Small Town Progress

Working in Wood River offers a great diversity of occupations. Our small town has many businesses that have been in the family for years, along with several newer businesses in growth mode. Not all businesses are storefront shops; many are self-employed companies operated from their personal offices. Our town may be small but it offers large opportunities for employment without the drive!

Area Businesses listed Alphabetically

ABC Seamless

ABC is your ONE SOURCE for home improvements! We are located in Wood River and service Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and surrounding communities. We install seamless siding and gutters, Compozit windows, steel roofing, sunrooms and patio products.

Agricultural Services, Inc.

Agricultural Services is a full-service agricultural retailer of fertilizer, crop protection chemicals, and agronomy that has been providing service to the surrounding area since 1955. We put service into agriculture.

American Legion Post 314

We are open to the public. We serve food Sunday-Friday. Available for rent also. Hours are Sun 5 pm – 1 am. Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 am. Burger Basket night every Tuesday. Pool tournaments Thursday at 7 pm.

Apfel Funeral Home

308-583-2721 or 308-384-0590
Our family serving your family at your time of need. The Apfel Funeral Home has been owned by the Apfel family since 1941.

Aurora Co-Op

For more than a century, Aurora Cooperative has been a partner in the success of agriculture in our part of the world–providing high quality, competitive products and services growers rely on every day. That partnership is founded in core values we share with the people we serve. Living up to your commitments. Living within your means. Just plain living right. We’re not content to simply change with the times. We’re about creating change. Anticipating what’s next and being prepared for it. Having the strength, financial footings and vision to lead in times of prosperity, in times of challenge. The Aurora Cooperative. Growing Opportunities.

Babel Agency Inc.

Babel Agency has been in business in Wood River since 1948. We are crop insurance specialists providing protection for area family farms.

Back to Back Chiropractic

[email protected]

See Dr. Sean Smith and Dr. Shane Smith at their satellite clinic in Wood River on the first and third Saturdays of each month. They are natives of Wood River, and graduates of both UNL and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, KS. Their primary clinic is located at 12313 Gold Street in Omaha. The satellite clinic operates out of the Fairbanks Irrigation offices at 15832 W. Wood River Rd.

Bangs & Stewart, CPAs, LLC

Bangs & Stewart, CPAs, LLC offers a full range of accounting, consulting and tax services to individuals and businesses engaged in a wide variety of industries. Agriculture continues to be a thriving part of our community. Because the business of agriculture is like no other, we also specialize in CPA services tailored to address those unique needs and help your business grow.

Barb’s Hair Shoppe

Barb McCoun – 308-383-2932
704 Cottonwood Street in Wood River (along Highway 11 on the west edge of Wood River, just ¼ mile north of Hwy 30) Open Wednesdays & Fridays.


Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries.

Caseys General Store

Your full-service c-store with friendly, hometown faces. Enjoy homemade pizza, pasta and bakery items daily.

Cooperative Producers, Inc.

Cooperative Producers, Inc. is a farmer-owned cooperative operating in South Central Nebraska. We offer a wide range of products and services in our grain, agronomy, energy, and feed divisions. Our Mission is to serve our customers by providing products, solutions, and services that enhance mutual success.

Countryside Villas

Affordable housing for persons age 60+. Enjoy one of our twelve 2 bedroom/1 bath apartments with living, dining, kitchen, laundry plus 1-car garage. All electric hookups. Rent includes water, sewer, trash, snow removal and lawn care.

Dollar General


Elite Web Concepts


Elite Web Concepts provides customized web page. We can design, host and maintain your website. EWC specializes in Ag sites but can do all types.

Fairbanks Farm Equipment

Your local solution for TYM and Zetor tractors and Grasshopper and Snapper mowers. We take trade-ins, and are a full service dealer. Hours 8-5 Monday-Friday, 8-12 Saturday. Check us out on Facebook!

Fairbanks Irrigation

Fairbanks Irrigation is a full service agriculture and domestic well drilling and pump repair business. We also deal in new and used gearheads, electric motors and pumps. We specialize in well rehabilitation and camcording. Come to Fairbanks Irrigation – where “service is our specialty!”

Family Physical Therapy & Sports Center

Family Physical Therapy offers quality physical, occupational and speech therapy services to Wood River and surrounding communities. If you have had an injury, undergone surgery, had falls, difficulty performing daily tasks, swallowing and with memory, or need assistance with adaptive equipment, call to set up an appointment! Open 8:00 – 5:00 Monday-Friday.

Family Physical Therapy & Sports Center

Family Physical Therapy offers quality physical, occupational and speech therapy services to Wood River and surrounding communities. If you have had an injury, undergone surgery, had falls, difficulty performing daily tasks, swallowing and with memory, or need assistance with adaptive equipment, call to set up an appointment! Open 8:00 – 5:00 Monday-Friday.

Firefly Meadows RV Camp and Cabins

(308) 227-6213
11774 N. State Highway 11 is right off Interstate 80 exit 300 at Wood River. The RV park and campground is a clean, budget-friendly RV park. It has 30 total RV sites, 21 are full hookups, including water, sewer and electric. We have 30- and 50-amp sites where the customer can pull through and back up.

Foxey Lady Salon

Hair by Emily at Foxey Lady Salon

Franke’s Hill Side Farm

We are a family owned business that believes food should taste good, be good for you, be made with ordinary ingredients that people recognize and be simple to make. Based in Central Nebraska we produce an organic, gluten free, whole grain alternative to the preservative filled mixes that are found on most store shelves. All of our products are certified by the Celiac Support Association.

Gideon Sod Farms

308-383-6913 or 308-583-2528
Your local source for all your residential and commercial seed/sod needs! Services include fine grading, seeding & sodding throughout central Nebraska. Sod delivery or pickup available.

Green Plains Wood River, LLC

Green Plains owns and operates five ethanol plants in Nebraska, including its location in Wood River. Green Plains Wood River was acquired in Nov. 2013 and has the third largest annual ethanol capacity in the state. Green Plains Wood River has an annual production capacity of 115 million gallons. Green Plains is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

GSC Unlimited – A Woman’s Touch Painting

We offer color consulting, painting, staining & lacquering with attention to detail. We have a large crew to meet any deadlines. Our company works on residential & commercial – large or small.

Hefty Seed Company

Agronomists and crop input providers.

Heritage Bank

Wood River’s community bank since 1952. Locally owned and managed. Big enough to offer the latest technology but still focused on giving you personalized attention. We want to be YOUR bank for consumer and mortgage loans, ag and commercial loans, checking, savings, CDs and more! Call or stop in today.

Heritage Insurance


A local, full-service independent insurance agency focused on you.  We can write your coverage with many high quality insurance companies to ensure you’re getting the solid coverage at a competitive price.  Farm, commercial crop, home, auto, RV, life, health, disability and long-term care specialists are available to meet with you in person or by phone.  Give Sara Arnett at call at 583-2262 x 1102 to get started.

HGI Realty

Your local real estate professionals for over 50 years, with a solid understanding of Wood River area property values and a keen eye on forthcoming opportunities to buy and sell. Residential, ag and commercial real estate. Call us first – you’ll be glad you did!

Jake’s Storage

14058 W. Ave A
Email: [email protected]

J & B Motors

We are a family owned business specializing in selling quality pre-owned vehicles.

Junk Yard Treasures

Barb McCoun & Karie Tank – 308-383-2932
704 Cottonwood Street in Wood River (along Highway 11 on the west edge of Wood River, just ¼ mile north of Hwy 30)

Klinger’s Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Residential and light commercial plumbing, heating and air conditioning.

Larry Dishman / LD Pioneering

Camper/Boat/Trailer repair


1011 Main Street
Clean, coin-operated clothes washers and dryers open 24/7

L& W Storage

We provide 10×20, 10×12, and 6×10 storage units.

McCoun Truck Parts

Wood River’s own “one-stop-shop” for vehicle maintenance and repairs. Full service center for autos and trucks, including oil changes, tires and more. Call us first!

McGuire Appraisal Company

906 Main Street
Patrick J. McGuire, Certified General Appraiser #CG22043 Rhonda McGuire, Managing Partner
308-583-1061 office
308-583-1062 office
308-583-1059 fax
[email protected]
[email protected]

Mead Industries


Mead Industries, Inc. has been established in the field of bullet manufacturing since 1983. We offer turn-key bullet production capability, and specialize in bullet design, process and tooling design, and provide large scale production equipment. We are unique in that we can do it all for you. You provide us with the concept for a bullet and we will give you the ability to produce it.

Mid-Continent Properties, Inc.

Mid-Continent Properties, Inc. is a leader in agri-real estate, combining expertise in agriculture with a proven track record of performance in farm and ranch real estate sales, farm management and appraisals for over 50 years. Contact Colleen Voss today to get started!

Mid Nebraska Agency

Mid-Nebraska Agency has been serving central Nebraska area since 1984. We offer all forms of insurance. Call for a quote!

Mid-Plains Landscaping

Specializing in hardscapes and underground sprinklers/irrigation throughout the tri-cities.  Contact Danny Powell at 308-390-0699 or [email protected]

MNO Hometown Market, INC

(308) 583-1111
Owners Jamie & Veronica Morse
Hours of Operation
M-F 9am-7pm Sat & Sun 9am-2pm
Providing fresh cut meat and produce daily as well as top notch customer service. Come see us for all your grocery and catering needs! See you soon.
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Overland Trails Oasis

A lovely housing development consisting of 1-bedroom apartments available to rent to any age with rent subsidies based upon income.  Laundry and community room included; well-kept units and grounds.  Managed by Wood River Housing Authority.  For more information contact Peggy Krause, Director.

Precision Agronomy Solutions

We develop solutions to solve agronomic problems in a field using sophisticated software that focuses on soil variability and water management. 

Pilot Flying J Travel Center

Truck stop and Subway at Hwy 11 & I-80

R.E Mead Repair Shop

607 East St
General repair and service of farm machinery and equipment.

Rodriguez Sisters Cleaning

Residential and commercial cleaning services.  Insured. One-time, occasional or regularly scheduled. Call Blanca at 308-391-9181 or Facebook/Rodriguez Sisters Cleaning.

Shear Power Barber Stylist

Full service hair salon and barbershop. Cuts, styles, colors, perms. Retail hair products for sale. Tanning booth available during business hours.


SoilView is a complete site-specific soil sampling system collecting critical information to spatially maximize producers’ yields and returns.

Sonya Schultz Photography


Professional photography services – babies, families, weddings, and special events. On-site or in my Grand Island studio. Visit website for details.

Stick Creek Kids Child Development Center:

1401 East Street

A full-service, licensed child care center opened May 2021. Stick Creek Kids participates in Nebraska’s Step Up to Quality program, and accepts NE DHHS child care subsidy. Visit the center’s website and follow all the exciting activities on Facebook/Stick Creek Kids. Call SCK Director, Kristine Vanhoosen, to learn more about child care services and openings, as well as employment opportunities!.


Located at 905 East Street. Open 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.

Teresa’s Treasures

We buy and sell antiques. Call for hours.

The Clipper


Wood River’s hometown newspaper covering community and school news each week. Reliable news offering the best of what the citizens of Wood River do, week in and week out! Go to for daily updates happening in Wood River and the surrounding area.

Tourney Bros Metal Fab LLC

104 E 6th St, Wood River
Shop 308-583-0129 or Mick Tourney 308-216-0689

Small fabrication/millwright business specializing in stainless steel and mild steel fabrication, steel buildings, grain bin repair and erection, concrete, design fabrication and installation of anything with industrial metals. Also will do steel building and post frame building repair and installation, along with a host of other services for the ag industry such as cattle fencing, gates and elevator grain legs.

Whiskey River

113 E 9th Street
Bar and restaurant open Monday – Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am-1am, Sunday Closed. Stop in for burgers, Philly’s, the daily special or one of our other tasty menu items!

Wissing’s Unlock-N-Load Storage Units

107 East 6th Street
Bo Wissing 308-390-2337 / Denise Wissing 308-379-4431

Watts Welding & Manufacturing

Watts Welding and Manufacturing, Inc. has been in business since 1999 and is locally owned and operated by Phil Watts. The shop provides a variety of welding services such as manufacturing of toolbars, snowblades, and equipment repair.

Wood River Golf Course

11937 W. Holling Road, Wood River, NE. 68883
Phone: 308.583.2225

Woof River Dog Grooming

111 E 9th St, Wood River, NE. 68883
Emily Crouch,
Phone: 402.469.6673