William "Bill" Mackey Platz, 60, resident of Mitchell died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at his home under hospice care. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist... Full story


Death Notice: Linda May Wilkins

Linda May Wilkins, passed away at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., Wed., Feb. 25, 2015. Funeral arrangements for Linda are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge... Full story


Service Notice: Mary Ann Baack

Mary Ann Baack, 86, a long time Sidney resident, passed away in Overland Park, Kan., Wednesday morning Feb. 25, 2015. Cremation has been held. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Mon., March 9th in the First United Methodist Church in Sidney.... Full story


Service Notice: Alice Carol Spencer

Alice Carol Spencer, 89 of Gering and longtime Potter resident, passed away at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Sat., Feb. 7, 2015. Friends and family are invited to gather and share memories at 11:30 a.m., Sat., March 7th in the... Full story


Community Calendar 02-26-15

Ongoing Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Dates of Lenten soup suppers & Lenten worship services are Feb. 24, Mar. 4, 11, 18 & 25 Lenten Soup suppers are every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Lenten worship services are every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Cancer... Full story


The art of language

To learn a second language is difficult, if not impossible. At an early age, a child learns to think in his or her first language, and so his or her brain is set, hardwired for that first language. After that, an adolescent or an adult cannot stop...


Talking Sports: Honoring 'Ol Pete' 128 years later

Grover Cleveland Alexander was born, raised and died in Nebraska. If you’re a baseball fan with just a rudimentary knowledge of the game’s history, you’ve heard of Alexander. In honor of today being the 128th anniversary of Alexander’s...


Peetz girls ousted from district tourney

STERLING, Colo. – For much of the first half, the fifth-seeded Peetz Lady Bulldogs (8-12) stayed within growling distance of the No. 4 Briggsdale Lady Falcons 15-5). But then the Falcons' Darian...



GIRLS’ B-6 BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS Girls’ Basketball B-6 District Tournament At Gering High School Monday, Feb. 23 No. 4 Gering 37, No. 5 Alliance 35 Thursday, Feb. 26 At McCook Community College No. 1 Sidney (16-7) vs. No. 4 Gering (6-18), 4 p.m.... Full story


Sidney girls' basketball team plays tonight for state tournament berth

The Sidney High School girls' basketball team will play Scottsbluff tonight for a spot in the Nebraska Class B state tournament. The game will tip today at 6:30 p.m. at the Cabela's Athletic Facility Sidney. The top-seeded Lady Raiders (17-7)... Full story


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