About Us

We have been serving the community of Newman Grove, Nebraska since the conversion and remodeling of the Gutru Home in 1960. In the beginning, the home was able to accommodate 20 residents and even Governor Frank B. Morrison was in attendance of the dedication of the Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home.

With demand high for occupancy, there have been many additions throughout the years. First, in 1961 with lumber secured from the old Zion Lutheran Church building east of Newman Grove, and then in 1966 to accommodate a new kitchen and dining room and including fourteen more rooms. The John and Beta Johnson Estate made a generous gift in 1979 allowing for more remodeling and additions including an enlarged dining room, solarium, beauty shop, mechanical area, bathing and utility rooms, medication room and several more resident rooms. By 1987, there was more need for space and with a $50,000 gift from the H.L. Gerhart, Sr family along with a funding drive to match that amount, the addition of a new physical therapy room, office space, bathing and shower rooms, activity room and more resident rooms were the benefit of those generous donations.

In 1997, Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home met the requirements under the Medicare program and became certified to provide skilled services in May of that year. Requirements for Medicaid certification had already been met years earlier.

The mission continued when the eighteen-unit assisted living facility, the Newman House, opened in April 2003. This addition was made possible through a grant from the Nursing Facility Grant Conversion program managed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the reserves of the corporation, tax-exempt bonds and the generous gifts from supporters in the communities of Newman Grove, Lindsay and Albion areas. This project also required the razing of the original Gutru Home.

Our history and our commitment to excellence has allowed Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home to provide the highest quality of care in a comfortable and qualified environment. Currently we offer 43 skilled nursing beds and 18 Newman House apartments licensed for 21 residents. We are proud to provide private occupancy accommodations for nearly all of our  residents, regardless of payer source.

The Board of Directors are representatives from five Evangelical Lutheran Churches of America (ELCA), one clergy member, and six at-large members of the community. The five churches are Immanuel Zion Lutheran, rural Albion; Salem Lutheran Church, rural St. Edward; Shell Creek Lutheran, Trinity Lutheran and Zion Lutheran churches, all in Newman Grove. Also, as a not-for-profit entity, the facility has had 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service since incorporation in 1957.

Quick Facts

  • All beds are Medicare and Medicaid certified.
  • The full in-house rehab unit provides: PT, OT, ST.
  • Admissions can be processed 24/7.