Rec Center Membership Changes
The City of Bushnell is making security improvements at the Rec Center!
Read below to find out what impacts you:
Attention current members under the age of 18
Due to increased safety and security measures, the minimum age requirement for holding a Rec Center Membership is increasing to 18 years of age, effective Monday, March 6, 2023.
The City of Bushnell understands that under previous policy, individuals as young as age 15 have been permitted to hold memberships. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this causes, but are moving forward with this new policy as a part of our commitment to members' safety.
If this new minimum age requirement impacts you, please visit City Hall to receive a prorated refund of any remaining membership fees that were pre-paid on your account.
Click here to view updated membership guidelines in full
Recycle Collection Schedule for 2023
See this year's recycle collection schedule below; scroll down to download/print at home.
Website is LIVE!
As of today, our new website is live and in service for the residents of Bushnell!
Thank you for your patience as we continue to refine and update this to best meet your needs.
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VFW Veterans Christmas Tree
The VFW Post 1422 Auxiliary is decorating a Christmas Tree this year in honor of our veterans. You can sponsor a veteran by purchasing an ornament; red and blue ornaments will feature the veteran's name and branch of service. Honor a veteran near or far, who is with us today, or living in our hearts.
** The Auxillary is in search of military boots to borrow and display around the bottom of our tree. If you have a pair that you would let us borrow, please reach out using the contact information listed above.
Bushnell Lights Parade
Come enjoy an annual favorite! The parade begins at 6pm this year followed by holiday themed events in our historic downtown area. Bundle up and enjoy a great start to the season!
Given the recent interest in how the railroad affects navigability through our town, our Council connected with BNSF and explained the situation. BNSF has said that they are committed to solving the issue of prolonged blockages and provided a solution for us.
If you notice a prolonged blockage (a stopped train blocking multiple crossings through town simultaneously), please contact City Hall or your Ward's alderperson(s) and they can report it directly to BNSF.
Please note that it is still important to consider the points discussed in our earlier messaging about this matter.
The City of Bushnell is and always has been proud of our partnership and history with the railroads that pass through our town. Bushnell's very founding was the result of the railways, after all.
City officials are, however, aware of concerns surrounding trains that block one or more crossings for lengths of time; the list of implications can be long, and can sometimes result in more than simple inconveniences.
It's important for residents to understand three things when it comes to these railroad dilemmas:
The relationship between community and the railway should be symbiotic; many of our residents' livelihoods depend on the railroad. It's important to be respectful in your communication, and to utilize the most efficient channels when communicating. Social media is a place where individuals can air grievances, but only rarely do such statements result in real action. Let's be action-oriented community members and proactively represent the City of Bushnell.
Help & Hope Food Pantry Hours
Rec Center Improvements Underway
The Bushnell Recreation and Cultural Center (Rec Center) located at 300 Miller Street has seen a recent facelift! The City has furnished the kitchen with new appliances, and the entire space has enjoyed a fresh coat of paint.
It's bright, clean, and updated enough to host your next event.
Check out membership and rental details on our Living in Bushnell page, and some of our in-progress pictures below.