What is happening in Plattsmouth!?


THE LAST BUT BEST BIG RED DINNER of this session will be Thursday, February 10th at the Plattsmouth Eagles Club, 6pm social hour, 7pm dinner. Sean Callahan of Husker Sports and Rivals.Com will be the speaker and review the husker recruiting class. Husker QB Zac Lee will also be part of the program.

Tickets are available, $20. Call Steve at 297-1204.


Omaha_LancersPlattsmouth Night with the Omaha Lancers hockey team is Saturday, February 19th -- The Lancers play their biggest rivals, the Lincoln Stars, at 7:05pm at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce is helping to sponsor the night. Discounted tickets are available now for $8 each by contacting Diana with the Lancers by Friday, February 11th at 402-344-7825 ext. #9 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can win more Lancer tickets in a special drawing too.






 Come to the Plattsmouth Public Library on Saturday February 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm to experience “Everything Chocolate”.  The evening will consist of:

*A library scavenger hunt designed to make patrons and future patrons familiar with the library and what we have to offer. 

*A chocolate competition is also being held but participation in this part of the event is optional. 

Anyone who wishes to compete for the “Chocolate Champion” should register at the library.  You can come in person to register or call the library at 296-4154 and speak to any staff member.   

Judges for the competition will be Dean Meisinger, current Plattsmouth Harvest Festival king, Pat Dugan, newly elected to the Plattsmouth City Council, and Kit Ostaseski, owner of the Chocolate Moose.  Judges will taste the different chocolate entries and a “Chocolate Champion” will be crowned. 

 We will round out the evening’s activities with karaoke.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.  This event is being held for adults 18 years of age or older.   We hope to see you there! 

Please call the Library to register!


April 15th is just around the corner. 
Get your tax forms now 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
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.








Did you know that there is a Recycling Trailer located in the City of Plattsmouth.  Well there is!  The City and the County, are going to be sharing the trailer.  This was made possible because of a county grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.  It is located downtown, on the other side of the railroad tracks. 

I know you are probably thinking, why should I recycle?  It is just too much work!  Having to separate, plastic, paper, cardboard...  Actually it is easy!  You don't have to separate anything at all. 

First, lets say you are making chili for supper.  You have two cans of dark red kidney beans, two cans of light kidney beans, two cans of diced tomatoes, a can of tomato juice and all of your seasoning.  You open up all of your cans and put it all together in your crock-pot.  Then turn back around and look on your counter, there are seven items there.  You can put them in the trash, and they will go to the landfill, or you could put them in your recycling box where they will be recycled (and saved from filling up the landfill). All you have to do is rinse them out. 

What about a gallon jug?  Recyclable!  A can of hairspray?  Recyclable!  My empty pill bottle?  Recyclable!  The junk mail that you never read?  You guessed it, recyclable! It doesn't seem like a lot of things, but try it for one week!  That is my challenge to you!  You may be surprised.  I know I was.  I filled up my recycling box in a week and a half.  That is TEN days!  The only thing that would be beneficial that you separate is cardboard.  The corrugated kind.  It even has it's own slot!  The reason why we separate that is because we get paid for it.  That money is used to fund the program.

Don't have an extra container to put your recyclables in?  You could pick up one in the Cass County Election Office.  It is a good size box and it holds a lot!  It also has a list of items that are recyclable.  They are asking for a $1 donation to help continue the program.



 There are four other trailers that go to other communities within the County.  Here is the schedule for those trailers.




 What is happening elsewhere...





Lofte Community Theatre to Honor Volunteers

On Saturday, February 26 at 6pm the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will honor its volunteers and hold their annual business meeting. Actors, ushers, painters, donors and friends are all invited to participate in this special event.  Lofte officers will present Lofte financials and plans for the future.  A complimentary Italian meal and refreshments will be provided.

The Lofte is a non-profit organization and as such is heavily dependent upon its army of volunteers.  During the course of the evening, those with outstanding service during the past year will be recognized by the "Dale Crosby Awards."  Mr. Crosby was a long-time chairman of the Lofte Board of Directors.  His willingness to tackle any duty at the theater served as an inspiration to others.  Over the many years of his service, he performed, cleaned and took on administrative tasks.  Mr. Crosby passed away in 2001. 

Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will announce upcoming show selections and share some of the behind the scenes antics that he witnessed during the 2010 season. 

Those who are planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the theater at (402) 234-2553.



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
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The Ninth Annual Nebraska  American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout
the great state of Nebraska.

1st PLACE: $100.00  2nd PLACE: $50.00  3rd PLACE:  $25.00

Entries must be postmarked by March 31.  The winners will be announced on May 28, 2011, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship & Acoustic Band Contest, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the
American String Teachers Association.

For the 2011 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest




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