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Voters reject school bond by narrow margin

Board promises to review “options” concerning aging facilities


Sidney's school bond was voted down by a narrow margin of 105 votes on Tuesday. The final results were 1139 votes for the bond and 1244 against.

The bond would have financed new K-4 school, consolidating three of the system's current schools, the oldest of which was originally constructed in 1929. The school board cited difficulty with installing new technology in the older buildings, the newer of which were built in the 1950s, as one of the reasons students needed a new structure.

"I think it was good to have an election," said Sidney schools superintendent Jay Ehler. "It gave us the...

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