ACE funds being used in Broken Bow, Sidney

The Cities of Broken Bow and Sidney in Nebraska recently designated their ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy) distribution funds for projects in their respective communities.

Broken Bow designated its revenue ACE funds to the Broken Bow Spirit Fastpitch Softball program. The funds will be used to purchase a new backstop for the community softball field.

Sidney, Neb., is using its ACE funds to upgrade the deck at Camp Lookout, which is the oldest original building in Sidney.

The building was built in 1867 to house soldiers from Fort Sedgwick, Colo., who set up an outpost along Lodgepole Creek to protect railroad workers expanding the Union Pacific railroad.

Earlier this year ACE returned $200,000 to its Nebraska member communities. Each community designates how their respective funds will be used. Since ACE’s formation in 1998, ACE has returned more than $3.5 million to its member communities.

The Voice of Choice

“ACE has returned more than $74,000 to the City of Neligh through its revenue return program. We’ve always used our ACE funds for community improvement projects such as a county-wide alert system, playground equipment and other park improvements.”
Dale Wilkinson
Neligh, Neb.
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"On top of providing revenue back to our City ACE also offers local groups the opportunity to participate in community clean-up events, which benefits our community and provides funds for local groups."
Tricia Allen
City Clerk, Blue Hill, Neb.
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"The distribution of ACE funds back to the Gordon community have assisted with a skate park, needed repairs at the community swimming pool and equipment for our police department."
Glen Spaugh
City Manager, Gordon, Neb.
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“Our community has used funds from ACE’s revenue return program for many projects, including assisting with umpire fees for the summer ball program, general park improvements, signage for Mill Race Park and Blue Bird Trail, and upgrading the camper sites at Mill Race Park.”
Shelly Wieneke
Deputy Clerk, Atkinson, Neb.
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