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Benefit for Matchus Family –

Sr. Legion Baseball Game

The Louisville Sr. Legion baseball game at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 1 will be a benefit fundraiser for the Matchus families of Louisville.  Brothers Michael (Mikie) and Kyle Matchus died as a result of a car crash in South Bend, NE on June 20.  Mike was a member of the 2009 Sr. Legion team playing infield and pitching for Legion Post 353.


The Louisville community and surrounding communities have come together to raise funds to cover the extensive expenses faced by the boys’ mother Jill and father John.   This will be the first of several benefits being planned to help the families during a very difficult time.

Admission will be $5.00 per person and free will donations will also be accepted.  Concessions will be available as well as memorial bracelets for sale. 

Louisville is located just south of Omaha on Highway  50.   For more information about the game, please contact Head Coach Monty Dagnaar at 402.980.5755


Monty Daganaar, Head Coach

Louisville Legion Post 353 Baseball

Phone 402.980.5755

  Thanks Everyone!
First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you for volunteering your time to assist with the fundraising for those involved in the June 20th accident.  The response to this need has been amazing!
We have several great events in the works - following is a summary:
Sr. Legion Game.  $5 admission, bracelet and concession proceeds to the fund.
July 11th: 
Fireworks, Food, & Fun @ Lake Olivo (99th & Platteview Road)  Chairperson:  Jolene Olivo-Kneifl.  Click Here for more details.  We will need volunteers to collect the Free-Will Donation at the gate and work the concessions, watch for an email later this week.
July 25th: 
Poker Run - Chairpersons:  Kenny Christian & Cory Chubb.  Run to end at Good Times
Youth Benefit Concert - Chairpersons:  Shelley Hudson, Laurie Little, Stephanie Perez, Carol Ronnfeldt, Bubba Stephens, Peggy Vice, and Jeanne Anderson.  Event to be held in Copple's parking lot.  Food & Entertainment already lined up.
August 29th:
Softball Tournament - Chairpersons:  Jeff Gaebel & BrandonStanley.  Co-ed tournament with concession stands.
Spaghetti Dinner - Chairperson:  Ann Robins, Traci Jackson, and Joanna Heanue.  To be held at the Louisville Fire Station
Community Garage Sale - Chairperson:  Need a Volunteer.  This may be a good day to hold the Garage Sale giving softball players something to do in between games.
Tentatively September 12th:
Fishing Tournament at Wehrspann Lake - Chairpersons:  Jake Dillon and Les Hubbard.  7 AM to 3 PM, 2 Man Teams
Trap Shoot -
Trap Shoot - Chairperson:  Phil Stroy - Chairperson on the Trap Shoot Benefit.
His phone #is (H) 402-867-2471 & (C) 402-297-3861
Golf Tourney - Chairpersons:  Jeff Gaebel & Brandon Stanley.  In the planning stage.
Poker Tourney - Chairperson:  Kory Powell.  In the planning stage.
Car/Dog Wash - Chairpersons:  Greg & CoCo Summerfield and Lori Hansen.  In the planning stage - possibly Aug. 29th?
Bingo - Chairpersons:  Sue Laughlin & Denny Reznicek.  In the planning stage.
Silent Auction - Chairpersons:  Kevin Hall & Rick Flynn.  Need to determine which event would best suit the Silent Auction.
Additionally, Allison Bauers has offered to be our marketing coordinator and John Harrington is our webmaster.  Please send all you event information to Allison ([email protected]), John ([email protected])  and myself ([email protected]) to ensure coordination.  Carla Knott, Dana Muntz, Cory and I will oversee the overall coordination of all events.  We would like to hold frequent meetings with the chairs of the events  - more information to come.
A link has been added to the home page of www.LouisvilleNebraska.com and www.68037.com to a 6/20 Fund page.  This area will be updated with all fundraising events so that the community can reference it at any time.
Deb Jones and Alan Mueller are investigating the set up a 501-3C to properly establish us as a charitable organization.
Laurie Rydl has ordered 500 rubber bracelets (similar to Lance Armstrong's "Live Strong" bracelets) to be sold as events.  I believe more T-shirts and stickers are in the works - Todd and/or Joel, would you please confirm?
I have prepared a spreadsheet that contains the contact information for all those who have indicated they would like to help.  Additionally, Marvin Vogler has offered his farm if needed for any events. Please email me for a copy.
I believe I have captured everything.  Please let me know if I am missing anything.
Thanks again -
Mandi Chubb
Merchants for 6/20 Support
Contact [email protected]  to be Included in this Fundraising Effort
Support the families of the 6/20 accident by purchasing Mary Kay Cosmetics from Trish Niemoth during the month of July. Trish has generously agreed to donate ALL profits from July sales to the Matchus family to assist with covering the expenses related to the accident.
Here’s how you can help! Go to www.marykay.com/tniemoth to place your order. When you order, reference the Matchus family in the notes section of the order. Trish will consolidate one order on 7/15/09 and another on 7/30/09 to save shipping costs. Your merchandise would be delivered about a week after each date. People can order from ANYWHERE, so pass the word on to your friends and family across the country. There would be a little bit of cost for shipping, but there would still be profit passed along to the fund-raising effort. Please note gifts with purchase will not be applied to fundraising orders.
If you prefer to order over the phone, just call Trish at 402-699-3434
Your name: John Plucknett

Your news: Just wanted to remind everyone in the Louisville area that the FIREWORKS STAND behind Taylor Quik Pik is sponsored by BUILD.
BUILD members are manning the stand during the day, and the LOUISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR PARENTS is providing the night time security.
PLEASE SUPPORT this activity and buy your fireworks here. This is the only major fundraiser that BUILD does, and all funds earned from the stand STAYS IN LOUISVILLE.
Buy your fireworks in Louisville !
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Field Day June 27th - June 28th 2009

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 4th of July in Murdock

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7am    Breakfast at Bulldogs Bar and Grill 

 7am Dillon Synovec Memorial Run.  Start and Finish at the High School.  See details at local merchants, or goto www.elmur.org

10am - 2pm     Murdock Museum Open

                        Kids games on mainstreet including bounce house, sponsored by EMMA and EM Baseball

10am Parade line up at the High School

11am Parade

11am Lions Club Lunch

After the parade:

    WATER FIGHTS!!: See local fire fighting units battle it out the old fashioned way.

    Free Watermelon served by the 4-H Club.

    Pie and Ice Cream Social at the United Methodist Church

Good Old Fasioned 4th of July

    Fun throughout the day and into the evening 

8pm Street Dance: Bulldogs Bar and Grill


Do the Manley Thing!

Go look in your Garage for Auction Items


AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED - The Village of Manley is asking for donations of any clean, working or fixable items to be auctioned. Proceeds will be applied toward the development of the Manley Community Building (Manley School) which is available for anyone for parties or meetings, etc.  Monetary donations also accepted. For more information and free pick up, call Betty Meyer 402-234-5232.


  Alfrey Family Re-Union

The descendants of Henrietta and Bert Alfrey held their ninth family reunion. 

The reunion was again held at Platte River State Park.  In 1980, the family held its first reunion at the United Methodist Church in Louisville to celebrate Henrietta’s 80th birthday. 

Following Henrietta’s death in 1983, the family started having reunions in 1985 at Platte River State Park.  Reunions have been held every three years since 1985. 


(right-click the image above for more detail)

Henrietta and Bert had eight children.  Beulah and Elberta are deceased.  The remaining six, Dave, Bert, Hank and Doug Alfrey all attended the reunion as did Lue (Alfrey) Hrabik and Marian (Alfrey) Johnson.  103 Alfrey descendants came from all over the United States.  The family started its reunion on Thursday, June 11 at Brad & Terri Johnson’s home near Murdock.  Then the group moved to Mallet Lodge for the next three days.  Many of those attending stayed in cabins at Platte River State Park.

Games were organized by James Valdes of Chicago and Alex Wessels of Weeping Water. The group played Alfrey Trivia.   Many also participated in a softball game which has been an ongoing Alfrey tradition.   Mike Krambeck of Louisville took pictures and has done so since the 1985 reunion. 

Everyone is looking forward to the next reunion in 2012!


Lofte Theatre - PRESS Release

Missoula Children's Theater Event a Success

For the fourth straight year, the Lofte Community Theatre near Manley and Home State Bank of Louisville hosted a summer residency of the Missoula Children's Theatre.  The two visiting directors, Lissa Supler of California and Tabatha Bettin of New York, arrived at the Lofte in a little red truck stuffed with the scripts, props, scenery and costumes required for the musical, "The Pied Piper."  Supler and Bettin were greatly surprised on Monday morning to find that eighty-five children had arrived to audition for sixty roles.  This was the largest group of children to have ever auditioned for a Lofte production. 
After the audition process, sixty-five children received assignments for the available spots in the cast and crew.  Some of the lead roles were played by Tucker Flodman of Eagle, Natalie Knott of Louisville, Zierra Flodman of Eagle and Ben Kirchner of Palmyra.  The children rehearsed for four hours each day for the entire week of June 15-19.  During that time, the actors  learned their lines, songs and blocking, but more than that, they learned self-confidence.  The few adults who were around to supervise that week, also enjoyed seeing how this group of kids made new friends so easily, and appreciated how the older ones automatically assumed a leadership role in helping the first and second graders.
Saturday, June 21 was the moment of truth.  After a week of rehearsal and 390 sack lunches the children debuted "The Pied Piper" for an eager audience.  They performed two times that day; 3pm and 6pm.  In total, the kids performed in front of nearly 500 people.  None of the actors seemed intimidated by the size of the crowd, and both of the shows went off with no obvious mistakes.   
In the end, the Missoula directors thanked Home State Bank of Louisville for sponsoring their summer residency at the Lofte for the fourth straight year.  They also thanked John and Lynn Plucknett of Louisville for hosting them in the Plucknett home during their visit.  Then the scenery came down, the costumes were packed and the little red truck was once again filled to the gills with the trappings of live theater.  The next stop for these directors was Sioux City where they would start the process all over again. 
Natalie Knott of Louisville has her stage make-up applied by Director, Lissa Supler.  Ms. Supler recently graduated from Cal State Fullerton and has a degree in theater with a directing emphasis. 
Rebecca Sheldon and Kabrianna Mumford of Elmwood just moments before their "Pied Piper" debut. 
The Lofte Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization supported in part by The Cooper Foundation, The Midlands Community Foundation, and the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee.  The Lofte Community Theatre is dedicated to providing opportunities for area residents of all ages to participate in the creation process and companionship of live theatre in rural Nebraska and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of this art form.
Complete Success!!

"Crazy For You"

Opens at Lofte Theatre
The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley is excited to announce the continuation of its thirty-third season with the energetic Musical Comedy, "Crazy For You" opening on July 17th.  "Crazy For You" is often referred to as "The new Gershwin Musical Comedy."  Debuting on Broadway in 1992, it later won the Tony Award for Best Musical that year.  The show relies entirely upon the  music of George Gershwin who died in 1937.  "Crazy" has all of the traditional elements of a classic Broadway show of the early 20th century; toe-tapping tunes, boy-gets-girl storyline and a comic ensemble cast.
 Written by Ken Ludwig, the story is set during the theater scene of the 1930s.  Bobby Child is a wealthy banker's son and socialite playboy whose real dream in life is to dance.  Bobby is sent to a rundown theater in Nevada by his domineering mother for the purpose of foreclosing on the dilapidated venue.  Instead, Bobby falls in love with a girl, the theater and decides to put on a show to pay off the mortgage.  Singing cowboys, spunky heroines and an unwanted fiancee round out the cast of colorful characters.
Starring in his first leading role as Bobby Child is Adam Kovar of Lincoln.  The plucky Polly Baker is played by Elizabeth Monzingo of Papillion.  Other members of the cast include Jeff Johnston, Ross Mumford and Wade Mumford of Elmwood; Anne Riha of Louisville;  Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth; Mimi Ostmann of Eagle; Lucy Myrtue of Murray; Samantha Colbert of Weeping Water; Ronnie Hurlbut, Marikita Payne, Olivia Herr, Sydney Timmons, Megan Kovar, Margaret Anne White, Mark Kranz, Alex White, Zack Schafer and Mick Kovar of Lincoln; and Derek Kowal, Anna Cashero and Levi Stroebel all of Omaha.
Performance Dates for "Crazy For You" are July 17-19, 23-26, 30, 31 and August 1, 2.  Showtimes are 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday.  All Sunday dates have two performances; 2pm and 7:30pm. General admission tickets can be purchased either on-line or by contacting the box office at (402) 234-2553. Please note that some performances are nearly sold-out and advance reservations are highly suggested.   

Mimi Ostmann, Adam Kovar and Marikita Payne

The ensemble cast of "Crazy For You."
First Annual
Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament
July 24, 2009
Registration begins at 11:30
Shot Gun Start at 1 pm
Awards Dinner at 6:30 pm
Willow Lakes Golf Course, 12301 S 25th St., Bellevue, NE
 Tee off for a great cause!
The first annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament will take place July 24th and you are invited!
Bring your own foursome, or partner up with fellow golfers at the course. Either way you are sure to have a great afternoon while you raise money for the Veterans Memorial planned for the campus of the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue.
The Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Willow Lakes Golf Course, 12301 S 25th St., about a mile south of Highway 370 in Bellevue. Check-in begins at 11:30 am with a shot gun start at 1 pm. An Awards Dinner will follow at 6:30 pm at the American Legion Post 331, 4830 S 21st Street, in South Omaha.
Registration is $75 per golfer or $300 for a foursome. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, the chance to win great prizes and an invitation to the Awards Dinner.
Holes can be sponsored for $50 each. Sponsors are also invited to donate merchandise as flag prizes.
To register for the golf tournament or for more information, contact Jim Linkletter at [email protected] [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it [email protected] [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 712-310-3713; or Aimee Middleton at [email protected] [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it [email protected] [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 402-672-5050.
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