- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

PENDER, Neb. (AP) - The Thurston County Board has set April 14 as the date residents will vote on whether to fund a new county jail - but that date could change.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1pw4j04 ) that supervisors in the northeaster Nebraska county voted 4-1 Monday on the date.

Supervisor Leonard Peters says whether the vote is moved depends on how soon plans can be finalized for a scaled-down version of a proposal considered earlier this year. The election date could also move if a still-to-be-formed jail committee doesn’t have enough time to educate voters on the plan.

The board has until Feb. 23 to approve the final ballot.

Officials say the 100-year-old current jail doesn’t meet jail standards.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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