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Inspired INTERIORS BEGIN HERE 5804W. 2nd Ave. • Kearney, NE 308-338-8110 • Thank You BRITTANY & BOBBY KLOKE FOR CHOOSING US FOR YOUR CABINETS, COUNTER TOPS, CARPETING/FLOORING, DOORS & WINDOWS! Kearney Hub WEEKEND January 18-19, 2020 THE KLOKES can store their two personal vehicles and a boat in their large heated garage. A fourth door will accommodate a golf cart so they can squeeze in a quick nine holes during golf season. BRITTANY AND BOBBY KLOKE were heartbroken when the July 9 flood ruined furniture and belongings they had stored while construction began on their new home. Friends and family saved the day with gifts to replace some of what was lost. New home is a Hole-in-One AXTELL —Arnold Palmer said about golf, “Success in this game depends less on strength of body than strength of mind and character.” Those words or some like them may have been guiding Bobby and Brittany Kloke when they encountered disaster while working last summer on their dream home on the south side of the Awarii Dunes Golf Course. The young couple — both golf lovers — had laid the groundwork for their new home. They planned to live with her par- ents in Kearney during construction, and had placed their possessions in storage. And then disaster arrived on July 9. Flooding in Kearney inundated Bobby and Brittany’s storage facility, ruining furniture and other possessions. The couple was crushed. “We sure learned a lot about ourselves that day,” Brittany said. In destroying their belongings, the flood had broken Bobby and Brittany’s hearts, but it didn’t break their spirit. Fortified by the help of friends and family — who gave the couple furniture and other things to replace what they had lost — the Klokes were out of the rough and back in the fairway, swinging for par. The flood was a setback, not an end to their dream. They said that from the beginning, a home near Awarii Dunes seemed to be in the cards. It started around the dinner table. Friends had built their home next to the golf course and invited the Klokes for a meal. During conversation the hosts sug- gested that the Klokes might be surprised by the cost of a lot next to Awarii Dunes. “Our friend said, ‘I’m going to text the course manager and check what the cost of a lot is like,’” Brittany said. “We definitely took time to look at the numbers,” Bobby said. They determined the price was in their range. The decision was easy. They would build their dream written by Mike Konz photos by Erika Prichard House has fantastic view at Awarii Dunes THIS PIECE of decor is a study in colors, shapes and spaces. SOME ARROWS are for pointing, some are for shooting. This one does fine as a display element. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4C BRITTANY AND BOBBY KLOKES are golfers, so their home at Awarii Dunes Golf Course capitalizes on the view of the No. 1 fairway and green. Large windows allow a panoramic view of the course, which is north of the house.