The service at the Unadilla Cemetery on Memorial Day
will begin at 11:00 a.m., courtesy of the Nash-Jensen
American Legion Post #195, Palmyra.
The Library requests that whomever checked out
"Denver Do Good" by Denver Gray, please return
it as soon as possible.
Congratulations to first time grandparents,
Rich & Kathy Lechner!
Better Beef Producers 4-H Club
Emily Wellsandt, Elizabeth Johnson, Madeline Werner, Aprille Johnson, Lindsey Moss, Madison Werner, Sarah Moss, Sloane Vollertsen, Jessica Moss, & Sydney Wellsandt
Nolan Werner, Mallory Mueller, Cash Vollertsen, Tucker & Hannah Crownover. Not pictured: Lily Vollertsen
Sunday, May 17th, about 30 members and parents of the
Better Beef Producers 4-H Club helped pick up branches,
and mulched trees in the Unadilla Park/Arboretum. They worked
from 4-6 p.m., followed by their meeting and a picnic in the
Park Shelter. Thanks to sponsors Keith & Deb Moss, and
to all the 4-Hers and parents for their help. Bob Brandt
reports their work was outstanding!
Madaline & Nolan Werner mulching trees
Just a reminder:
The Village Office will be closed
Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25
The Unadilla Alumni dinner will be held on Saturday, May 23,
at the Unadilla Community Center, in suite #2 (next to the
Village Office.) Come in the north door and follow the signs!
Social hour begins at 6 p.m. The new history rooms will be
open and they include a veteran's display, the current and
old "miniature" Unadilla, and local businesses and school
memorabilia. The carry in dinner begins at 7p.m., with fried
chicken furnished. Please bring a dish if you can, and
come and have a good time!
On Monday, May 25th, the Unadilla Library and
Thrivent, will sponsor a light lunch in the Unadilla
Gym, form 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The menu includes
sloppy joes, polish sausage, hot dogs, coleslaw, chips,
dessert, and drinks. A free will offering is the only fee.
Proceeds will go to the new history rooms to help cover
start up costs and the purchase of items needed for
displaying historical items and mementos. Every one is
welcome! The history rooms will also be open that day,
and we encourage your comments and ideas.
Did you know -- your Unadilla Library now has
"Golden Sower" books? The Golden Sower program,
sponsored by the Nebraska Library Association,
recommends books for young people. Their goal is
to sow seeds which will" stimulate children's thinking;
introduce different types of literature; encourage
independent reading; and foster an appreciation
for excellence in writing and illustrating. Stop in and
check out these new books!
Thursday 5 - 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 - 11 a.m.
Sunday, May 17, members of the Otoe County
Genealogical Society and a few visitors, met at the
Otoe City Cemetery. President Mary Hanke gave a
program on the many different families and talked about
those affected by the Easter Sunday tornado of 1913.
Visiting this cemetery many times, I am always drawn
to the grave of Sylvia Teide, a victim of that tornado.
A big thank you to Bonnie Boldt and Barb Wolf for
their attendance and assistance! We can learn so much
from our past, and doesn't it put things in perspective!
The minutes of the last meeting of the Unadilla Area
Fund/Foundation, can be found above under the
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
5-20 Leona Lewis, Kathryn Romine, Cindy Stanley
5-23 April Isaacs, Lois Johnson, Ron Wenninghoff,
Autumn & Alisha Bailey, Colton Boyce,
Ron & Mary Ann Wenninghoff
5-24 Rick Wassenberg, Steve Vampola
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 5-21-1915, The Otoe Union:
"A special train to the Otoe County 8th grade graduation
exercises will leave Unadilla at 8:00 and Syracuse at
8:20 for Nebraska City, and returning in the afternoon
leaving Nebraska City at 4:50." Friday, May 14th, was the
last day of the term at Shullsdale School. (District #72, it was
still open for the 1942-1943 school year.) The children gave a
program followed by a picnic and games; Miss Helen Hopp
was the teacher. Broiling chickens, hatched in February,
were bringing 33 cents/pound on the Unadilla Market.
NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
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New Louisville Business
BUILD Welcomes Dr. Dan Witte
1276 Sandhill Circle, Suite 2 Louisville, NE 68037
“Messiah” Opens Lofte’s 39th Season
Manley, NE [May 14, 2015] - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that on Saturday, May 23 it will open its 39th season with the family dramedy, “Messiah on the Frigidaire.” Written by John Culbertson, “Messiah” takes place in the small town of Elroy, South Carolina. Lou Ann Hightower and her husband Dwayne find what seems to be the image of Jesus appearing on an outdoor refrigerator. When the appearance makes front page news, their little trailer park soon becomes a mecca of communion and commerce.
Kevin Colbert directs the show with Brenna Thompson of Lincoln playing Lou Ann and Scott Seelhoff of Fremont playing her husband Dwayne. Others in the cast include Chelsea Lulla of Ashland, Michael Magrans and Dan Ryberg of Omaha, Jestin Jones of Lincoln, Denise Schroeder of Gretna and Will Jones of Manley.
Production dates for the show are May 23, 24, 28-31 and June 5-7. Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ticket prices are $19. Those interested can still purchase a season pass for all five of the Lofte’s shows this year for only $75.
The Lofte is located just east of the intersection of Highways 1 and 50 in Cass County. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at (402) 234-2553.
Scott Seelhoff holds Brenna Thompson as Chelsea Lulla looks on. They are rehearsing a front-porch scene from the Lofte Community Theatre’s production of, “Messiah on the Frigidaire."
Free fiddle and Harmonica workshops will take place on Saturday, May 23, at the National Homestead Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. At 10 AM, there will be a FREE fiddle workshop led by championship fiddler Deborah Greenblatt. At 11:00 AM, there will be a FREE harmonica workshop led by multi-instrumentalist, David Seay. These FREE workshops are part of a full day of fun and free activities during the Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival, formerly known as the Monumental Fiddle Championship. Greenblatt & Seay are Master Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council, and participants in the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau.
For more information, contact Deborah by e-mail at
Please note that there are no actual "tickets" for the
SDA Alumni Banquet. You need to return the portion of
the flyer to Laurie Kuenning along with payment, and you
will be added to the reservation list. Flyers can be found at
several locations around Syracuse and Unadilla or you can
contact Laurie directly. School tours start at 5:30, Registration
and Social Hour 6:00 - 7:00, and Banquet starts at 7:00.
Class photos will be taken afterwards.
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
9-12 South Alabama (BTN)
9-19 At Miami
9-26 Southern Miss
10-3 At Illinois
10-17 At Minnesota
11-7 Michigan State (ABC)
11-14 At Rutgers
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