Buffalo County Agrees to Help Fund Archway
KEARNEY (AP) - Buffalo County has agreed to provide financial assistance to the Great Platte River Road Archway, a move that will make other funds available. The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors voted 4-3 Tuesday to approve $75,000 a year for three years to help support the archway. The Kearney City Council approved a similar three-year agreement in a 3-1 vote on Nov. 26. That assistance was contingent on Buffalo County providing funds. The Kearney Visitors Bureau will also provide financial support. The archway museum opened in 2000 over Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska. It has struggled with disappointing attendance. The archway emerged from bankruptcy in September after it settled more than $20 million in debt with bondholders, vendors and businesses by paying $100,000.