$5.00 EACH

Proceeds go to Ralston's Police and Firefighters

Mugs can be purchased at Ralston City Hall, at 5500 S. 77th Street in Ralston, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Oversized Coffee Mugs

“CLICK IT OR TICKET” November 23-29

The Ralston Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2015 national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization, November 23-29, 2015.  The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has approved an overtime grant of approximately $3,000 for the Ralston Police Department to conduct increased patrols during this time frame.  

During the mobilization, officers will be focusing on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts-both day and night.  The grant will pay for 66 overtime hours for officers to concentrate on traffic enforcement, with special emphasis on stop sign, speeding, traffic signal and child restraint violations.    

In 2014, 189 occupants in motor vehicles died in traffic crashes in Nebraska, with 131 (69%) of them not wearing seat belts.  However, many thousands more were injured.  Their deaths and injuries could have been substantially reduced with the use of seatbelts.

Faced with the fact that injury or deaths can be reduced by 45 to 50 percent if seatbelts are used, it is imperative that a concentrated effort toward seatbelt use is aggressively pursued.

High visibility enforcement such as the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization is credited with increasing the national belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 87 percent in 2014 for drivers and front seat passengers.  Child restraint use was at nearly 96% for the year.  

The Ralston Police Department is proud to team up with Nebraska Office of Highway Safety in their “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  With this partnership, we are striving to increase safety belt usage in Nebraska from 79.1% to 81.1% by the end of the year.

Law enforcement will be cracking down on Click It or Ticket violators around the clock.  Local motorists should buckle up.  If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket-not a warning.  No excuses and no exceptions.

Remember this November 23rd to 29th:   It’s “Click It or Ticket.”  Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same.  You’ll save the cost of a ticket and may even save a life.


Bring your Family to Independence Square,
77th Street & Main Street, Sunday, November 29, 2015, for a wonderful outdoor Holiday Magic Event!

There is no charge for the following fun, holiday activities!


Additional Ralston Area Chamber Sponsors:  Holidynamics, R Mechanical Heating & Air, The Village Bar

1:00-3:00 p.m. Frank & Velma Johnson Archive Museum open house, at
5615 Woodlawn Avenue.  At 2:00 p.m. a musical ensemble by students of LaDonna Johnson.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Baright Public Library, at
5555 S. 77 Street, come see Holiday surprises at the Library! Including the annual Carrell Towne Village on display November 30 to December 26 during Library operating hours.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Children’s Activities in the Centennial Room of the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce, at
5505 Miller Avenue. Sponsored by the Ralston Community Foundation Fund, Hillcrest Landing/Perry and Associates, Runza, Paramount Parking, and the City of Ralston.

3:15-4:00 p.m. Greetings from Santa Claus on a Fire Truck throughout Ralston streets.

4:00 p.m. Santa arrives at Independence Square, 
77th Street & Main Street, inside the Gazebo! Floral Arrangements Created & Sponsored by A Flower Basket.

4:00 p.m. Holiday Magic Lighting Ceremony by Mayor Don Groesser. Tree sponsored by the City of Ralston.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Conversation with Santa! Sponsored by Don & Ron’s CARSTAR Collision Center.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Cookies, Hot Chocolate & Candy Canes!! Sponsored by Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce, Abraham Catering, and Applewood Hy-Vee. ​

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Horse & Carriage Rides! Sponsored by Great Western Bank

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Ralston Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Chili Feed,
7629 Park Drive. Donations accepted.

Additional Holiday Magic Sponsors:

American Family Insurance-Don Muckey Agency, American National Bank, American Payment Systems, Applewood Hy-Vee, Auto Air Plus, Bank of Nebraska, Bellino Enterprises, Bellino Fireworks, Black Hills Energy, Centris Federal Credit Union, Commercial Solutions Insurance, Cox Communications, Dicon General Contractor, Dolphens Design & Sign, Don & Ron’s CARSTAR, Dudley Movers, Eleven Twenty-Three, First State Bank, Great Western Bank, Hillcrest Landing/Perry & Assoc., Kidwell, Lacey & Assoc., Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, Metropolitan Utilities District, Outlook Nebraska, Inc., P.J. Morgan Real Estate, Papillion Sanitation, Ragazzi’s Pizza, Ralston Arena, Ralston Insurance Agency, Roto-Rooter, SAC Federal Credit Union, SignIT, State Farm Insurance–Tim Edwards Agency, Taylor Made Home Solutions, United Distributors, Inc.

For more information call the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce  at  402- 339-7737.

With the approval, Papillion Sanitation will order the necessary containers and hope to have them distributed in June or July.  Watch the mail for further information.

Any questions can be directed to
Papillion Sanitation.

Trash Pickup Routes Changing in Late March

On Tuesday, February 17, Papillion Sanitation presented a plan to the city council to streamline trash pickup.  The city council gave support to the new plan.  The new plan will allow residents to have their garbage and yard waste picked up on the same day.  Recyclables will be picked up in the entire city on another day.  The map indicates the planned pick up dates.  



Our Mission:

The City of Ralston is a dedicated and caring team of volunteers, staff, and officials who provide high-quality, equitably priced services to sustain a safe and progressive community that supports family values.

Our Vision:

The City of Ralston will deliver economic, creative, cultural, and community development strategies to generate a quality of life that is a beacon of dynamic and independent small town culture within the metro area.

Online Payments

The city accepts online payments for many services, including various permits and licenses.

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Ralston's 2015 Wine Walk Merchandise for Sale

Items from the September 24th city-wide Wine Walk are still available for purchased:

  • T-shirts in miscellaneous sizes and colors - $10 each

  • Wine glasses - $10 each

Wine Walk merchandise can be purchased at Ralston City Hall, at 5500 S. 77th Street in Ralston, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Pay for City Services Online

The City is accepting online payment for many services. Recently added is the ability to use your favorite credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) to pay for building and plumbing permits as well as licenses.

This service is in addition to the payments that are accepted online by the Ralston Police Department. You can request and pay for a police report online or pay parking tickets online.

All waiverable traffic citations may also be paid online through the State of Nebraska Web site. If your traffic citation indicates at the bottom that it is "waiverable" and it has dollar amounts filled in, then the citation is eligible to be pain online.

To access the online reports and payment options for the Ralston Police Department, hover over the Police Department link on the left side of any City Web page and choose the link you want.

New Covered Recycling Containers

On Tuesday, April 7th, the City Council approved an amendment to the trash contract with Papillion Sanitation to provide covered recycling containers.  For $0.25 a month, or $3 per year, residents will receive a wheeled covered recycle can, similar to the one shown.  The container is 35 gal. and will allow residents to recycle more, while minimizing the risk of garbage blowing in the neighborhoods.  Residents are advised that they can either keep their blue recycle bin for other uses or turn them back into Papillion Sanitation.  The goal of the change is to increase recycling awareness and reducing blowing garbage on recycle day.

Papillion Sanitation is targeting the end of March, or first part of April, to implement.  However, they want to insure great efforts are made to let people know prior to implementation.

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

October - November

Main events in the coming months are the Autumn Festival on Nov. 5-8, Festival of Praise on Nov. 17, 38 Special on Dec. 12 and Jack & Jack on Dec. 18.

A partial list of events can be accessed here.  For a complete list go to www.ralstonarena.com.