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Elks Lodge Awarded Historic Grant

The Sidney Elks Lodge has been awarded a $415,000 Community Development Block Grant for renovation of the Elks Lodge building.

The project would focus on restoration, rehabilitation and preservation of the Sidney Elks.

Total funding including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant, in-kind work and a grant from Sidney's LB840 fund will total about $500,000.

"We already had 400 to 500 hours of in-kind work," said Elks Lodge member John Phillips.

Work so far has included cleaning rooms in the top floor, including previous jail cells and offices. In the process, the balcony seating an...


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