Hello September

We are so glad everyone is using the recycle dumpsters

west of town, but PLEASE, break down you cardboard

before disposal. Thank you!

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A painting class was held this past Saturday at the Unadilla Community Center.    Fun was had by all!!!  Pictured:  Front row – Sharon Demaree, Instructor, Madison Hillman, Sue Saathoff.  Back row – Peggy Leefers, Mary Margaret Clark, Barb Wilhelm, Sandy Denton, Alberta Block



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Condolences to the many family and friends of Roy Bretthorst,

who passed away Saturday, August 27th.

Residents in and around Unadilla report between 3 and 5

inches of rain Sunday, August 28th. The east side of town

couldn't get rid of water fast enough.

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Looking south off the west bridge. Some of the water was actually running back to the north.

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Drainage ditch west of town.

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Area around dumpsters west of town.

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D Street by Jerry Friede's.

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Tracy Circle just off D Street, looking at John Stilwell's.

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Rushing water on D Street

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East entrance to the Park

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At the Park

Get well wishes to Kate Lucas.

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Congratulations to Shelby Hageman and Jerry Wallen

who were married Saturday, August 27th. 

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Bev Wilhelm & Chuck Bjork have placed a

"Barn Quilt" on their large white metal building facing

Hwy#2. It is lovely!



Are you prepared? September is National Preparedness

Month. All Nebraska families should have disaster kits.

Individuals and families should be prepared to assume a role

in a natural or man-made disaster. Plans should include where

to meet if a home is destroyed and include a list of important

information, including medical information, for every family

member. Everyone needs to be able to shelter in place for a

minimum of three days. Tornadoes, floods, and fires can

happen at any time, so make your preparations now!

Road closed

For those of you planning a visit, old Hwy#2 is closed.

The county is reparing a bridge and the road may be

closed for 2 months.



Attention all golfers: Unadilla Open @Wildwood Golf Course

in Nebraska City, September 18, 1:00 tee off, $19.00 for

9 holes with cart. Sign up sheet at The Bar, or contact the

Village Office or Lynn Schomerus.



8-31   Kathy Lechner, Ani Hitzemann, Karla & Seth Cross

9-1   Mary Pope, Don & Cathy Halbasch

9-2   Everett Bowersmith

9-3   Allen Emerson

9-5   Noah Huber

9-6   Emma Porter, Roger & Carolyn Kastens


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Friday, 9-1-1916, The Otoe Union:

A son was born to Ed Mays'. "The county is fixing the south

and west iron bridges, putting down new floors and approaches."

Prof. H.C. Wilkins and wife moved to Unadilla. William Hall,

who formerly owned the Hardware Store, had moved to Brock.

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Hello! As part of the business community, It really helps if our employees have the resources to take care of their families while working for us.  As I am sure you know, there is a huge need for daycare, 24 hours a day. There is a possibility of getting a new daycare here in Syracuse but it’s going to take the right people to do this. 

Randy Sump has developed and owns the lots west of Cubby’s (Syracuse Business Center). All utilities are in place to start a business. He is thinking about building a building that could fit the needs of a daycare center. A person could go in there and set it up exactly how they please, but the interior furnishings would have to be at the cost of the renter. There is room for an outdoor play yard that can be fenced in.  And, of course, there will be the cost of rent. 

If you know of anyone that may be interested in starting their own daycare in a building at the Syracuse Business Center, please contact me and I will get you in contact with Randy.  It’s an excellent opportunity to fill a much needed gap in our community.

Thank you!

Carolyn Gigstad, President

Syracuse Area Economic Development Corporation

PO Box J

320 5th Street

Syracuse, NE 68446

(402) 269-3242 office

(402) 525-5131 cell

(402) 2669-3357 fax

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Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm


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LPS 9/11 Ceremony

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On Friday, September 9, 2016  Louisville High School will be hosting a ceremony to acknowledge and honor the memory of those who fell on September 11, 2001. We are very fortunate to have Master Sergeant Joshua D. Hammerling as our speaker for the morning, along with artifacts from the Twin Towers, provided by the Irvington Fire Department.  The Ceremony will begin at 9:30 am in the high school gym. If you would like to join us, please RSVP with Mrs. Dana March at (402) 234-3585

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Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the 20th  ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 9, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.

For more information, and to register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free.  The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session with Greenblatt & Seay.

For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to http://www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Bubble Soccer

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Opening Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m.

Many new displays & improvements


"The Red Velvet Cake War"  September 9 - 18

"Funny Money"  October 15 - 30

"Twas the Night Before Christmas"  December 3 - 13




Patch Quilt

September 16, 17, & 18

Bethel United Church, 2400 Central Avenue, (West End)


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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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