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Peetz High School grad walks alone, delivers powerful message

All eyes were on a single graduate Saturday during the Peetz School’s commencement ceremonies. Makayla Rae Motzkus walked alone to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance,” addressed the audience as the Class Valedictorian, and then recessed, again alone, to close the ceremony. Motzkus was one of two...
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LETTER: Cards brought smiles to a lot of people

In 1963 President Kennedy designated May to be ‘Senior Citizen Month’ the prelude to today’s ‘Older American Month’. This spring many community volunteers came together to make greeting cards of encouragement to commemorate the month. My goal was to make 375 greeting cards and I...
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Things to do in Sterling & Logan County — May 16 – May 23

SilverSneakers Yoga — 10 a.m., Heritage Center. Chapter Chat — 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Sterling Public Library. For ages 6-9. Pinochle — 1 p.m., Heritage Center. CSU Extension Coffee, Tea and We — 1 p.m., in person at 302 Main Street or online at Cards...
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Fleming High School says farewell to 11 Wildcats

A future pharmacist, athletic trainer, welder, lineman, farmer and nurse are among the graduates of Fleming School, all of whom are sure to have a bright future. The school’s 11 graduates were recognized at a commencement ceremony Sunday that started with the graduates entering the gym to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” and an invocation by Harry Harms gave the invocation. Natali Boerner then delivered the welcoming address, thanking friends, loved ones, teachers, administrators, coaches, advisors and Fleming community members for all of their support, noting that because of them “we can now be certain we are ready to enter this new and exciting chapter in our lives.”
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Sterling baseball drops fifth game of season

Very few teams have been able to get the better of Sterling baseball. Resurrection Christian added its name to the short list on Saturday. Class 3A’s fourth-ranked Tigers entered the matchup with just a few blemishes on their resume, thanks to an early 6-2 loss to No. 3 University at the beginning of the season and a short slump that saw Sterling drop three straight contests to top-ranked Eaton and University again. Otherwise, the Tigers looked incredibly strong through 17 wins and those four losses.

CPW presents results of mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease at May Commission Meeting in Sterling

STERLING, Colo. – At the May CPW Commission meeting in Sterling, CPW Terrestrial Programs Supervisor Matt Eckert provided an update to the Commission on the agency’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing efforts. Eckert summarized the agency’s findings from mandatory CWD testing for the 2021-2022 hunting season as well as lessons learned over the first five-year rotation of mandatory testing (2017-2021 hunting seasons).
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Things to do in Sterling & Logan County — May 14 – May 20

Peetz High School Graduation — 2 p.m., at the school. Heritage Center Dance Group — 6:30 p.m., Heritage Center. Jim Ehrlich. Cost $7. Everyone welcome. Zion Congregational Church Soup Kitchen — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5th Street and Chestnut. Come to the back door and down the stairs. Free. Meals served to anyone who is hungry and in need of a hot meal.

14 NJC nursing graduates completed entire training through a pandemic

A new crop of nurses are entering the medical field and they are ready to face any challenge ahead after having to complete all of their training during the COVID-19 pandemic. Northeastern Junior College recognized 14 graduates Thursday evening at its Associate Degree Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony started with an...
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Summer Food Program kicks off June 6 at Prairie Park

RE-1 Valley School District and the City of Sterling Parks, Library and Recreation are once again partnering to offer a Summer Food Service Program. The free lunch program will run June 6-July 28 at Prairie Park, across from the Sterling Recreation Center, with food served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Ayres Elementary School’s site will be open July 5-22, Tuesday through Friday.