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By Hannah Van Ree

Recent storms present challenges, fill coffers


Hannah Van Ree

Local businesses and city employees work hard during every storm to keep the citizens of Sidney, as well as travelers passing by, warm and secure during storms.

Panhandle residents dealt with road and school closures as best they could during the recent blizzards. But how does the weather affect the city as whole after the snowflakes have gone and the winds have died down?

“Storms always cause numerous challenges for the city staff and emergency management personnel, but dealing with the storms is just part of what we do as a city,” said Sidney City Manager Gary Person.

“Each storm brings different types of challenges,” he continued.

“Obviously when the storms hit on weekends or nights, you have overtime issues with personnel, equipment...

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