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December 6, 2000

Winter in Louisville
As the temperature dips down into the single digits our little City bundles up for what they are saying is going to be a long cold winter.
Normally this cold is not a factor, as we can warm our thoughts with visions of Husker world domination and anticipation of our upcoming bowl game, but this year we basically are gonna have cold, and that's it. For those of you that are real die-hards here is the skinny on our bowl game: http://www.huskerpedia.com/northwestern.html

Okay Lighten Up!
There are those among us that do not see much use in Holiday Lights, but I would put it to you that the beauty of the season is a mix of sights, sounds, smells and wonderful memories. 
For each person those memories are going to be different, but I am willing to guess that bright and colorful lights against the cold dark night play a roll. For those of you that enjoy these holiday displays you must be feeling pretty good about what our little City has done on Main Street!
You may or may not know, that we now have what is effectively a "chamber of commerce" that was formed a couple months ago, and is called "B.U.I.L.D." which stands for Businesses United In Louisville's Development. This group is made up of business owners that are banding together to improve Louisville. The lights that you now see decorating our "skyline", http://louisvillenebraska.com/images/mainstreet.jpg , is a product of their planning and contributions.

I don't know about you, but seeing our Main Street all looking nice is kinda like putting on a new suit of clothes, it just feels good! After all of the dirt and swamp and aggravation of the summer it is like a breath of fresh air, and I am proud of the way it feels to walk down our Main Street now. Remember last September? Click here> http://louisvillenebraska.com/construction/index.htm  

Best Display Contest!
In spirit with the season, WireBuilt Company is sponsoring the first annual Best Lights Display Contest!
Between now and December 20nd, 2000 you can take a photo of your lights, and send it to:

Lights Display Contest
P.O. Box 144 
Louisville, Nebraska 68037 

or Drop it Off at Home State Bank before 12/20/2000...

We will put your photo on the web and an issue of the Newsletter will encourage everyone to vote for their favorite! 

We will award $50 and an Official LouisvilleNebraska.Com T-Shirt (Oooooh!) to the photo that gets the most votes!

Photos must be in to the WireBuilt Office by 12/20 at 5:00pm so that they can be scanned and posted.
Be sure to put an address and phone number on the back of the photo, so we can contact you on the 23rd.
We will NOT put addresses or phone numbers on the website, photos only! Even though the photos are limited to Louisville, voters are NOT limited to Louisville so that means your Great Aunt Emily in Fergus Falls can weigh in and cast a vote! We have some Louisvillians in the Military over seas that receive this Newsletter and unlike the Presidential Election, your absentee votes will be counted too!! 
Votes will be counted through 12/22/2000 at 10:00pm!

Remember it is the PHOTO that gets the votes, so get your best photo!
Limited to Louisville Area Residents, 234 phone numbers only please! Questions? 234-2085

Jaycees Holiday Celebration
The Louisville Jaycees are at it again! They have put together a great and festive day for all of us this Saturday, December 9th. Click here and read all about it > http://louisvillenebraska.com/events/index.htm

Louisville Commerce
Louisville welcomes our most recent new business on Main Street, Leibman Financial Services! 
Located in the "Financial District" adjacent to Home State Bank, LFS has combined their Main Street address with their "Cyber" address and is unveiling their new offices at 228 Main, with their website at http://www.228Main.com/ Please welcome Mark Leibman and his staff by stopping in to say hello at either of their addresses. By the way, how is your retirement portfolio looking these days?

December 13th is Coming!
The changing of the guard is at hand!! 
On Wednesday, December 13th the existing board will conclude it's business and will adjourn. At that time the new board, with our first ever Mayor Mr. Dan Henry will take the oath of Office and be officially sworn in. If you still don't know who these guys are, click here:

Get Regular...
Stay up with all the latest buzz, by checking into the Discussion Forum ONCE A WEEK! http://www.louisvillenebraska.com/discus/ Click on the words "Last Week" on the top left of your screen and read, post and get into the Louisvillian Groove...

Computer John
Assistant Editor
LouisvilleNebraska.Com Newsletter
mailto: [email protected]

Louisville Memories
Once again our History Editor, Bill Tempelmeyer has brought us some great history. Bill successfully negotiated permission from the Journal Star to reprint a recent article that he found. Bill is taking a little vacation down south without his computer, but he is sending enough stories to tide us over until he returns.

The following article was written by Jim McKee and is reprinted from the Lincoln, Nebraska - Journal Star on Sunday 19, Nov 00. Click here to read the article at the history section of the web site.

Thank you again to Jim McKee and the Lincoln, Nebraska - Journal Star for permission to reprint this article.

Mr. Tempelmeyer can be reached by emailing: mailto:[email protected]

What the Cat Saw...
Hi Hardware Cat Fans!
Have you been down Main Street after dark lately? 
Santa's elves have been working purr-ty late the last few nights, decorating the business rooftops. It has been purr-ty cold there lately, in case you hadn't noticed, but those little elves haven't let it stop them. 

They just keep stringing lights. 

And just like Santa's elves, they don't work for free. B.U.I.L.D. (Businesses United In Louisville's Development) is still accepting donations to help pay for the festive new look of downtown. But they are doing something else as well.........they have put together a book of money saving coupons from area businesses that we all frequent. 

Are you hungry? See page 1. 
Need flowers? See page 5. 
Like tractors? See page 4. 
Need and oil change? See page 8. 

The money raised from the sale of these books is being split with the Louisville Music Boosters to help send the Marching Band to Memphis TN for the Liberty Bowl half-time show. (Don't ask me how they're gonna get back!)

Show your support of the band kids and all their hard work and practice. Show your appreciation of pur-r-r-ty Christmas decorations. Pick up a book from any business where you see the Coupon Book Flyer, any Music Booster, or at any one of the school Music Programs this holiday season!

Hank's Link of the Week
Every year about this time I start really sweating the unfair perception that I have a rather bad attitude some times. I know the day of reckoning will soon be at hand, and I am REALLY hoping for one of those squeaky mouse toys from Santa. I just can't wait until the last minute to find out where I am on Santa's list. 

I know the big guy has made his list, I have heard that he is checking it 2 times.. I don't think there are any hand recounts available so I am going to use the latest technology available to check on my current status. http://www.claus.com/naughtyornice/index.shtml gives me instant access to my latest ratings, so I don't have to worry. Give it a TRY!

Having fun, and Puttin' up Lights south of the river....

Hank the Hardware Cat
mailto: [email protected]

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