Weeping Water Nebraska

High School Fall Sports Special


Football: All-Conference: Scott Crook and Joel Haveman.
All-Conference Honorable Mention: Jake Nutter, TJ Bickford, Zach Gewinner, and Jacob Wardyn.
        All-District: Scott Crook, Jake Nutter, Joel Haveman, and Jacob Wardyn.
        All-District Honorable Mention: TJ Bickford and Zach Gewinner
Softball: Journal Star All-State Softball Team Honorable Mention: Shelby Wipf.
Omaha World Herald All-State Softball Team Honorable Mention: Rebekka Hammer.
Volleyball: All-Conference 3rd Team: Danielle Buffington.

newsletter102407_clip_image002.jpgWeeping Water School Choir and Band Special Recognitionnewsletter102407_clip_image004.jpg

Sing Around Nebraska Honor Choir: Michaela Horn, Collin Heath, Lindsey Spohr, Riley Kerans, Taylor Herman, Emily Randall, Savannah Barrett, Gage Kreagar, Mackenzie Barrett, Travis Grafe, and alternate Cheyenne A.

Elementary Regional ACDA Honor Choir: Emily Randall, Riley Kerans, Lindsey Spohr, and Taylor Herman.

UNO Middle School Honor Choir: Jessie Randall, David Danielson, and Sydney Barrett.

Junior High Regional ACDA Honor Choir: Sydney Barrett.

UNO High School Honor Choir: Hannah Moser, Rebekka Hammer, Samantha Wessels, Rachel Randall, and Alexandra Abbott.

High School Regional ACDA Honor Choir: Rachel Randall and Rebekka Hammer.

Regional Midwest Honor Band: Angela Danielson, Hoyt Kreagar, Alex Vice, Hosea Moser, Rebekka Hammer, and Reed Kreagar.

Doane Honor Band: Angela Danielson, Becky Miller, and Rebekka Hammer.

Precise Ice Learn to Skate

            Mahoney State Park is part of an official U.S.F.S.A. program for ages 4+ for learning to skate. The lessons take place on Saturdays. There are two sessions to choose from, the first on Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, and 12 with your choice of 8:50-9:40 a.m. or 9:50-10:40 a.m. with a cost of $70.00. The second session is available on Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, and 8 with a choice of 8:50-9:40 a.m. or 9:50-10:40 a.m. with a cost of $80.00. Add an annual fee of $9.50 for a required year’s membership in the USFSA and administration costs. Skate rental is available from the park for $3.00. A park permit is also needed for entry into Mahoney State Park.

            Applications for the program are available at Weeping Water Public School. Send the completed application and check to:

Precise Ice
5144 N. 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134 

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5th Annual Avoca Christmas Celebration

What: 5th Annual Tree Lighting
Soup and Sandwich Supper

Where: Avoca Town Hall
When: Sunday, December 2, 2007
Time: Serving food from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Tree Lighting at Town Hall at 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free Will Donation

Sponsored by: Avoca Town Hall Committee
Come support and celebrate the holidays with our neighboring town!


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 Save gas and buy your fresh Christmas tree locally this year.  Bloom Where You're Planted Farm has a fresh delivery of Nebraska-grown, pre-cut Scotch pines priced at $25.00 each.  Trees range from 5.5-8 ft. and will be sold during "Christmas in the Country", the farm's holiday boutique event. 

Owners Terry and Teresa Lorensen say, "Our trees are grown in southeast Nebraska and are cut just a few days before our opening day. Trees sold by large retailers are cut weeks earlier and can’t compete with the freshness of our trees. And, since our trees aren’t trucked hundreds of miles to get here, it’s better for the environment!" 

Bloom Where You're Planted Farm will be open from Nov. 24-Dec. 9, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.  The farm is located at 911-108th St., rural Avoca.  To get there from Weeping Water, take the spur south of town to Hwy. 34, then 3 miles east and 1/2 mi. north.  Call 267-4104 or visit www.bloompumpkinpatch.com for more information.


Come Home for the Holidays Schedule of Events


Soup Supper at the Lighthouse    5-7 p.m.
Fish Fry at Legion Club        5:30 – 7 p.m.
Parade of Trees –Legion Hall        6-9 p.m.
Wine/Microbrew Tasting-Legion Hall  6-9 p.m.
Open House/Silent Auction Display – Memory Lane Museum     6-9 p.m.
Hayrack rides to view Christmas Lights(weather permitting)    6-9 p.m.
     (Hot Chocolate/Hot Cider available at the Lighthouse)
    Holiday Boutique & Fresh Christmas Trees @ Bloom Where You’re Planted-911 108TH St-10a.m.-5p.m.    
   Open House/Christmas Sale at Other Specialty Shops:  Tammy’s Soap Shack-Main St.-10a.m.-9p.m. Carole’s Flowers  & Gifts-506 S. East St-9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Grandpa Snazzy’s 108 N Elm-7-9 p.m. & Cryin Creek Candles-4513 132nd St 10a.m.-6 p.m.

Volunteer Fire Dept Pancake Feed at the Fire Barn    7-10 a.m.
Craft Show-Methodist Fellowship Hall        9a.m.-3 p.m.
UMW Cookie/Candy Sale and Lunch at Methodist Fellowship Hall 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Parade of Trees Legion Hall            9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus – Legion Hall        10:00 a.m.
Soup/Sandwiches(provided by Rainbow Girls)-Masonic Temple 105 N. Clinton 11a.m.-1p.m.
Display of Decorated Cookie Contest-Legion Hall   9a.m.-3 p.m.
Open House/Silent Auction Display – Memory Lane Museum – Bids Close at 2 p.m.
Pie/Cheesecake Sale(Lutheran Ladies Aid)  – Legion Hall    8 – 10 a.m.
Quilt Show– Lower Level of Farmers & Merchants Bank-9 a.m.-3 p.m.            
Santa’s Workshop – Community building            9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Open House/Book Sale at the Library – Story Hour at 1 p.m.
Special Music provided throughout the day at the Methodist Church (schedule to be posted)
   Open House/Wine Tasting at Cryin Creek Candles 4513 132nd St     10 a.m.-6 p.m.
   Holiday Boutique & Fresh Christmas Trees @ Bloom Where You’re Planted-911 108TH ST. 10a.m.-5 p.m.  
   Open House/Christmas Sale at other Specialty Shops:  Tammy’s Soap Shack-Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m;    
  Carole’s Flowers & Gifts-506 S East St. 9a.m.-5p.m.; Grandpa Snazzy’s-108 N Elm 9a.m.-4p.m.

Enjoy Church Services at one of the five local churches
Parade of Trees – Legion Hall    Noon-3 p.m.
Christmas Angel Tea – Christian Church     2-4 p.m.
   Open House/Wine Tasting at Cryin Creek Candles-4513 108th St – noon-6 p.m.;  
   Holiday Boutique & Fresh Christmas trees at Bloom Where You’re Planted 911 108th St – 1-5 p.m.

Prior to the weekend events, residents and businesses will participate in the Christmas decorating and lighting contest.


Annual Craft Show

When: Saturday, December 1, 2007
During the annual “Come Home for the Holidays” celebration
Where: United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and Family Life Center
104 West Eldora
Weeping Water, NE
Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

All crafts, candles, clothing, home decorations, housewares, flea market items and collectibles are welcomed

$25.00 per table – payable in advance
No refunds

Doors will be open at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday Morning for set up.  Help will be available to assist vendors with carrying in displays.


Silent Auction

Weeping Water Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Silent Auction” for the annual Come Home for the Holidays celebration. This will be the third year for the silent auction so we are expecting bigger and better things to come. One half of the proceeds will go towards the Weeping Water Ministerial Fund, which provides emergency funds for the area’s needy families or individuals on a needed basis. The other half of the profits will be donated to the Weeping Water Community Building Fund, which will benefit our entire community.

So here is what you can do to help!

Prepare a basket filled with goodies! Be creative! Theme baskets are always a hit. Some creative ideas are Kids Christmas baskets, baked goods baskets, dinner baskets, sports fan baskets, and pet supply baskets. Be sure to list the contents of the basket and the name of your club, organization, or business name on a card wither inside or outside the basket. Also include a minimum bid if necessary.

You can deliver your basket to Tammy’s Soap Shack or the Law Offices anytime. The deadline for dropping off baskets is November 30th at 2:00 pm.

Feel free to contact Doris, Barb, or Tammy with any questions or concerns about the auction.


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The Weeping Water public library would like to invite all preschoolers and their parents to attend story hour at the Weeping Water public library.

Every Monday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

**Story hour has been changed from Wednesday to Monday mornings**
Story hour is a very informal time that gets parents and their young children out of the house and also gives the children a chance to learn at a young age that reading is fun!

Community News


2008 Weekly Drawing for 52 Weeks
$100 Winner Every Saturday!

Tickets are now on sale. 

To purchase tickets, contact any Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Member:

Ed Blunt 994-3295, Miki Bruns 994-2770, Jennifer Brettmann, Theresa Brown, Mike Krass, John Oehlerking, Konia Jones, Ben Kastens, Jordan Peterson, Jen Kunz, and Jeff Clymer.


Christmas Dinner Homes Tours
Date: Monday, December 03
Place: The Gappa River-Hill Cottage (310 2nd Ave.)
The Eyeman House (110 N. 11th Street)
The Olsen-Lorenzo House (609 Avenue C)
The Church Bungalow (1016 Main Street)
The Hudson-Parmele House (520 Avenue F)

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: Tickets - $10
Available in advance at C.M. Primitives (437 Main Street) or at the homes on the night of the tour

Sponsored by The Plattsmouth Conservancy


December 1, 9am – 1pm Christmas Cookie Walk at Springfield Memorial Library. Cookies needed! Call the library to volunteer.


Ringing in the Season
The dynamic duo of Dee and Nancy have the BUILD Events Committee revved up for another memorable Christmas in Louisville with the
3rd Annual
Ringing in the Season Event Saturday December 8th.
Businesses are notified, that it is time to register your tree
For the Christmas Tree Lane
If you remember right, Physicians Clinic won 2 years in a row in '05, and '06 so Care Center, and Farmers Bank, Workman Precast,  WireBuilt..
I guess it is time to take it up a notch!


Fun Holidays of the Week-An excuse to celebrate everyday!!

  • Wednesday, November 21: World Hello Day
  • Thursday, November 22: Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 23: Black Friday
  • Saturday, November 24: National Espresso Day
  • Sunday, November 25: National Parfait Day
  • Monday, November 26: National Cake Day
  • Tuesday, November 27: Pie in the Face Day



  • Wednesday, November 21
    • Weeping Water School early dismissal @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 22
    • Happy Thanksgiving!
    • No School for Weeping Water
  • Friday, November 23
    • No School for Weeping Water
  • Monday, November 26
    • Fall Story Hour @ Weeping Water Public Library @ 10:00 a.m.