General Information

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County Government

Hall County has 14 townships and is governed by a seven-member Board of Supervisors, who are elected for four-year terms by popular vote.

Municipal Government

The Village of Alda is governed by a Board of Trustees. Municipal officials include: four Board of Trustee Members, Chairman of the Board, Village Attorney, and Village Clerk.

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Schools & Colleges

School District 83 in Hall County is a Class 6, Type 7-12 district accredited by the North Central Association. The school is located in Wood River.

Alda is part of Central Community College (CCC) which encompasses 25 counties. CCC works with area industries, retail establishments, and other agencies and organizations in planning in-service and/or in-plant training programs.

College Park, situated adjacent to the Grand Island CCC campus is only five miles from Alda. College Park was established in 1992 in response to the need for additional comprehensive higher education services to support development in the region.

Public Library

The Edith Abbott Library, (308) 385-5333, in nearby Grand Island, contains 90,000 volumes and has an average annual circulation of 275,000.

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Area Facilities

The Alda area has facilities for boating, bowling, fishing, golf, horse racing, hunting, skating, swimming, tennis and movie theaters. Recreation programs include baseball, YMCA basketball, and youth wrestling. Senior centers are located in both Wood River and Grand Island, seven miles from Alda.

For more information about recreation programs, call (308) 382-4400 or (800) 658-3178.

Area Attractions

Whether you are here on business, attending a convention, stopping off the interstate, or looking for a vacation destination, be sure to visit Hall County's Official Visitors Guide.   You will soon discover a host of adventures and learn why we love living here in central Nebraska.

Wings Over the Platte is a three-day wildlife and arts celebration held annually in mid-March in Grand Island, Nebraska. Tours to viewing areas, seminars, and a variety of art competitions are planned each year by the Hall County Visitors Bureau, (308) 382-4400 or (800) 658-3178.

Nebraska Nature & Visitors Center is an educational facility located south of Alda at the I-80 Alda Interchange featuring programs, exhibits, and nature trails emphasizing different aspects of Platte River ecology. For more information, call (308) 382-1820.

Morman Island, seven miles southeast of Alda, offers sailboating, fishing, swimming, and camping opportunities.

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, five miles east of Alda, contains two galleries of rotating exhibits, permanent displays, and a gift shop. Railroad Town is a recreated prairie community open to the public.

Husker Harvest Days, the nation's largest irrigated, working agricultural show, is located on a permanent site three miles northwest of Alda. The show has gained national prominence since it was established in 1978. Almost 700 acres of the show site are devoted to crop production to be harvested during the show. The show is held annually in mid-September.

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