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Community Amenities in Sutton, NE

Clay Bowl
David Trice
1011 N Saunders Avenue
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Grandpa Jakes
113 S Saunders Avenue
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107 W Hwy 6


Sutton American Legion
103 W Forrest Street


Sutton Bakery
125 S Saunders Avenue


Sweet Treat (Summer)
203 E Ash Street


B.G.'s Corner
Stan Perrien
306 S French


George's 66 Service
Don George or Doug George

105 E Hwy 6

Fox Hollow Motel
Alan & Pam Schroetlin, Managers
402 S French Avenue, PO Box 425
Office: 402-773-4464

Your home away from home! The Fox Hollow Motel is a tobacco and pet free motel. We have 17 rooms, including a handicap assessable unit. All rooms have queen size beds, with a refrigerator in each room. Continental breakfast available. Microwave available in the breakfast area. Sit out on our screened in patio and enjoy your morning coffee. Discounts available for food establishments, Sutton Aquatic Park and golf cart rentals. Free Wi-Fi available.

The Fox Hollow Motel is a redevelopment project undertaken by Ron Calkins of Fountain Valley CA, and the Sutton Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA). It is the Goal of the Sutton CRA, The City of Sutton, and entrepreneurs like Mr. Calkins to help develop the community.



Family Season Pass: $100
Single Season Pass: $75
Family Week Pass: $20
Single Week Pass: $16
Daily Entry 5 and Older: $3
4 & Under (must be accompanied by an adult): Free

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 1-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 1-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.

The Sutton Community Senior Center can be rented for all occasions: weddings, birthday parties, sports practices, auctions and more!! Your event can be booked by calling City Hall at 402-773-5607.

You may also purchase an annual walking key for the Senior Center: $25.00 for Senior Citizens $50.00 Adults under 60. Click here for the Walking Key Agreement.

Gymnasium or Whole Building

$15 per hour or $150 for all day (half down at booking)
All day with alcohol (license required): $400 (half down at booking) PLUS $200 deposit

*A $200 deposit is required for all events where alcohol will be served. This deposit will be refunded after the event upon inspection of the property. If there is damage or cleaning necessary, the $200 deposit will be retained by the center. The center will also keep the deposit in the event of a cancellation.


Half Day: $25 (full amount due at booking)
Full Day: $50 (full amount due at booking)


All Day: $400
Half Day: $300
Land Auction: $50 $20 extra for use of kitchen

Table & Chair Rental

$3 per table per day
.50 per chair per day

Special Rates

Elections: $500
Wedding Rehearsal Dinners: $50 extra for rental the night before the wedding

Click here for the for Rental Contract.
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    Federated Church (UMC & UCC)
    Pastor Mary Scott

    407 N Saunders Avenue, PO Box 306
    Sunday School 8:45 a.m.
    Worship 10:00 a.m.

    Emmanuel Reformed Church
    Rev. Joe Vusich

    110 S Way Avenue, PO Box 362
    Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
    Worship 10:30 a.m.

    St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Pastor Wayne Oblender

    301 S Saunders Avenue
    Sunday School After Worship
    Worship 8:30 a.m.


    Hope Reformed Church (RCUS)

    311 E Hickory Street
    Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
    Worship 10:30 a.m.


    Zion Lutheran Church (ELCA)
    Rev. Judy Nuss

    204 N Main Avenue
    Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
    Worship 9:00 a.m.


    The Way of Grace Fellowship Church
    Pastor Martha Nordt

    1018 N Horseshoe Avenue, PO Box 683
    Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
    Worship 10:00 a.m.


    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    Father Bill Holoubek

    312 S Saunders Avenue
    Saturday Vigil Mass 5:30 p.m.
    Sunday Mass 9:00 a.m.


    Sutton Community Church
    Pastor Anthony Godtel

    705 Phillips Avenue
    Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
    Worship 10:30 a.m.





Shelly Reed - Director
Carole Grady - Assistant Librarian


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Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 3pm – 8pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday: 10am – 12pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm
Closed Sundays

History of the Sutton Memorial Library

In the early 1900's a Woman's Club was organized by 25 women of Sutton. Each of these members paid $1 into a general fund which was used to purchase books. Circulation of the books was at first restricted to the 25 members, but as time went on, and with further organization, circulation was expanded to include approximately 100 people. In May of 1907, these 25 women became convinced that the expansion of the library was was developing to such an extent as to make it burdensome for them to continue to operate as they were. The, therefore, asked the City Council to take over the operation of the library, to make it a public library, operated by the City as provided for by the laws of the State of Nebraska. In June of 1907, the City Council passed an ordinance taking over the library as provided for by the statutes of the State of Nebraska, and a tax was levied for support of the library. In January, 1908, bylaws were adopted and a charter was granted by the Nebraska Library Commission establishing the Sutton Public Library. After the City had taken over the library the problem of a suitable building in which to locate it confronted the City Council, as the law stated that a building shall be provided. It was decided that the library be located in the Burke Building. In February, 1909, a committee was appointed to contact Mr. Andrew Carnegie regarding the construction of a Carnegie Library Building. Word was received that Mr. Carnegie would donate $5,000 towards construction of a new building, so a ground site was purchased by public subscription and deed given to the City. In 1910, the Carnegie Library Building was constructed in Sutton, NE. This was the location of the Sutton Public Library for over 50 years.

In April of 1966, the library board requested that a study be made of the general condition of the library facility. The report that was filed addressed a number of problems, both on the exterior physical and interior physical condition of the Carnegie Building. It was concluded that major renovations would be needed and that "the amount of money required to completely restore this building would not be money wisely spent". In 1967,the building was condemned and the library board began searching for a location for a new library building. In 1969, it was determined that the library had to move out of the Carnegie building immediately, and with still no funding or location for a new building, it was decided that the library, temporarily, move into the A.W. Lewis Jewelry Building which was available at that time. A down payment was made and the library books and furnishings were moved in August of 1969.

The library operated from this site until 1986, when due to a need for further expansion and handicap accessibility, a new site was sought. When a sizable donation was received from a Sutton resident, the serous search for anew site was undertaken by the newly incorporated Friends of the Sutton Public Library. A grant was applied for and received from the Nebraska Library Commission, and a successful fund drive collected the necessary matching funds. By November of 1986, the Sutton Library had purchased and moved into its new and present location, the former Sutton Lumber building at 201 South Saunders Ave. At that time, the name of the Sutton Public Library was changed to the Sutton Memorial Library, "honoring all those both past and present who have served and supported the Sutton Library with loyal devotion."

When the library moved into the Carnegie Building back in 1910, the collection consisted of 1,426 books. Today, the library's collection numbers between 16,000 and 17,000 total materials including books, videos, puzzles, audio tapes, magazines, large print materials, and several computer CD-ROM programs. The library also offers such services as computer and internet access, interlibrary loan, laminating and a photocopy machine. Another great feature of our library is our movie loan system. Not long after they are released, you can borrow new DVD’s to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Titles the library offers include ‘Suffragette’, ‘The Intern’, ‘Creed’, and soon, ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.’ Stop in today!

There are a lot of exciting things happening in our town of Sutton lately! One of the most recent and talked about projects is the new softball and baseball complex, officially named DLD Park. to learn more about the park, visit its page here.

Sutton offers 5 parks for your recreational needs. All parks contain at least one shelter with picnic benches built by local Boy Scouts.

Sutton City Park

The largest park, Sutton City Park, is located on the corner of Saunders and Ash street. This park features not only the Sutton Aquatic Pool, but also tennis courts, a large pavilion with picnic benches, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, and an array of playground equipment for children. The pavilion can be reserved by placing a note on the board on the pavilion. Please note that reservations are first come, first served. Picnic benches cannot be removed from the pavilion. This park also contains multiple Boy Scout built shelters.

Industrial and RV Park

The second park is located in the industrial and RV Park, just to the north of the City Park. This park features some small playground equipment for children.

Sutton Lions Club City Park

The Sutton Lions Club City Park is located on the corner of Saunders and Helen, and is the former location of the city water tower. This park features some playground equipment.

Cedar and Glen

Clarks Pond, on the corner of Cedar and Glen, not only offers fishing, but also some playground equipment.

DLD Park

Lastly we have the DLD Park Pond, reachable via an access road off Cedar St, this park at this time only features the DLD pond and one Boy Scouts shelter.

Clark's Pond

Clark's Pond has been part of Sutton since the early 1900's. Originally called Glen Lake, the pond was gifted to the City in the mid 1940's. It has become a neighborhood park, and provides opportunities for families to picnic, fish, walk, and relax around a maintained .6 acre pond. Over the years silt and dirt drained into Clarks Pond, causing the pond to shallow in turn killing the aquatic habitats of the fish.

The Clarks Pond Restoration Project started in the later part of 2000, when the Sutton City Council was approached by various members of the public. Citizens complained of lack of aquatic habitat for the fish, and the lack of flood control downstream from the pond. Staff from the City of Sutton approached the Clean Lakes Restoration (CLEAR) Team for funding to help revitalize the area. The Clear Team (made up of representatives from Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Nebraska Game and Parks, and University of Nebraska Lincoln) gave preliminary approval and suggestions for the project.

With the aid of Olsson Associates the restoration project came to life. Engineering for the project occurred throughout 2001, and with the final application for funding from the Clear Team approved during the summer. The City of Sutton and Olsson Associates approached the Upper Big Blue Natural Resource District for funding assistance. The upper Big Blue agreed to help with the project bringing the number of entities involved to five.

Bidding on the project commenced in Early 2002, and the City of Sutton awarded the Bid to VanKirk Brothers Contracting from Sutton Nebraska. The plans for the project included expanding the surface area of the pond to 1 acre, digging the pond to 12 ft in depth, providing for vinyl sheet piling around the pond to help prevent erosion. A detention cell north of the current pond was also constructed to control flooding during heavy rain periods, and collect silt prior to entry into Clarks Pond. A wetlands area in between the detention cell and the pond was constructed to add one additional area for silt detention. To finish the area, various trees that were removed were replaced, park toys were installed, and areas for picnic and relaxing were furnished.

DLD Park Pond

The DLD Park Pond, reachable via an access road off Cedar St, at this time only features the DLD pond and one Boy Scouts shelter.

Fox Hollow is a 24 hour, coded entry fitness center. We have 6 cardio machines which include 2 treadmills, 2 elliptical machines, a recumbent bike and a NuStep machine. We also have free weights, a bench press/squat machine, a 4-station Universal trainer, a leg press and a Functional trainer.

Memberships can be obtained by stopping in at the AgWest office next door during the week between 1:30 and 5:00. Prices for an individual membership are $37/mo when paid month-to-month. A 6-month membership is $30/mo or $180. A yearly membership is $25/mo or $300. Couples & family rates are also available. Special rate of $25/mo for sr. citizens & students, current military, veterans, volunteer fire & ambulance personnel. We also offer a daily rate of $5. No children under the age of 12 are allowed at any time. Ages 13-16 must be accompanied by a parent.


**Prices are accurate as of time of publishing. Rates subject to change. Please visit us at the AgWest office for current rates and to sign up.**

Camping spots A, B & C which have 20/30 Amp electric and water hookups cost $5 per night up to 14 days.


Camping spots 1-14 which have 20/30/50 Amp electric, water and sewer hookups cost $10 per night or $300 per month.

Campground Rules

Check in at City Hall to pay for your camping and receive a permit. (If it is after hours please contact the police department for your permit.)
• If you are staying at a campground, you must camp only in those places specifically provided or marked.
• All vehicles, RVs, and trailers must be parked on your campsite or driveway. Driving or parking off road is not permitted.
• Quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Please be considerate of others.
• Help prevent pollution by keeping garbage, litter, and foreign substances out of lakes, streams, and other waters.
• All garbage and litter must either be deposited in containers provided, or taken with you when you leave.
• Pets must be restrained or on a leash at all times while in developed recreation areas.
• City ordinances must be followed regarding pets (Pit Bulls, Chows, Dobermans, Rottweilers and any Wolf or Wolf Hybrid are not allowed in the City limits)
• Other City ordinances may apply

Contact: City Hall or the Police Department if you have any questions or issues. Please Enjoy Your Stay!

Prairie Pantry is a local buying club, whose supplier is United National Foods, Inc. UNFI offers food, nutritional supplements and some cleaning products that are natural, free of preservatives, additives and colors. There is a wide variety of gluten free products. We buy in case lots when offered to get better prices. Most of the products are not available locally.

Ordering is done every 8 weeks, either at the meeting or online. There is no membership fee. For more information contact Shelly Reed , 402-773-5403.