Category Archives: Nebraska City News

Photos: Missouri River expected to fall below flood stage by Wednesday

A flood warning is still in effect for the following counties: Holt, Richardson, Atchison, Nemaha, Fremont and Otoe. The Missouri River is expected to fall below flood stage by Wednesday morning.







Old Freighters Museum To Unveil Historic Marker

NEBRASKA CITY – Old Freighters Museum is scheduled to unveil a new state historical marker at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce will also host Business After Hours at the museum, 407 N. 14th St., from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Old Freighters Museum interprets the significance of freighting and the westward movement in the United States from 1846 to 1870.

Fulton Named To Believers and Achievers

NEBRASKA CITY – US Bank and the Nebraska School Activities Association have named Lourdes Central Catholic senior Colter Fulton to the 2019 Believers and Achievers.

The statewide program recognizes leaders in Nebraska high schools based on academics, citizenship and participation in school activities.

Believers and Achievers will be recognized at NSAA championship contests during the school year. All 48 will be invited to a year-end banquet, where scholarship winners are announced.

A NSAA poster will feature six Believers and Achievers.

City Trims Public Transit’s Request For Parking Space

NEBRASKA CITY – The Nebraska City City Council approved a dedicated parking space in the First Corso parking lot for Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging transit bus.

Blue Rivers is relocating its office from south Ninth Street to 703 Central Ave. and requested the parking space to avoid using Central Avenue for loading and unloading buses.

Bobbi Lechner requested two parking stalls, but Finance Commissioner Gloria Glover said the second bus is not deployed every workday.

Mayor Bryan Bequette asked Lechner to get input from area businesses, if Blue Rivers needs to return later for more parking space.

Oct. 22 Project Will Close North 11th Street

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City Facility Manager Marty Stovall reports that Simon Contractors plans to begin the North 11th Street and Orchard Drive improvement project on Oct. 22.

The project includes removal of the 11th Street bridge over North Table Creek.

Road closures are expected.

US Capitol Christmas Tree Coming To Nebraska City

NEBRASKA CITY – America’s top Christmas Tree is coming to the Home of Arbor Day.

Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce will be requesting a one-block closure of 11th Street from Central Avenue to First Corso on Nov. 19. This will be a stop for The US Capitol Christmas Tree.

This will be the 54th year of the US Capitol Christmas Tree tradition.

The tree will be making 25 stops along its cross-country trip from Oregon to D.C. with Nebraska City being stop number 16.

The public is invited to track the tree’s journey at, and come out on the 19th to take pictures, sign banners, and learn about the Willamette National Forrest, where the tree was cut.

Host communities include:

• Friday, Nov. 9: Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St, Sweet Home, OR 97386 (12:00 p.m. Street Fair, 6:00 p.m. Parade and 7:30 p.m. Program)

• Saturday, Nov. 10: Linn County Circuit Court, 300 SW Fourth Avenue, Albany, OR 97321 (9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.)

• Saturday, Nov. 10: Cabela’s, 2800 Gateway Street, Springfield, OR 97477 (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.) • Sunday, Nov. 11: McKenzie River Ranger Station, 57600 McKenzie Highway 126, McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

• Sunday, Nov. 11: 48257 E. 1st, Oakridge, OR 97463 (2:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

• Monday, Nov. 12: 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste 422, Bend, OR 97702 (11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) • Monday, Nov. 12: 160 Detroit Ave, Detroit, OR 97342 (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)

• Tuesday, Nov. 13: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301 (10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

• Tuesday, Nov. 13: Oregon City, OR

Also, on the agenda is the Seventh Street improvement project, Keep Nebraska City Beautiful quarterly report, and a request to relocated parking signs for Blue Rivers Area for the Aging.

White Castle Mobilizes For Memorial Building Roof

NEBRASKA CITY – White Castle Roofing’s crane arrived Wednesday to begin work on the Veterans Memorial Building roof in Nebraska City.

Volunteer organizer Ted Beilman said recent hurricanes have made the rubber guard membrane needed for the roof in short supply, but White Castle has been able to secure 1,400 square square feet.

The roof over the veterans room on the east side received funds from a federal grant. Work is expected to be complete on Nov. 1.

Students Unveil My Riverfront Vision At Nebraska City

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City residents offered initial reactions Wednesday to a riverfront development vision that includes breakfast on a barge, overlook cabins and economic rejuvenation to the east landing of the soon-to-open Fourth Corso viaduct.

Kim Wilson, who is leading of group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture students along with architect Emily Andersen, told her audience of 60 people that the students have done the best they can to present a riverfront vision that connects all areas of the city, respects industrial uses and accomplishes sustainable vitality.

From north to south the students identified five sections of the riverfront.

Riverview State Recreation Area, Riverview Nature Park, the city water well field and farmground west of Riverview Road are included in “the refuge.”

Plans include kayaking on the ancient riverbed now disconnected from the Missouri River, overlook cabins among the hickory oak forest, sensory garden and bird watching.

Steinhart Terminal, the boat dock, Central Avenue and the water treatment plant are in the area called “The Port.”

Plans include a floating event space, industrial accents, plaza and river overlook.

The East Fourth Corso area is seen as a connector to the Lewis and Clark center, as well as entrance into town with entertainment, retail and restaurants.

Wilson said riverfront revival will take advantage of Nebraska City’s culture and promote the social well-being of its citizens.

The meeting concluded with citizens placing stickers on map areas of particular interest to them.

Video: “It’s a Good Day To Be A Pioneer”

NEBRASKA CITY- Students at Nebraska City High School rejuvenated a decades-past tradition with a downtown parade for homecoming week.

The band, royalty candidates and class floats pondered what kind of day it is.

“It’s a great day to be a pioneer,” they said.

There was also compassion with a Bulldog rescue.

Governor Among 450 Visitors To Veterans Memorial Building

NEBRASKA CITY – The Veterans Memorial Building in Nebraska City had over 450 visitors during the AppleJack Festival, despite observations that the building has been long-abandoned.

Ted Beilman, who remembered an active Memorial Building from his childhood in Nebraska City, was surprised to see it shuttered when he retired to his hometown.

When he began a quest to celebrate the state’s 150th birthday by building displays to 150 veterans, the city council approved his request to open the building for a Veterans Day display.

The displays grew to honor 800 veterans and the building is receiving new attention.

Over the weekend,   a practicing dentist from China was among those signing a registration book. There were also visitors from Pretoria, South Africa and Iceland, as well as Canada.

Many were from out-of-state, including New Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Montana, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, California, and Wyoming.

Even Gov. Pete Ricketts toured the building, which was opened in 1929 and was closed by the city in 2009.