Summer at Branched Oak Lake ends on a high note

MALCOLM, Neb. (KLKN) – Branched Oak Lake near Malcolm became was the site of multiple tragedies over the summer.

After one homicide and another mysterious death, it seemed that people were concerned about the safety of the lake.

After all that tragedy, many ended their summers on a high note at the lake, spending hours at the beach or on a boat.

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One man, Doug Petschke, organized an early evening cruise around the campgrounds to bring smiles to kids’ faces and brighten everyone’s day.

“It gives the kids good memories out at the lake because we throw candy at them,” Petschke said. “It gives everybody something to look at.”

Any cars, from retro lowriders to Jeeps, were welcome to join the cruise.

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