Kearney Makes Spring Break Destination List


What do Panama City, Las Vegas and Kearney all have in common? They're cities that made the top 50 Spring Break Destinations for College Students. Kearney came in at 46, from the list put together by

They came up with their rankings by looking at hotel bookings by '.edu' email addresses, which most college students use.

One resident was surprised by the news.

"I can't imagine why the kids would want to come here, like over Panama City where it's warm," said Jane Fecht.

Over the next month, Kearney will host several events, such as viewings of the sandhill cranes, several wrestling tournaments and a speech competition.

The Kearney Visitors Bureau is happy they made the list.

"My reaction was, we better start thawing out the beaches, because if we're on the top 50 list, that's quite the accomplishment," said Roger Jasnoch.

The Visitors Bureau expects 1,300 to 1,400 people to use hotels in Kearney in the month of March.