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City Government

City of Newman Grove
PO Box 446

Newman Grove, NE 68758

(402) 447-6444


The City of Newman Grove has a current populatin of about 721.  The citizens elect a mayor and four city council members that serve a term of four years.  The City Council meets every second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall at 606 Hale Avenue.  The City employs one full-time city clerk/treasurer, one full-time utility superintendent and part-time maintenance workers, a full-time police officer and a number of part-time officers, a library director and a part-time librarian, a janitor, and seasonal pool manager and lifeguards.

The City of Newman Grove manages the Street Department, Water Department, Waste Water Treatment Plant, Police Department, City Library, City Park and Campgrounds, City Swimming Pool and Fireman's Ballpark.  The City also oversees the Fire Department and Rescue Unit.


Jarod Adams         (402) 630-1741

City Council Members:

Byron Flood    (402) 920-1045
Connie Johnson   (402) 649-6533

Brian Wallin    (402) 920-1907
Tom Bagley (402) 741-1154

City Clerk/Treasurer:

Shari Auge'    (402) 447-6444

Utility Superintendent:

Bruce Backhaus   (402) 741-1135

Chief of Police:      
Michael Zabka (402) 447-2222


Newman Grove Public Library:

Kathy Strong, Director     (402) 447-2331

Housing, Business, Industrial Land Services

The City of Newman Grove belongs to the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District to assist the community with business and housing.  For more information, visit www.nenedd.org.

The Newman Grove Development Corporation was formed to offer low interest loans and grants to Low to Moderate Income people for housing rehabilitation and down payment assistance within the city limits.  Call the City Office 402-447-6444 for more information about the program.

Central Plains Auction & Realty (402) 447-2424
Fowlkes Realty and Auction (402) 447-6113
Housing Authority/Golden Age Apartments (402) 447-6141
Kennedy Apartments/Stock Realty & Auction (888) 937-3558
Mid-Nebr. Lutheran Home (Nursing Home) (402) 447-6203
The Newman House (Assisted Living) (402) 447-6203



Emergency Services

Police Department (402) 447-2222

Chief of Police

The Police Department is located at 606 Hale Avenue.  The Department has 24-hour officers available.  For more information, visit www.ngpd.4t.com.

Fire Department - 911

Fire Chief - Ryan Chilson
A bucket brigade was organized in the 1880's as the first means of fire fighting.  The first charter of a fire department was drawn up in 1891 after the City Council purchased a hand operated fire engine utilizing water from four ten foot deep cisterns dug at various intersections in Newman Grove.  There were 52 members in the original charter.  The first organization of the Newman Grove Fire Department was in 1903 with constitution and by-laws upgraded at various times since.  The total number of volunteer fireman has recently been raised from 26 to 31.

A new fire barn was erected in 1998.  The volunteers meet monthly for a meeting and training exercises.  The Rural Fire Board, the City Council, and generous donors provide the money for the up to date equipment and facilities.

The 31 volunteers give their time and energy willingly to keep Newman Grove and the surrounding rural fire district protected from fires and other disasters.

Rescue Squad - 911

Co-Captains - Connie Johnson and Mark Seier
A Fire Department Rescue Squad was first instituted in 1963 with 6 members a van for the first Rescue Unit.  The Rescue Squad now has 13 Certified EMT's and a number of other responders.  It used two ambulances and up to date equipment provided by generous community donations.

Area Health Care Services

Newman Grove Medical Clinic (402) 447-6214
Boone County Health Center (Albion, 15 miles) (402) 395-2191
Columbus Community Hospital (Columbus, 50 miles) (402) 564-7118
Faith Regional Health Services (Norfolk, 45 miles) (402) 371-4880

Utilities and Services

Verizon Wireless (402) 379-8100
Black Hills Energy (888) 890-5554
Bud's Sanitary Service & Transfer/Salvage Disposal (402) 447-6472
City Library (402) 447-2331
City Office (402) 447-6444
City Utilities (402) 447-6444
Community Internet System (402) 562-5904
Frontier Telephone & Internet (800) 921-8101
Eagle Communications (877) 613-2453
Loup Power District (402) 447-2313
United States Post Office (402) 447-6111

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