Pilger, NE~~The town of Pilger was hit hard by a damaging tornado Monday afternoon. Authorities in Stanton County say two tornadoes were on the ground at the same time as the twisters ripped across the county. The National Weather Service says the first tornado touched down near Stanton shortly before 4pm. A second tornado also formed and both moved off to the north and east. Witnesses say one of the twisters hit Pilger just after 4pm, causing significant damage to the town.