A Neligh business owner is challenging other downtown businesses.
Lois Marshall, owner of the Country Junction, said she would like to challenge all downtown business owners to clean up in front of their businesses.
"Let's show our pride in our town by sweeping our sidewalks - pulling the weeds in front of our stores and decorating for fall!" she said. "An overall first impression of our town might just help bring in more people to see what a great downtown we do have instead of people just grumbling about the condition of our downtown."