Pay your Utility Bill online * COVID-19 Updates * DUE TO HEIGHTENED CONCERNS SURROUNDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) THE CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE * The National Willa Cather Center will be open from 9pm to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday starting Oct. 1st* New Directed Health Measures for the State of Nebraska will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 21st. * The Webster County Community Hospital and Webster County Clinic currently have COVID-19 restriction in place as does the Webster County Sheriff's Office including the temporary suspension of VIN inspections.
 

News

News

September 30, 2020

Learn more about the Red Cloud Community Fund, the Hotel Garber project, RCHS Warrior Homecoming, Cheyenne Knehans and much more in this update! 

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September 24, 2020

Plans are underway to restore and adaptively reuse a downtown building for the creation of a twenty-six room boutique hotel in Red Cloud. Located in the historic Potter-Wright building next door...READ MORE...

September 17, 2020

RED CLOUD--September 17, 2020

The Red Cloud Community Fund is pleased to announce its 2020 annual scholarship winners. Jordan Brown, RCHS Class of 2020, was the recipient of the Red Cloud...READ MORE...

August 31, 2020

Learn more about the Red Cloud Community Fund's September Giving Campaign to benefit Red Cloud in 2020! Also in this issue: Silas Garber, RC Schools kickoff the year and get ready for Homecoming...READ MORE...

August 31, 2020

Red Cloud Community Fund working to bridge local learning gap

(August 17, 2020 |Red Cloud, Neb.) The Red Cloud Community Fund is...READ MORE...

August 25, 2020

 

The Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund (RCCFF) is pleased to announce a “Give Where You Live” campaign that will run through the month of September.  RCCFF will...READ MORE...

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

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 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 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.

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November 1, 2019

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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...