Weeping Water Nebraska



This is Homecoming Week at Weeping Water School and the Student Council has a lot of fun activities lined up. 

Each day has a "Dress-up" theme:

Monday--Pro Team Day

Tuesday--Class/Staff Color Day

Wednesday--Blast From the Past Day

Thursday--Favorite Teacher Day

Friday--Spirit Day

The Pep Rally will be held at the football field on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.  Due to the district softball tournament taking place on Thursday and Friday nights, the Coronation of Homecoming King and Queen will take place at the pep rally.  The bonfire will take place following the coronation, senior parents' skit, and coach speeches.  Everyone is welcome to attend this activity.

The Homecoming parade and all-school pep rally will take place on Friday at 1:15 p.m.  The students will walk from the school to Eldora Ave. and stop in front of City Hall to show their school spirit and get the town excited about the football game.  This pep rally is always a lot of fun and everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on our student athletes.

The Homecoming football game will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m.  Come support your local team as they face the Louisville Lions!


The Homecoming dance will be held on Saturday in the school gym from 7:00 until 11:00 p.m.




 The Weeping Water/Louisville softball team Cass County Crush defeated Arlington 4-0 Saturday morning. Mohler was the winning pitcher, striking out 15 batters, walking 3 and allowing 1 hit. Hits for the Crush: Vice 2, Hammer 1, Grafe 1; Scoring: Vice 2, Grafe 1, Mohler 1. The Crush will face the winner of the Gretna/Nebraska City game Thursday afternoon in Auburn when district play begins. The team record is now 17-8.


The Weeping Water Varsity Volleyball team hosted a triangular last Tuesday against Johnson County Central and Louisville.  Johnson County Central defeated both the Lady Indians and Lady Lions in  two sets each.  Weeping Water then defeated the Lady Lions in two sets.  Good job Indians!



B-Team (3rd-4th graders) play at 2pm. 

A-Team (5th & 6th graders) play right after them around 3pm
10/11 @ Elmwood/Murdock









As most of you know, the community of Weeping Water lost one of its youth in August.  Jonna Schwartz would have been a junior this year at Weeping Water High School. A group of Weeping Water citizens have banded together to raise funds for the family to help pay for medical and funeral expenses and they are in need of much help. Three fundraisers have been planned and they need volunteers to make them successful.

  • October 16th and 17th--Community-wide Garage Sale. This sale will be held in the Multi-Purpose room of the school. Please consider donating any items that you aren't using anymore. A bake sale is also being planned for this day and donations of baked good would be appreciated. Again, volunteers are needed to work at the sale.
  • December 19th--during the High School boys' and girls' basketball games with Nebraska City Lourdes they will again be running the concession stand and having a soup supper. Volunteers are needed to work in the concession stand and the kitchen and to donate soup or baked goods.

We all need to come together to help this family in their time of need. Let's show our children what it means to be part of a community that cares about each other and will go the extra mile to help their neighbors!

If you are willing to help with any of the events, please contact Jodi Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 867-4130, or Dawn Bickford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 267-5198/239-5514



On Sunday, Oct. 3rd a picnic hosted by Euclid Lodge #97 was held at the Weeping Water city park shelter to honor Chuck Spohr for being a member of the Masons for 50 years.  More than 50 people attended the picnic to thank Chuck for his years of service to the Masons, Eastern Star, Rainbow, and the community. 

Chuck has volunteered his time, talents, and knowledge to many fraternal and civic organizations not only in Weeping Water but throughout the state and country.  Chuck works tirelessly to make sure things are done right and on time and never expects or wants recognition. He's always working behind the scenes and the members of his Masonic Lodge decided it was time that he was recognized for his service to others.



Chuck Spohr


Chuck being presented with his 50 year pin.


Friends and family gather together to thank Chuck for his years of service.




The Rainbow girls show Chuck how much they appreciate him.





The centerpiece of Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm is the late 1800s

barn which houses a gift shop, snack counter, and party loft.


Bloom Where You're Planted

Farm & Pumpkin Patch


911-108th St., Avoca, NE  68307

Contact:    Terry or Teresa Lorensen;  home:  402-267-4104,

cell:  402-840-2207 or 402-840-2202

Third-Annual “Doggy Day” Planned at Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm
On Saturday, October 10th, Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm is going to the dogs for an event to benefit the Capital Humane Society. 
For the third year in a row, farm owners Terry and Teresa Lorensen are inviting visitors to bring their canine companions to the pumpkin patch.  Canine admission is $4.00 (the same cost as human admission) and all canine admission proceeds will be donated to the Capital Humane Society.  In addition, sales of Halloween-themed neckerchiefs will be donated to the organization, and donation jars will be in place so that even those who don’t bring a dog can participate.
Volunteers from the Capital Humane Society will be on-site from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a selection of dogs which can be adopted from their location at 2320 Park Boulevard in Lincoln, NE.
“Many of the animals we have here at the farm, including our dog Rocket, have been adopted, and we want to help other animals who need new homes,” said Lorensen.
Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm is located at 911-108th St., rural Avoca, NE.  Their annual fall Pumpkin Festival runs through November 1st.  Hours are:  Fridays 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  For more information and a complete listing of events at the farm, visit their website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com.  To learn more about the Capital Humane Society visit www.capitalhumanesociety.org.  

Additional Information
           For more information about Bloom Where You‘re Planted Farm, visit their website, www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com, or call 402-267-4104. 

The farm is located at 911 - 108th St., rural Avoca, NE;  27 miles east of Lincoln or 30 miles south of Omaha.  Take US Hwy. 34 to 108th Street, then travel ½ mile north.


A complete lunch menu is now offered in the former

Center Hill District 94/105 one-room schoolhouse. 

Grant Writing Workshop

Zero to Grant Proposal in 2 Weeks
North Platte Community College
November 2-11, 2009
Monday & Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
COST: $95.00
Do you want to make something incredible happen in your community? Have you thought about applying for grant funding but were baffled by how to start? Then this workshop is for you. Participants will be guided step-by-step through the process of researching potential funders to completing a proposal package. Come to the workshop with a project idea in hand. Participants have the potential to leave the last day of the workshop with a general proposal for their project!
Day 1– Nov 2
Understanding the Grant Writing Process, Finding the Right Funder, Basic Components of a Proposal, Managing the Grant Seeking Process
Day 2– Nov 4
Problem Statements, Organizational History, Partners, Logic Model
Day 3– Nov 9
Program Design, Timelines, Program Outputs, Program Evaluations
Day 4– Nov 11
Budgets, The Match Game, Attachments, Letter, Letters Everywhere!, Follow-up and Follow-thru
Register today! Contact Melissa at 308.535.3682 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The registration deadline is October 26th.




The Lofte Community Theatre

proudly presents 


"Lie, Cheat and Genuflect" 

Grandpa's passed away and it's time to read the will!  The Lofte Community Theatre opens the hilarious comedy, "Lie, Cheat and Genuflect" on October 9. 
The fast-paced farce, written by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore revolves around the two "black sheep" of the wealthy Buckle family.  Two bumbling brothers  fell out of their grandfather's favor several years ago, and know they don't have a chance at receiving any money.  But, due to a string of unfortunate bets at the track, they're in debt to a low-rent loan shark.  In their desperation, the brothers cook up a scheme to have one of them pose as their grandfather's favorite, a female cousin who happens to be a nun!  A cast of colorful characters including a wine-swilling maid and a rookie lawyer add to the mayhem.  Director Kevin Colbert suggests a PG-13 rating for the production, and advises that some situations may not be suitable for very young children. 
Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water plays the scheming brother, Tom, who has all the answers.  Have you ever seen a nun with five o'clock shadow?  A Lofte favorite, Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville will spend half his time as brother Billy and the other half as the fictitious "Sister Fernando."  Other cast members include Anne Pope and Christina Tipken of Eagle, Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Dave Hibler and Kevin Holdorf of Manley.


Kevin Colbert and Jamion Biesterfeld will "Lie, Cheat and Genuflect" to get their Grandfather's fortune!
Performance dates are Oct 9-11, 16-18 and 22-25.  Curtain times are Thursday-Sautrday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Tickets are $16 and may be purchased by calling the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or online at www.Lofte.com.  



The Old Avoca Schoolhouse


Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the THIRTEENTH ANNUAL

 SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will

take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, in the auditorium of the Old

 Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a

hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of

 competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing

Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's

Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a

Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will

 give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in

any other contest.  The prizes for the winners in the Open Division are

$100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place.  Prizes will also

 be awarded for 1st place in the other contests. Registration for contestants

starts at 1:30 PM the day of the FIDDLING BEE.  Admission is $5.00 for

adults and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for


For more information, call 402-275-3221,
log on to
www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Debby Greenblatt, championship fiddler and fiddle book author, will be giving

 a  “Fiddle Master Class” on Saturday, October 24, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  This

informative, entertaining event is sponsored by the Big Muddy Fiddle Club.

  Participants may either play a tune they are working on for the group and get

 some coaching from Debby or ask a question about style, technique, or

fiddle music in general.  Master classes give every one a chance to get some

 help and support in their fiddling, while the whole group benefits from the

teaching.  Any skill level may participate.  Not brave enough to perform in

front of the group? Listeners may also register to sit in on the session and

pick up some tips.  The workshop will be held at the home of Jim Harvey, 518

 S 88th St, Omaha, Nebraska.  Seating is limited, register early!  Jamming

will follow from 4:00—6:00 p.m. free of charge!  Coffee and snacks will be

provided.  Questions?  Contact Mary Pat Kleven, 402-490-6710,

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(Participant fee: $15 (member) $25 (non-member);

Listener fee $8 (member) $10 (non-member).

Make checks payable to “Big Muddy Fiddle Club” and mail to treasurer

Dan Kane, 14518 Oak Street, Omaha, NE 68144)


"Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled" 

For folks who have never played a fiddle or violin, and are brave enough to try, come to the

 Schoolhouse Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled.  Championship fiddler and

fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will share some hints about beginning fiddling, shopping

 for a fiddle, reading music, playing by ear, etc.  Fiddles will be available for participants to play,

 and source lists and advice for further study will be provided.  The Workshop takes place on

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska. 

Pre-registration is required, enrollement is limted, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more

information, 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..










12:00-3:00 P.M.



Ethan Stecki, son of Laura and Pat Stecki, is a 10-year-old boy from Weeping Water who has suffered from heart disease since birth.  Ethan is unable to do many of the simple things that normal little boys do such as going to school, playing sports, and anything else that causes too much stress on the heart.  He's a kind little boy with a gentle soul. 

Ethan has endured many heart surgeries in his short life and he will be undergoing another surgery on September 25th with the goal of giving him a better quality of life. 

As you can imagine the medical bills for his health care are staggering and the family could use some help with this burden.

If you would like to donate money or items for the silent auction please contact either Kristi Barber at 402-297-0518 or Michelle Daniels at 402-297-1600.  Kristi and Michelle would also be glad to pick up your items for the auction.  Any help would be appreciated.

Please join together as a community to help this family in need!






Weeping Water PTO 


          The Weeping Water PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) is


 selling stadium chairs again in order to earn money to purchase


 items for the elementary school.  The PTO has purchased many


 items for the school over the years such as new playground


equipment and many classroom supplies.  The stadium chairs cost


 $40 for one and $75 for two.  They hold up to 350 lbs and are


 very good quality.  What a great idea for Christmas gifts!  If you


are interested in purchasing some chairs, please call Brandy


Ahrens, PTO president, at 297-0876.  Thank you for your support.





Tues., Oct. 6:

  • Boys & Girls JH/Varsity ECNC Meet @ TBA
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball--WW-E. Butler Malcolm Triangular @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Girls JH Volleyball vs. Palmyra @ Home @ 5:30 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 7:

  • Steak and Pork Chop Dinner @ Congregational Church 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 8:

  • Girls Varsity Softball Sub-districts

Fri., Oct. 9:

  • Girls Varsity Softball Sub-districts 
  • Boys Football vs. Louisville @ Home (Homecoming) @ 7:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 10:

  • Girls JH Volleyball Booster Tournament in Weeping Water @ 8:00 a.m.

Sun., Oct. 11:

  • Fiddling Bee at Old Avoca Schoolhouse @ 2:30 p.m.
  • Fundraiser for Ethan Stecki @ 12:00-3:00 p.m. at the Weeping Water School
  • The Waffleman at Elmwood Fire Station 9:00-Noon  

Mon., Oct. 12:

  • Boys JH Football @ Louisville @ 4:30 p.m.
  • Girls C/JV Volleyball vs. Syracuse @ home @ 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.
  • Boys JV Football @ Louisville @ 6:30 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 13:

  • Girls JH Volleyball @ Elmwood/Murdock @ 4:30 p.m.


Please let me know if you have any news that you would like to be featured in the weekly newsletter.  I would love to include any events, news, and/or pictures for the community to enjoy. 

Dawn Randall

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