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 Reeves, Snodgrass On ECNC Football First Team


Photo courtesy of Krambeck Photography


A pair of LHS seniors were named to the East Central Nebraska Conference football first team during a meeting of league coaches.

Steihl Reeves, a senior lineman, was listed on the offensive team while classmate Jake Snodgrass, who led the Lions with 16 solo and 77 assisted tackles, was a defensive selection.

Two Louisville underclassmen were ECNC Second Team choices. Junior Andrew DeBrie was named to the defensive second team after recording two interceptions, three breakups and 58 total tackles in 2011. Sophomore running back Skyler Deloske, who led the Lions in rushing with 802 rushing yards and nine touchdowns, was listed on the offensive second team.

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Ringing In The Season in Louisville

Saturday, December 3rd


• Santa & Mrs. Clause

• Sleigh Rides

• Craft Show

• And MUCH more!

More info to come!



Ringing In The Season-Saturday December 3rd 11:30 and 1:00

Special Luncheon at Art Chicks-Call 234-2669 to reserve your spot.  Gather your girlfriends for a fun day enjoying Louisville's Shops, Santa, Flea Market and Crafts!

Special Holiday Menu for the Month of December:

Unlimited Glasses of "Holiday Gifts" Iced Tea
Roast Beef Foccaccia Sandwich
Cranberry Pecan Salad
1920s Waldorf Astoria Red Cake

 KIDS PARTY AT 2:30 with special kids menu featuring flower sandwiches, fruit kabobs, ginger drip and pink lemonade.  Bring Grandma and all the generations can dance together.  Kids shopping area with affordable presents for everyone on their list.  Free Gift wrapping!
Chrismas Camp   December 10th  Learn how to do it all!
O.k. not really...but we will learn some tricks, short cuts and laugh the holiday stress away.  Gather those women you know do too much and have a fun couple of hours away.  Call 402-234-2669 to make a your plan to stop planning so much!
YES!  Art Chicks does parties everyday!  YES! We are available any day of the week. Yes!  We can fit your budget from $8.00 per person to $15.00 per person.  NOOOO!  We do not have any rental fees!  Yeahhhh!  Make your holiday party planning easy.  Call today. 


4-H News


Blue Star Mothers and Cass County 4-H Community Service project


Kim Schneider of BlueStar Mothers

 4-H members, leaders and parents who attended the November 6 Achievement party on the Cass County fairgrounds brought enough items to fill ten care packages for United States military personnel who are stationed overseas. This Community Service project of the 4-Hers is a partnership with the Blue Star Mothers chapter in Nebraska City. The chapter hopes to get enough donated items to fill a total of thirty boxes for Christmas this year. Anyone wishing to help with this effort is encouraged to drop items off at the Cass County Extension office located on the Cass County fairgrounds (144th Street and Hwy 1) until November 30. Personal care items can be deodorant, after shave, cologne, female hygiene products, shampoo, body wash, sunscreen, baby powder, diaper wipes, bar soap, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, travel packs of facial tissue, lip salve (tube), nail files. Food items can be dried fruit, sunflower seeds, gum, peanut butter, nuts, cookies, crackers, hard candy (not chocolate), pudding or gelatin snack packs, powdered drink mixes to flavor water, licorice, beef jerky. They would also welcome magazines, crossword puzzles, sudoku puzzles, word finds, deck of cards, pen and paper, greeting cards, envelopes, toys for them to hand out, flip-flops. Kim Schneider of the Nebraska City chapter of Blue Star Mothers is pictured with some of the many items donated by 4-H families.


4-H Members and Leaders Recognized


Over 135 4-H members, leaders, parents, guests and extension staff celebrated “Learn, Laugh & Grow”; recognizing outstanding accomplishments and 2011 achievements at the annual Achievement Party on Sunday, November 6, at the Expo Building on the Cass County fairgrounds.
      This annual event included an afternoon hot dog roast sponsored by the Cass County Bankers Association and awards sponsored by the Cass County Bankers Association, Meeske Hardware, Cass County 4-H Council and Nebraska 4-H Foundation.
    Current 4-H Council Members recognized were: (Youth) Alex Abbott, Micah Bolin, Jessica Branson, Matt Griffin, Delayne Martin, Jill McLaughlin, Rachel Morton, Savannah Schafer, Lauren Sparks; (Adults) Lynn Dowding, Kim Griffin, Debbie Hennessy, Shane Hennessy, Stephanie Schafer, Linda Sparks, Gary Stander, Renee’ Hart Thakur, Doug Wehrbein.  Outgoing 4-H Council Members recognized for service were all youth and Lynn Dowding, Kim Griffin and Renee’ Hart Thakur.      
Adult 4-H Council members elected for a three year term were Lynn Dowding, Kim Griffin and Renee’ Hart Thakur.  Youth 4-H Council members elected for a one year term were Micah Bolin, Tara Bornemeier, Matt Griffin, Justin Hennessy, Michaela Horn, Elizabeth Rice, Savannah Schafer, Lauren Sparks, Abby Wehrbein.
Receiving special recognition for years of service as leaders in the 4-H program were: Corky Thomassen (25 years); Carol Bley, David Knabe, Lori Koutecky, Lori Pankonin, Kim Scholting (20 years); Debbie Hennessy, Susan Knabe, Rick Koutecky, Meri Lynn Pehrson, Kim Stone ( 15 years).  Five year pins were given for leader recognition to Charity Baker, Kathrena Dettman, Timothy Dettman, Lori Spohr, Kasey Vance, Stephanie Wolcott, Debra Zoucha and two year ribbons to Amelila Gredys, Jeff Neumeister, Jeannie Nickels, Renee’ Hart Thakur.
    Kim Griffin, co-leader for the Tomorrow’s Producers 4-H Club, was awarded the Olga Livers Outstanding 4-H Leader Award.
Leader appreciation gifts were provided by the Cass County 4-H Council to all organizational and project leaders.
4-H members receiving Gold Membership pins (over twelve years): Timothy Brown, Taylor Fleischman, Tyler Fleischman, Matthew Lubben, Katherine Reiss, Amanda Slafter; Silver Membership pins (twelve years):  Clint Bornemeier, Phillip Brown, Julia Freeburg, Marshall Keil, Delayne Martin, Rachel Parsons, Laurel Reiss, Emilee Smith, Georgia Stawniak, Samantha Thomassen, Derick Vogt, Sarah Warga, Abigail Wehrbein; Bronze Membership pins (ten years):  Alicia Bailey, Allie Bird, Jerry Bockman, Tanner Bornemeier, Tara Bornemeier, Kristen Bramhall, Grace Brown, Matthew Griffin, Brittany Hauschild, Tanner Justesen, Lindsey Krause, Devanne Martin, Charlotte Miller, Lindsey Mills, Jamie Nickeson, Brandon Pehrson, Caleb Reiss, Shelby Rohlff, Emily Rohrbough, Serena Rohrbough, Savannah Schafer, Mirissa Scholting, Jenna Schroeder, Wade Sexton, Darion Stohlmann, Kooper Stohlmann, Dylan Sutton, Andrea Tesarek, Katelyn Thoms, Sydney Todd, Brianna Westover. Clover Kids and first year members were recognized with first year pins.
Clubs recognized for Community Service and receiving medals were: 4-H Believers, Cass County Creative Cats, Conestoga Clovers, Country Crickets, Fairland Giants, Nehawka Swine, Plattsmouth Diversity, Southern Cass Sowers, Tomorrow’s Producers, Triple B, Weeping Water Whiz Kidz, 4-H Western Feeders.
Receiving Clubs of Excellence Award Medals:  Gold: Cass County Creative Cats, Plattsmouth Diversity, Triple B;  Silver : Cornerstone Clovers, Kingdom Kids, Weeping Water Whiz Kidz, 4-H Western Feeders; Bronze:  4-H Believers, Conestoga Clovers, Country Crickets, Fairland Giants, Nehawka Swine, Southern Cass Sowers, Tomorrow’s Producers;  Honorable Mention: Bridle & Saddle, Cass County Lamb Kids, CC Explorers, Crazy Canine Critters, Dancerettes,  E.M. 4-H Shooting Sports, Greenwood Riders, Hare Raisers, Kick ‘N’ Spurs,  Manley Merry Milkers,  Stove Creek Rustlers.
Top State 4-H Judging Contest team members recognized:  Livestock:  Wade Sexton, Taylor Heim, Savannah Schafer;  Life Challenge: Brenna Backemeyer, Taylor Heim, Megan Hawks, Whitney Koehn, Grace Brown, Savannah Schafer, Emily Zakaras.  Top County Division Judges recognized;  Livestock:  JJ Bockman, Layne Lambert, Rachel Morton, Sarah Morton, Wade Sexton, Taylor Heim, Josh Wehrbein, Dustin Reckling, Matt Morton, Khobi Ceballos, Mackenzie Stohlmann, Garrett Neumeister, Jeremiah Lubben;  Life Challenge:  Brenna Backemeyer, Taylor Heim, Megan Hawks,  Whitney Koehn, Spencer Koehn, Delaney Bright, Faith C.
High point winners (General 4-H with Animals) in first place receiving Trophies: Michaela Horn (Sr), Savannah Schafer (Int), Delaney Bright (Jr). Receiving second place Silver Medals: Veronica Lawrence (Sr), Matt Griffin (Int), Dalton Nickels (Jr); third place Bronze Medals: Whitney Koehn (Int), Faith C. (Jr); fourth place Bronze Medals: Emily Zakaras (Int), Kate Zakaras (Jr).  High Point Award Winners (General 4-H or Animals) in first place receiving Trophies:  Nicolette Larsen (Sr), Taylor Heim (Int), Austin Hawks (Jr). Receiving second place Silver Medals: Megan Hawks (Int, Mickayla Larsen (Jr); third place Bronze Medals:  Kyle Bogatz (Int), John Willey (Jr); fourth place Bronze Medals: Erwin Thakur (Int), Michaela Lawrence (Jr.).  Overall High Point winner was Savannah Schafer.
  Non-traditional Award winners recognized: Camp of Choice Awards: James Parriott, Austin Hawks, Jacqueline Parriott,  John Willey. Receiving trophies: Rookie of the Year Award: Abraham Vidaurre; Hardship Award: Emily Zakaras; Most Memorable 4-H Experience Award: Kyle Bogatz; Outstanding Citizenship Award: Whitney Koehn;   Kid of Character Award:  Delaney Bright; 4-H Flop Award:  Spenser Koehn; Outstanding Jr. 4-H Member Award: Delaney Bright; Outstanding Intermediate 4-H Member Award: Emily Zakaras.  Youth applying for non-traditional awards also won choice of prizes.  
Diamond Clover Award Winners receiving First Level Amethyst pins were:  Addisyn Bickford, Faith C., Dawson Hill, Spencer Koehn, Zane Rikkli, Abraham Vidaurre, Cole Wendt, Noah Willey;  Second Level Aquamarine pins:  Faith C., Jenna Meyer, Rebecca Mortensen, Angelica Romero, Kate Zakaras;  Third Level Ruby pins:  Delaney Bright, Riley Backemeyer, Austin Hawks, Deanna Hill, Jenna Meyer; Fourth Level Sapphire pins:  Kyle Bogatz, Matt Griffin, Michaela Lawrence, Veronica Lawrence, Savannah Schafer, John Willey;  Fifth Level Emerald pins:  Brenna Backemeyer, Josh Bogatz, Megan Hawks, Whitney Koehn, Emily Zakaras.
Clover Kid drawing winners were Alexis Mogensen and Emma C.
A drawing was held for 4-H camp scholarships funded by the 4-H Council.  Receiving scholarships were Carter Mogensen and Noah Bolin..
Diane Bolin and Micah Bolin were the lucky winners of the candy jar door prize.     

Outstanding Leader 2011

Non-traditional Awards 2011

High Point Awards 2011

Diamond Clover Awards 2011




 Community Auction in Nehawka


The annual auction held by the United Methodist Church in Nehawka is a tradition which began forty eight years ago! Members and friends of the little white church on the corner in Nehawka come together each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day to raise money for mission work, community support, and general expenses of the church. Gene Sisco,  well-known auctioneer from Otoe, has been seeking out the highest bidder for forty two years!

The bidding begins this year on Sunday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Building in Nehawka, but don’t wait until 1:00 to show up! Homemade soups and goodies will be served from 11:30 to 1:00 as people gather to visit, look over the auction items, and catch up all on the news of the townspeople.

Prior to the big day of the auction, members and friends of the church are busy making homemade salsa, spaghetti sauce, or horseradish. Our ladies embroider, crochet, knit, paint, and make purses or other crafts all year to entice bidders and in past years a quilt or two have shown up to bring a nice bid too. The men use their skills to craft homemade items from wood, iron, or other materials.

Numerous attendees can be counted on to not only attend the auction each year, but to bid generously on a homemade gooseberry pie or freshly made homemade noodles. Dr. Bill Schlichtemeier and wife Jeanette make the annual trek to Nehawka in search of Betty Hansen’s homemade cinnamon rolls. Bill’s mother, Helen is famous for her beautiful crocheted baby booties and baby blankets. Jars of fresh canned goods are plentiful, as well as cookies, candies and other treats. You just never know what will show up at the auction, but you can count on there being something for everyone of every age. Sisco is particularly adept at drawing excellent bids from children who are sitting on grandpa’s lap! One never knows how much Grandpa Kermit will bid on a toy truck or tractor.

Those who have been attending the auction for years remember the meat from the locker donated by Howard and Helen Heesch and the eggs and homemade horse radish from Ruth and Wildon Switzer.

Services, tools, household items and gift certificates are donated by area businesses and we express our sincere thanks to those who support our church and community. The generosity of many businesses makes this auction the success that it is. A community event which requires the dedication and work of many turns out to be a tremendous fund-raiser, but it’s always more than just a fund raiser. It’s a time of community, a time of laughter, and a time of encouragement. “We raise money for God’s glory” says Pastor Sandy Webster. “The blessings that abound that day are just a bonus”!

This year a unique door prize will be given to some lucky person and for the first year we will also have a table of silent auction baskets and items. A generous vacation package will also be awarded to the highest bidder at a very nice time-share at a location of your choice. A Nebraska quilt will go home with the highest bidder.

All are invited to join in the fun, food, fellowship and fundraising! Come and bid! And bid for a good reason—God’s work in action for the Nehawka community and surrounding area. We hope to see you there as this tradition continues and remains close to the hearts of the people of The United Methodist Church in Nehawka.



Jobs Wanted

posted 11/4/2011 - 9:05am

Louisville Snow Removal - For fast snow removal of driveways and sidewalks call Curt at 402-689-3002 anytime.



Louisville Care Center

is seeking Full/Part-time CNA's, a Full/Part-time Dietary Aide and a part-time Cook. Please apply in person or get application online at louisvillecarecenter.com



MISSING: Gray striped kitten.

Has no tail. Disappeared Halloween night. If found please contact us @ 402-234-2844

kitten stacey



Farm Fresh Eggs!!

chicken rose


Delicious Farm Fresh Eggs For Sale

 Extra Large to Jumbos

  Great for baking for the holidays.
Call Marcie at 402.234.7885




In-Home Childcare Help Wanted

For five elementary school children ages 6-11

$9.50 per hour

Monday thru Friday

After School till 5:300 pm during the school year

With more hours available during breaks, snow days and summer

Call Stacy at 402-234-3465

or e-mail





Anybody want a cat?


5 year old fixed female . . . free to good home! Poor thing is not getting the attention she deserves anymore. Has been jumping our child gate and wondering into our daughter’s room at night. With Baby #2 on the way this behavior is just not acceptable and I don't know what else to do. She is grey tiger stripe, litter trained and you would get all the supplies we have with her. Please call 402-206-3041 or email cauitta.robeson@kiewit.com


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