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Fairgrounds facelift?

Group meets to discuss plans to renovate, upgrade local facility


Courtney Fletcher

Barry Swanson of Baker & Associates presented the preliminary site plan showing the possible layout of a new fairgrounds area in Sidney.

It's been two years since the first discussion of a new and improved fairgrounds in Sidney, according to Connie Hancock, a UNL extension educator in Sidney.

On Tuesday night at the Blue Rooster Cafe's art gallery, about two dozen people got a peek at the first site plan of the proposed new fairgrounds and discuss the possibilities of new facilities.

The Cheyenne County Fund was created when those who were actively involved with the fairgrounds realized that many updates and repairs were needed to make the fairgrounds a multi-purpose area for the community.

In the summer of 2014, the extensi...

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