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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Cheyenne County Loses Passionate Attorney and Judge


Honorable Judge Thomas Henry Dorwart

Doing his job wasn't enough. He wanted to invest in his community socially and intellectually. He wanted to be a judge who would offer certain offenders a second chance.

The Honorable Judge Thomas Henry Dorwart died Sunday, April 28 in Sidney at the age of 89. He is known as a judge and attorney, but he is also known for his willingness to help others, to view life outside of the box.

He started the first Drug Court in the state of Nebraska, according to his wife Pat. It is a legacy that is still seen in Cheyenne County. He moved to Cheyenne County from Lincoln at the encouragement of his u...

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