With a population of 166, Page began as Pleasant Valley in 1882. The focal point of this community was a sod building that was erected in the northwest quarter of the section one half south of the present site of Page, Nebraska.
This sod structure served as a school, community meeting place and place of worship until 1890. At this time all of the settlers of Pleasant Valley worked together and helped each other. This interaction of the settlers would lead to the building of friendships that would last their entire lives and into today. Today, we are very proud of our Pleasant Valley Heritage.
Official community website – www.pagene.us
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: 100
Number of Protestant Churches: 1
There is a weekly county paper, The Holt County Independent, published in O’Neill. The Omaha Word Herald and The Norfolk Daily News is delivered through the mail. There are 18 Protestant Churches and 2 Catholic Churches within a short distance. There are 4 banks and 5 motels in O’Neill, 14 miles away.
|Public Schools||Number of Schools||Enrollment||Teacher / Student Ratio|
|Middle / Jr. High||1||50||1:8|
The Page community is in the O’Neill Public School District. The O’Neill Public School District #7 covers approximately 114 square miles and serves the communities of Emmet, Inman, O’Neill, and Page. This Class 3 District is accredited by the State of Nebraska and North Central Association. The O’Neill Public Elementary School was built in 1996 and the Junior-Senior High School was built in 1964. The O’Neill Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade with three sections of each grade level. Students are provided with the latest curriculum materials, including new science, social studies, reading, and math text books, along with newly aligned curriculums. Students also have up-to-date technology including MacBooks, SMART Boards, Palm Pilots, iPads, and video equipment. Special service programs are also available to students including HAL, ELL, Special Education, and Title 1. The Developing Eagles Program is available to all students after school from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm during the school year and from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm during the summer. This program assists students in completing homework, playing educational games to reinforce classroom instruction, and physical activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital is located in O’Neill, 14 miles away. They are a 25-bed unit, with 19 out-patient clinics and up-to-date services. There are 2 medical clinics in O’Neill with 5 Medical Doctors. A doctor comes to the Page Clinic once a week. Four Dentists, 3 Optometrists, and 3 Veterinarians are also available in O’Neill. The Golden Living Center, an 88-bed nursing home, The Evergreen, a 33-unit assisted living facility, and Valley Hope, a 75-bed rehabilitation treatment center are also in O’Neill.
|Rank||Business Name||Service Sector||Product / Service||Number Employed||Unions|
|1||Avera St. Anthony's Hospital||Health Services||Hospital||280||No|
|2||O'Neill Public Schools||Education||School||125||Yes|
|4||Elkhorn River Farms||Other Services||Potato Plant||100||No|
|5||Golden Living Center||Health Services||Nursing Home||73||No|
|6||O'Neill Ventures||Other Services||Vegetable Greenhouse||60|
|7||Valley Hope||Health Services||Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center||44||No|
|8||City of O'Neill||Government||Government||31||No|
|9||St. Mary's School||Education||School||30||Yes|
|10||Shopko Hometown||Retail||Variety Store & Pharmacy||29||No|
|Type of Government||Village Board|
|Comprehensive City Plan||No|
|City Zoning Ordinance in Effect||No|
|County Zoning Ordinance in Effect||Yes|
|Garbage Service Provider||Private|
|Public Library in City||No|
|Percent of Streets Paved||25%|
|Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel||20|
|Fire Insurance Class||Inside City: 8, Outside City: 10|
The O’Neill Public Library in O’Neill, 14 miles away, contains 37,574 volumes and has an average annual circulation of 101,919. The library is part of the Nebraska Interlibrary Book Loan program. Books and records for the blind are also provided. Six computers with Internet connection are available to library patrons. Out of the 20-member Page Volunteer Fire Department, 5 members are EMT certified. The department also provides protection to areas outside the community and responds to mutual aid calls with area communities. There are 25 fire hydrants in Page. They have up-to-date equipment including an ambulance.
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: $3,625,033 (Year 2015)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ 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|
|Miles to Nearest Interstate Highway||Interstate 80||115|
|Miles to Nearest Four-Lane Highway||US Hwy 275 near Battle Creek||58|
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||386||N/A||1-2 Days|
|Los Angeles||1527||N/A||2-3 Days|
|New York||1416||N/A||3-5 Days|
|St. Louis||639||N/A||2-3 Days|
|Distance to nearest public airport||20 minutes|
|Length of longest runway||4,400 feet|
|Private aircraft storage available||Yes|
|Private aircraft maintenance available||Yes|
|Distance to nearest commercial air transportation||134 minutes|
Distance to Nearest International Airport
|Name of Airport||Miles to Airport
|Omaha Eppley International||190|
|Kansas City International||352|
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 automate weather service. Twenty-one private planes are hangared there; none are available for charter.
|Community served by railroad?||No|
|Distance to Nearest Railroad||14 Miles|
|Functional Piggyback Ramp Available||No|
|Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service||65 miles|
|State electric power deregulated?||No|
|Wholesale Supplier||North Central Public Power District|
Electric System Operator
North Central Public Power District
Page is provided retail electric service by North Central Public Power District (NCPPD). Service is supplied by a 34.5 kV substation with one incoming feed. There is one outgoing feed from the substation at 2.4/4.1 kV with three single 167 kVA transformers in the substation.
|Natural Gas Service Available||No|
|Provider||Village of Page|
|If Wells, Average Depth||320 feet|
|Peak Demand||0.050 mgd|
|Storage Capacity||468,000 gallons|
|Temperature Range||40-58 (degrees Fahrenheit)|
The municipal water system in Page is supplied by 2 wells, which have an average depth of 320 feet. The system, serving the entire community, has a pumping capacity of 325-350 gallons per minute. The average daily demand is 33,000 gallons, and the historic peak daily demand is 50,000 gallons. The system has a maximum capacity of 468,000 gallons per day. The static pressure averages 50 pounds per square inch. A chlorination treatment plant has a daily capacity of 65,000 gallons. The color of the water is clear. A $4,700 new generator for the water treatment plant was purchased by the village of Page.
Sanitation / Waste Water
|Type of Service||Lagoon|
|Sewer Connection Fee||Yes|
Page has a municipal sanitary sewerage system. The lagoon treatment plant was built in 1994 and designed for a population of 500. A $25.00 connection fee is charged for new service.
|Name of Local Service Provider||Great Plains Communications, Inc.|
The incumbent local telephone exchange carrier for Page is Great Plains Communications, Inc., with a digital central office in Ewing. Telstrat with ESA off Coppercom switch is available in Wausa. DSL service is provided. Extended area service from Page is available to O’Neill and Ewing.