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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Gravel Permit Approved


April 27, 2022 | View PDF

The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved on April 18 an agreement with Paul Reed Construction for a conditional use permit to stockpile soil, aggregate, concrete and asphalt.

The conditional use permit will include crushing and staging for the Interstate 80 Brownson East Project. The permit is for a tract of land owned by Beyer Farm, Inc.

The commissioners also accepted the 2023 Community-based Juvenile Services Aid Grant award in the amount of $40,000. The grant helps finance the salary of the juvenile services coordinator. In the commissioners meeting, County Attorney Paul Schaub introduced Georgia Rogers as the the new juvenile services coordinator.

“We do diversions so they (juveniles) don't go in the criminal system,” Rogers said.

She said she is seeing a large number of truancy cases in the area.

“I'm at 30-some cases right now,” she said April 18.

The commissioners also approved the resignation of Sonia Corne from the Cheyenne County Visitors Committee and Anne Rexroth as a voting member of the Visitors Committee.

“She's done a great job. I hate to see her go,” said commissioner Phil Sanders about Corne's resignation.

“It's nice to get someone on the Visitors Committee from the northern part of the county,” said commissioner Randy Miller.

The commissioners presided as the Board of Equalization, approving Exemption Application for Tax Exemption on motor vehicles owned by Qualifying Nonprofit Organizations for Cheyenne County Hospital Association, known as Sidney Medical Center.

Cheyenne County Extension Educator Karen DeBoer presented the commissioners her annual report.

In her report, she highlighted the AgSplosion program. AgSplosion is an agriculture literacy program that helps students learn more about crops and livestock produced in the state, and what they are used for. During the program, students rotate through a variety of stations that give them an opportunity at hands-on experience related to a wide variety of agriculture topics.

DeBoer's report says 482 kindergarten through fourth grade students were impacted by a 4-H Ag Program, more than 1,260 youth were involved in a 4-H program in Cheyenne and Deuel counties and 188 youth attended Inventure Day, an entrepreneurship program.


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