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After 50 years, Maroons of '64 are coming home


For the Sidney High School Class of 1964, there are many memories – both bitter and sweet.

On Nov. 22, 1963, as the 113 classmates were enjoying a Friday free from classes because of teacher conferences, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. In 1964, U.S. involvement in Vietnam escalated into a war that eventually would draw several class members into combat. As the class graduated in early June 1964, a massive civil rights effort to register black voters was underway in the South.

Back home, in early fall of the Class of ‘64’s senior year, the Sidney High football team – one...

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