- Blue Hill Clinic – Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital – 13 miles – 402-756-2141
- Superior – 25 miles.
- Hastings – 25 miles.
- Nelson – 16 miles
- Hastings – 25 miles
- Superior – 25 miles
- Various locations in Hastings and Superior
- Blue Hill Care Center, Blue Hill – 13 miles – 402-756-2080
- Rose Brook Care Center, Edgar – 18 miles – 402-224-5015
- Various locations in Hastings
Lawrence is a part of the South Central Nebraska Unified School District 5 which includes Lawrence, Nelson and Sandy Creek. The Lawrence and Nelson school districts merged with the high school located in Nelson – Lawrence/Nelson Raiders.
Also included in the District and located in Lawrence are:
- Lawrence/Nelson Elementary School – Grades K-6, 402–756-7013
- Lawrence Early Learning Center, 402-756-7014
- Teammates of Lawrence/Nelson
- Central Community College Hastings – 25 miles
- Hastings College – Hastings 25 miles
- Joseph’s College of Beauty – Hastings 25 miles
- University of Nebraska at Kearney – 69 miles
- University of Nebraska at Lincoln – 115 miles
Sacred Heart Church
Catholics living in the Lawrence area came from various cultures, especially German, Bohemian or Czechoslovakian descent. The first Sacred Heart Church was erected in 1893. The first Mass was celebrated by Rev. Alois J. Klein on Sunday August 27, 1893. Andrew Bohnart donated an acre of land for a cemetery, located a mile and one-half east of the Village. The first rectory was built in 1898 and a chapel was built on the cemetery grounds in 1910. The first convent for the Sisters of Notre Dame was built in 1949.
Today, Sacred Heart Catholic Church is a vital part of the community with Father Jamie Hottovy serving as parish priest. Church organizations include the Altar Society, Quilting Club, Knights of Columbus, and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Trustees. The Keenagers, a senior organization, meets monthly. For more information phone 756-7061 or call the rectory at 756-7393.
St. Stephen Church
The Catholics in St. Stephen were primarily of German descent. The first Mass in Nuckolls County was said in the Schumm family dugout in 1875, being the birthdate of St. Stephen as a parish. In 1876 a log church was erected and the first Mass in the log cabin was on September 21, 1877. A new church was built in the early 1880’s. A two-story frame residence and a small frame school was built in the early 1880’s and In 1893 a larger and more substantial frame school was built. In the fall of 1946, a new church and rectory were erected and on January 29, 1948 it was dedicated. A new convent, which would house the Dominican nuns of Great Bend, Kansas was being erected and in August 1961 the convent was put into use by three nuns who taught at the school.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was a rural congregation located in Webster county four miles south and two miles west of Lawrence. Many of the early settlers from the village attended this church. In the year 1888, the church was organized with seven families. In the spring of 1950 the church jointed with the Salem church at Rosemont where services are still held there today.
American Legion and Auxiliary
Post 45 recognizes Veterans and others on Memorial day with visits to five local cemeteries. The Post sponsors scholarships, Girl and Boys State week in Lincoln and many other events throughout the year.
The Lawrence Community Club meets monthly to discuss and plan community events and improvement projects. Annual events such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Santa Visit and the Holiday Tour of Homes are hosted by the Community Club. The Community Club holds a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to assist with community improvement projects such as Christmas Lights, City Park Rehabilitation and many other improvements to help keep Lawrence a wonderful place to work and live.
Community Center Committee
We have established the Lawrence Community Foundation. Donations can be made by contacting Farmers & Merchants Bank at (402) 756-7402. The Lawrence Community Center Committee is working to raise funds for the construction of the new Lawrence Community Center. More information can be found on Lawrence Community Center Facebook page.
- Farm Friends
- Dry Creek
- SOS Club
Baseball / Softball
The fast-pitch softball teams have numerous league, district and state wins. The Fast Pitch 18-Under Team were Class D State Champions in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and Class C Runner-up in 2007. The 14-Under team was Class D State Champions in 2007. Age groups include 10-Under, 12-Under, 14-Under and 18-Under.
The baseball program also show pride with their array of trophies through out the years. The program offers Coach Pitch, Little League, Junior and Senior Legion Teams.