Kearney Archway Supporters Ask City, County for Support

archway-monument(AP) — Now that the Great Platte River Road Archway wiped away most of its debts in bankruptcy, supporters of the museum that spans Interstate 80 hope local officials will help pay the attraction’s bills.

Museum supportes will ask the Kearney City Council Tuesday to provide $75,000 a year for the next three years. Buffalo County supervisors are expecting a similar request.

If the city agrees to support the museum financially, Kearney will also oversee the attraction and make sure it is operating efficiently.

City Manager Mike Morgan says the city would use money from Keno sales to support the archway, not tax revenue.

Joel Johnson, who leads the archway board, has said financial support from local institutions will be important to the museum’s future.