ALERTS

Webster County is under a Directed Health Measure until at least May 12th * The RCHS Alumni Banquet has been cancelled * Red Cloud Community Schools will be closed until further notice. School buildings are closed to the public and to students through May 31st *City of Red Cloud offices are closed to the public and the Community Center is closed as well until at least May 12th * The National Willa Cather Center is closed and all educational and Opera House programming has been canceled or postponed through the end of May * On the Brix Tasting Room reopened on March 27th but will have limited service options * Webster County Offices will have limited access and the courthouse building will be locked * The Village of Guide Rock offices will be closed to the public indefinitely * Starke Round Barn is closed indefinitely for tours and to drive-by/drop-in visitors * Webster County Community Hospital's ER entrance is locked--please use the main entrance * Webster County Historical Museum is closed indefinitely * The Palace Lounge & Steakhouse will be closed through April 3rd * The Auld Public Library is closed until further notice * Village Pharmacy is open but only doing delivery and curbside pickup

COVID-19

The South Heartland District Health Department area (Webster, Nuckolls, Clay, and Adams Counties in Nebraska) has reported at least 6 positive cases of COVID-19, 3 of which are believed to be community spread. This means that Webster County is under a directed health measure until at least May 12th. A directed health measure means restaurants and bars can only do takeout, curbside or delivery and that there is now an enforceable order limiting gatherings to 10 people or less. As of 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 1st Nebraska has 214 cases and 5 deaths. Kansas has 482 cases and 10 deaths. Kansas is also under a stay at home directive while 41 counties in Nebraska (including Webster) are under a directed health measure. Travel to Red Cloud for anything other than work is not recommended at this time. We will update this page daily.

Due to heightened concerns surrounding COVID-19, the City of Red Cloud is taking precautions to best protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community. Effective immediately, the City Hall and the Community Center will be closed through at least April 7th.

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April 1, 2020

News about Don Stratton, Red Cloud's reaction to COVID-19, and a great video on the Starke Round Barn 

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February 28, 2020

Learn more about war hero Donald Stratton, baseball legend Dazzy Vance, the Farmers & Merchants Banquet, and much more in this month's newsletter! ...READ MORE...

February 25, 2020

RED CLOUD — Nebraska native Donald G. Stratton spent a quarter-century trying to forget Pearl Harbor, the cataclysmic explosion aboard the battleship USS Arizona that took the lives of 1,177...READ MORE...

February 3, 2020

Learn more about the Willa Cather Foundation's "Campaign for the Future," the Farmers & Merchants Banquet, Street Car Days logo redesign, the Kansas-Nebraska Heritage Area Partnership, get to...READ MORE...

January 28, 2020

by Paul Hammel at the Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — The Willa Cather Foundation is making a final push for donations to enhance Cather’s hometown of Red Cloud as a literary...READ MORE...

January 28, 2020

Former First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Laura Bush is the honorary national chair for the campaign’s public fundraising effort. Mrs. Bush, who spoke at the Foundation’s dedication of the...READ MORE...

January 6, 2020

Read about the last year and the last decade in Red Cloud, along with the usual preview of upcoming events and a feature on Kyle Klein from the Webster County Community Hospital....READ MORE...

December 20, 2019

From 10/11's Pure Nebraska

We are learning about the Red Cloud Opera House, which has seen many events through the years, and is a landmark in town.

During a trip to Red...READ MORE...

December 4, 2019

from 10/11's Pure Nebraska:

The 612-acre Willa Cather Memorial Prairie is a native prairie, which means it's never seen the blade of a plow.

The prairie was acquired by the Willa...READ MORE...

November 27, 2019

Learn more about the Community Visioning Session held by the Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund * Get to Know Casie Olson, Clerk/Treasurer at the City of Red Cloud and keep up with all of the...READ MORE...

November 15, 2019

from 10/11's Pure Nebraska....

A couple took a old house that was in disrepair across the street from their own home, and turned it into a welcoming guest house for visitors.

Lisa...READ MORE...

November 7, 2019

The Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund’s mission is to invest in the future of Red Cloud. Since RCCFF was created in 1995, awarding scholarships to graduating high school Seniors has been part of...READ MORE...

November 7, 2019

RED CLOUD--A couple is running a tasting room in Red Cloud, and many say the business is adding to the local quality of life.

Ana and Justin Armstrong run the tasting room called "On the...READ MORE...

November 6, 2019

RED CLOUD--Owners believe a round barn in Webster county is the largest one of its type in the world, and it was built in 1902.

This round barn was built by the Starke family, and it's...READ MORE...

November 1, 2019

From 10/11's Pure Nebraska/Jon Vanderford

If you are looking for a weekend escape, you might consider a visit to south central Nebraska and a beautifully restored Red Cloud home...READ MORE...

November 1, 2019

From 10/11 news's Pure Nebraska

While some rural communities struggle to attract new residents, Red Cloud is becoming a place for returners to plant roots.

Danny Benge and...READ MORE...

October 31, 2019

This editorial originally appeared in the Wednesday, October 30th edition of the Red Cloud Chief 

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October 25, 2019

140 kids paraded through downtown Red Cloud on Friday, October 25th. Local businesses handed out candy and a great time was had by all--and all before record low...READ MORE...

October 17, 2019

 

Youth Community Visioning Sessions Held at RCHS

The Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund (RCCFF) hosted two visioning sessions at Red Cloud High School on...READ MORE...

October 7, 2019

Learn more about Marissa Petsch, Homecoming 2019, a large grant received by the Willa Cather Foundation for restoration of the Childhood Home, Barnfest 2019 and Ladies Weekend highlights and more...READ MORE...

September 27, 2019

With intent to preserve a National Historic Landmark and a major tourist destination, the National Willa Cather Center announced today a $415,000 federal Save America’s Treasures Grant. The award...READ MORE...

July 31, 2019

Our July 2019 Newsletter with news on the Stock Float, Street Car Days prep, a feature on Jared Lewis...READ MORE...

July 24, 2019

Visit Red Cloud and immerse yourself in the settings and landscapes that inspired so much of Cather's writing. Late summer is a perfect time of the year...READ MORE...

July 2, 2019

by Jarad Johnson

Big businesses start small and last week, they started at the Biz Kidz camp in Red Cloud.

The 10–13 year old kids learned about becoming...READ MORE...

July 2, 2019

by Dave Bergmeier of the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently released 2017 Census of Agriculture provides a window into the High Plains region....READ MORE...

June 27, 2019

News about the Cather Statue going to Washington, D.C., the Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund's Color Run and Banquet, Alumni Weekend, Airport Grants, and much more! 

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June 26, 2019

Red Cloud, NEB. — Nebraska's Rural airports keep our communities and businesses connected and one airport in South Central Nebraska is speaking out as they will soon be getting some much...READ MORE...

May 25, 2019

The Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund (RCCFF) hosted its 2nd Annual Alumni Weekend 5K and its first ever Color Run on Saturday, May 25th. 91 runners signed up for the race, which is an all-time...READ MORE...

May 25, 2019

The Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund (RCCFF) hosted its 13th annual banquet on Friday, May 24th on the Red Cloud Opera House and celebrated 24 years of giving back to Red Cloud. State Senator...READ MORE...

May 21, 2019

Learn about the Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund's Annual Banquet and Color Run, the 65th Annual RCHS Alumni Banquet, the 64th Annual Spring Willa Cather Conference, and much more! See the...READ MORE...

May 20, 2019

Nebraskans with an interest in the life and times of Willa Cather can get a tour of the famous author's childhood home.

Willa Cather is Nebraska's Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She lived...READ MORE...

May 8, 2019

RED CLOUD — Author Willa Cather’s relationship to the theater throughout and beyond her life will be a focus of exploration here May 30 through June 1 at the 64th annual Willa Cather Spring...READ MORE...

May 1, 2019

Read about some of the latest Red Cloud news, including: On the Brix on the Nebraska Passport Program * Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund's Annual Banquet * Burlington Depot Social * Walter Echo...READ MORE...

April 30, 2019

RCCFF ANNUAL BANQUET TO BE HELD MAY 24th at the RED CLOUD OPERA HOUSE

The Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund (RCCFF) invites you to join them in celebrating 24 years of giving back to the...READ MORE...

April 22, 2019

When you make plans to visit Red Cloud and the National Willa Cather Center this year, make sure to add On the Brix Tasting Room to your itinerary. Conveniently located in one of the restored...READ MORE...

March 29, 2019

Learn more about the Savages & Princess Exhibit and Walter Echo-hawk book talk, get to know Red Cloud High School Principal Jason Heldt, and watch a video about why Danny and Val Benge took a...READ MORE...

February 28, 2019

Learn more about non-traditional scholarships, the merger between Heritage Tourism and the Red Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Cather & the Cranes and much more!

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January 31, 2019

Read all about the latest Red Cloud news in the January 2019 Visit Red Cloud newsletter. Topics include: Historic site ownership transferred to the Cather Foundation; Farmers & Merchants...READ MORE...

January 16, 2019

Story by Tony Herrman; Photos by Laura Beahm of the Hastings Tribune

RED CLOUD — Lois Goosic took the Reuben soup she’s been making for years and won the popular vote of the fifth annual...READ MORE...

January 14, 2019

The City Office will be closed on Monday, January 21st, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday,...READ MORE...

December 21, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Red Cloud! Read our final newsletter of 2018 and learn more about Mike Goebel, the RDP Campaign, Winter Events at Red Cloud Community Schools, and upcoming...READ MORE...

December 1, 2018

Read the latest Red Cloud news from November, including a video slideshow from Nebraska Life magazine

Learn more about Heritage Bank Relationship Manager Adam Vetter!

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November 21, 2018

November 7th, 2018

NextEra Energy Resources donates $15,000 to the Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund

RED CLOUD — The Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund (RCCFF) today announced...READ MORE...

October 30, 2018

Get to Know Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund Chair Dennis Hansen and learn about all the exciting events and news from Red Cloud! 

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October 30, 2018

Written by Step Up To Quality/Nebraska Department of Education 

When The Valley Child Development Center opened in January 2018, it was the culmination of years of...READ MORE...

September 28, 2018

Hardened & Temepered Play the RC Opera House; Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund Enters Final Phase of Its Legacy Endowment Campaign; RC Schools Celebrate Homecoming Week and Much Much More...READ MORE...

September 21, 2018

Friday is the 100th anniversary of arguably the greatest and most beloved work in Nebraska literature: Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia.”

For those not great at math, the book was first...READ MORE...