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Governor's Whistle Stop Tour visits Sidney


August 9, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

At Hickory Square, Sidney's Boy Scout Troop Pack 90 performs a posting of colors ceremony before the arrival of Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska150 Express Saturday.

Union Pacific's Nebraska150 Express visited Sidney Saturday, bringing with it Gov. Pete Ricketts and several guests.

Ricketts's Whistle-stop Tour first visited Ogallala, then continued to Gering.

Mayor Joe Arterburn described the visit as an "honor" for the city.

"Sidney's long colorful history is closely linked to the Union Pacific railroad, which brought industry and people of all walks of life, just as it did for so many towns that sprang up along its tracks," he said. "We are proud of our long-standing history and relationship with Union Pacific, which continues to be part of our commun...

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