ALERTS

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

COVID-19

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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COVID-19 Resources

 

City Facilities

Auld Public Library
Auld Public Library

Auld Public Library was contructed in 1917-18 and serves as an excellent representation of Neo-Classical style architecture. The facility was the result of William T. Auld's generous donation to erect the first permanent library for the community. The Library houses over 10,000 volumes as well as videos, DVD movies, and audio books. Wireless internet access is also available.

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

537 N Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
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537 N Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-3352
Cherry Corner Estates
Cherry Corner Estates

Cherry Corner Estates is a retirement living residence that offers service, security, and independence in an assisted living environment. Private apartments are available which allow for the residents’ own furnishings. Personal services include meals, laundry, housekeeping, medication administration, activities, whirlpool bathing, and emergency call system. Financial arrangements include private pay, Assisted Living Insurance benefits, and a limited number of Medicaid approved units.

 

40 N Cherry Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
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40 N Cherry Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-2340
City Power Plant
City Power Plant

The City of Red Cloud owns and operates its own utility system that distributes electricity, water ,and wasterwater to homes and businesses in the Red Cloud area.  The City is a proud member of ACE (Public Alliance of Community Energy), NMPP Energy (Nebraska Municipal Power Pool), and MEAN (Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska).

763 Hwy 281
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2214
763 Hwy 281
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2214
Compost Site
Compost Site

More information coming soon

763 Hwy 281
City Power Plant
Red Cloud, NE 68970
763 Hwy 281
City Power Plant
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Harry Obitz Park
Harry Obitz Park

A quaint little park on the east edge of town, suitable for picnics and walking pets. A small wildlife preserve is located directly to the north. 

4th Ave. and Locust St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
4th Ave. and Locust St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Illian Field
Illian Field

Baseball and softball are popular pastimes in this community. Illian Field is busy during the season, and you can always find a league to join ranging from t-ball to fast pitch baseball and softball. For information about local leagues, call Jolene Kugler at 402-257-7458. Red Cloud has hosted some of baseballs greats like Cy Young, Dazzy Vance, and Clarence Mitchell to name a few.

5th Ave. and Locust St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
5th Ave. and Locust St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Municipal Airport
Municipal Airport

Red Cloud's Municipal Airport features 3700 feet of paved, lighted runway. It is named Buster-Lewis Field to honor Gordon Buster and Delbert Lewis whose hard work and dedication is responsible for the fine airport we have today.

The land for the present airport was purchased in 1967 at a cost of $440 per acre. Construction was started that same year. Dale McDole did the dirt work and grading for the runway which was seeded to grass.
The first hanger was built in 1968 by Wilkens Steel Co. of Geneva, Nebraska. The second hanger was built in 1975 by Jack Cline of Franklin, Nebraska.
The runway lights were installed in 1981 by Barta Bros. of Red Cloud. The runway was paved in 1983 by Werner Construction Co. of Hastings, Nebraska.
The large hanger was built in 1989, and was leased to Bill Frost for his crop spraying business. It is now leased to Luke Meyer of Superior.
The snow removal equipment was purchased in 2006. The storage building and the Terminal building was built in 2008.
The precision Area Path Indicator System (PAPPI) was installed in 2009.
Private aircraft storage is available.

 

667 Road 1100
Red Cloud, NE 68970
667 Road 1100
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Recycling Center
Recycling Center

The city Recycling Center is located in the metal building south of the Power Plant.

Recycling Center hours:

6 pm-8 pm Monday through Friday.  1 pm-5 pm Saturday and Sunday

Currently we are only accepting Cardboard.

 

763 Hwy 281
City Power Plant
Red Cloud, NE 68970
763 Hwy 281
City Power Plant
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Red Cloud Cemetery
Red Cloud Cemetery

Cemetery Fees

Spaces in the Old part of the Cemetery $100.00
Spaces in the New addition of the Cemetery $150.00
Deed $0.50
Grave Openings $200.00
Cremation / Baby Grave openings $100.00

540 N Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
540 N Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Red Cloud City Park
Red Cloud City Park

The Red Cloud City Park is a great place for kids to climb on the playground equipment or enjoy a pickup game of basketball. It is also a popular spot for picnics and family get-togethers throughout the spring, summer, and fall. The Red Cloud Chamber of Commerce's Easter Egg Hunt and most Street Car Days activities also take place at the park. 

2nd Ave. & Cedar St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2215
2nd Ave. & Cedar St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2215
Red Cloud Community Center
Red Cloud Community Center

The Red Cloud Community Center features a full kitchen, meeting room, exercise room, gymnasium, and multi-purpose room. The building serves as the perfect venue for many community meetings, sporting events, banquets, and receptions. For rental or membership information, contact the Red Cloud city office at 402-746-2215 or go to the Forms and Permits page to print off the rental and membership forms.

Community Center Hours are 5:00 A.M. - 11 P.M.

 

Community Center Rental Rates

Kitchen Only $25.00
Deposit $25.00

Meeting Room $25.00
Deposit $25.00

Meeting Room with Kitchen $50.00
Deposit $50.00

Multipurpose Room $50.00
Deposit $50.00

Mulitpurpose Room with Kitchen $75.00
Deposit $75.00

Entire Building $100.00
Deposit $100.00

Entire Building-2 day event $150.00
Deposit $150.00

Activities where alcohol is served-Whole Building $175.00
Deposit $250.00

Set-up Fee Prior to Evening $25.00

142 W. 3rd Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2215
142 W. 3rd Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2215
Red Cloud Swimming Pool
Red Cloud Swimming Pool

The shimmering and always refreshing city pool is located in Red Cloud's City Park on Webster Street. With diving boards, slides, a water basketball hoop, and a full staff of lifeguards, the pool is a fun and safe place for everyone. Opens Memorial Day weekend. For more information, call 402-746-3399.

Pool Hours

Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Adult Swim 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m

Passes

$90.00 Family
$40.00 Single
$2.00 Daily

540 N Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-3399Facebook
540 N Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-3399
Red Cloud Volunteer Fire Department
Red Cloud Volunteer Fire Department

Red Cloud is fortunate to have a volunteer fire department to serve the city and the surrounding countryside. There are twenty-five volunteer fire fighters on the Red Cloud Fire Department.  The fire district extends 8 miles north, 6 miles south, 5 miles east, and 8 miles west of Red Cloud for a total of 182 sq. miles.  Several members of the department attend fire school each year to improve their skills and knowledge to better serve and protect the community.

Members of the fire department hold meetings on the first Thursday of each month.  In addition to their community service, the Firemen host their annual Soup and Hamburger Feed in March and prepare and serve the popular beef barbeque at the annual Street Car Days celebration.

137 E 5th Ave
Red Cloud, NE 68970
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137 E 5th Ave
Red Cloud, NE 68970
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Scout Lodge
Scout Lodge

The Scout Lodge is available for rentals. Contact the City of Red Cloud office for more information.

 

346 W. 4th Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2215
346 W. 4th Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2215