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Adrian Smith Constituent Services in Ravenna Sept 26

Representatives from Congressman Adrian Smith's office will be at the Ravenna Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation office on September 26, 2023 from 1pm to 2pm. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact the Chamber at (308)452-3344.

Annevar 2023 Schedule

The Ravenna Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2023 Annevar Schedule. Please see the attached flyer below:
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Ravenna Community Update (Part 3 of 4)



In March, The City of Ravenna was awarded a Community Development Block Grant- Coronavirus in the amount of $183,000 to benefit the Ravenna Senior Center. This grant is from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and was from funding passed by the federal CARES Act (2020).
The purpose of the grant is to prepare and respond to a pandemic. Expanding capacity of the Ravenna Senior Center's food service program, as well as air quality, were the qualifiers and priorities for this project.
Work to be performed includes rehabilitating the building's foundation (before and during construction pictures are included to showcase the progress and difference), installation of an industrial grade air purifier, and replacement of flooring on the main level.
The Ravenna Economic Development Corporation prepared the grant application on behalf of the City of Ravenna. Because the Ravenna Senior Center building is owned by the City of Ravenna, this grant addresses a need that would become problematic later down the line and saves the city a significant amount of money as well as prepares the senior center in the event of a future pandemic. It will also make the building safer through eliminating carpet, improving air quality, and ensuring future structural integrity.
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Ravenna Community Update (Part 2 of 4)

This update is part two of a four part series outlining the recent activities undertaken in Ravenna. Stay tuned for further updates throughout the week.

New playground equipment coming soon to Buffalo County Recreation Area: Ravenna Lake

Last fall, Buffalo County Facilities OMP Facilities Director Steve Gaasch sought bids and planning for new playground equipment. At a recent Ravenna Lake meeting consisting of county commissioners, Buffalo County Facilities staff, Ravenna Economic Development and Chamber directors, and Ravenna Area Vision Fund members, it was announced that the equipment has been ordered for a new playground.

Scheduled delivery for the playground equipment will be in May, with installation expected upon arrival. Framework for the playground will be constructed of wood, and a rubber mulch surface will be placed at the base of the playground.

The playground will be located near the horseshoe pits at the northwest side of the lake. The current playground equipment near the picnic shelter and bathhouse will not be torn down at this current time.
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Ravenna Community Update (Part 1 of 4)

This update is part one of a four part series outlining the recent activities undertaken in Ravenna. Stay tuned for further updates throughout the week.

First and foremost, the hike and bike trail is nearing completion. The entire path has been leveled, and crushed limestone has been placed on almost the entire path. There is one section that is about 200 feet long left without limestone, but the earth in this area is leveled and appears ready for rock. In addition, there are three driveway sized areas that have been left unpaved for construction and city equipment to pass through. Otherwise, the trail is complete.

There are two cutouts along the South Loup River for hikers and bikers to take a break and enjoy two breathtaking views of the river. Benches have been ordered to be placed along the trail, and there will be kiosks, mile markers, and trash cans installed before long to enhance the experience.

Currently, the trail remains closed to the public. The Ravenna Area Vision Fund - RAV is aiming to celebrate with a Grand Opening on Friday, June 16 at 1pm. Once again, thank you to all the donors and organizations who made this project possible.


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Community Needs Assessment Results Available

The results of the Community Needs Assessment Survey are now available. A full PDF is available at the following link: Document Center

Town Hall Meeting

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Ravenna's Community Needs Assessment Survey

Ravenna residents, please take this 15-minute survey to give input about our community. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RavennaCNAS. Please follow this link to take the Community Needs Assessment Survey. If you have any questions, please contact the City of Ravenna office at (308)452-3273.
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REDC Strategic Plan

Ravenna Economic Development Strategic Plan
Click on the Link Above to Read the REDC Strategic Plan

Hike and Bike Trail Under Construction

The Ravenna Hike and Bike trail will be closing, effective August 8th, for construction until further notice. Residents are asked to stay off the trail and avoid the area while construction is underway. Thank you to all donors and volunteers that made this project come to fruition.

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City Wide Garage Sales

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Information courtesy of The Ravenna News

Pancake Benefit

A pancake benefit will be held this Sunday, June 26, from 9am to 1pm at the Ravenna City Auditorium. All proceeds will benefit the Ky-Mani Reik family and go towards medical expenses incurred from Ky-Mani's recent heart surgery. Ky-Mani will be a sophomore at Ravenna Public Schools. Please consider attending and supporting this family in need.

City Wide Garage Sales Date Set

The Ravenna city-wide garage sales have been set for July 16th. To have your information listed, please email The Ravenna News by July 11 at theravennanews@gmail.com.

Community Clean Up Day

The Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with students from Ravenna Elementary's HAL class, is hosting a Community Clean Up Day on April 20, 2022 starting at 1:15pm. Residents who would like assistance with clean up projects are urged to sign up on a short form to have a group of students come and assist. If you are in need of assistance, or want to learn more about the Community Clean Up Day, please visit the following link: CleanUp | ExperienceRavenna

City of Ravenna Police Officer Position

The City of Ravenna is currently accepting applications for a fulltime Police Officer.  Requirements include: Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification, preferred but not mandatory; at least 21 years of age; U.S. citizen; valid Nebraska driver’s license; high school diploma or equivalent; good moral character.  No felony convictions, serious misdemeanors, DUI or domestic charges.  Ability to work weekends, holidays and evenings. Benefits include health/dental/life insurance, retirement, vacation and paid holidays. Candidates that are currently Nebraska Certified are eligible for a $7,500 hiring incentive. You must reside within Ravenna City Limits within six months of date of hire. Non certified candidates are eligible for a $2,500 hiring incentive. Hourly wage is negotiable. Applications accepted until position filled. Send resume to City of Ravenna, 416 Grand Ave., Ravenna, NE 68869. For further details call Police Chief Ryan Kegley at 308-452-3273.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

City of Ravenna Fulltime Public Works Assistant

City of Ravenna seeks a fulltime Public Works Employee.  Individual would directly work in the Water and Wastewater operations, Streets and Parks Departments.  Responsibilities could include, meter reading; street sweeping, repair and patching; snow removal; mowing and upkeep of parks and other city properties; operation and maintenance of vehicles and equipment and other duties as needed.  Mechanical knowledge, experience operating equipment and water/wastewater certifications are preferred, but not required.  Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Nebraska driver’s license.  Good communication skills and strong sense of teamwork are required.  Benefits included.  Wages negotiable with qualifications.  Applications available at Ravenna City Hall, 416 Grand Avenue, Ravenna, NE 68869.  For more information call 308-452-3273.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Hunter and Bow Hunter Education Course

A three-day Hunter and Bow Hunter Education Course will occur at the Ravenna High School Theater on March 18-March 20. Friday class is 6pm-9pm, Saturday is 8am-4pm, and Sunday is 1pm-5pm. Online registration for the event is required and can be done here.
For more information, contact Bryce at (308)390-9079.

City Pool Staff Needed

Ravenna City Hall is now accepting applications for the 2022 summer pool season. Positions available include manager, assistant manager, and lifeguard. Stop by City Hall at 416 Grand Avenue or call (308)452-3273 to obtain an application.

Little Jay's Playgroup Now Hiring

Little Jays Playgroup is currently looking for enthusiastic individuals for the infant and toddler room and for general support staff. The following positions are available:
Full Time Teacher (Infant/Toddler Room) 40+ hours/week
  • Must be 19 Years Old
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Able to pass numerous and rigorous background checks
  • Able to be self motivated, patient, level headed, calm in stressful situations, and like fast paced environments
  • Relevant experience and certifications (CPR, First Aid, etc.) desired, but not required
Part Time Support Staff
  • Must be at least in high school
  • Must be able to work 10-15 hours during school weeks with opportunity for more during breaks and summer
  • Able to pass numerous and rigorous background checks
  • Able to be self motivated, patient, level headed, calm in stressful situations, and like fast paced environments
  • Relevant experience and certifications (CPR, First Aid, etc.) desired, but not required
For more information or to apply, contact Tena at tenackley@gmail.com or (308)452-3321.

Farmer's Cooperative of Ravenna Now Hiring

The Farmer's Cooperative Association of Ravenna is now hiring CDL Class A Drivers. See the attached photo for more details.
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"Love Your Library" Silent Auction

The Friends of the Ravenna Library is hosting a "Love Your Library" silent auction on Facebook. Bidding opens Monday February 7 at 9am and will close Friday February 11 at 7pm. Items up for auction include gift baskets, gift certificates, winter gear, and so much more. To view the auction, visit the following link: https://fb.me/e/5VX4nn7kO. Winning bids can be collected Saturday February 12 between 9am and 12pm unless prior arrangements are made. For more information, contact the Ravenna Library at (308)452-4213 or City Hall at (308)452-3273.

Lots for Sale in Ravenna!

The Community Redevelopment Authority of the City of Ravenna, Nebraska has released two housing subdivisions in town. Pavia Heights and Solar Subdivisions combine to form 23 lots available for spec housing or homeowner building. All cul de sac lots, these upscale housing opportunities present eager homeowners with an opportunity for small town living while staying within 30 minutes of additional amenities in both Grand Island and Kearney. These residential lots have water, sewer, and electric already installed and promise ease for those wanting to build. Nine lots are available at Pavia Heights with an additional 14 available within the Solar Subdivision. For more information call Ravenna Economic Development Corporation at 308-452-3133 or email at economicdevelopment@myravenna.com.

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