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Murdock Cheer Plant Sale

Elmwood Fire Hall 

Saturday, May 1st 

9:00 - 3:00 pm

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Elmwood Farmers Market News 

The KICKOFF for the 2021 Farmers Market is this Saturday! 

A pre-season opening will happen on May 1st in coordination with the Bess Streeter Aldrich House Plant Swap. 

Saturday, May 1st

8:00 - 12:00 pm

The vendor list is growing and there will be a wide selection of various food, drink, gifts, and crafts.

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Fresh asparagus will be available, perfect for grilling, sauteeing, stir fry, salads, pickling, or maybe wrapping in bacon. 

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Do you love biscotti? Well this is "magic" biscotti. A ONE-second dip in coffee or tea and it transforms into a tasty tender morsel that melts in your mouth. 

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This Lavendar hydrosol is produced in Murdock Nebraska. Come to the Farmers Market on Saturday and learn how to use this natural product.

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Look Look, we have Elmwood Farmers Market bags too!

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They are only $15, and two dollars from each purchase goes back to the Farmers Market for future supplies. 

These will go fast! Pick yours up on Saturday.

There is still room for MORE VENDORS - No fee, no mandatory number of times to set up.

Join our Elmwood Market Vendor group here for more details or contact Dawn via email 

Join Linda Glantz of Murdock Recalls Rte 66

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Linda Glantz recalls her memories and travels on Rte 66

Last Friday Linda Glantz recalled her travels on Rte 66. It was entertaining, informative, and fun. Who longs for the day when you just went on a road trip through all the Main Streets of America. A time before "boring" interstates, when we connected with people.  

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The "Pie Ride" is coming to Elmwood this summer.

Marie Gregoire has organized a new event for Elmwwood. For those that are familiar with the Nacho Ride to Eagle - same thing, only we will feature pizza and dessert pi!

"Pie" - Pizza and Dessert Pie.

The C Store and Quonset will sell pizza slices and local civic groups will sell dessert pie at the Park Gazebo.

1st & 3rd Thursdays 

June, July, August

The Nacho Ride has brought economic development to Eagle. We even see riders in Elmwood Taco Tuesday is the BEST in Elmwood!!

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Many of you probably don't realize how big this really is, but bike tourism is HUGE. The MoPac trail is part of the ride across America program and every week I see bicyclists in town visiting the C Store, taking a photo by the mural, or stopping by the Farmers Market on Saturday morning. 

Since this is our first year we don't expect the same high numbers as Eagle. But, her organization has a grant to promote this for our community. More details will be coming later.

Bike Share in Elmwood Nebraska

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In coordination with St Paul Methodist Church, United Methodist Health Fund, Hutchinson, Kansas, and Bits & Pieces five bicycles are available to check out (just like a library book) and ride around town, to the park, or on the trail. 

  • To check out a bike, you must sign a waiver. General bike share program rules-
    must show a drivers license at check out
  • 12-17 can rent bikes with a parent at check out. Parents take full responsibility and sign a waiver for their child.
  • The bike is due back by the next Bits and Pieces business day. Plans are in the works to get a key dropbox. (Stay tuned.)
  • The condition of the bike is checked at check out and when it is checked back in
    when you check out a bike you are responsible for the bike. Any damage will result in a fee.
    failure to return the bike by the due date will result in the suspension of your ability to check out bikes.
  • No holds/reservations on bikes will be allowed
  • We do not provide helmets. You can bring your own helmet to use while riding the bike.
  • Have fun!!!!

Funding for this project was provided in part by the United Methodist Health Fund, Hutchinson, Kansas.💗 About 30 people attended the official ribbon cutting on April 12th and I was even the first person to check out a bike. It's easy and once you are registered you just add the next date and time to the notebook. 


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elmwood nebraska board members 2021The Elmwood Library is open. Regular hours with just a few adjustments for social distancing.

Easy Library Links

Online Card Catalog https://elmwoodpubliclibrary.follettdestiny.com/ 

Libby Library App https://help.libbyapp.com/index.htm 


Elmwood St. Paul UMC Cass County Food Bank

There is a new location for the Cass County Food Bank.

The Food Bank has moved to the previous Village Office location. Advertisement for Food bank 2020 page0001 3

They have a new space at the previous Village Board building!

Parking is improved and there is now more space and room for freezers, food storage, and a permanent distribution site. Please let people know about the new location who could use this service.

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May Fitness Challenge

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May fitness challenge-Run, bike, or walk. The highest number of miles completed for each group will win a prize!! A prize will also be awarded for the most posts/updates to the Facebook page.

Sign up here or contact Nicole at the United Methodist Church for a tracking form.



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Monday night out was a delicious success again. This week was Mexican and the enchiladas were wonderful. Thank you to all the volunteers that make this happen every month.

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Use your card # and the PIN number (streeter) to see available titles online.

It's easy to get a library card and borrowing electronic books can be done on your tablet or Kindle. Anyone can be a library member. Even if you live in another town or state. t's only $10/year!

Access digital media! Audiobooks, eBooks, magazines!

 Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!

Village Updates

Elmwood Board offic 2021

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Board meetings are open to the public and held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

The meetings are held at the new Village Board office located at the Learning Center on the south side of town. 

Official agendas are posted the day before at the Post Office, Gas Station, and Village Office. Prior to the posting of the agenda, meeting items can be added to the meeting. At the end of each meeting is a Public Comment Section. Attendees have three minutes to speak about anything at this time. Further discussion on the topic can then be added to the next board meeting.  

Next Board Meeting 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

 7:00 pm

The agenda is posted at the Elmwood C-Store, the post office, and the Village office.

Minutes can be viewed at the Village office or can be found online.

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Wouldn't it be amazing if the board meetings were FULL every time? This is your opportunity to be involved, be "in the know" and learn how to influence how your community grows, how improvements can be made, and how you can participate in the steps needed to MAKE IT HAPPEN.

As of January 2021, the Village of Elmwood requests that all utility bills be deposited in the new dropbox. 

Village Office Hours

Monday 8:00 - Noon

Tuesday 8:00 - Noon & 12:30 -4:30

Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 - Noon & 12:30 -4:30

Friday CLOSED 

Take It Or Leave It Pantry

The free pantry is here to serve our community. It is for neighbors helping neighbors. Take what you need or leave what you can.

Here are some ideas that may be useful:

  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned soup
  • Granola bars and snacks
  • Fruit snacks
  • Dry soup mixes
  • Canned meat (chicken, tuna etc)
  • Boxed prepared meal kits (hamburger helper etc) 

Elmwood Food Box

Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall.  

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Online services are available on their Facebook page.

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400 West G Street

Elmwood, NE  68349

The daycare phone is 402-994-2384.

Pastor Michelle Chesnut

Cell Phone 402-314-7988  Church Phone: 402-994-6735

E-mail: stpaulelmwood@gmail.com

 Website:  elmwoodmurdockumc.com 

Elmwood Christian Church

Virtual Sunday Services via Zoom. Stay in touch with your congregational members.

Come on in at 9:30 am for some socializing and catching up.

Service starts at 10:00 am

Did you know that the initial concept of this online town newsletter more than 15 years ago was supposed to be based around READER SUBMISSIONS!
Yup, that's right. Back then it was harder. NOW, you can get a published news update via TEXT and a link to go right to the weekly town news. Just text ELMWOOD to 72727 
You can do this! Just email that photo on your phone to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com It's that simple. 
So this is my New Years Challenge to you. 
That easy! Then click the submit news link that will open your email program, attach the photo from your phone and drop me a quick note on what it's about. 
Remember not everyone has Facebook or is subscribed to the local Stay in the Elmwood-Murdock Group, AND Facebook does not show ALL the content to you. So you may have actually missed the Book Club information below. 



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Area News    

Louisville Food Pantry
OPEN: every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm
LOCATION: 304 Main Street, Louisville

Please come and pick up what you need for your household or a friend’s.
We have canned goods, boxed meals, breakfast items, frozen meats, bread, eggs, baking ingredients, cleaning supplies, personal care items, diapers, and wipes.

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Demolition of the old railroad bridge on Highway 1 in Murray started March 1st. One lane traffic is being electronically controlled, so please be patient at the lights when waiting, then driving through. Work is expected to continue through the summer months, so plan your travel accordingly. Be careful, watch for workers and machinery and make safety the priority.


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“Bag the Butts” for World No Tobacco Day

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

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Join Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) to celebrate May 31st “World No Tobacco Day” as we "Bag the Butts" in our local playgrounds, parks, & community spaces.

Register your team of up to ten volunteers today at www.TEAMTobaccoFree.org to get our parks sparkling clean for our youth this summer. Those who return the tobacco waste will be entered in for prize drawing. Free t-shirts will be given as supplies last. A great socially distanced employee bonding, teamwork building, block bonding, family outing or youth group activity.

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

Please see the attached flyer & press release. Have a great weekend.

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