Farewell to Bill Dane, long-time mayor of Kearney. He took the town from a commuter hide-away to a city in its own right, working constantly to build its business and manufacturing base. He brought the same drive to Weston when he opened Maggie’s Attic in the early 2000’s. He was an aggressive businessman with an outsized personality, always greeting everyone as his most cherished friend. We have missed him for some time, but now is really the end.
Likewise, Maxine McClurg. It seemed that she was always surrounded by children. She was a Kindergarten teacher for years, and in her off hours, a Bible School teacher at the First Baptist Church. She also brought an incredible drive to everything she did, including her work as a member of the now defunct American Legion Auxiliary.
The two were very different people, but both were terrific role models for all of us.
Below is an exerpt from Beth's editorial from this week. The entire editorial may be found in this week's print copy of the Weston Chronicle