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COVID-19 Situational Update

Many businesses have been able to reopen. While this is good news - please continue to be mindful and practice social distancing when appropriate. Many businesses are requiring patrons to wear masks in store - so make sure to keep one on hand! 

Please visit them and help them recover.
Restaurant dining rooms may open at 50 percent occupancy plus other guidelines at:

For the most up-to-date information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please click here.

Nebraska DHHS COVID-19 Information Line is open 8am-8pm 7 days a week: 402-552-6645


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Recognizing the Passing of a Local Icon Mark-Dean of "Herbie and The Hotheads"

Mark George Tilton

Mark George Tilton, age 66 of Union died July 13, 2020 at CHI St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City. Mark was born February 27, 1954 in Des Moines, IA, the son of Tom and Eleanor (Jensen) Tilton. He married Teresa Cole January 30, 1984 in Omaha. Mark owned and operated record stores in Texas and formerly lived in Irving, TX before moving to Union 38 years ago. He was a longtime musician and a Dallas Cowboys fan. Mark loved spending time with friends and family.  
Marshall Funeral obituary >>




4 H camp

4-H & Youth Development
Nebraska 4-H Summer Camp

Nebraska 4-H will be offering 3 days of socially distanced in-person camp at the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center in Gretna, Nebraska. Adventure Day Camps will take place on August 3, 5 & 7 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (with an extended evening option on Friday).

Sign up for 1 day OR all 3! Join us for zipline, fishing, canoeing, archery, crafts, water games and lots of fun!!!

All CDC, UNL, ACA and Local Health Department guidelines and regulations will be followed. More info, full camp descriptions and online registration click here.

Pricing: $80 per day (includes sack lunch and snack). $20 for extended Friday evening option (includes camper dinner). Registration includes a camper t-shirt!

Click here to see schedules



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2020 07 13 MRY MCC Blood Drive


Announcements & Local News


Recycling Symbol - Download the Original Recycle Logo  Union Recycling Trailer

I have recieved multiple questions about the absent recycling trailer - unfortunately I don't know much about the issue, so I reached out to a representative from Keep Cass County Beautiful for some insight. Here is what she was able to share with me -

"I have heard that there was abuse of the trailer program with illegal dumping of many large cardboard boxes and bags of recyclables left on the ground in the lot beside the trailer on more than one occasion. Union has only one maintenance employee who cares for and hauls the recycling to Omaha every 10 days. He does not have time to pick up and breakdown all the materials left irresponsibly along with all the other work to be done. The village chair person has halted the recycling trailer program until they can find a solution. And they are looking at adding recycling services within the village for those willing to pay for it.

So, I don’t know if the trailer will return or not. You could check with Melissa Hansen the Union village clerk for the latest information. Union residents might consider being on the agenda of the next village board meeting to express their concerns and maybe offer their help to supervise the trailer being open on a certain day/time."

It is very unfortunate that the trailer program has been suspended. It is very important that we educate ourselves on how to recycle responsibly! The June KCCB newsletter is attached below. KCCB is a great resource that provides loads of information on how and where to recycle all kinds of things. Their website can be found here -


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Recommendations For a Former Resident?

Recently, a former Union resident reached out to the newsletter asking if there are any historical records, pictures, etc kept anywhere to be viewed if they were to come visit. This person lived in Union in the 1960's. Does anyone have any pictures, articles, etc that they would be willing to share? Anything showing how Union has changed in the past 60 or so years? If so, please send along to - I would love to share with this former resident! 


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Sarpy auction inventory >>

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New - Small Business Survival Kit ( Click Here )

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A major goal for the project, was to make small business support as convenient as possible. If you have a small business, you know that job one, is to make your businesses as simple, and convenient as possible to interact with.


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211 Main St.,  Louisville, NE 68037

Are you anxious to get back to some good ol' country music!  We sure are!

We know you want to be safe and others do. too.  Not only yourself, but also for others, please be aware that social-distancing and wearing of masks will be MANDATORY in our small theater for the time-being.  Thank you for understanding.

$4 SHOW admission for all ages over 13.

FREE admittance for all under 13!


Sat., July 25, 7:30, Nightriders Band

Sat., August 8, 7:30 Midnight Wanderers


Sun., August 9, Sunday Jam Session. Bring your instrument and join us from 1-4:30 pm!

Located at 211 Main St., Louisville, NE. For more information, call 800-480-8797, ext. 211 or email us at


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