Cedar Creek Newsletter - August 16, 2017
Welcome to first edition of community newsletter!
- Board of Trustees representative to visit water district meeting, Cedar Creek water improvement project is work in progress;
- Village of Cedar Creek is looking for maintenance employees, call Village clerk to apply;
- funding for paving the streets and more
Do not forget to recycle - Keep Cass County Beautiful organized collection of hazardous materials and used electronics:
Opportunity of a life time - watch nearly full Solar Eclipse on Monday August 21st!
(some people drop all the work and go to eclipse party ;)
Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How?
Total Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.
Cass County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program’s Fourth Annual “Kids Day Out” event
The Cass County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program provided a fun packed “Kids Day Out” event, August 5, 2017, for school aged children within our CASA program. Children from ages 6-17 years old and 7 adults took part in this event. This event was made possible by a $3000 grant from PayPal Gives, a corporate advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Amy Kerans, a friend of our CASA program and a PayPal employee from the Omaha Give Team recommended our program to receive the funds for our Kids Day Out event. Other funds that made this day possible were donations from various retailers, events and employees at Shadow Lake mall, KENO and fundraising funds. Several children were unable to attend this specific event due to various reasons, however each child still received $150 gift card, back pack and school supplies. Each CASA child received $150 gift card from our CASA program to spend on their school clothing. The day began with our CASA children arriving at Shadow Lake shopping center in Papillion. The children were elated as they spied their perfect clothing, trying it on and beaming as they showed the clothing off to their CASA advocate whom was their shopping chaperone. After spending a couple hours shopping, our children were treated to complimentary frozen yogurt from Orange Leaf and complimentary meals from Texas Road House and Red Robin. After the children’s bellies were full, we headed off to our next activity at Leopard Lanes in Bellevue. Our bowling adventure began. For many of the children this was their first time bowling. As they threw their bowling balls down the lane, their bodies wiggled to the pattern of their bowling ball. We saw many strikes, spares and gutter balls, however that didn’t matter as this day was filled with joyous giggles while getting to spend time with their CASA advocates and other children in the same situation. They were allowed to be “just a kid” without any worries or problems. It brought so much joy and touched the hearts of all who took part in our event, seeing the kids’ broad smiles and hearing their infectious laughter to know they were part of this day that helped create some positive memories as the kids were one step closer to going back to school. Our CASA program also filled the children’s backpacks with all their specific school supplies. Angie Neumiller, the Executive Director for CASA, extends a heartfelt thanks “to all the advocates who once again made this event a huge success”. The following CASA advocates were Dan Andreas, Debbie Green, Coli Hunter, Ed James, Lee Jameson, Karen Muhvic and Russel Orr.
Front row L to R: Rey Franklin, Xavien Franklin; Megan Gutierrez, unknown, Elizabeth Sanchez, Piper Gutierrez; Isabella Montoya and Lara Hunter. Back row - 3rd left to right; Ellie Sachs, McKenna Jensen and Jolie Hunter.
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Welcome to Village of Cedar Creek, Nebraska
Cedar Creek is an incorporated village. The original town is located on the south side of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks. In 1969, the entire 5 lake area on the north side of the railroad tracks was incorporated with the original town.
In 1983 the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Cedar Creek as the 3rd richest Nebraska town based on median income figures. In the 2000 census, Cedar Creek was ranked 13th out of 537 Nebraska communities in order of highest income per capita. As of this date, Cedar Creek has the second highest valuation in Cass County at $54,323,267, ( Plattsmouth has the highest valuation) and Cedar Creek has the lowest levy in the county at .1316 with no bonds.
Keno, operated from the Cedar Creek Inn since 2005, has helped pay for several improvements at the 20 acre Village Park and for resurfacing of 9 miles of village streets. In 2009, the village will install a new ‘Welcome to Cedar Creek’ sign. The sign is being purchased with proceeds from the Cedar Creek Cookbook and with Keno funds. The sign, modeled after the Louisville welcome sign, will incorporate into the sign the original school bell, names of the founders, and Cedar Creek Volunteer Fire Department Memorials.
A few photographs of the ‘old Cedar Creek’ are displayed at the Cedar Creek Village Hall, additional pictures can be viewed at the Cass County Museum in Plattsmouth.