GROUNDBREAKING FOR CHADRON WELCOME SIGN MON AT 4 PM

Posted 2 years ago

By John Axtell

Chadron welcome signGroundbreaking ceremonies will be held Monday afternoon for the first of 3 new welcoming signs in Chadron. Chadron Chamber of Commerce vice president Senna Reeves says dignitaries with golden shovels will turn the first dirt at the 10th and Highway 385 site at 4 pm.

The city of Chadron has approved $75,000 in LB-840 community betterment funds for the three signs…each stone-look concrete with solar lighting and battery back-up…over the next 16 months…one on each of the highway approaches to the city.

Reeves says the only one with a firm timetable right now is the south one, in part because they’re still securing sites for the other two signs and partly because the city funds for all but the first one won’t be available for several months. More outside funding and donations could speed up the process.

The  Chadron City Council has agreed to have the city take care of normal maintenance and to pay for electricity, if needed. The 10th-and-385 sign will be on city-owned property.

The signs will replace a single one placed on the city’s west side over a decade again by several individuals.