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Sidney graduate honored in Omaha


For The Sun-Telegraph

John Knicely takes a closer look at his Face on the Barroom Floor at the Omaha Press Club. Knicely, a longtime anchor at WOWT (Ch. 6), is the 140th person to receive the prestigious Face recognition by the Omaha Press Club. The Face on the Barroom Floor tradition began in 1971.

Not too spicy, not too sweet-just Knicely Done. It was a warmhearted roast, fitting for Omaha television's Mr. Nice Guy, John Knicely.

And nice guys finish first in friendships. A sellout crowd-including college classmates, golf buddies, fellow church members and professional colleagues – filled the Press Club on Feb. 21 to see the longtime WOWT anchor honored as the OPC's 140th Face on the Barroom floor.

Knicely is a 1970 graduate of Sidney High School and is the son of Jack and Jan Knicely of Sidney. Jack was a longtime attorney in Sidney.

Knicely's reputation for decency made it dif...

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