Ran by the Village Board of Trustees - Link to Village Ordinances, forms and more
Organization to promote Callaway, help stimulate local economy and maintain a high quality of life
Supporting the community through connections with people and/or funding - Including LB840 Loans
The Village of Callaway is located in central Nebraska, in the southwest quadrant of Custer County. We are approximately 21 miles southwest of Broken Bow, connected via the Callaway Road. Where State Spur 21B connects to Highway 40 the Village sits about a half-mile North. 21B turns into Grand Avenue as it comes through the heart of Callaway and changes again into the Arnold River Road as it continues north, then west out of town.
The climate of the Callaway area is continental and characterized by widely ranging seasonal temperatures and rapidly changing weather patterns. The temperature ranges from an average daily minimum of 19.8*F in January and maximum of 86.4*F in July. The average annual precipitation in Callaway is 15.75 inches of rain and 16.72 inches of snow. These climatic characteristics and fertile soils create an environment for a productive agricultural industry.
Callaway's motto is the "Heart of the Seven Valleys." The Seven Valleys refers to seven valleys that surround Callaway, named, James, Turner, Brown, Rye, Sand, Loup and Wood River. There is a poem that was written to remember them all, "James Turner Brown raises Rye in the Sand between the Loup and Wood River."
The Village of Callaway derives its name from that of the Vice President and general manager of the Union Pacific Railway when the Wood River grade from Kearney was made, Samuel R. Callaway. Promoters of the new town on the Loup - at the end of the line - gave the town his name. S.R. Callaway was born December 24, 1850, in Toronto, Ont. Canada; he entered the railway services as an office boy in 1862 and became president of the American Locomotive Co. He died in June, 1904, in New York City. The railroad played a critical piece in the founding and livelihood of Callaway. The last train ran through town in the 1980's. Everyday, it's faithful four times a day, you can still hear the shift train whistle.
As of the 2020 census the population within village limits sits at 563 people. We have many services available for a community our size, including; schools, a grocery store, gas station, banks, a community center, motel, restaurants and bars. A hospital, clinic, pharmacy and care home. As well as mechanics, a propane/fertilizer plant, hardware store, feed store, plant store and more!
Welcome to the Heart of Seven Valleys!
Utilities to sign up for are electric, sewer, water and trash. These are all mandatory if living within village limits.
Winter rates apply during the usage between October 1st through May 31st. Summer rates apply during the usage between June 1st and September 30th.
If you just moved to town and are a new customer in town, please stop by the Village Office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs. or Fri. to fill out application for utilities. There is a $125.00 deposit that is reimbursed after three years if your account is in good standing.
Electric meters are read around the 21st of each month. Water is not metered but has flat rate, as well as sewer and trash.
Bills will be sent out the end of the month so you should have them in your mail by the 1st of the month. They are due on the 15th of the month unless it is a weekend and then they are due the following Monday. There is a dropbox on the northeast side of the Village building that you can drop your bill into at night. This dropbox is checked every weekday morning
As a reminder:
NO construction materials at our facility – these items must be taken to either Broken Bow or Lexington
We have a designated cardboard trailer! – Please remove any plastic or styrofoam and break down any boxes.
We have Recycling! The recycling trailer is just beyond the standard dumpsters, next to the cardboard trailer.
For any large items please use the large roll-off dumpster. If you need assistance, please call the village office.
There are designated areas for metals, plastics and paint!
We have a brush pile and a tree pile in the lower area!
Please only place items in their designated areas!
Help do your part! Spread the word so we can keep our trash service accessible and affordable!
Not following these rules could result in increased rates or removal of services for the whole community
It is especially harmful to children 6 years old and younger but also for adults. Help reduce the amount of lead in our community drinking water!
Our drinking water is delivered to your home via service line that connects with the water main. The local water is tested regularly but lead in drinking water typically comes from the pipes and plumbing components in the distribution system bringing water to your home. These lead components can lead to an accumulation in the community drinking water as a whole.
Assist our utilities department in the big project of identifying the material of drinking water service lines in our community.
We need your feedback! Be part of the solution!
Please Return this information to the Village office:
- Name –
- Is the original service line material still present? (Yes, No or Unknown)
- Service Line Material? (Lead, Non-Lead, Galvanized or Unknown)
- Are there other Lead Materials Present? Unknown, None, Goose Neck, Pig Tail or other)
You can print this form or stop into the Village office to return your responses. If you have any questions, contact Rod Brestel at the Village office. 308-836-2262
157 East Kimball Street, Callaway, Nebraska 68825, United States
09:00 – 17:00