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My family homesteaded south of Lexington on the Dawson-Gosper County line on land where a few years earlier Pony Express riders and Oregon Trail emigrants passed through.
Our neighbors had historical markers located on their land that told stories of Indian massacres, and even one tells the story of a poor guy who lost his scalp. I went to a two-room country school until being bussed to Lexington for my secondary education. After college graduation, I worked on the family operation for approximately ten years, then back to college to earn my teaching endorsements. In 2020, I retired from teaching/coaching after 31 years at Clay Center and Hastings Middle School. In 1993, I married my best friend Jerri Bennett from Clay Center, who I met after moving to town to begin my career as an educator. Jerri, who at the time was employed at the hometown bank, opened my checking account. That same day she told her co-worker, “I’m going to marry that guy.” True story!
Anyways, because both of us love the area, and have made so many friendships throughout our time spent here, we have made Hastings our home. In 1998, our daughter, Libby Jeane, was born. Today, she is a college graduate, expecting mother, and soon to be married to Brayden Wills who is a first-year teacher and coach at Lincoln Southeast.