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June 22, 2016


Manley Board of Trustees meets the first Thursday of the month in the Community Building at 7PM.  The next one is Thursday, July 7th.

***A special meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7PM at the Community Building to discuss the Tornado Siren proposals.  A Pillage the Village organizational meeting will follow. 

Pillage the Village is Saturday, August 20th!  So far the organizing committee (Village Board of Trustees volunteering their time) has had two meetings and the next organizational meeting is Wed. 6/22 @ 7PM at the Community Building.  If you are able to attend, please stop by!  We need volunteers for the days festivities.

Have you noticed the radar unit in town lately???  It’s usually a precursor to having an actual deputy in town running radar and watching for traffic violations.  The Cass Co. Sheriff’s Department wants your money!

Fireworks are not yet legal in Manley!  They cannot even be bought until the 25th of June.  Please refrain from setting off any fireworks until the 25th of June.  When setting them off, please remember some of the residents are Prior Military who may or may not have seen action.  They may have PTSD.  Setting off fireworks bothers them immensely and could affect their actions.  They put up with it so you may enjoy your freedom that they fought so hard for.  Hours of acceptable fireworks times are 6/25 to 7/3 (8AM to 10PM) and on the Fourth of July you may extend those hours until MIDNIGHT ONLY.  Please be aware that illegal fireworks and illegal fireworks activities may draw the attention of the Cass Co. Sheriff’s office.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and residences.  Keep all valuables out of sight or in your possession at all times!

Kick ball teams and individuals are needed for the 2016 Pillage the Village Festival!  Yes, we have a few openings left!  Contact Mark Meyer immediately at 402.297.0262 for children’s division openings and Brenda Promes at 402.699.5510 for adult division openings!  We are still accepting Crafters, DSM Vendors and Flea Marketeers.  Contact Tim Glas at 515.402.7185.  Bike Owners, Car Owners and Truck Owners for the Car/Bike Show and Shine should also contact Tim at the number above.  We are also needing demonstrators throughout the day!  Dancers, musicians, singers, tumblers, martial artists etc are welcome as are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Explorer Posts etc.

Do you need to dig in your yard???  It is a law that you must first call before you dig!!  Also, if you are planning to build, add to, remove, or move a structure, you must talk to Betty Meyer PRIOR to starting the project!  This includes fencing, shed, house, patio, garage and other structures.

Need a place to hold your next meeting, shower or seminar?  The Manley Community Building is for rent!  Downstairs/Kitchen (up to 25 people) is $50.  The whole building is $100.  For more info and to schedule an event, contact Jolene Dalton, Village Clerk at the office.

If your 911 address is not clearly marked on your residence,  you need to get this accomplished immediately.  It is required by Village Ordinance.  If you need assistance in doing this, the Board will help.  Several homes still do not have this done!  Since it is an actual ordinance, you may be held responsible for this non-action!

Mark down Saturday, June 25th on your calendar!  IT’S SPRING CLEANUP TIME IN THE VILLAGE!  Papillion Sanitation donates one large dumpster every year for us.  The board has approved paying for a 2nd dumpster at the June 2nd meeting.  We will not be having a fall cleanup this year!  The full list of unacceptable items is posted at the Post Office!  Several members of the Board will be on hand to assist and to check for id’s.  If we don’t know you, you may be required to provide proof of residency within the Village Limits.

Lofte Community Theatre

Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions for ‘Rapunzel’

Ready or not, here they come!  It’s time for the summer children’s theater event at the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley.  In cooperation with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, the Lofte will be holding auditions for this year’s production of “Rapunzel."  Rest assured, there are several parts available for both boys and girls. 

Auditions take place at the Lofte on Monday morning, June 13 beginning at 10am.  Please arrive by 9:45 to allow time for registration.  Children who will be entering first grade through the seventh grade are eligible.  There are parts for approximately 60 children as well as opportunities for Assistant Directors and Light Booth operators.  The cast list will be announced at noon, immediately following the audition process.  While not all actors are required for all rehearsal times, all children should have a clear schedule June 13-18, 10am-2:30pm. 

There will be two public performances on Saturday, June 18, 3pm & 6pm.    Adult tickets are $10 and children are $8.  Tickets are free for all Lofte season ticket holders.   
This is an amazing experience for the kids and the Lofte is proud to be able to host it.  Special thanks goes out to Pinnacle Bank in Louisville for their sponsorship.  Those with questions may contact Anne Pope at

Veterans Concert

Enjoy an evening of FREE, LIVE Music! The Nebraska National Guard’s 43rd Army Band will be performing at Urban Park, Springfield, Nebraska on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

            The 43rd Army Band is commanded by Chief Warrant Officer Brian Anderson and consists of citizen soldiers who bring a wide variety of skills, talents and longevity to the unit. These soldiers hold a variety of civilian jobs and skills that contribute a great deal to the Band’s success. This group meets one weekend a month and 15 days during the summer to rehearse and fulfill military training requirements.

            The 43rd Army Band is the Nebraska National Guard’s musical ambassadors performing at a variety of community and military events throughout the state. During annual training the 43rd Army Band either replaces a full-time Army band on an active Army installation or supports local communities and recruiters .  

            The Colonel George S. Howard “Citation of Musical Excellence” is awarded to active duty, reserve, or national guard bands by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Even though this is an annual award, military bands are only considered for this award every three years. The 43rd Army Band leads all active and reserve component bands with eight consecutive citations spanning 24 years of musical excellence.

Bring your lawn chairs, bug spray and if you need assistance we are here to help!

           To schedule an interview, please contact either:

CW3 Brian Anderson                           or                                 1SG Eric Fahrlander

Commanding Officer                                                               First Sergeant

43rd Army Band                                                                       43rd Army Band                                    

402/727-9043                                                                        402-826-7368



17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059


(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)

Friday night Music

$5 cover charge

June 17

7:00 9:30pm

Band: Out Loud

Sunday Acoustic Music!

No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.

Music: Sam & Bekah

Check out upcoming performers and events at!

See You at the Winery!

Climb Out 2016

June 18, 2006

Chalco Hills Recreational Area

Postpartum Progress Holds Fourth Annual Climb Out of the Darkness ®

Climbs held worldwide to raise awareness of maternal mental health disorders

Climb Out of the Darkness®, the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental health disorders, will hold a regional Climb in Omaha, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10 am at Chalco Hills Recreation Area in Omaha, Nebraska.

Survivors of postpartum depression (PPD), anxiety, OCD and psychosis from all over the world – dubbed Warrior Moms – climb, hike or walk together at a local mountain or park to symbolize their collective rise out of the darkness as well as to raise funds for Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit organization and online community of support resources for women around the world.

This is the fourth annual Climb Out of the Darkness®, always held around the longest day of the year to shine the most possible light on maternal mental illness. In 2015, more than 2,500 participants joined Climbs in 45 states and five countries around the world, up from 200 participants in the inaugural 2013 Climb.

All moms, families and friends are invited to participate. Participants must register prior to the event.

To register for the event, please visit

For more information, please contact Michelle Leahy, local Climb Leader at the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness at 402-339-4334 or



Announce your news in the Manley newsletter. Send birthday or anniversary greetings.  Post a special event, news or pictures of school or sporting events. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Get the word out to everyone in Manley and beyond. Please have your info in by Sundays at 4PM.

Manley Board of Trustees, Betty Meyer, Grove (Mickey) Dalton, Tim Glas and Dawn Holdorf were joined by Village Clerk, Jolene Dalton, Keep Cass County Beautiful Director – Linda Behrns and two residents, Eric and Jolene for our Spur Cleanup.  This group volunteered there time (approx. 2.25 hrs each) this past week to clean up the Spur.  Thank you to Keep Cass County Beautiful for the financial grant for our volunteerism! 

Thank you to Grove (Mickey) Dalton, Trustee and his wife, Jolene Dalton (Village Clerk) for donating picnic tables to the Village for use at the park and to Denise Swenson, Trustee for donating her time cleaning up around the flower beds and signs.




1st Friday of the Month-Eagle (Community Center)- 1-5pm

2nd Friday of the Month-Weeping Water (Library)- 1-5pm

3rd Friday of the Month-Greenwood (Library)- 1-5pm

Please call our office @ 402-296-9368 to schedule an appointment


How to donate blood

For more information and to make an appointment to donate, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors of all blood types are needed. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit and follow the instructions on the site.

The Weeping Water City Pool will open Monday, May 30, 2016

Hours of Operation:  Everyday 1-6 PM

Tuesday & Thursday (fitness swim 6-7 for 18 and older)

Prices:  Family Pass - $140

Single Pass - $90

10 card Punch - $35

Single Pass - $4

Family Pass is for immediate family members.  Pass includes 2 parents and up to 5 children under 18 years of age living at home.  Additional family members $20 per child.

Nanny Pass can be added onto a family pass for $40 (this only be useable when coming with paying family)


This is an open invitation to you, your children, or to your group's organization to be a part of this year's FREEDOM FESTIVAL parade on July 4th in Murray!

Drive your go-cart, antique tractor, motorcycle, new or classic car, or ride your new bike or even a unicycle.  If you want to walk on stilts as 'Uncle Sam', do cartwheels down the parade route, show off your martial arts skills, or bring your uniformed baseball, softball or soccer team, come on over to Murray and get in line for the parade.  Get your friends at youth or church group to help decorate a truck or flatbed, then pile on the float and get in line!  

NO pre-registration required, just show up and get in line.  There is no cost to participate.  Parade line-up begins at 6 p.m. with emergency vehicles, (police, fire and rescue), starting at Railroad Avenue, south of Young street.  All other entries are to line up at the east parking lot of Conestoga Elementary School, 104 East High Street, Murray, NE.  From the school, entrants will go one block east, to the grain elevator, falling in behind the emergency vehicles, turning west on Young Street and ending at Young Memorial Park.  The route is about 8-9 blocks long.

Any questions, please feel free to contact parade coordinator, Geo at or 402 679 5879.

Hope to see you in the parade!



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