The Fountain of Memories at the Kearney County Courthouse will be complete again thanks to the return of a missing lion’s head and the work of students in Instructor Bob Carlson’s Beginning Metals Class at Minden High School.
The four original lion’s head founts from which water flowed into the large stone basin below have been missing for possibly 60 years. Courthouse custodian Jon Dorn wasn’t sure exactly when they were stolen from the fountain or the details around their disappearance.
He does know how one of the original founts found its way back to his desk. “I got a phone call from someone who found one of them and wanted to know if we would like it back,” Dorn explained. “We still don’t know where the other three original pieces are.”
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