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Newsletter 7-27-2016 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

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Hope you have a lot of fun at 

the Otoe County Fair!


July 28 - 31, 2016

Happy anniversary

Belated 42nd wedding anniversary to Gary & Kathryn Ganger.

They celebrated July 23rd.

This is old news, but it's worth repeating: The legislature 

passed LB93 a while back and it allows you to renew your

driver's license and have the word "Veteran" imprinted on it,

at no extra cost. You will first need to register with the 

NE Department of Veteran's Affairs. This can be done at and then click on the button in

the middle of the page "Veteran Registry". You must register

before you go to the DMV to renew your license. Please

share this information with other veterans because it will

allow you to receive veteran discounts at Lowes, Cabelas,

and other establishments.

If you belong to the DAR, they are requesting members to

sign up to go to funerals at the new Omaha National Cemetery.

Similar to the "Arlington Ladies" you would be asked to attend

funerals of veterans who won't have any family members

present. If you are interested, please contact me.

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If you're a new resident it can sometimes be hard to

remember hours of local businesses. Especially the

Post Office, since the hours have been cut in half. It

is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - Noon and Saturday

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. If you miss the deadline, the Syracuse

Post Office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

then 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Hope this helps with the confusion! 



The updated "Keno Fund Use" list is now available.

Go to the "Community" tab above, click on "History" and

scroll down.



7-28   Daniel Harder, Judy Luff Vampola

7-29   Travis & Tonya Johnson

8-1   Glen & Susie Wyatt

8-2   Kurt Wenninghoff, Chloe Moore


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Friday, 7-28-1916, The Otoe Union:

H.N. Leacock, Roca, was the new manager for Finigan

Creamery (sometimes referred to as the Swift Creamery.)

He and his family moved to Unadilla. "Manager Judkins of

the Farmer's Lumber Co. has invested in a new Oliver

typewriter and is busily engaged in teaching it how to spell."

Pansy Pickerill, 2 1/2, drowned in a jar that caught drippins

from the ice box. C.A. Sweet sold Palmyra Items to Prof.

W.C. Giffen, who promptly raised the subscription price

from $1.00 to $1.50 a year.

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 “The Music Man” on Lofte Stage!

Manley, NE [July 5, 2016] - The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley announces it will be showcasing the Meredith Willson’s classic, “The Music Man,” starting on July 22.  Winner of five Tonys in 1958 including Best Musical and best Actor and Actress, “The Music Man” is the tale of smooth-talking Harold Hill.  He arrives in River City, Iowa to pull-off his tried-and-true scheme of cheating the community with a scam to equip and train a boys’ marching band.  However, things go awry when he falls for the town’s lovely librarian and inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.

The Lofte last visited “The Music Man” in 1978.  At that time the Born-in-a-Barn players were working out of a renovated barn with no air conditioning and outdoor bathrooms.  Now 38 years later, audiences and the fifty-three member cast have the luxury of  a climate controlled theater space that seats over three hundred!

Playing the sly Harold Hill is Lofte newcomer, Chris Berger of Louisville.  The lovely Marian the librarian is played by Catherine Bobst of Lincoln.  Matthew Hansen of Papillion plays Harold’s old friend Marcellus.  Greg Leger of Omaha and Brenda Jones of Louisville play the River City Mayor and his wife.  Little Winthrop (Marian’s cute little brother) is played by newcomer Jude Glaser of Papillion.  Artistic Director Kevin Colbert has selected a group of the region’s best acting and vocal talent from far and wide to round-out the cast.  

Production dates for the show are July 22-24, 28-31 and August 5-7.  Thursday through Saturday curtain times are at 7:30pm.  All Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  All seats are reserved and cost $19 each.  The Lofte Theatre is offering special discounts to groups of 25 or more.  Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office at402.234.2553.

Join us for
Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30
in Lincoln
July 6 at Fireworks Restaurant, 5750 South 86th Dr. Meet on east side of Fireworks parking lot.
July 13 at Sunken Gardens, 26th and D. Meet at the gazebo.
July 20 at Beattie Elementary, 1901 Calvert. Meet on east side of  school.
July 27 at Union Plaza, 250 North 21st.  Meet at Jayne Snyder Trail Center on Union Plaza, 228 N 21st St.

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Opening Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m.

Many new displays & improvements


"The Music Man"  July 22 - August 7

"The Red Velvet Cake War"  September 9 - 18

"Funny Money"  October 15 - 30

"Twas the Night Before Christmas"  December 3 - 18

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September 16, 17, & 18

Bethel United Church, 2400 Central Avenue, (West End)


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9-10   Wyoming @NE 

9-17   Oregon @NE

9-24   Northwestern @Evanston

10-1   Illinois @NE

10-15   Indiana @Bloomington

10-22   Purdue @NE

10-29   Wisconsin @Madison

11-5   Ohio State @Columbus

11-12   Minnesota @NE

11-19   Maryland @NE

11-25   Iowa @Iowa City


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