Thank you so much to these All Fund Drive supporters:
Jane Lewis, Randy & Nancy Crownover, LZ Farms, Peggy
Leefers, Robert & Shari Lock, Larry & Rosemarie Halvorsen,
Jack Stilwell, John Moss, Anonymous, Kurtis & Kathy Knake,
Warren & Carole Lashley, MK Meats, Bruce & Teresa
Liesemeyer, and Norman & Rose Ann Duncan. Your support
for our programs is truly appreciated.
The new benches for the Walk Path have been installed.
A new sign has also been erected. Pictured are Dan
Crownover on the left and Lynn Schomerus on the right.
(Photo by Bob Brandt)
Testing the park bench installation:
Dwight Kastens, Arlin Rohlfs, Dan Crownover
(Photo by Corinne Zahn)
Ash tree stump at the park. Can you locate the narrow
rings caused during the Great Depression and drought,
75-85 years ago?
(Photo by Bob Brandt)
Tuesday, November 17, Books & Brew Book Club met with
all members present. Various books written by Kristen Hannah
were reviewed, being enjoyed by most members. Gera Stilwell
was the hostess and treated everyone to a yummy breakfast
casserole. Next meeting will be Tuesday, December 15, and
all members will read a book by Sandra Brown. Please join us
if you can - all those attending should bring cookies
Bob & Barb Wilhelm and families enjoyed a relaxing and
refreshing weekend at Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City.
The kids even got Bob in the water!
Did you know that since Lincoln's presidency, Thanksgiving
was always celebrated the last Thursday in November? In 1939
the last Thursday would have been the 30th. Retail lobbyists
campaigned for a change to move it back a week to the 23rd,
fearing a shortened shopping season would wreak havoc
on business coffers. The public didn't like it because it
disrupted vacation plans, football schedules, and calendar
production. Since it wasn't a federal law, the states could choose
which day they wanted. So in 1939 and 1940, there was a
"Republican's Thanksgiving" and a "Roosevelt's Thanksgiving"
also known as "Franksgiving". In 1941 Congress passed a law
that officially set the date as the fourth Thursday in November.
Here's hoping all your family makes it home for Thanksgiving
safely - have a wonderful holiday!
The day after, of course, signals the start of the Christmas
shopping frenzy. Please remember to patronize local businesses
on Saturday, November 28, "Small Business Saturday".
Congratulations to Chris Dankleff & Taylor Hull
who were married 11-21.
Belated anniversary wishes to Harv & Maureen Vogt
who celebrated on 11-22.
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARIES
11-25 Jim Bartling, Bob Aernie, Janet Simmons
11-26 Jordan Long
11-27 Jody Clark, Cherie Davis
11-28 Karen Schwartman, Dale & Doni Stoner
11-30 Lena Rae Nolting
12-1 Jodie West Valish
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 11-26-1915, The Otoe Union:
W.F. Hair had a new awning erected on the south side
of his store. Rachel N. Propeck died at her son's home in
South Russell. She was taken to Lincoln, Illinois for burial.
"Schreiner & Russell are building a new wareroom in the
rear of their hardware store to help handle their increasing
NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
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Journey Into Christmas
Holiday Open House at the
Bess Streeter Aldrich House
Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6 & 12-13 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m.
(Special hours Nov. 28 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
See every room of the author’s historic home
decked out for the holidays! Enjoy complimentary holiday treats and shop for Aldrich novels and
other great gifts after your tour.
$5.00 adults, $3.00 ages 6-12, free 5 & under
204 East F St., Elmwood
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
9-5 BYU (ABC) - LOST
9-12 South Alabama (BTN) - WON
9-19 At Miami (ABC/ESPN2) -LOST
9-26 Southern Miss -WON
10-3 At Illinois - LOST
10-10 Wisconsin - LOST
10-17 At Minnesota -WON
10-24 Northwestern - LOST
10-31 Purdue -LOST
11-7 Michigan State (ABC) - WON
11-14 At Rutgers -WON
12-5 Big 10 Championship
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN