We heard Hwy #136 was now open to I-29 so we decided to check it out for ourselves. Wandering around Brownville, we admired the new house on the main street and discovered the Walnut Grove cemetery at the top of the hill. Just like the houses, some of the oldest in the state, so are some of the tombstones. It was surprisingly large and we found some pretty unique stones.
Husband & Wife
Cossed the bridge at Brownville and saw nothing but water and collapsed bins and buildings until we got to Rockport. This city, boasting a population of over 1300, has a beautiful Veterans Memorial building on Main Street with a walk through memorial on the side. It was well designed, reverent and respectful, and that community should be proud of their effort.
Then we took I-29 to Nebraska City and saw at the east end of the Missouri bridge that they have started to pour concrete in the north lanes. It was still a pretty long wait to get off I-29, but by the looks of the parking lots of the gas stations, it's not bothering travelers too much.
Sweet potatoes anyone? These are from Tom Block's garden. The can is for size comparison only!
Saturday, 10-19, the Cub Scouts, led by Troy Nichols, and the Boy Scouts, led by Jarel Katen, plus parents and Unadilla residents, cleaned up the park after the tree cutting and trimming that took place a few days before. Thanks to all of them, to Dwight Kastens and Christensen Tree Service.
Bob Brandt reports that a tree chair has been added and is available for photos and contemplation. He also says that 15-20 yards of mulch was spread by the volunteers to trees and shrubs throughout the arboretum site.
Brandt stated that a matching grant of up to $5000 was provided by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Approximately 120 volunteer hours will be credited to the matching grant to help reduce the cost of the clean up.
Bob Brandt passes down the pruners to Sam Hincker
This little helper came prepared!
Eight diseased and dying trees were removed, in addition to elevating trees along the walk path, and a major upgrade was provided to our heritage white mulberry tree. "It is now a picture perfect place to play and relax! Thanks to everyone who helped," stated Brandt. "Check out our progress and the memorial trees spread along the walk path. Watch for our Arbor Day celebration and tree giveaway this April."
This diseased mulberry was almost 100 years old
Heritage white mulberry
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
10-25 Bob Bryan, Ted Oelke, Brenda DeGolyer
10-26 Kathryn Ganger
10-27 Gerry Davis
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 10-24-1919, The Otoe Union:
"Miss Seybert, the intermediate teacher, has resigned her post due to poor health." Floyd Luff, son of Albert, Unadilla, and Julia Hall, daughter of Charles, Elmwood, were wed and would live on a farm near Unadilla. "Big Dance - Lincoln Music - at Palmyra. Come and shake your feet."
USE OF FUNDS LIST
Date Description Amount
Jun 1993 Purchase of building for office (333 Main) 8,500.00
Jul 1993 Computer & copy machine 2,340.45
Jun 1993 3 Used fireproof files 2,000.00
Sep 1993 Conference table & chairs 1,209.94
Oct 1993 Painting @ office 353.79
Sep 1993 Doors, materials & labor 414.53
“ Office supplies 396.76
Aug 1993 Programmer labor 60.00
Aug 1993 Labor 295.58
Sep 1993 Carpet 488.57
Oct 1993 Window coverings 382.70
“ Mail drop 27.67
Feb 1994 Labor to make drop box 35.00
“ Sand spreader 3,237.50
April 1994 Unadilla QRT donation 1,574.04
May 1994 Unadilla QRT donation 282.90
May 1994 Maryellen Doeden (1/2 of Audit) 771.75
Nov 1994 Unadilla QRT donation 3,500.00
Dec 1994 Engineers fees-St. Imp. project 22,500.00
Feb 1994 Engineers fees-St. Imp. project 7,000.00
Apr 1995 BKD-keno audit 950.00
Apr 1995 Northern Natural Gas Co. (Tractor) 8,000.00
Aug 1995 Painting of bleachers & park repairs 376.99
Oct 1995 BKD-keno audit 1,025.00
Dec 1995 Unadilla Rescue donation 4,500.00
Aug 1996 Unadilla School-library improvements 5,000.00
Jan 1997 Paul Koehler-keno audit 1,442.50
Jan 1997 Unadilla School-library donation 2,000.00
Apr 1997 Unadilla Rescue-automatic blood pressure machine 1500.00
Jul 1997 Ne. Dept. of Rev. (Keno License) 100.00
Jul 1997 Capitol Concrete-park improvements 387.10
Aug 1997 Unadilla Lumber-park imp. supplies 178.37
Sep 1997 American Fence-park improvements 544.00
Oct 1997 Unadilla Lumber-park imp. supplies 74.20
Oct 1997 Best Buy-computer, printer, monitor 2,092.50
Nov 1997 Unadilla Lumber-park imp. supplies 1,167.99
Nov 1997 Office Depot-office supplies 39.95
Jan 1998 Paul Koehler-keno audit 1,445.50
Feb 1998 Unadilla PTO-computer software, library sup. 5,000.00
Mar 1998 Topkote, Inc.-street repairs 6,580.46
May 1998 Unadilla Lumber Co.-picnic table frames 709.21
Jun 1998 O-Z Disposal-cost of dumpsters for clean-up day 340.80
Jul 1998 Buel Trucking-armorcoat sand 1,924.83
Jul 1998 Buel Trucking-rock for alley behind Main St. 974.79
Aug 1998 Unadilla Lumber-picnic table boards 263.53
Oct 1998 Unadilla Fire Dept- defibrillator &breathing apparatus 7,600.00
Oct 1998 Unadilla School-donation for spec. supplies 50.00
Apr 1999 Paul Koehler-keno audit 1,548.00
Jul 1999 Ne. Dept. of Rev.-keno license renewal 100.00
Nov 1999 Unadilla School-copy & newsletter paper 41.12
Apr 2000 Paul Koehler-keno audit 1,487.00
May 2000 Unadilla School-newsletter paper 20.70
Jul 2000 Una. Fire Dept.-rep. & equip. donation 3,000.00
“ “ Ken Keber-fire vehicle-donation 4,000.00
Aug 2000 Unadilla Foundation- playground equipment at school 7500.00
Sep 2000 Una. Fire & Rescue- lights & equip on additional vehicle 2000.00
May 2002 Paul Koehler - keno audit 474.00
Aug 2002 Donation to Community Club 1000.00
Oct 2002 Cement slab for picnic tables 7660.00 Replace & repair rock wall - park 4626.86
Nov 2002 Confined entry harness & gas monitor 3920.90
Nov 2003 Playground equip, site prep, wood chips 28,585.19
Mar 2007 Scoreboard & controller 3792.15
Aug 2008 Ambulance donation 10,000.00
Oct 2008 New toilets at Park 20,981.33
Jun 2009 benches/trash cans Main Street 7681.00
Dec 2010 Schoolhouse & grounds 35,231.00
“ “ Security System 2,500.00
Sep 2011 Bowflex for exercise room 487.00
Oct 2011 Tractor 23,000.00
July 2014 3 New Smoke Detectors for Comm Ctr 933.00
Aug 2014 Shingle Roof Comm Ctr 18,700.00
Sept 2014 Gutters for Gym Roof 2,400.00
Nov 2014 2 Smoke Detect Comm Ctr 683.00
Dec 2014 Computer/Monitor/2 yr anti virus for Library 561.00
Jan 2015 2 Lights for Gym 1,305.00
Jan 2015 Carpet for Kids Room 1,681.00
July 2015 Terminix 7,308.00
Nov 2015 Repair and replace gym roof 51,080.00
Mar 2016 TV & Mtg for work out room 394.64
Apr 2016 Chair Caddy for Community Center 423.36
May 2016 New Security System/Access for Community Center 4,331.00
June 2016 Dehumidifiers for Community Center 779.96
June 2016 River Rock for playground at the park 831.60
Jan 2017 T.V.’s stage and kids room 605.96
Feb 2017 3 new lights for the gym 1,634.41
June 2017 Resurface the gym floor 1,662.83
September 2017 Purchase Midwest Coop Prop. 78,851.59
October 2017 Purchase Air/Heat Units Comm Ctr. 5,500.00
November 2017 3 New Gym Lights 1,258.79
November 2017 Electical for Air/Heat Units 1,627.73
April 2018 Treadmill, TRX Bands, Installation 4,474.76
August 2018 Gazebo at the park 14,935.63
December 2018 4 Wheeler 7,956.00
December 2018 Gym Furnace 3,685.74
December 2018 Legal Fee’s Quonset Property 1,138.00
April 2019 Water Slide for BBQ for kids 309.84
August 2019 BF Const. for clearing property 12,875.00
Total Spent to Date $507,364.99
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OCTOBER HEALTH TIPS
What Do I Need To Know About Recovery Therapies?
Those who receive rehabilitation and therapy services are typically individuals recovering from an injury, a surgery or are coping with a chronic condition such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s disease.
When it comes to where therapy can be provided, several options exist. Individuals can arrange outpatient therapy by appointment in a gym, or for those who may not have access to transportation, therapists can provide sessions in the comfort of their home. Short-stay rehabilitation is also a great option for people who have recently had a hospital stay and need expert assistance from skilled nurses before successfully returning home. This quick stay provides convenient living accommodations with customized therapy sessions.
There are a few major therapy types available; all work together with the goal of getting a person back to their prior level of functioning:
- ·Physical therapy—physical therapists, physical therapy aides and home health aides work to improve the individuals’ overall body function, focusing on balance, walking and moving about and muscle strength
- ·Occupational therapy—occupational therapists help individuals improve self-care skills such as dressing, preparing food and even managing a checkbook
- ·Speech therapy—speech/language pathologists work with individuals to improve communication, memory, cognition and swallowing
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Cornhusker Country Music Theater!
We now have a DANCE FLOOR right in front of the stage!
Put on your dancing shoes and come on over for a good time! If you don't want to dance, you can still enjoy the live music!
Sunday, Oct 13 ~ 1:pm ~ CCMT Anniversary Jam (FREE) Bring your favorite instruments or singing voice!
Sunday, Oct 27 ~ 2 pm ~ Jamie Williams & Friends
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2019
8-31 Nebraska vs South Alabama WON 35-21
9-7 Colorado vs Nebraska LOST 31-34
9-14 Nebraska vs Northern Illinois WON 44-8
9-21 Illinois vs Nebraska WON 42-38
9-28 Nebraska vs Ohio State LOST 48-7
10-5 Nebraska vs Northwestern WON 13-10
10-12 Minnesota vs Nebraska LOST 34-7
10-26 Nebraska vs Indiana
11-2 Purdue vs Nebraska
11-16 Nebraska vs Wisconsin
11-23 Maryland vs Nebraska
11-29 Nebraska vs Iowa