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Mr. Ed Kasl was selected "Superintendent of the Year" for Region 6 

Mr. Ed Kasl, Superintendent of Louisville Public Schools, received a great honor last week during Metro Area Superintendent's meeting which was held May 18.   Mr. Kasl has been superintendent at Louisville for over 20+ years.  He became superintendent on July 1, 1990 and is currently still here. 

  What a fantastic honor for him! He is one of the reasons our school system has been such a success in the metro area. He is very proud of the school and the fact that so many option in just to go to school here in our community.  He's a silent hero in our community.


Congratulations, Mr. Ed Kasl!




Save the Date!
July 24th, 2010
the day before the exciting Last Hot Sunday Louisville car show 
2nd Annual 6/20 Poker Run & Street Dance! 
Poker Run to start at Nebraska Brewing Company
and end at Good Times with Family Street Dance and Beer Garden!
There will be food, live music, raffles, silent auction and a whole lot of fun!  The 6/20 Fund Committee is currently looking for volunteers for this community event.   If you know of anyone else who is interested in helping and should be on the email distribution list, please let us know.  We are a united group of volunteers and welcome ALL who would like to help!!  Please email [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in volunteering.
Additionally, the 2nd Annual Carpetball Tournament is being planned for August - more details coming soon!
Check us out on Facebook:   “LOUISVILLE 6/20”

Mission Statement 

Louisville 6/20 is a united non-profit organization dedicated to helping the 6 victims of the June 20, 2009 accident in South Bend, NE.  This organization is committed to helping the victims and their families deal with the mounting financial and emotional burdens as a result of this tragic accident through local fundraisers, benefits and donations.

2010 Focus
Last year the money raised was split between all 6 victims.  This year we have decided to individualize our goal with all funds being directed toward Margo Marino and her continued improvement both physically and emotionally.  Next year we will reevaluate our goal based on the response and success of this year's events as well as the current needs of the families.

Louisville 6/20










at the School Ball Field this summer! 
There will be a full concessions stand available at the school field this summer!  
Available items include:  pop, candy, water, sports drinks, popcorn, peanuts, nachos, super nachos, hot dogs, and burgers. 




JUNE 5-6, 2010


First Christian Church 2010 Concert Series


Wess Adams from Nashville TN

June 6 - Sunday @ 1PM


Potluck with burgers/hotdog available @ Noon

Free Admission w/ Love offering taken


  Weeping Water First Christian Church 2010 Concert Series continues with an afternoon concert on June 6, Sunday at 1PM featuring Song Garden's Garden Creek Label Recording Artist Wess Adams.  Relevant, relational, real music that’s easy listening, pleasing to the ear, with clear lyric that challenges human values & goals. Our Purpose is to direct the audience to Focus on Our Creator, His Purpose. We are growing Purpose-Full Posse Members, to “Round-Up the Strays Before the Last Days”! Our Theme is Cowboy & Western, our musical style is reminiscent of Gene Autry, Eddy Arnold & Danny Gaither mixing retro in an up-to-date style that is current in Southern Gospel. In-other-words REAL, content specific lyric proclaiming Eternal Truths that challenge passive understanding calling for Purpose-Full Surrender of self and commitment in Faith Trusting wholly in Jesus. The Legendary , Ben Speer, recognized Wess' abilities, placing him on staff for Ben Speer's Stamps/Baxter School of Music in Nashville, TN. Wess Adams is from Nashville TN area. The concert iwill be after a Potluck at noon with burgers/hotdogs availale.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 . 


"Heaven Can Wait" Kicks Off Lofte's 34th Season

The Lofte Community Theatre will begin its 
34th season with Harry Segall's classic, "Heaven Can Wait."  It is the 
story of a loveable prize-fighter, Joe Pendleton whom is snatched into
the afterlife before his time.  In an effort to rectify the situation, his guardian 
angel returns Joe to earth in the body of an elderly millionaire.  
"Heaven Can Wait" has all of the ingredients of a lighthearted comedy 
while also asking important questions about life and true love.

The original stage play "Heaven Can Wait" has been made into several 
movie versions over the years.  The most well-known was the 1978 film 
starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie.  The original movie, 1941's 
"Here Comes Mr. Jordan"  received two Academy Awards for Original 
Story and Best Screenplay.  

Directed by Kevin Colbert, the production stars Jamion Biesterfeld of 
Louisville in the starring role of Joe Pendleton.  His well-meaning heavenly 
guide is played by Bob Pinkerton of Weeping Water.  Other cast members 
include Theresa Massoth and Mark Sievering of Murray; Mark Sheldon, 
Tim Sorensen and Jeff Johnston of Elmwood; Anna and Levi Stroebel and 
Silvia Conley of Omaha; Melinda Mead and David Willingham of Plattsmouth 
and Hope and Dave Hibler of Manley.

The production runs May 28-30, June 4-6 and 10-13Tickets are $16 and 
can be purchased by calling the Lofte Box Office at (402) 234-2553 or online 
www.Lofte.com.  Please note that season tickets for all five of the Lofte's 
stage productions can still be purchased for $60 through June 13.


Easy and Elegant

The remodeled HAVENMAKER’S Place offers a spectacular location to host your next special event. The elegant assembly hall occupies the 2nd floor of the historic brick building at the corner of 2nd and Main.  The Main Hall features wood floors with a small stage at the East end.  Your guests will never forget their experience at this unique venue!

Intimate, open and elegant rooms will set the stage for a time to remember.  The historic building located on Louisville’s main street, was built in the 1890s and renovated in 2009. Several lighting options can make the atmosphere suit your mood.

The Main Hall comfortably accommodates up to 75 guests. The Main Hall features a 12 foot ceiling with many windows that flood the room with natural light and lovely views of downtown Louisville.

The Welcome Room serves as a graceful entrance and has a mini kitchen for simple food preparation. It features a refrigerator, microwave and sink. Reasonable rates and friendly staff make this an ideal spot!

Building Features

The room works well for 75 or less guests. There is a dance floor, stage and small warming kitchen. There is ample free parking.  Some tables and chairs are available for use.

Event Packages

Level 1: Day Package

Includes: Rental of the Ballroom for  the day (including guest set up time and clean up) $100.00

Level 2: Hourly Package

Includes: Usage of the Main Hall by the hour - perfect for pampered chef parties, scrap booking, showers and small events.  $25.00/hour with two hour minimum




Happy Paws is selling subscriptions to the magazine and for every paid subscription we will get a portion which will help us support the shelter by providing for all the daily needs of our shelter pets. It also offers the financial support for Vet care for sick or injured pets and without it the shelter would not survive. Every single donation is very important to Happy Paws and the shelter. Without the support of many concerned citizens, the shelter would be "out of business" and the animals would go to the Nebraska Humane Society, where depending on their space availability,the animals future could end in euthanasia.
Here's the information:
We are offering subscriptions to this magazine for $24.99 a year. Of that $24.99, we will get $5.00. It will add up! It really is a great magazine!
Ordering is simple, you can go to their web site at www.PE-magazine.com and then click on the banner at the top that says "Subscription Fundraiser" -  it's fast and easy to do.  Be sure to click on the down arrow to highlight Plattsmouth Animal Shelter when ordering so we get credit for your order.
Thank you for your support.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST .............
Please visit the shelter web site often and do stop in to say "hello" during shelter hours. The animals love the attention!
The web site is www.plattsmouthanimalshelter.com - check out everything on the shelter and then click on the green "Happy Paws" tab - read about us and make a donation if you wish.
 "Happy Paws" Plattsmouth Animal Advocacy Group is participating in the Buccaneer Bay Garage Sales on Saturday, June 5, 2010. Sales start at 8 AM to 4 PM. Since the group does not have a garage we (the volunteers) will be on the main road (Buccaneer Blvd.) coming into Buccaneer Bay and before the clubhouse on an open lot. If the wind cooperates we will have our Happy Paws Banner displayed at our site. Please stop by and see what treasures we have to offer (all to benefit the shelter animals, of course).
Speaking of treasures ......... are you familiar with the old saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure"? We are looking for generous people to donate some treasures to our cause. If any of you would like to "find new homes" for some of your stuff we would love to take it off your hands. All we ask is that you make arrangements to get it to us at least the day before and that you mark them with appropriate prices.
The coordinators for this fundraiser are Fred & Judy Schlingman. Their phone number is 402-298-8042. Please contact them with any questions and any donations for the sale or the shelter. Be sure to wish Judy a Happy Birthday too! We really appreciate all of your continued support.   
Friends of Plattsmouth Main Street:
On Sunday, June 20th, the Plattsmouth Main Street Association is sponsoring an “Old Fashioned Father’s Day in the Park” at Rhylander park in Plattsmouth. As you can see from the attached flyer, the featured event will be an old-time base ball game.  As a result we are recruiting players for our local team, “The Cass County Railroad Ruffians” and we invite you to choose a member of your organization as your representative on the team.
This will be a game of light-hearted fun and friendly competition. The rules of 1860 are a much less strenuous game than modern baseball and 9 innings will last less than 2 hours. In fact, the pitcher throws underhand and is encouraged to throw the ball where the batter requests it to be thrown. Also, it is an “out” if the ball is caught without having touched the ground OR after one bounce. So, as you can see, this game will move along quite quickly. I have seen the Wichita team play. They play for fun and love to “razz” each other and the opposing team. They told me that they win about 50% of their games.

This will require no financial contribution on the part of your organization. Our only hope is that you will bring your families out to enjoy the day and share in the fun and relaxation of a simpler era.

Please let us know by May 27th if you do or do not have have someone who is interested in playing on the Cass County Railroad Ruffians base ball team for this event.


Jan Sandoz, Day in the Park Event Coordinator
Plattsmouth Main Street Association
[email protected]

Here is the link to the "Summer workshops" page of our website.  Feel free to publicize any and all of the events.  They are open to youth who are not enrolled in 4-H as well as 4-H members. 




Master Gardener Available at Cass County Extension

    Make plans now to visit the Cass County Extension office,
located on the Cass County Fairgrounds three miles north of Weeping Water,
to get answers to your gardening and landscape questions from a Master
Gardener on the following date:  
Wednesday, June 2    9:00 a.m. to Noon
    Walk-ins are welcome; phone calls should be directed to 267-2205.
Medical coverage for the Cornhusker State Games is coordinated by Danielle Kleber, so
wants to let everyone know we are looking for medical volunteers
who can share 4-6 hours of their time and expertise during the month
of June.

There are a variety of sports available, mostly in the Lincoln area
but a few in Omaha too. The easiest way to sign up is to visit
www.cornhuskerstategames.com, click on The 2010 Games, then Medical

You are also welcome to email her at [email protected]com
or call her at 402-301-4639 if you'd like more information.

The only requirement is that you are certified in CPR and be
comfortable providing basic first aid.


I'd like to encourage anyone and everyone to be part of the 26th
annual Cornhusker State Games. It is a great event and offers
something for everyone. A great, nearby sport offered is WalkOmaha. It
is a family friendly walk that has a 1 mile, 5K and 10K course. You
can get more information at www.cornhuskerstategames.com. Details are
listed under the sport Volkswalk.

I'm partial to WalkOmaha because I'm the sport director, so feel free
to email or call with any questions!

Danielle Kleber
[email protected]



         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

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.

Save The Date
June 26, 2010

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.    
Information about this program and walk can also be found at www.cancer.org and at our local Omaha office at 402-393-5801.
Otoe County Genealogical Society's 
May 2010 information
"The Otoe County Genealogical Society will host its June 10th meeting at the Otoe County Museum of Memories at 366 Poplar Street in Syracuse, Nebraska, at 7:00 pm.  The society will have a short meeting, and will then be sorting and cataloging hundreds of 150 year-old criminal and civil case files from the Otoe County District Courthouse and establishing a searchable database for future research.  The museum’s genealogical reference area will also be open to anyone who wishes to research his or her family history."
Curtis Wolbert
President/Otoe County Genealogical Society

Sightreading Workshop 
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 [email protected]



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Dear Louisvillians,

    I’m sure many of you had the opportunity to observe Memorial Day over the long, beautiful weekend.  What an appropriate time to recognize the efforts and lives of our American soldiers, both past  and present.  Perhaps you also seized a few moments to spend at a cemetery near a loved one’s graveside or think about those who have passed before us.  You might have even attended a Memorial Service or flown your flag proudly in the slight breeze.  As I walked around the cemetery where my loved ones are buried, I was lost deep in thought as I considered the rich history that existed before my time…names and dates etched in stones decorated with flowers, wreaths and beautiful red, white and blue flags.  I scratched out a few of my own thoughts, but, to be frank, nothing is quite ready for publication.  Instead, I turned to the words of Howard Schnauber who wrote this beautiful poem entitled “I AM THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”  Read and relish the rich words, so powerful and poignant…Happy Memorial Day, everyone. 

By Howard Schnauber

I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is "Old Glory".
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.

When I am flown with my fellow banners,
My head is a little higher,
My colors a little truer.

I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped -- I am saluted.
I am loved -- I am revered.
I am respected -- and I am feared.

I have fought in every battle of every war
for more then 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg,
Shiloh and Appomattox.
I was there at San Juan Hill,
the trenches of France,
in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome
and the beaches of Normandy, Guam,
Okinawa, Korea, and Vietnam.
I was there. I led my troops.
I was dirty, battle-weary and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me
And I was proud.

I have been burned, torn and trampled
on the streets of countries I have helped set free.
It does not hurt, for I am invincible.

I have been soiled upon, burned, torn
and trampled on the streets of my country.
And when it's by those whom I've served in battle -- it hurts.
But I shall overcome -- for I am strong.

I have slipped the bonds of Earth
and stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space
from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.

When I am torn into strips
and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldier,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving parent at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,
I am proud.




Your Louisville Editor,


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