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(See ALL the photos in the Events tab above. Please note

this is a work in progress!)

The official Groundhog celebration was held Saturday,

February 3, and it was a day that started off chilly, but as a

south wind blew, warmed up considerably.

There were new quilts displayed in the hallway.

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Quilt made for Everett & Betty Baker

Displayed by Alberta Block

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Quilt made for Anna May Rhoades upon her retirement from

the American School in Brunssum, The Netherlands

Displayed by Barb Wilhelm

The gymnasium was once again filled to the maximum with

vendors of all kinds.

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Char Burkhart

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Sharon Demaree

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Cindy Bassinger

The Resource Room, History Room, and Veterans Room

had a huge amount of visitors. As always, Corey Schulz

captivated the children's attention with his trains. The Better

Beef Producers 4-H Club served lunch and by all accounts,

it was yummy!

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Thanks so much to Donna Crownover, Sue Saathoff,

and Glenda Willnerd for all their help

There was a Silent Auction and raffle sales, and the Library

provided children with goodie bags until they ran out.

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Chris Sayre

Chris Sayre, an amazing entertainer, performed for a crowd

of about 150. He plays the guitar, mandolin, accordian,

dulcimer, concertina, and saw, and came to us through the

Humanities Nebraska Speaker's Bureau. And what a

treat he was!

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Jean's Birthday Cake

Sayre started off the program with everyone in the gym

singing "Happy Birthday" to Jean Lucas. Then the Nebraska

song and then, most importantly, the Groundhog Song.

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Playing the saw

Sayre gave a short history or anecdote for each selection

and the hour zipped by!

The Methodist Church also provided a noon meal, as did

the Boy Scouts at the Duncan Building. The Nut Grower's

Association had a booth and as usual, had yummy treats and

nut based items; the Girl Scouts had Groundhog T-shirts

for sale, and all this was accompanied by Nina Jean Rohlfs

on her keyboard.

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Nina Jean Rohlfs

Jeannie Steinkuhler headed up the soup, Spam, and jerky

contests. The judges were Cassie Royal, Mike Weyers, and

Bob Wilhelm.

And the winners are:

Chili 1st:  Marcie Gartner

Chili 2nd:  Chuck Kreifels

Other 1st: Lane Rohlfs

Other 2nd:  Kevin Rohlfs

Spam 1st:  Kathryn Romine

Spam 2nd:  Steve Cooper

Jerky 1st:  Helen McKenzie

Jerky 2nd: Pressley Wilhelm

Retha Neeman was the grand prize winner of the Raffle

and Walt Scharp was runner up. Congratulations to all!

Also thanks to Maureen Vogt for all her help.

Leading the parade was the Color Guard comprised of

members from Massie-Richards American Legion Post #100

and VFW Post #5547.

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Keith Goering, Bob Wilhelm, Ron Wenninghoff, Gerald

Neeman, and Bonnie Carlson

There were 45 entries this year, down from 55 last year,

but the parade lasted longer!

Grand Marshals were residents of Unadilla over age 90.

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Driven by John Moss, a 1929 Franklin 135 sedan; air-cooled, no

radiator. Front: Rose Brandt & John Moss

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Back: Jack Stilwell, Lois Ebert, Roland Rodaway

This year there was a 3-way tie for 1st place: Girl Scouts, Boy

Scouts and Andrew Kimbell. No drones this year but 4

professional photographers, including Nebraska Life Magazine.

Parade attendees were about 400 people, stretching from

Dan's Tire to Moss' truck shed; there were cars everywhere!

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Village Board & Clerk

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1919 Franklin Convertible driven by John Wilson

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1950 MGRC Street Rod driven by Kent Oehling

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1967 Buick GS 400 driven by Russell Hull

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1955 Ford Thunderbird driven by Bill Davis


Thanks so much to Bill Farmer and Perry Stoner for their

"Master of Ceremonies" duties. Sadly, Bill Farmer is retiring

after 20+ year and will be greatly missed! Gov. Ricketts was

absent this year as he was off in California for the christening

of the U.S.S. Omaha.

During the intermission between the Parade and the

Coronation, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum planted

a vibernum shrub in the Southwest section of the

Mainstreet streetscape.

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Then it was off to The Bar. This year it was a major battle 

between Betsy Pavelka and Rachel Zahn, reportedly

raising over $5000 between them; total raised was $6700.

Wow, that's an all time record! Congratulations to Rachel

Zahn and Ron Fechner, 2018 Groundhog Royalty.

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2018 Grounhog Queen Rachel Zahn & King Ron Fechner

We would like to thank everyon who donated in support 

of this great cause; the money helps fund the Fire & Rescue

and the Unadilla Area Fund.

New this year, the day ended with some great music by

three awesome and talented guys:

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Randy Baker

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John Moss

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Pat Glenn

The place was rocking!

Thanks also to Dwight Kastens and Arlin Rohlfs for cleaning up

the streets and sidewalks, and for taking care of all those last

minute details. And to Corinne Zahn and the Village Board for

everything they do. As I say every year, this event "takes a 

village" and almost everyone in our little town participates in

one way or another. Thanks you seems hardly enough, but

thank you anyway. We had a great time and we hope to see

you next year on Saturday, February 2, 2019. It will be the

actual Groundhog Day - start making your party plans now!

(All photos that come in will be posted on the "Events" tab 

above. Please note this is a work in progress!)

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Get well wishes to Sheila Glathar and continued get well

wishes to Keith Kimbell, Rich Lechner, and Char Burkhart.







            Notice is hereby given that a Six Year Road and Street Plan for the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, as required by NEB. REV. STAT. Sec. 39-2119 et seq. R.R.S. has been recommended for approval by the Chairman and Village Board of Trustees, and that a Public Hearing be held on said Six Year Road and Street Plan on the 14th day of February, 2018, beginning at 7:30 pm at the Library in the Unadilla Community Center, at which time objection to or recommendations for said Plan will be heard.

I certify that this notice was posted by me in the following three places on 2-05-18:

            Community Center Message Board

            Countryside Bank

            United States Post Office

And published in the Syracuse Journal Democrat on February 01, 2018, and on UnadillaNebraska.com on 2-07-18.


                                                         Corinne K. Zahn, Village Clerk-Treasurer










NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, will meet in a publicly convened session on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Library, 770 G Street, Unadilla, Nebraska. The agenda of subjects to be considered at said meeting is kept continuously current and available for public inspection at the Village Office.

  1. 1 & 6 Year Plan Resolution

Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting. Any persons needing special accommodations should contact the Village Office at least five days prior to the meeting date.


                                                            Corinne K. Zahn, Village Clerk

I certify that the above notice of meeting was posted by me in the three following public places within the Village: Countryside Bank, Post Office, and Community Center message board on 2-05-2018, posted on www.UnadillaNebraska.com on 2-07-2018, and published in the Syracuse Journal-Democrat on 2-01-18.


                                                            Corinne K. Zahn, Village Clerk





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2-10   Pat Lechner, Erin Brehm Steinhoff


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Friday, 2-8-1918, The Otoe Union:

School was closed for the second week in a row due to the

shortage of coal. Mrs. Guy Wehland was visiting her husband

who was stationed at Ft. Omaha. Famous Rodgers developed

a case of small pox. "From the appearance of the weather the

proverbial groundhog failed to appear. I suppose it was owing

to it being meatless day." Dorothy M. Crownover, daughter of

Wm. E. Crownover, was married to Francis E. Orton.

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