Upcoming Village Office Hours
Wednesday 12-28 Closed
Thursday 12-29 9 - 11 a.m.
Friday 12-30 9 - 11 a.m.
Monday 1-2 Closed
Tuesday 1-3 9 - 11 a.m.
Thanks to additional All Fund Drive contributors Glen & April Isaacs. Your gift is so appreciated.
Continued get well wishes to Ed Reed and Dan Crownover and any others under the weather.
Groundhog Day preparations are in the works...it's coming right up!
The wild and woolly first years of the Nebraska Territory is the subject of Nebraska historian Jeff Barnes's presentation of "The (Mad) Queen of the Prairies: Frenzied First Years of the Nebraska Territory" at the Unadilla Community Center on Saturday, February 4, at 10:30 a.m. The talk is in conjunction with the community's annual Groundhog Day celebration and is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska.
Nebraska's approach to establishing a territory was unusual to say the least, says Barnes. "We actually had a territory where an Indian chief was proclaimed as its first govenor, where banks printed and passed their own money, and where women nearly first won the right to vote," he said. "We went through a time when governors were seemingly switched every few months, and where the battle for the capital was a constant."
The baby steps taken during the 1850's accidentally and deliberately set the path Nebraska followed for generations to come. Barnes shares rarely seen images and maps, along with seldom-heard stories of the unconventional, dysfunctional first years of Nebraska, a territory that newspapers of the day called the "Queen of the Prairies."
Hope to see you there!!!
And don't forget to vote for the King and Queen at the Bank or Mal's. Vote early, vote often!
As many of you know, our Village Clerk, Corinne Zahn, has taken a different job. We will all certainly miss her and we ask for your patience until a new clerk is hired. Watch the community center entry door for current office hours, and please, be patient!
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
12-30 Tucker Crownover, Aaron Kempkes
1-1 Aaron Bailey, Tyler Crownover, Linda Carmichael
1-2 Gerri Eisenhauer
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 12-29-1922, The Otoe Union:
On Christmas Day, a farmer reported his chickens chasing grasshoppers, "like it was July." Mrs. Charles Dorman passed away. She was one of the original settlers at Paisley, and left 5 daughters and 1 son. Marjorie and Nellie West went to Lincoln on the bus. Mrs. Carl Seeman was assisting at the Post Office. Henry Massie, Taylor Graham, W.M. Dean, L.F. Parker, and Judge Carper, pitched horse shoes in their shirt sleeves on Christmas Day.
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