February 17th Chamber Update

Commercial/Office Space is available on Main Street Callaway around April 1st. Please contact Randy Kimball at 308-520-2506 for more information.

The Callaway Alumni Association is looking for new, energetic individuals willing to step up and keep the legacy of the Callaway Alumni going! If you are an alumni, or just have an interest of being involved in the community, please email me or reach out to Rod or Janel Brestel.

Save the Date:

Saturday, February 22 from 5pm-9pm…..BENEFIT for Bob and Keri Schneringer at the Callaway Community Center. Pancake and Sausage feed. Borderline is providing entertainment. The benefit will help defray medical expenses from Bob’s extended illness. For more information, contact Melonie Morrison 308-870-1972 or Red Hendricks at 308-870-0664. Live and Silent Auction, contact Kate Brennan at 402-525-6464 and “more than a bake sale” sale, contact Janet Kalinowski at 308-870-1553.

Sunday, February 23rd at 4:00pm………The Callaway Thespians Club will be having play auditions at the Great Western Bank boardroom. Please use the west side entrance. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, February 25th from 4:00-6:00PM….Betsysbling is hosting a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party at the Callaway Mercantile. Come join her for fun, food, drinks and a chance at FREE bling.

Friday, March 6th….We will close the Citizen of the Year nomination. Please make sure to fill out your nomination form. Our Chamber Annual Meeting/ Potluck Supper is scheduled for Friday, April 3rd. More details to come.

Wednesday, March 18th from 5:00-7:00PM…Callaway Lutheran Church Annual Spaghetti Supper at the Callaway Community Center. Free will donation.

Wednesday, April 15th ….BRAN 40 ads are due! The ads should be camera ready. Please contact Mike Wendorff to help your business or organization design an ad if you are interested. BRAN 40 will be coming to stay overnight in Callaway on Tuesday, June 9th. More information to come.

Saturday, April 18th, Callaway Hospital District Foundation Gala. Guest speaker, Dinner, and Live & Silent Auction will be a few highlights of the evening! Mark your calendars! More information to come.Upcoming Events

About Callaway

Situated in the heart of the scenic seven valleys region of central Nebraska, Callaway has a rich past and a promising future. Friendly people and a small town hospitality make Callaway the cozy community that it is.

Callaway boasts many positive aspects for a small town from it's K-12 public school, District Hospital and Medical Clinic, two full-service restaurants, banks, grocery store and other retail and service businesses.

Kite Flight

Come and fly a kite!
Each Labor Day Weekend, a 200-acre prairie just a few miles down the road from Callaway is transformed into an amazing site with a dazzling array of kites of amazing colors in all shapes and sizes - have you ever seen an octopus fly? 

Professional kite fliers from around the country converge on Smith Field to fly some of the biggest kites around, and amateurs, families and kids are welcome to bring their own kites as well and join in the fun.  

Pioneer Picnic

Held the last full weekend in June, Pioneer Picnic is the annual celebration of all things Callaway. For three days, visitors can visit, or return to Callaway to celebrate Callaway's heritage with everything from a two-day rodeo, fun run, parade, car show, alumni events and reunions, street dances, trail ride and games and activities for all ages at Morgan Park.

Callaway Business Directory

Most of the businesses listed are current members of the Callaway Chamber or Commerce and help to support our area projects and events. 

The mission of the Callaway Chamber of Commerce is to promote the city, business community and lifestyle of Callaway, and to promote cooperation within the entire community, in order to stimulate the local economy and enhance the overall quality of life in Callaway. This mission is achieved by supporting and promoting Callaway-area business and special events, supporting area civic activities and events, and continually striving to improve the business environment.

Callaway History

The Seven Valleys Historical Society maintains the Seven Valleys Museum and Annex, the original Custer County Courthouse and Callaway Episcopal Church as well as locations of several area cemeteries. For more about these items, please visit their website.

Nestled in the heart of the seven valleys, beginnning in the mid-1800s, Callaway has had quite a history....

Callaway Education

Callaway Public Schools offer district residents access to an outstanding preschool through 12th grade education. Callaway students, upon graduation, are offered many post-secondary education opportunities, from vocational/trade opportunities, and two-year and four-year colleges, and regularly receive outstanding scholarships to assist with their future plans. 

Callaway students also compete well in one-acts, speech, and music as well as athletic events. Callaway has had a sports co-op since 2009 with Arnold Public Schools for athletics and compete as the South Loup Bobcats.

Callaway Public Schools are located at 101 N. Needham, Callaway, NE 68825; their phone number is (308) 836-2272; website

Economic Development

Nebraska voters enacted a constitutional amendment in November 1990, granting cities and villages the power to use local sources of revenue for economic or industrial projects and programs. In 1991, the Unicameral implemented this amendment with the passage of Legislative Bill 840, the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act.