Well, the truth is this beautiful new sign, like most everything worthwhile, is the result of patience, vision, hard work, planning and then more hard work.
The "Welcome to Louisville" Sign Project Committee" is made up of these neighbors:
Bob Copple, Teri Sholting, Barb Smisek and Melody Stohlman.
People in this town have wanted to have a sign for about 25 years. Last year this issue was brought up at Build meeting and a Committee was organized. Barb Smisek of Home State Bank recalls an early meeting on the project back on April 24th, 2001.
After many meetings the project began to take its current form.
The Approximate cost of the sign is $22,000
Home State Bank gave $5,000
Ash Grove gave $2,000
A grant was received by Nebraska State Wide Arboretum who agreed to pay 80% of landscaping.
Plot of land belongs to Earl Meisinger who allowed city to put a sign there.
Louis and Shirley Riha donated fill dirt.
And our Mayor...Mayor Henry did a lot of dirt work by himself on the 4th of July weekend.
The Committee reviewed many types of signs, different layouts and materials and ended up with this angled design.
Designer and installer of the sign is - Rick Dolphins out of Ralston, Bob Cleary is doing the lighting. Landscaping is being done by the Village Nursery out of Plattsmouth. The Committee has plans to beautify the area along Hwy 50 from city pump house all the way to Main Street. Seeding for that purpose has already been funded. Eventually there will be put up a fence to cover back yard of the the house behind the sign.
All and all another prideful addition to our City on the Move! Please make sure and thank the folks involved for their hard work and contributions!
From the City Office
Water is Flowing!
Other news includes approval of the final plat of South Ridge Subdivision by the City Council on July 10th. What a great addition to this little city of ours. Ask Bob or Dick to show you the final drawings, they are sure to have one in their back pocket.
Dee Arias is getting a handle on her new job. She would appreciate holding all complaints to a minimum while she's in training!!
Artist Reception Saturday Night
Well, as much as I hate to do it, it is time to take down the current show, "ABSTRACTS AND INSTRUMENTS", and get ready for the next exhibition titled "THE ALL WOMEN ARTISTS SHOW".
This show will feature some artists that have previously or are currently showing in the Gallery, along with some new faces.
Madalyn Bruning, Bonnie Mercer, Liz Vercruysse and Susan McGilvrey all participated in the grand opening exhibition in November. Liz and Susan have continued to be represented since that time and will be bringing in some new work for this show.
Madalyn's watercolors were very popular, and I'm looking forward to seeing what she has been doing since the grand opening. It is a privilege having her work return to the Gallery.
Bonnie has been working on a "red chair" series, and it will be nice to see her return as well. She has also been donating some of her time to the Gallery, and that has been greatly appreciated.
Melissa Husby, the driving force behind the " Go Figure" show, also returns after spending some time studying in Philadelphia.
New to the Louisville Art Gallery are Rita Murphy, Valerie Light-Anderson, Trudy Swanson and Arlene Nelson.
Rita, an award winning, regional artist, is currently working in watercolor and using floral images for her inspiration. Arlene Nelson, who also works in watercolor, lives up the road in South Bend and spends much of the year exhibiting and selling in art fairs around the country.
Valerie prefers to work in oil and has brought in some very nice still life paintings.
Trudy Swanson works three dimensionally with a variety of steel, glass, ceramic and just about anything else you can think of.
This show begins on Saturday, July 13, and runs through September 14. The artist reception is this Saturday night, the thirteenth, from 6-10PM.
The Omaha Modern Dance Collective will be performing and singer/songwriter Beth McBride will be providing some excellent tunes.
Hope to see you here!
Linda Can Sew!
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What the Cat Saw...
Hi Hardware Cat Fans!
Well, I was mildly irritated with Ol' Computer John when he insisted on playing around, again, with the Discussion Forum of the City website. I thinks he is generally well intentioned, but he still doesn't understand how important it is for a Cat to remain anonymous!
I used to love giving Ol' Larry here some grief about the cheap kitty litter that he uses, and he was none the wiser when I posted under my Internet alias: Fur Ball. It gave me the opportunity to say my peace, and Ol' Larry could never figure out that it was actually me!
....say... He doesn't read these Newsletters.... Does HE??
Having fun, and Sleeping on Paint Shakers south of the river....