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Great Bend postpones shooting fireworks on Fourth; sales continue

Great Bend City Council voted 7-0 Friday to postpone the shooting of fireworks within the city limits that would normally take place on the Fourth of July. This includes the public display that was scheduled to take place at the Expo grounds west of town.
The ordinance that was approved at the special meeting cites safety concerns, including the hot, dry and windy weather of late. The ordinance states the city council will consider allowing a discharge of fireworks on another date, which it will set once it “can be accomplished without risking the health, safety and welfare of residents ...

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