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Have you voted for the Groundhog Royal Couple yet?

There will be a Groundhog King & Queen Reception, Friday,

January 29th at 5 p.m. in the Duncan Building. Any

"true believer" is welcome! The Groundhog Central

committee and the Unadilla Area Fund will sponsor 

Unadilla Bill's Breakfast on Tuesday morning, Februrary 2,

in the Duncan Building at 7 a.m. Bill will make his prediction

at precisely 7:32 a.m. Free will offering. If you have any items

from the 1996 celebration, you are welcome to display them

in the History room.

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Four members of the Otoe County Genealogical Society

met Saturday morning, 1-16, in the Resource Room.  A big

thank you to Leonard Busekist for his valiant effort in trying

to fix our printers. The term papers of Mary Beth Kernes are

now alphabetized and filed in one central location. There

are lots of family histories, stories, and photos in them.

There will be a complete list on their website in the near

future. Their next meeting & work day will be Saturday,

February 20, at the Resource Room.

Thanks to these additional All Fund Drive donors:

Mark & Tammy Bayliss, Milton & Barb Leefers, and 

Mark Czapla. The final breakdown:

Unadilla Community Center Endowment   $1350.

Fire Dept.   $2030.

Walk Path   $965.

Syracuse Food Bank   $130.

Handi-Bus   $175.

Unadilla Area Fund   $1725.

Rescue Squad   $1645.

Library   $710.

Palmyra Food Bank   $80.

Total   $8810.00

Thank you everyone for your generosity!


Do you know your Nebraska Towns?

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Here are some clues...see if you know the town:

1.   A pear.

2.   Between two mountains.

3.   A top music rating.

4.   Military Academy.

5.   Speedy little town.

6.   February 14.

7.   Log stream.

8.   Military rank.

9. Embarrassed strato-cumulus.

10.   Old west justice.

(Answers at the bottom of this newsletter!)



1-23   Bob & Barb Brandt

1-25   Karla West Cross

1-26   Arlan Liesemeyer


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Friday, 1-21-1916, The Otoe Union:

"E. Van Horn has added 5 Chester White pigs to his herd,

purchasing them at Clarks, NE." Chris Scheel moved here

from Dailey, CO. The high school students performed a

"Tom Thumb Wedding" and received $50.65 for their

effort. Ernie Stoufer started a new barber shop in the

Botsford Building north of Hair's store. "His equipment is

modern with a hot and cold water system." He was doing

business as "The Sanitary Barber Shop."

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Cass County Veterans Service Office has three mobile locations:

1st Friday of the month-Eagle (community center)- 1-5pm

2nd Friday of the month-Weeping Water (Library)- 1-5pm

3rd Friday of the month-Greenwood (Library)- 1-5pm

Please call our office @ 402-296-9368 to schedule an apt.



Lofte’s Successful Toy Drive for Nebraska Children’s Home Society!

The Lofte would like to thank everyone who participated in the cooperative toy drive with Fat Brain Toys that benefitted the Nebraska Children’s Home Society.  Together we donated nearly 100 toys to this worthy organization!  The toy drive took place during the three-week run of the play, “Dear Santa.”  As nearly 30 children were in the cast of the show, the Lofte thought it only appropriate that a Christmas charity activity benefitting needy kids be part of the production.

The NCHS provides pregnancy, parenting and adoption services as well as foster care, teen parenting services and early childhood programming.   Founded in 1981 this non-profit organization works for the greater good of children and families in our state.

The winner of the $200 gift certificate to Fat Brain Toys was Mindy Kleven!  Mindy has taught math to 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Louisville Public Schools for the past eight years.  She has a thirteen-month old son, Noah.  “The gift certificate will probably go towards purchasing toys/games for my son and for my classroom.”  Mindy took part in the toy drive via the state champion one-act play cast from Louisville.  “My husband and I wanted to help local children as well as support our amazing one-act program.”  While she hasn’t yet attended a Lofte production, she hopes to very soon.

Thank you all of those who helped to make this toy drive a success.  Also thank you to our new sponsor, Fat Brain Toys for coming up with this clever idea to not only promote the Lofte, but do some good at the same time.  Finally, we thank Nebraska Children’s Home Society for their good works and wish them luck with their programs in the future.

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New Sustaing Community Sponsor:  Reinsch, Slattery, Bear & Minahan,  
P.C.,  L.L.O. 
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The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, and ukulele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be featured.  The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt.  Each participant will receive a copy of Deborah's latest publication, the Celtic Fiddler's Song Book.

The camp will be on Wednesday, March 9  - Friday, March 11, from 9 AM to 1 PM.  You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days.

On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation.  We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords.  You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.

On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets.  Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of the day, just in case your ears need the help.

On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.

One day:                $60.00
Two days:               $110.00 ($55 per day)
Three days:     $150.00 fee for 3 days. ($50 per day)

For more information, and to register, click on the following link:

Enrollment for the "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp" is limited. E-mail Deborah This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


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9-5   BYU (ABC) - LOST

9-12   South Alabama (BTN) - WON

9-19   At Miami  (ABC/ESPN2) -LOST

9-26   Southern Miss -WON

10-3   At Illinois - LOST

10-10   Wisconsin - LOST

10-17   At Minnesota -WON

10-24   Northwestern - LOST

10-31   Purdue -LOST

11-7    Michigan State (ABC) - WON

11-14   At Rutgers -WON

11-27   Iowa -LOST

12-26   Foster Farms Bowl Game - WON

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Quiz Answers:

1. Bartlett

2. Valley

3. Superior

4. West Point

5. Rushville

6. Valentine

7. Wood River

8. Sargent

9. Red Cloud

10. Lynch


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