Celebrating Arbor Day
Steven Bieber, 14, center, plants a tree in honor of his grandfather, with help from Boy Scout Troop 293, while his father, Karl, left, helps. Trees were being planted in memory of former mayors Carl Bieber and Ken Huebner, at Memorial Park on Friday evening. Members of the Bieber and Huebner families were there to participate with North Platte Tree Board in the occasion. Both mayors left a lasting impression on the city. Karl, the youngest of eight children, said of his father, “He didn’t want anybody to take life too seriously.” At the ceremony, current Mayor Dwight Livingston read a proclamation declaring May 17 Arbor Day in North Platte.