Supervisors Give Go-Ahead for 20-Bed Jail

After more than one hour of discussion including several exchanges between county residents and elected officials, the Antelope County Board of Supervisors voted four-to-three to build a 20-cell jail in Neligh.
Supervisors’ Charlie Henery, LeRoy Kerkman, Larry Baker and Jerald Schwager voted in favor of moving forward with the jail. Voting ‘no’ were supervisors’ Merlin Bolling, Harlan Brandt and Neil Williby.
The jail will be located on land south of the county’s weed district building in Neligh.
Representatives from the architectural firm of Prochaska & Associates, presented designs for the interior and exterior of the jail. The 20-bed unit is estimated to cost taxpayer just under $6 million.

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