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Sharing the road key to pedestrian and motorist safety


Courtney Fletcher

Alyssa Huus stops at the crosswalk on the corner of 10th Avenue and Illinois Street in Sidney.

Summer officially begins this weekend, but for the past few weeks – since the school year ended and as temperatures warmed – downtown sidewalks and walking paths have seen increased use.

Students, now out of school, are biking, walking and skating to summer camps, afternoons at the pool and other adventures.

Combined with the regular pedestrian traffic in and around town, Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson said those behind the wheel and those on foot need to pay attention to their surroundings.

"The greatest thing that pedestrians can for themselves is to pay attention," he said. "We h...

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