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Living in O'Neill

Residents of O'Neill are immersed into an improved quality of life that we feel is the key to our thriving community.

Our school systems are outstanding, combining traditional learning of the basics with new age technology. Our streets are protected by an outstanding, professional police force and in fact O'Neill's conviction rate is among the highest in second class cities within the state. A large, well-supported volunteer fire department provides additional public safety as does the competent ambulance/EMT services and quality medical facilities in the community.


  • An outstanding partnership effort between the Central Nebraska Economic Development, Inc.(CNED, Inc.), the City of O’Neill, Avera St. Anthony Hospital, Midwest Ethanol, and Excel Development Group brought 8 new homes to O’Neill in 2008, as well as the plan for 11 more homes.Country Clover Estates is located on north Hwy 281 and Kros Drive. Grant funds received will pay for infrastructure and downpayment assistance costs associated with the project. Phase II plans are to build 11 rent-to-own homes in the same subdivision, with the application for that phase currently in process.
  • The average cost of homes is $200,000, and monthly rental of a home ranges from $350-550.
  • It is estimated that 90 percent of the single-unit homes in the community are owner-occupied.
  • Income Guide-Line Housing
  • North Park Homes, a 24-unit low-cost housing facility, was completed in 1978 and 12 additional units were completed in 1990. It contains two units for the handicapped, 34 subsidized units, a community room, and two laundry rooms.
  • Shannon Apartments, with 16 units, were built in 1992 for the low-income, elderly, or any handicapped individuals.
  • Eastwood Heights Apartments, with 16 low-income units, was built in 1982.
  • Kinkaid Village, 4th & Church St. Built in 2000

Assisted Living

Evergreen Assisted Living Residence, North Highway 281, 33 unit apartments, qualified staff on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Built in 2001


Waldo Realty
49168 US Hwy 20

Advantage Land & Realty
1010 E. Douglas

Farmers National Company
423 E. Douglas

Educational Institutions

O'Neill is fortunate enough to have two outsanding schools systems; O'Neill Public Schools and St. Mary's Schools, and a satellite campus of Northeast Community College.

The O'Neill Public School District serves approximately 750 students K-12. It covers 665.1 square miles and has five attendance centers: a K-6 elementary, 7-12 Jr./Sr. High, Alternative Ed, Emmet, and Inman. The district offers a variety of services including Title 1, SPED, HAL, and ELL. High school students may enroll in some classes for both high school and college credit. The implementation of the 1:1 Learning Initiative gives 7-12 students’ access to a Mac Book 24/7 during the school year. About 55% of O'Neill's graduates continue their education at a four year college. Other post secondary schools receive another 30% of the graduates, while the remaining 15% enter the work force or join the military.

St. Mary’s School is a Catholic parochial school in the Omaha Archdiocesan school system which serves as a center for Christian education within St. Patrick’s Parish, the O’Neill community and surrounding area. St. Mary’s has demonstrated over a century of Catholic Tradition, Academic and Athletic Excellence, and has produced hundreds of graduates. St. Patrick Church supports St. Mary’s Schools through endowments, scholarships, and various activities.

Northeast Comminity College has a satellite campus in O'Neill located at 505 US Highway 20. Many credit and non-credit classes are offered each semester at the site.

Health Care

The 25-bed Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill was built in 1952 with additions in 1976, 1995 and 2002. Facilities include an intensive care unit, surgery,cardiac care, physical therapy, respiratory therapy and swing beds. Specialists who commute to O'Neill on a regular basis serve a clinic, located in the hospital.

Avera St. Anthony's Hospital is sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Yankton, South Dakota and the Presentation Sisters of Aberdeen, South Dakota. The two religious communities sponsor Avera Health which is the umbrella organization for all their sponsored hospitals, clinics and nursing homes in a five state region.  For more information www.avera-sta.org

For additional information contact, Ron Cork, President/CEO at (402) 336-2611.

Rescue Squad

The rescue squad is comprised of 35 Emergency Medical Technicians who operate the three ambulances owned by the city.


Valley Hope, a 75-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, was opened in August 1977. This private, nonprofit organization is governed by a board of directors. All services (24-hour nursing care, psychological, spiritual, and vocational) are individually tailored.

For more information contact (402) 336-3747.

Nursing Home

Golden Living Center, Highway 281, (402) 336-2384.

Evergreen Assisted Living Residence, North Highway 281, 33 unit apartments, qualified staff on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Built in 2001.  Contact Dee Fritz, Manager at (402) 336-4100.


Family Dentistry & Dental Hygiene P.C.
Dr. Jerry Brockman, D.D.S.
Dr. Jon Jessen, D.D.S.
Therese Sullivan, R.D.H., M.S.
Jenny Osborn, R.D.H.
Diane Alden, R.D.H.
Sara Young, R.D.H., B.S.
P.O. Box 815
126 N. 5th Street
5th & Clay (Location)
(402) 336-4812

Kersenbrock Dental Care, L.L.C.
Dr. M.J. Kersenbrock
Dr. Mary Kersenbrock
430 E. Everett Street
(402) 336-4211

Family 1st Dental of O'Neill
415 East John
(402) 336-3666


Avera Medical Group O’Neill
300 N. 2nd St., Suite 100
O’Neill, Nebraska 68763
(402) 336-2900

Dr. Matthew Winkelbauer
Dr. Joshua Thoendel
Emily Nolan, FNP
(402) 336-2901

Dr. Brian Jundt
Jenna Thiele, FNP
(402) 336-2902

Dr. Barbara Gutshall
Dr. Dena Jundt
Sara Reikofski, PA
(402) 336-2903

Dr. Ryan Banks
Terra Drueke, FNP
Hanna Jessen, PA
Teri Petersen, CNP
(402) 336-2904

Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital
300 N. 2nd St., PO Box 270
O’Neill, NE 68763
(402) 336-2611
Dr. Anthony Akainda: General Surgeon
Orthopedic Services: Dr. Wayne Scheidemann
Dean Benson, PA-C
Interventional Radiology: Dr. Edwin Cook

Elkhorn Valley Family Medicine
Dr. Peter Lueninghoener
Robyn Heiser, FNP
Heather Pardun FNP
Sharon Spencer, FNP
N.I. Meinecke, PA
Dr. Mike Hedlund, Chiropractor
304 E. Douglas St.
(402) 336-4222

O’Neill VA Clinic
555 E. John St.
O’Neill, NE 68763
(402) 336-2982
Gary Cuddy, PA-C


Gutshall Eye Care
Dr. Scott Gutshall
Dr. Brad Blumenstock
214 North 10th
(402) 336-2505

O’Neill Family Eyecare
Dr. Phil Gildersleeve
Dr. Jonna Kohle
612 North 4th
(402) 336-2220


Finish Line Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Dr. Daniel Nekolite, D.C.
403 E. Hynes Avenue
O'Neill, NE 68763
(402) 336-9979

Sitz Chiropractic
Dr. Wendell Sitz
130 East Adams
(402) 336-4202

Revelation Wellness
316 E. Douglas Street
(402) 336-7133


Counseling & Enrichment Center
Jackie Meyer
118 N. 5th Street
(402) 336-4841

A Better Way Of Life
Jolene Lichty
219 South 4th
(402) 336-4413

Oasis Counseling International
221 W. Douglas
(402) 336-3009

Heartland Counseling Services, Inc.
407 W. Douglas Street
(402) 336-2800


CenturyLink provides state-of-the-art Telecommunications services in the O'Neill area with a digital central office.  Services for both residential and business include:  local telephone lines, long distance, DirecTV (with local stations!) and DSL, high-speed Internet Service.  CenturyLink's trained installation and maintenance personnel serve the O'Neill area, an Equal-Access Community!  For all your communications needs, call Roxanne at 800 244-1111 or, on the web, reach us at http://www.centurylink.com/

Post Office

The post office in O'Neill provides house-to-house delivery. O'Neill has one mail receipt and two dispatches daily.

Package Delivery Services

United Parcel Service, Pony Express,Federal Express  and DHL provide pickup and delivery services in O'Neill as well as the U.S. Postal Service.


The Holt County Independent, the local weekly newspaper, has 2,700 subscribers. Other newspapers delivered locally include the Norfolk Daily News, and the Omaha World-Herald.


Three radio stations operate in O'Neill:

Call Letters Frequency

Other stations carrying local news:

KBRB 1400 KHz Ainsworth
KNEN 94.7 MHz Norfolk
KEXL 106.7 MHz Norfolk


Television stations carrying local news:

  • KOLN-TV Channel 10 Lincoln, NE
  • KTIV-TV Channel 4 Sioux City, IA
  • KLKN-TV Channel 8 Lincoln, NE
  • Three River Digital provides local cable for the O'Neill area.




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