Cortland Community News

By Adam German (402) 430-1877 - February 15, 2018

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Hopefully by the time this article hits your mailbox much of the snow will be melted. Last week and last weekend brought several small weather events that dropped two to three inches of snow on Cortland at a time. Not only did the sun finally come out last Sunday morning, but so did some volunteers. Jerry Vrbka did his part, plowing parking lots including the fire hall. Dustin McGee got up early and hit the streets. Travis Birkett finished up some driveways with his snow removal equipment and then helped clean up the street corners. I think last weekend Cortland set a record in the snow removal process. All the help is greatly appreciated. Let’s go ahead and start spring early, shall we? I wish I had a button for that.


Speaking of Jerry Vrbka, I nearly missed a pretty important date in his life. Jerry has been blessing his wife Leigh with his presence for twenty years as of Friday, Feb. 9th. Jerry still skips and twirls at the thought of his wonderful bride, Leigh; happy anniversary Vrbka’s!

Don’t mess up your kitchen for breakfast this Sunday. You don’t have to feed the kids, you don’t have to do anything except show up at the community center. The Cortland fire department won’t even mind if you show up in your pajamas. Just bring your hungry tummies and your pancake loving children to the Cortland community center this Sunday from 10 a.m. until around 1 p.m. The fire department will be once again serving up the town’s finest pancakes. Cristi will have her super delicious magical breakfast casserole available. Ham, sausage, juice, coffee, pancakes, specialty pancakes with blue berries or chocolate chips will all be readily available. The pancake feed is once again a free will donation event. This is the fire department’s way of saying “thank you” for all of your support. The Cortland fire department will once again also be offering gluten free pancakes. Just please be patient, these pancakes will be made once requested.


Along with the pancake feed comes Michelle German’s birthday. I am hoping once again to get the entire community center full of people for the pancake feed to sing the “Happy birthday” song to Michelle in perfect harmony. Michelle absolutely loves it when we do this for her. Michelle’s big day is Monday, Feb. 19th; happy birthday sugar muffin.


Just like that we are half way through February! The days are getting longer, they don’t seem much warmer but they are getting longer. Stay safe out there.





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