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Hallam Community Connection is a rebirth of a combination of several committees that existed as far back as November 1938. All the previous committees had specific attributes within them.  They were based in Hallam, and they were all about community and connecting individuals, which is what HCC is; A small community committee with a big heart that wants to connect the residents that live within and around Hallam to one another, businesses, and other community committees. To give individuals an opportunity to get involved and make a difference, not just in and for Hallam but for every individual that lives here and for themselves and their families. We can make a difference and will be the difference.

 Community Partners

HCC partners with The Village of Hallam and Hallam Park Committee


Hallam was platted in 1892 when the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad was extended to that point. The land was sold by Frederick Schneider, who was asked to name the village. However, Schneider's proposals were already names of towns in Nebraska, so the first landowner in the village, Jacob Schadd, was given the honor of naming the settlement.  Schadd suggested Hallau, after his hometown in Switzerland. However, due to a transcription error at the post office, the name was recorded as Hallam rather than Hallau, similar to the error which altered Norfork, Nebraska, to Norfolk, Nebraska.


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Mrs. Maggie Classen owned several lots in Hallam, unusual for a woman in the 1890s, upon which were built the telephone office and a doctor's office. By the early 1900s, Hallam featured a bank, a hardware store, a dry goods store, a shoe shop, a druggist, a livery barn, and a doctor.

In 1962, the second nuclear power plant in the United States was completed in Hallam. However, the plant only produced nuclear power for around one year before being converted to a coal power plant.

2004 Tornado

On May 22, 2004, Hallam was struck by an F4 tornado, which killed one person, injured nearly 40 more, and destroyed most of the town. The tornado's path was 2.5 miles (4.0 km) wide, making it the widest tornado recorded up to that date. Its width was surpassed on May 31, 2013, by the 2.6-mile-wide wedge tornado that hit El Reno, Oklahoma

Comittee Members

Robin Burianek, President

Shelley Wink, Treasurer

Amber Block, Project Coordinator


Jess Clark, Co-Project Coordinator

Cindy Hanson, Community Relations Administrator

Lyca Loy, Co-Community Relations Administrator

Secretary Position Still Open

Image by Annie Spratt

Thank You!

Thank you for visiting our page! We are grateful for the support of our community and the people who inhabit it. 

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