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Articles from the December 29, 2012 edition

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Year 2012 in review, July to December

July Battle Of The Weeds It’s a constant battle, but the City of Sidney is up to the task when it comes to snuffing out weeds and the eyesores they create. Jeanie Matthes, Code Enforcement Officer for Sidney’s City Police Department says the... Full story


‘It was a white Christmas’

These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 100 YEARS AGO ‘A Serious Accident’ December 28, 1912 Last Saturday little Harold Edens four y...


Welcome to the apocalypse!

If you are reading this column, I have good news for you: the world didn’t end Friday. In case you missed it, a lot of folks were worried it would. All of this is because of an old Mayan calendar. The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, created by...


Ballot-measure democracy a notable success in 2012

This being the season of giving, it’s worth looking back at some special gifts from November’s election that received little acknowledgement at the time. These victories came in campaigns that had no candidates – no Democrats, Republicans or...


Resolutions and transformation

A man made a permanent move into a retirement home. It wasn’t long before he made friends with a special lady. They spent a lot of time together and finally one evening he proposed, asking her to marry him. The next morning he woke up remembering h...

 By John Roark    Sports    December 29, 2012

Lady Raiders run past Cheyenne South

While its offense wasn’t clicking on all cylinders, the Sidney High School girls’ basketball team made sure that Cheyenne South could hardly get the ignition to turn. Playing near shutout... Full story


Holiday crime, accidents at a minimum

It turns out that Sidney residents were on the “good list” this holiday season, according to Sidney Police Major Joe Aikens. Aikens said that around the holidays there tends to be a pretty prominent increase in domestic violence cases. This...

 By John Roark    Sports    December 29, 2012

Raiders tripped up in OT

Currently, Sidney High School’s boys basketball team and overtime games are anything but bedfellows. Friday night, the host Red Raiders fell prey once more to the extra session, dropping a 60-58...


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