Weeping Water Nebraska

Well, I don't know about you, but I've had about enough of this foggy weather!  At least some of the snow is melting.  I can even see some grass in our yard ( at least in the places that we don't have five foot snowdrifts).  I hear that we might get some more snow in the near future.  Everybody repeat after me . . . "Spring is coming, Spring is coming, Spring is coming." 



              Future Dancers

The Weeping Water Rockettes will offer a dance clinic for girls in grades PreK-8. The girls will learn dance technique, a performance routine and have FUN!!  Best of all, the girls will support the Weeping Water Indians at a home basketball game!!

Practice dates:             Sunday, January 31 from 5:15-6:30 PM

                                 Sunday, February 7 from 5:15-6:30.

The performance will be half time of the boys BB game on February 11th.*

*Each dancer should be escorted by an adult for the performance

The cost to participate is $25 and includes instruction; dance t-shirt & snacks at the practice. 

Please contact Megan Berry Barlow at 402-267-5203 with questions or to get a sign-up sheet.


New Weeping Water City Library Hours 

Beginning January 11, 2010 the

Weeping Water City Library's new hours will be:


 Monday      10:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

Tuesday      5:00-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday      10:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

Thursday      5:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday      10:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

Saturday      9:00 a.m.--1:00 p.m.


Help Wanted

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for job applicants NOW to work for the 2010 Census. Several part-time and full-time positions that will be available in this area include Census Takers, Crew Leaders and Crew Leader Assistants.  Salary ranges from $11.50-$13.00 per hour plus mileage.  Testing dates for census positions have been scheduled at the Weeping Water Community Building at 303 West Eldora Avenue on the following dates:
    Wednesday, January 13th    6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, January 21st        2:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, January  26th`       6:00 p.m.
Practice tests and additional information can be obtained at Weeping Water City Hall, or call the Census Bureau at 1-866-861-2010 for additional information.



Pollock and Carp
Chicken Gizzards & Livers

Friday, January 22, 2010
5:30 p.m.
$7.00 per person

American Legion

Carryout Available






Please take the time to donate blood.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

1:00-6:30 p.m.

United Methodist Church, Weeping Water

To make an appointment, please call Jean Buel at 267-7245.






Located in Louisville at 129 Main Street Suite #2
(Upstairs of HavenMakers)  Enter off 2nd Street

Ten for Twenty
10 months for $20 per month (with joining fee)
Register for class Monday January, 25, 2010

Pay $20 per month for 10 months with your EFT sign-up.
Fill out EFT form (automatic withdrawal from credit card or checking account).

January 25 Jazzercise class schedule:
 9:00am & 6:00pm

Call Beth at 677-9697 for any questions.





Hastings, NE - Amateur photographers are invited to learn more about their craft, network with other photographers and listen to advice from seasoned professionals at the Photograph Nebraska Symposium to be held on February 26 & 27 at Lochland Country Club in Hastings.
Nebraska photographers Joel Sartore and Michael Forsberg are keynote presenters.
The two-day event will also include workshops on: digital cameras, photographic archiving, working with publications, night sky photography, animal behavior, software and sharing, extended expeditions, digiscoping, sports photography and interpreting history through photography.
Participants may have up to three pieces of their work critiqued during the symposium. They will also have the opportunity to photograph cranes in a blind on the Platte River.
Activities on Sunday, February 28 held in conjunction with the symposium include a photographic opportunity at the Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor and Agricultural Learning, a gallery walk and a showing of the NET Television film Crane Song at the Lied Super Screen Theatre at the Hastings Museum.
A registration fee of $200 includes all sessions and five meals at Lochland Country Club. Registrations are due by February 5 and can be made at www.photographnebraska.com or by calling the Adams County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) at 402-461-2370.
The event is hosted by the Adams County CVB, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council.



 The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Twin Fiddling Workshop on Saturday, February 13, 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 in the historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The fee is $20.00 per fiddler.  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..


"Acting Up in Class" is Okay at the Lofte

At the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley, acting up in class is not only accepted, but strongly encouraged.  Back by popular demand, the Lofte is gathering its most talented artists in a classroom environment to teach and prepare young actors and actresses.  Four separate classroom sessions will cover Acting Basics, Intro to Dance, Vocal Audition and Stage Combat.
This one-day theater workshop will take place on Saturday, January 23 from 10am to 2:30pm.  Enrollment is open to young people ages 10-18 at any level of experience.  Space for this event is limited and slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Classes will run from 10am-2:30pm on Saturday, January 23rd.  Participants should plan on arriving fifteen minutes early for check-in. 
Tuition for the one-day workshop is $50 per student and includes a box lunch.  Each student will also receive a graduation gift.  Questions may be directed to Anne Pope at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To obtain a registration sheet, please call the Lofte box office at (402)234-2553 or download it at www.Lofte.com .





"Marriage is Murder" at the Mahoney State Park
Ashland, NE [January 11, 2010]-  KBC Productions announces that their winter theater season continues at Mahoney State Park with the Nick Hall's romantic comedy, "Marriage is Murder."  Directed by Kathryn Cover, the story revolves around a divorced couple who write murder mysteries together.  Paul and Polly Butler act out the crimes in Paul's apartment; complete with poisoned chocolates, lethal martinis and daggers.  Nobody gets hurt, but their egos take some hits as each attempts to outdo the other. 
Starring in the show are Noelle Bohaty and Kyle Rolenze of Lincoln.  Both actors are currently employed in Lincoln at the Community Playhouse. 
Performance dates are January 23-24, 29-31, February 5-7, 11-14 and 19-21.  Showtimes are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Adult tickets are $8.  Admission for children 12 and under is $6.  Special promotions for this event include a dinner theater package ($20 for adults, $10 for children), and a Valentine's Day Package.  From February 11-14 you can get special rates that include lodging, meal and complimentary gift package. 
Mahoney State Park is located between Omaha and Lincoln on the interstate.  Please call the Mahoney State Park reservation desk for tickets and package details, (402) 944-2523 ext. 7330.  A state park entry permit is required to attend all shows.


Noelle Bohaty and Kyle Lolenze star in

KBC Productions "Marriage is Murder" at Mahoney State Park


Eighth Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association

Fiddle Tune Contest


1st PLACE: $100.00 2nd PLACE: $50.00 3rd PLACE: $25.00

This event inspires fiddlers to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.

The winners will be announced on May 29, 2010, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

For more information, direct your questions to:
Deborah Greenblatt,
The Old Schoolhouse,
PO Box 671,
Avoca, Nebraska, 68307-0671,
or by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


"The Otoe County Genealogical Society will hold its February 11th meeting at 7:00 pm at the Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City. This meeting will welcome all new members into the society, and will also cover topics of interest concerning genealogical research in the Otoe County area. This meeting is open to all who are interested in joining the society, or just wish to attend to learn more about genealogical research in general.
During this meeting our guest speaker will be Dean Podoll, who will give us his presentation on the 2nd Nebraska Cavalry's Role during the Civil War. Dean is an expert on the 2nd Nebraska Cavalry, and has studied and documented their history over the past several years.
Our society meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm, and our meeting location alternates every other month between the Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City, and the Syracuse United Methodist Church in Syracuse. To learn more about the society, please check out our website, or contact the Morton-James Library for more information."



Thurs., Jan. 21:

  •  Boys & Girls JV/V Basketball @ Home vs. Conestoga (Parent's Night) @ 6:00 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 23:

  • Boys Wrestling @ Louisville Invite @ 9:30 a.m.
  • "Acting Up In Class" at the Lofte Theatre 10:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Boys & Girls JV/V Basketball @ Home vs. East Butler @ 2:00/3:15/4:30/6:15 p.m.


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

Dawn Randall