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Feb 2nd

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.!





Patch Quilt

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. 




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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.

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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 

Bob Wilhelm.

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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!

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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?

Nebraska Meadowlark

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!)



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1-27   Rose Marie Brandt

1-28   Bryce Luff

1-29   Ernie Schmucker, Jan Maloy

2-2   Bonnie Ebert Mertens

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1916 telephone

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.

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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.

January 27

April 13

July 13

October 12

To log into webinars click on the following link: just before 2 p.m. the day of the webinar.

For more information about travel, events and unique destinations in Nebraska, order your free travel guide today at 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


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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.


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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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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

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Quiz Answers:

1. Bloomfield

2. Page

3. Lincoln

4. Adams

5. Butte

6. Central City

7. Holstein

8. Grand Island

9. Bassett

10. Orchard


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Have a GREAT week!