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Operation Santa

Elmwood Operation Santa 2021

Operation Santa Help Children in the Elmwood and Murdock communities have a Merry Christmas.

Stop by Clements Insurance office, take a tag from the tree, and shop for that child.

Bring your UNWRAPPED gifts back to the office by December 14.

If you have questions, you may ask Penny in the office or call Kris at 402-430-6875

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Flag Half Staff Alert Dec 2021

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Flagpoles or flags - both make exceptional Christmas gifts or just because you've always wanted one. American Legion Post 247 has both in stock and available for pickup in Elmwood. Proceeds from the sale of the poles and flags stay here in our community and go to support the youth programs of our Legion Post - Boys State and Junior Law Cadet.

We just received a new shipment of flagpoles this week. Along with that came the news that there will be a price increase on our next shipment. So if you're in the market for a flagpole, now would be a great time to get one before the price increase.

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Also available are solar lights that fit on the top of the poles.

We also have 3' x 5' and 4' x 6' polyester flags - these are the longest-lasting flags offered by the American Legion. A hint on how to make your flag last longer: saturate the outside edge with Elmer's All Purpose glue before flying. Squirt it on, and either rub it in with a tiny sponge brush or your finger. Let it dry, turn over and repeat. You should be able to get a couple of extra months of use from your flag by doing this and it will only cost about $1 for a small bottle of glue.

Have a flag that needs to be retired? We can help with that as well. Just contact us or place it in a bag and hang it on the doorknob at the museum. We will ensure it is included in the next flag retirement ceremony in the area.

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Christmas Lights in Elmwood

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Drive around and you will see signs of the season all over town. 

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Please email Christmas your Christmas photos to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com for it to be included in the next couple of weeks.

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The Living Nativity

If you got to do a walkthrough of Living Nativity just south of Murdock you witnessed a community coming together to share the true meaning of Christmas.

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Music was provided by several people including myself and Owen Kunz

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4-H families contributed animals and volunteered to present on how the animals may have been a part of the Nativity. 

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You can still schedule a private barn tour for groups during the weekday by contacting Sondra. 

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Notice that there are a couple of options to choose from this year:

In-the-barn experience: up close to the animals

Drive-through-the-homestead where you stay in your car and listen to a podcast as you see each animal pen,

Schedule a weekday private event for your family, friends, or group.

Let us know if you have any questions.

All for Christ,
Mark and Sondra Buell

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 Village Board Meeting

 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.   


Elmwood Library Hours

Monday:  3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday:  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wednesday:  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursday:  10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday:  10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Easy Library Links

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

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

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The E-M High School One-Act team has had a phenomenal season and now they’re on their way to the State C2 finals in Norfolk!

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In order to qualify for a ticket to State, Elmwood-Murdock had to win their District round held at Nebraska City Lourdes last week. Our District was widely considered to be the toughest in the state (according to NSAA judges) and our kids came out on top.

The cast and crew include 41 students in grades 7-12 and is one of the best examples of teamwork and peer support that we have seen in recent years. They will perform their show, “Into the Crimson Shallows” at the Johnny Carson Theater in Norfolk at 4:30 pm on Thursday, December 9. They will face the five other top-rated shows in Nebraska.

We know that our community wishes them several broken legs!

Go Knights!

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This week our Student of the Week Winner is Bailey Frahm. She is a senior at Elmwood
Murdock High School. Their activities include volleyball, basketball, track, student council, FBLA,
and she was a Girl’s State representative. She is the daughter of Doug and Kathy Frahm.
She was nominated for these reasons:
- She is a great student and is ranked in the top 5% of her class
- She participates in many different activities
- She consistently volunteers as a leader for several youth activities

Bailey, Doug, and Kathy are invited to stop by one of our clinics in Louisville,
Plattsmouth or Hooper, or email (dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com) to claim their
Witte Physical Therapy swag! An award will be delivered to them at their school!

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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. 

Bits & Pieces Open Hours 

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday 9 am - 4 pm

Wednesday 9 am-Noon

Thursday 9 am - 4 pm

Friday  9 am - 5 pm

Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

Sunday - CLOSED 

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. 

 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. 

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Yup, that's right. Back then it was harder to send in news. NOW, you can just email news and photos to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com It's that simple. 
Remember not everyone has Facebook. Really they don't. 
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Even if you are on Facebook and subscribed to the local Stay in the Elmwood-Murdock Group, Facebook does not show ALL the content and you might miss out. So make sure to submit your news to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com for added exposure.
Many rely on the weekly Wednesday text message that links directly to the website. 
Even if they are subscribed to the local Stay in the Elmwood-Murdock Group, Facebook does not show ALL the content and you might miss out. 

Village Updates

Elmwood Board offic 2021

   Village Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to the public and are 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.  

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.

Village Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

8 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm  - 4:00 pm

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.

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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.

Sonshine daycare


400 West G Street, Elmwood, NE  68349

Pastor Michelle Chesnut

Cell Phone 402-314-7988  Church Phone: 402-994-6735 Daycare phone is 402-994-2384.

E-mail: stpaulelmwood@gmail.com  Website:  elmwoodmurdockumc.com 

Elmwood Christian Church

Come on in at 9:30 am for some socializing and catching up. Service starts at 10:00 am


We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.

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OPEN: every Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm
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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