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Ferguson Signs, decorating the community for 65 years

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They've given a face to companies such as Regional West Medical Center, the Monument Mall, and Russell's Automotive, and now a local sign business is celebrating 65 years in the community.
 
Michael Ferguson says Ferguson Signs first opened its doors in 1949, by his father, young entrepreneur Don Ferguson.

Since then, Ferguson Signs have been decorating businesses near and far, within a 150 mile radius of Scottsbluff.

Mike Ferguson took over his fathers legacy after he passed away, and says the reality of 65 years still hasn't quite sunk in yet.
 
"I'm so proud to be part of it. I started when I was five years old, dad would stick me in old neon signs, and I'd hold the nuts and bolts. I had no idea what I was doing, but I was in there working, and I've been in it ever since. I wish he was here, but I am sure he'd be very, very proud of where we've come."

Ferguson says the sign business endured a lot throughout the years, but word-of-mouth, positive testimonials, and community support has kept the sign shop open through the decades.

He says he tries to reciprocate that support by providing small local business and organizations with funding.

"We like to help the businesses that have helped us," Fergueson says.

To date, he says thousands of dollars has been given out, and an additional $2,500 will be given tonight to places like the Western Nebraska Veterans Home, Saint Agnes Church, a local food pantry, as well as a Mitchell-based scholarship fund.
 
Ferguson Signs will be hosting a 'Business After Hours' until 8 p.m. Friday, at the park behind the sign shop.
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