General John Pershing and the family of World War I hero Sergeant Alvin York visited Nebraska for the Chautauqua in June. They were sponsored by Cattle National Bank and Trust Company, Van and Becky Vahle, and Zabka Funeral Home – Greg and Dixie Zabka, Brad and Jill Perdue.
They arrived in Seward on Tuesday, June 13th and stayed at the Nebraska National Guard Museum. That evening the Rivoli Theater showed Sgt York starring Gary Cooper at 7pm with meet and greet following (free movie courtesy of the NENG Museum Society). The entourage was available for a meet and greet at the kick off for the Chautauqua on Wednesday, June 14th at the City Band-Shell starting at 5pm. A meal was provided by Seward Noon Kiwanis ($).
General Pershing is the actor Dave Shuey. He is nationally renowned re-enactor of the general and has been featured at many events in celebration of World War I. He lives in Newville, Pennsylvania.
The Sgt York family is traveling the country and promoting the legacy of America’s most decorated WWI hero. Sergeant Alvin York was memorialized in the 1941 Gary Cooper movie of the same name. The Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation is based in Pall Mall, Tennessee and Chatel Chehery, France. It is a foundation based on service to others.
The Museum would like to thank the Cattle National Bank, Van and Becky Vahle and the Zabka Funeral Home – Greg and Dixie Zabka, Brad and Jill Perdue for their generous sponsorship of General Pershing and the York Family. The Museum would also like to thank Julie and Chuck Wisehart at the Rivoli for showing the movie and entertaining that evening.
During the week of April 24th, staff from Cattle National Bank & Trust Co. visited area schools to talk to kids about the value of saving money. This was part of a national effort by banks across the county who each year, visit schools to teach the value of saving money.
Fifth graders were the primary audience, but we also presented to 4th grade. We talked about the history of money, understanding what compulsive buying is and how it can rob you of the money in your pocket. We talked about how money saved over time can grow exponentially and we showed examples of how your money can be saved. We ended each class with a cool video of a silver mint in operating making silver coins.
In all we reached more than 200 students while visiting Seward Middle School and Arnold Elementary in Lincoln.
Moo-lah made a recent visit to Arnold Elementary in Lincoln for their Family Math and Science Night. He had activities for families to complete together that taught lessons about identifying currency as well as saving money. Those that completed the lesson were also awarded a prize. Moo-Lah and The Cattle National Bank employees present had a great time and look forward to visiting Arnold Elementary again in the future!
Photo by Amanda Woita/SCI
Photo caption: On Dec. 22, Cattle National Bank and Trust Co. distributed money from the fire fund that was set up to help residents affected by a Dec. 8 fire that destroyed apartments above Seward’s Attic. The bank also donated $2,500 to the Seward Volunteer Fire Department for its work containing the fire. Pictured are, from left: (front row) Sherry Anderson, resident; Josh Glover, resident; Rhasta Bialas, resident; Shannon Bialas, resident; Lisa Kimsey, Seward VFD; Alex Volnek, Seward VFD; Kelby Nitz, Seward VFD; and Brian VanDerslice, Seward VFD; and (back row) Ryne Seaman, Cattle Bank president and CEO; Becky Vahle, Cattle Bank vice president; James Clemons, resident; John Singleton, Seward VFD; Christopher Williams, friend of Shannon Bialas; Landon Dirks, Seward VFD; Cody Pollak, Seward VFD; Travis Pollak, Seward VFD; Mark Suhr, Seward VFD; Dan Lieb, Seward VFD; Mike VanDerslice, Seward VFD; Kent Auman, Seward VFD; and Jay Cattle, Cattle Bank chairman of the board.
by Amanda Woita
Cattle National Bank and Trust Co. recently presented checks to the residents affected by the Dec. 8 downtown fire and the Seward Volunteer Fire Department.
On Dec. 22, Cattle Bank President and CEO Ryne Seaman said roughly $9,000 has been donated to the fire fund set up by the bank. That day’s check presentation was the second time money had been distributed to the people who lived in the apartments above the antique store, Seward’s Attic.
“The community has been extremely generous,” Seaman said.
The Dec. 8 fire began at around 1 a.m. that day and destroyed the building on the east side of the Courthouse Square. Firefighters worked for more than 12 hours to contain the fire.
In addition to distributing those funds to the residents, Seaman said Cattle Bank itself donated $2,500 to the Seward Volunteer Fire Department as a token of their thanks, as the firefighters kept the fire from spreading to the bank.
“Thank you for all that you do,” Seaman told the firefighters.
Seaman said there will be a third distribution of funds to the residents at a later time.
The 17th annual Cattle Classic tipped off on Friday afternoon inside Walz Arena. The basketball classic featured a total of four men’s games and four women’s games over the course of the two-day extravaganza. The event, co-sponsored by Concordia and The Cattle National Bank & Trust Co., raises money and food for the Blue Valley Community Action’s Food Pantry. Pac N Save of Seward also matched all canned food donations.