Joe Ricketts offered a tour this week of the 931-acre religious retreat he’s building in Sarpy County. Get a peek inside the sprawling Cloisters on the Platte off Nebraska Highway 31 and Fisher Road.
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A jaunt down Fishery Road, a windy, gravel side street near the Platte River, affords views of tall trees, rolling hills and Interstate 80 — and not much else. But beyond the “no trespassing” signs lining the road, work is well underway on the sprawling religious retreat being built by billionaire Joe Ricketts.
“Because of that, I want to point out — an elimination of a regulation — we had the industry take off,” Ricketts said. “So as we take a look at what our government does, if we eliminate regulation a good share of the time, we’re going to benefit greatly.”
Billionaire Joe Ricketts scored big victories in two of the most dramatic contests in the U.S. this month, backing Donald Trump’s presidential victory a week after watching his family’s baseball team win their first World Series in more than a century.
The common loon’s haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ago. Today, the birds number fewer than 50 pairs in the Bay State and conservationists are hoping to rebuild their population, starting with a handful of chicks from Maine and New York…
Ricketts Art Foundation, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and the Museum of Mountain Man Launch Online Catalogue of Alfred Jacob Miller’s Western Paintings
As part of its ongoing effort to provide innovative access to the works of important artists, The Ricketts Art Foundation has joined with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Museum of Mountain Man to launch the most extensive online collection to date of the western paintings of the great 19th-century American artist, Alfred Jacob Miller.
During February of 2013, 12 trumpeter swans died in a span of days, a highly unusual die off. This study effort was funded in part by a $25,000.00 grant from Joe Ricketts who founded The Ricketts Conservation Foundation….
Joe Ricketts Discusses Plans for The Cloisters on the Platte on “Morning Air” Radio Show
Transformed in his faith by a silent Ignatian retreat, Joe Ricketts is building a retreat center for others to experience the power of the Spiritual Exercises.
The property will feature a chapel and living space for up to 80 retreatants. There will be no set fee — only free-will donations will be accepted. It’s anticipated to open in 2018.