Health Care

Thayer County Health Services, 120 West Park Ave., Hebron, Ne., offers 24 hour emergency care. Inpatient and outpatient care and physical therapy is also available. Specialty physicians have designated days at the hospital to see patients. Traveling diagnostic vans from Lincoln serve the hospital. For further experienced care, patients are transferred to Bryan LGH and St. Elizabeth's in Lincoln, or Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. For more information, call (402) 768-6041.

Jefferson Community Health Center, 2200 H Street, Fairbury, Ne., offers 24 hour emergency care and inpatient and outpatient care. The Jefferson Community Health Center also offers the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center, physical therapy and rehab and a swimming pool. Specialty physicians have designated days to see patients. Traveling diagnostic vans from Lincoln serve the hospital. For further experienced care, patients are transferred to Bryan LGH and St. Elizabeth's in Lincoln. For more information, call (402) 729-3351.

Education

Meridian SchoolMeridian School District #303 (K-12)
Alexandria, Daykin and Tobias consolidated into Meridian school in 1967. Facilities in the three towns were used until the new building was built in 1977. A fully certified staff offers curriculum to provide well-rounded education for grade school, junior high and high school students. A wide variety of extracurricular activities include football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, track, speech, drama, music (band and vocal), and Future Business Leaders of America. Summer sports include girls softball and boys Legion baseball. In recent years, some students from Ohiowa, Western, and Fairbury have been attending Meridian. Bus routes pick up children in the morning and take them home in the afternoon.

New to the 2010-11 year will be a pre-kindergarten class for four year olds or will be of age by October 15, 2010. The class will be offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:10 a.m. to 3:44 p.m. on the days K-12 students are in session. Cost is $75/month per child. Parents are responsible for transportation but children may ride the bus if living on the bus route.

Parochial School
Zion Lutheran, located in rural Tobias, provides academic and religious education through eighth grade and students then transfer to Meridian for high school.

College
Southeast Community College, located in Beatrice, Ne., provides students the opportunity to continue education into college. Junior and seniors will be able to enroll for classes at Southeast Community College in several areas. Classes are for college credit only and are not included in GPA/class rank.

City Government

Alexandria has a 5-member village board elected for four year terms. Current members are:

  • Chairperson - Stephen Deger
  • Board Member - Marge Durflinger
  • Board Member - James Wassom
  • Board Member - Mark Anderson
  • Board Member - Jeremy Vanwesten

The village clerk, Donna Rut, located in Daykin, Ne., is available in the city office the first, third, and fifth Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Fire & Rescue

Fire and RescueThe fire department, which contains 23 volunteer members, meets twice a month. The rescue team, which contains four volunteer members, meets one time a month. A new firehall was built in 2002. A new rescue unit was received in 2007. The firetruck and other equipment are fairly new. 911 is centered at the County Sheriff's Office in Hebron.

  • Fire Chief - Matt Buchli
  • Assistant Fire Chief - Todd Vorderstrasse
  • Rescue Team Captain - Rhonda Burkhart

Law Enforcement

Thayer County law enforcement is located in Hebron. Calls are responded to for law enforcement issues. For more information, call (402) 768-6139 or 911.

Utilities

  • Streets - Streets are mostly hard surface but some are graveled.
  • Water - The water system is supplied by two wells dug in 1938 and 2004. Water storage is in an elevated tower.
  • Sewage - The sewer system is a gravity flow lagoon system. The water and lagoon operator is Alan Krupicka.
  • Telephone & Internet - Service is provided by Windstream. Other options are available.
  • Electricity - Service is provided by Norris Public Power District, Beatrice, Ne.

Organizations

  • American Legion Post 194 & Auxiliary
  • Alexandria Cemetery Association
  • Pheasants Forever - contact Jason Sykes, 604 5th, Alexandria, Ne.
  • Alexandria Community Club - contact Ruth Schultz (402) 587-2147
  • Alexandria Alumni Association

Community Center

Community CenterThe community center contains a kitchen and dining area which is attached to the gymnasium. The kitchen and dining areas were recently redecorated. The gym is scheduled for major repairs. Beautiful landscaping and flower beds, mature trees, children's playground, ball diamond, and tennis court are available. The community center is used for community events such as the Alexandria Alumni Banquet, Community Club's Meal/Melodrama, July 3rd celebration, EMT classes, hunter safety classes, community club meetings, and rural fire board meetings. The community center can be rented for reunions, anniversaries, receptions, and other occasions.

Senior Center

The Alexandria Senior Center is located at the Legion Hall in Alexandria which is 1/2 block south of the post office. Noon meals are served five days a week Monday - Friday except on holidays. This service is provided through Blue Valley Community Action. Food is prepared at Davenport Senior Center and delivered to Deshler, Chester, Hebron, Gilead, and Alexandria. Make your reservations to eat by 1:30 p.m. the previous day. For more information, contact Vi Gardine at (402) 749-3890 or (402) 749-3110.

Library

LibraryAlexandria library hours are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every other Saturday. Volunteers take turns being in charge of the library. Volunteers are responsible for getting books from the Fairbury library on interlibrary loan and returning them. Large print books are added to the library by private donation. A nice selection of children's books are available.

Children's summer story hour provides a week (2 hours for 5 days) of reading, crafts, stimulating activities, and snacks. Preschool to 6th grade are welcome to attend. Adults and teens organize this event.

Churches

St. Mary's Catholic Church
5th and Amanda
Fr. John Birkel
Mass: 8 a.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church

Alexandria Presbyterian Church
311 W 4th
Lay Pastor Lana Likens
Service: Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.Alexandria Presbyterian Church