What’s new in the business world in Holdrege? A $1 million donation and a law office takes over an empty downtown storefront

1 Nov 2015

Fye Law Office Changes Locations


Fye Law Office moved to its new location at 713 4th Avenue the last week of September.


Attorney Tana Fye said she purchased the downtown building because it provided space to expand. She plans to eventually renovate the second floor of the building into a residential rental.


Presently, besides Fye, the office also includes attorney Jordan Mruz, who joined Fye one year ago, and two secretaries.


“There is always the potential for bringing additional attorneys into the practice in the future, although we don’t have any present plans to add new staff,” Fye said.


Fye started her law career in South Dakota and began working in Holdrege in August 2011. She is a part-time public defender in Buffalo County.  She primarily focuses on criminal defense and juvenile law, but she also assists clients with estate planning and probate.


Mruz specializes in family law and juvenile law, but she also helps with estate planning, probate and criminal defense. 


Sjogren Donates $1 Million to YMCA


Retired farmer Don Sjogren has donated $1 million to the YMCA of the Prairie, which has now been renamed the Don Sjogren Community YMCA in his honor.


Sjogren, 83, said he wanted to leave a legacy in his community, and he is glad to help children and families through the YMCA.


YMCA Chief Volunteer Officer Robert McCormick said Sjogren’s gift will be placed in the YMCA’s endowment fund to help secure a strong future for the Y.


“We are so grateful to Don for his generosity,” McCormick said. “Don wants to make a difference, and he knows he can make a difference at the Y.”


This gift moves the Y closer to its ultimate goal of a $3 million endowment, McCormick said.


A community effort to begin YMCA operations in Holdrege was successful in 2003, and Sjogren was one of more than 400 donors who gave to the capital campaign to construct a 40,000-square-foot building that opened in 2006.