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.
 

News

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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! 

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June 25, 2020

RED CLOUD, NE—Red Cloud Tourism & Commerce is pleased to announce a COVID-19 relief program to help get cash flowing through the local economy. Thanks to a generous donation from the Willa...READ MORE...

May 29, 2020

Learn more about the 65th Annual Spring Cather Conference Going Virtual for 2020, see what events are still scheduled for Summer, what's happening in downtown Red Cloud, and much more in this...READ MORE...

May 21, 2020

by Andy Raun of the Hastings Tribune 

RED CLOUD — While the novel coronavirus disease pandemic has upended plans for crowds to gather here the first weekend in June for...READ MORE...

April 30, 2020

Red Cloud Tourism & Commerce still has leftover raffle tickets for a Traeger Pro-Series Grill from the March 6th Farmers & Merchants Banquet. Tickets are $20 and...READ MORE...

April 30, 2020

Learn more about Virtual Tours from the National Willa Cather Foundation, RCHS Class of 2020's unique graduation celebration, and an upcoming fundraising campaign by the Red Cloud Community...READ MORE...

April 29, 2020
Red Cloud students haven't been able to enter their school buildings since mid-March due to looming threat of the COVID-19 virus. Rather than give up on graduation, the Class of 2020 met with school...READ MORE...
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....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 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...

November 1, 2019

From 10/11's Pure Nebraska/Jon Vanderford...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 24, 2019

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...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...