City/Government
Arapahoe City Council
   
COUNCIL MEETINGS
1ST & 3RD Tuesdays of each month
7:30 PM – Council Room
411 6TH Street
Arapahoe NE  68922
MAYOR
John E. Koller
406 Cedar Street
Arapahoe NE  68922
308-962-7282
jkoller@atcjet.net
   
COUNCIL MEMBERS

PRESIDENT
Chris Middagh
PO Box 3
Arapahoe NE  68922
308-962-5359
chrism@atcjet.net

MEMBER
Ward Carpenter
PO Box 597
Arapahoe NE  68922
308-962-7985
wjcarp@atcjet.net
MEMBER
Troy tenBensel
1106 4th Street
Arapahoe NE  68922
308-962-7400
troyhprealty@atcjet.net

MEMBER
Todd Monie
807 9th Street
Arapahoe, NE 68922
308-962-7795
tlmonie@atcjet.net

MEMBER
John Paulsen
411 8th Street
Arapahoe, NE  68922
308 962-6248
john.paulsen@arapahoewarriors.org
MEMBER
Dan Kreutzer
511 Vine Street
Arapahoe, NE  68922
962-5457

City Entities
Arapahoe Fire and Rescue
Arapahoe Library
Arapahoe Country Club
Arapahoe Tennis Court
Ella Missing Community Building

 

History
On May 10, 1871 a party of men known as the "Arapahoe Town Company" promoted and led by Captain E.B Murphy, an ex-Army officer and pioneer of the prairies, left Plattsmouth, Nebraska with a dream in their hearts---they were going to establish a town in the Republican River Valley. The name had already been chosen, Arapahoe, as a small band of an Arapahoe indian tribe had wintered in the valley. Receiving favorable reports, a building party arrived in Arapahoe on July 6, 1871, and, by July 18, 1871 the town site was staked out with a park at its center for activities. This park is in the same site today.

A sawmill and a grist mill were erected along the Muddy Creek, west of Arapahoe. The crude sawmill provided the first logs for early building. By 1882 a four story brick flour mill had been built. School district 18 was formed in 1874 and by 1880, 100 students were crowded in the one room log building. By 1883 the school building, a church, and the post office were being utilized to teach 150 students. Another brick school building was built in the following year.


The Arapahoe House, operated by Louis Clute, was situated on the intersection of the east-west and north-south wagon roads. It prospered from a large stagecoach trade and was the biggest and best hotel in the Republican River Valley. Many celebrities including Buffalo Bill Cody were among its patrons. The hotel burned in 1899. Many hardships were endured by the pioneers. Thousands of Texas cattle driven to the Republican Valley to winter perished in the heavy snows in 1871 and 1872. A grasshopper horde descended in 1874 virtually destroying the territory. Prairie fires were a constant threat, and many families were bereaved in dyptheria epidemics. The first telephone company, the Arapahoe Telephone Company was organized on July 1, 1904. A swimming pool and solarium were built with Works Progress Administration labor during the depression in the 1930's. The tree shade park is still the center of many community activities.

 

CITY OFFICE HOURS
411 6TH Street
Monday – Friday
P.O. Box 235
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Arapahoe NE  68922
308-962-7445


CITY UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
1207 Locust Street
P.O. Box 235
Arapahoe NE  68922
308-962-7445 Office
308-962-7414 Shop

CITY ATTORNEY
Kevin Urbom
P.O. Box 557
Arapahoe NE  68922
308-962-5455
urbomb@atcjet.net

CITY CLERK/TREASURER
Nicole Kubik
P.O. Box 235
Arapahoe NE  68922
308-962-5405
arapcity@atcjet.net

CITY UTILITIES SUPERINTENDENT
Greg Schievelbein
P.O. Box 235
Arapahoe NE  68922
308-962-7414

 


View the horse to the left,
long dress on the elegant lady, the
hot peanut vendor, and wooden sidewalks.








 

 


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