Village of Guide Rock

Village of Guide Rock

Guide Rock, the only town in America with that name, is located in Webster County, on the north bank of the Republican River.  Guide Rock was named after a prominent rock bluff-Pa-Hur, which was an important landmark and guide to early trappers and the Pawnee Indians.  Guide Rock was settled in 1870.  The railroad was built through Guide Rock between 1881 and 1882.  In 1950, the Diversion Dam was erected 2.5 miles West of Guide Rock.

The Auld-Doudna Library, in Guide Rock, was a gift to the community by a former banker, Wm. Auld in memory of Nathan Doudna. The library has an extensive newspaper collection dating back to the turn of the 20th century.  Along with the library, the town also has a community center, a large park, and a fire hall. 

The Guide Rock-Eckley Alumni banquet is held the Saturday of Memorial weekend every year.  Another event that takes place in Guide Rock every year is the Rockin’ G Arena’s horse show.  The horse show takes place on the Sunday of Father’s Day weekend every year.

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City Offices
City Offices

The Village of Guide Rock office is located at 120 West Douglas Avenue in Guide Rock. Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact the Village office at 402-257-3945.

Village Clerk/Treasurer: Cindy Sanders
Deputy Clerk: Arlene Delka
Maintenance/Utilities: Chad Winslow

The Village of Guide Rock is governed by the Board of Trustees, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Chairman: Tim Cole
Vice Chair: Lisa Streit
Trustees: Lee Doughman, Deb Ianger, Adam Giger

Fire Station
Fire Station

Guide Rock is fortunate to have a volunteer fire department that serves the town and the surrounding countryside. The department has a nearly new building and ambulance, as well as nearly new fire trucks. Twenty-six volunteer fire fighters, eight EMTs, and four first responders compose the Guide Rock emergency management team. An annual barbeque is hosted in April in order to defray equipment costs.

Library
Library

The Auld-Doudna Library is a perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon. Hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Community Center
Community Center

The Guide Rock Community center is complete with two meeting rooms, a kitchen and dining area, and gymnasium. It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The facility is the perfect venue for receptions, reunions, birthday parties, meetings, auctions, and more. For rental rates and availability, call the Village Clerk, Cindy Sanders at 402-257-3945.

Relocation Information
Relocation Information

Electric: South Central Public Power District 800-557-5254
Water/Sewer/Trash: Village of Guide Rock 402-257-3945
Telephone: Windstream 1-800-501-1754
Cable: USA Communications 877-234-0102
Cable/Internet: Glenwood 402-756-3130
Gas: Source Gas 1-800-563-0012
Post Office: United States Post Office 402-257-3705
Schools: Red Cloud Community Schools - Lincoln Elementary 402-746-3413, Washington High School 402-746-2818; Blue Hill Public Schools 402-756-2800; Superior Public Schools 402-879-3258; Rock Hills Public Schools 785-378-3126.