- Associated Press - Saturday, July 5, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Six Nebraska communities will share in nearly $1.2 million in grants.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development says the grants will go to Lexington, Plattsmouth, Schuyler, Wayne, Nebraska City and Holdrege.

Lexington will use its $250,000 to help pay for new water lines, sidewalks and drainage systems.

Plattsmouth will use its $250,000 to help repair paved streets and water mains while improving storm drainage.

Schuyler is also using its $250,000 grant for street, sidewalk, and storm sewer projects.

Wayne’s $215,000 grant will help pay to demolish six structures and build a public tornado shelter.

Nebraska City’s $123,470 grant will help pay for improvements in Nuckolls Square Park and some neighborhoods.

Holdrege plans to use its $100,000 grant to implement a new code enforcement program and clear some blighted properties.

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