Thoughts while on the road

By Tory Duncan

O ne can certainly appreciate a super long drive. It might be a long drive locally, catching the rural areas of where you live, it certainly might be a long drive in the hidden roads of Nebraska.

A person can never appreciate hitting the road in the Sandhills, the northern stretches of Nebraska, or just life in the Sandhills.

This past weekend, while it was a trip to attend a funeral of the father of one of my best newspaper friends, someone who I have admired since being a “young buck” at the Wisner News Chronicle, Willis Mahannah, who was and still is the managing editor at the West Point News, somebody who truly did give me guidance and great leadership during my early years in the newspaper business, I headed north trekking through Aurora, Central City, Fullerton, Albion, Petersburg, Elgin, Neligh, Clearwater, Ewing, Inman (yes, Inman) and finally making my way into O’Neill. The funeral took place this past Saturday morning.

 

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