About: Jarrod McCartney

Born and raised in Red Cloud, NE, I am a graduate of Hastings College ('03), Kansas State University ('09), and will one day wrap up my PhD at the University of Oklahoma. I moved back home to Red Cloud in 2015 to take a job as the Heritage Tourism Development Director. My office is located in the Red Cloud Opera House. My beautiful wife Rachel Olsen, runs Prairie Plum Coffee. Our daughter Louise is 4 and has more energy than both of us combined.

Recent Posts by Jarrod McCartney

Potter Block Hotel Project in Red Cloud

A version of this blog originally appeared in the Editorial page of the Red Cloud Chief on Sept. 20th, 2017: The Heritage Tourism Advisory Committee (HTAC) in Red Cloud has selected the Potter Block (aka Brenda’s Shoppe) as the ideal site for a new downtown hotel. Recently, our group decided to forge ahead with abatement Continue Reading


Greetings from Red Cloud

There are lots of great things happening in Red Cloud and I am excited to use this space to let you know a little bit about all we have going on. For now, just let me introduce myself: My name is Jarrod McCartney and I am the Heritage Tourism and Economic Development Director in Red Continue Reading


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