The Scott and Nicole Westerhuis estate auction is off and running:
Wieman Land & Auction has the grim duty of auctioning off items that we probably already bought with our tax dollars, which were intended to help American Indian kids prepare for college but instead were misappropriated by Scott and Nicole Westerhuis from the GEAR UP grant to pile their lavish home with luxuries. On sale now are all the gym equipment, TVs, floor lamps, and gym flooring, and other loot that didn’t burn up after Scott Westerhuis, realizing the jig was up, killed his family and torched the house he couldn’t afford without his illegal income stream.
All bids are online and start closing on Monday, September 12 at 10 a.m. However, Wieman is opening the Westerhuis property south of Platte for inspection of the auction items this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. You can check out all the items, like this hydrotherapy bed (bid at this writing: $110):
…and some hurdles, new and used surveillance cameras, and a whiteboard with the Westerhuises’ murdered children’s names still drawn on it.
You can also see just what big facility our tax dollars apparently bought for these embezzlers:
Oh, and that white metal cabinet? It’s already been opened:
Marty, you did check those dusty prints, right?
…and you already read through these binders, right?
The second-floor windows you see in the gym photo reveal the upstairs conference room, which has a table and ten rolly chairs for sale (current bid: $55):
Making us pay for these items feels a bit like the Sioux Nation’s having to buy back Pe’ Sla. But lawyers and contractors need to be paid. So swing through Platte, check out the scene of the crime, and see if you can bear to buy any of the remains of the GEAR UP scandal.