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By Don Ogle 

SPD urges caution when using fireworks to celebrate July 4th


As July approaches, the celebration of America’s Independence comes to the forefront of many people’s thoughts. A long weekend of activity - including fishing and other water activities, picnics and fireworks shows are on tap.

Not all fireworks shows are the aerial spectaculars reminding us of the battle for independence. Most are small, personal shows with bangs and pops purchased from local fireworks stands.

With those activities, officials are releasing tips for safety, as well as responsible actions when enjoying personal fireworks.

The Sidney Police Department has posted the follo...

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