Weeping Water Nebraska

Weeping Water Sports



The Weeping Water wrestlers traveled to Louisville for the Class C-1 District Tournament on Friday and Saturday where the team came away with a 3rd place finish.  Seven Weeping Water wrestlers qualified for the state tournament.

1st Place--Tyler Blevins-- 103 lbs

1st Place--Spencer Swanson--145 lbs

1st Place--Shelton Mozena--152 lbs

1st Place--Alex Wessels--215 lbs

2nd Place--Hoyt Kraeger--140 lbs

3rd Place--Joel Sahulka--285 lbs

4th Place--Austin Baier--112 lbs

The state wrestling tournament will be held at the Qwest Center in Omaha on Feb. 18-20.

Congratulations and good luck!



   The Weeping Water boys' and girls' basketball teams faced the Louisville Lions last Thursday night with mixed results.  The Lady Indians played a close game against the Lady Lions, but ultimately were defeated 34-31.


Kylee Schreiner brings the ball down the court.


Shelby wipf shoots for two.


The Weeping Water Indians led the Lions the entire game and ended the evening with a 62-49 win.  Congratulations!


Darren Mason at the free-throw line.



More than 20 Kindergarten through 7th grade girls entertained the audience at half-time of the Weeping Water-Louisville basketball game last Thursday night.  The girls danced to a mix of Michael Jackson's most famous songs, including "Thriller".  Weeping Water's 2009-2010 Dance Team sponsored the dance camp and worked with the younger girls three times before their Feb. 11th performance.  They all did a fantastic job!










     The City of Weeping Water is currently accepting bids for the operation of the Concession Stand at the Weeping Water Ballfield during the summer ball season for the ensuing year.  Bidders must be prepared to operate the concession stand for all scheduled games. Operation of the stand during Limestone Day festivities is optional.  Additional information and a copy of the proposed contract may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's Office. 

     All interested persons may submit a proposal to the City Clerk, P.O. Box 329, Weeping Water, NE  68463 by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010. Minimum Bid-$500.

     The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in bids submitted.

Kay Gerdes

City Clerk







Job Requirements:  Current Lifeguard Certification

Manager/Assistant Manager also require Manager Certification



Must be 16, possess valid driver's license and be able to operate equipment for lawn care and/or ball field prep.


Salaries based on qualifications


For Additional information or to obtain an application, contact

City Clerk, P.O. Box 329, Weeping Water, NE  68463


Application Deadline:  March 5, 2010



Update on Recycling for Weeping Water


            The "Cass County Going Green" program continues to move forward in its recycling efforts.  As part of a recycling and litter reduction grant received, communities participating in the county wide program will be provided with recycling trailers on a scheduled basis.

            The trailer will be located in Weeping Water at 104 South East Street (directly across the street from the Weeping Water Express Lanes on the following dates:


            Saturday, March 6        -Friday March 12

            Saturday, March 27      -Friday, April 2

            Saturday, April 17        -Friday, April 23

            Saturday, May 1           -Friday May 7

            Saturday, May 22         -Friday, May 28

            Saturday, June 12         -Friday June 18

            Saturday, July 3            -Friday July 9

            Saturday, Aug 7           -Friday Aug 13

            Saturday, Aug 28         -Friday Sept 3

            Saturday, Sept 18         -Friday, Sept 24

            Saturday, Oct 2            -Friday, Oct 8

            Saturday, Oct 23          -Friday, Oct 29

            Saturday, Nov 13         -Friday, Nov 19

            Saturday, Dec 11         -Friday, Dec 17


            Trailers will close at Noon on Fridays or whenever full.

            A Kick-Off Event will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 1-4 P.M., at the Fair Ground Expo Building to allow the public the opportunity to see one of the recycling trailers, become more educated on recycling and to provide information on what products are allowed in the recycling trailers.  Corrugated receptacles with a list of recyclable items printed on the container will be available to the public for $1.00.  If you are unable to attend the Kick-Off event, the corrugated receptacles will be also be available at City Hall.

            To learn more about the Cass County Recycling Program or the County Recycling Kick-Off event, go to http://www.cassne.org/.



 What can I recycle?   

A lot more than you think!

All Clean Paper

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Detergent boxes
  • Paperback books
  • Catalogues
  • Cereal boxes
  • Greeting cards
  • School paper
  • Phonebooks
  • Junk mail - including envelopes with plastic windows!
  • Wrapping paper
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes


  • Aluminum cans and steel (tin cans)
    • Empty aerosol cans
    • Empty and dry paint cans
  • Plastic bottles marked PETE (1)
    • Soda bottles
    • Cooking oil
    • Mouthwash
    • Shampoo
    • Cleaners
  • Plastic bottles, tubs, or snap top containers marked HDPE (2)
    • Milk and juice bottles
    • Cleaners
    • Other food items
  • Hard plastic packaging and plastic bottles marked V (3)
    • Packaging for small electronics (must be cut open)
  • Plastic bottles, cups, tubs, or snap top containers marked PP (5)
    • Dairy case items
    • Food containers
    • Reusable/disposable food storage containers
  • v NOT recyclable-Glass is currently not recyclable in our community





The Lofte Community Theatre 

Each February the Lofte Community Theatre takes a deep breath before the start of its new season. An evening is set aside to salute its volunteers and honor them with food and gifts. Thislofte_theatre.jpg year, the Volunteer Recognition and Annual Meeting is set for Saturday, February 27th at 6pm.
The Dale Crosby Awards will be given to three of the Lofte's most outstanding volunteers. The award is named in honor of long-time Lofte President and friend, Dale Crosby of Weeping Water whom we lost in 2001. Mr. Crosby was a man who never found any job too small or unimportant. His dedication and hard work inspired many and he is still sorely missed.
In conjunction with the Volunteer Recognition activities, the Lofte Board of Directors will conduct a short business meeting to inform the public of its financial standing and plans for the future. Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert will also review the 2009 season highlighting his favorite performances and fondest memories. He will also announce his show selections for the 2011 season.
All members of the Lofte Community Theatre are invited to attend. Membership is earned if you have ever purchased a ticket, volunteered your time, donated funds or performed on stage. Basically, if you've ever been to the Lofte or helped in any way, you're invited! The evening is your chance to relax, catch-up with old friends and enjoy some delicious food.
Please RSVP for this event by calling the box office at (402) 234-2553 or emailing Jean Colbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  




Pollock and Carp
Chicken Gizzards & Livers

Friday, February 19, 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


 Attend one of two informative training sessions for Private Pesticide Applicator Training given in Cass County by Extension Educators Gary Lesoing and Jessica Jones.  They will be held at the Cass County Extension Office on the Cass County Fairgrounds,144th Street and Hwy 1, 3 miles north of Weeping Water.  The training sessions will be held on Thursday, February 18th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 11th from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.  This is a three hour training, with the first two hours focused on agronomic issues in cropping systems and the final hour addressing pesticide safety issues, laws and regulations.  The cost of the training is $30.  Be sure to bring your bar-coded letter from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture if you are being recertified.  This training also meets the requirements for new private pesticide applicators and those that have let their licenses expire. 

Some of the issues that will be discussed include: atrazine issues in Nebraska waters, IPM (Integrated Pest Management), soybean aphids, fungicide use on corn, soybeans and wheat, SCN (Soybean Cyst Nematode), weed issues in southeast Nebraska, cover crops in cropping systems and conversion of CRP to cropland.   

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Cass County Extension Office at (402) 267-2205 or Gary Lesoing at the Nemaha County Extension Office (402) 274-4755.


Producing Small Fruits for Home Profit will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center, 5985 G Road, Nebraska City. Join Vaughn Hammond, extension technologist, to learn about growing small fruits in your backyard. He will cover the production of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and other common and not so common
small fruits. For more information contact Hammond at 402-873-3166 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Connecting Young Nebraskans, (CYN) is a social network of young Nebraskans who have joined together to discuss and take action to promote change in Nebraska. In past years, it seems that the voice of young Nebraskans has been missing on many important issues. In an effort to address this, the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative would like to encourage and support the formation and ongoing operation of a 'Young Nebraskans' group. This group will belong to its members so it's up to you to help shape it into something you want to be a part of. 

Our current vision is for this group to focus on socializing by exchanging ideas, supporting others interests, and learning new things; while also bringing a young viewpoint and voice to shape the future of communities, regions and the state.  Communication will be facilitated by online social networking, electronic conversations, meetings via polycom, or other technology in addition to a possible yearly face-to-face gathering. In addition to its practical uses, this group will provide a way to meet new young Nebraskans and find out about opportunities, educational resources and fun activities. 

Connecting Young Nebraskans will be coordinated by the Nebraska Rural Initiative, but the leadership structure and direction will be determined by the network (you). We believe that each young Nebraskan has something to bring to the table, whether it is policy related, social, lifestyle, or socially based, CYN can help you find others who share the same interests and concerns.

Now is the time to join the CYN Network and start asking those critical questions that will affect your lifestyle in Nebraska! If you know someone who may be interested or who can benefit from CYN, please email Kayla at 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to add them to the email list. Keep in mind that any successful group takes time to mature and grow, so be patient throughout this development process, and make suggestions about how the future of our state will look for you.


Bess Streeter Aldrich Birthday Open House


Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Bess Streeter Aldrich House, 204 East F Street, Elmwood
Celebrate the beloved author's 129th birthday with a guided tour of her historic home and complimentary birthday cake and punch!  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 6-12 (ages 5 & under FREE).




Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Fish Fry

February 26th and March 26th Louisville Fire Hall 5pm to 8pm
Suggested Donations:
All You Can Eat: $8 Single Serve: $6 Children 12 and under: $5
***Plate Includes: Fish or Hot Dog, Fries, Coleslaw, Desert and Drink***

All proceeds go towards the purchase of equipment for the department!!! 




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 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.


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, April 3, 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.


Registration is now open for the 2010 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.  The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

Fiddle Camp for Beginners is Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18.  This camp includes some of the basics and fun of fiddling, such as performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, and jamming.  Fiddling styles include bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Klezmer, old-time, and newly composed tunes by the campers.  Movement and singing are included in the experience.

Fiddle Camp for Intermediate/Advanced Fiddlers is Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16, 2010.  Campers will discuss picking tunes for contests, performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, playing for dancers, back-up fiddling, arranging twin fiddle pieces , and jamming.  Many fiddling styles will be represented, including original compositions by the campers.

Each day is scheduled from 9 AM - 1 PM.  Registration is available on line at http://www.greenblattandseay.com/.

For more information, contact Deborah Greenblatt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Community Lenten and Holy Week Services
The 1rst Christian Disciples of Christ and the United Methodist Churches of Louisville are holding their second anual Community Lenten and Holy Week Services. As we enter the time of Lent, we are mindful of the economic hardships many are going through as well as the new threat of terrorism striking within the United States. People are searching for meaning in life as well as hope and comfort and you are invited to join us as we follow Jesus to the cross. Jesus lived in difficult times while He was on earth. he understands our struggles, but brings us hope in the Gospel message. Each Service begins at 7PM
Here are the dates and places:
February 17th: 1rst Christian Church (Ash Wednesday)
February 24th : United Methosist Church
March 3rd : 1rst Christian Church
March 10: United Methodist Church
March 17: 1rst Christian Church
March 24: Untied Methodist Church
Holy Week:
April 1: United Methodist Church: Seder Meal with Communion
April 2: Good Friday (Meet outside Fire Station for the Cross Walk.) If unable to walk, wait @ Christian Church)



First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

304 Main St. PO Box 473 Louisville, NE. 68037  

Phone: 402 - 234 - 2130   Pastor Cathy Stander: 402 - 677 - 9606    





Wed., Feb. 17:

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

Thurs., Feb. 18:

  • JH Girls Basketball @ Palmyra @ 4:00 p.m. 
  • Girls' Sub Districts Finals
  • Boys' State Wrestling Tournament @ Qwest Center in Omaha

Fri., Feb. 19:

  • Boys JV/V Basketball @ Home vs. Conestoga @ 6:00/7:30 p.m.
  • Fish Fry @ WW Legion Club @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Boys' State Wrestling Tournament @ Qwest Center in Omaha

Sat., Feb. 20:

  • Boys' State Wrestling Tournament @ Qwest Center in Omaha

Mon., Feb. 22:

  • Boys' Basketball District Tournament

Tues., Feb. 23:

  • Boys' Basketball District Tournament


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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