Thanks to Jeanie Steinkuhler and family for their wonderful
donation of articles to our History & Resource Room.
Syracuse High School Class of 1967: can you believe that 50
years ago we were freshmen at the "old" high school? Our oldest
grandchild is a freshman this year, starting in the "new" building.
What a floodgate of memories has been unleashed!
On 9-16-2016, Bob Brandt, Duane Hopp, and Brody Brandt
planted a tulip tree on the school grounds in honor of the
Class of 1967.
Tulip trees are hardy to the area and could reach over 80
feet in height. We have also started a new Facebook page
and would like your help in locating classmates. You may
also submit photos to be published. Contact Bob Brandt
There are two spots left for our October 29th Barn Quilt
class. If interested, please stop into the Library this week to
register, pay, and pick out your design and colors. This will
enable us to properly prepare for the class. ( Hours: Tues.
9-11; Thu. 5-7; Sat. 9-11) This promises to be a really fun
class - something new - please come and join us. Cost: $25.
Call Sue Saathoff at 402-269-5748.
There's always lots to do around the state this time of year:
Pumpkin Patches: one of the staples of fall, Nebraska is
plentiful when it comes to pumpkin patches. Check out
Poppy's in Norfolk, Vala's in Gretna, or many others.
Orchards: Fall is the perfect time to celebrate the different
harvests going on. Pick apples or pumpkins at Kimmel
Orchard in Nebr. City, raspberries at Fanny's Fruit Farm
in Gurley, defferent colored pumpkins at Martin's Hillside
Orchard in Ceresco or apples at Arbor Day Farm.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
9-28 Rick Block, Dale & Karen Isaacs
10-3 Bryce & Leigh Luff, Leighton McKinley Brehm
10-4 Perry & Jessica Stoner
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 9-29-1916, The Otoe Union:
"Harvey Carper was in town buying horses and mules."
Fern Sossman, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Jessie Turner, formerly
of Unadilla, were married in Omaha and would make their
home in Lincoln. A lengthy article on prohibition closes with,
"The attention of the reader is called to the fact that taxes have
increased enomously in Kansas, a prohibition state." (So
were they encouraging folks to drink so our taxes would
NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
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Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the 20th ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 9, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice. There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.
For more information, and to register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children. Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free. The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session with Greenblatt & Seay.
For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to http://www.greenblattandseay.com
OTOE COUNTY MUSEUM OF MEMORIES
Opening Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Many new displays & improvements
THE LOFTE THEATER 2016 SEASON
"Funny Money" October 15 - 30
"Twas the Night Before Christmas" December 3 - 13
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2016
9-3 Fresno State @NE 43-10
9-10 Wyoming @NE 52-17
9-17 Oregon @NE 35-32
9-24 Northwestern @Evanston 24-13
10-1 Illinois @NE
10-15 Indiana @Bloomington
10-22 Purdue @NE
10-29 Wisconsin @Madison
11-5 Ohio State @Columbus
11-12 Minnesota @NE
11-19 Maryland @NE
11-25 Iowa @Iowa City