Brule is served by exceptional schools that give families a variety of choices to meet the educational needs of their children.
Platte Public Schools, located ten miles
west of Brule, is a class D-2 school that serves 168
students K-12. Ogallala
Public Schools, located nine miles east
of Brule, is a class C-1 school that serves 892 students
K-12. Perkins County Public Schools, location 21 miles south
of Brule, is a C-1 school that serves 404 students K-12. St.
Luke's Catholic School (PK-5), 406 East 3rd Street,
and St. Paul's Lutheran School (PK-8),
312 West 3rd Street, are also available in Ogallala. All three public schools have completed or are in the process of new construction.
Education Service Unit 16, located in Ogallala, supports each of the school districts in the areas of staff development, standards, special education and technology services. The area is well known for its fine academic and extracurricular offerings with each school having its specialties.
Ogallala Community Hospital, 2601 N. Spruce St. - (308) 284-4011, is a primary care facility accredited by Medicare and the state of Nebraska. A new hospital facility was completed in 2000 and consists of an 18-bed acute and skilled care hospital.
In April 2014, the OCH opened a new Specialty Clinic and Infusion Center. The expansion project provides space for visiting specialists and five bays for infusion services and cancer care.
The Ogallala Medical Group, 2601 N. Spurce
St. - (308) 284-3645, has five doctors, two nurse practitioners, and one physcians
Specialty Clinic, located in the new addition, houses the location for specialty
doctors from other locations to see patients in Ogallala. The After Hours Clinic is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Indian Hills Manor, built in 1968, is an 82-bed, long-term care facility in Ogallala with a 10-bed Alzheimer's Center. Quality nursing care is provided on a 24-hour basis. Wel-Life is an assisted living facility. For more information, call (308) 284-4068.
Additional medical facilities include:
- Family Medical Center, 221 E. 10th St., Ogallala, (308) 284-8421
- Valley Medical Clinic, Big Springs, (308) 889-3376
- Perkins County Community Hospital, 900 Lincoln Ave., Grant, NE (308) 352-7200
- Sedgwick County Hospital, Julesburg, CO (970) 474-3323
Local Sunday church services are held at St. John's Lutheran
Church at 8:30 a.m. with bible school following. Community devotions are held Tuesday and Thursday at 7 a.m. Pastor: Rev. John Dickmander.
411 West 6th
Brule, NE 69127
First Congregational United
Church of Christ services are at 9 a.m. Quilting is Wednesday at 1 p.m. Pastor: Lisa Hadler.
500 Olive Street
Brule, NE 69127
(308) 287-2311 or (308) 284-3601
Other church denominations, located
in Ogallala, include: St. Luke's Catholic Church, New Hope,
Methodist and Baptist Church. For more information, contact
St. John's Lutheran Church, 411 West 6th, at (308) 287-2394,
or United Church of Christ, 500 Olive Street, at (308) 287-2311
or (308) 284-3601.
Organizations that help support the continuing development of Brule include: the Brule Community Improvement Group, Brule Lions Club, and The Villagers Club. Other organizations include: the Lucky 8 Card Club. Brule also receives services from the Keith County Chamber of Commerce and Keep Keith County Beautiful.
The handicap accessible Goodall City Library in Ogallala contains over 33,000 volumes and has an average annual circulation of 86,000.
Youth activities at the library includes Story Time for 3-5 year olds on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Baby Talk for up to 3 years of age every Tuesday morning. A teen group meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 3:30 p.m. The Summer Reading Program takes place every June through July.
Adult activities at the library include four books clubs: Biography, Fantasy / Sci Fi, Mystery and Romance; a Writer's Group, a Genealogy Club, a Multicultural Gathering, various computer classes and Outreach Programs to the area Senior Centers.
The library has 11 computers in its Adult Services Computer
Lab and is available at no cost to everyone. The youth area
has eight computers with a number of educational and fun
computer games for youngsters to use.
The library offers check-out for books, audio books, magazines,
videos, dvd's, and music cd's.
The Friends of the Library has two annual book sales. The first Saturday in June and during Indian Summer Rendezvous Days in September.
Fire & Rescue Squad
The Brule Fire Department has one ambulance, which is operated by 12 volunteer emergency medical technicians/first responders and 19 firefighters. In an emergency, dial 911. Fire chief is Lonnie Olson and assistant chief is Phil Cole. Fire department meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month at the Fire Hall. Ambulance meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at the Fire Hall.