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By LuAnn Schindler

Clearwater housing project competed, accepting ownership applications


August 17, 2023

Angie Hupp | For SAM

Project completed • Local village officials and chamber members celebrate a ribbon cutting for the Clearwater duplex project, built by Steve and Michelle Stearns of Stearns Construction. Attending Thursday's ceremony at 612 Utah Street are (front row, l-r): Lauren Sheridan-Simonsen, economic development director; LuAnn Schindler, economic development board president; Michelle Stearns, Steve Stearns, Kristin Kester, chamber of commerce; Marsha Hart, village board, Christine Rasmussen, Nebraska Department of Economic Development northeast housing representative; Amy Thiele, chamber; (middle row, l-r):Curt Thiele, chamber; Leigh Alexander, CDS Inspections and Beyond; Jeremy Sanne and Melissa Zegers, chamber; Jesse McKillip, Cornerstone Bank; and (back row l-r): Steve Hankla, chamber and former village chairman; Kelly Kerkman and Cody Kester, village board; and Kevin Filsinger, chamber and former village board member.

Two new housing units are for sale in Clearwater.

A duplex, constructed by Stearns Construction, is completed and accepting applications, according to local economic development director Lauren Sheridan-Simonson.

A ribbon cutting and open house were held at the unit, Thursday, Aug. 10.

The project was possible, in part, from a Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund grant of $221,000 to the Village of Clearwater.Steve Stearns worked with Miller & Associates "to create a plan that benefits Clearwater for the long haul," Sheridan-Simonsen said after the village received the award.


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