Weeping Water Nebraska



 Red Head Express 


THE WALKER FAMILY aka The RedHead Express are equally at home playing straight forward bluegrass as they are playing their own unique renditions of old timey and gospel .

This wholesome family showcases their four young daughters’ beautiful harmonies, original songs, and increasing musical maturity while mom and dad add vocal depth, backup, and guidance to the ensemble.

Three talented young boys at the end round out the family band. Audiences are wowed by the energy, maturity and skill level of this young family.

It’s fun to watch instruments change hands, leads take turns, and just watching a family interact on stage is a rich, rewarding experience.

The Walkers are doing what they love…together. 


Come and be entertained by the Walker Family

 this Saturday at the First Christian Church in

Weeping Water on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009 at

7:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!


For more information, visit their website at



Louisville 6/20 

Louisville 6/20 is a united non-profit organization dedicated to helping the 6 victims of the June 20, 2009 accident in South Bend, NE.  This organization is committed to

helping the victims and their families deal with the mounting financial and emotional

 burdens as a result of this tragic accident through local fundraisers, benefits and donations.


6/20 Accident Victim Benefit Concert

July 25th Saturday 6 p.m. to Midnight
Downtown Louisville at Copple's Parking Lot
Beer Garden at Goodtimes Bar



    Push to Start

    Night Riders

    Noel Minchow 

    Band Camp

    Cold Steel

 Good FOOD

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Hot Dogs & Baked Beans

Frito Lay Chips

Pepsi Products

Root Beer by

The Nebraska Brewing Co.


*Hooters Girls*


will be accepting


all evening for the Food and Entertainment

All Proceeds go to family’s of the victims

Information or Questions: 

Contact Jeanne Anderson (402) 669-2679

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Organized by Louisville Community Volunteers

Seating Limited

Bring Your Own


Drive Slow and Easy / Rock Long and Hard

The community wanted to something not only to help the families but remind our youth to drive a little slower.  Tragedies involving cars and teens are on the news daily that impact all of our surrounding communities.  Our message is "Drive slow and easy. Rock long and hard"  We are going to have 5 bands and great food.  This is a family event where anyone can attend.  Nebraska Brewery is setting up homemade root beer.  Smoked pork sandwiches, hot dogs, nearby beer garden-there should be something for everyone.  Donations are coming in from Pepsi, Frito Lay and so many doctors, local businesses and friends.   
Come and enjoy a great summer evening in a small town. 
Hooters girls are even donating their time to collect free will donations.  Spread the word!
Hope to see you there.  Thanks.

Jeanne Anderson
Havenmakers-Deeb Realty

July 25
Poker Run and Youth Benefit Concert

  • All proceeds go to the victims and families of the 6/20 accident (Mikie Matchus, Kyle Matchus, Margo Marino, Brandi Heanue, Kurt & Ellen Etzenbach)
  • Poker Run beginning at Werner Cycle or Dillon Brothers Harley Davidson. SIGN UP FROM 9 AM TO 11 AM.
    • $10 per person or $15 per couple
    • 1st Stop - Nebraska Brewing Company (72nd & 370) – Papillion
    • 2nd Stop - Rusty Rooster - Yutan, NE
    • 3rd Stop - Parker's BBQ - Ashland, NE
    • 4th Stop - Bulldog's  - Murdock, NE
    • Final Stop - Good Times – Louisville
    • Payout to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
  • Silent Auction
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Youth Benefit Concert – “Drive Slow and Easy/Rock Long and Hard
    • FIVE bands playing music -- 6 PM to midnight at Copple’s Lot at 3rd & Main in Louisville
      • Push to Start
      • Night Riders
      • Noel Minchow
      • Band Camp
      • Cold Steel
  • FOOD!  Pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, Frito-Lay chips, water, Pepsi products and root beer from Nebraska Brewing Co. 
  • Good Times Beer Garden behind the bar in the back parking lot.  Poker run participants and other adults can see and hear the concert but will only be able to enter through the bar.  Customers WILL NOT be able to carry alcohol out into the concert area or street.
  • Limited seating – feel free to bring lawn chairs.

Don't forget to stock up on your Mary Kay! -- Go to www.marykay.com/tniemoth to place your order. When you order, reference the Matchus family in the notes section of the order .










  Every Tuesday in July 

10:00-11:00 a.m.

 Weeping Water Library





August 5-8, 2009


The Cass County Fair is just around the corner and you know what that means--lots of fun, fun, fun!!

There'll be livestock, 4-H exhibits, crafts, produce, bingo, games, entertainment, rides, cotton candy, food, food, and more food.  Not to mention the opportunity to visit with your friends and neighbors in this great community event. 

Come join the fun!

For more information, visit:









Colorado Peaches For Sale



$29 per 25# lug

Peaches will be delivered in mid to late August

Order your big and juicy peaches until

 July 30th from any member of the Weeping Water Lion’s Club  or call

Debbie Bennett at

275-3380 or 297-1474



The Old Avoca Schoolhouse

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Jamming Workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 1 PM - 3 PM.   Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some hints to help you play in a jam session with minimum stress, and maximum music.   Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.

A Twin Fiddling Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 1, for fiddlers (or violinists or violists) who want to learn to play nicely together with their fellow-fiddlers (or violinists or violists).  Fiddlers (or violinists or violists) of any age and experience level are encouraged to enroll.  Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some tunes, hints about arranging for two fiddles, playing back-up, etc.  The Workshop takes place on Saturday, August 1, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The fee is $20.00 per fiddler.

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Beginning Recorder Workshop on Saturday, September 12, form 1 PM - 3 PM, for folks who want to learn to play the soprano recorder.   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.

For more information about any of these workshops, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  




Come & Join us for UNION DAZE on July 31st to August 2nd @ the Union Ball Field. 

 There will be a Food & Beer Garden.


Saturday, Aug 1st

Car show

Kickball, beer Frisbee & children’s games

LIVE!! Johnny on the Spot


Sunday, Aug 2nd



Pie & hotdog eating contest

        Pie contest (donate your pies to be judged by 10 a.m. Sunday)





 DED awards more than $4.5 million in CDBG funds

LINCOLN, NEB. (July 20, 2009)—The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) announced $4,517,700 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for projects in 20 communities and one county. Grants were awarded to mostly small, rural communities in the Public Works and Planning categories.
“With the extreme belt tightening taking place nationwide, the funding of these critical infrastructure and development projects takes on even greater significance,” said Richard J. Baier, DED Director. “I’m pleased that the state continues to play a big role in helping communities actualize projects that are instrumental to their continued health, well being and future development.”
Grants are administered by DED from the state’s annual allocation of CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The application and grant process is a partnership of DED, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, and the Nebraska Departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services.
Funding for public works projects totaling nearly $4.4 million will go to the following communities:
• Ainsworth will receive $350,000 to construct multiple blocks of new concrete streets, and rehabilitate and repair sewer lines within a one-block area in the vicinity of street construction.
• Alma will receive $253,300 to install concrete pavement, curbing and a driveway, and install storm sewer piping and curb inlets to serve the residential properties in the vicinity of the Alma Hospital, Harlan County Health System, and Good Samaritan.
• Bridgeport will receive $350,000 to construct two new municipal wells, rehabilitate an existing well plus interconnecting raw water transmission mains, a new uranium removal water treatment plant and distribution system improvements. 
• Brunswick will receive $101,900 to install concrete pavement along two heavily traveled blocks that see a high concentration of residential and industrial traffic.
• Clarkson will receive $284,300 to install concrete pavement, curbing and gutters along four residential blocks, correcting storm water drainage in the process.
• Cook will receive $350,000 to install concrete pavement, sidewalks, storm sewers, and replace a 100-year-old water main and service lines to improve in the Village.  • Franklin will receive $70,100 to renovate the Franklin Senior Center.  Work will include installation of a new roof, fiberglass insulation, new furnace and air conditioning systems, ductwork, upgraded lamp fixtures, new bathroom fixtures, and sealant around the front windows and new front door.
• Herman will receive $350,000 to construct a pre-engineered steel fire station with five apparatus bays to replace its outdated and deteriorating fire station built more than 55 years ago. The new facility also will include a kitchen, meeting rooms, restrooms, laundry, office and storage.
• Loup City will receive $350,000 to install concrete pavement with curbing and gutters along four residential blocks, which will improve traffic flow, biking and walking routes, and the water drainage in the area.
• Manley will receive $218,000 to rebuild roadbed, and install concrete pavement with curbing and gutters, and 18-inch reinforced concrete sewer piping to replace deteriorating asphalt streets and improve drainage along Main, Elm and South Streets.
• Marquette will receive $187,000 to construct a new 8,750 sq. ft. community building that will house the community center, rural fire barn and village office. The community center will feature a meeting/gathering room, warming kitchen, restrooms, storage closet and mechanical room.
• Minatare will receive $350,000 to replace its deteriorating, undersized water tower with a 250,000 gallon water tower, connecting distribution mains, fittings and valves to be located on 7th Street between Main St. and First Avenue.
• Oxford will receive $130,000 to renovate the recently closed/consolidated school in Oxford into a 4,860 sq. ft. senior center. The current facility is too small to accommodate the approximate 22-25 percent of seniors in the area, and a health hazard with sinking, uneven floors, narrow halls and non-perishable food storage area next to the furnace.
• Pawnee City will receive $350,000 to put toward construction of a new 6,500 sq. ft. public library. Built in 1907 and funded through the Carnegie grant program, the current library is approximately 2,000 sq. ft. The basement is accessible to handicapped patrons, but the main floor is only accessible by an exterior staircase.
• South Sioux City will receive $350,000 to install concrete pavement, curbing and gutters, and water mains and storm sewers along several streets that encompass both residences and businesses.  The project is expected to correct poor drainage problems, as well as improve traffic flow and water pressure.
• Sumner will receive $350,000 to install asphalt pavement, and concrete curbing and gutters to improve deteriorating conditions within the Village, which will improve safety, water drainage and traffic flow along these routes.
Funding for planning projects totaling $123,100 will go to the following communities/county:
 • Alvo will receive $20,600 to implement its first-ever comprehensive plan that establishes future goals and objectives, and a land use plan to govern future improvements and help protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens.
• Bassett will receive $22,500 to conduct a preliminary engineering report of its sewer system. The evaluation will offer recommendations for necessary upgrades and areas that benefit the community.
• Benkelman will receive $30,000 to execute a project that involves developing and adopting a comprehensive plan, reviewing and updating zoning and subdivision regulations, developing a blight and substandard study, and crafting and implementing a housing market study.
• North Platte and Lincoln County will receive $50,000 to update its existing comprehensive plans to include further infrastructure and development recommendations for more affordable fair housing for low- and moderate-income wage earners and special needs persons.



"Crazy For You"

Opens at Lofte Theatre 

The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley is excited to announce the continuation of its thirty-third season with the energetic Musical Comedy, "Crazy For You" opening on July 17th.  "Crazy For You" is often referred to as "The new Gershwin Musical Comedy."  Debuting on Broadway in 1992, it later won the Tony Award for Best Musical that year.  The show relies entirely upon the  music of George Gershwin who died in 1937.  "Crazy" has all of the traditional elements of a classic Broadway show of the early 20th century; toe-tapping tunes, boy-gets-girl storyline and a comic ensemble cast.  Written by Ken Ludwig, the story is set during the theater scene of the 1930s.  Bobby Child is a wealthy banker's son and socialite playboy whose real dream in life is to dance.  Bobby is sent to a rundown theater in Nevada by his domineering mother for the purpose of foreclosing on the dilapidated venue.  Instead, Bobby falls in love with a girl, the theater and decides to put on a show to pay off the mortgage.  Singing cowboys, spunky heroines and an unwanted fiancee round out the cast of colorful characters. 

Starring in his first leading role as Bobby Child is Adam Kovar of Lincoln.  The plucky Polly Baker is played by Elizabeth Monzingo of Papillion.  Other members of the cast include Jeff Johnston, Ross Mumford and Wade Mumford of Elmwood; Anne Riha of Louisville;  Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth; Mimi Ostmann of Eagle; Lucy Myrtue of Murray; Samantha Colbert of Weeping Water; Ronnie Hurlbut, Marikita Payne, Olivia Herr, Sydney Timmons, Megan Kovar, Margaret Anne White, Mark Kranz, Alex White, Zack Schafer and Mick Kovar of Lincoln; and Derek Kowal, Anna Cashero and Levi Stroebel all of Omaha. 

Performance Dates for "Crazy For You" are July 17-19, 23-26, 30, 31 and August 1, 2.  Showtimes are 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday.  All Sunday dates have two performances; 2pm and 7:30pm. General admission tickets can be purchased either on-line or by contacting the box office at (402) 234-2553. Please note that some performances are nearly sold-out and advance reservations are highly suggested. 


 Mimi Ostmann, Adam Kovar and Marikita Payne


The ensemble cast of "Crazy For You."





Slattery Vintage Estates

Vineyard & Tasting Room

Summer Concert Series

Every Saturday Evening in June July, and August at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

$5 cover goes entirely to the bands

July 25         Tim Koehn & Swampboy Blues

                   Upbeat jazz and blues

August 1       Acoustic Groove with Britch & Killion

                   Timeless favorites, elegant vocal harmony

August 8       Lunch with Mike

                    Instrumental Jazz band

August 15      Sarah Benck

                    Rock, funk, soul, eclectic variety, appeals to

                    young and old




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A BIG thank you goes out to everyone who has been sending me community news updates! The input is always welcome and helpful.  If you have any newsworthy items that 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.

Dawn Randall