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Louisville Tourism Video
Posted by Pam Krambeck on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 08:24 pm:
Terri Peterson, a resident of Manley, and her husband Tom, a teacher
at Louisville, were recently in the news rendering aid at an accident
site in Omaha. If you have not seen the video of Terri's heroic
efforts, the video is still available at the Channel 3 web site:
FISH FRY!!!!!!
Louisville Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Our Own Community Dinner Out
at the
  Louisville Fire Station
Friday, March 6th
 5PM to 8PM
  Suggested Donations 
Adult Single Plate Option $6
Adult All You Can Eat Option $8
Children 6-12 Years $5
Children - under 6 - FREE!
We have new folks in town, and that means some that have never been to the Fire Department Fish Fry before. Friends, New Neighbors, this is a must attend event! There is no other event, with the possible exception of LHS vs Weeping Water homecoming in Louisville that is as widely attended by all the Community.
It is a chance to make sure all your neighbors are surviving the winter, to see and to be seen. and have a Community Meal together. Beyond the social gig:
Two Important Facts: 
1) This is one of our Louisville Volunteers Biggest Annual Fund Raisers - They Buy Everything from Emergency Medical Supplies, to Fire Protective Coats - This ain't no  big city fire dept, these guys pay for a lot of supplies themselves if funds get short. Lets go over that again, these guys pay for the priviledge of giving their time, and risking their necks for you. WOW!! We need to show that we appreciate them!
Your family might benefit from more than just the coleslaw, so be a big tipper if you like the fishand remember to thank these guys for their service.
Hey that same guy, serving you the fish might give you a free ride to the Hospital some night.
2) Best Fish Anywhere! - Year after Year our Volunteers have figured out how to make their fish, better, fresher, crispier, flakier - just fabulous! with all the sides to make a complete meal. It is worth the money to just get a plate of coleslaw it is so tasty. 
So do your tummy a favor, do the Community a favor and show our Brave Volunteers that we appreciate all the hours they contribute, and the risks they take for us. 
5PM Friday - Firebarn - Be There or Be Square!
 First .L.O.V. Dinner - A Shining Success
Outstanding Volunteers - 2009 Nominees
Originally conceived by Ronda Anderson, and officially adopted as a BUILD sponsored event; the first ever Louisville Outstanding Volunteer awards dinner was a success despite difficult weather, and the first Friday of LENT.
The Dinner featured special guest Speaker Senator Dave Pankonin and many Business, and Community Leaders.
As Senator Pankonin observed, this is the beginning of a new Tradition.
The new Plaque that hangs in the City Office bears the names of this years winners, as it will year after year from now on. It is a fitting continuation of the Lynn Berner-Smith memorial flag outside of the City Office - the Founder of BUILD.
As an Organization, BUILD celebrates the critical contribution, and proud legacy of Louisville Volunteerism.  BUILD salutes this years L.O.V. 2009 Award Winners
Unsung Hero Award:
Andy Jackman &
the Louisville Fire & Rescue Dept.
Lifetime Achievement:
Marian Johnson
Outstanding School Volunteer:
Stephanie Wolcott
Business Person of the Year:
Terri Scholting
2009 L.O.V. Award:
 Louisville's Overall Outstanding Volunteer Award
Dee Arias &
Nancy McManis
Singer/Songwriter Circle
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Starting at 2pm,
Gallery opens at 1

Dear Art Lover,

This Sunday afternoon, March 8th, at 2PM, is the first of what I hope will become a regular event at the Louisville Art Gallery. I am a huge music lover and am so glad to be able to present some of the areas finest talent in what should be a fantastic afternoon of live music. Tim Koehn, Neil Johnsen, Doug Kouney, Kelsey Harrell, Jimmy Weber, Michael Campbell, Andrew Bailie, April Domet and Nate Bray will take turns performing their original compositions. Music genres from blues, jazz, country and who knows what else will be represented, so there should be something for everyone.

Some of these names may be familiar to you, as most have been around for some time. Jimmy Weber is a Nashville recording artist residing in Bellevue and is an Air Force musician that has performed around the world with many different artists. Nate Bray is a highly acclaimed bass player and songwriter from Omaha who has performed with most every notable blues and jazz musician in the area. Highly acclaimed guitarist of "Jazzwholes" notoriety Andrew Bailie is always involved in many local music projects, and is often seen with Heidi Joy, Kyle Harvey, and others. Kelsey Nord Harrell is the lead singer for "Mason County" and will be joined by local singer/songwriter Jessica Erritt. Local singer/songwriter and leader of "Swampboy Blues Band" from Omaha, Tim Koehn performs regularly in and around Omaha. Tim will be performing with bass player Jerry Steinke. Jerry is one of my favorites from the 'old days' of "Triple Play" and "B and the Hot Notes", and a real nice guy, too! Neil Johnsen, who used to share the stage with Jerry in the aforementioned bands, no fronts the "Johnsen Brothers", a great trio with a focus on the blues. Neil has been a fixture on the local music scene for more than 30 years and is a wonderful talent. Doug Kouney is a long time local musician who will be performing with Neil Johnsen and another musician named Dave Blakesley. April Domet has played a few openings at the Gallery and has been known to jump up on stage with the Johnsen brothers for a song or two now and then. This will be the first time that I will hear her performing original tunes. I have heard her sing everything from disco to Janis Joplin (prefer Janis!) and am anxious to hear her original compositions.

Rounding out the lineup is Michael Campbell, owner of the former Mick's in Benson, who has done great things for live music in Omaha. Michael is often a balladeer, with a love for intricate lyric with a poignant bite, obtuse observations and knife-sharp parodies. Anyone with the remotest interest in live music has heard of Michael and will certainly want to catch this performance.

The seating in the Gallery is limited, so I would strongly encourage you to buy your ticket early to guarantee yourself a space at this great show. A portion of the ticket sales will go to benefit the Cass County Food Bank, a favorite charity of one of the Gallery's many volunteers. There is no way I could do this without them, so be sure to give them a nod when you come down to the show.

The next couple of months are kind of busy around here. March 21st is the opening reception for Paula Wallace, Jean Mason, John Dennison and Dan Newberry. These are all very accomplished artists, and this will be a great exhibition. Their show runs through May 9th.
Saturday night, April 4, East coast based Singer/Songwriter Edie Carey returns to the Gallery w/special guests Brianna Lane and "Harbor". Edie packed the place last year and continues to tour around the country. A true professional and a wonderful person, be sure not to miss this return performance.
On April 11, Coop de Ville will sponsor and Easter Bonnet Parade. I was a judge for this a couple of years ago, and man, it was a riot. If you are interested in creating a bonnet and participating, call Liz at 234-2717. Also in April, on Saturday the 18th, it is the Annual Spring Jewelry Show.

Well, that will get us through the next couple of months. There are other events and dates listed on the website and you can view them at louisvilleartgallery.com/calendar.htm . I hope you will come and check out the show, and please feel free to forward this to all of your art and music loving friends. If you have any questions, you can call me at the Gallery or email me at louisvilleartgallery@gmail.com.

Hope to see you at the show! STEVE

Nine local singer/songwriter/musicians performing original music in a relaxed, informal setting in a variety of genres including blues, jazz and country
Tickets $15, with a percentage to benefit the Cass County Food Bank.
Purchase at the Gallery or by phone at 234-2867
Limited seating, advance ticket purchase recommended.

Louisville Art Gallery
230 Main St.
P.O. Box 160
Louisville, Nebraska 68037
Louisville Art Gallery: Painting, Sculpture, Pottery, Glass and more.
the Gallery is open for artists' receptions,
special events and by appointment only.
The Gallery is open
on Saturdays 11:30am -4:00pm
Basketball Lions
Proud 2008-2009 Season
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Farce In the Park
Double Trouble or Double Happiness?  Kevin Colbert (center) plays the hapless cabby married two different women in Mahoney State Park's latest theater production, "Run For Your Wife."  Also pictured, Shari Hoelker (left) and Stacy White (right)
KBC productions announces that its latest comedy opens on Saturday, March 7th at Mahoney State Park.  "Run For Your Wife," written by Ray Cooney, is a favorite of many area theater-goers.  The raucus comedy was performed at the Lofte Community Theatre in 1992 and met with huge success. 
The story revolves around a hapless taxi driver who, due to his irregular work schedule, is getting away with having two wives living in different areas of town.  Complications, cover-ups and flamboyant neighbors add to the tension as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.   
The cast includes Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, Millard Carnes of Plattsmouth, Shari Hoelker, Stacy White and Nathan Jordan of Omaha, and Jim Knierim and Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville. 
Performance dates are March 7-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, April 3-5, 11, and 17-19.  Curtain Times are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm on Sundays.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and may be purchased by calling the Park office at (402)944-2523 ext. 7122. 
Mardi Gras Decorations
With a true New Orelans Mardi Gras flare, the Lofte kicked off its 2009 season on Saturday, February 28th.  While the premise of the gathering was to go over financials and announce new season shows, the evening invariably turned into a fun-filled family reunion complete with good food and lots of laughs.
Board Chairman, Larry Bauers, announced winners of the "Dale Crosby Outstanding Volunteer Awards."  Candidates are selected by the Board of Directors for their quality and quanity of volunteer hours spent at the Lofte during the preceeding year.  Linda Dabbs from Louisville was recongized for her outstanding talent for painting sets.  Linda was extremely touched by the recognition and swore that, "I'll be here as long as you need me!" 
John Plucknett, also from Louisville, won the award for oustanding car parker and usher.  A blushing Mr. Plucknett accepted the award stating, "When my wife suggested that I start coming out here to help, I just didn't know because I've always thought that Theater People were different.  Now that I've been here for a while I realize that . . . Theater people ARE different."  His comment drew roars of laugher and applause from the crowd. 
The award for Best Overall Volunteer during 2008 went to Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth.  While a relative newcomer to the Lofte (she debuted on stage in 2007) she has proven herself to be a great resource.  Melinda has not only acted in three Lofte productions, but has worked as stage manager, built set, helped with the Lofte Acting School and everything inbetween.  One of her duties this summer that displayed her level of dedication was the chore of ironing seven children's pinnafores each night during the season's smash hit, "The Sound of Music."   
Kevin Colbert was recognized for his twenty-five years as the Lofte's Artistic Director.
Kevin Colbert was also recognized for his twenty-five years as Artistic Director.  Kevin first started on the Lofte stage during its first production in 1977 and in 1985 was hired on as a full-time independent contractor responsible for producing all four of the Lofte's season shows.  Chairman Larry Bauers presented Kevin with an 18-volt cordless drill set.  Board member Anne Pope presented Kevin with an engraved clock.
The evening ended with Kevin Colbert presenting a funny slide show of pictures from the 2008 season and his memories of the volunteers that made each show special.  Kevin requested that everyone, especially men, consider auditioning at the Lofte for one or more of the plays 2009.  The Lofte is always looking for new talent and more importantly, new friends. 
The Lofte Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization supported in part by The Cooper Foundation, The Midlands Community Foundation, and the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee.  The Lofte Community Theatre isdedicated to providing opportunities for area residents of all ages and those in surrounding communities to participate in the creation process and companionship of live theatre in rural Nebraska and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of this art form.
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From the Editor
Groundhog Envy
Our Unadilla Neighbor

Watching the new Louisville Video was a treat, and a giggle. Really nice job by the folks at Johnson Audio/Video Productions  they have done work for Plattsmouth and several small communities as you can see Click Here
It is strange to step back and see the City through the eyes of someone from elsewhere.
Not a bad picture at all, just a little weird. Starts with a royal be-heading, ends with a dynamighting hobo, packed with feather boas. Ok, yeah.. that's us!
That said, we are in the process of looking at a new neighbor for the first time, Unadilla. As we develop www.UnadillaNebraska.com we get to learn all about another small Nebraska bunch, with their history and traditions.
These are great folks, and they are the Groundhog Capital of Nebraska and that is pretty much undisputed.
We just missed the Groundhog Days festival, and it really looks like they had a great time.We have been asked to put a count-down to Groundhog Days counter on the website
(Irina is working on it!)
The Groundhog Days Parade
the Groundhog Days Royalty
Maybe we should get our own municipal rodent!  
Having Fun and Shaking our Boas South of the River
Computer John