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Governor Recognizes Ag Week: Commends Agri-Plastics for Sidney Operation

March 23, 2018 Forrest Hershberger Gov. Pete Ricketts presents a proclamation to local agriculture leaders during the luncheon Wednesday in Sidney. National Agriculture Week was March 18-24, and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts sees it as a time to celebrate Nebraska as well. "Agriculture is the heart an

SIDNEY SUN TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

200 students attend WNCC's Sophomore Career Conference

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STAR-HERALD - 2018-03-24 06:00:00

Peetz preschool expansion on hold for now

A preschool expansion at Peetz School has been put on hold for now, as the district waits to see what kind of an impact the sale of Cabela's to Bass Pro, in Sidney, Neb., will have on its enrollment. The decision to hold off was agreed on at a regular school board meeting Tuesday. According to Super

STERLING JOURNAL-ADVOCATE - 2018-03-23 04:38:44

Sterling Police Department investigates stolen toolbox, digital camera

STERLING POLICE DEPARTMENT At 1:24 p.m. Matthew Lee Haney, 31, of Sterling, was arrested on Denver St. on charges of failure to appear and obstructing a peace officer. Jose Angel Acosta, 27, of Sterling, was arrested in the 500 block of Lily Ln. on charges of cruelty to animals, violation of a prote

STERLING JOURNAL-ADVOCATE - 2018-03-24 03:17:29

Local Students Qualify For State Speech Competition

March 21, 2018 COURTESY PHOTO CREEK VALLEY TEAM: Pierce Leef, Sami Schmid, Jordyn Koenen, KK Fletcher, Miquala Purscell, Joey McConnell competed at the district speech contest for Creek Valley High School. Koenen qualified for state in Informative Speaking. Potter-Dix and Leyton High Schools won the


Business Meeting Teaches Personal, Business Development

March 21, 2018 Forrest Hershberger Paul Jarrett speaks to the crowd of potential entrepreneurs during Friday's meeting at Western Nebraska Community College. Jarrett encouraged people to follow their passions when considering a business. Friday's Entrepreneur and Startup Event at Western Nebraska Co


Speech Team Teaches Skills to Use Throughout Life

ALLIANCE - The Alliance High School Speech Team just wrapped up their year with a trip to districts Wednesday, March 14, in Sidney. Freshman member Saphina Achi stated, "Districts was really fun! There were a lot of good teams there and it was a really good experience." Achi performed her persuasive

ALLIANCETIMES.COM - 2018-03-22 22:11:00

Sterling, Logan County upcoming events - March 24 - March 27

Today, March 24 Sterling Community Health Fair - 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Sterling Middle School, 1177 Pawnee Ave. Free admission; $35 for blood work, other labs available. Zion Congregational Church Bake Sale - 8:30 a.m., Fifth and Chestnut St. Narcotics Anonymous - 1:30 p.m., First Christian Church. In

STERLING JOURNAL-ADVOCATE - 2018-03-24 03:21:20

Peetz FFA oyster fry draws 600

The Peetz School gym was packed with people Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the FFA chapter's annual oyster fry and member auction. Around 600 people attended the event. With a line stretching clear outside the front doors community support was strong for Peetz High School FFA chapter's annual oyster f


Peetz Town Board January minutes

The regular Peetz Town Board meeting was called to order Jan. 8, 2018 at 6:32 p.m. by Mayor Traci Davenport. All Board members were present. The Board Members are Randy Kottwitz, Paul Mansfield, Greg Nienhuser, Danielle Smith, Rayce Wood and Zach Wood. The Mayor is Traci Davenport. Public Meeting re


Potter opens studio in Scottsbluff, plans to offer classes

Rod Clause has opened a pottery studio and art gallery in Scottsbluff. He plans to offer a variety of artwork and pottery workshops in the spacious studio at 1211 Third Ave.Steve Frederick/Star-Herald SCOTTSBLUFF - Gering potter Rod Clause has opened a studio gallery in Scottsbluff. The studio, "Der


Logan County Sheriff's deputies respond to burglar alarm, dog bite

LOGAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE At 3:43 a.m. Bryn Boyd, 27, was arrested on the following charges: driving with license restrained, operating an uninsured motor vehicle on public roadway, vehicle not equipped with required rear license plate light. He was booked into the Logan County Jail. At 3:30 p.m


Child Find screenings in Fleming

Fleming Community Preschool, located at 506 N. Fremont, will host a Healthy Child Clinic for children ages 6 months to 5 years from 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 20. Child Find screenings for vision, hearing, dental, development, height, weight, social/emotional and speech will be provided by participating a


Rise Above brings new features to blank wall

The new mural being painted behind the Family Resource Center got some added features Wednesday. On the second day of painting, Denver artist Bimmer Torres was joined by Jonathon Judge, program director for Rise Above Colorado, the non-profit organization funding the project in Sterling. While the m


Logan County Commissioners vacate road over city objections

A nearly 100-year-old road that was never developed has ceased to exist, following action by the Logan County Commissioners Tuesday. At their March 6 meeting, the commissioners tabled a request from Tracy McBride Lapp to vacate Nasturtium Road and a dedicated alley at the request of Sterling City Ma


Luck brings color to downtown Sterling

It was a "stroke of luck" that led to the latest addition to Sterling's collection of public murals, says Family Resource Center Director Yvonne Draxler. Work on the mural began Tuesday morning - a day later than anticipated, as Monday's weather didn't cooperate with the plans. Denver muralist Bimme


Semi tip over slows traffic in Bridgeport

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School Board Renews Superintendent's Contract

March 16, 2018 The Sidney School District Board of Education renewed the contract for superintendent Rodney "Jay" Ehler during the March 12 meeting. Ehler is contracted with an annual salary of $149,000, a $300 monthly travel allowance, health, dental and life insurance. The District also pays Ehle


City Council Reviews Finance Update

March 16, 2018 Sidney revenues are maintaining well, according to Finance Director David Scott. Scott made a report before the Sidney City Council during Tuesday's city council meeting. In his report, Scott noted that the City has collected $331,785 in Property Tax and DMV, about 22 percent of the b


Head full of history: Gordy Wilkins shares tales of Pony Express and other local lore

Wilkins recites local history from memory as he takes a vistor on a tour of memorials in Deuel County. Steve Frederick/Star-Herald Historian Gordy Wilkins checks a marker near Chappell commemorating the nearby Hughes Pony Express Station. He helped to place seven monuments from Paxton to the state l