Groundhog Day 2018


Groundhog early_spring





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Christian Church Bake Sale

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Sharon Demaree

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Char Burkhart

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Cindy Bassinger

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Donna Crownover, Sue Saathoff, Glenda Willnerd

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Jean Lucas' birthday cake

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Chris Sayre with his accordian

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Accordian, Concertine, Dulcimer

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The music was enjoyed by all ages!

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Sayre plays the saw

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Perry Stoner announces the winners of the Soup, Spam,

Jerky contests and the Raffle winners

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Nina Jean Rohlfs on the keyboard entertains

all the folks at the Duncan Building

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Color Guard

Keith Goering, Bob Wilhelm, Ron Wenninghoff,

Gerald Neeman, Bonnie Carlson

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Grand Marshalls

Unadilla residents age 90 or over

Front: Rose Marie Brandt, John Moss driver

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Grand Marshalls

Back: Jack Stilwell, Lois Ebert, Roland Rodaway

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2017 Groundhog Royalty

Carolyn Kastens, Mike Antes

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Official Groundhog Falcom driven by Bob Brandt

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Groundhogs love parades!

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Ford Falcon used by the Groundhog Central Committee

Driver: Larry Beers   Passenger: Dale Henke

(This car has been in ALL 30 parades!)

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1962 Ford Falcon Futura owned and driven by Jeannie

Steinkuhler, passenger Hayden ___

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Boy Scout Pack 337 from Syracuse

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Girl Scout Troops from Unadilla and Syracuse represent girls

from Kindergarten to 4th grade. These girls continue to

gather as troops in order to grow in their skills and volunteer

in their communities.

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B5 Construction/2017 John Deere Gator

Elliot Johnson & Trent Stubbendick

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Wilhelm Family Farms "Crop Tour"

1951 Chevrolet purchased by Lynn Wilhelm in 1972

and restored by Chuck Bjork in 2017

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Drivers Nick & Marcus Wilhelm

Grandchildren of Lynn & Bev Wilhelm in back

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1987 Army 2 1/2 Ton (Duece & 1/2)

Command SGT Major (Ret.) Greg McBride

Command SGT Major (Ret.) Troy Johnson

Can be seen in "Resident Evil 3" 

and "The Streets of Mogadishu"

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'Merica 2

1991 Army 5 ton

LT Colonel (Ret.) Kevin Bricker

First placed into service in the Horn of Africa; recently

featured in a National Geographic film on Doomsday.

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1962 Cadillac Groundhog Birthday Car

driven by Paul Wallman providing seats for

folks born on Groundhog Day 

(this is the 15th year for this entry!)

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Village of Unadilla

Chairman: Dan Crownover, Trustees: Dale Stoner, Lynn

Schomerus, Janet Oelke, Scott Hincker, Clerk: Corinne

Zahn, Sewer: Doug Ebert

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Syracuse Germanfest Royalty

Burgermeister: Darin Lintner

Lil' Miss Germanfest: Jolie Baugous

Germanfest King: Lee Wellensiek

Germanfest Queen: Sharon Wellensiek

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Steve Schutzs' Services for lawns & gardens

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1929 Ford Model A

Driver: Jason Newby, Passenger: Angie Muller

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1930 Auburn small eight 8-95

Chad Borner & Anna Sopia Borner

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1930 Auburn 6-85

Driver: Steve Jones

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1932 Franklin 163

Roger & Connie Newby & Tucker the Corgi Dog

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1919 Franklin 137, air-cooled

Driver: John Wilson

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1950 MGRC Street Rod

302 V8 automatic

Kent Oehling owner & driver

Passenger: Clark Wilcox

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1930 Ford Model A Coupe

Driver: Dale Jergensen (family owned)

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1928 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan

Owner: Steve Zikmund

Driver: Greg Bowden

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1930 Ford Model A, 40hp

Driver: John Ledeley

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Groundhog Street Department

Driver: Dwight Kastens, Street Supt.

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Clean up after your Groundhogs

Village of Unadilla

Arlin Rohlfs, Maintenance

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Cornhusker Model "A" Ford Club, Lincoln 

1930 Ford, Bob & Judy Callaway

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1930 Ford, Bob & Judy Calloway


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Cornhusker Model "A" Ford Club, Lincoln

1930 Ford, Dean & Margaret Mays

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Cornhusker Model "A" Ford Club, Lincoln

1931 Ford, Gary Horne

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Cornhusker Model "A" Ford Club, Lincoln

1931 Ford, Harve & Judi Jecha

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Cornhusker Model "A" Ford Club, Lincoln

1931 Ford, Gayle & Nancy Hanshaw

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Jeff Lant for Otoe County Sheriff

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Can anyone identify this cutie?

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1967 Buick GS 400

Driver: Russell Hull

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1955 Ford Thunderbird

68,983 original miles

Driven by Bill Davis

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Andrew Kimbell

Parade participant since he was a baby

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Andrew's Tilling & Plowing

Andrew & Tim VanMeveren

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1963 Chevrolet Impala

Carl Siefert, Bennett, Nebraska

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1962 Chevrolet Corvair, 33,000

Bennet Manor

Scott, Julie, Maisie, Maddie Semin

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Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

Justin Evertson, Bob Henrickson, Christine Hoyt

Please plant trees and gardens!

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Unadilla Volunteer Fire Department

Steve Vodicka, Chief

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Unadilla Rescue Squad

Linda Liesemeyer, Chief

Jon Vodicka, walking]

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Syracuse Fire Department, City Pumper

Riders: Tim Seelhoff, Adam Holz, Jess Kirchhoff, Baker

Seelhoff, Gage Seelhoff, Tucker Zahn, Ryan Kirchhoff,

Emma Kirchhoff, Kyle Holz, Carsen Holz

Special guest: Rachel Zahn, Queen candidate

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Rural Tanker

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Syracuse Rescue Squad

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After the parade and before the Coronation, Nebraska

Statewide Arboretum planted a vibernum shrub in the

SW corner of the streetscape

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Former Queens Carolyn Kastens & Shirley Fenster and

Unadilla Bill

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Rachel Zahn can't contain her excitement!

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2018 Groundhog Queen Rachel Zahn & King Ron Fechner

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Ron & Rachel

The day ended with some more music!

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Pat Glenn

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Unadilla's own, Randy Baker

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John Moss



Groundhog Day is nearly here!

2-1   Groundhog Kings & Queens Reception 5-8 p.m.

2-2   Unadilla Bill's Breakfast & other festivities 7-9 a.m.

2-3   Groundhog Day Celebration

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Chris Sayres Musical presentation 10:30 a.m.

Parade starts at 2:00 p.m.