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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Commissioners Approve Sports Event Grant


January 26, 2022 | View PDF

The Cheyenne County Commissioners signed off on a sports event grant approved by the Visitors Committee.

The Visitors Committee recently wrote a grant process designed to support sporting events. Tourism Director Kevin Howard said the tournament is a three-day event with more than 40 teams and exceeding 2,500 spectators.

“It's right in line with our way to spend funds,” Howard said.

The commissioners also approved the Sidney High School FFA chapter hosting an event at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. The FFA Labor Auction, silent auction and dinner will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the 4-H building. Chapter sponsor Chaney Peterson asked the commissioners to waive the facility use fee. The commissioners commended Peterson for the young chapter's successes and waived the fees.

Sidney High School's FFA Chapter is about two years old, and has sent students to the National FFA event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Sidney FFA members will be selling tickets through the week.

The commissioners also received a report on the Leyton School District recall election.

The election was for the removal of Suzy Ernest and Roland “Rol” Rushman from their seats on the school board.

County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh said there are 877 registered voters for the Leyton School District; 751 in Cheyenne County.

About 50 percent of registered voters turned out for the recall election. Voters were 196 in favor or Ernest being removed and 246 against, and 179 in favor of Rushman being removed and 264 against. Fiegenschuh also noted there were 53 ballots returned undeliverable.

The commissioners also approved a General Assistance application for county burial for Roman J. Maes of up to $1,500 for cremation. The commissioners also approved the transfer of $8,648.52 from County Wireless Surcharge Fund to County communications Center Fund. The commissioners also opened bids for the purchase of a motor grader.

The bids were given to Highway Superintendent Doug Hart for review.


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