Our Community

City Hall

The Village Clerk is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cedar Rapids is governed by a five member board of trustees. The Village of Cedar Rapids provides sewer, street repair, water and solid waste disposal. Cedar Rapids also maintains a swimming pool and three city parks. For more information, call 308-358-0240 or e-mail us at vocedrap@gpcom.net.

Sewage

The municipal sewer system is an activated sludge treatment plant. The daily capacity of the plant is 70,000 gallons.

Solid Waste Disposal

Privately owned trash service is available. This includes residential and commercial weekly curb-side pickup. There is also a tree dump site and compost site east of town that is available to residents. Construction debris needs to be hauled to the landfill at Newman Grove or contracted privately for a roll-off dumpster.

Streets

Cedar Rapids has eighteen miles of streets; 99 percent are hard surfaced. Maintenance equipment includes a street sweeper, tractor loader, maintainer, rotary mower, and dump truck.

Water

The municipal water system is supplied by two wells which have an average depth of 193 feet and a 120,000 gallon reservoir.

Fire Department

Fire protection is provided to the community by a 25-member volunteer fire department. Thirty-four fire hydrants are located throughout the town. Fire protection is also provided in the Cedar Rapids Rural Fire District. The department provides mutual aid with other surrounding towns and is aided by 911 service. The fire insurance classification inside corporate limits is 7 and outside is 9.

 

Utilities

  • Electricity – Loup Power District, a wholesale power customer of Nebraska Public Power District, provides retail electric service to Cedar Rapids. The power source for Cedar Rapids is a 34,500 volt transmission line.
  • Natural Gas – Supplied by Source Gas through a two-inch transmission pipeline with an operating pressure of approximately 700-800 psi.
  • Other Fuels – LP Gas and Oil are available from Country Parnters Cooperative and Fueltec.
  • Telecommunications – Great Plains Communications supplies the telecommunications system. A digital central office and installation and maintenance personnel are located in Cedar Rapids. Fiber optics now link Cedar Rapids, and DSL and Dial-up Internet services are available.
  • Post Office – The post office has mail receipt  and dispatch daily.
  • Package Delivery Service – Services available include the Pony Express, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, and the United States Postal Service.
  • Newspaper – Cedar Rapids Press, the local weekly paper, has 425 subscribers.
  • Radio – Radio stations carrying local news: KZ-100, KKOT, KRGI, KLIR, KTTT and US92.
  • Television – Television stations carrying local news: KOLN/KGIN-TV, KHAS-TV, KCAU-TV.
  • Cable Television – Cable television is provided by Cable Nebraska. They also supply Internet services to the area.

Local Organizations

  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • Cedar Valley Art Guild
  • Cedar Area Small Business Development Association
  • Cedar Rapids Alumni Association
  • Cedar Valley Foundation
  • Cedar Rapids Community Club
  • Cedar Valley Garden Club
  • Historical Society
  • American Legion Dan Cox Post 44
  • Cedar Rapids Senior Citizens (meals provided)
  • Veteran of Foreign Wars
  • Piecing Pals Quilters

Churches

St. John’s Lutheran Church
Rev. Brian Ketelsen
Phone: 308-358-0370

  • Lutheran Youth Fellowship
  • Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
  • Sunday School
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Thrivent

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Father Ralph Steffenmeier
Phone: 308-358-0645
 EmailStantct@gpcom.net

  •  St. Anthony’s Altar Society
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Youth Religion Classes

Cedar Rapids United Methodist Church
Rev. Vern Olson
Phone: 308-536-2337 or 308-550-0676
Email: cedarval@gbgmchurches.gbgm-umc.org

  • United Methodist Men/United Methodist Women
  • “Friends of Jesus”  After School Program for 1st – 6th Grades
  • Cedar Valley Parish Youth Group
  • Acts29 Prayer Group – Tuesday Nights.

Health Care

The Cedar Rapids Medical Clinic, 308-358-0615, located at 106 South 3rd St., is staffed by Dr. Terry Troyer, M.D., and a physician’s assistant. The clinic is open three half-days per week. The Boone County Health Center is located eighteen miles north of Cedar Rapids, in Albion. Phone: 402-395-2191.

Education

Riverside Public Schools was formed when Cedar Rapids Public School and Spalding Public School merged in 2014.  Pre-K through Grade 5, and Grades 9-12 attend the Cedar Rapids site, and Pre-K through Grade 8 attend the Spalding site.  At the Cedar Rapids site there are approximately 233 students and 33 teachers. Extracurricular activities offered include many different sports, cheerleading, dance team, music and drama programs, and clubs such as FCA, FFA, FBLA.  For more information contact the school office at 308-358-0640 or visit the Riverside Public Schools website.

 

Post Secondary Education

Cedar Rapids is a part of Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska. The Learning Center at the Public Library offers more than 100 college credit courses to area residents. The Educational Service Unit 7 serves the needs of educating the staff of Cedar Rapids Public School.

 

Rescue Squad

Eight volunteer certified EMTs  and four First Responders respond to rescue calls within the community, Rural Fire District, and part of the Primrose Fire District. They use a licensed, fully-equipped ambulance. In 1992, the squad received the “Rescue Squad of the Year” award. Training of squad members continues to be kept current. A new ambulance was obtained in 1997. Cedar Rapids is also covered by 911.

Police Department

Cedar Rapids contracts with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, 308-395-2144, for Law Enforcement.

Library

The Cedar Rapids Public Library is a member of the Northeast Library System which provides inter-library loan service and periodical access from Wayne State College. Activities include a summer reading program and story hour. They provide monthly themes and Internet access to library users. The building is handicapped accessible. Phone 308-358-0603 or visit the Cedar Rapids Public Library’s website.

Youth Groups

  • 4-H
  • FFA
  • FBLA
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes