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Howells was a great place for the Quasquicentennail Celebration on Friday, June 1, Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, 2012

Where do we begin ... to thank this entire community for their support and assistance, not only during the Q125 Celebration weekend, but during the past 2 - 1/2 years of planning and fundraising.

Where do we begin ... to acknowledge the sacrifice by so many who worked so hard. We think especially of Terri Belina, Donna Brester and Scot Lerch who during the entire weekend never left that lunch stand,and who along with their many shifts of volunteers, provided all our guests with great and untiring service and still smiled at us while doing it!

Where do we begin ... to thank Lyn, Michael, Gerald, and Dawn for their dedicated services to the Q! Your many hours of prep work made so many things run so much easier for us. Where do we begin ... to thank those who magically appeared early in the morning to pick up our mess... the 4-H clubs, the Boy Scouts and the Howells Youth Ball Teams who with their leaders and parents were there to get even the tiniest trash. And all those people who just showed up to take care of anything we needed. We can't even count how many times someone said, "Point me at something I can do!" Where do we begin ... to thank those many committee heads who took over their event and ran with it, finding their own volunteers, and making a success of it all.  Where do we begin ... to thank those many volunteers who did not say "No" when we called, and to the many, many who worked not only one event, not only one shift, but continued to volunteer for more and more, (even if they had family home to visit, even if standing for 3 hours was not easy, even if they had other things they would rather do!).  Where do we thank those who cleaned up, planted flowers and polished this community to show all our guests and visitors what a welcome place Howells is. Thanks to all those who used their talents for their community, whether it be baking pies, painting bar quilts and murals, lending their skills in building, leadership and organizing, using their musical and dancing gifts to entertain, photography or praying for good weather... you all came through for your community.  Thanks to our spouses who spent 2-1/2 years working along side of us, supporting us all the way and not complaining (too much) about another cold sandwich or frozen pizza ... who turned a team of 8 into a team of 16 (not counting the kids who were also along for the ride).  And what a ride it was.. Wow!  What a weekend! Where do we begin... to tell you how PROUD we are of this community and its people?  THANK YOU, HOWELLS, FOR THE MEMORIES!   Proud to be Your "Team Q"

   HOWELLS Q125 QUILT Committee
A special thanks to all the people who set up the frames, sorted and hung the quilts, worked the Quilt Show and took the quits down and dismantled the frames in record time. Thanks to the owners of the quilts and the decorating items that made everything special. Any questions, contact Monica Tomka at (402) 986-1326.

Q125 PHOTO's available for sale.
Visit the web site:

Q125 Logo Souvenirs ON SALE, if interested contact Gary Baumert (email) or call Lynn/Jean Blum at (402) 986-1175.

       Pocket Knife $20.00;

Howells Q125 COOKBOOK
               Available for sale at Baumert Furniture Inc. (402) 986-1515 and Faltin Meat Market in Howells.
               Price $15.00 for this Q125 cookbook. If you would like to place an order for this cookbook, please use the E-Mail below. We would prefer not to mail them, because YOU WILL be paying for the postage.
     E-Mail to:

  Howells Historical Society selling the new 125 Howells Centennial History Book for $28.00. 
Contact:  Wayne or Cheryl Molacek  PO Box 24, Howells, NE 68642 at 402-986-1610;
Send your emails to Kathy Heard at 986-1142  e-mail:
Books will be available at Howells Journal.

HOWELLS Q125 DVD's. The DVDs are a collection of video footage and photos from the entire weekend.
5 DVD Set ...$20.00
To order, contact Dawn Gall (402) 986-1666 days and (402) 986-1357 evenings or email:
Send your money to: Dawn Gall, PO BOX 351, Howells, NE 68641

Petr House Bed & Breakfast, 220 West 3rd Street, Clarkson NE 68629 (402)892 3595
email: or visit their web page
Sir Richard's Room @ 220 Center Street, Howells NE Call (402) 270-0512 for reservation
The Cottage on Pine Street; Clarkson(402) 892-3286
Annie's B&B at 310 Cherry St.; Clarkson (402) 892-3660
West Point: The Bed & Breakfast at 606 N Lincoln (402) 372-5356
West Point: Horizon Inn (402)372-1959 or (877)372-1959 or
West Point: Super 8 Motel (402) 372-3998
West Point campground (402)372-2466
Wisner River Park campground(402)529-6616
Wisner: Midwest Motel (402) 529-6910
Schuyler Park (402)352-3101
Schuyler: Johnnie's Motel (402) 352-5454
Columbus: Western Extended Stay Hotel (402) 564-1266
Leigh Centennial Park (402)-487-3303
Leigh: Maple Creek Recreation Area/Dam call ahead (402)750-3513 Leonard
Clarkson camping area call (402) 892-3100 (first come-first serve)
Dodge campground - Contact Village Clerk in Dodge

Q125 Officers are: Pam Barta and Gary Baumert Co-Chairman, Kathy Heard V.P., Secretary - Denise Dostal and Melissa Grovijohn as Treasurer.

For more information about past Q125 activities or visiting Howells, contact the Village Clerk at (402) 986-1666.


SATURDAY, Sept 7, 2013 Howells BBQ and Brew at Howells Ballroom. BBQ'ers needed. Contact Angie Luther by email. This includes tailgate party for UNL football.

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