6-6   Clean-up Day 8:00 a.m. to noon

6-6 Wine tasting at TR Mart

6-8    Fire Mtg. 8:00 p.m.
6-9    Library open 5-6:30 p.m.
6-10  Village Board Mtg 7:30 p.m.
Belated 5th birthday wishes to Brooklyn Lewis who celebrated 5-27.
Condolences to the family of Mary Randall who passed away 5-10-09.
Congratulations to Trixie Ziemann, who joined the "ranks of the retired" last week. Family and friends helped her celebrate Saturday at the Duncan Building.
Dog licenses expired 4-30-09. Please renew yours now!
Russ Ziemann gave a short presentation at the Board Meeting last month on underage drinking and drug use in Otoe County. Statistics were provided by Partners for Otoe County from surveys completed by children in Otoe County. If you would like more information or find out how you can get involved, please call Russ at 828-4015.
Twelve Nebraskans drove to Fort Collins, CO, to help Michael Rowlett celebrate his graduation from high school Friday, May 22. Those in attendance were his grandparents Dean & Helen Rowlett, Syracuse; grandparents John & Gera Stilwell, Unadilla; David & Amy Stilwell, John, Theresa, & Amber Miller, all Lincoln; and Jeanette Schroeder, Holly and Tanner, Palmyra. The graduation exercises were at the Moby Arena at Colorado State University. The family gathered before and after the commencement at the home of Don & Karen Rowlett. Michael's graduation party was combined with three friends on Sunday evening. They were all classmates all 13 years of school. Michael will attend Colorado State University in the fall.
Bob & Barb Wilhelm attended the 82nd birthday party for Loy Boardman Saturday afternoon at the home of Larry & Denise Boardman, Lincoln. Michele, Maisie, and Madison also attended.
Ruth, Bob, & Barb Wilhelm attended the graduation Open House for Travis Johnson Saturday afternoon at the Thomasbrooke Club House in Lincoln. Travis is the son of Dave & Nola (Wilhelm) Johnson and will graduate this coming weekend from Southeast High School. Others attending were: Bev Wilhelm, Chuck Bjork, Lynn, Livia, & Halle Wilhelm, and Jeremy, Irene, & Reagan Wilhelm. Travis will be attending Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, this fall.
Fifty-one alumni and guests of Unadilla High School enjoyed the "Are You Smarter Than an 8th Grader" theme on Saturday evening, May 23, at the Duncan Building in Unadilla. Milton Leefers led in the flag salute and singing of the Doxology before the buffet style carry-in dinner. Hosts for this year were members of the last class to graduate from Unadilla in 1958. Members of that class attending were: Milton & Barb Leefers, Robert & Judy Callaway, and Marilyn & Jim Schreiner.
After dinner, the honor classes of were introduced. The 80 year class from 1929 was represented by Rose (Stubbendick) Bartling. No one was present from the 75 year class of 1934, but Denver Gray sent his regrets on not being able to attend. The 70 year class of 1939 was represented by Helen (Hahn) Barkhurst; the 65 year class of 1944 by Lois (Stoner) Ebert. The 60 year class of 1949 had two members: Colleen (McCarthy) Irland and Betty (Kuenning) Wallen. The 55 year class of 1954 had three members: Barbara (Wallen) Witt, Dwayne Witt, and Keith Block. Doris (Gray) Cunningham, Lincoln, and Evelyn (Fey) Magnuson, Columbus, both represented the 76 year class from 1933.
Prizes were awarded for the following: person coming the furthest: Evelyn Magnuson; closest birthday: Rosetta Kreifels; couple married the longest: Glen & Susie Wyatt; living in the same house the longest: Marvin Lucas; drove the oldest car to the reunion: Larry Bartling; and the couple with the most grandchildren: Lee & Mary Clark with 15.
Past teachers attending were Rose Marie Brandt and Doris Cunningham. Correspondence was received from Bob Rawson and Dale Vanderford.
Everyone was given an 8th grade exam from 1895 (answers included) to take when they got home. It seemed more difficult that most wanted to tackle and attendees were surprised to find out how smart they all must have been in 8th grade. Milton Leefers led in singing some of the old songs.
A decorated cake and punch, nuts, and coffee was served for dessert. Vases of flowers from the tables were used as door prizes. Next year's dinner will be at the Duncan Building on May 29, 2010. Hosts will be the classes of 1948 and 1949.





6-4   Donna Crownover, Riley Porter, Rick & Annette Block
6-6   Turner Moore
6-9   Jackie & Phil Kachatuian
6-10  Jon Vodicka, John & Gera Stilwell
Friday, 6-4-1908, The Otoe Union: Percy Lapp returned to South Dakota. Paul Hair had a bad case of the mumps. A small twister took down the Duff Elevator corn cribs and adjacent telephone poles. Taylor Graham and wife were milking cows inside, and barely made it out (no mention was made of the cows!). Syracuse now had "wide open saloons", they were open from 7a.m. to 10 p.m. The proposition continued to fail at Unadilla.
Missoula Children's Theater Auditions
The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley is proud to announce that for the fourth year in a row, they will be hosting the Missoula Children's Theater based out of Missoula, Montana.  The organization uses the performing arts to improve children's social and communication skills as well as create a strong work ethic and improve self-esteem.  Dozens of directors working in two-person teams will travel the country this year and in all, over 60,000 American kids will be able to take to the stage thanks to MCT.  This year, the Missoula Children's Theater will be coming to the Lofte in a little red truck full of props and costumes to perform, "The Pied Piper."
Auditions will be held at the Lofte at 10am on Monday, June 15th.  They are open to all children who will be entering the first through the seventh grade.  The audition process will take two hours.  Parts available for approximately 70 children.  No advance preparation is necesary.  The children should be ready to smile, show energy and have a great time.
Rehearsals will take place for the entire week from 10am-2pm.  Although not all actors will be needed for each session, they should make sure they have a clear schedule for the entire week.  It is important that each child attends all rehearsals required of their role.  Parents should also plan on bringing a sack lunch for their child each day including audition day, June 15, as the first rehearsal will take place immediately following auditions.  There will be two public performances taking place at 3pm and 6pm on Saturday June 20th.
The Home State Bank in Louisville is sponsoring MCT's entire summer residency tour to the Lofte.  Bank president John Plucknett along with his wife, Lynn will also be hosting the tour directors in their own home.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Plucknett are long-time supporters of the Missoula Children's Theater, having become familiar with it over twenty years ago at their home in Ogallala when their own children were young.
For more information in regards to "The Pied Piper," Missoula Children's Theater, or the Lofte, please call               (402) 234-2553        or visit the Lofte's website,
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