The Village Board Meeting for tonight (Wednesday, April 8th)
Please watch our Facebook Page: Unadilla Bill - Groundhog Celebration
for real time updates.
Business updates: Nitty Gritty has changed their weekend hours to match their weekday hours: 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. There is no admittance to the Village Office or the Community Center until May 1. Please remember to support your local businesses as much as you can!
Links with information on cleaning supplies.
On a happy note, garden season has begun. Bob has planted onions, radishes, carrots and cucumbers. Too early you say? I say we need our "social distancing" time!
Glad to report Jean Lucas and Sandy Kimbell are slowly getting back to normal. Hope everyone else is doing well and staying safe. I have been busy making cloth face masks. Sorry everyone, I couldn't possibly fill all the requests I've had so far! There are some great videos for non-sewers on FB for making them out of bandanas, scarves and even paper towels.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
4-9 Michele Wilhelm
4-10 Addison Poppas
4-12 Tom & Shelly Block, Becky West
4-13 Anita Schomerus, Landon Oelke
4-14 Deb Flessner, Diane Oelke
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 4-9-1920, The Otoe Union:
There were 356 votes cast in the Village election. Trustees elected: Horstman, Morgan and Butt. Paul Watts, son of Samuel, and Fairy Lucas, daughter of Thomas, were married in Lincoln on 3-31-1920. Guy Dean, son of William, and Ruby Graham, daughter of Taylor, were also married in Lincoln, on 4-3-1920. Catherine Dively died and was buried in the Hopewell Cemetery.
Fort Report Column: Coronavirus––Your Questions and Answers
By Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
The Cares Act just passed Congress to help individuals and families,
small businesses, and our health care system overcome this pandemic.
Given the rapidly changing dynamic in our country around coronavirus,
I put together the following list of answers to frequently asked
questions about the new law.
INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
Will I get financial help from the government?
Most Americans will get a check or direct deposit of $1200 per
individual, or $2400 per married couple, with an additional $500 per
child (for incomes below $75,000 per person or $150,000 per couple).
How soon will I get my money?
Payments will be sent out “as rapidly as possible.” The Treasury
Secretary expects the payments to start going out in three weeks.
Do I have to pay income tax on this check?
I am on Social Security. Will I also get this payment in addition to
my Social Security?
What about my IRA?
There is a temporary suspension of required minimum distribution rules
for older Americans. You can also withdraw funds without penalty for
I have lost my job. Now what?
Unemployment benefits have been significantly expanded, including for
the self-employed and independent contractors.
When are taxes due?
Tax filing and payment are delayed until July 15.
Do I have other options besides unemployment benefits?
Yes. One option is for your employer to take out a loan to pay your
salary and benefits.
How is the help for small business being delivered?
The main program is an SBA-guaranteed loan with deferred interest and
payments, plus loan forgiveness for employee retention.
How does the loan forgiveness component work?
This applies to businesses that keep their employees on the payroll
from February 15th through the end of June. The portion of the loan
covering payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent, and utilities is
forgiven for an eight-week period. There is flexibility for those
employers who laid off workers and then re-hired them.
I am a business owner. Does loan forgiveness apply to my salary?
Yes, within limits
Who is eligible?
Businesses with fewer than 500 employees and private non-profits –
501(c)(3)s. Health care providers are also eligible, no matter how
they are structured.
What is the loan limit?
Loans can be as high as $10 million.
How do I apply for these loans?
Go to your bank or credit union. Your financial institution will
primarily run the program, not the government. However, the SBA.gov
website has a lot of good information.
Are contractors and sole proprietors included?
Yes. You are eligible for the loan and the forgiveness portion of
wages paid to yourself.
How long will the SBA loan review by my bank take?
Due to the unique nature of this situation, the lender can process,
close, and service the loan without an SBA review.
I am a farmer. How does an SBA loan help me?
The bill includes a number of small business provisions designed to
help farmers stay in business. This includes a provision that allows
farmers to work with their trusted farm credit institutions for the
purposes of securing payroll tax loans, along with 1-year deferrals,
100% guarantees, and low rates.
I don’t want to take out a loan. Is there any other help I can get?
Yes. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available to cover
small-business operating costs. The process will be announced shortly
by the SBA.
What is the employee retention tax credit?
Employers can temporarily receive a 50% tax credit on wages up to
$10,000 per employee for anyone kept on the payroll. Employers are
eligible if their business was closed due to government shutdown or if
they suffered a revenue loss of at least 50%.
Are taxes delayed?
Yes. Payroll taxes are delayed until 2021. Tax filing and payment are
delayed until July 15.
My credit score is not exactly stellar. Can I still get a loan?
These are exceptional times and making sure you and your business stay
afloat should be the most important priority. See your banker ASAP.
My business is doing fine right now, but I am worried about what will
happen in the next weeks and months. What should I do?
Go to your financial instituion. Banks and credit unions are the
primary portal through which loans will be released. You don’t have
to be idle right now. The intention of the legislation is to keep you
I have not been in business for a year. Can I still apply for the
loan? Can I use it to hire someone?
Can my bank delay my existing loan payments?
If I get coronavirus on the job, are my medical costs covered?
Yes. Your medical care will be covered for coronavirus.
If I become unemployed, what happens to my health insurance benefits?
Existing COBRA insurance rules still apply.
Will the loans my employer uses to keep me employed also cover health
Should I get tested?
Testing is free. Contact your medical provider or state and local
health department on if, when, and how to get tested.
Can my doctor treat me over the phone?
Yes. The bill greatly expands the option of using telemedicine for
health care treatment.
Please note these answers are intended to provide basic clarity––some
aspects of the law have additional requirements. I hope you find this
information helpful. If you need anything, my staff and I are here
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is the Ranking Member of the House
Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Member of the House
Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.
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EAST CASS PIONEER CEMETERY DISTRICT
Due to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing, and closure of Murray Town Hall, the meeting of the East Cass Pioneer Cemetery District on April 13th will be held online at 7 pm.
Bring the family for a fun night of LIVE entertainment! Come to dance or just sit back and enjoy the music!
Only $4 admission to shows for those over 13 years old. Younger kids admitted FREE!
ALL SHOWS CANCELED TILL FURTHER NOTICE!
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JAM SESSIONS CANCELED TILL FURTHER NOTICE!
(We jam the 2nd Sunday of each month, at 1:00, except in May when it's the 3rd Sunday.
Beginners are always welcome! Bring your instrument and a snack to share. Jam Sessions are FREE!
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Cornhusker Country Music Theater, 211 Main St, Louisville, NE, is a nonprofit, 501 c 3, organization
Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater.
THE LOFTE COMMUNITY THEATRE
2020 SPECIAL EVENTS
"Office Hours" April 17-26
"Life With Father" May 29-June 7
Missoula Children's Theatre June 13, 3 & 6 p.m.
"Hello, Dolly" July 18-Aug 2
Laughs at the Lofte Aug 8
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2020
4-18-2020 Spring Game - CANCELLED
9-5-2020 Nebraska vs Purdue
9-12-2020 Nebraska vs Central Michigan
9-19-2020 Nebraska vs South Dakota State
9-26-2020 Nebraska vs Cincinnati
10-3-2020 Northwestern vs Nebraska
10-10-2020 Nebrasla vs Illinois
10-24-2020 Rutgers vs Nebraska
10-31-2020 Ohio State vs Nebraska
11-7-2020 Nebraska vs Penn State
11-14-2020 Iowa vs Nebraska
11-21-2020 Wisconsin vs Nebraska
11-27-2020 Nebraska vs Minnesota
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