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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher Sun Telegraph 

Funds Hold Up Hickory Square


The proposed water park and pedestrian attractions on Hickory Street Square have been stalled indefinitely.

Sidney Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard announced in the May 26 meeting of the Sidney City Council that the project has run its course.

“At this time, the project is no longer moving forward,” she said.

The City was awarded $250,000 in 2018 through the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund. The contract was signed in May 2018 for development of Hickory Street Square. The contract called for the funds to be utilized within 24 months. An extension was requested and...

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