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  Stars and Smiles Sparkle in the
"The City of Lights" 
  An evening of elegance and memories for the 2009 Jr/Sr Prom last Saturday

Louisville High School held their Junior/Senior Prom on

Saturday, March 28th at the Slowdown in Omaha


Prom Committee Members:

Prom Committee Members were Tabby Gennaro, Jessie Allphin, Adam Sparks, Joey McGahan, Ryan Burnison, Hollie Bailey, Hayley Pilcher, Ann Rollins, and Shelby Graham.


The theme of the Prom was “City of Lights” and the decorations were neon colors of green, blue, pink, yellow, orange and black.  A dinner consisting of roast beef, chicken cordon bleu, lasagna, California mixed vegetables, green salad, garlic mashed potatoes, and cheesecake was served to over 100 people.

Mr. Colin Lansman, Social Studies teacher at LHS, was the guest speaker. The dance went from 8:00 until 11:00pm.

Music was provided by Ryan Behrns

special thanks to:

Judy Roach

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MS/HS Counselor

Louisville Public Schools

Photos by Mike Krambeck  


From the Office of 
Senator Dave Pankonin
For Immediate Release: My Personal Bills for 2009 - Part III

March 27, 2009, Lincoln – The need for LB 364 was identified by a school superintendent in our legislative district. The proposed change would help several school districts in Nebraska. 

Last year the Legislature eliminated several budget limit exclusions after the 2007-2008 school fiscal year. One applied to payments to certified staff that are made in exchange for a voluntary termination of employment. In the past schools were able to make the agreements and increase school property levies, if necessary, to fund the payments.  

The effect of eliminating this exclusion varied by school district. LB 364 would give school districts, for which budget problems were created, some additional time to adjust to the change. The bill would create a phase-out of the early separation budget exclusion, so all districts would be able to meet their obligations to certified staff, who agreed to voluntary termination agreements prior to July 1, 2009, and maintain all necessary services for current students. The Education Committee will amend LB 364 into a priority bill, which virtually ensures that the bill will pass this year. 

LB 521 would allow the Learning Community to levy up to one-fourth of one cent for general fund purposes. Current statutes allow funds to be redirected from the core services funds of ESUs 3 and 19 to fund, in part, the administration and operation of the Learning Community. The loss of core services funding to ESUs 3 and 19 could undermine the current efforts to expand partnerships within the Learning Community and serve the school districts outside the Learning Community. Several of the ESU 3 schools are in Legislative District 2.  

The relationships between the school districts, ESUs and the Learning Community are still being defined. Under the current fiscal arrangement, it may be difficult to build a sustainable working relationship among the players. LB 521 should help ESU 3, ESU 19 and the Learning Community to efficiently and effectively use the core service funds, as well as the proposed levy authority. The Revenue Committee’s hearing on LB 521 was held this week. 

As you may know, the Lower Platte South Natural Resource District (LPSNRD) wants to acquire a trail corridor to link a bridge over the Platte River with the MoPac trail head east of Elmwood in Cass County. The route is not on an abandoned railroad line. The LPSNRD wants to create the trail, in part, by using its eminent domain powers to take permanent easements on more than 20 parcels of private property. The Cass County Board has twice voted unanimously against the proposed route, because it crosses the county road between intersections and would affect the flow of vehicular traffic.  

Last fall this situation was described to me by constituents, many of whom are long-time friends and customers. After hearing their concerns, I decided to bring them to the attention of the Legislature. LB 134, as amended, would align NRDs’ eminent domain powers for recreational property acquisition with that of the Game & Parks Commission. If eminent domain is to be used, except when a trail is associated with a flood control structure, an NRD would first be required to obtain the consent of the Legislature. 

LB 134 was prompted by a local issue. The broader public policy questions are, “What should the proper balance be between recreational trail development and the taking of private property by eminent domain?”, and “Who should have the final word when a local governing body and an NRD are not in agreement on a recreational trail route?” 

LB 134 is my priority bill for the 2009 session, so I will discuss the bill again when it is scheduled for debate. 

I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.

      We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.

      Senator Dave Pankonin

      State Capitol

      PO Box 94604

      Lincoln, NE 68509

      (402) 471-2613

       [email protected]   ===================================================================
This Saturday evening, April 4th
singer/songwriter/musician Edie Carey
returns to the Louisville Art Gallery

Dear Art Lover,

This Saturday evening, April 4th, singer/songwriter/musician Edie Carey returns to the Louisville Art Gallery. This nationally touring artist played to a full house last year and we are happy that she is returning to the Gallery on her 2009 tour. Fresh from her Cayamo cruise experience which she describes as "amazing, exhausting, overwhelming and also incredible", Edie is working her way back through the Midwest before heading south for dates in Oklahoma and Texas.

Opening for Edie is Harbor Collective. This duo consists of Cahalen David Morrison (the guy that wants to be a side-man) and Brianna Lane (the girl who wants to be a back up singer) performing what they are calling a "new Americana old-time project". This is a part of their tour that will take them to Colorado and into the Southwest. I am anxious to hear these two together, and it will be a great start to a great evening of music in the Gallery.

During the event, the Louisville Middle School Student Council will be selling refreshments to raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Tickets are only $15, the doors open at 7PM, and the show starts at 7:30. Call the Gallery at 402-234-2867 for advanced purchase, and be sure to leave a message with your contact information if there is no one here to answer the phone.

Now, while I still have your attention (or do I?) I would like to encourage everyone who missed the opening reception on March 21st for the current exhibition, -Paula Wallace, John Dennison, Daniel Newberry, Jean Mason- to be sure and make the trip down to see all the wonderful new work that these artists created for this main floor show. This is some high quality work by four of the areas premier artists. These four carry with them years of experience and creativity, and the Gallery looks great.

Also coming in April is the Annual Spring Jewelry Show on Saturday, April 18th, from 11-5PM. Rose Rutherford, Gerry Klein, Meridith Merwald-Gofta, Carol DeBuse, Kieran Anderson, Moonfish, April Stevenson and Sheri Floerchinger will be among the jewelry artists present and ready to answer your questions about their work.

April 11th, at 10AM, the Gallery will be invaded by an Easter Bonnet Parade being hosted by the Coop de Ville. You can participate or just come and enjoy some of the wild creations that are sure to be a part of this event. You can get more info at 402.234.2717 or at coopandfeathers.blogspot.com. There will be prizes to top designs, including a Louisville Art Gallery gift certificate. I also understand that there will be a celebrity judge from Channel 6 TV, so this could be your chance at your 15 minutes of fame!

I guess that is about it for now. I hope your spring is going well and I look forward to seeing in the Gallery. If you have any questions, you can email me directly at [email protected] .

Your friend at the Gallery,


Paula Wallace, John Dennison, Daniel Newberry, Jean Mason
March 21 - May 9, 2009

Louisville Art Gallery
230 Main St.
P.O. Box 160
Louisville, Nebraska 68037
Louisville Art Gallery: Painting, Sculpture, Pottery, Glass and more.
the Gallery is open for artists' receptions,
special events and by appointment only.
The Gallery is open
on Saturdays 11:30am -4:00pm
FISH FRY!!!!!!
  Friday, is the Final Fry
Louisville Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Our Own Community Dinner Out
at the
  Louisville Fire Station
Friday, April 3rd
 5PM to 8PM
  Suggested Donations 
Adult Single Plate Option $6
Adult All You Can Eat Option $8
Children 6-12 Years $5
Children - under 6 - FREE!
Last Call for Fish!
We have new folks in town, and that means some that have never been to the Fire Department Fish Fry before. Friends, New Neighbors, this is a must attend event! There is no other event, with the possible exception of LHS vs Weeping Water homecoming in Louisville that is as widely attended by all the Community. It is a chance to make sure all your neighbors are surviving the winter, to see and to be seen.
and have a Community Meal together. Beyond the social gig:
Two Important Facts: 
1) This is one of our Louisville Volunteers Biggest Annual Fund Raisers - They Buy Everything from Emergency Medical Supplies, to Fire Protective Coats - This ain't no  big city fire dept, these guys pay for a lot of supplies themselves if funds get short. Lets go over that again, these guys pay for the priviledge of giving their time, and risking their necks for you. WOW!! We need to show that we appreciate them!
Your family might benefit from more than the coleslaw, so be a big tipper if you like the fish!
2) Best Fish Anywhere! - Year after Year our Volunteers have figured out how to make their fish, better, fresher, crispier, flakier - just fabulous! with all the sides to make a complete meal. It is worth the money to just get a plate of coleslaw it is so tasty. 
So do your tummy a favor, do the Community a favor and show our Brave Volunteers that we appreciate all the hours they contribute, and the risks they take for us. 
5PM Friday - Firebarn - Be There or Be Square!
Louisville's B.U.I.L.D. GROUP (Businesses United In Louisville's Development) would like to invite you to join us in our Annual Spring Parade-one of the largest in the area
Date: Saturday, May 16th
Time: 1:00 PM - Line up at Noon on Cherry St
We encourage participation by businesses
as well as churches, schools, civic and private groups
We love to see imaginative floats but
welcome vehicles and walkers.
Entry forms can be found at  "louisvillenebraska.com"
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Deadline for entries is Friday, May 8th
For questions call Dee 402-234-7705 or Nancy 402-670-9016
Along with the parade we will have entertainment on Main Street, food vendors and an art fair from 10:00 - 5:00 - an "Air Your Art In Louisville" event
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Louisville Art Gallery will host its annual Thrown & Blown....artists, glass blowers, pottery and jewelry makers will have demonstrations and goods for sale Saturday and Sunday.
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From the Editor
Plum Panic
The Winter that Won't Go Away
Year before last, was a bumper crop!
 Our first landscaping project, after we bought land in Louisville was to  Plant Plum Trees.
There was no good reason, no plan, there was just this need to put something in the soil, and they had a couple plum trees on sale; $12 each, so that was it. Plums.
We cared for those trees, like they were worth thousands of dollars each, and eventually they were. Bought a shed, a water well, a generator to supply 240v power to the well pump,  tools, sun burn, and mosquito cream, a mower. All this basically to pass the time before we could build on the land.
Funny thing. We built a house, and forgot the Plums. Heck, I can buy a couple plums from Jeffs.
Four years later, I used a weed whacker, and found out to my surprise, we still had Plums! They survived!
Irina made the most incredible Plum Preserves that year, and we still have a nice stock - in small jelly jars. I estimate they are worth $216.20 each now. Actually turned out to be our best investment.
Tonight I guess we are gonna be back in the 20's, there were snow flakes swirling, welcome back winter!
Suddenly, I am all worried about the stupid plum trees again.
Ok, well.. always gotta have Some Thing to Worry About
Hey, it is all gonna be just fine!
Plums have shown they can tough it out, I think we can tough it out too, weeds, winter, whatever.
We are so close to Easter, we can smell the Ham Cooking!
  (hey, for you guys that were all worried I was going to write something completely outragious, inappropriate, unbelievable, absurd and foolish for April Fools day - sorry, I tried, but I just couldn't compete with the headlines)
Having Fun and Smelling the Ham South of the River
Computer John