Dave Lerbakken thinks so, and the judges at Wednesday night’s Big Idea Kearney event agreed with him. The local musician claimed the top prize in the community division of the “Shark Tank”-style competition with a business model that combines suds and songs.
The Veterans Memorial officially will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, on the southeast corner of the CNVH at 4510 E. 56th St.
Mayor Stan Clouse said at the time of Morgan’s announcement that he intends for the replacement process to be similar to 2005, when Morgan replaced Allen Johnson.
A group led by Kearney High School band director Nathan LeFeber has raised $590,000, and, coupled with city sales tax revenue and coronaviris stimulus funds, it appears the money now is available to restore and enhance the Sonotorium.
The tax turnback revenues would cover the lion’s share of the cost for the sports complex.
Property owners spend significant funds to renovate their buildings, so eliminating the permit fees would offset the high costs of protecting Kearney’s historic downtown buildings.
The plan would use revenues from two tax sources paid largely by visitors: the current restaurant tax and a state sales tax turnback.
Plans have fluctuated, but the facility could be 206,000-210,000 square feet — about half the size of the 400,000-square-foot Parker-Hannifin distribution center on Kearney’s east side.
This early retirement notice will allow the Kearney City Council ample opportunity to develop the hiring process, recruit and hire a new city manager.
There is no restriction on the number of guests students can bring to either ceremony. All attendees and participants must wear face masks.
When everyone wears a mask and practices other personal prevention strategies — social distancing, frequent hand washing and wiping surfaces with sanitizer — it greatly increases the effectiveness of masks.
Kearney’s municipal tax levy of about 15 cents translates into $298 in property taxes on a house valued at $200,000.
Bruce Blankenship was a force behind the scenes when volunteers and nonprofits sought guidance or access to people who could help them.
Although no new members will be sworn in, Tuesday’s meeting will include the appointment of Kearney’s mayor.
“In my heart of hearts this is something we need to do to defeat this. COVID is something you don’t want to mess with,” said Kearney Mayor Stan Clouse before the City Council voted 5-0 to enact the mask ordinance.
Jaden Longfellow’s bid for one of the three seats on the Kearney City Council fell short, but the University of Nebraska at Kearney political science student grabbed the attention of the three incumbents he challenged in the race.
On Thursday, Tom Osborne will join Kearney business and government officials at a press conference to announce their opposition to expanded gambling, which is the subject of three initiatives on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Hip problems have followed him through his childhood in Brady, and his parents took him to Shriners clinics in North Platte.
Hear what each of the four candidates had to say:
At 7 p.m. Wednesday via Facebook Live or Zoom all four council candidates — incumbents Stan Clouse, Bruce Lear, Jonathan Nikkila and challenger Jaden Longfellow — will participate in the forum.
Mayor Stan Clouse said that last week he displayed all the symptoms of COVID-19, including fatigue, a fever that exceeded 100 degrees and congestion.