This morning, signs on the Grand Island Veterans Home were changed... And then quickly changed back.
Mayor Vavricek was alerted to the change before 10 a.m. and went to go check it out for himself. The signs read 'Central Nebraska Veterans Home' instead of 'Grand Island Veterans Home.'
The mayor called Governor Heineman to discuss the new signs. He says the Governor was understanding and compassionate, and had the signs changed back.
"To arbitrarily have the name changed is just wrong. You can refer to it as "The Central Nebraska Veterans Home' in time, but it will always be the Grand Island Veterans Home. It alarmed our citizens but also it's just not right in the circumstances. I'm glad to see it rectified on the signs you see right now. On the signs it says 'Grand Island Veterans Home'," said Mayor Jay Vavricek.
The vets home has been a part of the Grand Island community for 126 years. But in July a committee chose Kearney for the new veterans home location. The state is still waiting on federal funding.