Wisner incorporated in 1873. The Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad owned the land and named the community for railroad vice president S. P. Wisner.
More than 8,000 vehicles pass through town on NE 275 each day, but Wisner, population 1,200, retains its small town feel. There’s a big rock at the corner of 10th Street and Avenue E. Well, its actually a giant concrete block. The Wisner Blarney Stone, placed in honor of the town’s early Irish settlers, replaces a smaller “stone” prone to being moved by pranksters and left in various places around town. The immovable new Blarney Stone has become a must-see attraction in Wisner.
Thunder by the River is a supercharged truck and tractor pull that roars from near the typically tranquil Elkhorn River at Wisner River Park in August. A thriving downtown offers shopping and dining opportunities. The Wisner Heritage Museum tells the story of the 1940 undefeated Wisner Bulldogs football team, and the World’s Largest Bologna at Clarence Kay’s grocery store in 1939.
Learn more about Wisner and Cuming County by contacting the Cuming County Visitors Bureau at (402) 372-6001 or cumingco.com.