Today, Ewing’s population is 387 and is linked to the outside by Highway 275. The people of Ewing take pride in being part of a caring community, rich with history.
This part of Nebraska went unnoticed for many years. Not until May 1870 did a covered wagon turn off the trail and stop just below the north and south forks of the Elkhorn River. James Ewing and his family decided this was a good place to settle, so started carving out a home, found a good water supply, and planted a garden and “sod corn.”
In 1911, the seven Savidge brothers of Ewing constructed and flew one of the first heavier-than-air machines made in Nebraska. In partnership as inventors, mechanics and pilots, their aircraft was an exposed cockpit biplane model. The brothers perfected their airplane until they were sure it was safe and then started on barnstorming trips in the Midwest states. During this time Matt, the most daring of the boys, learned to loop the plane as well as other stunts. He was the first pilot in the world to introduce skywriting.
Electric motor repair services in city: 1
Type of newspaper in city: Weekly
Local radio station(s): 3
Number of TV channels received without cable: 1
Cable antenna television serves city: Yes
Maximum number of cable channels received: 42
Number of protestant churches: 3
Number of catholic churches: 1
Number of motels and hotels in city: 1
Total number of rooms available: 8
Number of banks in city: 1
Chamber of Commerce: No
|Public Schools||Number of Schools||Enrollment||Teacher / Student Ratio|
The Junior/Senior High School is together in one building. This creates an easier transition from Jr. High to Sr. High School and allows the teachers to build a better relationship over a 6 year period. Ewing Public School was founded in 1891 and covers 197.2 square miles. The school is a class 2 system that covers grades K-12 and is accredited by the State of Nebraska Department of Education.
Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital, a 25-bed unit, is located in O’Neill, 21 miles away. They provide the community with 19 out-patient clinics and up-to-date services. There are two medical clinics in O’Neill with five medical doctors. A doctor visits the clinic in Ewing once a week. The GoldenLiving Center, an 88-bed nursing home, The Evergreen, a 33-unit assisted living, and Valley Hope, a 75-bed rehabilitation and treatment center, are also located in O’Neill. There are five dentists also located in O’Neill.
|Number of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years||1|
|Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years||$150|
|Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House||$400|
|Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)||$50,000|
|Rank||Business Name||Service Sector||Product / Service||Number Employed||Unions|
|1||Ewing Public Schools||Education||School||36||Yes|
|2||Graber Trucking||Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities||Flatbed Trucking||33||No|
|3||PST-NPP Hog Production Units||Other Services||Hog Production||30||No|
|4||Anson Electric||Professional & Business Services||Irrigation & Electric||19||No|
|5||Holt Transportation||Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities||Flatbed Trucking||17||No|
|6||Polloch Redi Mix||Other Services||Hog Production||13||No|
|7||Iowa Select Farms||Other Services||Hog Production||13||No|
|8||Fry Dairy||Other Services||Dairy Farm||6||No|
|9||Farmer's Pride||Other||Fuel/Farm Needs||5||No|
|10||Farmer's State Bank||Finance||Banking, Insurance||4||No|
|Type of Government||Village Board|
|Comprehensive City Plan||No|
|County Zoning Ordinance in Effect||Yes|
|Garbage Service Provider||City|
|Public Library in City||Yes|
|Percent of Streets Paved||90%|
|Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel||20|
|Fire Insurance Class||Inside City: 8, Outside City: 10|
Standard building codes are enforced in the village of Ewing. Fire protection is provided to the village of Ewing and the rural areas by a 20-member volunteer fire department; 11 members are EMT certified. The department also provides protection to areas outside the community and responds to mutual aid calls with area communities and the Rural Fire District. There are 35 fire hydrants in Ewing. A new fire hall was built in the fall of 2008 and additional interior work will be completed as time and funding are available. The Fire Department has up-to-date fire equipment including 2 ambulances. The Ewing Township Library contains 4,000 volumes with an average annual circulation of 1,500. The library has books and movies for check out. Story hour is held four times each summer. Other library resources include a computer with Internet access, book clubs, and a library commission.
General Population Stats
|Area||Census Year: 2010||Census Year: 2014||% Change|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, July 2014|
County Age Distribution (2014)
|Median Age (2014): 45.2|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, County Population Estimates by Selected Age and Gender. Released July 2014.|
Actual Valuation of City: $8,332,320 (Year 2015)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value)
|City||County||School||Other||Total Real Property|
All real property is subject to tax at market value. Agricultural land is valued at 72 percent of its market value. Personal property that is used in a trade or business and is depreciable is subject to tax at its “net book value.” All other personal property is exempt from taxation.
Number & Type of Roads Serving Community
|Type of Road||Federal||State||County|
|Limited Access, Four-Lane Highways|
|Improved Two-Lane Highways||1||1|
|Miles to Nearest Interstate Highway||Interstate 90||95|
|Miles to Nearest Four-Lane Highway||US Hwy 275 near Battle Creek||45|
Motor Freight Carriers
More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America.
Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots
|Destination||Distance by Highway Miles||Days by Railroad||Days by Motor Freight|
|Kansas City||352||N/A||1-2 Days|
|Los Angeles||1528||N/A||2-3 Days|
|New York||1387||N/A||3-5 Days|
|St. Louis||605||N/A||2-3 Days|
There are two trucking firms in Ewing including Graber Trucking and Holt Transfer. Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital provides transportation for Holt County residents. Out-of-town transportation is provided as scheduled.
|Distance to nearest public airport||25 minutes|
|Length of longest runway||4,400 feet|
|Private aircraft storage available||Yes|
|Private aircraft maintenance available||Yes|
|Distance to nearest commercial air transportation||100 minutes|
Distance to Nearest International Airport
|Name of Airport||Miles to Airport
|Omaha Eppley International||173|
|Kansas City International||338|
O’Neill Municipal Airport is located 2 miles northwest of O’Neill. The airport has a 4,400 foot lighted and paved runway and a 3,030 foot paved runway. Facilities include 100 low lead fuel, beacon, VOR, overnight hangar storage, overnight lodging, next day air freight, wind sock, wind tee, major and minor repair, tie down, terminal, and automated weather service. Twenty-one private planes are hangared there; none are available for charter.
|State electric power deregulated?||No|
|Wholesale Supplier||Elkhorn Rural Public Power District|
Electric System Operator
Elkhorn Rural Public Power District
The Village of Ewing is served electric power by Elkhorn Rural Public Power District (ERPPD), a wholesale power customer of NPPD. Service is supplied by a 34.5 kV substation with one incoming feed at 34.5 kV and three outgoing feeds at a voltage of 2.4 kV. The community is supplied with three 500 kW transformers.
|Natural Gas Service Available||Yes|
|Supplier in Community||Black Hills Energy|
|Provider||Village of Ewing|
|If Wells, Average Depth||183 feet|
|Storage Capacity||50,000 gallons|
|Temperature Range||34-50 (degrees Fahrenheit)|
The municipal water system in Ewing is supplied by 3 wells, which have an average depth of 183 feet. The system has a pumping capacity of 850 gallons per minute and serves 99.5 percent of the village population. The overhead storage capacity is 50,000 gallons. The average daily demand is 21,000 gallons, and the historic peak daily demand is 400,000 gallons. The system has a maximum capacity 1,274,000 gallons per day. The static pressure is 41 pounds per square inch and the residual pressure is 40 pounds per square inch. A 280 foot well produces 480 gallons of water per minute. The color of the water is clear. Capital improvements to be completed by 2013 include the painting of the water tower at a cost of $27,000. This project will be financed by revenue funds.
Sanitation / Waste Water
|Name of Provider||Village of Ewing|
|Type of Service||Municipal sanitary sewage system|
|Sewer Connection Fee||Yes|
The community also has a storm sewer system serving a small part of the town. The lagoon treatment plant, built in 1972, has a daily capacity of 334,000 gallons, an average daily flow of 110,000 gallons, and a historic peak daily discharge of 300,000 gallons.
|Name of Local Service Provider||Great Plains Communication, Inc.|
Great Plains Communication, Inc. has a digital central office in Ewing. Telstrat with ESA off Copercom switch is available in Wausa. Extended area service from Ewing is available to Orchard and Page.