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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

2 city officials make court appearances

Hehnke takes deal; police chief enters not guilty plea


Two high-ranking City of Sidney employees appeared in court Monday morning, with one agreeing to a plea deal that resolved his case.

Sidney Public Services Director John Hehnke pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace and received a fine of $300 plus court costs from Judge Paul Wess. In exchange for the plea, a charge of misdemeanor unlawful intrusion was dropped by Assistant Attorney General Doug Warner, who was named a special prosecutor in the case by the Cheyenne County Court.

Warner was appointed after an application was made by County Attorney Paul Schaub, wh...

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