Join the Groundhog Central Committee and members of the
Unadilla Area Fund for "Breakfast with Bill", on Tuesday,
February 2, 7:00 a.m. at the Duncan Building. Weather
prediction made at precisely 7:32 a.m.!
Do you have a quilt you made that you would like to display? Or perhaps a quilt your mother or grandmother made? If so, we would love to include them in the Groundhog Day Celebration QUILT SHOW on Saturday, February 6th. The more quilts, the better! If interested, please contact Christie Brehm at (402) 269-5261.
Condolences to Ken Nolting and family on the passing
of his wife Lena Rae on Monday, January 25. A memorial
service will be held Friday, January 29, at the
Unadilla Community Center.
51 people attended the Holiday Party for the American Legion
and VFW posts, on Friday night, January 22, at the Syracuse
Country Club. A wonderful meal and amazing desserts were
served by Teten Catering. After the meal, attendees participated
in "How well do you know Nebraska Towns?" The winner,
Gerald Neemann, won concert tickets to "Home Free" at the
Rococo Theater, and something blue to keep him warm. Those
attending from Unadilla: Tyler & Donna Crownover, Chuck &
Bev Bjork, Ron & Lois Johnson, Ed & Virginia Reed, and
Get well wishes to Cindy Bassinger and Ted Oelke.
Are you planning on coming to the Community Center on
Feb. 6th? A new genealogy friend, Donna Duerksen, from
Kansas, will have a table set up in the gym and is looking to
connect with those of you descended from S.T. Lyon and I.P.
Taylor. I know there are lot of you out there, so please come
and meet with her!
The Books & Brew Book Club met Tuesday, January 19,
in the Community Library with 3 members present. It was
a short meeting and thanks to Nina Jean Rohlfs for the
donuts! Next meeting will be February 16, in the library,
at 10:00 a.m. and the book will be "O Pioneers" by Willa
Cather. Please join us if you can!
Once again dogs are the subject of conversation: please
remember that once your pet leaves your property, it needs
to be on a leash.
Do you know your Nebraska Towns?
Here are some clues...see if you know the town:
1. Flowering area.
2. Part of a book.
3. A face on Mt. Rushmore.
4. The 4th U.S. President.
5. A hill with steep sides.
6. Middle town.
7. Dairy Cow.
8. Great Hawaii.
9. Type of hound.
10. Fruit tree farm.
(Answers at the bottom of this newsletter!)
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
1-27 Rose Marie Brandt
1-28 Bryce Luff
1-29 Ernie Schmucker, Jan Maloy
2-2 Bonnie Ebert Mertens
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 1-28-1916, The Otoe Union:
"The elevators are crowded to their capacity with grain and
the (railroad) car situations is getting very bad. (referring
to both the Farmer's Elevator and the Duff Grain Co.)" Glen
White purchased a quarter section of land near Burlington,
CO, and planned to move there, stating thay had the best
crops he'd ever seen.
NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
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Nebraska Tourism Commission announces educational webinars for 2016
LINCOLN, NE (January 20, 2016)— For a second year, Nebraska Tourism will be conducting monthly and quarterly informational industry webinars. “We found the webinars in 2015 to be quite helpful,” said Nebraska Tourism Commission Executive Director, Kathy McKillip. “Each session gives those in the tourism industry a chance to stay up to date on events, marketing tools, programs and more, without having to make a trip across the state. The webinars are a great way to stay connected and a continuous way to share information.”
A full list of this year’s webinars are listed below, with the first scheduled for January 27 at 2:00pm (CST), which will be a quarterly update. The webinars will last about 1 hour and we will reserve time at the end for a Q&A session. An email address to send questions for the Q&A will be provided during the webinar.
Educational Webinars at 2 p.m.
February 1 – National Parks 100th Celebration
March 7 – Golf / Sports / Event Marketing
April 4 – 2016 Passport Program Preview
May 2 – Digital Marketing Trends
June 6 - Customer Service is Key due to online rating/review systems: “How to provide a great experience, how to monitor your reviews and how to respond”
July 11 - Topic and speakers to be announced
August 1 – Funding sources and options for non-profit and for-profit destinations
September 12 – How to keep summer momentum going into the shoulder and off season
October 3 – Travel Conference Preview
November 7 – Mobile Disruption
December 5 – New Trends in Target Marketing
Quarterly Industry Update Webinars at 2 p.m.
To log into webinars click on the following link: http://netnebraska.org/stream/
For more information about travel, events and unique destinations in Nebraska, order your free travel guide today at www.VisitNebraska.com. Then stay connected with Nebraska Tourism on our Visit Nebraska Facebook page, on Twitter, on Pinterest and on YouTube
The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to VisitNebraska.com.
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.
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:
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2016
4-16 Spring/Red-White Game
9-3 Fresno State @NE
9-10 Wyoming @NE
9-17 Oregon @NE
9-24 Northwestern @Evanston
10-1 Illinois @NE
10-15 Indiana @Bloomington
10-22 Purdue @NE
10-29 Wisconsin @Madison
11-5 Ohio State @Columbus
11-12 Minnesota @NE
11-19 Maryland @NE
11-25 Iowa @Iowa City
6. Central City
8. Grand Island
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