Every community is proud of its accomplishments and Kearney, Nebraska is no different. Special milestones, like Kearney's upcoming quasquicentennial in 1998, give all of us an opportunity to reflect back on the achievements of our community and to look forward to the opportunities of the future.
To coordinate and plan to the celebration of our community's birthday, a special committee was formed, the Kearney Q-125 Commission. These individuals are busy organizing and scheduling special events, great activities, and some special permanent projects that will be here to serve the residents of our community for years to come.
Ready for a year-long celebration? One is planned as Kearney celebrates its quasquicentennial in 1998! Four major dates have been designated. In addition, civic and religious groups and organizations have planned special events to tie into the celebration.
To learn more about the plans and how your group can join in the celebration, call the Q-125 office and book a speaker for your next meeting or gathering. Call the Q-125 Office (308) 233-5082 or Karen Bigelow (308) 237-5634 and leave a message telling the date and time your group would like a speaker. We'll get back to you to confirm the details. Learn how you can join in the big celebration!
|dpi graphics students Don Berry, Tara Tesar, and Becky Ohnoutka designed and worked with the Q-125 Commission to create the Q-125 identity and logo with the image translations of Fort Kearny, the Frank House, the B-29 Airplane, the Tractor, the University Carillon, the Museum of Nebraska Art and many more images. A link to their page is http://monet.unk.edu/dpi/
"Ok, Kearney. Kearney, You're OK" the official Q-125 song written and performed by Kearney native Jim Salestrom is available on cassette at the following stores:
- Solid Rock
- Budget Tapes
- Gealy's Floral Design
- Kearney Hub
| Kearney's Quasquicentennial History Book is now available. The book features photographs taken over a century ago. It covers 125 years in 160 pages of text and pictures, retelling Kearney's founding and growth. The history was edited by Dr. Phillip Holmgren, UNK history professor emeritus. He was assisted by Alice Howell, Bob Ayres and Mardi Anderson. The book, selling for $15, is available at Trails & Rails Museum, Kearney City Library, Chamber of Commerce, Kearney Hub and Shopping Tripps. |
The book was actually written at two different times in the history of of the city, according to Holmgren. The first portion of the Q-125 edition is a reproduction of the Centennial History of Kearney. The second portion concentrates of the last 25 years of Kearney's history.
Only 1,000 copies have been printed.