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Louisville Wednesday Newsletter

February 23, 2011




Louisville Postmaster moving to Pensylvannia

Cake and punch all day Thursday, February 24th

Our Louisville Postmaster, Allison Gifford is moving to Pensylvannia where her husband accepted a new job position. Her last day at the post office in Louisville will be Thur. Feb. 24. The post office is having a customer appreciation day so she can say goodbye to everyone. (They will have cake and punch all day and it will just be a drop in kind of thing)

Stop by at the post office to wish Allison safe trip and happy settling down at the new place!

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Louisville Outstanding Volunteer


These awards are being given by B.U.I.L.D. (Businesses United in Louisville Development) to Outstanding Volunteers in our community.  These individuals do so much for our town and get very little recognition for long hours of hard work that help make our community great!

The award categories are:

The Unsung Hero:  This person has silently volunteered their time to perform an act that has helped our community or individual in our community.

The Lifetime Achievement Award:  This person has been in our community for a majority of their lifetime and has contributed throughout their life to making Louisville a great place to live.

Outstanding School Volunteer:  This person volunteers countless hours to our school and helps make the school a better place to be.

Business Person of the Year:  This person owns or works at a business in Louisville and through that business encourages Louisville volunteerism and community growth.

L.O.V.  Award:  This is an all encompassing award that should go to a person that volunteers for numerous activities and is the person you can always count on to never say NO when you need someone to help out.

Recipients of these awards will be honored at a dinner on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Anyone interested in attending the dinner should call Dee at the city office for tickets (234-7705.)$10 each.




Louisville Library

Celebrating 110th



Please plan to visit the Louisville Public Library on Saturday, February 26, 2011 as we celebrate our 110th anniversary!  Refreshments will be served from 10am to 12 noon. If you haven't visited the library in a while, this is a good opportunity to see the many changes that have been made! We look forward to seeing you!



Help us thank our 2010 Democratic Candidates at a "Roast for Those Who Ran"

Featuring: Ivy Harper, Mike Meister, Tom White, and Vince Powers as MC

Saturday, March 19, 2011

6:00 pm - Reception and cash bar

7:00 pm  - Dinner and Program

The Exposition Center on the Cass County Fairgrounds

132nd St. and Highway 1, north of Weeping Water

Tickets:  $25/individual, $40/couple

May be purchased at:  http://www.actblue.com/page/casscountyroast/

Or purchased directly from many Cass County Democrats.

Call (402) 434-2180




Louisville Kindergarten Get-Together  2011

Louisville Public Schools will host its annual Kindergarten Parent Orientation Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 pm in the elementary computer lab and Kindergarten Get-Together Friday, March 25 in the kindergarten rooms.  All children who will be five years of age on or before October 15, 2011 are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year.

Letters about the orientation and get-together will be sent out to all parents of children who are presently recorded on the school census as being old enough to enter kindergarten in August.  If anyone in the community is aware of any parents who have children who will be entering kindergarten, are new to the district or who did not receive letter are encouraged to contact the Louisville Elementary office at 234-4215.

Thank you














To read more about these stories and other Louisville Lion SPORTS ACTION,



Photos and stories courtesy of Mike Krambeck and Krambeck Photography.





City of Louisville


(courtesy of the January 2011 newsletter that was included in this month's city bill envelope)

**  Thanks to everyone who complied with regulations regarding snow and for keeping your sidewalks clear! 

Thank you to the city road crews for snow removal!  They've definitely been working overtime this winter season!)

** The city's annual PET CLINIC will be held April 2, 2011 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the fir station. 

Get your pets licensed and vaccinated all at the same time. 

** The fire/rescue departments are having FISH FRIES this Lenten season.  Dates will be announced!

** Fire Auxiliary Plant Sale-- Saturday, May 7th at the Fire Hall

** B.U.I.L.D. is looking for nominations for the annual LOV awards! 

Please take the time to honor those that do so much for our community!

** Waste Management is here EVERY Wednesday for trash and recycle pick-up!

** SPRING CLEAN-UP is scheduled for May 7, 2011 at the corner of 3rd and Walnut.  More information to come! 

** Don't forget that you do need a building permit (required for fences, porches, patios, home additions, swimming pools, accessory structures, retaining walls, remodeling, electrical and plumbing and location of curb cuts and sidewalks).






Pet Clinic -- April 2


Spring Clean-up Day -- May 7


Summer Clean-up Day -- August 6


Fall Clean-up Day -- November 12








LINCOLN, NE (February 8, 2011) - “Farmers and ranchers need to make sure they meet requirements under the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crop insurance programs by the 2011 sales closing date of March15, 2011,” noted Nebraska Farm Service Agency Director Dan Steinkruger. “The Livestock Forage Program (LFP) provides pasture loss payments for drought using the Drought Monitor and currently the Nebraska Drought Monitor reflects a lot of the state as Abnormally Dry, or in D1 drought.”
Livestock Forage Program (LFP) benefits may be earned by producers of eligible livestock for drought losses to grazing land that is native or improved pastureland. To qualify, the drought intensity during the grazing period as ranked by the U.S. Drought Monitor must reach the D2 or greater intensity for a specific time. Grazing acres incurring a loss must have either crop insurance (policy or plan issued under the Federal Crop Insurance Act) or Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance (NAP) coverage in order to qualify for Livestock Forage Program benefits on those acres.
The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) provides benefits for crop losses. It is revenue based, and accounts for losses in production quantity and quality, as well as decreases in price. The Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) provides emergency relief to producers of livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish due to grazing losses, feed losses, and additional costs incurred, or death losses to honey bees or farm-raised fish which are caused by an eligible adverse weather event. To meet risk management eligibility for SURE and ELAP, producers must obtain either crop insurance coverage at the catastrophic (CAT) level or higher, or Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage from FSA for all crops on all farms in all counties in which they have an interest.
Steinkruger added, “Farmers, ranchers, and landowners should review their 2011 drought protection before the March15 deadline with their local FSA Office staff.”


The Nebraska Arborists Association (NAA) Great Plains Tree Conference is set for February 28 & March 1, 2011 at the Lincoln Embassy Suites. This year’s Conference, “Wild Times for Nebraska Trees,” will feature a day and a half of education and fun for all attendees. Five hours of NAA CEUs are available for the first day, and three CEUs are available for the second day of the conference. (NAA has also applied for ISA credits.). Don’t miss this opportunity to network, establish new business contacts, and receive cutting edge information on tree care!
Speakers this year include: Guy Sternberg, author of Native Trees for North American Landscapes and a tree consultant for the City of Springfield, Illinois, will be the keynote speaker for the 2011 Conference. In addition, there will be presentations from Mark Widrlechner, Steve Rasmussen, Dan Mekkes, Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, Jack Phillips, Dr. Mark Harrell and Keith Lucas, and a panel discussion on “Nebraska Trees - Challenges and Opportunities for Care.”
For more information and registration details please visit www.nearborists.org ###









-- UNL Extension Offers Crop Scout Training in March

Feb. 14, 2011

UNL Extension Offers Crop Scout Training in March

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Crop scouts will learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests during a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers program March 16.

The training provides in-depth and detailed information from university specialists.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop is from 9 a.m-5 p.m at the university's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

Cost is $120. Fees include lunch, refreshment breaks, workshop materials and instruction manual. Registrants should preregister to reserve their seat and to ensure workshop materials are available the day of the training session. Updated reference materials are included in this year's take- home instruction manual.

Topics include: how corn and soybean plants grow and develop; soybean and corn insect management; insect quiz; identifying weeds -- plant morphology; using a key to identify weed seedlings; crop diseases and quiz; and nutrient deficiencies.

Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are available with 4 in pest management, 1 in crop management and .5 in fertility/nutrient management.

For more information or to register, contact UNL Extension at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030, e-mail Keith Glewen at [email protected], or online at  http://ardc.unl.edu/training
The celebration of Nebraska 4-H Month continues here in Cass County

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Become part of the celebration by joining 4-H.  Click on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension banner ad on this community website page to connect with our website and find out more about 4-H fun in Cass County!









Tax forms


Tax forms are now available at the Plattsmouth Public Library.

There will be no Nebraska State Tax forms this year.


Call 1-800-742-7474 to request a form or go to http://www.revenue.ne.gov

Copies can be printed at the library .15c per page


Children’s Saturday Programs

All programs start at 10:00am

February 5         What’s in Your Pocket?

February 12       Valentines Day

February 19       Winter Gear

February 26       Popcorn Day


Information on this summer’s “Big Read” program and tryouts for the play will be coming soon.




Small Business Expo & Craft Fair

Saturday, March 26th


from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church

36712 Church Road Louisville, NE 68037


Looking for vendors...

Please contact:

Teri McClun


[email protected]







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,
Don't forget to nominate your favorite Louisvillians for an award!  See the descriptions above for all of the details.  Undoubtedly, there are many deserving recipients in our community.  Take the time to recognize that person who truly makes a difference in the Louisville community today! 

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