Weeping Water Nebraska


The Indians won their Homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 9th by 

defeating the Louisville Lions 39-0.  GO INDIANS!!



 The Homecoming pep rally, coronation, and bonfire were held at the football field on

Wednesday night.  Ben Dehne and Rebekka Hammer were crowned 2009 Homecoming

King and Queen.  Congratulations Rebekka and Ben. 




Senior candidates (L to R):  Shelby Wipf, Ann Hyda, Rebekka Hammer

Junior Attendant:  Katie Vice

Sophomore Attendant:  Sydney Barrett

Freshman Attendant:  Taylor Keckler


(L to R)

Freshman Attendant:  Andrew Dehne

Sophomore Attendant:  Greg Frenzel

Junior Attendant:  Cole Crook

Senior Candidates:  Zach Barrett, Ben Dehne, Sean Frenzel


Following the coronation, the senior high students participated in "Olympic Games".

However, there were some new twists added to make the games more interesting such

as blindfolds and spinning them around.  It was a lot of fun to play and watch!


Jessie Randall doing her best unicorn imitation.


"Which way am I supposed to go?" Amanda Hauschild wants to know.


The night ended with the traditional "throwing of the dummy onto the bonfire".


The Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally was held downtown on Friday afternoon.  All the K-12

 students walked to town and participated in the fun.  All the people in the downtown area enjoyed

 seeing the kids and watching them get fired up for the football game that night.  GO BIG RED!


The Seniors rode in on the firetruck.


The Cross Country Team


Coach Heneger (Cross Country)


The Volleyball Team.


Coach Mozena (Volleyball)


The Football Team.


Coach Kezeor (Football)


Coach Hammer (Softball)

The softball girls were not at the pep rally on Friday since they were playing in the

district tournament.  Unfortunately, they lost both games on Friday.  We are so proud of

their great season.  Good job ladies!


The traditional singing of the classic song "I'm a Little Teapot" by the football boys.


The cheerleaders lead the school kids and townspeople in a cheer.





Timron has the Indian spirit!


The Rockettes provided the half-time entertainment.










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



The NEW Palmetto State Quartet
will be performing at the
Weeping Water Christian Church
306 West H St.
Weeping Water, NE  68463
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009
7:00 p.m.



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
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 Lofte Community Theatre near Manley announces that it will be holding open auditions for their holiday production, "Uh-oh, Here Comes Christmas."  Auditions will be held at the theater on Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20 at 7PM, and will consist of cold readings from the script.  The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert.
Several holiday stories from Robert Fulghum, best-selling author of "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" have been crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song. This takes a poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the glut of commercialism that crashes down every December.  Parts are available for 3 men and 2 women of various ages.  A pianist is also needed for the production as it does contain some musical selections. 
Performance dates are December 4-6, 11-13 and 17-20.   Questions may be addressed to Director Kevin Colbert by calling the theater, (402) 234-2553 or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Old Avoca Schoolhouse

Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee Results

The Thirteenth Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee in Avoca, Nebraska, was enjoyed by a full house on Sunday afternoon, October 11, in the auditorium of The Old Avoca Schoolhouse.

Twenty-four musicians from Nebraska (Brock, Davey, Lincoln, Nebraska City, Omaha, Seward, ) and Thailand competed.

In the Open Division, each fiddler has to play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  The winners are:

First Place - Jim Harvey, Omaha, Nebraska
Second Place - Nolan Devries, Lincoln, Nebraska
Third Place - Alana Hux, Lincoln, Nebraska

In the Singing Division, each fiddler has to play and sing a tune at the same time.  The winners are:

First Place- Piper Monson, Brock, Nebraska
Second Place- Dottie Ladman, Lincoln, Nebraska
Third Place- Ella Moll, Seward, Nebraska

In the Fee Fi Faux Division, each musician has to play a fiddle tune on an instrument that is not a fiddle.

The winners are:

FIrst Place - Josh Krohn, banjoist, Omaha, Nebraska
Second Place - Alana Hux, violist, Lincoln, Nebraska
Third Place - Gabe Blowers, accordianist, Davey, Nebraska

In the Hocus Pous Division, the fiddler must play a tune using cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc..  The winners are:

First Place -  Nolan Devries, Lincoln, Nebraska
Second Place - Jasper Zoucha, Lincoln, Nebraska
Third Place - Emmi Moll, Seward, Nebraska

In the Twin Fiddling Division, two fiddlers have to play a tune together with one playing the melody, and the other playing the harmony.  The winners are:

First Place - Makayla Urbauer & Alana Hux, Lincoln, Nebraska
Second Place - Jeanne Fike & Sandra Ford, Omaha, Nebraska

Next year, the 14th Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2010.

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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..





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. 13:

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

Thurs., Oct. 15:

  • Girls Volleyball ECNC Tournament at Yutan.  WW vs. Louisville @ 4:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 16:

  • No School
  • Boys Football @ Brownell-Talbot @ 4:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 17:

  • Girls Volleyball ECNC Tournament

Mon., Oct. 19:

  • Girls Volleyball Elmwood-Murdock Invitational @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Boys JV Football vs. Elmwood-Murdock @ home @ 6:30 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 20:

  • Girls Volleyball Elmwood-Murdock Invitational @ 5:00 p.m.
  • The NEW Palmetto State Quartet @ Christian Church @ 7:00 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 22:

  • Boys Football vs. Elmwood-Murdock @ home @ 7:00 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 23:

  • Girls Volleyball Boystown Triangular @ 4:00 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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