COVID-19 Updates* Pay your Utility Bill online * The National Willa Cather Center reopened on July 16th but will only be open to the public Thursday-Saturday * You must sign a waiver at City Hall before your Key Fob will be reactivated for entry into the Community Center * Phase III of the State Directed Health Measure for Webster County began on June 22nd and will continue at least through August.

Welcome to Historic Red Cloud: Great Stories Grow Here!

Set amidst brick-lined streets, charming homes, historic buildings, and the immense beauty of the prairie, Red Cloud offers a glimpse into a storied American past while maintaining a progressive vision for the future. Willa Cather’s prairie novels introduced the world to the community and have left indelible impressions in the minds of her readers. Yet rich literary history is only one part of this unique town’s present-day draw. Your off-the-beaten path adventure will let you explore a rural lifestyle while also immersing yourself in arts, culture, history, and recreational pursuits.


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Community News

July 31, 2020

This month's newsletter covers everything from children's theatre to kolaches and historic building restoration to the new Executive Director of The Valley Child Development Center. ...READ MORE...

June 30, 2020

Learn more about the Chamber Bucks Give Away promotion, the Potter Block Hotel Project, and much much more! 




Red Cloud Opera House Art Gallery Exhibit
July 31, 2020 to September 09, 2020

We are pleased to host an exhibition of batik, pastel, and pencil artwork by Hastings-area artist Sammy Lynn. Mrs. Lynn's work has garnered her the Best of Show and Purchase Awards from the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs. Her work has also been exhibited at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum, Kearney's Museum of Nebraska Art, the Jacob Javits Building in New York, as well as numerous national shows.

August 15, 2020

From the Willa Cather Foundation: 

We're re-imagining our traditional children's theatre production! One day workshop, outdoor rehearsals, smaller groups, local leaders, and more volunteers will help ensure the safety of all while creating a memorable drama experience for area youth.

Contact The Willa Cather Foundation at 402-746-4065 for more information! 

Thank you sponsors!

Rick and Barb Kudrna
Kenny's Lumber

October 02, 2020 to October 04, 2020
October 03, 2020

Sponsored by the Webster County Community Hospital, this contest features a variety of meat styles and prize categories. Stay tuned for details as they emerge.