Thank You: Be Safe Be Smart 2017

Thank You: Be Safe Be Smart 2017

The Be Safe Be Smart campaign had another successful year making Cruise Nite safe and fun for all who participated in the festivities. We want to thank task force volunteers for all their hard-work prior to the event.  The following retailers in town showed their support for the awareness campaign: 56th Street Sinclair Plaza, Apple Market, Bill’s Liquor, Bill’s Liquor West, Boogaarts, Caseys’ General Store # 1735,...

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Early Childhood Development Input Needed

Community Partners is inviting residents interested in early childhood development in Buffalo County to give their input on Thursday, February 2 from 10 – 2 pm at ESU10, Room A. The event will be facilitated by Nebraska Children and Family Foundation as a part of the Buffalo County Rooted in Relationships Early Childhood System of Care Self-Assessment.  This meeting will determine how well Buffalo County is serving the social, emotional needs...

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Be Well Buffalo County Strategic Planning Meeting Review

Be Well Buffalo County Strategic Planning Meeting Review

Be Well Buffalo County’s strategic planning process is officially underway. Over the last year, Be Well has developed a relationship with consultant group, Epiphany Community Services. At their meeting on November 28, Be Well walked through the first step of Epiphany’s process—a problem analysis session.

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Kearney Works Board Development

Kearney Works Board Development

The new nonprofit, Kearney Works, has just appointed a full board of directors. “We have put together a dynamic and progressive board that will further the work that began as America’s Best Communities Kearney,” said Chairman of the board, Marion McDermott. The following have decided to serve on the board: Marion McDermott, Bank of the West – Chairman Jonathan Nikkila, Kearney City Council Member – Vice Chairman Judi Sickler, Kearney Area...

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Final Draft Hot Off the Press for America’s Best

As October comes to an end, the America’s Best Community team of Kearney is finalizing the plans for the community revitalization plan. Kearney was given $50,000 to develop the plan and continues working hard at weekly meetings for solutions to the plan. Kearney’s weekly meetings consist of intense collaboration of finding the best solutions possible for the revitalization plan. The plan focuses on increased attention and support towards...

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Help Kearney Win $3 Million

KEARNEY, Neb. — In the weeks since advancing to the America’s Best Communities quarterfinals, local leaders have begun work developing a comprehensive strategy to revitalize the local economy and further enhance quality of life. As one of just 50 communities recognized in this nationwide campaign, Kearney is also striving to capitalize on this opportunity to share the community’s unique story and promote local assets to help attract visitors,...

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Give Where You Live: 24 Hours to Help Local Non-Profits Dec. 5

Give Where You Live: 24 Hours to Help Local Non-Profits Dec. 5

Give Where You Live – Kearney Area is a 24-hour fundraising event created to rally community support for local charitable causes. This unique one-day fundraiser is being organized by the Kearney Area Community Foundation and will be held on Thursday, December 5, from midnight to midnight. The Kearney Area Community Foundation brings this event to the Kearney area with several goals in mind: to raise awareness of the current philanthropic needs...

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Community Connections Unites Local Organizations

Community Connections Unites Local Organizations

After the Family Resource Council disbanded in 2010, several community members, including LeeAnn Clouse, Nikki Gausman, and Denise Zwiener, came together and discussed ways to help community organizations continue to connect and share resources. The decision was made to expand what was then known as the Homeless Coalition, partly because it was already comprised of a large number of emergency service providers who worked together to share...

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