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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

SIDNEY SUN TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

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

SIDNEY SUN TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

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

SOUTHPLATTESENTINEL.COM - 2018-03-20 16:14:10

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

STAR-HERALD - 2018-03-19 23:15:00

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

SOUTHPLATTESENTINEL.COM - 2018-03-20 16:11:19

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

STERLING JOURNAL-ADVOCATE - 2018-03-21 04:06:09

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

STERLING JOURNAL-ADVOCATE - 2018-03-21 03:59:59

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

STERLING JOURNAL-ADVOCATE - 2018-03-21 04:07:04

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


Serendipity brings low-cost housing opportunity to Logan County

A South Park contractor may hold the key to low-income housing in rural Logan County. Ray Lyons was in Fleming Tuesday evening to ask the Fleming Town Council whether he could build a small house on a lot owned by his friend Ron Knifer, a long-time Fleming resident. Many municipalities, Lyons explai


Michael Lynn 'guilty' on three counts; remains out on bond

Michael Lynn, the man arrested following a lengthy standoff with law enforcement officers last June in Illif, was found guilty on one felony charge and two misdemeanor charges Wednesday in Logan County District Court. Senior Judge Kenneth M. Plotz presided over the three day trial that ended Wednes


Sidney School District Approaches '21st Century'

Sidney School Board members congratulated high school wrestlers Brody Raines, Kaden Vowers, Trey Arellano and Derek Robb for their success at the State Wrestling Tournament. Raines finished in sixth place, Vowers was runner-up, Arellano two-time champion and Robb is a four-time state champion. The S


Sterling Police Department arrests man for kidnapping

STERLING POLICE DEPARTMENT At 9:23 p.m. David Angelo Landin, 55, of Sterling, was arrested in the 200 block of Beattie St. on charges of retaliation against a witness or victim and following a person in or about a public place. At 3:40 a.m. Oran Boyce Canada Jr., 41, of Sterling, was arrested in the


Iliff Town Board makeup even more uncertain

The Iliff Town Board still is accepting letters of intent from residents who want to serve on the board and will do so until April 1. Two new board members were named Wednesday evening and a current member confirmed, but several other trustees indicated they may not be submitting letters of intent.


Logan County Sheriff's deputies investigate suspicious vehicle, harassment

LOGAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE At 3:02 a.m. Janise Gerk, 34, was arrested on the following charges: driving under the influence, DUI per se and failure to drive in a single lane. At 3:10 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 47000 block of Weld County Road 155 to assist Weld County deputies. At 3:25 a


Will the rains come?

KIMBALL, Neb. - Time to dust off the grazing plan. When it comes to grassland forage production and livestock grazing, here in the tri-state region we've been quite fortunate over the last half-decade. Since the last real drought of 2012, most locations across northeast Colorado, southeast Wyoming,