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Weed superintendent position offered to Oakdale man

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January 14, 2021

Jenna Hemenway

Batty • Bats have infiltrated the Pioneer Church, part of the Antelope County Museum complex, in Neligh. Commissioners discussed removal of the nocturnal mammals. Museum curator Ron Westlake secured two bids, one for $2,500 and one for $4,500. Commissioners will discuss bids at an upcoming meeting.

Antelope County has a new weed superintendent.

The path to hiring for the position met a thorny obstacle along the way.

Antelope County Commissioners' Chairman Charlie Henery said, during a Jan. 5 meeting, "The young man we proposed to hire declined."

Brian Benson, of Neligh, was initially offered the position during the Dec. 8 commissioners meeting. He declined to accept the job.

Bryan Cornett, of Oakdale, was the only other applicant for the full-time weed superintendent's position, which opened after the retirement of Bruce Ofe, who served in the position for more than 40 years.

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