|St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
Father Pat McLaughlin
Established in 1883
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am
|Immanual Lutheran Church
Pastor Rev. Gerry Weaver
Established in 1891
Sunday School - Saturday at 5:00 pm
Worship Service - Saturday at 6:00 pm
The Village of Dodge has a board of trustees form of government. Five trustees are elected at large for four-year terms.
The rescue squad includes 20 volunteer EMTs who respond to 911 medical emergencies with a fully-equipped rescue unit. A second unit is available for non-emergency transports.
The Dodge Family Clinic from Health Care Professionals, Inc. in Fremont, Nebr., who staff the medical clinic on Thursdays - Dr. Erin Cooper from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For more information, call 402-693-2246 or 402-727-1091.
Dr. Chad Ortmeier and his staff provide exceptionally high quality dentistry using state-of-the-art equipment at the Dodge Dental Office. For more information, call 402-693-2212 or fax at 402-693-2288.
Parkview Home is a privately owned, Medicaid-certified facility which offers 24-hour professional care. Physical, occupational and speech therapy are provided by a well-trained staff. This professional team provides a home-like environment for the residents. Personalized care plans meet the residents' spiritual, nutritional, social, emotional, and physical needs. All inquiries and visits are welcome. For more information, call 402-693-2212 or fax at 402-693-2496.
The Fremont Area Medical Center, 35 miles southeast of Dodge, is a 262-bed health care facility with 100 hospital beds with private rooms and 162 beds of long-term care with private and semi-private rooms. There are over 60 physicians on the Courtesy/Consulting staff and the Medical Center employs over 800 individuals in various professional and support staff positions.
Other nearby hospitals include St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, 20 miles to the northeast, and Memorial Hospital in Schuyler, 28 miles southwest of Dodge.
A 20-member volunteer department provides fire protection. Dodge and the Dodge Rural Fire District have a mutual aid agreement with Dodge County and other rural communities.
Dodge employs one full-time police officer.
TD Rentals is a privately owned six-unit low cost housing facility for the elderly built in 1981. The Dodge Community Builders, Inc., is an organization that maintains affordable apartments for the elderly and other individuals and families. Two buildings, one with 10 units and one completed in 1994 with six units are income-based rentals. For information, call 402-693-2201.
John Rogers Memorial Library, 402-693-2512, has about 8,300 titles including books for children, young adult and adult, reference, audiobook cassettes and CDs, large print books, magazines, videos and DVDs that can be checked out by patrons. Printed materials not available at the library may be requested through the interlibrary loan program. The library is fully automated and has four computers available for public use. Access to the Internet is available on three computers at no charge. Patrons can also use the photocopier and microfilm reader with microfil of The Dodge Criterion from 1895 to current issues. The Dodge Criterion newspapers are in bound volumes from 1970 to the current year. Each summer the library sponsors a summer reading program and story time. The library will deliver books to the homebound and can also request items from the Nebraska Library Commission's Talking Book and Braille Service. Anyone can borrow materials from the library by asking to be added to the patron list. There is no charge to use the library. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:30 am - 5 pm; Thursday, 11:30 am - 8 pm and Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon. For more information, call the library at 402-693-2512 or email at email@example.com. Jenny Praest is the library director.
The American Legion, VFW, and their auxiliary groups are at home in the Holsten Memorial Building near the business district. Dodge Getaway Center for senior citizens meets once a week at the Municipal Building for a noon meal followed by activities. The Dodge Chamber of Commerce promotes local business and community projects. Dodge Booster Club creates enthusiasm and support for high school extracurricular activities. DARC (Dodge Activities and Recreation Committee) has been responsible for many community betterment projects. Other groups include Dodge Baseball Club, 4-H Extension Clubs, and various church organizations.
The municipal water system in Dodge is supplied by two wells with an average depth of 94 feet. The system has overhead storage and a maximum capacity of 1,387,760 gallons per day. Dodge has a sanitary sewerage system and a storm sewer system. The extended aeration treatment plant has a daily capacity of 160,000 gallons. Privately owned solid waste removal service is mandatory.
Cuming County Public Power District provides retail electric service to the village. Contact Brian Throener, local manager, for additional information regarding rates and service or call 1-877-572-2463.
Great Plains Communications serves the Dodge area with digital central office and fiber optic lines. Installation and maintenance personnel are located in Dodge. The company offers a full range of custom calling features as well as local Internet access service. For more information about products and service, call 1-888-343-8013.
A total of 26 channels are available via cable television service.
The Dodge Criterion, with 1,300 subscribers, is the local weekly paper. Delivery of several daily newspapers is also available, including the Omaha World-Herald, Norfolk Daily News, and Fremont Tribune.