The Capital Electric crane at right, operated by Jacob Kurtz, was extended to 137 feet to install a new 70 foot pole at the intersection of Hwy. 45 and H Tuesday morning. The pole had to be lifted over five electric and phone wires to be eased into a hole next to the existing pole. Chad Hobbs and Mark Ohmann, in the bucket truck, pulled other lines away so the pole could “thread the needle” while Toby Becker and Matt Wiseman pushed the pole into place and monitored its progress from the ground. The crew lucked out with breezes under 10 miles per hour during the work.
Oh, and Happy April Fool's Day from Chris Coope and Jim McPherson (The McPherson Struts) and the Celtic Ranch.