GROUNDHOG KING & QUEEN'S RECEPTION
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 5-8 P.M.
AT THE BAR
DIG OUT YOUR GROUNDHOG GEAR & JOIN THE PARTY!
Congratulations to Rose Marie Brandt on the birth of her 8th great grandchild, Maisie Jane, born on 1-14. Grandparents are John & Jane Weber. Bet she's a cutie!
Congratulations to Joseph Peterson & wife on the arrival of their son Joshua, also on 1-14.
Get well wishes to Teri Aernie, Gordon Hopp and Burton Brandt. New get well wishes to Harvey Vogt and continued wishes to Nina Rohlfs and Dwight Kastens.
Lot's of people like to take out their frustrations on the folks who work for the Post Office, but here's something that will make you smile: Marvin and Jean Lucas live along Highway #2 and every year at Christmas time they put up a nativity scene that you can see from the road. This year they received a postcard that was simply addressed to "Resident", "Highway 2", Unadilla, NE. It said how much they enjoyed seeing the nativity displayed. Their carrier or someone at the Syracuse Post Office took the time to ask around and identify Lucas' address and delivered the card to them, which they SO appreciated. Kudos to those who took that extra step!
State of Nebraska
Office of State Treasurer John Murante
For Immediate Release
January 21, 2020
NEST529 “Why I Want to Go to College” Writing Sweepstakes Now Open
(Lincoln) For the 18th year, Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante and the Omaha Storm Chasers will be sponsoring the “Why I Want to Go to College” writing sweepstakes, with entries due Friday, March 27, 2020.
Prizes will be awarded to 12 winners who will receive contributions to the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) college savings accounts – including $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Three winners will be chosen from each of Nebraska’s three Congressional districts, and three winners will be chosen from outside Nebraska.
Each Nebraska winner will receive four tickets to the Sunday, May 3rd Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion at 2:05 p.m. where they will be recognized during the game.
“This event is such a highlight of just how inspiring the NEST529 program can be. It is a wonderful way to challenge students to focus on their goals, improve their writing skills, and learn the importance of saving for their education. I’m looking forward to meeting the winners and their families at Werner Park,” said State Treasurer John Murante.
Families can save for college for their children and grandchildren through NEST529, the state-sponsored 529 college savings program that allows for tax-free investments and tax-free qualified withdrawals. Nebraska account owners can qualify for up to $10,000 a year in state income tax deductions.
Students are asked to reflect on the value of education and what they hope to achieve through higher education. Entries are limited to 750 words and should be sent to Andrea Bedore, Omaha Storm Chasers, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046.
Information about the writing sweepstakes is available on the Treasurer’s website at www.treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/.
About NEST 529
NEST 529 is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and State Farm 529 Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 275,000 accounts, including over 89,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National and its affiliates have more than $21 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.
Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* · No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee · May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Investment Option
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
1-23 Bob & Barb Brandt
1-24 Paul Minderman
1-25 Karla West Cross, Jeremy Wilhelm
1-26 Arlan Liesemeyer
1-27 Rose Marie Brandt
1-28 Bryce Luff
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 1-23-1920, The Otoe Union:
Miss Osie Abbott was on the sick list. W.M. Duncan (original owner and builder of the Duncan Building) died in Mannford, Oklahoma. He had represented Otoe County in the state legislature. The town board considered buying a "chemical engine to control fires in the village" but it was postponed due to the waterworks proposition. Residents were excited about the possible addition of street lights; they would "get the juice" from Nebr. City.
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40th Annual Quack-Off
We’re only days away from the 40th Annual Quackoff, we hope you all are getting as excited we are... We just wanted to put a few reminders out there for everyone that’s coming whether you’re an experienced quackoffer or this is your first one.
•This is a fundraiser for the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department, all donations are greatly appreciated and go towards life saving equipment and training for our volunteers. There will be a boot to collect donations at the town hall and also there will be Fire Fighters walking around with a boot to fill with donations.
•Make sure you bring cash as there will be no ATM or credit card machines available.
•Registration is the same $25 and will be at the town hall as always. T-shirts are also $25, make sure to get your 40th annual shirt to show off to everyone who didn’t come.
•The event is BYOB but there will be a Beer Garden with alcohol and food sales at the intersection of House St. and Teft St. right between the town hall and the race track. Beer garden and food is brought to you by Baileys local of Eagle Ne. There will also be concessions at the town hall as well.
•The races will be held at the tennis court as always.
• Make sure to dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event and it is the end of January.
•Make sure to take pictures and tag us on Facebook @duckraces to share your experience!
•Most importantly make sure you have a great time and be safe!
THE LOFTE COMMUNITY THEATRE
2020 SPECIAL EVENTS
"Love Letters Dinner Theatre" Feb. 14 & 15 at 7:00 p.m.
"Broadway Lip Sync Battle" Feb. 29 at 7:00 p.m.
"An Evening with Kaylyn Sahs" March 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Cornhusker Country Music Theater!
We now have a DANCE FLOOR right in front of the stage!
Put on your dancing shoes and come on over for a good time! If you don't want to dance, you can still enjoy the live music!
Cornhusker Country Music Theater, a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization, is in Louisville, NE at 211 Main St.
SUPPORT SMALL TOWNS' EVENTS and bring the family for an affordable, fun night of LIVE music!
You can try out our new dance floor or just sit back and enjoy the music in vintage theater seating!
Sunday, February 2nd, 2 pm ~ Down Home Band
Saturday, February 8th, 7:30 pm ~ Kali Indiana Band
Sunday, February 9th, 1 pm, JAM SESSION ~ Bring your instruments, your voice or both and join us for some old-time fun!
JAM SESSIONS are FREE!
Admission to shows is only $4 for those over 13 years old. Younger kids admitted FREE!
Check back often for more updates!
Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater!
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2019
8-31 Nebraska vs South Alabama WON 35-21
9-7 Colorado vs Nebraska LOST 31-34
9-14 Nebraska vs Northern Illinois WON 44-8
9-21 Illinois vs Nebraska WON 42-38
9-28 Nebraska vs Ohio State LOST 48-7
10-5 Nebraska vs Northwestern WON 13-10
10-12 Minnesota vs Nebraska LOST 34-7
10-26 Nebraska vs Indiana LOST 38-31
11-2 Purdue vs Nebraska LOST 31-27
11-16 Nebraska vs Wisconsin LOST 37-21
11-23 Maryland vs Nebraska WON 54-7
11-29 Nebraska vs Iowa LOST 27-24
Old photos shared by the Berdean West family
1978 Ball Team
Back Left: Kevin Rohlfs, Keith McWilliams, Coach Brett Lucas
Middle Left: J.R. Ramold, ---?, Tom Block, Dave McWilliams, Allen Eisenhauer
Front Left: Dave Smith, Jeff Wyatt, Jeff Bartling
(Thanks Shelly Block!)
Inside Horstman's Store on the "Liar's Bench"
Elsie Mannschreck paying for groceries in West's Store. Although it says "F. Isaacs in window", we believe it is Glen Wallen.
Fritz Brummer, Cap Schmidt, Dale Mannschreck, Larry Dale Baier in front of West's Grocery
Deb Dankleff, Berdean West, baby, ?
Keith Kimbell, Tim West, Greg Dankleff, Berdean West
Greg Dankleff, Deb Dankleff Whitehead, baby, Berdean West, Nola West Herman