DATES TO REMEMBER

7-8   Village Board Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Village Office

7-14   Community Foundation Meeting, 10:00 a.m., Village Office

7-16   Planning Commission Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Village Office

7-20   Board of Equalization Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Village Office

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LOCAL NEWS

Even though the meal and the Southeast Nebraska Alumni Band was moved to the school gym, the Unadilla BBQ was deemed a success. Approximately 275 meals were served by the Fire & Rescue members. City-wide garage sales had one of their best years ever. Local merchants also reported good sales. The winners of the "Little Tugger's Tractor Pull" were:

4 year olds: Gabriel Goes/13 feet

5 year olds: Nolan Werner/47 feet

6 year olds: Justin Sladek/ 39 feet, 6 inches

7 year olds: Natalie Thies/47 feet, 6 inches

9 year olds: Hannah Crownover/31 feet

10 year olds: Symone DeManett/ 40 feet, 3 inches

Results from Grounhog Horseshoes:

1st place: Mike Hickman & Curt Kimbell

2nd place: Becki Hickman & Craig Kimbell

3rd place: Cassie Royal & Tammy Bayliss

The ballgames were also played despite the periodic rain; results unavailable.

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Condolences to Mary Gartner and Susie Wyatt on the loss of their sister, Dorothy Sammons.

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Ken & DeAnn Johnson have been hosting recording artist Wess Adams and his wife Susan, who are from Nashville, TN. Wess has been entertaining at area nursing homes including those at Syracuse, Auburn, and Nebraska City. He's also had concerts at Tecumseh, Weeping Water, and Clatonia.

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The landscaping project on Main Street is now complete. Additional thanks to Bob Brandt for his diligence, and to Ron Zieger and Kevin Randall for additional seeding and electrical work. There were lots of good comments on the project over the weekend from visitors.

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Bob & Barb Wilhelm spent the weekend visiting the Hitzemann family in Wellman, IA. Scott & Jenn had tickets to the race at Newton on Sunday and Grandpa and Grandma had the whole day to play trucks and cars, dinosaurs, and read their favorite books. Ani helped load the lawnmower and do some grocery shopping. Brody mostly smiled at everyone and everything. A few hours after Wilhelms left for Nebraska, there was a tornado just east of Wellman, and the Hitzemann's made several trips to the basement, since the warning siren went off four times. Thank goodness it missed the town.

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Welcome home to Rich & Rita McCormick - we thought maybe they missed the Unadilla turnoff!

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See the ad on our "classifieds" page for your copy of the Unadilla Residents Data Base.

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NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS

The Old Avoca Schoolhouse will be hosting a Jamming Workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will share some hints to help you play in a jam session with minimum stress, and maximum music. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited. For more information, call 402.275.3221, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Cass County Fair will be held August 4 thru August 9. Go to www.casscountyfair.org and click on the days found on the left side to see what the schedule is each day.

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BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

6-25   Dustin & Autumn Wardyn, Shirley Conradi

6-26   Vern & Ruth Wilhelm (66)

6-27   Ron Conradi, Bruce Hassler

6-28   Cameron Johnson, Dan Martacho

6-29   Tyler & Donna Crownover

6-30   Stephanie Oelke

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NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO

Friday, 6-25-1909, The Otoe Union: There were 347,799 acres of farmland in Otoe County, 240,941 were under cultivation. 6964 acres were in timber, 140,135 in apple trees, 4109 in pear trees, 8247 in cherry trees, and 1202 in plum trees. There were 1061 landowners and 861 tenants. A son was born to Samuel Larimores'. Sophia Gerstenkorn left for Sugar City, CO, in hopes of improving her health.

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