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Girl Scouts Help Plant Tree

Jul 01, 2022

A group from Girls Scouts Troop 50464 assisted in planting a tree at Skyview Park last week.  These Girl Scouts are working toward their BREATHE badge, which requires a connection with trees, their production of oxygen, and ability to sequester pollutants from the air we breathe. 


Avoid Firework Usage At This Time

Jun 29, 2022

Due to current high fire danger conditions, Norfolk Fire and Rescue will not be issuing open burning permits and are asking residents to avoid firework usage both today and tomorrow Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30.

Fires caused by fireworks or any other ignition source will be very difficult to control due to high winds combined with low relative humidity and high temperatures.…

18th Street To Open

Jun 28, 2022

Work is wrapping up on 18th Street from Bel Air Road to Imperial Road and south to the Prospect Hill Cemetery north property line.

It’s anticipated the roadway will be open to all traffic beginning Wednesday afternoon, June 29. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during construction and have a safe holiday weekend. 

Kouba Retires after 45 years with the City

Jun 23, 2022

After 45 years with the City of Norfolk John Kouba has retired as Norfolk’s Health Official. Kouba has worked in the health sector his entire tenure with the City.

Kouba began his career with the City of Norfolk June 1, 1977, when he was hired as the Health Specialist for the City.

“At the…

Stay Safe When Lighting Fireworks

Jun 23, 2022

It is the time of year to celebrate the birth of our nation and the Norfolk Fire Division wants to remind all residents to use caution and good judgment when shooting your fireworks.

Shooting fireworks is fun as long as everyone remembers that fireworks are explosives and can be dangerous if used improperly.  Buy and shoot only fireworks that you have purchased in the State of Nebraska.


Art Donated To City of Norfolk

Jun 22, 2022

In April, the Norfolk City Council approved to place a donated sculpture at the 7th Street and Pasewalk Avenue roundabout. The request was made by the Norfolk Public Arts Council.

The art piece is called the “Jacobean Lily” otherwise known as the “Aztec Lily.” Michael Fluent of…

Parks & Recreation Launches Online Program

Jun 21, 2022

The City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation Division officially launched its new online registration service last week. Visitors can now use the program to sign up for activities and events.

“We are excited to announce our new online registration system for Norfolk Parks and Recreation. This will be the primary place to register for parks and recreation programs and events, reserve shelters,…

Partial Road Closure Next Week

Jun 16, 2022

Due to concrete improvements, North 27th Street will be partially closed beginning Tuesday, June 21. Motorists can expect one lane open for northbound traffic from West Norfolk Avenue to just north…

Smith Selected as Street Maintenance Supervisor

Jun 16, 2022

The City of Norfolk has named Adam Smith as its next Streets Maintenance Supervisor.

Smith has worked for the City of Norfolk with the Parks and Recreation Division since 2018. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2015 with a degree in Business Administration.

“I look…

New Charging Station at Library

Jun 15, 2022

Norfolk residents and visitors can now access a new tool in the community. A Level 2 electric vehicle charger has been installed at the Norfolk Public Library. The charger, located on the south side of the library, is identical to the one you can find at the city offices at 309 North…