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Community Overview

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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

Commercial Services

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.

Schools

Public SchoolsNumber of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher / Student Ratio
Elementary12251:17
Middle / Jr. High1501:8
Senior High11041:8

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. 

Health Facilities

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.

Largest Employers

RankBusiness NameService SectorProduct / ServiceNumber EmployedUnions
1Avera St. Anthony's HospitalHealth ServicesHospital280No
2O'Neill Public SchoolsEducationSchool125Yes
3Holt CountyGovernmentGovernment100No
4Elkhorn River FarmsOther ServicesPotato Plant100No
5Golden Living CenterHealth ServicesNursing Home73No
6O'Neill VenturesOther ServicesVegetable Greenhouse60
7Valley HopeHealth ServicesDrug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center44No
8City of O'NeillGovernmentGovernment31No
9St. Mary's SchoolEducationSchool30Yes
10Shopko HometownRetailVariety Store & Pharmacy29No

Municipal Services

Type of GovernmentVillage Board
Comprehensive City PlanNo
City ManagerNo
City EngineerNo
City Zoning Ordinance in EffectNo
County Zoning Ordinance in EffectYes
Garbage Service ProviderPrivate
Public Library in CityNo
Percent of Streets Paved25%
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel20
Fire Insurance ClassInside 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.

Population

General Population Stats

AreaCensus Year: 2010Census Year: 2014% Change
Page1661660.0%
Holt County10,43510,403-0.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, July 2014

County Age Distribution (2014)

Age0-1920-2425-4445-6465-8485+ Total% Split
Male1,3682541,0201,5348331355,14449.4 %
Female1,3582179641,5239622355,25950.6 %
Total2,7264711,9843,0571,795370 10,403
Median Age (2014): 45.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, County Population Estimates by Selected Age and Gender. Released July 2014.

Tax Structure

Actual Valuation of City: $3,625,033 (Year 2015)

Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value)

CityCountySchoolOtherTotal Real Property
$0.500001$0.261542$0.769999$0.177168$1.708710

Bond Indebtedness

County
None

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.

Transportation

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community

Type of RoadFederalStateCounty
Interstate Highways
Limited Access, Four-Lane Highways
Improved Two-Lane Highways1

Nearest Highways

 Highway NameMiles
Miles to Nearest Interstate HighwayInterstate 80115
Miles to Nearest Four-Lane HighwayUS Hwy 275 near Battle Creek58

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

DestinationDistance by Highway MilesDays by RailroadDays by Motor Freight
Omaha206N/A1 Day
Lincoln194N/A1 Day
Chicago642N/A1-2 Days
Dallas728N/A2-3 Days
Denver512N/A1-2 Days
Kansas City386N/A1-2 Days
Los Angeles1527N/A2-3 Days
Minneapolis390N/A1-2 Days
New York1416N/A3-5 Days
St. Louis639N/A2-3 Days

Air

Distance to nearest public airport20 minutes
Elevation2,031 feet
Length of longest runway4,400 feet
Runway lightedYes
Private aircraft storage availableYes
Private aircraft maintenance availableYes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation134 minutes

Distance to Nearest International Airport

Name of AirportMiles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International190
Kansas City International352
Denver International507

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.

Rail

Community served by railroad?No
Distance to Nearest Railroad14 Miles
Functional Piggyback Ramp AvailableNo
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service65 miles

Utilities

Electricity

State electric power deregulated?No
Wholesale SupplierNorth Central Public Power District

Electric System Operator

North Central Public Power District

Phone: (800) 578-1060
Website: www.ncppd.com
Email: ncentral@ncppd.net

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

Natural Gas Service AvailableNo

Water

ProviderVillage of Page
Major SourceWells
If Wells, Average Depth320 feet
Peak Demand0.050 mgd
Storage Capacity468,000 gallons
Hardness7 ppm
TreatedYes
Temperature Range40-58 (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 ServiceLagoon
Sewer Connection FeeYes

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.

Telecommunications

Name of Local Service ProviderGreat 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.