Thursday morning, spades dig into the buffalo grass and dusty ground in the 900 block of West Q Street that will be the location of the eight senior housing duplex units of the new $2.6 million Clary Village Project in McCook, Nebraska. Rex Nelson of the McCook Economic Development Corp., the managing agent for Clary Village, said this is the first residential subdivision within the city limits in more than 20 years. "This is phenomenal. This is monumental for the city of McCook." Andy Bailey, executive vice president of Lueder (pronounced 'Leader') Construction of Omaha, told those gathered for the ground-breaking, "When we turn these buildings over to you, they will be something McCook will be proud of." Wielding spades are, from the left, Larry Buckley and Ron Weis of Lueder, Mike Gonzales of the McCook City Council, Jim Ulrich of the MEDC board of directors, Teresa Kile of the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (N.I.F.A.), Rex Nelson, Steve Rasmusen of McCook's branch of Horizon Bank, Mary Kircher of MEDC Housing Development, Cris Larson of Mesner Development Co. of Central City and John Woods of Lueder. Janet Latimer, president of Horizon Bank, said Horizon and Mesner have worked together on many projects for many years. Latimer said, "We are pleased and proud to be in McCook. I can guarantee that the town of McCook will have 16 beautiful duplex units." Alice Clary Marks of Culbertson motioned to the proposed subdivision and development beyond the broken ground and big equipment. She said to those who envision a future with new homes, "This is my father's place. Thank you."