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Time is approaching for the 4th of July Celebration in Murdock! Watermelon, parade, friends, family, and of course PIE!! Start off your day with the run/walk and end it with fireworks at the ballpark.

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Elmwood Farmer's Market

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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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 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

Just one more weekend to see the wedding display at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum

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 Alumni updates are 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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Son-Shine is hosting a Superhero/Princess Fundraising event

Saturday, July 21st 9:30-11:30

St. Paul United Methodist Church

Spiderman, Batman, Moana, and Elsa will be at the event interacting with kids, signing autographed pictures, singing and posing for photos.

We will also have theme crafts, activities and donuts. Tickets are required for each child and can be purchased ahead of time at the link below for $22 each, or $25 each at the door the morning of the event.

All proceeds benefit Son-Shine daycare. The link to the tickets can also be found on the Son-Shine facebook page.

Register and buy your ticket here below


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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Bits and Pieces 402-994-5755

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00

Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00 Friday 9:00 – 5:00
Closed on Monday  

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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.

ElmwoodSeniorCenter Menu

Morning Coffee Bar 8:00 am

Coffee, Tea, Milk

(Milk available, please ask the cook)
Free will offering - suggested $1.00

Noon Meals (Eat in or Take-out)

 Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

Elmwood BubbleSoceer 2018

Bubble Soccer is coming back.

Mark your dates on the calendar now!! 

Get your teams together, it's a LOT of fun!

Elmwood Rescue's 4th Annual Bubble Soccer Fundraiser
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Don't forget to send me your news 

It's Summer and time for all kinds of activities

There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year

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Game Schedules

Business special events or Open Houses

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Alumni News

Holiday Events & photos (What Memorial Day Activities are planned, garden tours, plant sales etc)

SEND ME THE NEWS and PHOTOS to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 



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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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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
*Except the Bank Savings Individual Investment Option


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Bag the Butts for World No Tobacco Day

BtB Hickory Hill 12 previewPapillion, NE – May 31st, 2018 was World No Tobacco Day and Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands, along with 129 community volunteers “bagged the butts” in 17 playgrounds and parks in Cass and Sarpy County.

Cigarette waste is the #1 littered item on the planet. These butts are filled with cancer-causing chemicals that get into our soil, groundwater, lakes, streams, and playgrounds.

Volunteers picked up thousands of cigarette butts, dozens of chew containers/cigarette packs, and even an electronic cigarette. There were stark differences between park areas that have formal tobacco-free policies and those that don’t; with 7 cigarette butts being found in the Elmwood Park and hundreds at Walnut Creek in Papillion and Haworth Park in Bellevue.

Litter Gitters, a group of about 30 youth took part in the event. Jennelle Simon, the group founder, expressed her appreciation of the event, “I am glad the Litter Gitters were involved with T.E.A.M to clean up the cigarette butts. While they were picking up the park, they had a lot of pride about keeping their community clean. It also reinforced another negative impact of tobacco use and their commitment that they will never smoke or litter.”

Additional special thanks to Veridian Credit Union, Sarpy YMCA, Sarpy County Cooperative Head Start, Plattsmouth Chamber, Plattsmouth Community Center, CHI Health Midlands, Sarpy/Cass Health Department, and the Monster Hares 4-H Club for signing up teams.

For more information about Tobacco Free Parks, call Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) at 402.593.3022 or email autumn.burns@alegent.org.

Attached Picture: (L) Britta Lindseth (3) and Juliana Lindseth (6) pick up cigarette butts at Hickory Hills Park in Papillion.

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