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 It's County Fair Time!!

We wait for it all year, it's the social event of the county. The Cass County Fair is looked forward to by thousands of people who carry on traditions year after year from entering exhibits in Open class to watching the tractor pulls. Although the fair does not "officially" start until Wednesday the grounds were abuzz starting Sunday with activity. 


Starting Sunday afternoon people started entering projects in the Open class division, animals started arriving and excitement was definitely in the air. 


All this happens with volunteers. A LOT of volunteers. Thank you to everyone. Next week photos of the fair. 

If you have photos please feel free to share them by emailing editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

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Elmwood’s Main Street Revitalization Project

The Elmwood Community Development Agency kicked off the Elmwood Main Street Revitalization project with the help of three agencies; Nebraska Main Street Network, Inc., Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council, and OPPD - Economic Development. The representatives from those groups, Elizabeth Chase, Jennifer Serkiz, and Brook Aken, made a presentation to the Main Street Revitalization Committee in June.

The presentation covered statistics about Elmwood and described the process for revitalizing a main street. The ladies covered the steps that it takes to undertake a project like this.

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The first step is to gather information from the residents of Elmwood. We have divided the project into three categories. The first is the simple projects and activities. What are the things that we can do right now to improve the look of main street and to generate a positive energy? The second category is the intermediate projects and activities.

These involve increasing level of difficulty and involvement of volunteers, professionals, and planners. The third category is the most challenging. This is the difficult projects and activities. It is more complex and intensive. This is where the rubber hits the road and the big projects get done. Whether it is redevelopment of buildings or construction of new, this is where that happens.

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Now that we have identified the steps we are looking for ideas that go under each category. The committee has already identified some ideas but we would like to hear from those who have not been able to attend the meetings.

We recognize that there is a big interest in this project but not everyone has time to attend the meetings. We would still like to hear your input so we are reaching out to you and hope that you can respond with your input.

Please read the following pages that I have commandeered from the presentation so you will understand the information we are looking to gather from you. There are some pictures from other communities to show what they have done in projects similar to this.

I have included a list at the end that the committee has already identified so please don’t repeat those ideas. We want to make sure we have gathered all the ideas possible so please respond if you have input.

On Tuesday, August 21st we will be having a prioritizing meeting where we decide which ideas are more important and which we think are achievable.

Please send your responses by Thursday, August 16th.

Elmwood Park News

More Elmwood Park fun is planned for the next couple of months and you don't want to miss any of it! There is a Color Run, a Bubble Soccer game, and BBQ lunch. 


Volunteers are needed to make the Color Run a Success. 

You can throw color, hand out water, or a myriad of other FUN things to do. 

volunteers needed Not the volunteering type? Then we also need spectators and cheering squads.

There will be delicious a Pulled Pork BBQ served by Hanks catering.

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Small Towns Off the Country Road

The newest Elmwood-Murdock tourism brochure is complete and ready for distribution, just in time for the Cass County Fair. Our communities have so much to offer. Take a look at the brochure HERE,...I think you will agree, it's beautiful and impressive. 

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It's just around the corner. E-M Public Schools are back in session August 16.

While the school libraries are a wonderful source for books and reference materials, don't forget your public library has many Pulitzer Prize winners, literary classics, and new titles coming in all of the time.

We also utilize an interlibrary loan program to borrow books from other locations throughout the state! 

Our librarians are familiar with the AR program that the school utilizes to encourage young readers. We can help make decisions by looking-up almost any book title to see its point value for your child! 

Some of our latest additions are:

The Most Magnificent Thing (0.5 pts)

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! (0.5 pts)

Dork Diaries: Not So Secret Crush Catastrophe (3 pts)

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood (2 pts)

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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

Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

Elmwood has a  "Little Free Pantry" in town. Bet you didn't know about it? Or maybe you did and didn't know what it was all about. It's a little cabinet located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall. 

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The items in it are FREE for those who are needy, don't have food in their cabinets and need just a little something to get them by till the next day. Various people donate items to put in the cupboard, and they notice that several items do disappear. 

Spread the news. Stop by and put something in when you come back from grocery shopping. If you know a family or anyone struggling, let them know this resource is available in town. 

What can you donate, what may you find?

Generally, canned vegetables and proteins, personal care items, and paper goods. Kid-friendly non-perishables, crayons, and inexpensive party favor items are great for Summer...school supplies for August!

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School's out for the summer, but if you're going to purchase photos or photo gifts, why not use the link below and help support the Elmwood-Murdock School with every purchase! Senior parents, don't forget about this link when you start ordering senior photos.


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We are again hosting a t-shirt contest at the Cass County Fair!

1. Wear a Witte Physical Therapy T-Shirt to the Cass County Fair
2. Post a picture of you wearing the shirt at the Cass County Fair to our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter Page
3. Be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card
4. For each page you post to you will be entered 1 time, so if you post to all three social media sites you will be entered 3 times

If you don’t have a t-shirt stop by Witte Physical Therapy and pick one up!

Stop by our booth at the Cass County Fair!!!

  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     

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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.

 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

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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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Village Board News 

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

Baseball sign updates

Softball sign updates

Game Schedules

Business special events or Open Houses

4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)

School Accomplishments (high school, college)

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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Cass County Fair

Fair Book Entry Information and Schedule

We have an exciting opportunity for Cass County.

A raffle for a 1948 fully restored John Deere A tractor is happening through the Cass County 4-H Club and Council.

See attached flyer. 

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The winning ticket will be drawn after the fair parade on Saturday evening, August 11th.

The tractor will be on display during the fair, and everyone can purchase tickets before the fair, or during the fair.

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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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 Work 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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