St. Edward

Community Center drive gains $2,000

Interior plan for the proposed new St. Edward Community Center.

Fund-raising for the new St. Edward Community Center gained about $2,000 during the past week.
The fund total was $183,300 as of Monday, Aug. 5, leaving $116,700 to be raised to meet the $300,000 goal for the project.
Total cost of the community center project is estimated at $1,307,000 million.
St. Edward voters passed a special one-half-cent city sales tax measure in February to fund up to $460,000 of the construction cost over 20 years. This additional half-cent sales tax began July 1.
Community members, alumni and friends of St. Edward can donate online. An account has been set up through the Nebraska Community Foundation for those who would like to donate to this project.
Interested donors can go to the Nebraska Community Foundation’s website at
To donate directly, click on the red highlighted area titled “Donate To This Fund.” A list titled “Purpose” will show up.
Select “St. Edward Community Center Account” toward the bottom of this list and proceed with your donation. Donations can be made via credit or debit card. Credit cards accepted include American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA.
This fund can also accept gifts of grain or livestock. These donations must be dedicated prior to their sale. Those who wish to donate in this way can contact Dean Hamling at 402-649-0344.
Others available to contact about donations are Tony Kurtenbach, 402-948-0591, or Cindy Stephens at St. Edward Floral, 402-678-3334.