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School bond voted down for second time

Sanders wins Republican county seat nomination; voter turnout greater than expected


The Sidney school bond was defeated again on Tuesday, this time by a margin of just 64 votes.

The $16.95 million bond would have funded the construction of a new K-4 school to replace the three aging facilities that now house those grade levels, the oldest of which was built in 1929.

The initial count after the polls closed on Tuesday was 953 votes against the bond and 889 in favor of the bond.

“We knew it was going to be a pretty close election,” said Sidney schools superintendent Jay Ehler.

Although Ehler and the school board were optimistic that the bond would pass this time aroun...

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