Trail from Nebraska to Kansas nearing completion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 60-mile-long recreational trail through southeast Nebraska and northern Kansas is nearing completion.

The Homestead Trail would connect Lincoln, Nebraska, and Maryville, Kansas.

The Nebraska Trails Foundation has raised nearly all of the $840,000 needed to build the final, undeveloped section from south of Beatrice to the Kansas border.

With money and commitments secured, supporters will ask the Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District Board to assume ownership of the nearly 20-mile stretch.

A meeting is scheduled for Thursday in Beatrice. The NRD board has moved the meeting from its offices to a larger space because a large crowd of supporters is expected.

The trail is a part a regional network that loops for 214 miles through Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa.

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