Pay your Utility Bill online * COVID-19 Updates * Due to heightened concerns with the coronavirus, the Community Center is closed until further notice State of Nebraska Directed Health Measures Updated on Nov. 11th include 6 foot separation and mask guidance along with 25% occupancy rule for gatherings * 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* * The Webster County Community Hospital and Webster County Clinic currently have COVID-19 restriction in place.

Experiencing a native prairie

Experiencing a native prairie

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 Cather Foundation in 2006, through a gift by the Nature Conservancy. Shortly after that, the Foundation started a 3-year restoration effort to restore the prairie to its pre-1900 conditions. "We removed several thousands invasive tree species, mainly red cedar and Chinese elm," Willa Cather Foundation Executive Director Ashley Olson said. "It's really a special experience here. The prairie itself played a role in Cather's life, and much of her writing. Coming out to a place like this gives you a chance to experience what a native prairie would have looked like, and how one might have felt after walking out and being surrounded by a sea of grass"...