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Holecheck recalls fun of winning two state titles

Chief deputy sheriff drives in parade that son is a part of


Ryan Hermens

Seniors on this year's state title team stand alongside Jim Holecheck and the state championship trophy from 1970.

"This is something they'll never forget ...

something they can never take away from you."

– Jim Holechek, member of Sidney's 1970 state championship team

On Sunday, a parade made its way through Sidney, beginning near Interstate 80 and travelling down 11th and 10th avenues before turning onto Illinois Street and ending at the high school.

The sirens – echoing off homes and businesses – were heard first, sounding from a pair of fire trucks and a handful of police and sheriff's vehicles. A few dozen other vehicles followed, honking their horns.

The weather even seemed to cooperate. Th...

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