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Salute to Stephen Kay, Church of Our Savior

Steve Kay, Church Historian at COS, and Father Jeffrey Nelson

Steve Kay, Church Historian at COS, and Father Jeffrey Nelson

Salute to Stephen Kay, whose work at Church of Our Savior in North Platte has become a soon-to-be published book.

Here is an excerpt from a story in the North Platte Telegraph:

“It contains early history and noteworthy events from 1967 to the present,” Kay said.

His investigation revealed a number of things, including connections between the church and several notable individuals, such as former Nebraska Gov. Keith Neville, who was born in the church’s first rectory in 1884, and Johnny Carson, who married his first wife, Jody Wolcott, there in 1949.
He discovered the stories behind some church artifacts, as well. He located an invoice from Meneely Bell Company for a church bell that was purchased in March 1885 and first put into use in 1886. It currently hangs in the top of the bell tower.
Kay also learned that the alter reredos in St. George’s chapel was made from two saloon bars, one of which was frequented by William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody.

Click here for the full North Platte Telegraph article.

 

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