Manley owes its existence to the Missouri Pacific Railroad, which built its main line from Atchison, KS, to Omaha in 1881-82. This line traversed Cass County south-to-north coming through Avoca, Weeping Water, Manley, and on to Louisville.
Attention parents of 2021 Seniors. I would like to do a feature on each of our graduating Seniors. Please email me pictures, which school they will be graduating from and any other information you want to share.
Let's get to know our neighbors. It would be fun to see birth announcements, engagement/wedding announcements, special birthdays, and any other family news.
Congrats to Nick & Haley Rockwell. We can't wait to welcome your little one to the village.
It has been many years since we had an all inclusive family gathering. We have lost touch and some roots have disappeared. If you want to reconnect here’s when. Please share!!!!
Sunday May 30 2021
Noon to 8 PM
1. Bring your lawn chairs and cameras. 2. Bring one pack hot dogs or brats and 1 pack hot dog and hamburger buns- Plattsmouth band parent yumburgers will be provided. 3. Bring a side dish- 4. Bring your family drinks, plates, silverware etc. 5. Bring yard games, ball gloves etc. 6. It will all be served family style. Bring a serving spoon.
Did you know that everyday of the year has a National Day. Here's what's coming up this week.
The Weeping Water Alumni Banquet will not be held May 2021. Please share this information with other alums. Hopefully, we will be able to gather again in 2022. For questions, contact Carol Thomassen at (402) 267-5327.
From our friends in Murray:
Demolition of the old railroad bridge on Highway 1 in Murray started March 1st. One lane traffic is being electronically controlled, so please be patient at the lights when waiting, then driving through. Work is expected to continue through the summer months, so plan your travel accordingly. Be careful, watch for workers and machinery and make safety the priority.
To Schedule Your Upcoming Blood Drive Donation, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
Wednesday, April 21 Louisville High School 202 West 3rd Street Louisville, NE 68037 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 25, 2021 First Baptist Church 16220 Highway 75 Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Front Row- Left to right: CeCe Hastreiter, Melissa Holder, Natalie McGovern
Back Row-Left to right: Peyton Banks, Marrissa Charley-Smith, Wade Mumford
Senator Rob Clements Column 4-9-2021
The Nebraska Legislature is over halfway through this year’s 90-day session. I have been working on the budget with the Appropriations Committee since January. On April 8th we had the first round of debate on the two-year budget and advanced it to the second round. There are a few highlights I would like to discuss.
The General Fund budget is $4.78 billion for fiscal year 2021-22 and $4.94 billion for fiscal year 2022-23, an average growth rate of 1.6 percent per year.
One of my budget priorities is property tax relief. In 2020 we passed LB 1107 which created a new income tax credit based on the property tax paid to public schools. The 2020 appropriation was $125 million, providing for an income tax credit of 6 percent of school tax paid. This tax credit increases when state revenues grow more than 3.5 percent. State revenue has grown enough to allow for credits totaling $313 million for 2021, which would be a 14 percent credit. In addition, we are increasing the original property tax credit on your property tax statement, going from $275 million to $313 million by June 30, 2022.
Another budget priority was to replenish the Cash Reserve Fund, the State’s savings account. Increased revenues allowed the reserve to increase from $426 million to $763 million by June 30, 2022. This reserve helps stabilize the budget if there is an economic downturn in the future.
State aid to schools is a priority and is fully funded. School aid will increase by $18.4 million over the next two years. The state will send $1.047 billion to K-12 public schools this coming year.
The budget also sets aside $115 million for a potential new state penitentiary or remodel of the current facility. A new prison would cost $235 million and would increase the number of beds, would be more efficient, and provide more space for inmate rehab programs. A new prison study will help decide the best option.
Nebraska is still in the competition for a new Space Force Command headquarters. We set aside $50 million for the state share if Nebraska is chosen. If not, the money will add to the reserve.
Provider rates were increased for Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid programs, community corrections and juvenile services. The budget increases these payments by 2 percent each year. This is an increase of $89.3 million and helps providers keep up with inflation.
There is $211 million still available for spending in bills up for debate. Senators will be wanting to fund their proposals with these unobligated funds. I prefer to give it back to the taxpayer with property tax credits or tax decreases. I will work to avoid adding new on-going spending increases.
The Revenue Forecasting Board will meet again April 29th to adjust the budget forecast. This will affect the budget for the next biennium. State revenues continue to be favorable due to Nebraskan’s decision to remain open as much as possible during the pandemic, plus the substantial federal stimulus payments.
Blake’s Pharmacy – 213 Main Street, Louisville. Schedule an appointment to receive your vaccine: 402-234-3025
A Sarpy or Cass County resident can register for an appointment at a clinic in either Sarpy or Cass County.
Please remember at this time we are prioritizing residents who are born in 1956 or earlier to receive COVID- 19 vaccine. Due to the number of residents that are currently eligible to receive a vaccine and the limited amount of vaccine in our community, it may take a few weeks to vaccinate everyone in this age group. Please be patient as appointments fill up quickly.
You are responsible for scheduling your own appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. If you need assistance, please consider asking a friend or family member to assist you in scheduling an appointment.
If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine or if you are having difficulties scheduling an appointment, please call the Sarpy/Cass Department at 402-339-4334 and press 1. Phones are answered Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
YOU DO NOT NEED THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINATION APPOINTMENT FOR YOU. Please schedule your appointment directly with one of the vaccination clinics listed below. Contact information for each clinic is provided.