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Papillion Sanitation - will be open Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and all routes will be running their regular schedule. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 a meeting of the VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the Village of Manley, Nebraska will be held at 7:00 P.M. at the Village Community Center, 115 Cherry Street, Manley, NE. The agenda for such meeting, which is kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the Office of the Village Clerk in the Village Community Center during normal business hours.

This meeting will include a Public Hearing on the proposed One and Six Year Street Plan.

If you have a concern that you wish addressed, contact the Village Clerk (402-234-2304) no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Dated: January 17, 2019
Jolene E. Dalton, Clerk



 A Notice is hereby given that a Six Year Road and Street Plan for the Village of Manley, Nebraska is required by NEB. REV. STAT. Sec. 39-2119 et seq. R.R.S. has been recommended for approval by the Chairman and Village Board Trustees, and that a Public Hearing be held on said Six Year Road and Street Plan on the 13th day of February, 2019, beginning at 7:00 P.M., at the Village Hall at which time objection to or recommendations for said Plan will be heard.

Jolene E. Dalton, Clerk



With Winter showing it's teeth, everyone must be finding somewhere to park other than on the streets.  When your vehicles or trash receptacles are left on the streets it makes it difficult for the snow plow and sander to do a good job, and could result in damages that you would be liable for.  Please be prepared and do you share and always, take care.


Watch For New Traffic Signs

You will see new signage around Manley in the coming weeks.  Worn out, faded and broken stop signs & posts will be replaced and speed limit signs added to help remind drivers to slow down.  Manley has very few sidewalks, and therefore often has pedestrians, children and bikers on the streets. Please drive responsibly.

To: Village of Manley residents & friends

From: Jolene Dalton, Clerk

 2018 Pillage the Village Report

It turned out to be a beautiful day! The weather cooperated, the crowds turned out, and (hopefully) all had fun at our 11th annual Pillage the Village on August 18th.

The day started with the VFD’s usual delicious breakfast. 36 Craft Fair vendors set up displays of their wares and the Adult Kickball got underway with 7 teams competing in the double elimination tournament. The 22 vintage cars starting arriving as we honored long-time resident Bob Scott & his love of cars. The kids’ activities started around 10:00 with 5 teams competing for bragging rights in their Kickball Tournament. Their special activities during the day included a Cupcake Decorating Contest, “Make a Mini-Garden”, Coloring Contest, Face-Painting (compliments of the Louisville cheerleaders), Scavenger Hunt, and misc Lawn Games. We were thoroughly entertained by clogging groups from Omaha (Heartland Hoedowners) & Lincoln (Capital City Dance Shack) and Cheyenne, our D.J. from “Finch on the Run”, kept everyone informed of all the going-ons. Delicious food was available all day – from smoked ribs & turkey legs to the usual hot dogs & hamburgers. The Cass County EMS brought one of their vans for “public inspection”. It was a fun-filled day!

Of course, we couldn’t put on such a celebration without the help of our terrific volunteers. THANK YOU! to

Megan Barnes

Alisha Batenhorst

Linda Behrns

Mickey Dalton

Shawna DeMars

Michelle Fleishman

Tim & Laura Glas

Adam Goble

Pat Gruber

Chloe Hibler

Rob & Lacey Hobus

Brenda Ivy

Cheryl Jones

McKenna Jones

Renee McAndrew

Andrew Meyer

Mark Meyer

Terry & Betty Meyer

Dave Ortlieb

Jeff Powell

Brenda Promes

Ryan Rodwell

Cris Seyler

Trent Stott

Becky Swenson

Christal Swenson

Denise Swenson

Fr. Tom Weidel

Nikki Werschky

Adam Zierott

Bruce & Rhonda Zierott


THANK YOU! also to our sponsors whose monetary donations contribute greatly to our success:


American Soy Scents, Manley

Around the Spool Quilting Co., Louisville

Ash Grove Cement, Louisville

Ball Insurance Services, Eagle

Big Red Lighting & Electrical Springfield

Big Rig Truck Accessories, Gretna

Burrows Tracts Real Estate, Elmwood

Corn Growers State Bank, Murdock

Derby’s Heating & Air, Louisville

Eager Roofing and Siding, Louisville

Farmers & Merchants Bank, Weeping Water

First Nebraska Bank, Weeping Water

Hammons Family Funeral Services, Weeping Water

H-T-M Sales, Omaha

Hope’s Closet, Louisville

JEO Consulting Group, Wahoo

Langfeldt Overhead Door, Louisville

Midwest Farmers Coop, Elmwood

Mill Creek Auto Parts, Louisville

Mowen Owen’s Lawn Mowing, Elmwood

Pinnacle Bank, Louisville

Stock Seed Farms, Murdock

Syracuse Chiropractic Center, Syracuse

T.E.A.M. (Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands),


Weeping Water Dental, Weeping Water

Westover Rock & Sand, Weeping Water

Witte Physical Therapy, Louisville


And last, but not least, THANK YOU! to our friends who donated physical goods to help make our Village celebration/fundraiser a success:


Mickey & Jolene Dalton

Rebecca Goble

Kevin & Dawn Holdorf

Betty & Terry Meyer

Heath Petzoldt

Denise Swenson

American Soy Scents

Around the Spool Quilting Co.

Covington Crafts

Damsel in Defense

Faith Valley Farms


Junkyard Art

Keep Cass County Beautiful

Lila Rose

Lofte Community Theatre


Mr. Plantman Nursery

Oriental Trading Company

Palace of Crafts

Sassy Sewing

Stan’s Bakery-Plattsmouth

Tastefully Simple


Young Living

Your Creative Affair


OK – So who were the lucky winners of all the prizes given away during the day?

*Adult Kickball – 1st Place – the Ballbarians

2nd Place – Murdock VFD

*Car Show – Best of Show – Steven Bley, Murdock

Fan Favorite – Bob Scott

Judges’ Choice – Tom Ward, Murdock

Traveled the Farthest – Andrew Rozell, Bellevue

*Coloring Contest

Age 5 & Under: 1-Chloe Gerber, 2-Emsley Erhart, 3-Grayson Promes

Age 6-12: 1-Morgan Strong, 2-Peyton White, 3-Andrew Rozell

Age 13 & Over: 1-Chloe Hibler

*Cupcake Decorating Contest

Age 5 & Under: 1-Dakota Michael, 2-Samara McBride, 3-Herbie Robinson

Age 6-12: 1-Kelsey Haynes, 2-Payton Smart, 3-Shawn Robinson

Age 13 & Over: 1-Faith Offner, 2-Zach Hillabrand, 3-Tim Miles

*Garage Sale Drawing – Helen Batenhorst & Andrew Rozell

*Kids’ Kickball – 1st Place, Older Division-Elmwood-Murdock Jr. High

1st Place, Younger Division-Elmwood-Murdock Goudy

*Raffle – 1st (Lofte Season Tickets)-Derek Batenhorst, 2nd (Jellyroll Quilt)-Donna West, 3rd (Jellyroll Quilt)-Kelsey McSorley, 4th thru 17th.(Prizes donated by some of our Crafters)-Adam Zierott, Matt Zoz, Karen Bramman, Adam Zierott, Donna West, Eric Booe, Karen Bramman, Jodie Cooper, Karen Bramman, Jen McCart, Elaine Cooper, Bob Clements, Brenda Scott & Liz Holman.

*Scavenger Hunt – Age 5 & Under-Xander Powell & Age 6-12-Andrew Rozell

Congratulations to all!


Having achieved our previous goal of earning enough money to finance the installation of a Vertical Platform Lift in the Community Center, the profits from Pillage the Village are now being earmarked for the renovation of the ball field, remodeling the girls’ bathroom, installing an outdoor P.A system, and building an additional picnic shelter. We do not have the final figures from this year’s event yet but are sure we took a good step toward making these improvements to our Village. Thank you to everyone who came & enjoyed the day with us!


P.S. If you have any thoughts on how we could make Pillage the Village better, we are always open to your suggestions. Next year’s celebration will be Sat., August 17th so you can mark in on your calendar now.