Go Ape, the nation’s leading treetop adventure company, opened its first location in Nebraska in April at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Ashland. The course, which was developed through a partnership with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is centrally located between Lincoln and Omaha.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The city of Gretna opened a public hearing for proposed amendments to the city zoning regulations that will add downtown design guidelines. The new guidelines will regulate what buildings should look like and make the streetscapes and designs uniform. No one spoke for or against, the amendme…

If you know someone that has worked hard to make our community a better place, submit their name and a signed letter stating why you are nominating them. Please include your name and telephone number. Nominations can be emailed to the Gretna Area Chamber of Commerce at info@gretnachamber.com…

An informational open house was held on April 19th at city hall concerning the upcoming street projects on 204th and 216th. Electronic message boards went up last week to communicate the closing of 204th Street on May 29. Ac- cording to City Administrator Jeff Kooistra, the messages will be …

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Gretna City Council opened a public hearing over concerns about the plans for a park in the Covington 2 sub- division. No one spoke for or against the plans and they were approved. Many ordinances received third readings and approval during the council’s April 3 meeting.

Five Gretna students received the highest honor in Scouting on March 18th during an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony at Gretna Com- munity Church. The young men have enjoyed scouting with each other since they were tigers - three boys in one den and two in another. The formal ceremony culminate…

During the month of April the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Nebraska State Patrol, will be conducting special traffic enforcement on Platteview Road throughout Sarpy County. Excessive speeds and illegal passing have caused safety con- cerns along Platteview Road and the Sarpy…

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

David Josoff juggles Jessie Case, age 3, and his plate in order to catch a stack of pancakes at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Wee Lamb Preschool hosted the Pan- cake Man in conjunction with their Scholastic Book Fair last Tuesday night. The crowd enjoyed his humor and pancake flipping talents.

Six Gretna middle school students were selected to participate in the annual Blair Middle School Honor Band. Over 40 schools from eastern Nebraska will participate in this one day event on Saturday, April 7th. This year’s participants from the Gretna include Addie Moore, flute; Jamie Vaughn,…

The Gretna Board of Education approved six new hires during their February 26 meeting. Two of them were for Aspen Creek Elementary, one was for Whitetail Elementary, one for Aspen Creek Middle School, one for Gretna High School and one in special education. Trips for the Middle School quiz b…

The annual board meeting of the Gretna Youth Sports Foun- dation will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Gretna Middle School. This meeting is open to all interested members of the public who are interested in flag and tackle football for 1st through 8th grades.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

An informational meeting about the formation of GreenGretna will be held on March 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Room, Gretna City Hall Basement. The purpose of the group is to create an organization that promotes, educates and helps Gretna area residents create a more beautiful…

The Citizens Building and Construction Advisory Committee meeting that was sup- posed to take place on Thursday, February 22 has been re- scheduled for Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Office located at 11717 S. 216th Street in Gretna.

The Gretna City Council heard a proposal from the Leadership Sarpy Group about a legacy project that they hope to bring to Gretna. The group is looking to install new park signs that will match a current sign leading into the city from the north. The group will fund the project in hopes that…

Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Gretna Board of Education approved a negotiated agreement with the Gretna Educational Association during their most recent meeting on Feb. 12. The agree- ment concerns the salary and benefits package that faculty and staff will receive during the 2018-19 school year. The Board also appro…

Thursday, December 28, 2017

On Monday, December 19, the Gretna High School show Choir held their annual Cookie Walk and Concert. This event, hosted by the choir department, raises money from delicious homemade treats.

Area Boy Scouts will provide the 19th Annual Christmas Tree Pick–Up Drive. This year, Omaha area Troops 282, 558, 570, and Elkhorn Troop 429 will provide this community service project for curbside Christmas tree pick-up.

The Gretna Public School Dis- trict recently released their an- nual community report for the 2016-1017 school year. The Gretna Guide & News has taken the document apart to create a snapshot of each section for our readers. This week, part three of the series focuses on the middle school…

Eight Aspen Creek Middle School students, Nicholas Goblirsch, Nicholas Coates, Jayden Mason, Philip Matya, Tanner Maas, Madyson Self, Hanna Annis, and Arabelle Horst, were finalists in the National Geographic Bee on December 13th. Nicholas Goblirsch, a seventh grade student, won the school c…

The Gretna town hall will be experiencing some changes heading into the new year. The planning and building departments will be moving into the basement this year due to lack of space. There will still be available space to rent in the basement according to City Administrator Jeff Kooistra. …

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016

Over 2.5 acres of land off of Highway 370 may have found a temporary renter. Rohwer Brothers LLC was looking to rent the land, which is currently for sale by the city, to plant row crops.  

The coming school year will set the record for kindergarteners starting school in Gretna.  The school board is anticipating a major increase in school age children by the start of the 2016-17 school year.  

Gretna citizens will be hitting the streets and running for Teammates on April 9.  The Red Brick Run is hosting its second annual race this year to benefit Teammates, the mentoring program started by former Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach Tom Osborne.  

Each year, Nebraska is faced with many types of dangerous weather. From severe thunderstorms to blizzards, Nebraskans are no stranger to adverse weather. This year will be no different, as the risk of river flooding in Nebraska this spring is higher than normal, due to saturated soil conditi…

Both the varsity and junior varsity quiz bowl teams at Gretna High School brought home the championship trophies from the Wesleyan University Quiz Bowl Competition that they attended on Friday, March 11.  The teams from GHS placed first in their respective divisions out of twenty-four total teams.

Wee Lambs Preschool at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has fall openings in all classes for 3, 4 and 5-year olds.  Classes for 3-year olds are T/TH AM or PM, and need to be 3-years of age by July 31, 2016.  Classes for 4 and 5-year olds are M/W/F AM or PM, or M/TH AM and M/TH PM and also need …

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Gretna High School sophomore, Mikayla Mancuso, was recognized for her outstanding service to Gretna Public Library on March 8, 2016 at the Cornhusker Hotel during the Nebraska Library Association’s annual Advocacy Day in Lincoln. Library volunteers like Mikayla Mancuso provide enormous value…

First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced a Young Beneficiary New Account Drawing—an opportunity for individuals who open and contribute to a new NEST Advisor Plan account for a beneficiary 8 years old or younger to receive scholarship money towar…

Midland University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) hosted the annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Day on March 8, 2016. The event drew approximately 250 students from 12 high schools.

Jules Bumgardner, 9, a fourth grade student from Thomas Elementary School in Gretna earned first place in the 2016 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest, sponsored by the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management (NAEM), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Nebraska Military…

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) is a program that helps agriculture producers and businesses reduce their energy usage and improve their profitability through grants and/or guaranteed loans. Assistance is available for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems.

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The Gretna High School quiz bowl team won the Eastern Midland Conference quiz bowl on Monday, March 7th. The Gretna A team breezed through the competition and was the first team to defeat the Gretna JV team in the semi finals. The Gretna JV team finished 3rd (Carlie Saline, Matt Brown, Ella …

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, located approximately 5 miles south of Gretna, is celebrating its 40th anniversary at a fund-raising dinner/campaign on March 6. The camp, which is adjacent to Schramm Park State Recreation Area on a bluff overlooking the Platte River, is one of two Nebraska …