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Teachers retire with more than 160 years of experience


Courtney Fletcher

More than 160 years of teaching experience is leaving Sidney High School with just four teacher retirements. Pictured from left to right are: Tim Smith, Jane Holechek, Burl Janzen, Brent Joyce and Principal Chris Arent.

As the school year comes to an end, the graduating seniors aren't the only ones who are starting a new chapter outside of Sidney High School.

Sidney High School's Jane Holechek, Tim Smith, Brent Joyce and Burl Janzen will be retiring after their more than 160 years of teaching experience. On Tuesday afternoon, students, teachers and faculty members thanked and shared memories with the long-time teachers.

Smith, who teaches American Government and History, has been teaching in Sidney for 42 years and teaching at Sidney High for 24 years. According to Smith, his greatest memory at the schoo...

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