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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Alyssa Asselin has her future in sight

Gering High School senior Alyssa Asselin, daughter of Mason and Jamie Asselin and sister to Chase, is excited to be so close to her future. She enjoys working at her family car dealership and hanging out with her friends. For her final year of high school she is looking forward to learning as much as she possibly can before she finally leaves.
GERING, NE
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Scottsbluff girls down Sidney for WC tourney titile

The Scottsbluff girls basketball team received 16 points from Mariyah Avila and 15 from Anna Kelley as they overcame a 1-point halftime deficit to outscore Sidney 36-19 in the second half to earn a 61-45 win in the championship game of the Western Conference Tournament Saturday at Western Nebraska Community College’s Cougar Palace.
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Scottsbluff High School Vocal Music Concert to feature variety of music

The Scottsbluff High School Vocal Music Concert on Tuesday will have something for everyone to enjoy. The concert will feature a mix of music. “We’re doing sounds of the holiday season, plus some different classical music. Just a variety of good concert holiday music,” SHS vocal music instructor Brad Ronne said.
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Chadron boys, girls top Gering

The Chadron basketball teams opened the season with wins over Gering in the first day of the Western Conference Tournament Thursday at Mitchell High School. The Chadron boys trailed 16-10 after the first quarter and then out-scored Gering 17-8 in the third quarter to earn the 45-40 win. The Chadron...
CHADRON, NE
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Gering wrestlers take down Chadron

The defending Class B state champion Gering wrestling team saw its first action of the season in a 49-24 dual win over Chadron on Thursday night at Gering Junior High School. "We did alright for our first dual," Gering head coach Jarred Berger said. "We've got a lot to prove and we can see that. Our business level was alright, so I was happy to see that. But we've got a lot to learn. We got into some bad positions, but it's rust and we'll work on that in the next couple of weeks. We've got to get the jitters and that stuff out the door, but overall I'm somewhat happy but we've still got some work to do."
GERING, NE
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Scottsbluff teams come out on top, Mitchell boys drop game

The basketball season is in full swing as the Western Conference Tournament was held in Mitchell, Scottsbluff and Gering on Thursday. The three games at Gering High School saw the Mitchell Tigers drop to the Sterling Tigers and both Scottsbluff teams coming out with wins. The battle of the Tigers...
MITCHELL, NE
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Local students compete in Math Bowls, PROBE exam

Across the state of Nebraska, high school students battled in a tournament of wits. The 32nd annual Nebraska Math Day was held on Dec. 2. For the second year in a row, it was held virtually. The majority of Math Day is based around Math Bowls. Teams from 43 schools...
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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Chris Bliss steps up to the plate

Mark Bliss, also known as Chris Bliss, is a Gering High School senior. He is the son of Mark and Karey Bliss and has a sister named Kayla. Bliss participates in football at Gering High School. When asked about how his senior season went this year he said he was proud of his team’s improvement.
GERING, NE
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Gering mock trial students take on tough case for 2021-22 season

The death of a 19-year-old girl is the mystery of this who-dunnit-type case, and it’s up to three high schoolers to defend her older sister who was implicated in the death, and three others to prosecute her. The 2021 Mock Trial case is a difficult one this year, as high...
GERING, NE
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WNCC's Esports sees plenty of interest

Western Nebraska Community College has a new sport at the college, and it is something a little bit different than the competitive teams of soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball. WNCC is entering the age of video games as it has started an Esports club that will be playing in...
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
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WNCC tuition rates to remain unchanged for 2022-2023 academic year

SCOTTSBLUFF — Following a vote by the Western Community College Area Board of Governors, Western Nebraska Community College tuition rates will not increase for the 2022-2023 academic year. The board ratified the tuition rates at Wednesday’s monthly board meeting on the Scottsbluff Campus. “We are committed to serving the needs...
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Nine from BHS participate in WTC Honor Choir

The Western Trails Honor Choir was held on Monday, November 15, at Morrill High School. Nine singers from the Bridgeport Choir were invited to attend, based on their auditions sent in earlier this year. Choirs from WTC schools submitted entries and the top 75 were chosen to sing at an ...
MORRILL, NE
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Area FFA Students competed in District leadership contest

District 12 FFA Chapters competed at Chadron State College on Nov. 17 in Leadership Development Events (LDEs). These contest’s are focused on developing leadership skills. Students finishing in the top two places will represent District 12 at the 94th Nebraska State FFA Convention held April 6-8 2022. Awards were given...
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
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Priority candidate for UNL PREC director position speaks at forum

Charles Stoltenow, the priority candidate for dean of the University of Nebraska Extension and director of the Panhandle Research and Extension Center visited Scottsbluff on Saturday, Nov. 13, answering questions and addressing concerns from extension educators and the public during a forum. Stoltenow was introduced by Mike Boehm, Institute of...
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Sophia McAndrew has big goals

Gering High School senior Sophia McAndrew, daughter of Martin and Rowann McAndrew and sister to GHS alum Mercy, has a passion for the game of soccer. McAndrew is involved in golf and soccer in high school this year. She started soccer her freshman year and loved it ever since. When she first started playing, she played for Torrington. She played both junior varsity and varsity that year.
GERING, NE
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Scottsbluff one act season off to a good start

Popular senior Darren Dormer gets knocked off his high horse and humbled real quickly when he suddenly becomes a freshman again amidst all of his senior friends in the one act “Square One” by Mark Kaufmann. The Scottsbluff High School one act team chose this dramedy because it seemed to...
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
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Gering High School grad joins Space Force

Kayla Kelly and her brother, Kyle, have always been close. She said she’d often want to do what he was doing when she was younger. So when he had joined the Air Force straight out of high school, and she was wondering what to do after college, she said it made sense to follow in his footsteps.
GERING, NE