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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Resident Reaches 107 Years Young


February 14, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Ada Johnson of Sidney recently celebrated her 107th birthday. She has lived her entire life in Cheyenne County.

The year was 1911. Transportation was a mixture of horses, buggies and stage coaches and the occasional car. The Civil War and Indian conflicts were recent memory.

It was also the year the Johnson family added one more to the family role and the population of Cheyenne County.

Ada Johnson recently celebrated her 107th birthday. It started with a round of "Happy Birthday" sung to her as a wake-up call. She had visits from family and friends and several arrangements of flower to recognize her long life and more are due in the next few days.

"He bought his first car the day I was born," she sa...

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