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Some City Services Closed

After much consideration and reports from local health officials regarding the coronavirus, the city has decided to put the citizens and staff's health first and close some of its services. The community center, senior center, and library will be closed until further notice. The senior center is still offering Meals on Wheels, and the library is making exceptions for overdues. Please see the library's web page for more details.

No water payments will be accepted in person. Please use the online payment system or drop your payment in the drop-box outside city hall (envelopes will be available) or mail it.

City Hall has locked its doors to the public. Limited access will be allowed based on need.

Article courtesy of the City of Plattsmouth website:

http://plattsmouth.org/

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PRESS RELEASE - March 18, 2020

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In a proactive approach regarding COVID-19, the Cass County Commissioners voted that all County buildings will be closed to the public, except for County and District Court, effective Thursday March 19th. We all realize this will cause some confusion and frustration, but I respectfully ask that we all work together through this life changing challenge that our Country is faced with.

All the County Offices (and Police Department) will remain operational however many of the services will be limited, and/or handled through U.S. Mail, e-mail, and by phone. If you are calling the main number to the Sheriff’s Office, the Police Department, or calling 911 for an emergency, PLEASE tell the dispatcher if you are in a quarantined status so first responders can take the necessary steps to protect themselves. If possible, many of the non-emergency calls will be handled by phone.

Regarding the Law Enforcement Center
The main door will remain locked to the public. There is a phone and a push button intercom in the vestibule that can be used to connect you with the 911 Center and they will forward your call to the respective office.

Title Inspections will continue to be done however please expect to wait outside while the paperwork is being processed. During this time, and if the Deputies are available, it may be possible for us to respond to your location for the inspection. For questions regarding Title Inspections, you can call 402-296-9575 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gun Purchase Permits will be handled by U.S. Mail only. For question regarding Gun Purchase Permits or to obtain an application, please call 402-296-9575 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Civil Process. Regarding questions on all Civil Process services, please call 402-296-9375 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reports. All requests for copies of reports will be handled via U.S. Mail and/or e-mail. For questions please call 402-296-9347 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Police Department. Requests for Police reports, animal licensing and questions regarding property and evidence, please call 402-296-9355 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regarding the Jail
The main door will remain locked to the public. There is a push button intercom in the vestibule that can be used to connect you with the Jail staff. They will then notify the proper person to address your inquiry.

Jail Activity Cancellations. Inmate visitation, GED program, domestic violence classes and church services have been cancelled until further notice.

Inmate Money. If you wanting to make a monetary deposit for an inmate, this is still possible but the transaction will be done in the vestibule. You can also mail in a Post Office Money Order. For questions, please call 402-296-9377 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bonding Out an Inmate. If you are wanting to bond out an inmate, the transaction will be done in the jail vestibule. For questions you can call 402-296-9377, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fingerprinting. Fingerprinting for licenses, employment and background checks are cancelled until further notice.

Sex Offender. Sex offender registration and/or updates will be conducted in the jail entrance vestibule. For questions please call 402-296-9377 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gun Purchase Permits will be handled by U.S. Mail only. For question regarding Gun Purchase Permits or to obtain an application, please call 402-296-9575 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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MONTHLY MEETING CANCELLED: The Korn Klub's March meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19, then switched to Thursday, March 26, is now CANCELLED. PLEASE PROVIDE WIDEST DISSEMINATION! As of now, the next meeting to plan and discuss this year’s Plattsmouth Harvest Festival is tentatively set for Thursday, April 16, 7PM, at the Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room (upstairs). All members of the community are welcome to attend the meeting. ANY CHANGE OR UPDATE WILL BE POSTED/SHARED ASAP.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Festival, or would like to become involved in the annual celebration, please contact one of the following officers or email plattsmouthharvestfestival@gmail.com: 

President: Karen Tesarek-Parsons
First Vice President: Nancy Johnson
2nd Vice President: Tom Beckman
Treasurer: Brian Harvey
Secretary: Susie Nielsen
Members-at-Large: Shari Dunlap (2019-2020), Russ Kathol (2020-2021), Dennis Keil (2019-2020) & Tammy Lanum (2020-2021)
Advisors (appointed by the president): Terry Little & Deb Null

The Plattsmouth Harvest Festival is the oldest, continuous harvest festival in Nebraska. Now in its 89th year, the family-friendly event is 4 days of pageantry, parades, carnival rides, antique tractor show and races, craft fair, car show and shine, contests and games, lots of music and entertainment for all ages, and much, much more. 

THIS YEAR'S DATES: September 10-13, 2020
THE THEME: Remember the Past - Celebrate the Future

For more info, please visit www.plattsmouthharvestfestival.com

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It is with a great sadness that we must announce the postponement of the Steamship Landing Exposition: a Steampunk Festival planned for June 13-14, 2020, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The safety and health of the community, our volunteers, vendors, and guests is our number one priority. We are leaving the postponement date open at this time. We will communicate the new date as soon as we are able.
Thank you for your support, understanding and continued involvement.
~ Plattsmouth Conservancy  3/23/2020

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updated: March 23, 2020

DHHS COVID-19 Information Line

(402) 552-6645

8AM - 8PM CST - 7 Days a Week

 

For most Nebraskans, COVID-19 will be like a cold, however this illness is anything but the common cold or flu. For our parents and grandparents, it could be very severe, and could result in death. Recent data shows that the virus is also affecting younger people. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said 20% of those hospitalized for COVID-19 in the U.S. were 20-44 years old. Even if you're healthy, you can pass COVID-19 on to people who could be severely affected. Help protect those you love by avoiding crowds, distancing yourself from other people and isolating yourself even if you think you just have a case of the sniffles.

 Flatten curve

Community transmission is now identified in the metro area. Community transmission is when people have COVID-19 but public health officials can't identify how or where they became infected.

 

Flattening the curve

 We want to slow the spread of disease in our communities. By doing that, our hospitals and clinics won't be overwhelmed and can continue to provide care to families, friends and neighbors who need it. Flattening the curve means everybody does their part to reduce spread of COVID-19 for as long as possible. If we slow it down enough, our hospitals might just be able to keep up.

 

Slowing the spread

 As Nebraskans, we face our challenges together and we all have a role to play this response. Staying home and staying away from groups of people will slow the spread of the virus and save lives. Here's what being done in Nebraska and what you can do right now to protect yourself, your family and your community:

 

Community measures:

 -Practice social distancing which means put at least 6 feet of space between you and others.
-Follow 10-person gathering limit guidance
-Social and public gatherings are limited to 10 people.
-Bars and restaurants are limited to 10 people and are strongly encouraged to move to drive thru, take-out, delivery only.
-Child care providers should also follow the 10-person guidance with the goal of reducing class sizes and increasing space between children.
-Grocery stores will continue operations but should prioritize ordering, pickup, and delivery.

 

With community transmission of COVID-19 now occurring in the metro area, stricter and enforceable directed health measures are now in place for Cass, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington Counties.

 

State Directed Health Measure -  https://www.dropbox.com/s/sk95elfp6bnefsv/DHM%203.19.2020.pdf?dl=0

Douglas County Health Department Directed Health Measure - . https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/images/COVID-19/2020_03_ORDER_AMENDED_3-20-2020.pdf

 

Personal measures:

 -Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with sick people
-Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
-Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze then throw the tissue in the trash.
-Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

Higher risk groups

 

Certain people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

People in these higher-risk groups should: 
-Stock up on supplies, including extra necessary medications.
-Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
-When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
-Avoid crowds as much as possible.
-Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
-If there is a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

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PCS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update-Mar. 20, 2020

Parents/Guardians/Patrons, Good afternoon. A safe and healthy learning environment remains a top priority for our students, parents, staff members, and anyone that visits our school district. This is a lengthy, but informative update. Please take a few minutes to read it. It will be greatly appreciated.

One year ago, we successfully navigated a challenging flood. Now, we are experiencing the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I believe that we have a resilient community with residents that are uniting to support one another, once again, and I am confident that this situation will make us even stronger together. I also believe we will learn from this and become better educators and partners in education with our community.

It has been an interesting spring break with proclamations and orders from the City of Plattsmouth, Cass County, Governor Ricketts and more. The reality is that schools in Educational Service Unit 3, our service unit, have been ordered by Governor Ricketts to be closed for at least 6-8 weeks. The future beyond that is unknown at this time.

We are fortunate that our school district buildings were closed starting March 9, 2020, and our dedicated professionals started drafting plans for future short-term or long-term closures of this nature. While some certified and non-certified staff members have been diligently working this week, many have been gone this week because we were closed for spring break. However, our teachers and administrators will be returning to work on Monday and fine-tuning their remote learning plans for our students.

Messages with Plans from Specific Buildings Where Your Children Attend School

Sometime between now and the end of the day Monday, individual buildings will be sending messages to parents/guardians of children in those buildings regarding their remote learning plans. Since our early childhood center, elementary school, middle school, and high school support children at different developmental levels and they have different types of technological use at their buildings, the remote learning plans might look different from one building to another. I assure you that our professionals are working diligently to develop meaningful remote learning plans for our students that attend school in all of our buildings.

If you do not have internet access at home, Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. They state installation fees will be waived for new student households. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll or for more information.

In the messages that will be sent by individual buildings, principals also plan to provide information about how parents can obtain medication, band instruments or other needed items that students might have left in the buildings. If you still have questions, after you receive the messages related to the buildings where your children attend school, please contact those buildings directly.

Please be patient with our dedicated professionals. I believe everyone is working hard to create a smooth transition to long-term remote learning for our students that is still being developed in Nebraska and across many school districts throughout the nation.

Education Questions 

There are still many unanswered questions with the Nebraska Department of Education and the United States Department of Education. We hope to have clear guidance regarding credits for seniors, graduation, grades, special education services, and other related topics in the near future. Again, please be patient as leaders at the state and national levels are trying to develop answers to those questions and provide guidance to school districts. As we receive ongoing guidance on these and many other topics, remote learning plans might be adjusted accordingly. So, flexibility and understanding will be greatly appreciated.

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Please follow the steps to prevent illness that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at http://bit.ly/39PcqUd and consistently encourage your children to do the same. It should help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Families in Need of Assistance

Today at 4:00 PM, the Foodbank of the Heartland is offering a drive-up mobile food pantry at the Plattsmouth Bible Church, 1602 1st St. If you need food today, please take advantage of the mobile food pantry.

The Plattsmouth Community Schools and OPAA! will be providing Grab-N-Go breakfasts and lunches at no charge for any child in a household from birth to age 18 regardless of income. Meals will be distributed by the loading dock in the staff parking lot at Plattsmouth High School, 1916 Old Hwy. 34. We will start on Wed., Mar. 25 with three breakfasts and three lunches per child. Then, we will move to Monday distribution of five breakfasts and five lunches per child on Mon., Mar. 30 and each Monday thereafter during our COVID-19 closure. It will be a drive-thru service each of the identified days from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

To help us get an accurate meal count, if you need food assistance, please complete the survey at this link (https://bit.ly/3a82V2r). If you are unable to complete the survey online, please call 402-296-3361 and provide the necessary information.

In addition, our school social workers plan to continue with distribution of food through our backpack program that was in place before the COVID-19 emergency. They will also continue working with community partners to identify resources for families in need of assistance.

If you or someone you know needs assistance with water, food, or other supplies, please contact the school social worker at the building where your child attends school. Early childhood-Bri Renninger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., elementary school-Sarah Coniglio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., middle school-Sara Barada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and high school-Keryl Mines at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pay for Staff Members

Last night, our Board of Education took admirable action and approved paying our support staff members during the COVID-19 closure. This action ensures that all PCS staff members will receive their full contract pay. Please thank our Board members for their leadership and support.

We have a resilient community with residents that continue to unite and support one another. I am confident that this situation will make us even stronger together. Thank you for your support of our students, staff members, families, Board members, and our entire community.

 We are #PLATTSMOUTHSTRONG!

Superintendent Dr. Richard E. Hasty

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Seeking Individuals who are interested in serving on a committee for the purpose of a Farmers/Specialty Market on Main Street In Plattsmouth for the 2020 season. This is for the committee. Vendors will be sought at a later date. Please message on the Facebook page https://m.me/383784657323?fbclid=IwAR0_7k-fzjBoFHST_aLbJ-j6ZiVO-41sskxxnLoDKzxTuV3YeYRnUahRGYg with interest. 

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Employment Opportunities 

Grounds Maintenance

The City of Plattsmouth is accepting applications for seasonal full-time position of Grounds Maintenance for all city-owned properties. Must be 18 years old and have a valid Drivers License. Applications and complete job description are available at City Hall, 136 North 5th Street, Plattsmouth NE 68048 or online here. This is a Veterans Preference position. Return applications and signed job descriptions to City Hall. If after hours, place in the utility payment drop box. EOE.  Grounds Maintenance job description

Twin Rivers Water Park positions

TWIN RIVERS WATER PARK is now taking applications for Assistant Managers (Job Requirements: Current Lifeguard Certification and a Pool Operator Certificate), Lifeguards (Job Requirement: Current Lifeguard Certification), Concessions Coordinator and Admissions/Concessions/Rotators staff. Must be 16 or older. For additional information, contact Liz Glup, 402-296-5800, option 2. Applications and job descriptions are available at the Plattsmouth Community Center, at City Hall, 136 N. 5th St., Plattsmouth, NE 68048, or online here. All applications must be turned in at City Hall by Friday, May 15. If after hours, place in utility payment drop box. Subject to Veteran’s Preference. EOE

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Swim Lesson Instructor

The City of Plattsmouth is accepting applications for Swim Lesson Instructors at the Plattsmouth Community Center. Must be comfortable with people, young children, and have the ability to swim. Applications and job descriptions are available at City Hall, 136 N. 5th St., Plattsmouth, NE 68048, or online here. Return applications and signed job descriptions to City Hall. Open until filled. If after hours, place in the utility payment drop box. Subject to veterans preference. EOE. Swim Lesson Instructor job description

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Other Surrounding Area Events... 

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Due to the impending threat of  COVID – 19 (the new coronavirus) in our area, Louisville Care Center is restricting all visitors.  Under extenuating circumstances we may allow for immediate family members.  Routine social visits are discouraged. We assure you, we are being proactive and using caution to keep our residents safe.   

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 Journey to the Cross Postponed1 

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Bring the family for a fun night of LIVE entertainment!  Come to dance or just sit back and enjoy the music! 

ALL SHOWS CANCELED TILL FURTHER NOTICE!

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JAM SESSIONS CANCELED TILL FURTHER NOTICE! 

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For updates call 1-800-480-8797, ext. 211 or drop us an email at cornhuskercountrymusic@gmail.com.

Cornhusker Country Music Theater, 211 Main St, Louisville, NE, is a nonprofit, 501 c 3, organization
Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater.

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