When was the last time you saw bumper to bumper traffic on
Hwy #50? This was heading out of Syracuse on the south
edge of town.
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!!!
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.
If we would have had a parade, these ladies would have been
Grand Marshalls: Rose Brandt, Peggy Leefers and Lois Ebert.
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!
This was our view most of the morning, up to and
after the eclipse.
The grandsons were unimpressed up until the time it
started getting dark!
Yes it was DARK! And yes, the temperature dropped noticeably!
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!
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!
Nina Jean Rohlfs, John Bryan, Bob Bryan, Russ Bryan,
(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.
2017 UNADILLA OPEN
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.
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,
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
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
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
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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Private Music Lessons Available in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse
NARRATED CRUISE LEAVING FROM THE MARINA
At 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
September 7th through 10th
$15.00 online; $20.00 at the dock
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2016
9-2 Arkansas State @NE
9-16 Northern Illinois @NE
9-23 Rutgers @NE
10-7 Wisconsin @NE
10-14 Ohio State @NE
11-4 Northwestern @NE
1-18 Penn State
11-24 Iowa @NE