Wow...it was packed...automobiles lined both sides of the streets for blocks...filling church parking lots...children filled with excitement...people wheeling in in wheel chairs...I kid you not. Not on the south side of town...but the north. Day one of the State Fair...and Skagway North...GI's long-time super market puts on it's annual free customer appreciation barbeque with live entertainment at Abbott Park across the street from their store. I bet there were over a thousand people served. Didn't see any out of county freeloaders...it was a majority of hard working Grand Island people.
Heineman was at the State Fair Grand Opening with his toothy cheerleader smile working the crowd...Mike Meister showed up in his Goodwill suit...is it seersucker?...and bad mouthed the Gov. on the 6 o'clock NTV news. Funny thing was...Heineman followed Meister and although he didn't throw any cheap shots back at Meister...he did go out of his way to make sure he said he wasn't going to lower himself by throwing any cheap shots at Meister like Meister threw at him. A true gentleman politician wouldn't have even acknowledged that Meister made a cheap shot in the first place. Sticks and Stones Governor. Heineman's mistake of the day was not showing up at the Skagway barbeque and hanging out with some real Nebraskans.
One proud moment for GI and the State Fair came when our Mayor proclaimed..."Take a whiff...we don't stink anymore."