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Series: 2017 Year in Review | Story 9

December 29, 2017

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Students and faculty at Sidney High School's Weymouth Field watched as the moon began to cross in front of the sun, using their protective glasses over their phones to capture the celestial event. A viewing event was also held at Sidney Public Library, and across Sidney people sat on porches and in front of businesses to watch. At roughly 11:45, the moon covered about 95 percent of the sun. In the dimness, the temperature dropped and strong winds delivered a chill.


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...

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