Our Town

AMERICAN LEGION POST #158

The American Legion Post #158 was established in 1919 and was reorganized in 1922. It was known as the Ernest Stuehrk Post in honor of the first WWI casualty. Each year a Memorial Day Service is held in the Cedar Bluffs Auditorium. Also on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day and Independence Day, the “Avenue of Flags” proudly flies at the Legion Field west of town. These flags have been donated by the family of past members.

On April 2, 1941 the first meeting for the American Legion Auxiliary Post #158 was held. The ladies patriotism for the Legion has always been outstanding. Monthly meetings and fund raisers are still held to support the unit.

In 1983 The Sons of American Legion was established. This vital organization is made up of sons of the American Veterans. With a current membership of 63, steak and fish fries are held to help support the efforts of the Post. In 2010 an addition to the building was completed.

CEDAR BLUFFS SENIOR CENTER

The Cedar Bluffs Senior Center is located at the corner of 2nd & Main Street. The Center offers a pool table, small library and coffee bar on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Lunch is also available, call in advance. It’s a nice gathering place to socialize.

For questions call: 402-628-8101

Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

St. Mary’s was built in 1917 on the corner of 3rd and Pine Street. Previously, the original parish was located four miles west of Cedar Bluffs. St. Mary’s helps support the Wahoo Neumann High School and St. Wenceslaus Grade School in Wahoo, NE.

Rectory (P) 402-647-4901

Church Mass time is: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m.

January, March, May, July, September, November

Church Mass time is: Sunday @ 8:00 a.m.

Saturday @ 5:00 p.m.

February, April, June, August, October, December

WoodCliff Mass: Sunday @ 11:30 a.m.

Poehling Center, WoodCliff Community

ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH

St. Matthew Lutheran Church is located at 300 S. 2nd Street. Originally the Lutheran church was located four miles southwest of Cedar Bluffs. The existing church was built in 1965 and also has a parsonage located ½ block north of the site. In 1919 a tornado struck the Lutheran country church, but the bell survived. It was brought to town and still tolls today.

Pastor: Mark Weber

(P) 402-628-3015

Worship Service is: Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

Sunday School is: Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

In 1904 a small group from the Cedar Bluffs community met in the Opera House to organize an English speaking church. In 1905, 2 lots were purchased on the corner of King & East Main Street and the First Presbyterian Church was built. In 1988, the current church on South King Street was built approximately 3 blocks south of the original site. The original church still stands today and was sold to a private citizen. The original bell stills tolls in the memorial bell tower and chimes play twice a day to different seasonal hymns.

Pastor: Brian Peterson

(P) 402-628-3485

Worship Service: Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.

Sunday School: Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

CEDAR BLUFFS PUBLIC SCHOOL

The Cedar Bluffs Public School system was started in 1914. The original building was a 2½ story high brick facility that was completed one year later. As the school system grew, so did the facility, making way for new additions. Land west of the location was purchased from the village as well as the railroad right of way. This now serves as a practice field for various sport activities.

Elementary Office: 402-628-2060

High School Office: 402-628-2080

(e) www.cedarbluffsschools.org

CEDAR BLUFFS FIRE AND RESCUE

The first Cedar Bluffs Fire Department location was connected with the City Hall on the corner of 1st and Main Street. On May 28, 1956 a new Fire Department was established adjacent to the old City Hall. As years moved forward, so did the CB Fire & Rescue Department. In 2001, a new station was built on the old City Hall site which now houses 15 fire and rescue units. Currently there are 34 dedicated volunteers that provide service for Cedar Bluffs and the surrounding communities.

www.cedarbluffsfireandrescue.com