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Latest Events

Fri May 22 @00:00 - 09:00PM
SDA Alumni Banquet (Middle School)
Fri May 22
Village Office Closed for Holiday
Sat May 23
Gym - SDA Class of 1975
Sat May 23
Park Shelter Reserved - Kelli Farmer
Sat May 23 @05:00 - 10:00PM
Community Center Suite #2 - Unadilla Alumni Dinner
Sat May 23 @09:00 - 11:00AM
Library Open
Mon May 25
Village Office Closed for Holiday
Mon May 25 @11:00 - 04:00PM
Park Shelter Reserved - Nancy Crownover
Mon May 25 @11:00 - 01:00PM
Gym - Library sponsored Memorial Day Luncheon
Tue May 26 @05:00 - 06:30PM
Ball Park - Deb Moss

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Sights of Unadilla

Newsletter 5-20-2015

Memorial Day

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!

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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!

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 Madaline & Nolan Werner mulching trees



Just a reminder:

The Village Office will be closed

Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25

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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.

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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.

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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

"Community" tab.



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


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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.

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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.  
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  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."


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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.
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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.

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9-5   BYU

9-12   South Alabama (BTN)

9-19   At Miami

9-26   Southern Miss

10-3   At Illinois

10-10   Wisconsin

10-17   At Minnesota

10-24   Northwestern

11-7    Michigan State (ABC)

11-14   At Rutgers

11-27   Iowa


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Have a GREAT week!



Denver Gray WWII Mementos


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Postcard Denver sent to his folks a few days before

the attack on Pearl Harbor 

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Contributed by Denver's son David Gray & Peggy Leefers