Memorial garden dedication for Superior shooting victims
Friday marks one year since the workplace shooting unfolded
SUPERIOR, Neb. (KSNB) - October 21, 2021 marked one of the worst days for the town of Superior after a gunman killed two people at the Agrex grain facility.
Friday marks one year since the workplace tragedy and the community is coming together once again. This time for a dedication of a Memorial Garden in honor of Darin Koepke and Sandy Nelson.
The two were killed when 61-year-old Max Hoskinson, who had been fired from his job at the grain elevator, returned to his former workplace and shot three employees. He was then shot and killed by another Agrex employee, who retrieved a shotgun when the shooting started.
The wife of one of the victims has worked to bring this garden to Superior, hoping it’s a place of healing for all..
Kelli Koepke said they are vigilant in wanting others to see that good can come from evil.
The Memorial Garden was built in Lincoln Park with a ceremony set for 4 p.m. City offices will close at 3:30 p.m. to allow people to attend the dedication.
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