Weeping Water Nebraska




Weeping Water High School's performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" was a fun-filled and entertaining evening enjoyed by young and old alike.  More than 35 students from 1st through 12th grade took part in this play under the direction of Mrs. Kim Hammer and Kelly Jording. 

Rebekka Hammer and Zach Weber as Cinderella and Prince Charming did a wonderful job of leading the audience through their love story.  King Alexander (Alex Wessels) kept everyone laughing as he tried to keep everyone in his castle happy, especially his wife Queen Constantina (Sydney Barrett).  However, everyone could tell that his first love was his "purple drink"! 

Loxley Grafe as the stepmother and Taylor Keckler, Alex Abbott, and Dallas Petereit as the stepsisters were a big hit with their funny little quirks and constant fighting. 

The cast all did a great job bringing this fun play to life and the audience enjoyed a wonderfully entertaining evening.  Thank you for all your hard work!! 


Cinderella (Rebekka Hammer) in the village.


Prince Charming (Zach Weber) in the village.


The chef and his assistants (Sloan Mozena, Jacob Hanson, David Danielson, and Fred Schneider) present the menu for the ball to the king and queen.


Prince Charming and King Alexander (Alex Wessels) have a father-son chat.  


I think somebody shrunk my pants!


The stepsisters and stepmother prepare for the ball.

(Taylor Keckler, Dallas Petereit, Loxley Grafe, and Alex Abbott)


Cinderella and her fairy godmother (Katie Vice) have a heart-to-heart chat.


Cinderella is off to the ball in her carriage.


Cinderella and Prince Charming at the ball.


The Queen and King keeping an eye on the love birds.


Jessie Randall dancing at the ball.


Dancing at the ball.


In the garden with the stepsisters eavesdropping.


Trying on the slipper. Jessie Randall tries her best, but it just won't fit!


It won't fit on Taylor's foot either.


Finally!  A perfect fit!


The Wedding Day!


At last!


The cast of "Cinderella"



Sunday, April 25

8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

American Legion Hall in Weeping Water

Serving pancakes, sausage, biscuits & gravy, coffee and juice.

All proceeds will go toward Weeping Water youth activities.




Saturday, April 17

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Weeping Water Fire Barn

City personnel will be on hand to issue pet licenses

(pet licenses are due May 1, 2010)


For more information, contact the City Clerk or

the Plattsmouth Animal Hospital at 296-2179.


New Location 

There  is new activity on Eldora Ave. in Weeping Water.  Grandpa Snazzy's is moving to 221 West Eldora Avenue.  William M Cover II and Kathryn Cover have purchased the 1903 Davis Block building and are moving Grandpa Snazzy's from its old location above Fusselman Wymore.

The new space is being extensively remodeled and they are working hard on recreating the historic aspects of the building.  The costume rental portion of the business is already running in the new space and the retail will be opening soon. 

"We are planning a grand opening celebration of the retail for this year's Limestone Days, but if we are ready sooner we will open up the retail.  We are very excited about our new space and the ability to be on main street."  The retail is designed to mimic an old fashioned general store, Wood fixtures will set off wares of bulk candy and coffees, sewing needs, a gentleman's corner and more.

Keep an eye out for the retail opening and do not forget if you need costumes, the hours are

 Tue-Fri 1:30-5 and Sat 10:00-2:00. 



Weeping Water Community Boosters

The Weeping Water Community Boosters held their annual spring dinner meeting on Monday, March 22. Mayor Howard Stubbendieck gave members a tour of the new Community Building. He summarized what had been completed and work that needs to be done. After dinner, members heard from Mike Barrett, Weeping Water Public Schools activities director, about the status of tournaments, athletics and other items. Theresa Bauers, Weeping Water Community Booster treasurer, reported on the seven tournaments sponsored by the Boosters and the calendar project.

The Boosters voted to donate $5750 for new high school girls' basketball team uniforms and new wrestling singlets. They also voted to donate $2800 to the following: Limestone Day committee, the new Community Building, After Prom, the city library, the Weeping Water Public School library, summer ball program and the annual rental fee for a sign at the ball park.

The next Booster event is a pancake with biscuits and gravy supper to be held prior to Honors Night at Weeping Water Public School on Monday, May 3. The Weeping Water Community Boosters will begin working on the 2010-2011 calendar in late May. 



Pancakes and Biscuits & Gravy Supper Fundraiser 

Sponsored by the Weeping Water Community Booster Club 

Monday, May 3, 2010

5:30 - 6:45 p.m.  (Prior to the Honors Night presentations)

Weeping Water Public School Multi-Purpose Room


All profit goes to the Weeping Water Public School Foundation for a scholarship. This will be the first year the Booster Club will be giving a scholarship in their name!




The Weeping Water Alumni Association is requesting your help.  They are in the process of compiling a complete list of addresses and e-mail addresses (if possible) of every graduate of Weeping Water Public School.  So look through your phone, blackberry, planner, address book, Facebook account, or any other place that you may have information about your friends and former classmates and forward that information to Kim (Sisson) (Schreiner) Kastens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  This information helps the Alumni Association contact our alumni concerning the yearly Alumni Banquet (always held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend) and other important events at the school. 

Please remember, the cost of mailing this information to our alumni has increased tremendously recently and any donations would be greatly appreciated!  If you have any questions, please e-mail Kim Kastens at the address listed above.  Thank you for your help!




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 North Elm Street (at the end of the street between the Farmers and Merchants Bank and Meeske's Housewares store) on the following dates:

            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.

            To learn more about the Cass County Recycling Program go to http://www.cassne.org/.



Do you ever wonder what to do with your old electronic equipment when you're finished with it?  The link listed below has information on disposing of these items, plus other ways you can help our environment.  Let's do our part to keep our planet clean! 




Please "Save The Date - June 26, 2010" and join us for The Cass County Relay For Life at Plattsmouth High School as we all join forces to walk in the fight against every form of cancer. It is our 15th birthday in Cass County and we need you to help us celebrate!
For additional information, please logon to www.relayforlife.org/casscone
or call 402-393-5801.    Thank you 





Pollock and Carp
Chicken Gizzards & Livers

Friday, April 16, 2010
5:30 p.m.
$7.00 per person

American Legion

Carryout Available





The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, a popular and enduring force in Gospel music, will be performing at the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley on Sunday, April 25th at 2pm. 
The Blackwood Brothers have recorded over 200 albums and toured in 47 countries.  They have won eight Grammy Awards and 6 Dove Awards.  Over the years, the Blackwood Brothers have been guests on the Barbara Mandrell Show, Hee-Haw, and The Grand Old Opry.  They have sung with Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner, Tennessee Ernie Ford and many more.  They were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Nashville in 1998.  The group now consists of Jimmy Blackwood, Wayne Little, Randy Byrd and Brad White. 
The original Blackwood Brothers formed in 1934 in Choctaw County, Mississippi.  In 1954 the quartet performed on the "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" show on television.  Two weeks after winning the competition, two of the original Blackwood brothers, R.W. and Bill Lyles, were both killed in a plane crash in Alabama.  The surviving Blackwoods regrouped, adding younger brother Cecil to sing baritone and J.D. Sumner singing bass.
Elvis Presley loved gospel music and attended many of the Blackwood concerts at the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis.  When his mother, Gladys Presley, died in 1958, Elvis and his father asked the Blackwoods to sing at her funeral. 
Tickets for this event are $16.  Reservations are not required, but are strongly suggested.  When the Lofte last hosted The Blackwood Brothers in 2008, the event was completely sold-out.  More information can be found on the Lofte's website, www.Lofte.com, or by calling the box office at (402) 234-2553.  Please join us on Sunday, April 25th at 2pm for this wonderful concert event!



 "Having A Wonderful Time"

at Mahoney State Park 

Spring is in the air!  The roads are clear, the birds are singing and there's a new wild comedy opening at Mahoney State Park.  "Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Her," is a wild bedroom comedy by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Millmore.  These playwrights have given us such favorites "Love, Sex and the I.R.S," "Suitehearts," and "Lie, Cheat and Genuflect." 
Directed by Kevin Colbert, "Having a Wonderful Time," is filled with double standards, midnight rendezvous and a hungry bear. Danny and Kathy halt their night of passion when Kathy reveals she is dating another man. Paul and Jennifer are frustrated because she is reluctant to cheat on her husband.  Danny and Paul are best friends and soon both the confusion and hilarity ensue.  If you don't like to laugh, you'd better stay away from this one.  We suggest PG13 for some adult situations.
Performance dates are March 13-14, 19-21, 26-28, April 3, 9-11 and 16-18.  Curtain times on Fridays and Saturdays is 7:30pm; Sundays are 2pm matinees.  Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for children twelve and under.  Dinner theater packages are available.  Reservations can be made by calling the park office at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122.  A state sticker or day pass is required to enter the park.


Former Stander Ace Hardware owner Maureen Gulizia announced their name is now Officially "Louisville Hardware" and the sign has been changed on the front of their new building!
As part of their celebration, and in recognition of Earth Day 2010 coming up on April 22nd, Louisville hardware is giving out Free Flower Bulbs with Energy Smart CFL Lights 




Your Voice Can Help a Child

April 9, 2010, Lincoln-When I came to the legislature and was seated as a member of the Health and Human Services Committee, I learned that the state has statutory responsibilities to accept reports of allegations about child abuse or neglect, assess the allegations, share complaints with law enforcement, and make sure that the child in question is safe. The Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Programs play a key role in helping the state to meet its responsibilities.

Recently, I attended a legislative briefing about the CASA Programs in Nebraska. Then I read that CASA volunteer recruitment is underway in Cass County, with the annual training scheduled during April. Since I learned at the briefing that Cass, Otoe and Sarpy are among the 33 Nebraska counties with active CASA programs, I want to lend my support to the outstanding work of CASA staff and volunteers, who are devoted to helping abused and neglected children in District 2.

CASA began in this country in 1977, when a judge decided to use trained volunteers to speak in court on behalf of abused and neglected children. In 1982 the National CASA Association was formed, and CASA volunteers began to advocate for children in Nebraska's courts and welfare systems in 1986. Sarpy County CASA started in 1986. The Cass County program began in 2006, and Otoe County came on board last year.

A CASA volunteer undergoes a background screening, receives 30 hours of training that is based on a national curriculum, is sworn-in by a judge and becomes an officer of the court. A CASA is appointed to work with one family at a time, visits the children wherever they are placed, meets with all of the professionals and adults who know the child well and provides written recommendations to the judge at each court hearing.

Each CASA Program has a director, who is responsible for recruiting, screening, supporting and supervising the volunteers. In Nebraska there is no state funding for the Programs, so the Programs' boards are responsible for securing funding from grants, donations, fund-raising and local county sources.

Otoe County CASA Program Director Amanda Volkmer-Busch put me in touch with Nebraska City residents Danny and Julie Oakes. The Oakes serve as a CASA team. I asked them why they volunteer, and this is what they told me. "We decided to become CASA volunteers because we knew there are too many children in the system, and the workload for case workers is more than the staff can handle....It is important for a child in this situation to have someone they can count on....Being CASA volunteers allows us to remain with one case until it has been completed....Getting to know the kids is the best way to understand what is going on and help determine what is in their best interest....One of the greatest things that a CASA does is let the judge know how the child is feeling by being their voice in court....Since becoming CASA volunteers, we have seen how so many kids can slip through the cracks....We understand it is financially impossible to have one case worker for every one or two cases, so we need more people to step up and volunteer their time...to help the children who will otherwise go unheard....We have gained...a relationship with a family that we probably would have never known. We know the children we advocate for...well enough that we hope to remain a part of their lives even after their case is closed....This is an opportunity for us to use our experiences and resources to help someone in need....If you would like to help a child...find your local volunteer program and give a child a voice to be heard."

Georgie Scurfield, who became a CASA volunteer in 1990 and the director of the Sarpy County program in 1996, said, "I continue to be most impressed by the dedication and professionalism of the CASA volunteers. They are ordinary people doing extraordinary work with compassion, courage and good humor. In my work as a CASA director, I see reasons every day why the children need a CASA volunteer, and I am privileged to work with people who are truly making a difference."

My next report will feature the CASA experiences of Plattsmouth resident Suzanne Kolesik and Diane Wagner from Springfield.

I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.

We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.

Senator Dave Pankonin

            State Capitol

            PO Box 94604

            Lincoln, NE 68509

            (402) 471-2613

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Louisville Jazzercise - Sizzling Summer Special!



A proud Sponsor of this Community Website


Are you thinking Spring? Flowers? Fresh Veggies?

Then help support the Louisville Fireman's Auxiliary raise money by attending our plant sale.

We are raising money to help with scholarships and other things we do.

Plants are locally grown in Fremont, from Janet's Jungle.

We are taking pre-orders till April 19th

You can contact for an order sheet or questions:
Candy McClun 234.4995

Teri McClun 234.4161


Plants will be available for pick up May 1st at the Fire Hall from 9am-3pm.


If you don't pre-order you can still stop by and check them out as we will have plants that day for you to purchase.






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.

Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series on Sunday, May 9, at 2:30 PM, features Deborah Greenblatt & Friends in "The Feminist Manifesto".  Through the songs and writings of heroic women (and some liberated men) through the centuries, issues of civil rights and stereotypes will be explored.

Championship fiddler, Greenblatt, will be joined by her husband, David Seay, and a small ensemble of Schoolhouse Music Students.  The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and 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.


 Low Cost Vaccination Clinic

The Low Cost Vaccination Clinic held at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter this past Saturday (4/10/10) was a huge success and so much more than we hoped for. It was a beautiful day and people came in droves - the city lot looked like a big parking lot and folks were waiting in line to pull in past the gate. Everyone (pets and their humans) was on their best behavior and overall things ran smoothly. Of course there was a lot of the required barking but everyone got along.
Here are some of the astounding figures:
138 animals were vaccinated
39 Plattsmouth City animal licenses were sold
10 animals were micro chipped
Many signed the spay/neuter sign up sheet  - they will be notified when times and dates are set up for their surgeries.
Another clinic will be planned for August or September and hopefully offered twice a year in the future. Details will be available as the time approaches.
The following need to be thanked for making this a success -
-Caring For All Pets - for providing their services for the day
-Sue Baker (Plattsmouth Animal Control Officer) for organizing
-Happy Paws volunteers for helping with the event and also donating things for the grab-bags and raffle.
-All the people who took time out of their Saturday to come
-All the businesses who were willing to let us leave fliers advertising
-The editors of all the Nebraska Online Community Newsletters
-The Cassgram
-The Journal
Please continue to support the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter and the good work of Happy Paws - Plattsmouth Animal Advocacy Group. We gratefully accept any donations.
Visit www.plattsmouthanimalshelter.com and see what's new at the shelter - then click on the Happy Paws tab to see what we're up to.
Be sure to visit the shelter during shelter hours - the animals love new faces and the attention!   




Wed., Apr. 14:

  • Steak & Pork Chop Dinner @ WW Congregational Church 5-8 p.m.
  • Golf @ Milford Invite @ 9:30 a.m.

Sat., Apr. 17:

  • Pet Vaccination Clinic in W.W. @ Fire Barn 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Tues., Apr. 20:

  • Golf--Weeping Water Invitational @ 9:00 a.m. 
  • Girls & Boys Track @ Irish Invitational in Syracuse @ 10:00 a.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. Thank you.


Dawn Randall

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Community Sustaining Sponsors 2010


2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor