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By Bonnie Davidson
The Courier 

Glasgow's Fireworks: Hartsock Lights It Up

It's Not A Big Bang Theory, It's A Tradition At Valley County Fairgrounds


Fireworks haven't always been a tradition in the county seat. Hinsdale has a longer history of a parade and fireworks that follow in the evening, but a few years back Gene Hartsock thought enough people in Glasgow wanted a display closer to town and he decided to look into what it might take.

This year the Forth of July fireworks display will shoot off from the Valley County Fairgrounds. Hartsock started helping with obtaining a special license to purchase the fireworks for a class reunion in 2006. He explained that he heard people talking about how they wanted the fireworks in town and we...

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