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Signs made for GI Veterans home removed

Posted: 09/05/13 09:57

Grand Island officials were already angry about losing their bid for a replacement veterans home that will be built in Kearney, and new signs that showed up yesterday at the Grand Island Veterans' Home riled them up again. The signs read "Central Nebraska Veterans' Home," which will be the name at the Kearney structure. Mayor Jay Vavricek said he was appalled and that whoever was responsible was "disrespectful to our community's integrity of service." The mayor says he called Gov. Dave Heineman's office, and the signs soon were taken down. The sign company took the blame. General manager Todd Carey, of ASI Sign Innovations in Omaha, says a wrong version of the signs was approved by the project manager.