Weeping Water Nebraska

Weeping Water Newsletter

      Weeping Water's 18 & Under softball team brought home the championship from their softball tournament this past weekend! Included in this week's newsletter are pictures and how they beat out teams to win the title. Also included is the schedule of events for this weekend's Limestone Days and other upcoming events.

18 & Under Softball Champions!

      sb.jpgWeeping Water's 18 & Under Softball Team brought back the championship plaque from the Annual Jessi Steinkuler League Tournament. The tournament was this past Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22.

      Weeping Water's first win was against Nebraska City on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. They then moved on to a game at 1:30 p.m. against Falls City, which they won. This moved the team on to play the winner of the Humboldt vs. Tecumseh game. Weeping Water ended up playing Tecumseh and winning. Humboldt struggled their way through the losers bracket to came back and played in the Championship game against Weeping Water.

      Weeping Water fell short of Humboldt, but since they had been undefeated so far in the double elimination tournament they had another chance against Humboldt. This time they were triumphant and won with a score of 3-1. Congratulations girls!


City Wide Street Cleaning

      City wide street cleaning will take place started June 23. Everyone's cooperation is needed to enable thorough and effective service. Please make an effort to remove all vehicles from streets while the street cleaning process is being completed.

      Residents are encouraged to help maintain the city streets by refraining from blowing grass into streets when mowing. Thanks!

Limestone Days

      4th_of_july.jpgThere will be a group of ladies putting together a booth for Limestone Days this year called "What's there for Women to do in Weeping Water?" This booth will be located in the area by the gazebo in the middle of  town from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with information provided by members of the community. The booth will feature information on clubs in town, organizations, activities, etc. that women in the community might be interested in joining or participating in. Examples are Bunco, Red Hat Society, Women's Club, classes, etc. Women can sign up to join, for information, or even to start a group of their own! Be sure to check out this fun booth this weekend!
This year's Limestone Day Celebration is
Saturday, June 28, 2008
There are so many neat things going on this year!

Poppy Days Ladies Legion Auxillary
Fishing Contest
Mine Tours Sponsored by PCS
Fossil Hunt Sponsored by Martin Merietta
Bake Sale Methodist Church
Sand Volleyball Upper Ballfield
Canoe Races
Children's Games Ballfield
Sponsored by Lions Club and Preschool Parents
Firefighter Challenge City Lakes
Face Painting by Ms. Rainbow Trout
Free Swimming at the Pool starting at 1:00 p.m.
Library Open House and Book Sale
Duck Races Green Bridge
Quilt Show at Memory Lane Museum
Basket Weaving & Rope Demonstartions
Weeping Water Museum
Photo Display of Entries
Underwritten by The Mather Family
Beer Garden Ballfield

Schedule of Events
7:30 a.m. Fishing Contest at the City Lakes
Jerry Smith 267-5174
8:00 a.m. Volleyball Tournament
Christine 630-4193
8:30 a.m. Parade Registration
School Parking Lot
Kevin Albert 690-5280
9:00 a.m. Mine Tours Begin
Sign up at the Community Building
Horseshoe Pitching Tournament
Elmer Vogt 994-4145
Photo Contest Display
Through 5:00 p.m. at the Legion Hall
9:30 a.m. Children's Parade Registration
9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
Main Street, Downtown
10:00 a.m. Children's Parade
Celebration Parade
Farley Amick, Grand Marshall
11:00 a.m. Fishing Contest Awards
Downtown Gazebo after parade
12:00 p.m. Bicycle/ Tricycle Races
Main Street, Downtown
1:00 p.m. Children's Games
1st-6th Grades at the ballfield
1:15 p.m. Bridge Dedication
City Lakes
1:30 p.m. Canoe Races
City Lakes
Sponsored by the Weeping Water Dance Team
3:00 p.m. Firefighter Challenge
City Lakes
3:30 p.m. "Money Plunge"
City Swimming Pool
5:00 p.m. Chamber of Commerce BBQ
5:00 p.m. Opening Evening Ceremonies
Opened by Lincoln Parachute Club
Preschool Games (Ages 8 & Under)
Rock Olympics (5:30 p.m.)
Youth Dance Teams (5:00 p.m.)
Miss Weeping Water Coronation
Martial Arts Demonstrations (6:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m. Donkey Polo
Pre-registration required
Little Tuggers Petal Pull
Intermission: Pie Eating Contest
Fireworks (Following Donkey Polo)
Street Dance (Following fireworks)
Live music by: Sliver Wings
Note-Pre-registration is required for the following events:
Canoe Races-Register at Stop & Shop-2 Divisions/ 25 Teams Each
Donkey Polo-Register at Express Lane
Firefighter Challenge-Register at Firestation

Notice of Public "Town Hall" Meeting 
      water.jpgNotice is hereby given that on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. the Weeping Water City Council will hold a "Town Hall" meeting at the Weeping Water Community Building, located at 303 West Eldora Avenue to address the recently adopted LB245, which requires fluoridation of the human drinking water supply of any city and village with a population of one thousand or more persons, unless the city or village has sufficient amounts of naturally occuring fluoride in its water supply. The fluoridation must be completed by June 1, 2010 unless the voters of the city of village vote to prohibit the adding of fluoride to the water. 
      All interested parties are invited to attend this "Town Hall" meeting to address the pros and cons of mandated fluoridation of the city water. 
Kay Gerdes 
City Clerk

Gospel Concert
Who: Brad White and Spoken 4 Quartet
What: All Day Sing
When: Saturday, July 12, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m.-Brad White
5:00 p.m.-Potluck Dinner (Bring dish/dessert)
7:00 p.m.-Spoken 4 Quartet
Where: First Christian Church
Weeping Water
Cost: Free
* A love offering will be taken*
      Brad White's ministry includes vocal music as well as impressive saxophone and piano artistry. His talent and humor make for an enjoyable experience, but his focus is always on pointing to the religious meaning of the concert. A concert with Brad White is an event for the whole family! Brad includes music from the great hymns of the church to southern gospel to modern praise and worship. Brad White has received two Grammy Nominations.
      Spoken 4 Quartet from Branson, MO is a ministry event enjoyed by the whole church! You won't want to miss this incredible concert! Back by popular demand! Don't miss this awesome concert with Grammy & Dove Award Winner Tommy Fairchild, and one of the lowest bass singers you will ever hear! I you love the very best of male quartet harmony with a powerful, moving performance, this is the concert for you!

Community Vacation Bible School
Who: Any Children Preschool through Sixth Grade
When: Monday-Friday, July 14-18, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon
Where: Faith Missionary Church
Weeping Water
Theme: Beach Party
Volunteers are needed for teachers and helpers.
Contributions of snacks or money for supplies are always welcome!
If you are willing to help, contact: Dawn Randall at 267-5448

The Sound of Music
What: The musical performance of The Sound of Music
When: July 18-August 3, 2008
Times: Thursday to Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Where: Lofte Community Theatre
Admission Price: $15
Description: This classic Rogers and Hammerstein Musical is great for the whole family. Inspirational music and a timeless theme. Visit www.lofte.com for more information.
For tickets, contact: Lofte Box Office
15841 Manley Rd Box 62
Manley, NE 68403

Community Events

Introduction to Fiddling for Violinists Workshop
      Championship fiddler, Deborah Greenblatt, will introduce classical violinists to the wonderful variety of fiddling styles and techniques in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse on Saturday, August 9, 2008 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-275-3221.

4th of July in Murdock
7:00-11:00 a.m. Breakfast at Bulldog's
10:00 a.m. Parade Line Up at E-M High School 
11:00 a.m. Parade on Main Street 
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Moon Walk Fundraiser Mainstreet
Sponsored by E-M Choir to Carnegie Hall
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Elmwood-Murdock Little League Fundraiser-Main Street Games 
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lions Club Lunch Old Fire Hall 
11:00 a.m. Parade Main Street 
Noon-3:00 p.m. Pie and Ice Cream United Methodist Church 
1:00 p.m. Ball Games @ Ballfield 
6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Street Dance

The Fourth Annual Mayor's Fun Run 
When: Saturday, June 28, 2008
Time: Check in at 7:00 a.m.
Where: Rhylander Park 
Registration Fee: $15 for adults and $12 for youth 12 & under 
Late Registration: $18 for adults and $15 for youth 12 & under
Proceeds will go to the Fraternal Order of the Police, who will be traffic controllers for the event.

The annual Summer Musical Performance of Mrs. Connery's talented young actors and actresses will be held on Friday, June 27 at St. Joseph's Church. "Miss Nelson Has a Field Day" will be presented. The cost is free. Stay after the performance for refreshments.


Wednesday, June 25: Boys Peawee Baseball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m. Boys Weewee Baseball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m. Girls 18 & Under Softball Game @ home @ 8:00 p.m. 
Saturday, June 28: Limestone Days Girls T-Ball Game @ home @ 9:00 a.m.
Monday, June 30: "Town Hall" Meeting @ Weeping Water Community Building @ 7:00 p.m.

Thanks a Bunch!
   A BIG thank you goes out to everyone who has been sending me community news updates! The input is always appreciated and helpful.
If you have any newsworthy items taht you would like to include in the Weeping Water Newsletter, feel free to send the information to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rachel Randall