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The United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women full and equal voting rights on this day in 1920. Every year on August 26, we commemorate this right with National Women’s Equality Day. 



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(Editorial by Patricia Zeigler, Editor,


General Election: November 3, 2020

If you have any questions regarding elections, registering to
vote, filing for office, or working as an election worker,
contact the election office at:

201 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048

Call: (402) 296-9309 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click HERE for an Election Calendar.

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There are really NO EXCUSES for failing to vote.  You have to work that day?  No excuse.  Don't have a babysitter?  No excuse.  You don't want to go out in a crowd?  No excuse.  Do you know that any Nebraska resident who is a LEGALLY REGISTERED VOTER may request an EARLY-VOTING BALLOT APPLICATION, (also known as an 'ABSENTEE' ballot)? You don't even need to have a reason, (or an excuse), for the request! 

One excellent reason for voting by absentee, is the weather.  An ice or snow storm, heavy winds or torrential rains could possibly keep you from physically voting on the actual Election Day.  No worries about that with your mail-in vote either. 

Do you need another good reason for voting by mail? You might get sick and cannot physically go to your polling place.

The following should help you save time:   

  • Cass County NE voters may print the Early Voting Ballot Application HERE.  
  • OR call your local Election Office and ask for one to be mailed to you.  In Cass County NE, that's 402-296-9309.
  • OR in Cass County NE, there is a box located outside the building where you can just pick one up. You may also pick one up at the Election Office inside.  The address is 201 Main Street, Plattsmouth, NE, (white building southeast of the flagpole).

Accurately, completely fill out the form.   Include your name, residence address, phone number, mailing address you want the ballot sent to and your signature.  Even if you do the automatic fill-in form online, you still need to SIGN IT after you print it.  Mail it right away or take it to the Cass County NE Election Office and drop it in the box outside on the southwest wall of the building.

 On September 28th ballots will start to be sent out and you should receive yours shortly thereafter.

So get your Early Voting Ballot Application form filled-out now, before the big rush.  The last day to request an Early Voting Bal

lot to be mailed to you is October 23rd.

Just do it now.  Election Day will be here before you know it! 

For more information: NEBRASKA SECRETARY of STATE


Cass County NE Voters can also check HERE.


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Next to the Cass County Election Office door you'll see two sets of forms, one on the right for Voter Registration and on the left, the Early Voting Forms.

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After they're filled out and signed, you may take them inside, mail them, or drop them in the 'Ballot Box' around the corner of the building, to the right of the big Election Office sign.

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Mark your calendars now and reserve your spots for our second Lofte Theatre Variety Show! This show is scheduled for August 29th and will be on our outdoor stage. Show starts at 7:00 pm. To reserve your spot please call the box office at 402-234-2553. (If you don't reach anyone, leave a message and we will call you back!) Our concession stand will be open and there will be a return of the raffle/silent auction. Note, masks will be required for entering the theatre. Our last variety show has been our most popular event yet! So to make sure that you'll get a spot, be sure to call and make your reservation today!
While we are excited to be providing entertainment for this community, at this difficult time The Lofte is still accepting donations as part of our "Raise the Curtain," campaign. For more information please visit our website and click the Donate button in the upper right corner or to go directly to the donate page click here: We are looking to raise $125,000 to cover costs for keeping the theatre open next season and any and all support is appreciated.
For more information and to keep up with any new details or changes, see the Facebook event for this show here:

The Lofte Community Theatre Presents an Evening of Entertainment
Saturday, August 29 at 7PM Admission $30 per vehicle
Join us for our next outdoor event featuring Singers, Actors, Comedians and more.

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Updates from the Legislature merged

Senator Rob Clements Column  8-21-2020

In January, 493 bills were introduced and others carried over from 2019.  Over 200 bills were passed by the Legislature and the Governor signed all but eight that were vetoed.  My previous article covered property tax relief, an abortion ban, and a military pension exemption.  Here is a review some other new laws, and information about an interim study coming this fall.

LB 992 - Broadband Internet Service Act - incorporates the recommendations of the Nebraska Rural Broadband Task Force to improve rural internet service.  It allows for internet wiring, among other things, to run along existing utility easements and is an important development for rural Nebraska.

LB 1064 – Tobacco Age - raises the age to 21 for the legal use of tobacco products and electronic vaping of nicotine.  It provides for penalties to those providing products to those under age and brings Nebraska into compliance with recent Federal law changes.

LB 1021 – “Micro TIF” bill - provides for simplified Tax Increment Financing (TIF) redevelopment in counties of less than 100,000 people (Cass and Otoe, not Sarpy).  It gives incentives for projects to rehabilitate individual run down properties in substandard and blighted areas.  It allows the repair or replacement of an “eyesore” structure at least 60 years old, a house up to $250,000, and a multi-family or commercial building under $1 million, when finished.

LB 781 – Treasurer training - requires continuing education for city and county treasurers and clerks who act as treasurer.  The state auditor has discovered several cases of errors and dishonesty by treasurers, including some in my District.  This bill is designed to reduce the number of these cases.

LR 415 – Inheritance Tax. - This fall, Legislative committees will hold hearings regarding a wide variety of issues.  I introduced LR 415 to ask the Revenue Committee to examine Nebraska’s inheritance tax and whether it should be changed or eliminated. 

Taking up to 18% of an estate seems quite high.  Over the years I have seen how inheritance taxes can be punitive to families while not providing predictable revenue for counties.  Only a few states levy this tax.  We can do better than to complicate and, in some cases, create additional pain and suffering for families grieving the loss of a loved one.  Any thoughts regarding this study are welcomed and appreciated.  A hearing date has not yet been set.

Feel free to contact me or my staff for assistance, information, or questions on issues.

You may reach me at: Senator Robert Clements, State Capitol Rm 812, Lincoln, NE 68509,  Phone 402­471­2613, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 



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FRIDAY, August 28, 2020,  6 PM – 9 PM

Michelle Eva Bleu at The Hop Yard

Talk about talent! This Friday Night Live welcomes back Michelle Eva Bleau! She has been influenced by soul singers and powerful female singer songwriters, Michelle started writing complete songs by the time she was 12. Performing weekly at her church at that age, she learned gospel and christian rock and applied that knowledge as the foundation for songwriting. When she started college to major in musical performance, she would learn about the blues and music theory. Her ear was instantly drawn to the 1,4&5’s, and her heart was touched by the soulful voices of famous soul and blues singers such as Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Susan Tedesch 

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SATURDAY, August 29, 2020,  1 PM – 4 PM

Kevin Killion at The Hop Yard

Performing as a guitarist/vocalist over several decades, Kevin Killion has been 1/2 of the musical duo, "Brich and Killion", based out of Omaha, Nebraska, since the summer of 2000. Kevin frequently performs solo acoustic shows, in various venues in Nebraska/Iowa/South Dakota, as well as at private parties and corporate functions. Kevin’s set lists are drawn from the catalogs of singer-songwriters from past and present eras and include a wide range of styles--from contemporary folk to classic rock, country, roots, Americana, and more.....

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Nebraska DHHS COVID-19 Information Line is open 8am-8pm 7 days a week: 402-552-6645

Omaha Metro Area COVID-19 Information Line is open 8:30am-4pm 7 days a week: 402-444-3400

For the most up-to-date information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please click here.


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Moderate COVID-19 Risk

COVID-19 Risk Dial


Data current as of 11:55 am on August 20, 2020

Previous week risk scores:
1.75 (August 13)
1.75 (August 10)
1.88 (August 3)
1.88 (July 27)
1.75 (July 20)

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DHHS Friday COVID-19 Update

For Immediate Release: 8/21/2020

Leah Bucco-White, Communications, (402) 309-4157, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Khalilah LeGrand, Communications, (402) 853-1320, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Remember to stay home if you're sick, New Test Nebraska locations added

LINCOLN – The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. CT today, is 31,626 an increase of 1,638 from last Friday. There were 15 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state, for a total of 376. A total of 23,608 Nebraskans diagnosed with COVID-19 have since recovered.

The daily average of positive cases for Aug 15-21 is 234 compared to 269, 270 and 291 in prior weeks.

“We recognize the many Nebraskans who are following prevention measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourage them to keep it up," said Dr. Gary Anthone, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health for DHHS. “With greater movement happening in communities as schools are back in session and colleges reconvene, these actions help protect everyone and preserve our hospital capacity.

“Parents of students are asked to pay particular attention to possible signs of COVID-19 and keep their children home if they are running a fever or displaying other symptoms. Parents should contact their health care provider for an assessment and consider scheduling a test."

Signs of COVID-19 can include a fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, tiredness, muscle aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Masks matter in the fight against COVID-19. DHHS, Gov. Pete Ricketts, local health department leaders, and medical experts across the state continue to stress the importance of masks and ask Nebraskans to wear them along with taking the preventive actions listed below:

New Test Nebraska Locations Continue to be Added

Test Nebraska lab capacity continues to expand and more appointments and locations have been added as testing scales up. More testing is intended to help long-term care facilities, schools and communities identify COVID-19 cases and respond to slow virus spread. Testing services offered through Test Nebraska are free.

Test Nebraska will open a South Omaha testing location on Monday. Hours will be 1-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The new test site is located at Metropolitan Community College, South Omaha Campus, Mahoney Lot, 28th and Babe Gomez Avenue.

If Nebraskans are concerned they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, they can receive a test through Test Nebraska. 

To reserve a test, complete an online assessment at , or TestNebraska/es  for Spanish, and schedule a visit at one of more thaqn 50 locations across the state.

Residents who have general questions about testing or need help completing the online assessment can call the Test Nebraska hotline at (402) 207-9377.

The CDC suggests three key steps to take while waiting for COVID-19 test results - 

Nebraskans seeking information or help with general questions can call the DHHS COVID-19 information hotline at (402) 552-6645, or toll-free (833) 998-2275. The COVID-19 hotline is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. CT, 7 days a week. DHHS will continue to share new information via the DHHS website, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

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PCS Superintendent Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - August 21, 2020



Good evening. We finished week two of 2020-2021 at PCS.

Overall, I believe our students, parents, and staff members have been diligently implementing our protocols to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Thank you for your prevention efforts. I appreciate your resilience!

As we continue in the 2020-2021 school year, we must remain vigilant with our efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Although our isolations and quarantines might seem minimal compared to other school districts and communities, I believe we could be one large outbreak away from a short-term or long-term closure or cancellation of activities. Please remain vigilant with our protocols at events and gatherings outside of school as well.

If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, shows symptoms of COVID-19, or is deemed a high-risk close contact, based on guidance from the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, you might be asked to isolate/quarantine for 10-14 days or more. Please cooperate with your doctor, the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, and PCS.

Information about COVID-19 test sites is available below.

-Nebraska Medicine at 402-559-0041.

-Bellevue Intermediate Care Nebraska Medicine at 402-559-7800. 6:00 PM start time. Call ahead from a parking stall on the south side by the pharmacy parking area.

-Visit to complete an assessment and sign up for an appointment at a drive-through testing site offered through the State of Nebraska.

-OneWorld Community Health Center, 4920 South 30th St., Omaha, NE. Testing is for OneWorld patients with symptoms. Call 402-734-4110 for an appointment.

-Charles Drew Health Centers, 2915 Grant Street and 5319 North 30th St., Omaha, NE.  Call 402-451-3553 for an appointment.

-CVS Minute Clinics. Visit to schedule an appointment. Locations include 14460 West Maple Road, 4840 Dodge Street, and 6901 South 84th St., Omaha, NE.

-University of Nebraska Medical Center at 50th and G, Omaha, NE. Visit to schedule an appointment.

Let’s stay on our positive path with implementation of the protocols. If you see a friend not following the protocols, remind them to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of physical distance whenever possible, along with regular handwashing. If you are sick, stay home. I believe we can do this together if we remain diligent with our protocols.




Guidelines for attendance at high school activities were sent out yesterday. Our guidelines for middle school activities will look very similar. If you have not seen the guidelines that were sent out yesterday, you can view them by clicking HERE. The guidelines will be effective starting on Monday, August 24, 2020. However, I am hopeful that everyone will focus on consistently wearing a mask in public right now.

If you have questions about high school activities, please contact high school activities director Keith Maly. If you have questions about middle school activities, please contact middle school activities director Claude Michel.


Please know that we reviewed guidelines from many school districts and conferences in and around the Metro Omaha area before finalizing our guidelines. We do not like limiting attendance, but we are making a conscious effort to limit the spread of the virus, so we can stay in school and continue with activities. We will continue to work in collaboration with the Sarpy/Cass Health Department relative to COVID-19.

I would like to thank our parents/guardians for continuing to share COVID-19 information with us in a timely manner such that we have been able to take quick action. Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this uncertain environment of COVID-19.




PCS 2020-2021 Return to School Documents

PCS Fall 2020 Return to School Protocols

PCS Protocol Brief Overview Document

PCS Protocol Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document

Activities Document


PHS Letter – Attendance During COVID-19


State of Nebraska (Governor Pete Ricketts)

Nebraska Department of Education (Commissioner Dr. Matt Blomstedt)

Sarpy/Cass Health Department (Director Sarah Schram)

Plattsmouth Community Schools (Dr. Richard E. Hasty)



What can we do right now? All of us can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and “flatten the curve.” Click HERE for some tips from the Centers for Disease Control.




According to the Centers for Disease Control, people with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms from mild to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and include, but are not necessarily limited to, fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Learn more at

If you or someone you know experiences symptoms, please consider contacting a medical provider. Timely reporting of COVID-19 will help ensure those affected are quarantined/isolated and there is a limited spread of the virus.

Another option for screening yourself or those that you know is an app called 1-Check COVID. The app was launched by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Download it from the app store on your Apple and Android devices. Simply enter “1-Check COVID.”

Thank you for your patience and support of everyone as we navigate the environment of COVID-19. We will get through this together. If we consistently wear masks when around others, maintain 6 ft. of physical distance when possible, wash our hands regularly, and report positive cases of COVID-19 in a timely manner, I am confident that we can collectively slow the spread of the virus. Let’s do this together!


Social/emotional health of students, families, and staff members is extremely important in our COVID-19 environment. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact one of our four school social workers/licensed mental health practitioners (SSW/LMHP).

Early Childhood/Head Start: Bri Renninger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Elementary School: Sarah Coniglio, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Middle School: Sara Barada, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
High School: Keryl Mines, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In-Person and Remote Learning 

As a reminder, if you have concerns with your child attending school in-person, we have the option of remote learning available for you. If you are interested in remote learning, please contact the building principal where your child attends school.




Let's be thankful that school is in session and our students are able to participate in activities right now. We will get through this together! We Are Blue Devil Nation! We are #PLATTSMOUTHSTRONG!

 Best regards,

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Superintendent Dr. Richard E. Hasty


Job 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.


CBD Sidewalk Grounds Maintenace Worker

The City of Plattsmouth is accepting applications for a part-time seasonal position of CBD Sidewalk Grounds Maintenance Worker. Applications and complete job description are available at City Hall, 136 North 5th Street, Plattsmouth, NE 68048 or online here. Veterans Preference position. Return applications and signed job descriptions to City Hall. If after hours, place in the utility payment drop box. Position is open until filled. EOE.


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

The City of Plattsmouth is accepting applications for a full-time position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Applications and complete job description are available at City Hall, 136 North 5th Street, Plattsmouth, NE 68048 or online here. Veterans Preference position. Return applications and signed job descriptions to City Hall. If after hours, place in the utility payment drop box. Position is open until filled. EOE.



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 2020 Farmer's Market at The Hop Yard
The Farmer's Market will run every Thursday evening through October 8th. We will adjust timing and vendor pricing accordingly based on current recommendations regarding the Coronavirus and recommended Social Distancing measures.
More information, including vendor applications, category descriptions, and musician/busker applications can be found at:
Click on "events" in the dropdown menu and hover over "Farm Market Info" for clickable links to all relevant forms.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your completed application or with any questions about the market.


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211 Main St., Louisville, NE 68037

Are you anxious to get back to some good ol' country music!  We sure are!

We know you want to be safe and others do. too.  Not only yourself, but also for others, please be aware that social-distancing and wearing of masks will be MANDATORY in our small theater for the time-being.  Thank you for understanding.

$4 SHOW admission for all ages over 13. 

FREE admittance for all under 13!


Saturday, August 22, 7:30 pm, Night Riders Band

Located at 211 Main St., Louisville, NE. For more information, call 800-480-8797, ext. 211 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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