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Greetings from Historic Red Cloud: Great Stories Grow Here! 

Set amid brick-lined streets, charming homes, historic buildings, and the immense beauty of the prairie, Red Cloud offers a glimpse into a storied American past while maintaining a progressive vision for the future. Great stories start in Red Cloud--add your own chapter today!

Street Car Days (Aug. 5-7) to feature new events and old favorites

Back in June, the Red Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce unveiled the theme of their annual Street Car Days celebration: "Restoring the Past, Reshaping the Future." The theme is a nod to the development work going on in the community which is designed to restore some of the community's past glory while creating new economic development opportunities.

As fate would have it, the theme is also an apt description of the events the Chamber has organized for 2022, which features a stalwart lineup of signature events like the Parade, the Fire Department's BBQ, the Lions Club Fly-In Pancake Feed, Missoula Children's Theatre, a midnight swim, and a Saturday evening beer garden and concert (Shooter Jaxx) while also making room for new events like live music at On the Brix on Friday evening, the Red Cloud Athletic Association's Road Rally on Sunday, a Children's Dollar Dig, Turtle Races, and the return of a basketball skills competition. Even the Saturday night concert is a new idea in that it and the beer garden have been moved from the tennis courts to the gazebo and park area near the swimming pool. 

Other events include newer traditions like the Friday evening Red Cloud Community Fund Warrior 5K and Obstacle Course, the Corhnole Tournament, Sand Volleyball Tournament, the Car Show, Junior Class and EMT Burger Bashes, and much more.

Scroll down for a complete schedule of events and make sure to follow the event on the Red Cloud Tourism & Commerce Facebook page for the latest updates. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 402-746-4065 if you are interested in being a vendor or entering a float in the parade or just have questions. 

Register for the Street Car Days Parade

Free admission at the Webster County Museum during Street Car Days; Heritage Tourism donates TV to display Sid Tobler Collection

Red Cloud Heritage Tourism Development (RCHTD) Director Jarrod McCartney and Webster County Historical Museum (WCHM) Director Teresa Young are both pictured above with the donated flatscreen TV. Click here to learn more about the Sid Tobler Collection and WCHM. 

Be sure to visit WCHM during Street Car Days. The Museum will be open all 3 days from 1pm to 5pm and admission is FREE! This year's featured exhibits are McCoy Pottery, Glass Baskets, and Historic Mainstreets of Small Town Webster County. Click on the photo of Reese & Claud Gates to view a slideshow of the photos shown during the Smithsonian Exhibit. 

Red Cloud Athletic Association (RCAA) launches 1st Annual Road Rally

The RCAA has been hard at work raising funds to improve the concession stand, bathrooms, crows nest and other areas of Illian Field. During Street Car Days, RCAA will host two fundraisers to try to get closer to their goal: a breakfast fundraiser at On the Brix on Saturday, Aug. 6th and the 1st RCAA Road Rally on Sunday, Aug. 7th. Click here for more details. 

Red Cloud Athletic Club Opens 

If you haven't been to Red Cloud in the last 1.5 years, there will be several new businesses for you to explore during Street Car Days, including Mark Dahle Art Gallery, Back Alley Bicycles, Twisted Petal Too, Abundant Life Honey, Juan's Bar & Grill, Kenny's Hardware & Home Center, Integrity Rehab, and the Red Cloud Athletic Club. The latter is located in the former commercial advertiser space between Cedar & Seward on US Hwy 136. A variety of gym membership levels are available. Click here to learn more

RC Fire Dept BBQ Feed

Don't miss out on one of the best meals you'll ever eat at a community festival! Saturday, August 6th at 5:30pm at the Shelter House in the City Park. Freewill donation. 

Red Cloud in the News


KIM WEXLER, Retired Attorney (Fictional Character from the AMC Series Better Call Saul)  

In honor of the conclusion of the TV series Better Call Saul, this month's legend really is just a legend. Careful viewers of the show will note that scenes depicting the childhood of the character Kim Wexler take place in Red Cloud, NE! We're not sure we would want to live in the Wexler version of Red Cloud, but it does have a nice junior high building! And they even got the license plate county designation correct! 

This is pure speculation, but one of the reasons Red Cloud might have been chosen is that Superior native Heather Marion (formerly Williams) is a staff writer for Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul. Marion has family in Red Cloud. Learn more about Marion in this article from the Hastings Tribune

You can check out both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul on AMC and Netflix. Neither show is for the faint of heart, and we do not recommend watching either series if you would prefer not to view scenes of graphic violence. Better Call Saul is a prequel to Breaking Bad---a story about a high school chemistry teacher who resorts to cooking meth to pay his cancer bills. Better Call Saul chronicles the life of Jimmy McGill--aka Saul Goodman, a sleazy lawyer in Breaking Bad played by Bob Odenkirk.


The Jungle Book
August 5-6, 2022
RCFF's 5K The Warrior Way
August 5, 2022
Street Car Days Car Show
August 6, 2022
Platinum Pearls @OTB
August 5, 2022
Street Car Days Parade
August 6, 2022
Lions Club Fly-in Pancake Breakfast
August 7, 2022
Shooter Jaxx
August 6, 2022

Formed in 2018 Shooter Jaxx brings a light and smoke show experience with them every show. With roots in country, and rock and roll, this modern day southern rock band is one you don't want to miss.

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Here's the complete schedule of events! Click on the link to download the file and create a larger and more visible version of the document. Also look in the July 27th and August 3rd editions of the Red Cloud Chief! 
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Do you enjoy these newsletters? Do you support the downtown development work going on in Red Cloud? This newsletter and much of the work going on would not be possible without the efforts of the Heritage Tourism Development Office. In order to be sustainable and maintain the high quality of work being preformed by the office, we need your support. Please consider making a donation to help us ensure that Red Cloud can continue on its way to being one of the best small towns in America! 

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Wade Leak, Jarrod McCartney, AMC, Red Cloud Volunteer Fire Department, Stacie Heldt, Luke Swanson

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