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Maltman Memorial Public Library

Public library available to all area residents. No cost to check out books - read your heart out! Preschool story hour weekly, summer reading program, book clubs plus free WIFI, cake pans, puzzles, copies and fax service. See our flyer in the digital Welcome Packet for library hours! Visit us on Facebook 910 Main St Wood River NE 68883 Ph#583-2349 Hours: Monday 8-11:30 a.m. 3-7:00 p.m. Tuesday 8-11:30 a.m. 1-5:00 p.m. Wed. 8-11:30 a.m. 3-7:00 p.m. Thursday 8-11:30 a.m. 1-5:00 p.m. CLOSED Friday, Saturday & Sunday More than just books: book club, cake pans, puzzles, copies and fax. Deb Fairbanks, Librarian Children’s summer reading program starts in June.     … [Read more...]

Fun Fest

  Fun Fest Brochure 2016 Pancake Feed Beginning @ 7 a.m @ American Legion Parade 10:00 a.m. (9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. required check in and registration at Green Street) Theme: "Dance to the Music!" Featuring our Parade Marshalls - Vince & Marilyn Boudreau Sponsored by the WR Community Club Contact: Jackie Rivera 308-380-9726 Kids Games/Library Park 11:15 a.m. Contact: Dave Bahe 308-201-0321 Turtle Races 11:15 a.m. Location: Front of Wood River Library Contact: Kim Canfield 308-583-6712 Lunch & Bake Sale 11:30 - 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church Kids Sanctioned Tractor Pull Noon @ Main Street in front of Library Girls and Boys: Ages 4 thru 12 Ken Vincik/Aurora, NE Contact: Peggy Swanson 308-583-1033 Sponsored by Cargill Grass Coed Volleyball Tournament 12: P.M. at the city park west of Casey's on Highway 30 (terms: 3 males/3 females) Entry Fees and Payout Contacty: Nanci & Jay Martin 563-340-1740 Poker Run @ Wood River Fire … [Read more...]


CITY OF WOOD RIVER DISTRIBUTING Survey has ended. Thank you for participation. The City of Wood River is in the process of updating its 15 year Comprehensive Plan.  This includes the preparation of a Community Housing Study with Strategies for Affordable Housing, being conducted by the City, under the direction of the Wood River Area Economic & Housing Development Corporation. The Housing Study process includes the distribution of three important housing surveys to Wood River residents as part of a comprehensive citizen participation program.  These Surveys include a “Workforce Housing Needs Survey”, a “Continuum of Care for Elderly Persons Household Survey”, and a “Home Improvement Survey” with assistance from South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD).  See the separate article in today’s Sunbeam for additional information about how completion of the home improvement survey is part of a larger initiative to get grant funding for Wood River residents. Selected major … [Read more...]

Organizations, Foundations & Clubs

Community Philanthropy American Legion Post No 314 583-6756 We are open to the public. Wood River -Alda VFW 583-2225 Welcome all veterans with foreign military services. We need new members! Celebrate Wood River Performing Arts Council Georgene Smidt – 308-583-2606 The aim of Celebrate Wood River is to bring arts entertainment and education to all central Nebraskans -- and it's FREE! Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center The Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center is the Crane Trust's gateway to Nebraska's fabulous Platte River Valley, with an amazing array of indoor and outdoor experiences waiting to be discovered.  Established in 1978, the Crane Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of critical habitat for the endangered whooping cranes, sandhill cranes and other migratory birds along the Platte River. Karen Krull Robart 308-382-1820 Cement Lodge 211 Freemasonry in our community offering friendship, growth in leadership, and … [Read more...]

Relocation Information

If you’ve decided to make Wood River your home, we’d like to welcome you. Please stop by our city office located just across the street north of the library to pick up your Welcome Packet. Wood River City Office: Holly Plejdrup, City Clerk, 583-2066 Wood River City Utilities: 583-2515 Post Office 583-2165 Local Gas Company: Black Hills Gas Service 1-800-215-3035 Telephone Hook Up: Basic Talk 866-548-2228 HughesNet (VoIP) 1-866-975-4334 Century Link 1-800-244-1111 TV Hook Ups: Cable - Charter Communication 382-0170 Dish Network 1-800-333 DISH (3474) Direct TV 1-800-707-6088 Garbage Collection: Central Waste 382-0726 Heartland Disposal 382-1683 Storage Facilities: Jake's Storage 308-870-3160 14058 W. Ave. A L&W Storage Units 308-390-1181 Wissing’s Unlock-N-Load Storage Units 107 East 6th Street Bo Wissing 308-390-2337 / Denise Wissing 308-379-4431 Bank: Heritage Bank 583-2262 Town Paper The Clipper 308-647-5158 (phone) 308-647-6953 … [Read more...]

Parks & Recreation

There is always time to relax and enjoy yourself. These are the things and places to do just that. Local Parks & Activities Aquatic Center 13801 West Wood River Road - Wood River, NE  308-583-1048                 3 City Parks (Memorial Park, Library Park, S. Water Tower)  Tennis/Basketball Courts    Baseball/Softball Fields w/batting cages WR has 4 ball fields. They are used to play Legion baseball to Softball to t-ball. Paved community walking trail Trail is 3/4 mile long going around the High School Wood River Municipal Golf Course 9 hole golf course, swimming pool, sand Volleyball Courts Mulligan's restaurant (11937 W. Holling Rd, 583-2225) Maltman Memorial Public Library (910 Main St, 583-2349) Offers Story Hour Youth Activities Football leagues Volleyball leagues Basketball leagues Baseball leagues Softball Leagues Wood River Wrestling Club 4-H clubs LEGO Robotics Club Girl … [Read more...]


The Wood River Rural Schools mission statement is “Making Education Count.”  Everything that we do at WRRSD is based on making education count for each individual student and their family.  The Board of Education is committed to providing the best curriculum, facilities and educational experience possible.  We meet, and exceed, all the curricular requirements of AdvancEd and the Nebraska Department of Education.  The staff consists of 52 teachers, 11.5 Paraeducators, 17 Support Staff, and three administrators serving about 580 students. All facilities are kept up to date, clean and safe.  Accessibility to school buildings through controlled access.  Safety and Security plans are reviewed annually and an active Crisis Team is in place. All students have access to technology and teachers integrate technology into lessons when appropriate.  Students in grades 7-12 are issued iPads, with PreK-6th grade students having access to iPads and computers throughout their instruction. The Best … [Read more...]

Wood River, Nebraska

  Welcome to Wood River We are a centrally located community that will fit your small town needs with a larger town convenience. An ideal place to raise a family and to get involved.   Our Mayor Welcomes You! Mayor Greg Cramer would like to welcome you to Wood River, Nebraska, a small community with many great qualities. Our grocery store, bank, restaurants, and many other businesses in Wood River will provide you with all the services you will need to have a great quality of life in Central Nebraska. Most of our business have been family owned for several generations, which says a lot about our community. Wood River has an exceptional educational system with an elementary school, a middle school and a high school. In addition, we have an excellent local library located in downtown. It has a new Aquatic Center for family summer fun.  Our Good Samaritan Center is a great facility for the older generation that need special care and we also offer reduced-income … [Read more...]