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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph 


Voters shoot down measure to build new elementary school in Sidney for third time


Rob Langrell / Publisher of the Sun-Telegraph

Election volunteers Barry Wallace, front, and Larry Eymann carry ballots into the courthouse Tuesday night after the polls closed for the school bond election. The bond failed by 146 votes.

Sidney voters shot down a school bond on Tuesday that would have provided the funding for a new elementary school. It marked the third time in 17 months that voters have rejected the measure.

In what was considered a low turnout by election officials, voters cast 1,079 votes against (53.63 percent) the bond issue compared to 933 votes in support of it (46.37 percent).

"It's disappointing," said Sidney Public Schools Superintendent Jay Ehler. "I guess we will go back to the drawing board. The issue of old buildings is not going away. Unfortunately next time it's going to cost more."

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