It was 40 years ago …


These photos appeared on the front page of the Jan. 30, 1978, Sidney Daily News, following what is now called the Blizzard of ‘78. The snows came Thursday, Jan. 26, and socked in the entire region. Neighbors helped neighbors and strangers became friends. For the first time in its then 88-year history, the newspaper did not publish for three days. Too few people could get to work to put out a paper, and there was no way to distribute anything that could be printed. The Jan. 30 issue commemorated the blizzard with eight pages of coverage. Forty years later, the high was in the low 50s, Friday.

These photos appeared on the front page of the Jan. 30, 1978, Sidney Daily News, following what is now called the Blizzard of ‘78. The snows came Thursday, Jan. 26, and socked in the entire region. Neighbors helped neighbors and strangers became friends. For the first time in its then 88-year history, the newspaper did not publish for three days. Too few people could get to work to put out a paper, and there was no way to distribute anything that could be printed. The Jan. 30 issue commemorated the blizzard with eight pages of coverage. Forty years later, the high was in the low 50s, Friday.


Composite by Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News Original photos by Rick Kelly

These photos appeared on the front page of the Jan. 30, 1978, Sidney Daily News, following what is now called the Blizzard of ‘78. The snows came Thursday, Jan. 26, and socked in the entire region. Neighbors helped neighbors and strangers became friends. For the first time in its then 88-year history, the newspaper did not publish for three days. Too few people could get to work to put out a paper, and there was no way to distribute anything that could be printed. The Jan. 30 issue commemorated the blizzard with eight pages of coverage. Forty years later, the high was in the low 50s, Friday.

These photos appeared on the front page of the Jan. 30, 1978, Sidney Daily News, following what is now called the Blizzard of ‘78. The snows came Thursday, Jan. 26, and socked in the entire region. Neighbors helped neighbors and strangers became friends. For the first time in its then 88-year history, the newspaper did not publish for three days. Too few people could get to work to put out a paper, and there was no way to distribute anything that could be printed. The Jan. 30 issue commemorated the blizzard with eight pages of coverage. Forty years later, the high was in the low 50s, Friday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/01/web1_SDN012718Blizzard.jpgThese photos appeared on the front page of the Jan. 30, 1978, Sidney Daily News, following what is now called the Blizzard of ‘78. The snows came Thursday, Jan. 26, and socked in the entire region. Neighbors helped neighbors and strangers became friends. For the first time in its then 88-year history, the newspaper did not publish for three days. Too few people could get to work to put out a paper, and there was no way to distribute anything that could be printed. The Jan. 30 issue commemorated the blizzard with eight pages of coverage. Forty years later, the high was in the low 50s, Friday. Composite by Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News Original photos by Rick Kelly