Sidney Town Hall comes down

A landmark building with over 100 years of history was erased from the downtown landscape Aug. 22.

Sidney churches unite for Vacation Bible School

The churches of Sidney hosted VBS Day Camp 2016 for ages 4 years and up, with the theme “Go Tell It on the Mountain!” Aug. 6 at Countryside United Methodist Church. There was a kickoff event with food and games for the whole family on Aug. 5. Day Camp for ages 4 years and up will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6.

Bid for town hall demolition OK’d

The Sidney Township Board on Monday accepted a $26,600 bid from the low bidder, Razmus Demolition Services of Chrisman, to demolish the Sidney Town Hall.
The township held a bid opening at 2 p.m. on July 22 at the community building. Four other companies bid on the project; the next lowest bids were $32,749 from Lee Farms Excavating of Onarga and $39,749.

Trustees discuss building’s condition

The future of the village’s community building is uncertain.
Superintendent of Operations Earl Bennett said that a couple of weeks ago, he discovered that the roof was leaking on the building at 221 S. David St. and that water was standing in the light fixtures.

13th Fun Daze festival this weekend

A karaoke contest, a petting zoo and a cake walk will be among the new attractions at the 13th annual Sidney Fun Daze festival, scheduled for Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30.
“We tried to add more things for the kids,” Sidney Improvement Group President Mike Roy said.

Board not donating to July festival

It looks like the village will not be donating towards Sidney Summer Fun Daze this year.
In previous years, the village has typically donated between $4,000 and $5,000 to the Sidney Improvement Group (SIG), which organizes the festival held the last weekend in July.
Trustee Cyndi McCloud said that since SIG has about $10,000 in the bank, she couldn’t justify a donation.

Sidney’s village board approves salary hikes for employees

The village board approved 2-percent salary increases at a special meeting last Monday night.

Officials seek to set record straight about proposed facility

The people behind a proposed residential recovery treatment center north of Sidney want to set the record straight.

Hearing set on proposed recovery treatment center

Sidney residents will have another chance in two weeks to ask questions and express  concerns about a planned residential recovery treatment center north of town.

Sidney doctor and community leader being remembered as physician and friend

A longtime Sidney doctor is being remembered as an educated man with a common touch that endeared him to many.
Dr. Martin Koeck III passed away last Thursday at the age of 91. He was Sidney’s town physician from 1950 until he retired in 1994.

Read the full story in the Feb. 18 issue of The County Star.

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