planning for the future of rock county 

rock county demographics

community capital projects

  • 2014 - Q125 Celebration - It was a great success
  • Rocktober Fest Celebration
  • Record Turnout for Ranch Expo in 2014
  • Record NCYAC Participation
  • Construction of the City Band Shell
  • Construction of the Kid Wade Ponds
  • Village of Newport Fire Hall
  • Success of LB 840 Economic Development Plan and Funding Mechanism.
  • Increasing School Enrollment
  • Strong Livestock Prices!
  • Strong Hospital and Medical Community
  • Strong Main Street
  • Lodge and Range Cafe Improvements
  • Exercise Facility and New Businesses on Main Street
  • Boy Scouts Unit Reestablished

Rock County Population     - 1,526 (2010 Census)

City of Bassett Population  - 619    (2010 Census)

Village of Newport              -  97     (2010 Census)

Population Age 18 or Under - 23.00%  (2000 Census)

Population Between Ages of 25-44  - 24.60% (2000 Census)

Population Age 65 or Older  - 22.30%  (2000 Census)

Median Household Income - $25,795  (2000 Census)

Population Below Poverty Line - 21.80%  (2000 Census) 

Archived news RCCF

The signs are up! What a great way to promote our county! Thanks to everyone who worked hard on this project! Also, thanks to Rod Stolcpart for this picture taken at the Holt/Rock County line.

Our initial fundraising goal was $100,000 - and upon reaching the $100,000 fundraising goal, the Rock County Endowment Fund received a $50,000 "challenge grant" donation of $50,000 from long time Rock County resident, Francis Kramer. Thank you for your donation.

  • ‚ÄčSandhills Ranch Expo  June 17-18, 2015  Rock County Community Fund had a booth at the event.  Thank you to all that stopped by and visited with us.

past news in rock county 

Rock county Community Fund is focused on planning and raising funds to address the following needs, which were identified in the 2012 Rock County Community Survey.

  • Rock County Community Center, Planning Committee Chair - Dennis Swanson
  • City of Bassett Swimming Pool Renovation, Planning Committee Chair - Kristine Gale.
  • Rock County Technical Institute (Welding and mechanic training through Northeast Community College) Planning committee Chair - Ann Dvorak.
  • Sandhills Performing Arts Center - (Venue for live music, theater and Bassett Arts Council events)  Planning Committee - David Gale.
  • Newport Fire Hall - Planning Committee Chair -  Jay Stewart.
  • Housing Rehabilitation and Demolition Fund - Planning Committee Chair - Bill Sanger