BEATRICE – An Adams man soon to become a state senator wrapped up an eight-year stretch of service on the Gage County Board, Wednesday.
Board Chairman Myron Dorn attended his final meeting as a supervisor, as he completes his second term. He won election in November as the new 30th District State Legislator. A reception was held in the supervisors room following today’s board meeting.
Board Vice-Chairman Gary Lytle presented a plaque to Dorn on behalf of the board.
:20 “way too long to do it”
Dorn was chairman during arguably the most trying time in county history…dealing with a multi-million-dollar federal judgment in the Beatrice Six case.
Board member Erich Tiemann said Dorn was the behind-the-scenes force in property negotiations which helped lead to a major improvement in the county….the paving of West Hickory Road between U.S. Highway 77 and an industrial area, northwest of Beatrice.
:13 “with humility”
Supervise Terry Jurgens said Dorn is as common-sense county official who will do very well as a state lawmaker. Board member Dennis Byars says Dorn had a big influence on a board that sometimes disagrees on issues but walks away with respect for one another.