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COVID-19 Updates

Business/Organization Updates

Local businesses are the backbone of our community.  We want to make sure everyone still knows how to access our favorite places during these next few weeks.  If you have additions/corrections to the below list, please email us at  Any business within our county is able to include their information.

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Archer Credit Union - Regular hours, but drive-thru only.

Central City Public Library - Curbside delivery available, no fines until May 1.

Central City Mall - Normal hours, working through delivery options for Friday for those who are unable to come into the store. Please understand that this is a very limited service and only available for seniors and those who don’t feel safe coming into the store during this time.

Citizen's Bank & Trust - Regular hours, but drive-thru only. 

City Hall - City Hall doors are locked but will be opened for cash payments or new utility service.  Please leave bills in the drop box whenever possible.

Corner Drug -  Regular hours, but curbside delivery of medications.

Cornerstone Bank - Regular hours, but drive-thru only.

Dairy Queen - Regular hours, but drive-thru only.  Truck drivers are welcome to walk-thru the drive thru.

Dollar General - Open 8am-8pm each day, with a "senior shopping hour" from 8am-9am each day.

El Agave -  Take out available Monday-Saturday from 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm.  Closed on Sundays.

Eye Care Associates -  Emergency appointments only. Open 8:15-1:15 Tuesday and Thursday and 9:00-Noon on Monday-Wednesday and Friday.

LaFayette Beauty and Tanning Salon - Temporarily closed.

Magnolia's Salon, Spa & Boutique - Temporarily Closed.

Merrick County Assessors Office The Assessor's Office would like to encourage and provide property owners with some options for turning in Homestead Exemption applications and Personal Property schedules:

1) Mail them to PO Box 27 Central City, NE 68826

2) Scan and email (

3) Fax to 308-946-2332

Please keep in mind Personal Property schedules are not due until May 1, 2020. Homestead Exemption applications are not due until June 30, 2020. If you would like to bring them up to the courthouse but don't feel comfortable coming in to the building feel free to call us at 308-946-2443 and we will meet you at the front door. We appreciate your patience as this continues to evolve on a daily basis.

Merrick County Historical Museum - Closed but available by email or phone.  There is a neat Merrick County Historial Museum coloring book that can be downloaded here.

Merrick Medical Center Auxiliary Thrift Shop - Closed and not accepting donations at this time.

Merrick County Health & Fitness Center - Currently closed, check their Facebook page for fitness classes via Zoom.

Mom & Paup Family Restaurant - Offering curbside ordering, take out orders and seating for over the road truck drivers.

Pinnacle Bank - Regular hours, but drive-thru only.

Pizza Hut - Monday-Thursday, they are open from 4pm-8pm, Friday and Saturday hours are 11am-9pm and Sunday the hours are 11am-8pm.  Delivery during the week is available from 4pm-8pm and on weekends is available all day.

Prairie Creek Vineyard & Winery - No inside dining, however, curbside delivery is available on Friday and Saturday from 4pm-8pm.

Republican Nonpareil - The newspaper is open normal hours.  News or updates can be emailed to or They can also be reached at 308-946-3081.

Runza - Closing at 9pm, but drive-thru only.  Truck drivers are welcome to walk-thru the drive thru.

Salon Central -  Closed through April 5th.

Side Street Deli - Regular hours and normal operation with social distancing in mind.  Take out is also available.

State Theater Not currently showing movies, but the concessions is available for "to-go" orders on Fridays from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Taco Johns - Regular hours, but drive-thru only. Truck drivers are welcome to walk-thru the drive thru.

The Independent Club - Temporarily closed.

Trav's U-Save Pharmacy -  Regular hours, but drive-thru only. Please call prescription refills in ahead of time. If need be, payments are also able to be taken over the phone beforehand. 

Waffles N' More - Temporarily closed.

Widman Cinema - Temporarily closed.

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