Polish Days are fast approaching. This is the 25th Anniversary of the restart of Polish Days. Manpower and ideas are always needed. Please talk to the Polish Days committee if you can help. The Son’s of American Legion have announced their band line-up !! Friday June 9 Tim Zach & Whiskey Bent 9-12:30AM, Saturday June 10 Sherman County String Band & Traveling Musicians Polka Band 7-12:30AM, Sunday June 11 Three […]
March 1st, 2017
February 8th, 2017
The Loup City Entrepreneur’s Club just formed about a month ago. About 15 people attended the first meeting in January. Anyone is welcome to attend. Bring your ideas, experience and knowledge to the next meeting. The next meeting is on February 15th at 7:00 PM at the Fredrick Hotel. Again everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there.
February 8th, 2017
Spring is just around the corner and the Chamber has events that are approaching. Easter Egg Hunt in April, Polish Day’s and Tour de Nebraska bicycle ride will both be in June. The Chamber is always looking for ideas and help for their events. So lend a hand. Coming up in late summer is the Total Eclipse of the sun. This is a once in a lifetime event and we […]
September 18th, 2015
Construction of the five Sunset Cottages rental units on 11th and K Streets is well underway. Anyone interested in learning more about these units should plan to attend an informational meeting on September 22, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the small room of the Loup City Community Center. Applications will be handed out at that time and Mary McCain from the Mesner Development Company will be available to answer […]
March 26th, 2015
Mark your calendars!! Senator Deb Fischer will be hosting a listening session in Loup City on Thursday, April 2nd. This will take place in the small meeting room at the Loup City Community Center located at 803 O Street from 2:00 3:00 p.m. This session will allow Nebraskans an opportunity to share their views and speak with Senator Fischer in an informal setting about their questions or concerns. Note: Please […]
February 10th, 2015
Agricultural Producers and small for-profit businesses are encouraged to attend the March 3, 2015 informational meeting to discuss energy opportunities available via the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which was announced on December 29, 2014. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development will host the meeting at the Community Center, located at 803 O Street, Loup City, Nebraska. The Agricultural Producer’s portion of the meeting is from […]
December 12th, 2014
The Sherman County Economic Development office has a new location.
August 15th, 2014
The Lower Loup Natural Resources District has been awarded a 2014 Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant – Scrap Tire Cleanup from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. A Scrap Tire Collection will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Village of Elba, 1700 Highway 11, Elba, Nebraska – south edge of Elba, across the highway from Charlie’s Station. Tires on rims and […]
July 22nd, 2014
The Sherman County Economic Development Board and the City of Loup City have partnered together to create the Business Façade Program. The Business Façade Program will provide financial assistance to improve the looks of Loup City businesses and maintain the city’s vitality. This program is designed to improve the appearance of the businesses within Loup City. The Business Façade Program will allow enhancement of the commercial success of Loup City […]
July 16th, 2014
The townhome located at 901 N. 10th Street in Loup City, Nebraska is completed and ready to be purchased. This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a double car garage, 1483 square feet of living space and several upgrades throughout. It is located in a quiet cul de sac location and is priced to sell! Please contact Jill Young at the Sherman County Economic Development office at 308-745-5040 […]
June 19th, 2014
This home is located at 405 N. 11th Street in Loup City, Nebraska. The Sherman County Economic Development Board currently owns this home and is offering this free house and garage to the first person interested in moving it off the property. The only cost to interested persons is the cost to move it off the property. Please contact the Sherman County Economic Development office if you are interested in […]
May 27th, 2014
Loup City will soon be celebrating their annual Polish Days! Activities start on Friday, June 6th and will continue through Sunday, June 8th. You can view a schedule of events here. Polish Days Flyer #2 One of the activities taking place over this fun filled weekend is the Polish Days 5K Run/Walk. Now is the time to get registered to participate! You can register for this great event at www.getmeregistered.com. […]
February 21st, 2014
Many schools in Nebraska are now buying local fruits and vegetables for their school food programs. Farmers can learn how to participate in these growing “farm to school’ initiatives in a series of free training sessions. “Farmers can access an increasing market for fresh produce while providing healthy food to children in their community,” said Wyatt Fraas, lead trainer for the project. “At these sessions, farmers will learn what schools […]
January 27th, 2014
The townhomes in John Subdivision will be completed in February 2014. One townhome has already been sold and one is still available! These are located in a quiet neighborhood close to schools and Petersen Park. You can view the Flyer here. Please contact the Sherman County Economic Development office at 308-745-5040 or email@example.com to tour the townhomes. Hurry, this one won’t last long!
January 27th, 2014
Financial assistance is available for businesses located in Sherman County. Last year the Sherman County Economic Development office applied for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) through the USDA. This has been established to provide financial assistance to small businesses through a revolving loan fund. Planned projects to be financed may include but not limited to: 1. Acquisition and development of land, easements, and rights-of-way. 2. Construction, conversion, enlargement, repairs or […]
December 27th, 2013
Do you ever wonder where your money goes when you buy locally? Your local shopping not only helps the local business owners but helps to fund the LB840 program. Local shopping helps increase these sales tax amounts which in turn helps the economic growth of the community. In 2007, the voters of Loup City overwhelmingly passed the LB840 Economic Development Plan and a half cent sales tax collection to operate the […]
December 17th, 2013
This is an article from the Kearney Hub posted December 9, 2013. LOUP CITY — Jill Young wants to see families such as hers come back home to Sherman County. Young is the new director of Sherman County Economic Development in Loup City. Her first day as director was Nov. 11, but she’s worked with SCED before. From 2010-2012, she was the assistant director of economic development. “I have a […]
December 13th, 2013
The townhomes in John Subdivision are nearing completion. Progress is currently on schedule and these lovely homes will be move in ready February 2014! Contact the Sherman County Economic Development office if you are interested in looking at one of these properties. Click on the link to view the floor plans and standard features. Townhome Flyer 2
November 26th, 2013
Small Business Saturday is on Saturday, November 30, 2013. It is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their community. There are 29 shopping days left until Christmas, so why not do your shopping at our local small businesses. Please join us in supporting our local small businesses by shopping at a small business.
November 22nd, 2013
Sherman County Economic Development, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Jill Young as the new Economic Development Director, effective November 11, 2013. The Sherman County Economic Development Director is an important component in the retention, development, and facilitation of economic activity in the county. The director performs a variety of roles and duties within the communities. These include business recruitment, assistance in enhancement and revitalization of existing business […]
September 23rd, 2013
For the past 10 years, the greatest regional retail event to grace the Sandhills has brought a tremendous amount of exposure and both direct and indirect commerce to the area. This September 27th, 28th,& 29th (Fri, Sat, Sun) will prove to be more of the same. Places to stay in Loup City can be found by clicking here. Places to eat can be found here by clicking here. And places […]
August 26th, 2013
The John Subdivision in Loup City is offering two three bedroom, two bath homes with approximatley 1,500 sq ft for $126,500. Down payment assistance of up to $20,000 is still available for qualified home buyers. Please visit http://www.loupcity.com/business/housing/townhomes-sale-john-subdivision/ or contact the Sherman County Economic Development Office at 308.745.5040 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. In addition to the homes under construction, two more lots still remain for those looking to build their home. […]
July 26th, 2013
The Loup City Business community will welcome the opening of a second location for Valley County Health Systems here in town on Monday, July 29th at the newly updated facility located just east of the Sherman County Courthouse at 12:00. A free catered lunch will be followed by a ribbon cuttoning ceremony. The clinic will be opene to those wishing to to tour the facility.
July 16th, 2013
The Annual Loup City Chamber Golf Tournament will be held Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Loup City Golf Course starting at 8:30 AM. For complete information, please click here. The event will be a three person scramble with at least one member a female, youth (junior high age or younger), or senior (65 or older). The c0st is $90 per team, and registration can be done through Kirk Harrington (308.745.0523 […]
July 5th, 2013
The annual Fourth of July Fireworks will be held at Sherman Reservoir on July 6th at sunset. Loup City Area Garage Sales will also be held this Saturday starting at 8:00 AM. For a list of vendors, please click here.
June 18th, 2013
The community of Loup City would like to extend a warm welcome to the participants of Tour de Nebraska. For information regarding Loup City locations and activities for riders, please click here. For a map of local restaurants, please click here. For a map of lodging, please follow this link. To reach the TDN Loup City Welcome Booth, please call 308.745.5040. The entire TDN document can be viewed at this link.
May 14th, 2013
The 50th Anniversary Celebration for Sherman Reservoir will be held Friday June 7th, Saturday June 8th, and Sunday June 9th. For a list of events, please click here. For the Sunday Family Fishing Tournament at Trade Winds, please click here. Contact the Trade Winds Marina @ 308.745.1187 or Loup City Chamber @ 308.745.0430 or 308.745.5040.
May 13th, 2013
The City of Loup City is currently offering free lots in the newly developed John Subdivision. These lots are free to anyone wanting to build a home on the lot. Those who would like to build and are under the income qualification guidelines can receive $20,000 in grant funding through the City of Loup City. Please click here for more information.
May 8th, 2013
The Grand Island Independent recently posted an article regarding Sherman Reservoir as a top destination for Walleye fishing. Click here to read more…
April 30th, 2013
On Tuesday, June 11th, the Nebraska Cornhusker Baseball team will be holding their Nebraska Baseball Academy for individuals 7 years old to those who have just graduated from High School. The camp will run from 9am to 2:30 pm at the Petersen Park baseball fields located at 11th and G streets in Loup City, Nebraska. For more information and to register and pay online, please visit www.bigredacademy.com If you have question you […]
April 30th, 2013
Polish Days 2013 is here! The schedule of events can be found by clicking here for the jpg version. Or by clicking here for the pdf version.
March 20th, 2013
Please click here for a primary draft of the Sherman County Comprehensive Plan (Please note this does not include the city of Loup City). The document is the ongoing product of a long term effort to create a more progressive and friendly environment for business and residents. If you have questions or comments, please contact Brenda Holtorf at the Sherman County Road Department at 308.745.1524 as any input on these proposed […]
March 20th, 2013
The theme for the 2013 Polish Days parade on June 2nd is “Outdoor Fun”. If you have previously recieved parade information via mail it will be out shortly. If you are new to the parade and are interested in particpating, please click here to download the 2013 entry form.
February 26th, 2013
The Loup City Chamber Banquet will be held this Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Colony Bar & Grill. Social Hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 and the meal will be Windsor Loin. Price per person will be $15.00 and tickets may be purchased at Heritage or Citizen’s Bank. After dinner, Tim Mohanna is scheduled to play at the Colony Bar & Grill. Please come and join us for […]
January 10th, 2013
The Nebraska Travel Guide for 2013 is out and available in print or online here: http://www.visitnebraska.com/travel-tools/electronic-travel-guide
January 7th, 2013
Monsanto is giving farmers (250 acres or more) an opportunity to nomimate their public school district to receive a math/science grant of up to $25,000.00. To nominate, visit http://www.growruraleducation.com or call 1-877-267-3332. You may also contact Kevin Golus, Dekalb Dealer at 308.750.3962, Jim Friesen, Channel Seeds DSM at 308.880.0065, or Jerry Studnicka, Fontanelle Seeds, at 308.440.0768.
December 19th, 2012
The Nebraska Investment Finance Authority currently has home loans available to first time home owners as low as 2.75%, please click here to visit their website and determine eligibility. Included on the link, are additional links to programs for non first time homebuyers and vetern and active military members.
November 9th, 2012
The State of Nebraska is once again providing Tax Credits to businesses with 5 or fewer employees who make investments in their business (building, equipment, or new employees) in 2013. Applications are now being accepted for 2013 activities, and those who may qualify should investigate this opportunity. Please see more information here: http://www.loupcity.com/business/economic-development/microenterprise-tax-credit/ The $2 million dollars available will be allocated quickly, and one does not need to have the […]
October 5th, 2012
The City of Loup City and the Sherman County Economic Development (SCED) Office are offering $500 to anyone who refers a friend, family member, or co worker to the Economic Development Office with regards to building in the John Subdivision, and consequently that referred individual builds a home in the John Subdivision. The individual who has been referred must identify the person making the referral at the time of initial visit to the SCED Office on a […]
September 18th, 2012
If you know of someone who is interested in building a home, would like a free lot, and who may qualify for up to $20,000 in grant funding, tell them to stop by the Sherman County Economic Development Office at 133 S 8th in Loup City for an information packet, application, and make sure they mention your name. The Sherman County Economic Development office is offering $250 to anyone who refers an applicant to their […]
August 22nd, 2012
The John Subdivision in Loup City, Nebraska has recently recieved updated grant requirements including higher income eligibility and additional time for qualification. The free lots are still available, and those who income qualify may receive up to $20,000 in grant funding towards their home. The additional time is very limited so call the Sherman County Economic Development Office at 308.745.5040 today to receive more information, or visit the John Subdivision website by […]
August 13th, 2012
NPPD is offering several incentives to their commerical/industrial users to switch to an energy efficient lighting unit. For Program Guidelines and Brochures please click the following links: http://www.nppd.com/assets/2012incentives/lighting/2012guidelines.pdf http://www.nppd.com/assets/2012incentives/lighting/2012brochure.pdf If the information above fits your needs, please click and fill out the application below: http://www.nppd.com/assets/2012incentives/lighting/2012application.pdf
March 29th, 2012
You can help cut your lighting costs 30 to 60 percent while enhancing lighting quality reducing environmental impacts. Metal Halide fixtures are being replaced by new energy efficient flourescent lighting to help reduce your enegy costs. NPPD has the Commercial/Industrial Lighting Efficiency Program which offers cash incentives to help cover the cost of energy efficient upgrades. Follow these easy steps: • Visit with your electrical utility to discuss your project […]
February 15th, 2012
On February 22, 2012 the Sherman County Arts Council will hold a George Washington Birthday Celebration at the Loup City Diner Meeting Room, located at 705 O St in Loup City, NE. The celebration will be from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM with a presentation by Sherman County Historical Society member Dennis Welty at 1:00 PM and another at 3:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided with the celebration sponspored by […]
June 10th, 2011
For those business looking to add an intern to their staff for the summer or in future, the State of Nebraska has recently launched an Entreprenuership Intern Program. Eligible businesses include: Manufacturing, Research & Development, Distribution, Transportation, Storage and Warehousing, Data Processing, Telecommunications, Insurance and Financial Services, and more. To see the application, please visit this link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9937304/InternNE%20Business%20Application%205-2011.doc Or call the Sherman County Economic Development Office (308.745.5040) for more information.
March 21st, 2011
The new figures are in and the Loup City population grew by 33 from 996 to 1029. This growth was reflected by a growing number of eligible workforce members.. For more information on Loup City and other figures, please visit the Census website at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/. For more information on Loup City, please visit this website: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9937304/Loup_City_Census_2010.pdf
February 18th, 2011
Just recently, we learned that Central Nebraska Community Services, headquartered here in Loup City, Nebraska will be facing severe budget cuts due to the Obama administration’s proposal to reduce spending for its Community Services Block Grants (CSBG) program by 50%. CSBG is one of many programs at CNCS, however, it contains some very core services. The ramification of this action is numerous. The ability of organizations such as CNCS to meet the […]
February 8th, 2010
Welcome to the NEW loupcity.com! It is our goal to provide timely and comprehensive information on our community and advertise and showcase the exceptional quality of life that you can only find in a small town such as Loup City. Please note the calendar situated on the left hand side of the page. We hope to keep this as current and accurate as possible. If you have an event you would like to publicize, […]