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By LuAnn Schindler

Neligh Sesquicentennial kicks off Thursday

Events planned for all ages


When John Neligh, William B. Lambert and John B. Thomson viewed the sprawling Elkhorn Valley, near present-day Neligh, in 1873, they could not have imagined how the original 500-acre tract would develop into a sprawling city, intersected by two major highways.

After 150 years, the intersection of old and new will merge, as Neligh residents celebrate the city's sesquicentennial. While a handful of events are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, the bulk of activities will take place Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4.

Traci Jacobsen said planning for the celebration began in January 2022...

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