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Work continues on the top floor of the Mercantile Building in downtown Beatrice, Nebraska.

State Sen. Tom Brewer and son-in-law

State Sen. Tom Brewer, left, ran a sniper school and served multiple deployments in Afghanistan during his 36-year military career. He recently returned from Bulgaria, where he and his son-in-law, Dalton Boden of Murdock, won first place in a tactical shooting competition.