October 2, 2014
A gravestone will be returned to relatives of a World War I veteran from Nebraska.
The stone had turned up in the municipal burn pile of the east-central town of Bradshaw and was turned over to Bradshaw Cemetery caretaker Bob Goodridge, who then tried to find out where it belonged.
Goodridge told the York News-Times on Monday that several people who had seen the newspaper's story about the gravestone joined his sleuthing effort.
It turns out the military-style gravestone of Lawrence F. Steenson had been at the Grand Island Cemetery and likely had been replaced by a different marker. How it ended up in Bradshaw remains a mystery.
Goodridge says he's talked to some relatives of Steenson, who told Goodridge that they were glad the stone had been found.