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Vandals damage new downtown sidewalk


Caitlin Sievers

Tracks from bike tires are visible in the new concrete on 10th Avenue.

The city of Sidney plans to replace a portion of the freshly poured sidewalk on 10th Ave. due to surface damage allegedly caused by two juveniles.

"We have had an unfortunate circumstance happen this morning," Public Services Director John Hehnke told the city council on Tuesday night. "We had two young men who chose to ignore the barricades and caution tape and rode a bike and walked across the fresh concrete that was laid for the sidewalk on the east side of the street between Illinois and Jackson."

The contractor attempted to rectify the impressions made in the concrete immediately foll...

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