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 This Sunday is the annual Elmwood G.A.R. Ice Cream social. This year includes entertainment by the Fremont Tritones. Come on out and enjoy some ice cream, cookies and make your own sundae treat.

Socialize with friends and enjoy the last days of summer. Rain location will be at the Elmwood Community Center.

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 EMMA Merchants Association Meeting
Please join us for our next meeting on Monday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Community Center.

Meeting agenda is below. All Elmwood and Murdock businesses are invited to attend. 

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 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

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 The Rev. Pastor Dianna Clark, from Iowa, will be in Elmwood Christian Church August 19th to meet folks. Church people will be bringing in a pot-luck luncheon meal after the 10 AM service. Dianna will be preaching her first sermon here on August 26th. Whoever you are and where ever you are on life’s journey you are welcome at this event.

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Elmwood’s Main Street Revitalization Project

MEETING Next Tuesday, August 21st  6:30 pm

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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 a redevelopment of buildings or construction of new, this is where that happens.

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 to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com

Cass County Fair

What a great Fair! A great time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. I don't know about you, but it took me an hour and a half to walk from the Open Class building to the Figure 8 races at the "pits". Around every corner was a friend I haven't talked to since the last fair. 

It was even a chance to meet new people and make new friends. Norina is one of the newest Elmwood-Murdock  High School exchange students from Japan. The Philson family is her host family. Noah and Micah made sure to give Norina the experience of the Fair parade on Saturday night and some true Nebraska sweet corn. 

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Stayed tuned soon for a highlight on each one of our exchange students in the weeks to come.

Several community members won ribbons in both the Open and 4-H class. It was a great place to see friends you only see one time a year. Here are just a few photos of the local winners and their creations. 

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One of the best things the Cass County Fair board did was build the new Open Class building several years ago. It's air-conditioned and a retreat from the heat. You could meet your favorite local politicians. 

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My tradition? Eating at the Louisville church building after the parade. Another tradition is the free smoked sweet corn from the Free Life Church tent. I sat with Jim Panska, his wife, and Aaron there and we made a date for the same place, same time next year. 

casscountyfair 2018Congratulations and thank you to everyone entered livestock, baked goods, photography, canned items and quilted. Thank you to all the volunteers. I didn't get a photo of Owen Kunz, but he was everywhere and helping out all week. Could he be a future director in years to come?

Without all the entries there would be nothing to see. Elmwood is full of creative people. 

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 In addition, you earn money for every ribbon you receive. Keep a copy of the Cass County Fair book handy and when you feel crafty pick something from a fair category then every month you will have 12 new projects to enter. Get the kids involved and they might even earn enough to pay for their Midway ride tickets.

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. 

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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. 

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Benefit for Lauren Platt
September 7, 6:30 - 1:00 am
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Darin Platts wife Lauren has been battling illness for a long time now. Several months ago she was FINALLY diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease after years of hospital stays, treatments, specialists, and emergency room visits.

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Currently, shes lost half of her vision and use a walker. She has almost lost her life once already resulting in a lengthy hospital stay. They are aiming to send her to the Hansa Center in Wichita, KS for alternative treatment. The only problem is that the 3 wk program is very expensive and with all of the other medical bills, medication, and trips out state for Lyme literate doctors, they are unable to send her at this time.

As a mother of a young son and wife to a husband, she fights for her life every day for her family.

There will be a free will donation for pulled pork sandwiches, beans and a bag of chips. Also, a silent auction will also take place with karaoke following. If your able to make it all proceeds will go directly to Darin and Lauren to help out with all of the medical expenses they will incur through this tough time. Let's all show our support for a great friend and family.


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Library hours

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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 is starting this week!!

Can you believe the summer is over and fall is here?

Please feel free to send me photos of the first day of school, cheer camp, new teacher announcements, photos from football games etc. Feel free to share club news, sporting events, and other school activities.

The Elmwood-Murdock marching band, flag squad and Spirit Squad performed at the Cass County Fair

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  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

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 Farmer's Market

It's more than just produce, it's crafting, it's homemade muffins, bread, brownies and other good eats. You can also find home metal art. Meet members of the community. There are many new people who live in Elmwood now and the Farmers Market is a great place to socialize.

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 Elmwood Park 

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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.

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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. 

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 

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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 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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