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Articles from the May 31, 2013 edition

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 By Lisana Eckenrode    News    May 31, 2013

City budget talks planned for June council meetings

Sidney's 2013-14 budget is so dense, the City Council had to first weigh when to discuss the matter before turning to the actual details. At the council's May 27 meeting City Manager Gary Person said that this budget is going to have “a lot of... Full story

 By Floyd Brandt    Community    May 31, 2013

Antique tractors relaying through Sidney

On Saturday June 1, the Nebraska Antique Farming Association will take part in the 100-year celebration of the nations first coast-to-coast highway. Starting in Pine Bluffs, Wyo. they will follow the Lincoln Highway to Missouri Valley, Iowa... Full story

 By Joseph Moore    News    May 31, 2013

Proposal to form new tax committee moves forward

LINCOLN -- A legislative committee would be formed to study the tax system in Nebraska under a resolution advanced by lawmakers Thursday. LR155, introduced by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, would create the Tax Modernization Committee to examine the s...


Veteran preference bill advanced

By Christine Scalora and Joseph Moore, Nebraska News Service LINCOLN - Disabled veterans would get a preference on state contracts under a bill state senators advanced Thursday. Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced the bill. As amended, it woul...


Sidney High School honor roll

4th Quarter Honor Roll STRAIGHT A (GRADE 12) – Lauren Gull, Taylor Kaus, Madison Malzahn, McKenzie Rosdail, Karissa Segelke, Mikala Sweetser, Madison Verhulst, Jessic Wheelock (GRADE 11) – Casey Baldwin, Blake Bayne, LaNaya Gutierrez, Brendan... Full story


Neighbors, Wheat Belt Staff Rescue Trapped Dogs

Two Big Springs’ dogs recent "walk about" nearly ended in disaster. The dogs were reunited with their family after four days thanks to caring neighbors, Sam and Doug Rose and Wheat Belt Oshkosh area foreman, Kevin Coss. Late Thursday afternoon, a...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    May 31, 2013

Questions of intent

Two national "sports" stories caught my attention this past week. The first was news that 10 members of Congress have urged the Washington Redskins to change their name. The second was a minor Interne... Full story


Circus stops by Sonny's parking lot

Ari Steeples of the James Cristy Cole Circus feeds a trained bear during a stop at the Sonny’s parking lot. The pre-circus promotional event drew dozens of young children for a close up look at the... Full story


Benny Hochman

Benny Hochman, 89 of Sidney, Nebraska passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, May 29, 2013 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 1, 2013... Full story


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