From the Desk of Erv Portis


Main Street Construction Underway

Plattsmouth’s $4.2million Main Street Corridor Improvement Project is underway. With this project, Main Street Plattsmouth will have new water, sewer, and natural gas mains. Overhead wiring will be placed underground. Sidewalks, many years old and in some places unsafe, will be replaced with new brick pavers and concrete. LED energy efficient lighting will replace existing high pressure sodium lamps. Landscaping, other appurtenances intended to create a pedestrian-friendly environment will be the final touches on the first major streetscape work in downtown Plattsmouth since 1922. Project funding comes from three sources. Streetscape improvements of $2,290,885.80 will be paid through the .05% sales tax increase approved by Plattsmouth voters in November 2009. Sewer work will be funded through a $1.2 million EPA grant obtained as an earmark obtained for Plattsmouth by U.S. Senator Ben Nelson. Users of the Plattsmouth sewer system will pay a $4.00 per month Combined Sewer Separation debt service fee for the remainder of costs associated with this project. Navigating through construction zones and around barriers will require some patience. A construction phasing schedule is available on the City’s website ( As with any construction project, please keep in mind that the schedule is flexible.

Erv Portis


Applications are being accepted for singers and musicians (of all ages) who would like to try out for an opportunity to singor play the National Anthem during the Plattsmouth Harvest Festival September 9th through 12th.  The auditions, open to residentsof Cass County, will be held on Wednesday, August 25th at 6pm at the Plattsmouth Community Center. Applications with details may be downloaded from  For more information, or if you are unable to download the application, please contact Korn Klub President Terry Little, 296-417



Plattsmouth and Weeping Water open their seasons on August 27th.

Conestoga, Louisville and Elmwood-Murdock kick off the following week.

Conestoga: BYE, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, @ Louisville, @ Logan View, Platteview, Auburn, @ Falls City, Douglas County West, @ Syracuse
Plattsmouth: South Sioux City, @ Boys Town, Elkhorn, Blair, @ Bennington, @ Crete, Waverly, @ Norris, @ Nebraska City (The 2011 season will be the same but rotate home teams.)
Louisville: BYE, @ Johnson Co. Central, Conestoga, @ Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, @ Oakland-Craig, Elmwood-Murdock, Yutan, @ Archbishop Bergan
Weeping Water: Aquinas Catholic, @ Elmwood-Murdock, BYE, @ Yutan, Wilber-Clatonia, Palmyra, @ Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Johnson County Central, @ Lourdes Central Catholic
Elmwood-Murdock: BYE, @ Weeping Water, @ Lourdes Central Catholic, Malcolm, @ Archbishop Bergan, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, Louisville, @ Oakland-Craig, Yutan


Support Our Heros


Support Our Heros PVFD

Thank a Smoke Eater this Week!

Our Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire and Rescue risk everything for you.

Visit their Website HERE and Support Our Heros!



Sunday (8/22) 4-8pm. Christ Lutheran Church, Highway 66 & 84th Street. DEAL MEAL: Adults $7, Children (3-11) $4.
The meal has quarter pound hot dog or Polish sausage, beans, chips, fruit and dessert.-



The United Methodist Women invite you to sort through all the great bargains Thursday (8/19) and Friday (8/20) from 9am until
5:30pm, and Saturday (8/21) from 9am to noon. The sale is at the First United Methodist Church, 7th and Main, Plattsmouth.



Plattsmouth Library Happenings

The library will be hosting a Dance Dance Revolution tournament entitled, "Girls Just Wanna Dance" fro 1:30 - 3:30 on

Saturday, September 18th.  This tournament will be made up of female teams of two and is open to anyone.

Plattsmouth Public Library patrons now have access to e-books at Overdrive Digital Media.  Overdrive Digital Media first became available to our patrons in February of 2010.  Initially patrons were able to download audiobooks to compatible devices.  Now patrons are also able to download e-books from Overdrive.  To have access to these services you need a valid Plattsmouth Public Library card.  Just stop by the library and we can assist you with Overdrive and register you for a library card.




will host Big Red Dinners again this year. It's the same as in the past: $100 for all five nights of steak dinners and Husker coaches.
Send your check made out to Uptown Athletic Club to Steve Daniell, 14502 Fir Circle, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. Pick up your ticket books at the first meeting on September 2nd.
Call 297-1204 with your questions.
Garage Sales!

Copper Dollar Cove will be having a neighborhood garage sale from 8-3 on Fri (Aug 20) and 8-5 on Sat (Aug 21).  

Directions from KFC/No Frills:
Travel 3.4 miles WEST on HW 66
At the green "Copper Dollar Cove via Co Rd" sign, take a LEFT on 42nd St
Go about a mile and take a RIGHT on COVE RD
Follow sale signs from there



3 ripe tomatoes
1 white onion
1 bunch of cilantro
1 green bell pepper
1 jalapeno pepper
2 green chili peppers
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon salt

Add all ingredients to bowl after cutting.
Dice tomatoes, and put into a medium size mixing bowl. Dice green bell peppers to a small size. Cut cilantro finely. Dice onion. Dice peppers very finely. Add your dry ingredients. Mix well and refrigerate.


Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce

SUPPORT YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERS Lisa M. Davis, Executive Director Platttsmouth Chamber of Commerce 918 Washington Avenue Plattsmouth, NE 68048 Phone: 402-296-6021 Fax: 402-296-6974 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Looking for a JOB????

Conestoga Schools

is now hiring and training bus and van drivers for the 2010-2011 school year.

Call 235-2206 or 297 2610

Mid-State School Bus


Part time instructors for gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, yoga and aerobics.  Must be 18 or older

with experience in teaching these types of classes.

Call 296-2858


Plattsmouth Senior Nutrition Center Menu

Wednesday, Aug 18

BBQ pork sandwich, tator triangle, coleslaw, mixed fruit and milk

Thursday, Aug 19

Roast beef, whole potatoes, corn on the cob, strawberry jello and milk

Friday, Aug 20

Beer battered cod, garlic potatoes, peas n carrots, fruit/pudding and milk



Plattsmouth Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

For Adoption:

Male Scottish Terrier

Spayed longhaired, front declawed cat


Lost & Found

American Eskimo...stray female, found

for further information visit the website @ 

or call Sue Baker at 298-8235


Slattery Vintage Estates Vineyard Happenings

On  Saturday, August 21:
On the outdoor stage: SHAWN COLE and THE GROOVE plays your favorites on three instruments at once. Local Louisville singer, Kenny Jones on stage too!
Simply put, one of the most interesting live shows you will ever see. Wedding from 1-5, we will be open 5-10, Band begins at 7pm. $5 cover.
Slattery Vintage Estates Vineyard & Tasting Room.   8925 Adams St. Nehawka, NE (402)267-5267

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Greenblatt & Seay

Workshop/Performance Schedule

Friday, August 27, 7:30 PM, David in “Train Songs & Tails of the
Westward Rails”, Public Library, Emerson, NE

Saturday, September 11, 1 PM - 3 PM, Contest Fiddling Workshop, in
the Old Avoca Schoolhouse (pre-registration required)

A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2010, from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska.  This will be a wonderful opportunity  to play with other music students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again.  During the workshop, musicians will  be discussing 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, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, October 10, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee, in the Old
Avoca Schoolhouse (registration starts at 1 PM, fiddlers and their
back-up admitted free) $5.00 for adults, $1.00 for children

Sunday, November 14, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Performance Series,
“Wedding Music You Should and Shouldn’t Have at Your Wedding”, in the
Old Avoca Schoolhouse, $5.00 for adults, $1.00 for children



The Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation is a non-profit organization funded by contributions from AAA, its members, and generous supporters who believe in its mission.  The Foundation's goals include supporting tourism efforts across Nebraska which enhance economic development and provide visitors with a greater ability to enjoy our state's natural wonders and man-made treasurers.


If you have a special need in your community that deserves consideration, please submit your request to:  Rose White, Executive Director, CMC Foundation, P.O. Box 3985, Omaha, NE 68103.  Matching grants are available for 2010 and 2011 projects.


For more information about the Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation visit


Mid America Motorplex

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20th - is another Fast Friday at Mid-America Motorplex. Anyone with road course experience can bring their car to race at MAM’s 2.23 mile road course from 9 am to 6 pm at a reasonable charge, or race just a half day if they so choose.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20th – is Friday Night Street Racing at Rolling Thunder Drag Strip. Participants can “Run What You Brung” on the drag strip as many times as they would like. Gates open at 6 pm and racing runs from 7 pm till midnight. Admission for spectators is $10 with children 12 & under free.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21st – is the 10TH race in the Junior Drag Racing League. Gates open at 11 am , with time trials starting at noon, and eliminations at about 2:00 pm. Later in the afternoon it is the 11TH race in our Summit ET Series along with the 5th race in our Pro Bike Series, and 4th race in our Quick 32 Series. Gates open at 3 pm, time trials at 4, and eliminations at 6:30. The Summit ET Series includes racing in High School, Two Trophy Classes, Sportsman, Pro, and Super Pro classes, along with test and tunes. Pro Bike classes are electronic, non-electronic, and street trophy. Spectators are only $10 and children 12 and under are free.

MAM is located next to Interstate I-29 in Iowa, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Omaha, NE. When driving south from the Omaha metro area, take I-29 to the Glenwood exit (exit #35), and turn right (west). At the stop sign, turn left (south) onto 190th Street, go about 1 mile to Jesup Ave. and turn left, the track will be on your left.


Have You Thought About Being An Innkeeper?


Harriet Gould, Innkeeper, Pine Crest Farms B&B

Valparaiso, NE


Think about the possibilities…do you like people?  Do you like to entertain?  Do you have extra space in your home to share with travelers?  Do you like to cook?  If your answer to these questions is “yes”, perhaps becoming an innkeeper at your own bed and breakfast is something you should think about.  There are many advantages to innkeeping, but like any other business, there are disadvantages too.  Would you like to find out more about innkeeping in Nebraska?


To help you investigate these questions and more, the Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfast (NABB) is hosting a workshop on Monday, October 11, 2010.  The Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop (AIW) will be held in Lincoln, NE, on the Fallbrook Campus of Concordia University.  Two veteran innkeepers, Jeanna Stavas, owner of Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast in Nebraska City and Harriet Gould, who owns Pine Crest Farms B&B in Valparaiso, NE, will host this workshop.  Jeanna currently serves as the President of NABB and has been in the B&B business for 5 years.  Harriet is a retired educator having served over 40 years in education as teacher, principal, curriculum director, coach and adjunct professor.  She shares her innkeeping responsibilities with her husband and brother-in-law.  She has been an innkeeper for over 12 years.


Nebraska’s bed and breakfasts are each unique and different.  Whispering Pines property is over 100 years old while the owners built Pine Crest Farms property as their residence in the early 1970s.  Some B&B’s are located in cities while others are in very rural settings.  Amenities vary widely from inn to inn too.  Lincoln’s Atwood House is a stately Georgian colonial that has Jacuzzi tubs and luxurious bathrooms while Whispering Pines has an outdoor hot tub and Pine Crest Farms has a spacious outdoor swimming pool.  Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn in Minden has a restaurant on the property as well as a gift shop.  Traditions B&B in Columbus has an award-winning restaurant attached to the B&B while The Hanlon House in Scottsbluff hosts many cultural events at the B&B.  KrazyWoman Orchard B&B in Scribner is an updated 1900s era farmhouse surrounded by pine, hazelnut, pecan trees and country views. Other inns have none of these amenities but offer the traveler a quiet night’s rest in a unique setting.  There are many, many options available when you begin to think about creating your B&B.  Check out the NABB website to explore the many approved and inspected inns that are members of the state’s B&B association, offering a quality standard for the B&B industry.


Consider attending the Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop on October 11 in Lincoln.  Attendees must register in advance for this workshop.  Complete details about this workshop and the NABB Fall Conference are located on the NABB website :


Again, think about the possibilities…being your own boss, cooking breakfast for your guests, meeting people from around the globe, being an ambassador for Nebraska tourism, running your business out of your home, and creating “a night to remember and days to tell your friends about” for your many guests.


In Louisville, NE


Quote of the week:

When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.

--  Marty Bucella





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