The recycling trailer at the end of Main Street is OPEN

It will be emptied again Thursday, April 3, 2014.

CLICK HERE to view where our other County Recycling Trailers are






Hy-Vee's Team Trivia Night

Friday 8:00pm until 9:30pm


Over $100.00 in prizes


$1 Off Draws and Bottles

$2 Off Glasses of Wines


Special Trivia night menu including amazing new flavors of wings and many other new items!


No entry fee!!





Make sure you like your Plattsmouth Hy-Vee’s Facebook page

for great deals, Market Café Specials,

special announcements, and much more! 

You don’t want to miss out!







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Plattsmouth Community Center member/Community appriciation week

All week long, members and guests to the Plattsmouth Community Center will be pampered with gifts and services. Join us this week as our wonderful facility turns 6 years old!

Dates: Monday, March 31 - Saturday, April 5th






Meet us for an evening under the stars to enjoy a movie on the big screen.  Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, favorite snacks, and relax.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult 16 or older.  Concessions will be available.  Sponsored in part by One Life Church.

Location: Behind Twin Rivers Water Park

Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Date: Saturday, May 3rd

Time: 8-10pm


In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown at the Plattsmouth Community Center

Save the date: Next movie will be shown Oct. 11th (tentatively)


American Red Cross Blood Drives

Give the gift of life and donate blood. 

Location: Plattsmouth Community Center

Dates: Wed, May 28th and July 30th

Time: 3:00-7:00pm (Date and Time subject to change)

Childcare available (5:30-8:30pm) for only $1 to all that donate



Join us on and enjoy a quick, 1.5 mile family friendly fun run/walk. The course is on relatively level ground (if this is possible in Plattsmouth). It is an easy run for all ages to enjoy, with a section through beautiful Memorial Park. All proceeds will go to improvements at the Community Center; e.g. paint supplies, equipment replacement, childcare toys, swimming pool upgrades and more.  Thank you for your support. Hope to see you and your family there!

Register at the Plattsmouth Community Center

Location: Start at the PCC

Date: Saturday, April 5

Time: Check-in starts 8:00am, Begins at 9:00am


$8 PCC members (includes all on head of household’s PCC membership)

$13 Non-members (includes all immediate family of head of household)

$10 per runner for shirt (optional) register by March 21 to be guaranteed a shirt

     (youth sizes only $8)





2014 Slide-A-Thon

Slides, Slides, and more Slides!!!! Stay tuned for details. All money raised will go to improvements of the Twin Rivers Water Park and Plattsmouth Community Center. Must be 48” tall to participate.

Location: Twin Rivers Water Park

Times: 10:00am-12:00pm

Date: Saturday, July 12th

Fee: $5 a slider, $2 donation for spectators

Will be cancelled if weather does not permit


Youth nights (5th-8th Grade)

Drop the kids off and go out while we provide your kids with snacks, have a dance party and watch a movie with us.  Staff certified in CPR and First Aid will be supervising the children.  Volunteer chaperones needed and will receive one child’s fee waived.

Location: Plattsmouth Community Center

Date: Saturday, July 19

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Fee: Member $10 Non-member $15

Registration due by: July 13 

Late RegistrationJuly 14 for an additional $5

Maximum 40


NERF WARS (3rd– 6th grade)

Bring your favorite Nerf weapon and labelled artillery to have a fun and challenging experience.  Food and drinks will be provided to replenish and revitalize you for your next round!  Nerf guns or bullets are NOT provided and no guarantee that they will make it back home.

Location: Plattsmouth Community Center


Saturday, July 26        7:15 – 8:45pm for 3rd & 4th grade

                               9:00 – 10:30pm for 5th to 8th grade                    

Fee: $10 Members $15 Non-members

Registration due by: July 20

Late Registration: July 21for an additional $5

Maximum: 35 per age group










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The filing deadlines have come and gone. 
To see who filed for office CLICK HERE.

If you would like to Register to Vote CLICK HERE

If you would like an Early Voting Application CLICK HERE








What:  Rural Route Rust -- A Vintage and Handmade Market
Where:  Bloom Where You're Planted Farm, 911-108th St., rural Avoca, NE

Shop the farmyard for antiques, primitives, upcycled creations (trash-to-treasure), handmade gifts, vintage goods and rusty gold from 22 vendors from all across Nebraska and Iowa.  Get hot lunch or baked goods from our restored one-room Schoolhouse Cafe and visit the farm animals.  Admission is FREE.  Directions are available on our website,
This will be our third Rural Route Rust show.  Vendors are hand-picked to ensure the best goods for shoppers -- no new merchandise or chain companies.  Visitors can tour the farm, visit the animals and young shoppers can enjoy our play equipment.  This is a fun and unique event with a great atmosphere!   For more, including a list of current vendors, visit







 SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Covered-dish dinner
(Table service and drinks will be provided.)

Honored classes include:  

75 year-1939  60 year-1954 50 year-1964 25 year-1989 10 year-2004

Please spread the word to those in the honored classes! 
 Any questions, please call Susan Rice, 402-227-3855.




Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation's Spring Banquet
Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 6:00 p.m. 
at the Elmwood School, 400 West G St.
Evening includes dinner followed by a program and awards ceremony for the 2014 Aldrich short story contest winners. This year's speaker is author Susan Dittman who will share highlights from her book, "Abraham Lincoln’s Shining Star, The Inspiring Story of Abraham Lincoln and Nebraska". 
Praise for Dittman's book:  "What a marvelous and surprising story--who knew how closely Nebraska and its capital reflect so many key themes in Abraham Lincoln’s life? With historical accuracy and inspired writing, Susan Grace Dittman brings faith and insight together in service to tell an important tale about Lincoln and life.”

— Dr. James Cornelius, curator of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 

Tickets are $12.50 and RSVP is required. Please call 402-994-3855 by April 1st to reserve your seat.








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On Sunday, April 13, at 3 PM, the Hastings Symphony will be performing a world premiere: the world's first concerto for nyckelharpa and orchestra.  The piece is composed by Dr. Christopher Stanichar, and will be performed by multi-instrumentalist, Deborah Greenblatt.  The piece is in three movements, each one reflecting a story by Hans Christian Anderson: "The Brave Tin Soldier", "The Ugly Duckling", and "The Emperor's New Clothes".

The nyckelharpa is the official fiddle of Sweden.  The instrument has 16 strings in all.  There are 3 melody strings, manipulated by keys, one droning string, and 12 strings that vibrate sympathetically.

For more information about the nyckelharpa, contact the American Nyckelharpa Association (

For more information about Dr. Christopher Stanichar, contact

For more information about the Hastings Symphony, contact

For more information about Deborah Greenblatt, contact




Animals Available for Adoption

at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter


Minnie: young adult spayed female Coonhound. This is one sweet dog.  She is super quiet and laid back.  Minnie had a rough life but is ready for some attention and love. 


9wk old male kitten, ready for adoption now


Adoption fee on all animals is $60.

 This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.

Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it).

Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!


Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235



What haunts owners of old homes?

Plattsmouth Conservancy to again offer free seminars on restoration of historic homes

They may not manifest right away and the problems that arise vary from hot water or HVAC

systems to siding, windows or a horde of issues that threaten all old home owners, leading

them to wonder, “What have I gotten myself into?”

 In Plattsmouth, 50 percent or more of the homes are at least 50 years old, prompting

Plattsmouth Conservancy to put together a series of seminars designed to help with the

choosing, restoring and maintaining an older home, whether the style is mid-century,

Craftsman, bungalow or Victorian.

There will be a series of 4 seminars. The dates are March 11, April 8, May 6 and June 10 at the

Conservancy office, located at 437-1 Main Street. The time is 6:30-8:30 PM. There will be a

drawing for a door prize at each seminar.

The first in the series will be an overview of things to look for and what to do about them. The

next three seminars will delve into specifics associated with the restoration and maintenance of

the older home. At the end of each presentation, there will be a question and answer period.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend.









2014 Spring Class Schedule






Join us for this exciting Webinar series, Gardening At Lunch, right from your desk at work or home.

You must pre-register for each program, and will need a computer with internet access and a phone to participate. During each program, you can view, listen, and interact with the speakers.

To register, go to:       

If you want to join this program but do not have a computer, check with your local Extension office to see if they can set up an area to show it to those who would like to join in the program but don’t have access to a computer or the internet at home, work, or the library. Be sure to come early or call ahead so that you can get registered for the program before it begins.



Cass County CASA Volunteers Needed!

We are currently recruiting CASA Volunteers for the upcoming training
session scheduled in April 2014.  We only train two classes a year, call and
reserve your spot today?

What does a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer do?  Each CASA
volunteer is screened,  trained and completes 30 hours of pre-service
training.  Once trained, CASA volunteers are assigned under the Juvenile
Court jurisdiction to speak on behalf of a child to ensure the needs and
interests of abused and neglected children are being met.

Who are CASA volunteers?  Our active volunteers are individuals from our
community who work part-time, full-time or are retired.  Volunteers commit
to one year with a child, but seldom leave a case until it has been

If I can't be a CASA volunteer, how can I help? In addition to training new
CASA volunteers, we are also in need of administrative services support such
as: filing, data entry and making copies.

Your help directly benefits  the Cass County CASA Program.  A
donor-supported volunteer organization whose mission is to offer
court-appointed volunteer advocacy to children that are abused, neglected
and often find themselves lost in the court system.  Through Cass County
CASA, these children are placed with advocates that speak on their behalf
and know them well enough to make informed recommendations to the judge.

Please call Angie Neumiller, Executive Director at (402) 296-9620 or email
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 2014-03-19 CONSTRUCTION

Starting the week of March 31, if you plan to drive on Highway 75 between Union and Nebraska City, you will probably need to add at least a half hour to your trip.  

A six-mile stretch of highway south of the Union corner will be shut down until September while crews rebuild the road.   

 Either plan to detour west on Hwy 34 to Hwy 50, then south to Hwy 2, or go across the Plattsmouth toll bridge to I-29 and down the interstate.  

Plan accordingly, so you don't have to hurry!


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