Stick Creek Kids Development Center to open new daycare at Wood River's old Good Sam

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Wood River's old Good Samaritan Senior Living Center will be getting new tenants. The Stick Creek Kids Development Center announced they've purchased the building for a new day care.

This building was the site for the old Good Samaritan Senior Living Center, but will soon become a new daycare. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)

The group had been fundraising for a new daycare in Wood River. When they heard the building was being sold, they saw a great opportunity for the area. They said what they have now is not keeping up with the demand.

"We have a lot of kids and families who need regular and reliable childcare," Elizabeth Troyer-Miller, with the Stick Creek Kids Vision Board said. "We really tried to illicit and support the growth of in home daycare and just weren't getting a lot of people to come on board. So we decided to build and now here we are."

The group says they're sad about Good Sam closing, but are happy to be able to keep the building alive.