Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First



Nebraska marks 150 years of statehood on March 1, 1867, but the state has planned a year long celebration including many programs and projects across the state.

Planning for this once-in-a-lifetime event began in 2012 when a group of community minded citizens from across the state formed the Friends of the Nebraska 150 Foundation. Later, in 2014, state Legislature established the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission. Governor Pete Ricketts appointed 17 members to the commission.

The Celebrating Nebraska Statehood Foundation was formed in 2015 to coordinate efforts between each of the entiti...

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