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Louisville Wednesday Newsletter

March 10th, 2010



Ladies~ Start your bonnets!


Coop de Ville’s Easter Bonnet Parade

is in just three more Saturdays.


March 27 register your bonnet between 9 and 10 at

Louisville Art Gallery. Parade begins at 10.


Wear a bonnet of your own design and get

20% off your entire purchase in the Coop & Feathers.


First Place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate.

Second Place winner will receive a $75 gift certificate.

Third Place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.


Need something to jump start your creativity?

We’ve posted photos of previous bonnets on our blog: coopandfeathers.blogspot.com


Call 402.234.2717 with any questions

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Otoe County Rural Schools Reunion

When: Saturday, April 10 2010
Event Type:  
Where: Harmony School
6265 'Q' Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Description: On April 10th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Otoe County Genealogical Society will host its 1st Annual Otoe County Rural Schools Reunion at Harmony School at 6265 'Q' Road, which is located 8 miles south of Nebraska City on Highway 75, and ½ mile west on ‘Q’ road. Harmony School is a rural schoolhouse that was built in 1879, and was closed in 1997.  This reunion will include a coffee social and tour of the 130-year old rural schoolhouse. In addition, it will also give visitors a chance to assist our society in identifying numerous unidentified rural schoolhouse photographs from several different school districts throughout the county. The society has come into possession of these prized photographs through their Otoe County Courthouse Clean-up Project, in which these photographs were donated to the society by the Otoe County Clerk’s office, and through other generous donations as well.  So please come join us at Harmony School and help us pay tribute to the outstanding contributions that these rural schoolhouses made in the education of our state’s youth for the past 100 years now!



 Mark Your Calendar for May 29, 2010!
The biggest single alumni event that the Association undertakes each year is the Alumni Banquet, an event that is held annually on the Saturday before Memorial Day.  This year's banquet will be held in the High School Gymnasium on Saturday, May 29, 2010, beginning at 6:00pm.  The honored classes for this year's Banquet are:
50 Year Class - Class of 1960
40 Year Class - Class of 1970 (host class)
25 Year Class - Class of 1985
10 Year Class - Class of 2000
Graduating Class of 2010
 To find out more about this year's Banquet, go to our newly created website  www.louisvillealumni.org
The important work of the Alumni Association can be sustained only if our members are active and involved!
If you would like to part of the committee, please contact one of the members below.  We would love to have you!

2010 Alumni Committee members:

•    Donna Tlustos  Albert
•    Jean  Johnson Buskirk
•    Lori  Petereit  Gray
•    Jean Knutson Heim
•    Jack Mayfield
•    Judy Hutchison Meyer
•    Patsy Dobbs Sawyer


Nominate an Outstanding LPS Teacher and/or Support Staffer!


Each year, LPS students, former LPS students and parents of LPS students are eligible to make nominations for the Outstanding Teacher and the Outstanding Support Staff awards. This program provides a way to honor the people who make a positive difference in the lives of students. Your nominee may be a Teacher or a member of the Support Staff (aides, administrators, bus drivers, maintenance, kitchen staff, etc.). The winner is chosen by a committee that reviews the nominations. The selection committee is made up of members of the Louisville School Foundation and the PTO.



The Louisville School Foundation and the Louisville PTO



Nomination Form
Outstanding Teacher Award
Outstanding Support Staffer Award

Each year, students, former students and parents of students are eligible to make nominations for these awards. The program provides a way to honor the people who make a positive difference in the lives of students. Your nominee may be a Teacher or a member of the Support Staff (aides, administrators, bus drivers, maintenance, kitchen staff, etc.). The winner is chosen by a committee that reviews the nominations. The selection committee is made up of members of the Louisville School Foundation and the PTO.
You may make a nomination by sending a one or two page letter to:
Teacher & Staff Recognition
Louisville School Foundation
Box 465
Louisville, NE 68037
Please note the rules:
•    Your nominee may be a current staffer or a retiree, but must be living.
•    Your letter should be no longer than one or two pages that express your reasons for making the nomination--explaining how this person touched your life or motivated you.
•    Include your name, address and phone number.
•    Winners will be selected from entries received by April 15.
•    Nominations may not be submitted as a class project.

If you have questions, please talk to any Foundation Board member or call Kara Habrock at 679-1067.  The honorees chosen for the award are recognized at Honors Night or Elementary Fun Day, have their names engraved on the plaque, and receive a cash prize and/or gift certificate.

You may use this form as a letter of nomination by completing the information below and writing your letter on the back.
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I nominate ____________________________________

For (circle one) Outstanding Teacher Outstanding Support Staffer
My name:_____________________________
Address and Phone:













The Omaha Lead and Healthy Homes Conference is March 15-16 at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Milo Bail Student Center. After March 8,  registration will be $65/person.  To register go to www.omahahealthykids.org.   Highlights of the conference include presentations on National Lead Exposure and Violent Crime Research, Kim Dietrich, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati,  Ruth Norton, Executive Director of Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, and UNL and UNMC faculty. The conference is  a partnership of several organizations including the Extension in Douglas County and UNL Extension.

For more information contact the Cass County Extension office in Weeping Water at 267-2205, or e-mail cass-county@unl.edu





S P R I N G!
Are you thinking Spring?
Flowers? Fresh Veggies?
Then help support the Louisville Fireman’s Auxiliary raise money by attending our plant sale.
We are raising money to help with scholarships and other things we do.
Plants are locally grown in Fremont, from Janet’s Jungle.
We are taking pre-orders till April 19th
You can contact for an order sheet or questions:
Candy McClun 234.4995
Teri McClun 234.4161

Plants will be available for pick up May 1st at the Fire Hall from 9am-3pm.

If you don’t pre-order you can still stop by and check them out as we will have plants that day for you to purchase.
Thursday & Friday, March 25 & 26

 March 25  ~  7:00 pm Parent’s night
            March 26  ~  9:00 am/1:00 pm Child Get Together
Please pre-register by contacting the elementary school office prior to March 25.

Louisville Elementary School
202 West 3rd Street

Any child born on or before
October 15, 2005

Louisville Elementary School for more information @ 234-4215
On behalf of the Great Plains Bicycling Club (http://greatplainsbikeclub.org/) I would like to 
inform you of the details of our Spring Fling Bike Ride on Sunday, April 25, 2010.  The ride
has one starting point at the Eagle Elementary School and another starting point at Louisville
High School.  The Murdock ballpark will serve as the mid-point SAG stop.  Portable toilets 
will be provided at Eagle, Murdock, and Louisville.

Depending upon the weather, we will have between 100 and 200 riders.  Along the route which
includes Hwys. 34, 1, 66, and 50 we will have standard 3' X 3' traffic signs stating "Caution: Cyclist Ahead".
Riders are advised in writing in and in pre-ride announcements of the laws pertaining to riding on
county and state highways.  We invite the riders to be Ambassadors for Bicycling.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Pat Bracken
GPBC Co-Ride Director

Track Season began on Monday, March 1, 2010
Stay tuned for upcoming highlights!   

All Lions Photos Compliments of Mike Krambeck,
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Recycling Open House


Cass County Recycling Schedule


B.U.I.L.D. Sponsors...
Second Annual Louisville Outstanding Volunteer Awards

Louisville Outstanding Volunteer

These awards are being given by B.U.I.L.D. (Businesses United in Louisville Development) to Outstanding Volunteers in our community.  These individuals do so much for our town and get very little recognition for long hours of hard work that help make our community great!

The award categories are:

The Unsung Hero:  This person has silently volunteered their time to perform an act that has helped our community or individual in our community.

The Lifetime Achievement Award:  This person has been in our community for a majority of their lifetime and has contributed throughout their life to making Louisville a great place to live.

Outstanding School Volunteer:  This person volunteers countless hours to our school and helps make the school a better place to be.

Business Person of the Year:  This person owns or works at a business in Louisville and through that business encourages Louisville volunteerism and community growth.

L.O.V.  Award:  This is an all encompassing award that should go to a person that volunteers for numerous activities and is the person you can always count on to never say NO when you need someone to help out.

Recipients of these awards will be honored at a dinner on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Anyone interested in attending the dinner should call Dee at the city office for tickets (234-7705.)$10 each.

Louisville Outstanding Volunteer
(print this page or submit online by clicking here )

Nomination Form
Due no later the March 29, 2010
Please turn in at Louisville City Office

Award Category:________________________________________________
Recipient Name________________________________________________
Recipient Contact Information (if known)
Phone #______________________________________________________

Please let us know in 100 words or less why this person deserves this award:

Submitted By:  _________________________________________________
                         (you may choose to remain anonymous) However, everyone who makes a nomination will get their name in a drawing for a GREAT prize.


 132 Main St. Louisville

"YouNique" Salon and Spa

YouNique Salon is now open for business. YouNique is a full service hair and beauty salon located in Louisville. We offer professional hair, nail, and massage services. As well as, tanning and waxing. YouNique has a wide range of retail products including professional hair products including TiGi, Catwalk, Rusk, American Crew, Circle of Friends children's line, Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray, and It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In. Also watch for other retail coming soon to YouNique like handbags and candles and Beauticontrol skin and beauty products.

Hours are Monday 9-6 Tuesday 9-8 Wednesday 9-8 Thursday 9-8 Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-12.

Younique Salon and Spa

132 Main Street Louisville,Nebraska 68037  

(402) 234-2060





The Otoe County Genealogical Society
The Otoe County Genealogical Society will hold its next meeting on March 11th at 7:00 pm at the Otoe County Museum of Memories at 366 Poplar Street in Syracuse, Nebraska.  During our meeting, OCGS co-founder, Linda Worrall, will cover reunion planning, and how to ensure that your family tree grows from this event as well!  So if you're looking to host a reunion this summer, or just thinking about hosting one in the future, then please join us at the museum and receive a free reunion planner from Reunions.com.  After the meeting,  guests are also invited to search for information on their Otoe County ancestors in the museum's genealogical reference area.  Our society meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm, and our meeting location alternates every other month between the Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City, and the Otoe County Museum of Memories in Syracuse. To learn more about the society, please check out our website, or contact the Morton-James Library for more information.

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For Immediate Release:


Some Important Bills Don’t Earn Headlines


March 5, 2010, Lincoln Only a few of the bills that are introduced in the Legislature generate media coverage. This means that the majority of Nebraskans seldom, if ever, hear about most of the new laws that are enacted. Some of the laws in question have little direct impact on the lives of our citizens, but others create changes that deserve to be brought to the attention of everyone in our state.


LB 216 was passed last month to allow a family member injured in a car accident, in which a relative was driving, to have their medical expenses covered by the driver’s auto insurance policy. LB 216 eliminated the “guest statute” which protected drivers from liability for injuries to passengers if they were family members, unless the driver committed gross negligence or was under the influence of alcohol.


Several constituents voiced support for a bill to move back the eligibility date for children to start kindergarten. Under LB 1006, which is ready for the final round of debate, children would be eligible if they are five years old by July 31st instead of the current cut-off date of October 15th. An exception would be included for children who turn five between August 1 and October 15, if they perform well on a kindergarten assessment tool. These changes would begin in the 2012-13 school year. Under the current cut-off date, teachers reported a wide age range in their classes, with differences as much as 18 months to two and a half years. This age range can mean that some children are mature enough to thrive in today’s academically focused kindergarten classes, and some are not. LB 1006 would create a more even experience for young children as they begin their K-12 education.


A lien is used to provide security to a party who has an interest in a parcel of real property. Once placed on the title to the property, the lien must be paid before the property can be transferred to another party. This ensures that the lien holder will be paid for their interest in the property. Nebraska’s current law provides rules for establishing and prioritizing liens for condominium homeowners associations, but there are no provisions that address the same procedures for other types of homeowners associations, such as a townhouse owners association or an individual family residence homeowners association. LB 736 would establish provisions for all types of homeowners associations that are identical to those that already exist for condominium homeowners associations. The legislature passed LB 736 in late February. The bill included an emergency clause, so it will become law as soon as it is signed by the governor.


Neighbors would be required to construct and maintain a just proportion of a division fence under LB 667. The term “just proportion” would mean an equitable allocation of the portion of the fence line to be physically built and cared for by each landowner, or in lieu of the actual work, a financial contribution for construction and maintainence made by either landowner. LB 667 would clarify that the fencing standard to which landowners would be held, unless they agree to a different standard, is a wire fence. As defined in our current law, a wire fence is consistent with widely understood and used fence standards.


LB 226 expanded some rights for 18-year-olds. The bill would allow them to enter into contracts or leases, or consent to medical treatment, if a parent or guardian gives consent through a power of attorney. LB 226 is waiting to be signed by the governor. The bill’s emergency clause will allow the new law to take effect immediately and grant to Nebraska’s

18-year-olds new rights that will be consistent with those found in the majority of the other states in this country.


The Nebraska Litter Reduction and Recycling Act was scheduled to end on October 30, 2010. LB 798 will extend the termination date to October 30, 2015. The extension will also extend the litter fee collection used for litter and recycling programs.

  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



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Outdoor Education Specialist

Nebraska Game & Parks



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Community Lenten and Holy Week Services
The First Christian Disciples of Christ and the United Methodist Churches are holding their second annual Community Lenten and Holy Week Services. Each Service begins at 7PM
Here are the dates and places:

March 10: United Methodist Church
March 17: First Christian Church
March 24: Untied Methodist Church
Holy Week:
April 1: United Methodist Church: Seder Meal with Communion
April 2: Good Friday (Meet outside Fire Station for the Cross Walk.) If unable to walk, wait @ Christian Church)


Remember your Recorder? 

Check out the Avoca Schoolhouse!


The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will celebrate the seventeenth annual Play-the-Recorder Month in March by offering a Beginning Recorder Workshop on Saturday, March 13, from 1 PM - 3 PM.   Deborah Greenblatt, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and member of the American Recorder Society, will lead the workshop.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The $30.00 fee includes an instruction book, and a soprano recorder.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to debby@greenblattandseay.comdebby@greenblattandseay.com .

Founded in 1939, the American Recorder Society is celebrating 70 years of service to its members and constituents--all recorder players including amateurs to leading professionals, students to teachers.  It has some 130 chapters and consorts in the U.S. and Canada, where its membership base is over 2200, plus 130 members in 28 other countries.

Play-the-Recorder Month grew out of an event staged as part of an "ARS 50" anniversary celebration, during which members all over the world played a recorder piece simultaneously on April 1, 1989.  Play-the-Recorder Day was first officially held in 1992, and then expanded to Play-the-Recorder Month the following year.

The ARS office in St. Louis, Mo, may be contacted at 314966-4082, or Recorder@AmericanRecorder.orgRecorder@AmericanRecorder.org , or through the ARS web site, www. AmericanRecorder.org.
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  Dear Louisvillians,

   Have you heard the pitter-patter of raindrops on your rooftop lately?  Ahh...the refreshing sounds of rainwater!  Spring is in the air, and accompanying that notion comes the ideas of renewal, hope, new life and growth.  I'm sure many of you are already thinking ahead to yard projects and flower gardens and thumbing through those seed catalogs searching for the perfect variety of tomatoes to plant this year.  

    In thinking about the rain, my thoughts turned to the importance of water...in our world, our nation and our local communities.  How fortunate we are to be atop the Ogallala Aquifer which provides much of our groundwater.  How fortunate we are to have beautiful lakes nearby to gaze upon.  How fortunate we are to be close to the river which offers entertainment, life and a picturesque setting for sunsets and sunrises.  Have you thought about the importance of water lately?  How many times do you turn the faucet on in a day?  How many glasses of water do you consume in a day?  How many showers/baths do you take in a week?  How vital is water in your life?   I would venture to guess that it's fairly important.  

  This week, I'm just goint to keep it simple and allow you to think about the importance of rain and water in your own life.  I will close with a quotation from John Updike. 

    "Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life."

   Have a rainy week, all.  Enjoy it!  Have a wonderful week!  


Your Louisville Editor,



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