May 23, 2002
Nebraska's 2002 Showcase Community
Look at all the Fun we are Gonna Have!
Friday May 24
Carnival with Midway at Copple's Gravel lot 6-11pm
Saturday May 25
7-10 am- Pancake Feed at the Fire Hall
7am-2pm- Baby Contest
7am-2pm- Model Contest
9am- Softball Tournament
9am-4pm- Craft Show
11 am- Parade
11am-4pm- Car Show
3:30-6pm- Pedal Tractor Pull (registration 3pm)
8pm-12am- Beer Garden
1pm-12am- Street Dance With Herbie and the Hotheads
12pm-12am- Carnival with Midway
Sunday May 26
12-6pm- Carnival with Midway "wristband" Day
There will also be pottery demonstrations, face
painting and various other things going on during the day on Saturday.
Our Louisville Jaycees have really out-done themselves
Cass County High Speed Internet Task Force
A volunteer effort that has been working hard to come up with real
sustainable Broadband Solutions for the Economic Development and betterment
of ALL Cass County is on the verge of making their final vendor selection.
Read the details Here! http://CASSiNet.com/
Memorial Day - This Year Especially....
Memorial Day Flowers Here: http://www.louisvillenebraska.com/LouisvilleRose/index.htm
A Question of Freedom...
to Computer John and Louisville friends,
I appreciate the position of those who object to the
sometimes rude and rowdy environment of an open, anonymous discussion board,
and those who question the wisdom of such a thing.
At the same time, include me in the camp of those who believe that the right
of free speech is so valuable that even objectionable and disagreeable
speech must usually be protected.
For example, I am known as a strong supporter of our
local schools as well as a determined critic of certain aspects of our
schools--we need to support the worthy aspects and challenge the things that
need to be challenged. To many people, this makes some of my views
The discussion board served as a way to get community
news out, to provoke discussion, to spotlight local issues. Some of these
purposes are things about which everyone can agree. If we put our heads
together, we could come up with an outstanding breakthrough. I can see the
shape of it; I just do not know how to get there.
Anyway, here it is:
An online newspaper, updated with some frequency (monthly, weekly, as
needed, I don't know). School news, sports news, church news, community
events, Main Street news, a couple of columns, birthdays, anniversaries,
obits, movie reviews/book reviews by locals, biographies, local history,
etc. AND...an opinion page, sometimes with USA Today style format--pro and
con, essays covering both sides of an issue. Stories could have a comment
box like the World Herald Online--where submissions are screened before
posting. Anybody could submit a guest editorial.
The only problem I have is that such an endeavor would
take a great deal of time and coordination, and I can't figure out how to
make it viable (or even possible) without a LOT of volunteer assistance from
a LOT of people. 100 regular readers are not going to pay 1% of their income
so that a single full-time editor could attempt to live on the average wage
of those 100 readers, paying costs out of that--and no one would pay
terribly much for the right to advertise to 100 people.
Subscriptions and ad sales are not going to get it
There might be a way to involve the school very heavily. 7th graders this
year interviewed area WWII vets, and their reports were newsworthy. Linda
Behrns works in her Challenge (gifted) program on writing projects, and
other teachers have done newspaper-style projects.
There are always kids who are up on computers, wanting
As for the possibility of overlap/conflict with the established print media,
tough cookies. Louisville has suffered from lack of coverage in the
Plattsmouth Journal for too long, and we will never obtain the advantages of
a hometown newspaper out of the conglomerate that owns them.
For what it's worth....
(printed by permission)
What the Cat Saw...
Hi Hardware Cat Fans!
Well, it seems like they are in the process of moving
Lincoln East the way politicians keep showing up around here! Congressman
Berueter visited a few weeks back and now Governor Johanns is coming to tour
our little City on the 7th of June!
(I thought he was off in Korea or someplace!)
Well, anyways he really should have tried to make it
for Louisville Daz, 'cause that is when we really shine! You just gotta try
riding on that 'ol Tilt-a-Whirl with Mayor Dan! (dang I like that guy)
That's the Ultimate! I suspect I know where you'll find ol Computer John,
soon as they get that Beer Garden open... I think he is the official tester
Having fun, and Ridin' the Rides south of the
Hank the Hardware Cat
mailto: [email protected]
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