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 Heart in the cement in west stall in front of Post Office

(Sometimes it pays to look down!)


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“Kids Open House” – hosted by the Library

Over 75 new books for all ages – PreK through High School

Crafts, games, snacks and face painting

Story time led by a special guest

Sunday, January 22 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


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Have you voted for the Groundhog Royal couple yet? King candidates are:

Corey Schulze, Arlin Rohlfs, Will Juilfs, Mike Leefers, and Chad Lutjemeyer. Queen

candidates are: Carole Lashley, Carolyn Kastens, Nikki Lutjemeyer,

Peggy Leefers, and Jane Lewis. 

The Groundhog Central Committee will sponsor a potluck breakfast on

Thursday morning, February 2, at The Bar. Unadilla Bill will be on hand

for the official broadcast at 7:32 a.m. (Actually, it's 7:32 plus 34

seconds!). Everyone please wear groundhog attire, and encourage your

friends to come.

That evening from 5 -8 p.m., The Unadilla Area Foundation will

sponsor a Groundhog Kings & Queens reception and reunion, at The Bar.

Snacks will be provided and B103.1 will have a live remote broadcast.

Bring a friend. Commemorative shirts and hats will be available at this

event and some will be given as door prizes!

This year's parade will start at 2:00 p.m. Please notice the time change! 

Start lining up by Dan's Tire at 1:30 p.m. Thanks for your participation

in advance.

Jean Lucas recommends the book:

"A Street Cat Named Bob"

available at the Unadilla Library

Thanks to these additional All Fund Drive donors: Troy & Sabine

Becker Pabst and Milton & Barb Leefers.

The final breakdown:

$2600.00   Unadilla Community Center Endowment

$1375.00   Unadilla Fire Dept.

$710.00   Park Fund

$395.00   Recycling

$2925.00   Unadilla Area Fund

$980.00   Library

$1540.00   Unadilla Rescue Squad

$10,525.00   Total

Thank you everyone for your generosity and your

continued support of our community projects!

Belated birthday wishes to Amy Bryan, Sharon Demaree,

and Wyatt Doeden.

Get well wishes to Kate Lucas and Gary Sheeler.


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From the USDA Rural Development Nebraska Newsletter:

The Village of Unadilla's Community Center, which was formerly

the Village's school, needed a new roof on the space that was

over the gym, kitchen and stage. The roof in this area was leaking

and destroying the woodwork on the ceilings, stage and 

bleachers. The Village knew the roof had to be repaired but did 

not know the extent of the damage. When the initial estimates

for this project came in, the Board thought they would be able

to complete the repairs on their own. Looking closer, they 

realized that there was more damage than originally suspected,

which quadrupled the costs. USDA Rural Development provided

$10,900 in grant funds combined with $5000 from the Unadilla

Community Foundation and $52,1000 from the Village, to

pay for the needed roof repairs. With the new roof, the Village

is able to continue holding community events in this 

building, including tournaments for both basketball and

volleyball games. It has been able to utilize the facility without

the worry of leaks from the weather or any continued damage

to the wood. The project was completed in November 2015.


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Condolences to the Roger Kastens family on the loss of his

mother, Lenora. She was a most admirable woman and will

missed by all.

Condolences also to the Dankleff family on their loss of father

and brother, Gregg Dankleff. It's hard to say goodbye to an

old neighbor.



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1-18   Irene Rodaway, Judy Stoner Pope

1-19   Barrett Brandt, Karla Zahn

1-23   Bob & Barb Brandt



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Friday, 1-19-2017, The Otoe Union:

"Moving has begun. Chas. Ostrander has moved onto the Kent

farm and Chas. Peshek onto the place left by Ostrander. Bert

Russell will occupy the Clair Wall place west of town." Wall was

moving to Colorado. Officers of the Unadilla Union Telephone

Company elected at the annual meeting: Geo. F. Wilson, President,

J.M. Morgan and Fred Schreiner, Trustees, W.C. Botsford,

Secretary, Treasurer, and Manager, and A.E. Bassett,

Wire Chief.


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Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on 

Sunday, March 12, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.   Greenblatt & Seay

& Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle,

folk harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and recorders. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured,

along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago. 

Their performance on March 12 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah

Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be downstairs, and  followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and

even jam with the performers.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, 

one mile south of Highway 34.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, and $1.00 for children.

Seating is limited.For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse,

P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the

Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps,

and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.


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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.

The camp will be on Wednesday, March 15  - Friday, March 17, from 9 AM to 12 Noon.  Musicians 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)

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