The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Don Ogle 

Memorial plaques available again


October 6, 2017

On 20 concrete stands in Sidney's Legion Park, hundreds of Cheyenne County residents who served their country are remembered at the War Memorial near the park's southwest entrance.

According to accounts reported in the Sidney Telegraph, L.L. (Swede) Nelson came up with the original idea of the memorial, which rapidly took form when Nelson's suggestions were embraced by the community.

Nelson and Cheyenne County Superintendent of Schools Dr. William Kelley discussed, first with each other, then with a growing number of others, plans for a dramatic memorial to all the nation's veterans, living...

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