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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

County Redistricting


Each 10 years, the United States conducts a census, a count of its population.

The last census resulted in the State of Nebraska directing Cheyenne County to reapportion its districts.

In April 2021, Nebraska Public Media reported the state had grown in population by 7.4 percent from 2010. Nebraska's population was last recorded at 1,961,504, up from 1,826,341 in 2010, making Nebraska the 37th largest state, adding more than 135,000 people in the last 10 years.

What that means to Cheyenne County is the State determined it is time for redistricting.

In the June 21 meeting of the county commi...

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