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By Don Ogle 

Caution urged as fireworks make their annual appearance


Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Lorien DeMasters places a firework display on the shelf while Josie Dowse is ready on the cash register at the Job's Daughters fireworks stand near Runza. Job's Daughters and other groups have fireworks stands across town to raise funds for their organizations.

Already the screeches, crackles and pop, pop, pop of fireworks can be heard throughout the city, signaling the approach of the Fourth of July.

The annual celebration is a time for thoughts to turn to our country's independence, and for many the fun of setting off firecrackers, aerials and showers of sparks that go with it.

Along with the fun comes great responsibility as well, and local authorities hope safety is as much a priority as the excitement of setting off fireworks.

"We don't want anyone to get hurt," said Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens.

To that end, Aikens offers a number of tips...

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