How many trees will you plant this Arbor Day?
Congratulations to Bruce & Karen Hassler on the engagement
of their daughter Hannah to Justin Walden. A September 2017
wedding is planned.
Continued get well wishes to Randy Steinkuhler, Gerry Davis,
and Bruce Hassler.
My sister Mary and I had a "research trip" to Bedford and
Clarinda, Iowa, last Friday. We saw some wonderful old
courthouses and other buildings, the Taylor County Museum
at Bedford is just awesome, walked a few cemeteries, and met
lots of wonderful and helpful people. But, we did not find the
information we were looking for. I guess another road trip it is!
May is National Bike Month - get yours out
and dust it off!
Seven members of the Otoe County Genealogical Society met
Saturday, April 22, at the Otoe County Museum of Memories
in Syracuse. A lengthy business meeting was held and then the
fun part: touring the museum and parsonage. Time did not allow
for the Kramer Building or the Garage. If you haven't been there
in awhile, we urge you to visit on a Sunday afternoon beginning
May 7. The Society received some research requests, so Sunday
Bob and I traveled to Paul, Nebraska, looking for the old home
of August & Mary Ann Mitzner. It had been torn down. Then
we went to Nebraska City and checked out the overpass project,
which is coming right along, and how could we not stop and
check out the new Tractor Supply Store in the old Alco
Building? It was a great afternoon with weather to match!
Don't forget the fastpitch fundraiser this coming Sunday
at Grandpa's Woods!
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
4-27 Michael & Becky West
4-29 Justin McWilliams, Keith Kimbell, Jimmie Cox
5-1 Zachary & Jaimie Woods
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 4-27-1917, The Otoe Union:
William Drager was building a new farm home. "A bunch of
horse traders were in town Wednesday doing everybody they
could." Ray Bryant purchased a Percheron stallion. Wilkens &
Keithley, of Syracuse, would begin publishing The Otoe Union.
Lloyd A. Wilson, North Russell, and Ruth F. Hensley, Berlin,
were married in Nebraska City.
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GREENBLATT & SEAY SONGBOOK
Multi-instrumentalists, Greenblatt & Seay, will be sharing their original tunes and stories on Sunday, May 14, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. This concert celebrates over 30 years of musical experiences inspired by their children, their students, and their Schoolhouse home/studio/sanctuary. Light-hearted vocals will blend with the supportive textures of fiddle, harmonica, guitar, nyckelharpa, mandolin, etc.
Greenblatt & Seay have been playing beautiful music together since the night they met. Both are now Master Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council's Artist-in-the-Schools program, and participate in Humanities Nebraska's Speakers Bureau.
The concert will be downstairs, and followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with Greenblatt & Seay.
Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34.
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, and $1.00 for children. Seating is limited.For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
THE FOX CENTER, 424 CENTRAL AVENUE, NEBRASKA CITY
6 - 3 - 2017
Flea Market & Swap Meet
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2016
4-15 Red/White Game
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10-14 Ohio State @NE
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