About Shelton

Shelton Township Library

Shelton Township Library

The citizens of Shelton would like to extend a warm welcome and invite you to explore this website about life in our small Nebraska town.  We hope you find all the information you need and ultimately, choose to make a visit.  It is our hope that you consider all the advantages we have to offer that might bring both new residents and new businesses to our community.

With a proud past and a promising future, Shelton is a fantastic place to call home.  We are located in south-central Nebraska on Highway 30, four miles north of Interstate 80 and the great Platte River.  Shelton's advantage is our central location between larger cities for work, shopping, higher education and recreation, without the headaches of big-city life.  We are about 20 minutes to the East of Kearney, 25 minutes to the West of Grand Island and 40 minutes to the North of Hastings.  View Google Map of Shelton.

The Shelton Advantage!

  • Shelton Public Schools offer an outstanding education, low student-to-teacher ratio, modern building and facilities including a new second gym in 2014  and a positive, drug-free school atmosphere that encourages participation in all aspects of student life.
  • With a very low crime rate, Shelton funds and maintains it's own Police Department.  Other nearby communities of similar size rely on outside law enforcement agencies for public safety.
  • Our Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department maintain state of the art services with highly trained and dedicated personnel, all of whom call Shelton "home."
  • This community takes great pride in our park and recreation facilities.  We have one of the best pools in the area that includes a water slide, a newer concession stand at the ball field, as well as dedicated baseball and softball programs that offer families varied activities in the summer. 
  • We have an active business community, a local newspaper, bank, grocery store, a convenience/gas stop, a Keno Bar...and much more!  Check out our local business listing here. 

General Village Information

Time Zone:  Central
Board Meeting: 2nd Thursday, Municipal Building, 219 C Street
County:  Buffalo
Population:  1,140
Class:  Village
Government:  Village Board
Municipal Levy - General:  .50000
Municipal Levy - Bonded Debt:  .421140
Bonded Debt:  $1,445,000
Actual Valuation:  $32,845,793
Board Chairperson: Troy Spellman
Board Members: Troy Spellman, Lynn Mcbride, Dennis Holley, Richard Mathieson, Cliff Keslar
Administrative Clerk:  Janice Emal

Assistant Clerk/Treasurer:  Lisa Smith

Attorney:  James Truell (Website)
Utility Superintendent:  Dan Sell
Chief of Police:  Ryan Clark
Fire Chief:  Marlin Schroeder
Park & Recreation:  
Planning Commissioner:  Cindy Ryan
Engineer:  Miller & Associates, Kearney
Electric Company:  Nebraska Public Power District
Natural Gas Company:  Black Hills Energy

Our History

A Mormon, Joseph Johnson, settled on the banks of the Wood River in 1858, giving the town of Shelton a place in the annals of history. Johnson, along with his several wives and family, established a store and printing office to serve the needs of pioneers. He established the "Huntsman's Echo", first newspaper west of the Omaha area. Six years later, as social pressures against polygamy grew, they moved on and other families settled in the area. Read more at http://casde.unl.edu/history/counties/buffalo/shelton/