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 When was the last time you saw bumper to bumper traffic on

Hwy #50? This was heading out of Syracuse on the south

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We were prepared: shirt from Nitty Gritty, check; solar eclipse

glasses from Unadilla Library, check; water and 

snacks, check; lawnchairs, check; staked our claim in

front of Unadilla Hardware, check.

Let the party begin!!!

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These folks were from Estonia and Minnesota. Between

50 and 60 people on Main Street plus others at the Park,

front yards, and along the highway.



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If we would have had a parade, these ladies would have been

Grand Marshalls: Rose Brandt, Peggy Leefers and Lois Ebert.

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Couple from New York. Nebraska was one of the 4 states they had

never been to, so when they found out about the eclipse, they

figured they had to come!

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This was our view most of the morning, up to and

after the eclipse.

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The grandsons were unimpressed up until the time it 

started getting dark!

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Yes it was DARK! And yes, the temperature dropped noticeably!

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We came home and watched the final coverage on TV.

This photo from NASA captures it perfectly!

We have been seeing lots of hummingbirds again

so get your feeder back up!

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Thanks to Maureen Vogt for her donation to the medical

supply closet at the Post Home in Syracuse.

Thanks also to Sandi Kimbell for the old telephone office

register from the early 1940's and to Alberta Block for the

newspaper article on Henry Horstman. What great additions

to our Resource and History Rooms!

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Nina Jean Rohlfs, John Bryan, Bob Bryan, Russ Bryan,

Coranne Moss

(Photo: Amy Bryan)

So much going on this last weekend! After the sports

kickoff in Syracuse Friday night, we came back to the

benefit for the Hopewell Cemetery organized by the 

children of Gene and Virginia Bryan, at the Duncan

Building. Needless to say, the music was wonderful, as

were the poems, and the food was fantastic. Russ does

a great Dean Martin. What a generous and loving family!

Thanks so much for the good time and raising over $2000

for such a worthy cause.






WHEN: September 17, 2017

WHERE: Wildwood Golf Course, Nebr. City

TIME: Be there by 12:30/Tee Off 1:00

COST: $25 for 9 holes & cart

Committee will assign teams

After the tournament, we will be going to The Bar in

Unadilla for the results and prizes. A light meal and drinks

can be purchased. Signup sheet is in The Bar or call

Lynn Schomerus 402-269-0108, 

Michael West 402-873-8137,

or Corinne Zahn 402-269-7135.

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Condolences to family and friends of Bruce Roberts,

son of Dwight and Bernice Roberts, former resident,

and graduate of SHS in 1968. He passed Saturday,

August 19.




8-23   Bob & Marcia Bryan

8-24   Tom Block, Jane Lewis, Avery Stevenson

8-25   Summer Wardyn, Devon Luff

8-27   Barb Brandt, Dean Speth, Roger Kastens,

Cathy Halbasch, Jerry & Shelby Wallen

8-28   Marcus Wilhelm

8-29   Lois Ebert, Kathleen & Bridget Donovan,

Sam & Leisha Pickerill, Paula Carmichael


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Friday, 8-24-1917, The Otoe Union:

"Ben Greenburg marketed his old corn Monday, receiving

$2.08 per bushel for it." Mamie Rankin received a letter

from her cousin, W.C. Rankin, who had went to Canada

(before the U.S. joined the war) and enlisted in their army.

He was "somewhere in France." Ernest Stedman joined

the Signal Corps in California and was training at

Ft. McDonnell. Alma Clark would be the teacher at Paisley

School, District #6.

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September 7th through 10th

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9-2   Arkansas State @NE

9-9   Oregon

9-16   Northern Illinois @NE

9-23   Rutgers @NE

9-30   Illinois

10-7   Wisconsin @NE

10-14   Ohio State @NE

10-28   Purdue

11-4   Northwestern @NE

11-11   Minnesota

1-18   Penn State

11-24   Iowa @NE


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