LINCOLN, Neb – Today is New Year’s Day. All government offices – city, county, state, and federal – are closed as are all financial institutions, and there is no mail delivery. Schools are also still on holiday break.
January 1st is traditionally a time to look both back and forward – fitting since the month is named after the 2-headed Roman god Janus.
Governor Pete Ricketts is celebrating New Year’s with his extended family and included wishes for a happy and joyous New Year in his formal holiday message, which focused on the many challenges of the just completed year.
The governor wrote that “2019 will be remembered as Nebraska’s finest hour. Faced with the most widespread natural disaster in state history, Nebraskans responded with heroic grit, determination, and generosity.”