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Kearney celebrates official opening of Archway Trail extension

Kearney celebrates official opening of Archway Trail extension. (NTV News)

The Kearney community came together to celebrate the completion of its hike–bike trail system.

"The trail is really a linear park that connects neighborhoods and destinations, but more importantly, connecting people," said Kearney City Councilman Randy Buschkoetter.

Buschkoetter was one of many who made remarks during Saturday morning's ribbon cutting ceremony at The Archway.

Dozens - including those who helped with the project - came out to mark the "official" opening of the trail's completion to Fort Kearny State Park.

It's a vision city leaders said was years in the making, ultimately bringing like –minded people together to see it through.

"I think Kearney celebrates its victories and so does our region," said Kearney Park and Recreation Director Scott Hayden. "And I think this is just another celebration a lot of people working together and getting things done and it took a lot of people to get here and it's worthy of a celebration."

Members of the Johnson Lake Trail System also came out to Saturday's event. Several took to the trail after the ribbon cutting.

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