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Louisville Wednesday Newsletter

December 15, 2 0 1 0










Thank you, Louisville Citizens who took the time to respond to the question and e-mail the editor!








Fundraiser for


Dannielle Lee McClun



We are trying to raise money to help

Dannielle’s parents, Jason and Teri, meet their financial needs!!


Dannielle was born at 28.5 weeks on

September 11th at 12:36pm,

weighing 1lb 13oz and 14in long.


Needless to say,

it has been really hard on Jason and Teri,

emotionally and financially.


Please show your support and help Dannielle


Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle


Sunday, December 19th


Louisville Senior Center

423 Elm Street


Questions or Comments Please Contact:

Fundraiser Chair:

Lacy Reineke


[email protected]




Louisville Angel Tree


Please help a child this Holiday Season by taking an Angel

from the tree and purchashing the gift.

After you purchase the gift, wrap it, tape the Angel

onto the outside of package and return to Home State Bank by December 20th.

As of Saturday, December 11th, we have 16 Angels on the tree.

Overall we had 25 Angels from 9 families! 

Thank you to everyone that has already  taken an Angel and returned the gift and for

those that have donated hats, gloves, personal items and cash.  Every bit helps

and we really appreciate your thoughfulness.

If you have taken an  Angel, please remember to return the gift

by the 20th, so we can start delivering all the presents to the families!!


Thanks you so much

Heidi Warner

Deb Cunningham







World Premiere in Manley, Nebraska!

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley is bringing a world premiere to the stage.  Opening on December 3, Christmas at Leon’s tells the tale of a bus full of holiday travelers who get stranded at a roadside diner during a blizzard.  As we are introduced to the passengers, we discover that each one has a flaw or personal drama affecting his or her life.  Everyone is able to find shelter and spiritual comfort at the diner owned by an odd little man named Leon.

The story and original musical score were both written by Mick Kovar of Lincoln.  Mr. Kovar is a long-time friend of the Lofte having served on its board of directors and starred in several of its productions over the years.  Lofte Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert is directing the show.  Colbert and Kovar are old friends and have enjoyed working with each other onLeon’s.”

Starring in the title role as the curmudgeon, Leon is Larry Bauers of Louisville.  His three angelic waitresses are played by Renee Kovar of Lincoln, Lindsey Micks of Bellevue and Samantha Colbert of Weeping Water.  Other players in the show include Bob Pinkerton of Weeping Water; Jamion Biesterfeld and Anne Riha of Louisville; Scott Pope of Eagle; Cynthia West Sheldon of Elmwood; Adam, Mick and Meagan Kovar and Brittney Ernesti all of Lincoln; Tom Lucas of Papillion, Virginia Howe Kincaid of Elkhorn and Jason France of Plattsmouth.

Christmas at Leon’s will run December 3-5, 10-12 & 16-19.  Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm.  Sundays are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $16.

The Lofte is also doing a fundraiser in coordination with this event.  Ticket holders can come to the Lofte 90 minutes prior to curtain to eat at Leon’s Diner.  A home-cooked meal of meatloaf or hot turkey sandwiches will be served right on stage as the cast entertains and helps to serve the food.  Tickets for the meal are priced separately at $25/plate.  $15 of the meal ticket is tax deductible.  Advance reservations for the Diner Experience are required.

The Lofte is located near the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 1 just east of the village of Manley.  The box office is open Monday through Friday 8am-12pm.


Pictured BELOW:  Larry Bauers of Louisville is surrounded by his trio of angelic waitresses; Lindsey Micks, Samantha Colbert and Renee Kovar.





Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc.’s “Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Operations Center”

with a ribbon cutting on Thursday --
Ash Grove Cement Company donated use of its original

4,500 sq. ft. historic office building to NWRI. 

NWRI plans to use the office building to answer wildlife hotline calls

from the public, coordinate wildlife rescues and care, organize volunteers and supplies,

create new and innovative education programs for

children and adults, and host wildlife training and certification events.

NWRI also will use the space to collaborate with other

environmental and education organizations throughout the area.
The new center also will be used to plan and implement innovative

education programs for students in Nebraska and Iowa,

such as the organization’s successful Outdoor Science Classroom

which was completed in partnership with the Underwood Hills Focus School in Omaha in 2010.

This is NWRI’s first Wildlife Education and Operations Center.





"Journey Into Christmas"

Holiday Open House Weekends

at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House, 204 East F Street, Elmwood, NE

 Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 & 26 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m. daily.

See every room of the author's historic home dressed for the holidays!

Each room has been lovingly decorated by an area group

or family, each with its own tree and unique theme. 

After your tour enjoy complimentary holiday goodies

in the Aldrich kitchen and browse the gift shop.

For more information call 994-3855 or visit www.BessStreeterAldrich.org.




Wanted: Childcare

In my home

After School and Non-School Days

Must be at least 18 years old

Call Stacy

402-234-3465 or 402-949-0098






The Louisville Public Library is offering story time for our younger patrons. If you have children through preschool age that
would be interested in listening to a story, please come to the library on Monday afternoons at 2pm!!!  While your youngster is listening to a story, feel free to browse our vast collection of books, movies and magazines! We also have several computers
available and a sitting room to relax! Come visit us soon!
Lisa Sheehan
Secretary, Louisville Public Library Board








Dear Louisvillians,

I thought that was an enjoyable little experiment.  Thanks for participating by sharing your favorite Christmas songs and carols.  I enjoyed hearing your personal stories that accomplanied your choices as well.  Let's try this again!  What do you say?  Let's turn away from the auditory this week and to one of our other senses...that of taste!  I'm sure you all have a favorite Christmas goody or dish that makes your mouth start watering and your tastebuds begin tango-ing (is that a word?!).  My sister and I had a grand 'ol time this past weekend, as we baked and prepared some of our favorite Christmas goodies for our friends and family. 
So, what about you?  Let's do another Louisville Survey...you'll see the results next week!  Tell your friends and neighbors to e-mail the editor with their answers to this question:
"What is your favorite holiday treat/dish or goody?" 
Explanations are FANTASTIC, but aren't required.  :) 

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Have a wonderful week, Louisvillians!

Your Louisville Newsletter Editor,


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