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Some City Services Closed

After much consideration and reports from local health officials regarding the coronavirus, the city has decided to put the citizens and staff's health first and close some of its services. As of noon on Monday, March 16, the community center, senior center, and library will be closed for at least two weeks. The senior center is still offering Meals on Wheels, and the library is making exceptions for overdues. Please see the library's web page for more details.

No water payments will be accepted in person. Please use the online payment system or drop your payment in the drop-box outside city hall (envelopes will be available) or mail it.

Article courtesy of the City of Plattsmouth website:


City of Plattsmouth

March 12

The latest from the Sarpy / Cass Health Department:


At this point, there is no evidence of community spread. The best anyone should do is practice the best hygiene protocols. Any person who experiences symptoms should remain home and consult with a physician.

Sarpy / Cass Health Department is routinely posting updated information.

 Article courtesy of the City of Plattsmouth Facebook page:

Updated COVID-19 Information

Law Enforcement, EMs, Schools, Elected Officials –

I apologize for the mass email and yet I find that ensuring you all have up-to-date information is key. Below is a outline of the most recent information that has come down from CDC to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. As of right now we only have one confirmed case in Cass County within our jurisdiction and yet I fully expect that to change and for more cases to be identified within the Department’s jurisdiction and across the Omaha Metro Area.

Latest News from CDC and/or State of Nebraska DHHS:

- CDC has declared that worldwide, including many states in the U.S., community transmission is occurring. This week Nebraska confirmed its first case of community transmission. Our neighbor to the east, Iowa, is also beginning to identify community transmission.

- Multiple large-scale exposure events have been identified in Omaha and Sarpy County (Gretna Walmart – March 5th – 10 am – 8 pm), which raise concerns about additional community transmission regionally and possibly statewide.

- CDC is recommending that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more.

o Nebraska Public Health recommendations will also go one step further when community spread is documented to say community gatherings should be limited to 20-25.

- All returning travelers have an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 and therefore should limit public interactions, practice strict social-distancing, and self-monitor for symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever greater than 100.4).

o If a returning traveler develops fever or respiratory illness, they need to IMMEDIATELY self-isolate and report to a provider or to our Department.

- Travelers that are returning from CDC level 3 locations and domestic travel to areas where there is documented widespread sustained transmission (Seattle, Westchester County, NY, Santa Clara County CA,) are at increased risk and of special concern. These individuals should self-quarantine for 15 days and immediate report symptoms to consistent with COVID-19 to their health care provider.

- With the number of cities that have documented widespread sustained transmission changing frequently public health has a call today to discuss this greater detail. I will keep you informed on this as it evolves.

That is what I have for now – please let me know what other questions you have or how the Department can support you in your work - sarah


Sarah Schram, MS RD


Sarpy/Cass Health Department

701 Olson Drive #101

Papillion, NE 68046


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American Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply

Nearly 2,700 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled across the country due to coronavirus concerns, resulting in some 86,000 fewer blood donations

OMAHA, Neb. (March 17, 2020) – The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.

Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the Red Cross by visiting, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

As the coronavirus pandemic has grown here in the U.S., blood drive cancellations have grown at an alarming rate. To date, nearly 2,700 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled across the country due to concerns about congregating at workplaces, college campuses and schools amidst the coronavirus outbreak. These cancellations have resulted in some 86,000 fewer blood donations. More than 80% of the blood the Red Cross collects comes from drives held at locations of this type.

Here in the Nebraska-Iowa Region, 11 blood drives have been canceled, resulting in 386 fewer blood donations. The Red Cross is adding appointment slots at donation centers and expanding capacity at many community blood drives across the country over the next few weeks to ensure ample opportunities for donors to give.

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need
The Red Cross expects the number of cancellations to continue to increase, which is causing heightened concern for blood collection organizations and hospitals across the country. This blood shortage could impact patients who need surgery, victims of car accidents and other emergencies, or patients suffering from cancer.

“I am looking at the refrigerator that contains only one day’s supply of blood for the hospital,” said Dr. Robertson Davenport, director of transfusion medicine at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. “The hospital is full. There are patients who need blood and cannot wait.”

“In our experience, the American public comes together to support those in need during times of shortage and that support is needed now more than ever during this unprecedented public health crisis,” said Chris Hrouda, president, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “Unfortunately, when people stop donating blood, it forces doctors to make hard choices about patient care, which is why we need those who are healthy and well to roll up a sleeve and give the gift of life.”

The Red Cross is committed to blood drive safety
“We know that people want to help, but they may be hesitant to visit a blood drive during this time. We want to assure the public that blood donation is a safe process, and we have put additional precautions in place at our blood drives and donation centers to protect all who come out,” said Hrouda.

The Red Cross has implemented new measures to ensure blood drives and donation centers are even safer for our donors and staff, including:
Checking the temperature of staff and donors before entering a drive to make sure they are healthy.
Providing hand sanitizer for use before the drive, as well as throughout the donation process.
Spacing beds, where possible, to follow social distancing practices between blood donors.
Increasing enhanced disinfecting of surfaces and equipment.
At each blood drive and donation center, Red Cross employees already follow thorough safety protocols to help prevent the spread of any type of infection, including:
Wearing gloves and changing gloves with each donor.
Routinely wiping down donor-touched areas.
Using sterile collection sets for every donation.
Preparing the arm for donation with an aseptic scrub.
There is no data or evidence that this coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion, and there have been no reported cases of transfusion transmission for any respiratory virus including this coronavirus worldwide.

“Volunteer donors are the unsung heroes for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. If you are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give, please schedule an appointment to give now,” added Hrouda.

Blood donation process
To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.

Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.:


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Due to the impending threat of   COVID – 19 (the new coronavirus) in our area, Louisville Care Center is restricting all visitors.  Under extenuating circumstances we may allow for immediate family members.  Routine social visits are discouraged. We assure you, we are being proactive and using caution to keep our residents safe.     


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PCS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update-Mar. 13, 2020
-A safe and healthy learning environment is a top priority for our students, parents, staff members, and anyone that visits our school district. Given careful consideration of Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from the Sarpy County/Cass County Health Department, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and other Nebraska officials, it seems prudent for our buildings to remain closed during spring break. So, all acti
vities, practices, and other events are cancelled from now through Sun., Mar. 22. This will allow additional time for deep cleaning and planning for future situations of this nature. I plan to send another status update by Fri., Mar. 20, 2020. Please follow the steps to prevent illness that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at Our school social workers are working with community partners to identify resources for families in need of assistance. If you or someone you know needs assistance with water, food, or other supplies, please contact the school social worker at the building where your child attends school. Early childhood-Bri Renninger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., elementary school-Sarah Coniglio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., middle school-Sara Barada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and high school-Keryl Mines at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your patience and understanding, as we remain focused on a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, parents, staff members, and anyone that visits our school district. Superintendent Dr. Richard E. Hasty


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President: Karen Tesarek-Parsons

First Vice President: Nancy Johnson

2nd Vice President: Tom Beckman

Treasurer: Brian Harvey

Secretary: Susie Nielsen

Members-at-Large: Shari Dunlap (2019-2020), Russ Kathol (2020-2021), Dennis Keil (2019-2020) & Tammy Lanum (2020-2021)

Advisors (appointed by the president): Terry Little & Deb Null


The Plattsmouth Harvest Festival is the oldest, continuous harvest festival in Nebraska. Now in its 89th year, the family-friendly event is 4 days of pageantry, parades, carnival rides, antique tractor show and races, craft fair, car show and shine, contests and games, lots of music and entertainment for all ages, and much, much more. For more info, please visit



Historian Harlan at Herban Coffee Lab

The second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am at Herban Coffee Lab.
Historian Harlan will share stories of local characters from the early last century. It's always interesting and interactive.   


Plattsmouth Main StreetPlattsmouth Main Street Association

Seeking Individuals who are interested in serving on a committee for the purpose of a Farmers/Specialty Market on Main Street In Plattsmouth for the 2020 season. This is for the committee. Vendors will be sought at a later date. Please message on the Facebook page with interest. 


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Main St sidewalk sales

Join us in Historic Downtown Plattsmouth and see what deals are waiting for you!
Browse the blocks and snag steals and deals from some amazing locally owned businesses.
Don't forget to circle back for some lunch or a treat!

Hosted by Plattsmouth Main Street Association


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Employment 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.  Grounds Maintenance job description

Twin Rivers Water Park positions

TWIN RIVERS WATER PARK is now taking applications for Assistant Managers (Job Requirements: Current Lifeguard Certification and a Pool Operator Certificate), Lifeguards (Job Requirement: Current Lifeguard Certification), Concessions Coordinator and Admissions/Concessions/Rotators staff. Must be 16 or older. For additional information, contact Liz Glup, 402-296-5800, option 2. Applications and job descriptions are available at the Plattsmouth Community Center, at City Hall, 136 N. 5th St., Plattsmouth, NE 68048, or online here. All applications must be turned in at City Hall by Friday, May 15. If after hours, place in utility payment drop box. Subject to Veteran’s Preference. EOE

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Swim Lesson Instructor

The City of Plattsmouth is accepting applications for Swim Lesson Instructors at the Plattsmouth Community Center. Must be comfortable with people, young children, and have the ability to swim. Applications and job descriptions are available at City Hall, 136 N. 5th St., Plattsmouth, NE 68048, or online here. Return applications and signed job descriptions to City Hall. Open until filled. If after hours, place in the utility payment drop box. Subject to veterans preference. EOE. Swim Lesson Instructor job description


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Other Surrounding Area Events... 


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Farm Little Farmers DAY CAMP


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Bring the family for a fun night of LIVE entertainment!  Come to dance or just sit back and enjoy the music!


Cancelled: Saturday, March 21, Rayne McGill & Friends, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 4, Nebraska Country Roads with Elaine Behrends, 7:30 pm*

Sunday, April 5, COUNTRY GOSPEL SHOW, 2 pm

Saturday, April 18, Plum Tuckered Band, 7:30
Sunday, April 19, (due to Easter Sunday on 2nd Sunday), 1pm


We jam the 2nd Sunday of each month, at 1:00, except in May when it's the 3rd Sunday.

Beginners are always welcome! Bring your instrument and a snack to share. Jam Sessions are FREE!

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For updates call 1-800-480-8797, ext. 211 or drop us an email at

Cornhusker Country Music Theater, 211 Main St, Louisville, NE, is a nonprofit, 501 c 3, organization
Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater.




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The next time will be Thursday, March 26th.



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