Webster County is under a Directed Health Measure until at least May 12th * Webster County Community Hospital and Clinic will not allow visitors into the facility. Only patients are allowed to enter. Exceptions include pediatric patients who may have one adult and those patients requiring end of life care *Red Cloud Community Schools will be closed until further notice. School buildings are closed to the public and to students through May 31st * The RCHS Alumni Banquet has been cancelled * *City of Red Cloud offices are closed to the public and the Community Center is closed as well until at least May 12th * See the COVID-19 Resources page for more closures and community updates


The South Heartland District Health Department area (Webster, Nuckolls, Clay, and Adams Counties in Nebraska) has reported at least 13 positive cases of COVID-19. 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 6pm on Monday, April 6th Nebraska has 412 cases and 8 deaths. Kansas has 845 cases and 25 deaths. Kansas is also under a stay at home directive while all 93 counties in Nebraska 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 May 12th.

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Webster County native, saved from burning USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, remembered for service

Webster County native, saved from burning USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, remembered for service

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 of his shipmates, and nearly killed him.

Then he spent the next 53 years working to make sure that the rest of us did not forget.

Stratton, who grew up in Red Cloud, was one of a dwindling number of survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base in Hawaii. Almost 2,500 Americans died as a result of the Pearl Harbor attack, which prompted America’s entry into World War II