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By Tina Mines

City of Sidney lends a helping hand


Tina Mines

City workers warm up the backhoe on 10th St. in preparing to finish up the aide they are lending to the Veteran’s Affairs office, a job Public Service Director John Hehnke said they hope to finish up before the cold hits this weekend.

As many commuters around town have noted a small area of 10th Ave. has been blocked off and cones direct traffic into what is normally the turn lane.

The cause, “We are helping the Veterans Affairs office there. They are required to put in a fire line into their building. So we are helping with that because we have to tap the water main there on 10th Ave.,” Sidney Public Service Director John Hehnke said.

“So we had to cut open the street, make the tap and get the line extended over to outside of the street for the contractor.”

Hehnke said the city works will make the tap on, off th...

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