Weeping Water Nebraska


Weeping Water Community Garage Sales


April 30th and May 1st


Here is the correct link to download the

 Weeping Water Garage Sale Map





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!



Get Lost in the Weeping Water Valley!
The Scenic Weeping Water Valley spreads from Elmwood to Murray, from Highway 1 to Highway 34. Communities within this valley are Union, Murray, Manley, Nehawka, Avoca, Eagle, Alvo, Wabash, Weeping Water, Elmwood, and Murdock. This scenic area, offering so many unique commercial, historical and cultural destinations, has been literally undiscovered by the surrounding metropolitan areas.
The Scenic Weeping Water Valley Association (SWVA) is made up of 15 area businesses seeking to increase public knowledge of the Valley and its treasures.  To help kick-off the summer vacation season, the SWVA is holding a cooperative event during the weekend of April 24 & 25.  Special discounts will be available to those who specifically mention the "Get Lost" promotion; thus encouraging residents and tourists alike to "Get Lost in the Valley" and rediscover its treasures. 
The list of promotions is so extensive that the SWVA encourages people to visit their website, www.VisittheValley.org to view everything being offered during the last full weekend in April.  Those without access to the web may call SWVA President, Barb Slattery of Slattery Vintage Estates in Nehawka with any questions. 


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. 





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!





Along with City Hall to



(the newly remodeled Community Building)


And Election Day is Tuesday May 11, 2010. 

Polls are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.


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, 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! 




                     2010  Relay For Life Of Cass County

Please join us for twelve hours of activity when we walk the track to honor those we have lost to Cancer and celebrate the lives of those who are surviving. This is the 15th year of the Relay For Life of Cass County and the 26th Anniversary of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. It is a wonderful event that a lot of thought and hard work is put into by the ACS staff and a small volunteer committee. There is nothing in the world that would give us more satisfaction than having every one of you (adults, children, family and friends) join us to Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back and bring us all Hope for a better, brighter day.

Date:  Saturday, June 26, 2010

Time: 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Place: Plattsmouth High School Football Field Track

Rain or Shine - if necessary the walk will be moved into the high school

There will be music and games for even the smallest - a bounce house too!

Bring your tents and sleeping bags and camp out with us under the stars! A night you're sure to remember.

For additional information:  www.relayforlife.org/casscone or 402-393-5801

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ........ Your 2010 Relay Committee      


Upcoming 2010 ACS Cass County Relay For Life Fund Raisers
   Car Wash - Saturday, May 8 from 10:00 to 4:00 at Plattsmouth Keno. Free-will donation. Sponsored by Survivors R Us.

   Vendor Open House - Saturday, May 22 from 10:00 to 2:00 at Bellevue Lied Activity Center (2711 Arboretum Dr.). Vendors include At Home Entertaining, Tupperware, Arbonne, Tastefully Simple, and more. Sponsored by Thundering Herd.

   Garage Sale - Friday, June 4 & Saturday, June 5 from 8:00 to 4:00 on both days at 13412 S. 31st Circle, Bellevue. Sponsored by Thundering Herd.

   Rock-n-Race for a Cure - Saturday, June 5 at Rolling Thunder Drag Strip. Admission $10. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by LD's Warriors.
   Craft Booth - Friday, June 11; Saturday, June 12; & Sunday, June 13 at Springfield Days (Friday 5:00 to 10:00, Saturday & Sunday 8:00 to 4:00). Sponsored by Thundering Herd.

   Blackjack Run - Saturday, June 19, starting at Plattsmouth Keno. Sign up from 11:30 to 1:30. Motorcycles and classic cars welcome. Cost is $10/hand. Sponsored by Carol's Crusaders.






First Christian Church 2010 Concert Series

Faith Singers from Missouri

May 1, Saturday @ 7PM

Free Admission w/ Love offering taken



 Weeping Water First Christian Church 2010 Concert Series starts with an awesome concert on May 1, Saturday at 7PM featuring Faith Singers 

Faith Singers have been singing together since May 2004.  Our first  road trip out of state was to Apache Junction, Arizona near Phoenix.   While there we ministered in several RV Parks and just had a wonderful time praising our Lord.  Since then God has allowed us to travel and sing for His glory to many places.   We find no place too small or to large to minister.  Our commitment is to our Lord and Saviour and we will do our best to meet the needs of those we serve.
Faith Singers are members of Mo-Kan Gospel Music Association, out of Independence,  Missouri, Country Gospel Music Association out of Branson, Missouri and Christian Music Ministries out of Shawnee Kansas.
Faith Singers received the Silver Heart Award for Accapella Artist of the year for the Central Division of Country Gospel Music Association, in 2006 and 2007.  For the last several years we have sang at the Missouri State Fair, we have been on  stage at the Wyandotte County Fair and at many festivals in the northern Missouri area.

 The concert is free admission and will be located at the First Christian Church, 306 W. H St. with a love offering taken for the ministry. For more information contact 402-269-5508 or www.faithsingerslive.com  







Pankonin Reflects on First Term as a State Senator

April 23, 2010, Lincoln - The four years of my first term in the legislature went by very quickly. I want to tell you what I realized that I needed to learn, in order to represent you to the best of my ability. This job includes four distinctly different elements. I call them the four "Ps". The four are people, process, policy and politics. At times they must each be considered separately, and at others they intertwine and require a more complex response. Let me briefly explain each of the elements.

The people element has been the one I have enjoyed the most. A senator works with and sometimes against the other 48 members of the legislature, and also runs for legislative offices or leadership positions among these peers. I have developed friendships with many of my colleagues, but, more importantly, I have attempted to gain their respect. I have tried to put in the time and effort required to demonstrate my commitment to the legislature, be straightforward in my dealings with others, make a good faith effort to learn the issues and treat others with respect. This has resulted in being elected by my fellow senators to several positions of leadership and has helped in passing legislation that I have introduced.

The second element is the process. There are written rules and traditions that allow the legislative process to function both within the committee structure and on the legislative floor. Learning the process is like so many of our life learning experiences. First you observe. Then you try some simple tasks to test your skills. With every step you take, you gain more confidence. As the years have gone by, I have felt more comfortable in all aspects of the process.

The policy piece has been fascinating but has also presented great challenges. The legislature considers hundreds of bills every year on a very wide range of topics. Even though I am interested in many policy questions, as a senator I soon learned to focus on bills that received priority designation by an individual senator (one per year), each legislative committee (two per year), and the speaker of the legislature (25 per year). Priority bills are the proposals that are most likely to be enacted and become law. In addition to the priority bills, a senator must spend as much time as possible on bills heard before the standing legislative committees, on which he or she serves. I serve on three standing committees, including the Retirement Systems Committee, for which I am the chairperson. As a committee chair, a senator needs to develop in-depth knowledge of the issues and proposals that come before your committee. It is probably impossible to be an expert on every bill or policy question, but you should be well informed about the bills before your committees and be ready to help with their passage, if they are scheduled for debate by the entire legislature. One final comment about policy. I have learned that many bills can have very valid arguments on both sides of an issue. This can create the need to make some very difficult decisions.

The last but not the least important of the "Ps" is politics. Specifically, I will mention two aspects of this element: being part of an "elected" representative legislature and true political reality. When you file to place you name on the ballot to represent approximately 35,000 citizens, you need to have a sense of what the majority of your constituents' views are on a range of issues. Plus, you need to understand the political reality of factors, such as the possibility of a gubernatorial veto of a bill, the lobby's position and the influence of other interest groups, with which many of your constituents may agree. So, a senator cannot operate in a vacuum, and politics is an influential element in the legislative arena.

After four years as District 2's representative in Lincoln, I have learned that the vast majority of the citizens I represent have a common sense approach to the issues, with views that I share. I also appreciate my experienced office staff, who have made every attempt to serve you promptly.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you for the past four years.

We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.

Senator Dave Pankonin

            State Capitol

            PO Box 94604

            Lincoln, NE 68509

            (402) 471-2613

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The Otoe County Genealogical Society will host it's 2nd annual 'Walk Through Wyuka' tour at the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City on May 13th at 7:00 pm.  Wyuka Cemetery historian, Don Hegr, will be our tour guide and will guide us through the many historical internments in Nebraska's oldest public cemetery.  Don's tour will cover the history of the cemetery, and will also showcase numerous graves of Nebraska City's prominent (and sometimes not so prominent) people that are buried within the cemetery.  If you would like to join us on this tour, please meet at the maintenance shed inside the cemetery at 7:00 pm.  There will be someone at the main entrance of the cemetery to guide you once you arrive, and parking will be on the south side of the maintenance shed.



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.


A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for beginners and intermediate players on Monday evenings, from May 17 - June 7,  from 6:30 PM - 8 PM, in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for beginners and intermediate players of all ages  to  sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again.  During the workshop, led by Deborah Greenblatt, discover how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music.  The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up.  There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required.  The fee for the Sightreading Workshop is $80.00 per person.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




Wed., Apr. 28:

  • Steak & Pork Chop Dinner @ WW Congregational Church 5-8 p.m. LAST ONE UNTIL FALL!!
  • Golf @ Palmyra Invite @ 8:30 a.m.

Thurs., Apr. 29:

  • JH Track @ Tecumseh @ 4:00 p.m.

Sat., May 1:

  • Girls & Boys Track ECNC @ 9:00 a.m. Location TBA

Mon., May 3:

  • Pancakes and Biscuits/Gravy Fundraiser @ WW Public School @ 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Tues., May 4:

  • Golf @ Elmwood-Murdock Invite @ 1:00 p.m.
  • JH Track @ Yutan Invite @ 1:30 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. Thank you.


Dawn Randall

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