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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Reviving History: Elks Lodge Seeks Renovation


October 16, 2019

Forrest Hershberger

The Sidney Elks Lodge is also the former city auditorium. Theatre seats and lighting can still be seen on the second floor.

One aspect of Sidney cannot be denied. It has a lot of history. Some is unfortunately gone, some actively part of today's society and some hidden from plain sight.

One part of history is unknown to much of the community as it stands as a quiet monument to days gone by. The Sidney Elks Lodge is tall brick building north of the Cheyenne County offices. It is also a veritable maze involving three floors of history. It is an example of history supporters hope to see preserved for future generations.

The Elks Lodge is a building of living history with a fully functioning ticket window just insi...

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