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Posted on: October 24, 2021

Donations needed for the Sarpy County Holiday Assistance toy drive

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With the growing number of requests for assistance over the past few months, we are confident more families than ever will be looking for local support this Christmas. So we need your help!

By donating unwrapped new toys, hats and gloves, you can alleviate...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Sign-up dates for Holiday Assistance Program

Holiday Assistance Program

Sarpy County Human Services is partnering with service agencies from across the county to offer the Sarpy County Holiday Assistance Program.

The program provides families who meet low income guidelines with new toys for their children who are 16 years old ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

180th Street and Palisades Drive intersection to close for construction

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Starting Monday, Oct. 25, the intersection of 180th Street and Palisades Drive will be closed for construction. The closure is expected to last until mid-November.

Also in this area, 180th Street remains closed from Palisades Drive north to Giles Road.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Traffic signals going in at 108th and Platteview

Map of 108th and Platteview intersection where a traffic signal is being installed

Starting Oct. 18, crews will begin installing traffic signals at the intersection of Platteview Road and 108th Street. 

Work is expected to take four to six weeks. Both roads will remain open throughout the project, however, temporary lane closure...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Sarpy County seeking public input on ARPA funding

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Starting Oct. 1, businesses, community organizations and nonprofits can submit requests for consideration of projects for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding from Sarpy County. 

“The pandemic affected our entire community, so we are ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Sarpy County Update: Budget season and a Tourism record

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It was a record month for tourism in Sarpy County. See what's driving the numbers and learn more about the recently passed county budget in the latest edition of "What's Happening in Sarpy County."

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Lane restrictions on Cornhusker Road near 48th Street

Map of Cornhusker Road lane restrictions near 48th Street

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 13, there will be lane restrictions on Cornhusker Road near 48th Street to allow for roadway repairs. The lane restrictions are expected to last two weeks. Cornhusker Road will remain open throughout construction.

This project invo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2021

180th Street to close from Cornhusker Road to Palisades Drive

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Starting Oct. 4, 180th Street will be closed from Cornhusker Road to Palisades Drive. The closure is expected to last for eight weeks, depending on weather.

Drivers can access the Hills of Aspen Creek neighborhood from Cornhusker Road at 181st Street and t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

MacDonald appointed as Sarpy County Veterans Service Officer

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The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today confirmed the appointment of Matthew MacDonald as Sarpy County Veterans Service Officer.  

In this role, MacDonald will lead the county’s Veterans Service Office, which provides assistance to Veterans ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Roadwork to start at Lincoln Road and Highway 6 in Gretna

Roadwork

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 7, a portion of Lincoln Road west of the Highway 6 intersection will close for construction. 

This project will close Lincoln Road from 208th Street to Highway 6 until Oct. 1. Follow the suggested detour from Lincoln Road t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Sarpy County Update: Highlights from the 2021 Sarpy County Fair

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Check out some of the exciting 4-H exhibits and animals that were part of the 2021 fair. Special thanks to Nebraska Extension and the 4-H youth Ambassadors who led our tour. Thank you to all the community events that help make Sarpy County a special place...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Portions of Giles Road and 180th Street to close

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Starting Monday, Aug. 16, two roads will be closed in northwestern Sarpy County as the county works to transform the arterial road network in the area.

180th Street from Giles to 180th Avenue is also closing. This will be a permanent closure, as 180th Stre...

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Road Closures
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Sarpy County Update: Learn about the Wastewater Agency and meet Ryan Mahr

What's Happening in Sarpy

This month, we detail the Sarpy County and Sarpy Cities Wastewater Agency and the Agency's goal to build sanitary sewer in southern Sarpy County. We also introduce you to Ryan Mahr, the county's new Corrections Department Director. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Sarpy County to issue $41.5 million in bonds

Rendering of the public entry of the new Sarpy County Correctional Center

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to issue $41.5 million in bonds to help pay for the new Sarpy County Correctional Center and other county building projects.

“Thanks to years of fiscally conservative budgeting, we’re well positioned...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Boy Scout builds American flag drop box for Sarpy County 1102 Building

Ben Huebert

Sarpy County has a new place to dispose of old American flags thanks to a local Boy Scout.

Fifteen-year-old Ben Huebert of Troop 359 built the receptacle for his Eagle Scout service project and worked with the Sarpy County Veterans Service Office to comple...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Serving Sarpy: Public Works is paving the way to Sarpy’s future

Paving on Schram Road from 114th Street to 132nd Street

It’s hard to remember now, but just five months ago, Sarpy County was under a foot of snow.

Getting through that snow event – and countless others each winter – wouldn’t be possible without the Sarpy County Public Wo...

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Press Releases
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.

 “Havin...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Mahr to lead Sarpy County Corrections Department

Corrections Director Ryan Mahr

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today appointed Ryan Mahr to lead the Sarpy County Corrections Department.

“We are thrilled Ryan is bringing his talent and passion to Sarpy County,” Sarpy County Board Chairman Don Kelly said. &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Jones to continue to serve as Interim Sarpy County Treasurer

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The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today tabled a resolution to appoint Trace Jones to the office of Sarpy County Treasurer.

The Board tabled the resolution after District Court Judge Geoffrey C. Hall issued a preliminary injunction requested by forme...

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Press Releases
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 23, 2021

Parking changes at Sarpy County Courthouse

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Starting Monday, April 26, the parking lot between the Sarpy County Jail and the Hall of Justice (west entrance of the Courthouse) will be closed as construction begins on the new Correctional Center.

People who need access to the courts can park on the ea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Sarpy County takes innovative approach to road programs

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved hiring Hawkins Construction Company to serve as the Construction Manager/General Contractor for the CONNECTSarpy – West Sarpy road program, which encompasses approximately 9 miles of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Sarpy Board approves guaranteed maximum price for construction of new correctional center

Rendering of the public entry of the new Sarpy County Correctional Center

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today unanimously approved a resolution to lock in the construction costs for the county’s new correctional center at $69.4 million. JE Dunn, the construction manager for the project, has committed to building the f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Sarpy County Election, Jury commissions moving to new location

Exterior of the Sarpy County 1102 Building

The Sarpy County Election Commission and Jury Commission are moving to a new location. Starting Feb. 9, the offices will be in Sarpy County’s new 1102 Building at 1102 E. 1st Street in Papillion.

“We’re excited about this mov...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Sarpy County Board to start legal action against County Treasurer

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The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to begin legal action against Sarpy County Treasurer Brian Zuger. 

 The move follows the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts’ attestation of the Treasurer’s Office, which fou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Sarpy, UNMC to partner on psychiatry fellowship

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Sarpy County and the University of Nebraska Medical Center will partner to create Nebraska’s first forensic psychiatry fellowship to assess and treat inmates experiencing mental illness. The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-0 on a mu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

New location for Veterans Service Office

Exterior of the Sarpy County 1102 Building

The Sarpy County Veterans Service Office has a new home.

On April 5, the office moved into the County's new 1102 Building, located at 1102 E. 1st Street in Papillion.  

The Treasurer, Assessor and Vehicle Inspection services will also move...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

New location for Treasurer, Assessor's offices

Exterior of the Sarpy County 1102 Building

Three more Sarpy County government offices are now lcoated in the Sarpy County 1102 Building at  1102 E. 1st Street in Papillion: the Treaurer's Office, Assessor's Office and Vehicle Inspection services. 

The 1102 Building is southwest of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Public meeting scheduled on Platteview Road Expressway design

Graphic announcing the Platteview Road Expressway project online meeting

Sarpy County is hosting an online public meeting to present a recommended route for the future Platteview Road Expressway from U.S. 75 to 108th Street. The meeting can be accessed here on Tuesday, April 20 and will be available until Tuesday, May 4.

The pr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Sarpy Board removes Treasurer from office

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The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today voted 5-0 to remove Treasurer Brian Zuger from office. The board’s vote came at the close of an administrative hearing the Board initiated after a Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts attestation cite...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Cornhusker Road from 181st to 188th to close

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Starting Monday, April 19, a stretch of Cornhusker Road in western Sarpy County will close for construction. Cornhusker from 181st Street to 188th Street will be widened to three lanes and paved. This closure is expected to last through the end of the yea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Giles, 180th to close in preparation for roadwork

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Portions of Giles Road and 180th Street in western Sarpy County will close Thursday, March 4. These roads are gravel and are closing earlier than anticipated because of wet and muddy conditions.

The closure will affect Giles Road, from 180th Street North t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

County Board will hold hearing to consider removing Treasurer

Sarpy County

An administrative hearing to decide whether to remove Sarpy County Treasurer Brian Zuger from office has been scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13. The hearing will take place before the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners in the Sarpy County Boardro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Sarpy County Board receives draft of State Auditor’s attestation of Treasurer’s Office

Sarpy County

The Board has until March 8 to file a response with the Auditor’s Office. The response will be included in the Auditor’s report, which will be released publicly on March 9. 

In November, the Auditor’s Office released ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Serving Sarpy: Keeping our facilities safe, efficient

Plexiglass installed at the customer counter at the Assessor's Office.

The importance of their role was never more apparent than during the last year when COVID-19 forced immediate physical changes to county buildings and grounds, increased sanitation and other logistical challenges.

“In the beginning, it was an evo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Sarpy County to launch state’s first mental health court

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The goal of the new Sarpy County Wellness Court is to stabilize and treat participants’ underlying mental health issues as an alternative to incarceration.

“We’re seeing more and more people enter the criminal justice system w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Independent audit reports Sarpy County remains on strong financial ground

The audit, conducted by Hayes & Associates, concluded the financial statements fairly represent the county’s governmental and business activities, cash flow and each major fund as of June 30, 2020.

“Sarpy County’s fiscal p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Kelly, Klug to lead Sarpy County Board in 2021

Kelly represents District 1 and was elected to the board in 2012.

“2021 is going to be an incredibly transformational year in Sarpy County. Construction will start on a new correctional center in the spring, and we’re improving major ro...

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Press Releases
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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