Weeping Water Nebraska
Weeping Water Newsletter

      Limestone Days was a blast this weekend! Included in this week's newsletter are pictures and details about the fun that took place on Saturday. Also included in this week's newsletter are updated and new community events. 

Happy 4th of July!

Limestone Days

      This year's Limestone Days was a big hit for everyone who attended. Everyone enjoyed the traditional activities, such as Mine Tours, ymmy BBQ Food, the Parade, and Fireworks. But they also enjoyed some new activities this year, such as Donkey Polo, the "Money Plunge," and Preschool Games. I had a great time at Limestone Days and I took some great pictures for the newsletter!

The hilarious float for Timron's Plumbing. In case you can't see it very well, he's sitting on a motor operated toilet. As if that isn't enough, he had candy in the toilet and was throwing it out for the spectators! So funny!

Haley Guhl representing the Express Lane's new food service "Hot Stuff Foods" in the parade.

The float for the Weeping Water Dance team in Saturday's parade. Members of the dance team include: Dezi Neitzel, Hannah Hartman, Ann Hyda, Sammy Gohr, Theresa St. Pierre, Jessica Randall, Dallas Petereit, Sydney Barrett, and Carrie Williams.

Dallas Petereit, Doug Barlow, and Theresa St. Pierre trying to catch all the ducks from the Duck Race that took place at the City Lakes Saturday afternoon.

Marylyn Mozena and her partner trying to finish their Canoe Race even though their boat started to sink.

Miss Weeping Water 2008 Hannah Moser

Melanie (Cave) Caps competing in the traditional Rock Olympics.

Chevelle Schreiner and Jeff Sorensen getting onto their Donkeys before competing in a round of Donkey Polo.

One of the beautiful fireworks Saturday night.

      All in all, Limestone Days was a blast and there were a ton of people there having a great time. The weather was great and it was the perfect way to spend a Saturday in Weeping Water. Limestone Days seem to be getting better and better every year! I can't wait to see how great it will be next year!

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 on eof the lowest bass singers you will ever hear! If 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" Revisits the Lofte


      The last time the Lofte Community Theatre performed Rogers' and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," gasoline was around $1.50 a gallon. The year was 1985 and the "Born-in-a-Barn Players" were still housed in a converted barn free from amenities like air conditioning and running water.

      After a twenty-three year hiatus, Director Kevin Colbert was ready to revisit the world's most beloved musical. "I'm really excited about making this version an even bigger production than what we were able to provide last time," said Mr. Colbert. Indeed, the Lofte's new performance space offers the cast and crew wing space, dressing rooms, and a stage twice as large as the one at the old Lofte. Plenty of room to allow for grander sets and added depth to make the audience really feel as if they were transported to the Austrian Alps.

      The story behind "The Sound of Music" is loosely based upon the book, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers," written by Maria von Trapp and published in 1949. The Rogers and Hammerstein stage version tells a romanticized and shortened story where Maria (serving as a governess) and the Captain fall in love during the days just prior to Hitler's anschluss of Austria in 1938. The version as told by Maria von Trapp in her book states that the two actually married in 1927, several years before Hitler's rise to power. There were also 10 von Trapp children instead of just 7 as portrayed in the movie, and together, Maria and Georg had 3 of their own.

      Principal actors in the Lofte's production include Jenniger Gilg of Omaha as Maria, Greg Leger of Omaha as the Captain, Janet Sorensen of Elmwood as Mother Abbess, and Samantha Colbert of Weeping Water as Liesl. Other members of the cast include Brenda Jones, Jordyn Marcoe, Kara Habrock, and Maylea Bauers all of Louisville; Cynthia Sheldon, Jeff Johnston, Kabrianna Mumford, Tim Sorensen, Jill McLaughlin, and Lizzy Pegler all of Elmwood; Eileen Moser, Kevin Colbert, and Jean Colbert all of Weeping Water; Lucy Myrtue of Murray; and Katie Schmitt of Murdock.

      Performance dates are July 18-20, 24-27, and August 1-3. Curtain times are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sundays which are 2:00 p.m. matinees. All tickets are $15 and reservations can be made by calling the Lofte Box Office at (402) 234-2553 or visiting the Lofte website at www.lofte.com. Several dates are very nearly sold out already so early reservations are strongly encouraged.

      Pictured: Front row from L to R, Abigail Raasch, Jenniger Gilg, Kabrianna Mumford. Back row, Matt Bailey, Samantha Colbert, Luke Heidbrink, Anna Schoettger, and Jordyn Marcoe.

Community Events


Introduction to Fiddlign for Violinists Workshop
Championship Fiddler, Deborah Greenblatt, will introduce classical violinists to the wonderful variety of fiddling styles and techniques inthe Old Avoca Schoolhouse on Saturday, August 9, 2008 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Pre-registgration 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.


Fireworks for Sale! 
Now through July 4th the Elmwood Fire Department will be selling fireworks from a stand across the street from the post office. This is their big fundraiser for the year, so be sure to stop in!


Fireworks Stand
Community and Business Volunteers will be displaying and selling high quality Fireworks to brighten your 4th of July celebration.
The money raised through the selling of the fireworks goes toward new Christmas Lights for Louisville! 


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 on 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 at Old Fire Hall 
Noon-3:00 p.m. Pie and Ice Cream at United Methodist Church 
1:00 p.m. Ball Games at Ballfield
6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Street Dance


The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce is selling Chamber Bucks at the Chamber Office. Chamber bucks can be used just like legal tender in the city of Plattsmouth. These bucks come in $5 increments and make great birthday gifts. Contact the Chamber at 402-296-6021 for more information.


Now is you chance to join the Girl Scout interest group this summer for girls entering grades 1st-3rd. You won't want to miss out on earning patches, arts & crafts, and songs & games. Join this four week interest group to learn about Girl Scouts while participating in fun activities. This interest group is on the following Wednesdays: June 25, July 9, July 16, and July 23 at the Springfield Library from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Call or e-mail your RSVP to Joanne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 558-8189, ext. 211. You can also pick up an interest form at the Sprinfield Library. There is no fee for this event.


Wednesday, July 2: Boys Peawee Baseball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m. Boys Pony Baseball Game @ home @ 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 3: Boys Junior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 5:00 p.m. Boys Senior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 4th: Independence Day!

Saturday, July 5: Boys Senior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 4:00 p.m. Boys Senior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 6: Boys Junior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 4:00 p.m. Boys Senior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 8: Boys Senior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m.