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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Major Investment in West Sarpy Roads Open and Under Budget

A CONNECTSarpy roundabout near a neighborhood in West Sarpy

The largest package of road projects in Sarpy County's history is complete and under budget.The CONNECTSarpy – West Sarpy project covers approximately 9 square miles between Harrison Street and Highway 370 from 168th to 204th Streets. Today, the new infra...
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Posted on: December 20, 2023

How Sarpy County Served Our Community in 2023

2023 Annual Report teaser graphic for web


Sarpy’s growth story continued to stretch into 2023. The seeds of the board’s vision have not just sprouted – our community is now benefiting from several years-long projects that are now fully realiz...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Sarpy County Approves Budget that Keeps Levy Flat, Invests in Key Projects to Support Growth

Sarpy County Campus

Sarpy County’s budget for Fiscal Year 2024 keeps the levy flat and lowers spending while investing in key projects that support the county’s rapid growth.  

Projects funded in the $272.8 million dollar budget include: 

  • New road constructio...
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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Dr. Kimberly Clawson to Lead Innovative Psychiatry Fellowship at Sarpy County Correctional Center

UNMC's Dr. Howard Liu and Dr. Kimberly Clawson pose outside the county board room.

Dr. Kimberly Clawson has been selected to lead Nebraska's first forensic psychiatry fellowship program at the Sarpy County Correctional Center. Sarpy County and the University of Nebraska Medical Center partnered to create this one-of-a-kind ment...
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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Sarpy Sheriff's Office Earns CALEA Accreditation

Sarpy County Sheriffs Office building exterior

Public trust in law enforcement eroded after the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and several other nationwide cases. To help regain public trust, Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis opted to have outside experts review the operations of the Sherif...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Sarpy County volunteers recognized for outstanding community service, awarded $500 scholarships

Leonard Matthias, who coordinates the Sarpy County Teen Court program, announces scholarship winners

Two teen volunteers within the Sarpy County Attorney’s office were praised for their work ethic and service during the Sarpy County Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, when each received a $500 scholarship. 

Lauren Dolson of Omaha and Cassie Albino...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Sarpy Sheriff unveils Eberle-Walden Crime Victims Memorial

The Eberle-Walden crime victims memorial

Sarpy County on Tuesday unveiled the Eberle-Walden Crime Victims Memorial in honor of Danny Joe Eberle and Christopher Walden, two young boys who were murdered in Sarpy County 40 years ago.

The memorial, which also honors all crime victims, is located at t...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Monthly Tests of Outdoor Warning Siren System in Sarpy County Moving to Wednesdays

Siren from Emergency Management

Beginning in March, regularly scheduled tests of the outdoor warning siren system in Sarpy County will be conducted on the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. The first test of 2023 is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, at 11 a.m. 


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Posted on: December 27, 2022

2022 Annual Report: A message from the Sarpy County Board

2022 Sarpy County Annual Report

Dear Sarpy County residents,

The last year in Sarpy County has been historic. In 2022, the Board of Commissioners approved Sarpy County’s lowest tax rate since at least 1985 while also funding mission-critical services and once-in-a-generation pr...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Sarpy County unveils Cpl. Daegan Page Street

Page sign close-up

Sarpy County on Thursday unveiled a street named in honor of fallen U.S. Marine Cpl. Daegan Page.

A portion of Gertrude Street from 157th and Emiline Streets to South 162nd Avenue and Harrison Streets now carries a “Cpl. Daegan Page Street” honorary design...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Wastewater Agency breaks ground on new sewer system

Sarpy County and Cities Wastewater Agency groundbreaking

The Sarpy County and Cities Wastewater Agency today held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Unified Southern Sarpy Wastewater System.

The Wastewater Agency, formed in 2017, is a multi-jurisdictional government body tasked with solving a regional issue: th...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Sarpy County to dedicate street in honor of Corporal Daegan Page

Daegan Page

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today unanimously voted to dedicate a street in honor of fallen Marine Corporal Daegan Page.

“We owe our deepest respects to those who serve our country, and Cpl. Page paid the ultimate price,” said County Board Chai...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Sarpy County Update: Tour the new Sarpy County Correctional Center

jail construction screenshot

Take a virtual tour of the new Sarpy County Correctional Center and learn more about the construction process in this month's What's Happening In Sarpy County video.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Wastewater Agency receives State Revolving Fund Loan to fund construction of sewer system

Sarpy County and Cities Wastewater Agency logo

The Sarpy County and Cities Wastewater Agency crossed a major hurdle this week in its efforts to build a sanitary sewer system in southern Sarpy County. The Agency will use a zero-interest loan from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy to pay...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Major road projects connecting northwestern Sarpy County

180th Street and Giles Road paving and future bridge over BNSF railroad tracks.

CONNECTSarpy projects includes paving and expanding 180th Street and Giles Road, as well as a new bridge on 180th Street over the BNSF Railway railroad tracks. (Olsson)

Drive across northwestern Sarpy County, the transformation is evident. Roads that were ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

VIDEO: Sarpy County lays groundwork for major economic development projects

Aerial photo of Facebook

Local leadership and great communities help attract economic drivers like Facebook. It also takes planning and investments in infrastructure. Here's a look at what attracted Facebook's Sarpy Data Center and other major projects to our co...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Serving Sarpy: Dispatcher and National Guard Medic responds to pandemic

Jake Harrer at COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Jake Harrer never expected that his first large-scale activation as a member of Nebraska Army National Guard would involve administering COVID-19 vaccinations.

But when he got the call in January, Harrer graciously accepted. That meant he’d tempo...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Sarpy County breaks ground on new Correctional Center

Sarpy County Commissioners broke ground on the new Sarpy County Correctional Center today.

Sarpy County held a groundbreaking ceremony for new Sarpy County Correctional Center today. Construction will begin within days on the new 150,000-square-foot facility on the Sarpy County Courthouse campus at 84th Street and Highway 370. 

The faci...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Sarpy Sheriff’s Office, NRD unveil new airboat

Sarpy County Sheriff and Papio-Missouri NRD Airboat

On June 10, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District unveiled a new airboat the agencies jointly purchased to better assist with searches, rescues and other operations on Sarpy County waterways.


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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mental Health Diversion serves as an alternative to incarceration

Logo for Sarpy Responses: Mental Health Crisis series

By Emily Ramm/Sarpy County Communications Specialist

Sarpy County made a significant commitment to helping those experiencing mental illness with the creation of the Mental Health Diversion program.

Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov established the speciali...

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