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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Hehnke fired by City of Sidney

Public services director cited in '14, but incident was covered up by police chief


John Hehnke, the City of Sidney's embattled public services director, was fired Tuesday.

Hehnke, a 10-year city employee who was at the center of a controversial decision that also involved Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson, was dismissed by City Manager Gary Person.

"He was let go yesterday," Person said. "It was a decision that was made regarding personnel and I can't say much more.

"I don't want to speak on behalf of the mayor or [city] council, but I'm sure some of it will be addressed at Tuesday's meeting."

The Sidney City Council holds its next regularly scheduled meeting this Tuesda...

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