A Neligh man has been honored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission with its "Outstanding Frontline Employee" award.
Don "Harv" Ofe, who has been serving as the site manager of the Neligh Mill State Historic Site since 1987, was recognized for his efforts several months ago.
"I was really surprised," Ofe said. "I had no idea I was getting the award."
He was nominated by Deb McWilliams, the historic site supervisor in Lincoln.
"As manager of Neligh Mill, Harv engages the public, ensuring they have a memorable educational experience, and gain an understanding of the Elkhorn River, water-powered flour milling and the mill's historic role in the community," McWilliams said. "Harv provides a thorough interpretation of the mill to schoolchildren and adults. He works tirelessly to ensure special events such as the local 'Bread n Jam' festival bring people to Neligh and are well organized."
Ofe said he is humbled by the recognition.
"I didn't think I did anything different than any other year," he said. "I always try to make sure everyone who visits The Mill has a good experience."