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Congratulations to the varsity wrestling team for another

 fine performance at the Greeley Invite on Friday. This was

 a tough, 17-team tournament that featured several rated

teams including Palmer, Wood River, and Elgin Elgin Pope

John. We finished 4th as a team overall and had five medal

lists including three individual champions. We finished

strong again winning 4out of our 5 finals matches. This was

 a tough tournament with a packed house giving a district-

like atmosphere and was very beneficial to our wrestlers.

We know what it takes now both mentally and physically to

get the job done heading into conference and districts.

Hopefully, each wrestler can put it all together and finish

strong these last few weeks of the season. Individual

winners... Tyler B (2nd), Hoyt K (1st), Shelton M (1st), Alex W

 (1st) and Joel S (3rd). Coach Strong



The basketball season is in full swing and all the Weeping

 Water teams are running strong.  The boys and girls varsity

 teams are starting the ECNC conference tournaments this

 week.  In fact, the boys won their first game against

Elmwood-Murdock on Monday night 49-45 --at one point

 they were down by 18 points! They will be

meeting Conestoga this Thursday (Feb. 4) at Southeast

Community College at 7:45 p.m.  Good luck boys!


The girls will meet the Palmyra Panthers on Tues., Feb. 2nd

 at 7:00 p.m. in Palmyra.  Our girls are ranked 6th in the

 conference and the Panthers are ranked 3rd.  Good luck

Lady Indians!



The Junior High girls basketball team traveled to Cook on Saturday for the Johnson County Central Invitational with mixed results.  The 7th grade (B) team lost the first game against Conestoga but came back to win their second game against Johnson County Central bringing home a 3rd place finish.





The 8th Grade (A) team came home with a 1st place finish in the JCC invitational! They won their first game against Conestoga and later came up against Johnson County Central to clinch the 1st place title by just two points in a very exciting final minute of play.  Good job girls!








 February is Nebraska 4-H Month


MEET THE FUTURE with Nebraska 4-H Month during February. Ever wonder what the future will look like?  Just take a look at your local 4-H today.  It's where young people explore, learn and discover in a safe environment.  In 4-H, kids find their true passions, gain confidence and give back to the community. Did you know that you can become a 4-Her at any time during the year?  4-H membership is open to all youth ages 5-18.  Why not consider joining 4-H today!

Celebrate 4-H's efforts in helping today's kids become tomorrow's leaders. 4-H volunteers keep busy helping youth Meet the Future with Cass County 4-H throughout the year.  Without volunteers to present and help with 4-H events, activities, workshops and clubs, the 4-H program could not exist.  Volunteers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program and have a huge impact on youth. 

Diane Mayfield, Cass County Extension Associate, works with volunteers to plan and implement hands-on learning.  Please won't you consider sharing your time and talents to help enhance our youth?  Short and/or long term volunteerism is available!  Contact UNL Extension in Cass County for more information at 402-267-2205 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more information about Cass County 4-H, visit the 4-H page of the website at www.cass.unl.edu


Deanna and Daniel Hill, members of the Weeping Water Whiz Kidz 4-H Club, helped Bloom Where You're Planted pumpkin patch attendees discover, learn and have a BLAST exploring alternative fuels through a Biofuel Blast science experiment for 4-H National Youth Science Day last fall on two separate occasions at the Avoca site.  Assisting with the science experiment were Renee Thakur, 4-H volunteer, and Jonathan Anderson, Conestoga FFA Advisor, along with fellow 4-H members and Conestoga FFA members.




Pollock and Carp
Chicken Gizzards & Livers

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

American Legion

Carryout Available



American Cancer Society Daffodil Days 2010
Please place your orders for your daffodils now - the deadline is 2/19/10 and flowers will be delivered in March. The flowers alone come in a bunch of 10 stems for $10 - the signature "Boyd's Bear" with flowers is $25 and the teal colored signature vase alone (no flowers) is $15. Availability may be limited based on response so place your orders as soon as possible.
Call the ACS Omaha Office at 402-393-5801 for ordering.
Daffodil Days supports all of the invaluable programs and services that the American Cancer Society offers Cancer Patients and their families.
Please mention the Cass County Relay For Life as your source of this information.
Thank you for your support.

Cass County Relay For Life Planning Committee 2010

Museum Exhibits

Cass County Museum opened two new temporary exhibits during January.  The  annual Valentine exhibit contains 132 Valentines ranging in date from the 1880s to the 1950s.  Many are on view for the first time, having been donated in the past year by Neil Lancaster and FloraBelle Wehrbein.

"Strike up the Band", an exhibit of Cass County Bands from 1883 to 1910, is also on display.  The photographs include bands from the MWA, Burlington shops, Wabash, Plattsmouth, and Murdock.

Both exhibits run through March 6.

The museum's Brown Bag series begins Tuesday, February 9, with a program by Dan Reis on Photo Conservation.

Cass County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. For additional  information, call the museum 296-4770.

Contact:  H. Margo Prentiss, Curator








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

 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..


The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will celebrate the seventeenth annual Play-the-Recorder Month in March by offering a Beginning Recorder Workshop on Saturday, March 13, from 1 PM - 3 PM.   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.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  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..

Founded in 1939, the American Recorder Society is celebrating 70 years of service to its members and constituents--all recorder players including amateurs to leading professionals, students to teachers.  It has some 130 chapters and consorts in the U.S. and Canada, where its membership base is over 2200, plus 130 members in 28 other countries.

Play-the-Recorder Month grew out of an event staged as part of an "ARS 50" anniversary celebration, during which members all over the world played a recorder piece simultaneously on April 1, 1989.  Play-the-Recorder Day was first officially held in 1992, and then expanded to Play-the-Recorder Month the following year.

The ARS office in St. Louis, Mo, may be contacted at 314966-4082, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or through the ARS web site, www.AmericanRecorder.org  


Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 14, at 2:30 PM.   Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and banjo. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago.  Their performance on March 8 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students. For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.



The Lofte Theatre


Let's face it, sometimes we need a little help in the romance department.  Well, the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley has taken steps to create an enjoyable evening for singles, sweethearts and even old married folks!  
On Saturday, February 13th, the Lofte is holding a special Sweetheart Event to celebrate Valentine's Day.  The doors will open at 6:30pm.  Wine tastings will be provided by Slattery Vintage Estates
of Nehawka.  You can purchase a tasting, a glass, or buy a bottle of your favorite to share with friends!  A variety of delicious hors d'oeuvres will be on-hand and later, the instrumental group, "Skylark" will take the stage.  New this year, Krambeck Photography will be present for professional photo opportunities.  Wine, appetizers, dancing, photo opps; the only ingredients missing are you and your date! 
Tickets to this event are $20 per person.  Due to liquor license requirements, wine tastings will be priced separately at the door.   Advanced reservations are not required, but are strongly suggested.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Lofte Box Office at (402) 234-2553.  You may also visit their website 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 Lorenze star in

KBC Productions "Marriage is Murder" at Mahoney State Park

"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., Feb. 4:

  • JH Girls Basketball @ Murray @ 4:30 p.m. 
  • Boys Basketball ECNC Semifinals @ SCC @ 7:45 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 5:

  • Boys Wrestling ECNC Tournament @ Louisville @ 3:00 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 6:

  • JH Girls Basketball--WW Booster Tournament @ Home @ 8:00 a.m. 
  • Boys & Girls Basketball ECNC Finals TBA

Mon., Feb. 8:

  • Boys & Girls C-Team Basketball @ Ashland Greenwood @ 5:00/6:15 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 11:

  • JH Girls Basketball @ Johnson County Central @ 4:00 p.m. 
  • Boys & Girls JV/V Basketball @ Home vs. Louisville @ 4:00/6:15/7:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 12:

  • Boys JV/V Basketball vs. Conestoga @ Home @ 6:00/7:00 p.m.

Fri. & Sat., Feb. 12 & 13:

  • Boys Wrestling District Tournament TBA

Sat., Feb. 13:

  • Boys Basketball vs. Ravenna @ Heartland Events Center in Grand Island TBA



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



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