Nebraska: Land of Hicks and Evicted Horses

We bring you news from Hickman, Nebraska:

The owner of a 32-year-old horse named Peter Rabbit wasn’t able Tuesday to buck a local ban on livestock within city limits.

After widespread publicity of the ban that threatened to kick Peter Rabbit off the pasture where he was born, the Hickman City Council considered an ordinance Tuesday night that would allow horses inside city limits. But council members ultimately voted 4-2 against adopting it, leaving the ban intact.

Apparently the City Council’s vote wasn’t a popular one.

Hickman City Administrator Bret Baker hasn’t been amused by all the publicity. Given some of the phone calls he’s received, it’s tough to blame him.

He said staff had to turn off the voicemail because of all the phone calls, and the flood of e-mails “actually bombed our e-mail server three times.”

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