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Newsletter 9-7-2016 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

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Sunday, September 11




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Please join us Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Bob Brandt,

ambassador for the Re-Tree Nebraska movement, sponsored by

the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, will be planting a new tree in

honor of that occasion. Afterwards he will lead a walking tour of

the park/arboretum, identifying trees planted to date along with

some interesting facts on those trees.



Attention all golfers: Unadilla Open @Wildwood Golf Course

in Nebraska City, September 18, 1:00 tee off, $19.00 for

9 holes with cart. Sign up sheet at The Bar, or contact the

Village Office or Lynn Schomerus.

Are you a Vietnam Veteran? There is going to be another flight

to Washington D.C. on May 1, 2017, with 500 seats available. It

will leave from Lincoln this time. The Williams' and Patriot 

Productions will cover the cost of the trip, pre-flight banquet, 

hotel rooms, and local transportation. If you are interested,

please contact Bob Wilhelm, 402-269-5166, for an application.

They are also available above by clicking on the "Veterans"

tab. You will also need a copy of your DD214 (black out

your social security number before submitting.)

You can also click on the "Veterans" tab for the

latest information containing the new service

officer's name and office hours.

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The Bar in Unadilla is a popular stop on motorcycle rallies

and poker runs. Who knew they still made dune buggies?

Did you know our Main Street is on the National Register of

Historic Places? Many towns had businesses and homes that

sprang up next to the railroad, but Unadilla is the only town

in Nebraska that has a curved Main Street. The story goes

that the street curved to line up with the railroad, and the

railroad curved to align with the Nemaha.

You really are from a special place! 



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Please fly an American flag of any size on Sunday, 

September 11, Patriot Day. Honor those who lost their lives

that day, and their families, and those in the armed forces

fighting today, at home and abroad, to

preserve our freedom.

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9-7   Christie Brehm, Lori Boone

9-8   Tom Lewis

9-9   Ron Vodicka

9-12   Jeannie Steinkuhler

9-13   Jenn Hitzemann, Rylee Seelhoff,

Lee & Mary Margaret Clark, Andy & Brenda DeGolyer



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Friday, 9-8-1916, The Otoe Union:

School opened with 103 students, 31 of those in High

School. There were 5 teachers. "Mr. Sporhase has purchased

the stock, implements, and crops of Fritz Janeke in North

Russell." Paul Watts resigned his position with W.F. Hair and

started "a full course in business training" at Lincoln.

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Hello! As part of the business community, It really helps if our employees have the resources to take care of their families while working for us.  As I am sure you know, there is a huge need for daycare, 24 hours a day. There is a possibility of getting a new daycare here in Syracuse but it’s going to take the right people to do this. 

Randy Sump has developed and owns the lots west of Cubby’s (Syracuse Business Center). All utilities are in place to start a business. He is thinking about building a building that could fit the needs of a daycare center. A person could go in there and set it up exactly how they please, but the interior furnishings would have to be at the cost of the renter. There is room for an outdoor play yard that can be fenced in.  And, of course, there will be the cost of rent. 

If you know of anyone that may be interested in starting their own daycare in a building at the Syracuse Business Center, please contact me and I will get you in contact with Randy.  It’s an excellent opportunity to fill a much needed gap in our community.

Thank you!

Carolyn Gigstad, President

Syracuse Area Economic Development Corporation

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320 5th Street

Syracuse, NE 68446

(402) 269-3242 office

(402) 525-5131 cell

(402) 2669-3357 fax

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Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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LPS 9/11 Ceremony

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On Friday, September 9, 2016  Louisville High School will be hosting a ceremony to acknowledge and honor the memory of those who fell on September 11, 2001. We are very fortunate to have Master Sergeant Joshua D. Hammerling as our speaker for the morning, along with artifacts from the Twin Towers, provided by the Irvington Fire Department.  The Ceremony will begin at 9:30 am in the high school gym. If you would like to join us, please RSVP with Mrs. Dana March at (402) 234-3585

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Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the 20th  ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 9, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.

For more information, and to register on line, log on to:

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free.  The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session with Greenblatt & Seay.

For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to

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Opening Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m.

Many new displays & improvements


"The Red Velvet Cake War"  September 9 - 18

"Funny Money"  October 15 - 30

"Twas the Night Before Christmas"  December 3 - 13




Patch Quilt

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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Have a GREAT week!


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