The Village of Stapleton observed its 100th anniversary in 2012. The community of 305 residents celebrated the achievements of the town which sprung up in 1912 with the coming of the railroad. Agriculture remains the primary industry in the county. Ranches and farms lie over the Ogallala aquifer providing water for irrigation and livestock. Logan County is on the south edge of the Nebraska Sandhills, known for qulity beef production and beautiful landscape. The South Loup River begins just west of the village and continues eastward. Lush meadows make for quality grazing and hay production. Cattle reign supreme - 40,000 head of cattle and 774 people call Logan County home.
In addition to the county seat offices, Stapleton boasts a "Blue Ribbon Award Winning" school. Stapleton Public Schools provides quality education for K-12 students. The village has a newly formed cooperative grocery store, renovated Stapleton Community Center housing the village hall and senior citizen's room, and the many local businesses provide its residents with the Nebraska "good life."
In the early years, Stapleton merchants boasted they were never too busy to boost. Village businesses and residents continue to strive to improve on what has been accomplished in the past 100 years.