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 The Murdock 4th of July Celebration is just around the corner! Make plans to attend, get a float ready, get some running in for the Dillon Synovec Booster Club Run/Walk.

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Cass County Creative Cats Complete Community Service Project

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Members of the Cass County Creative Cats made fleece tie blankets to donate as a club community service project. Members shown in the photo include: Logan and Isabelle Hartman, Spencer and Harrison Koehn, Charlie Cawley, Maddie and Brantley Zierott (and junior assistant Jameson Zierott), Kate Zakaras, Michael and Erin Hynes. 4-H club alumnae member Megan Hawks assisted with this project.

Other club members supporting this community service effort include: Jacob Stewart, Dakota Glasshoff, Angela Brockhoff, Chase Acker, Katie Taylor, Morgan Jennings, Emmett Jones, Noah and Ben Willey, Dakota, Clayton and Austin Wagner, and Austin Hawks.


Elmwood Visitors

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Elmwood has Visitors who travel through town and YOU are their first impression. This lady stopped by at the Succulent Make and take workshop and she was looking for the Elmwood Cemetery. She saw cars parked outside and came in. Many people were very helpful and she left with a smile on her face, directions and the phone number for the G.A.R. Hall in case her relative was a veteran.


Elmwood Farmers Market

I won't be at the Farmers market this Saturday, but there is rumors a few other people will have some baked goods and some produce. 

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 Elmwood Park 

The Farmer's Market will be open from June to October and anyone is welcome to participate.

There is no sign-up sheet or a fee...just show up and set up and sell your items.

Vendors should set up on the north end of the parking lot and be considerate of others if there is an event going on in the park.

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ElmwoodNebraskaLibraryThe Summer Reading Program is off to a great start with over 30 kids participating. Here is a look back at the kickoff last weekend with the String Beans in the Park. If you weren't there you were missing a lot of fun. 

 Based out of Lincoln, Nebraska, the String Beans perform a wide variety of family-friendly songs about all the things kids love:  animals, cartoons, food, etc.  

 The Summer Reading Program "Library Rocks" kicked off we're going to continue to rock the summer. 

 It was a great time and just a taste of the fun you can have this summer at the library

Visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media. 

Library hours

Monday 3- 8pm

Tuesday 2-6pm

Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

Bess Streeter Aldrich House & Museum

If you haven't seen the Wedding exhibit at the Aldrich House then you are in for a treat. Wedding dresses from the elaborate to the simple and one made from a parachute. There is still two more weeks to visit. Here is just a preview.





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Elmwood Murdock Cheer Squad  

35481236 10217126651386329 1953505775108227072 nThe Elmwood Murdock Cheer Squad traveled to Kansas City June 13-17 to attend the Universal Cheer Association’s 2018 Summer Camp. This is a great opportunity for them to work with collegiate cheerleaders & coaches to continue to improve their skills, learn new material and compete against squads from the Missouri and Nebraska area.

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This year’s EM Cheer Squad, along with their coach Casey Clements, brought home daily Gold Ribbons in Sideline Cheer, Rally Dance Routine and Crowd Cheers. One the final day of competitions the Cheer Squad brought Home a Superior Trophy for overall performances, 3rd place in the Rally Dance Routine and they were presented the UCA Leadership Award. The Leadership Award is given to the squad based on the votes of the 150 other cheerleaders that attend the camp.

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The cheerleaders are asked which team consistently exhibited leadership throughout the camp as well as what squad you would want to be a part of if you were not on your current team. The Leadership Award is UCA’s highest camp honor given at each camp.

35488060 10217126650746313 3142319294910562304 nIn addition to their squad awards, Brianna Scattergood was awarded with the “Pin It Forward” Award for Leadership, helpfulness to other cheerleaders and ability to work with others. Brianna also won the All American award which is given by individual tryout at camp. This award is given to the top 5% of cheerleaders at camp and it gives Brianna the opportunity to represent Elmwood Murdock at the New Year’s Day Parade on London England!

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The Cheer Squad had a great time enjoying time at World’s of Fun and dinner at The Cheesecake Factory the day before camp started to have some fun and bond as a team. We had a great week and are really looking forward to incorporating our new skills on the sidelines at EM games this year!

 Alumni updates are that easy. Send me a photo, or two or three and just a quick couple of sentences. Let's recognize Elmwood-Murdock Alumni who are having a unique experience, achieved a new accomplishment, or celebrating a new job.

Send your alumni news to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com and let's recognize the achievements of our alumni. 

Northwestern University Spring Academic Honors
Nebraska Wesleyan University has released their Academic Honors List for Spring 2018. To be honored, students must earn a 3.75 GPA or above while completing 12 or more credit hours. Several local students were honored.

Congratulations to these local students who were named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Spring 2018 Dean’s List.


Brenna Anne Backemeyer,

junior, Dean's List, College of Business, marketing; Dean's List, College of Education and Human Sciences, business, marketing and information technology. 


Kara Ann Zimmerman,

junior, Dean's List, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, agribusiness.

Katelyn Bornemeier, Murdock
Whitney Koehn, Elmwood
Sheridan Spohr, Alvo

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Spring 2018 Chancellor's List 

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To qualify for the Chancellor's List, students must earn a grade point average of 4.0 for courses taken at UNO during the semester, provided 12 or more quality hours were completed.

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BACHLE RANDAL Murdock NE United States
WARNER TRENTON Murdock NE United States
COOPER ASHTYN Elmwood NE United States
OCONNELL EMILIE Elmwood NE United States

To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a GPAs of 3.5 or better for courses taken at UNO during the semester, provided a minimum of 12 quality hours were completed.

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To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time coursework.

  School Events - Calendar Reminders


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There is a wealth of information on the new Elmwood-Murdock website. It is updated on a daily basis by various teachers and department heads.    

Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website (it's to the right) ---->>>>

If the date is TAN (Beige) then there is something to do in town that day!! 

Send me Elmwood-Murdock events you would like me to place on the calendar at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com    

 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

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Join VBS on July 23-27

All kids ages 4 through 6th grade are invited to join Vacation Bible School on July 23-27 from 6:15-8:15 p.m.

The event will be held at the Murdock Methodist Church. VBS will be hosted by the Murdock Methodist, Elmwood Methodist, and Elmwood Christian churches.

This year’s theme is “Hero Central” and kids won’t want to miss the chance to meet local heroes and learn about having power in their own lives. Join the fun for singing, crafts, games, science discoveries and daily lessons.

The week will end with a family program and celebration on Friday, July 27.

The cost to attend is $7 per child or $14 per family. Contact kareykoehn@gmail.com with questions.

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Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association

The latest newsletter of the Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association has just been released. Here is a sneak peek in PDF format and below.  

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 Elmwood Community Development Agency

The next Strategic Planning Meeting is set for June 26, 2018, at 7:00 pm. Come with a list of ideas on how you would like Elmwood to grow and look in the next 5-10-25 and maybe even 50 years. It's progressive forward thinking that keeps our community alive and prosperous. 

Community development is a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.  Community well-being  (economic, social, environmental and cultural) often evolves from this type of collective action being taken at a grassroots level.

For Elmwood to develop and improve we must have a strategic plan which will help guide future community and economic development of Elmwood.

There is funding available for sustainable projects that bring economic development to Elmwood.

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 Elmwood Community Center 

The Elmwood Community Center provided daily lunches Monday through Friday for anyone who wants a good home cooked meal for a very reasonable price...$5 per person! The Center not only hosts daily meals but it is also a facility that is rented out for meetings, receptions, and family reunions. It is a wonderful facility that provides a great service to the community.

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Morning Coffee Bar 8:00 am

Coffee, Tea, Milk

(Milk available, please ask the cook)
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 Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

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Water Rescue- Vacation Bible Study

July 16- 19th 6:00 - 8:30 pm

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  2018 County Fair Quilt Raffle

"Remember last year's quilt block contest at the 2017 County Fair? Everyone who saw all the quilt blocks commented that the finished quilt would really be pretty. It is finished and ready for this year's raffle at the 2018 County Fair. Do be ready to purchase your raffle tickets when at the fair!"

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Upcoming dates spur request to fly and honor U.S. & Nebraska flags

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LINCOLN – Secretary of State John Gale says two approaching dates afford Nebraskans the privilege of flying their U.S. and Nebraska flags, with pride. The first occasion, National Flag Day, falls on June 14.

“The U.S. flag strongly represents and symbolizes the American values of freedom, liberty, and democracy,” Gale noted. “We sometimes take for granted the privileges we enjoy as citizens – but those flags serve as perfect reminders to our neighbors and the world.”

Just a few weeks after National Flag Day, Americans have the opportunity to fly their flags again on the Fourth of July.

“To me, Independence Day has always provided an opportunity to reflect on the heroic efforts of our military men and women and what their sacrifices have meant to our nation from the time of the Revolutionary War until now.”

Through the years, Gale has used both holidays as an opportunity to promote a free and popular service provided by his office.

“Every year hundreds of people send requests, along with their flags, to my office so that they can be flown over the State Capitol. The service is free. The only requirements are that a flag must be provided to the office, along with the information about when, why and for whom the flag should be flown.”

Those who wish to have a flag flown over the State Capitol should call 402-471-4070 for additional information. Flags are flown Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays. Each flag is accompanied by a keepsake certificate signed by Gale detailing the date and purpose of the flight.

Laura Strimple

Assistant Secretary of State & Communications Director




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Thursdays by the pool
Opening day is May 31st. In the community park next to the swimming pool, 6th and D St, from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, through August 30th. New vendors are still welcome.


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 Work to Begin on N-63 Alvo North Realignment

March 15, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) — Weather permitting, work is scheduled to continue the week of March 19 on N-63, between Alvo and I-80, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Knife River, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa has the $11,758,926 contract. Work will include realignment of N‑63, culverts and box culverts, and wetland mitigation. This will be the second of two phases of work.

During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 (Alvo) to Reference Post 9+68 (Church Road). A marked detour will be in place along I-80 to N-66 to N-50 to US-34 for southbound traffic and along US-34 to N-50 to N-66 to I-80 for northbound traffic. This portion of the project is anticipated to be completed in November 2018.

The Department’s project manager is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through work zones and along detours.

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June 23 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band

July 7 - Kenny Briton & Friends

July 21 - Rodger Roberts & Friends

August 4 - Irish Donahoo & Friends

August 18 - Terry Hovey & Friends

September 1 - Steve Jensen & Friends

September 15 - Larry Hanson & Friends

September 29 - Fred Larson &Friends

October 13 - FREE ADMISSION! CCMT Anniversary Show!
October 27 - Frank Bigelow & Friends

November 10 - Warren Brewer & Friends

November 24 - Josh Krohn & Dirty River Ramblers

December 8 - Christmas Show,

(Young musicians, up to 16 years old will be entertaining!)

** 7 PM, Monday, December 31, New Year's Eve Party! 

Stenberg Reminds Young Photographers, Families of

June 30 Deadline for NEST on the Farm Drawing

Lincoln, Neb. (June 13, 2018) – The deadline for entries in the 2018 NEST on the Farm Fun Photo Drawing is June 30, Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg reminded Nebraska families. Six winners will each receive a $1,000 NEST 529 College Savings Plan contribution in the drawing, which is open to children age 13 and younger and their families.

Nebraska residents can submit farm- or ranch-themed photos taken of or by children 13 years old or younger to be eligible to win one of the six $1,000 NEST 529 contributions. Entries are accepted by mail and online at NEST529.com/scholarships. Entries also are accepted on the NEST 529 Facebook page in a tab on the right, titled “NEST on the Farm.”

“As Trustee of NEST 529, I look forward to this annual event and to hosting the winners in the Family Fun Zone at the Nebraska State Fair. NEST on the Farm provides a perfect opportunity for families to begin saving for the expense of higher education and to learn about effective ways to save through our excellent state-sponsored college savings program, which provides significant tax benefits for Nebraska savers,” Stenberg said.

“There’s no better place to emphasize the values of farm and ranch life and the importance of agriculture to the state’s economy than the Nebraska State Fair,’ Stenberg said. “The NEST on the Farm photos cause us all to stop and appreciate the rural life around us and the values of hard work, honesty, and family that rural life promotes and we all appreciate.”

Money for the NEST 529 contributions comes from First National Bank of Omaha, Program Manager of NEST. To enter the NEST on the Farm drawing, the photographer or the subject must be 13 years old or younger as of June 30, 2018. Submissions will be split into two age groups: newborn to 5 years old and 6 to 13 years old. In mid-July, NEST randomly will select one winner from each age group in each of Nebraska’s three congressional districts.

For scholarship contest rules, visit NEST529.com/scholarships. Contest rules also are available at treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/scholarships.

About NEST 529

The Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST 529) is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 254,000 accounts, including 80,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.

About First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska and its affiliates have more than $21 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* · No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee · May Lose Value
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(PAPILLION, NE) –Keeping New Year’s self-improvement promises can be difficult. Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands and the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline want to help you make 2018 a tobacco-free year.
Through June 15 (while supplies last), the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is providing extra assistance for those who are ready to quit with a two-week supply of no-cost nicotine replacement therapy.
"Quitting isn't easy, but with the Quitline, tobacco-users have a whole team of support on their side," Autumn Sky Burns, T.E.A.M. Coordinator said. "Get the tools you need to be successful by calling1-800-QUIT-NOW, talking with your healthcare provider, and building that support from friends and family.
Call the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline (available 24/7) and ask about the no-cost nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. This offer is available for Nebraska residents who are 18 years of age or older. Callers will be screened for medical eligibility to receive the medication, which is shipped directly to the caller’s home. All information provided to the Quitline is confidential.¬
“It is never too late to quit. Quitting brings immediate advantages to not just tobacco-users, but their families are well,” Burns said.
For help quitting, the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), and for Spanish services at 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-355-3569). Translation services are also available in more than 170 languages. For additional resources visitwww.QuitNow.ne.gov.

Funding for this project is provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

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