O’NEILL — O’Neill High School history students will get a VIP view of a traveling exhibit highlighting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 150-year history later this week.

The sesquicentennial exhibit was produced to show the university’s history and the impact it has had and continues to have on Nebraska and its people.

The exhibit was first displayed on campus at the Nebraska Union during Charter Week, Feb. 11-15, followed by the Nebraska State Capitol. O’Neill will be the first stop outside Lincoln in a yearlong tour throughout Nebraska.

Mike Boehm, vice chancellor of UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be on hand to discuss the exhibit with students in three history classes at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15. Boehm also will be given a tour of the high school.

Boehm plans to attend a coffee with the O’Neill Chamber of Commerce later that morning.

The exhibit will be on display to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, and 2 to 5 p.m. the following day in the hallway outside of the O’Neill High School gym.

From March 17-22, the public may see it from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holt County Extension Office.

In other news

Due to the devastation caused by recent flooding, the Village of Verdigre has created a Verdigre Disaster Relief Fund account at Pinnacle Bank. All donations will go to directly to helping victims of area flooding.

BEEMER — Highway 275 between Wisner and Beemer is closed because a portion of one of the lanes collapsed west of Beemer on Monday.

The identity of a missing Norfolk man was released at a press conference late Friday afternoon as law enforcement officers continue to search for him.

City of Norfolk officials had some good news Friday morning for residents and businesses affected by this week’s flooding.

The Salvation Army Norfolk Corps is helping with feeding operations at local shelters as the flooding continues.