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From the Village of Elmwood - our recent test results show a slightly higher than normal nitrate level. Infants, pregnant women, or nursing mothers should refrain from drinking the tap water. Consult your physician with questions. Water has been purchased from the Elmwood Convenience Store for pick up there. If you purchase water, please submit your receipt to the office for reimbursement. We hope to have this issue resolved by early next week and will update again as soon as possible.


Nebraska Library Commission Awards Grants for Youth Library Service

The Nebraska Library Commission recently awarded $37,495 in grants for Excellence in Youth service. Of the grants awarded to thirty-nine Nebraska libraries, several addressed the need for educational programs, Summer Reading programing, and materials like LEGO®, STEAM, and other activities to encourage creativity in young people. The Nebraska Library Commission congratulates all the libraries who received grants as they develop new and innovative programs to ensure excellence in library service for Nebraska young people.

You can find the full list of grant recipients on the Nebraska Library Commission grants database.

Proposals include:

· Adventure Backpacks
· STEAM programing and materials
· Book Club activities
· Tween Makerspace Camp
· Summer Reading programs
· Music and movement class
· Creative Coding for Kids
· Makerspace items for children/youth
· Builders' Club with Lego
· 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The following 39 Nebraska public libraries were awarded 2024 Youth Grants for Excellence funding:

Youth Grants for Excellence are made available by the Nebraska Library Commission with funding from the State of Nebraska. As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services, “bringing together people and information.”

The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission Website, http://nlc.nebraska.gov/publications/newsreleases.


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 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     


Macy Howard of Elmwood, daughter of Christopher and Sara Howard of Elmwood and granddaughter of Bob and Denise Fischer of Elmwood, has been selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State starting June 2 - 8 on the campus at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Macy is a junior at Elmwood-Murdock High School and will have the chance to be involved in and study local, county and state government. Macy will have the opportunity to meet several other young women from across the state of Nebraska while being at Girls State.

Please take a moment when you see Macy and tell her Congratulations on her achievement and this honor. The ladies of the Auxiliary would like to wish Macy much success while she learns more about our government and leadership. Thank You! Elmwood Legion Auxiliary #247

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EM Students Attend ECNC Honor Band
The ECNC Honor Band was held May 6 at Auburn. Eleven junior high and ten high school students were selected to attend.

Junior high members included: Lucy Backemeyer, flute; Payton Vogt, clarinet; Ziva Arent and Caitlyn Hosier, alto saxophone; Jimmy Pitz, tenor saxophone; Landon Tuttle and Levi Wilson, trumpet; Ella Platt, trombone; Teagan Stephens, baritone; Carter Dankleff and Layton Poppleton, percussion.

High school members included: Averi Hogue, flute; Dylan Bornemeier, alto saxophone; Brody Marsh, bari saxophone; Aryana Wall and Ava Hohman, trumpet; Trevin McKenzie, French horn; Carter Hanson, trombone; Nathan Miller, tuba; Christian Brettman and Harrison Koehn, percussion. Harrison Koehn was selected as first chair in battery percussion and earned a medal.

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High School Honor Band Members

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Harrison Koehn, ECNC Honor Band Medal Winner

Sam Clements KMAland Athlete of the Week

Information on the Athlete of the Week HERE


E-M Athletes Qualified for State Track:

Sam Clements (NE Wesleyan Track Commit) - Shot Put & Discus
Riley Wilson (NE Wesleyan Track Committee) - 110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles, 400m Dash,
Laney Frahm - 100 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles, 400m Dash, 4x400 Relay
Bri Ross- 4x400 Relay
Annie Backemeyer- 4x400 Relay
Gracyn Hanes - 4x400 Relay

Enter to win $100 Cash and Support the Elmwood-Murdock-Nehawka Legion Baseball Team 

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January 2024 Newsletter.pdf 

2022-2023 District Snapshot.pdf 

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Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools State of Schools Report 2023-2024.pdf  

Elmwood Rescue Squad Needs More Team Members

Is this you?  CLICK HERE to fill out an inquiry form and learn more. 

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AUDITIONS "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Book by Linda Wolverton.

Auditions are in 2 weeks, May 20 & 21 at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Lofte Community Theatre, 15841 Manley Road Manley, NE.
Performances are July 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and August 1, 2, 3, & 4
Showtimes Thursday – Saturday 7:00 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM

"Tale as old as time..." This enchanting story follows the kind and bookish Belle as she discovers an enchanted castle inhabited by a Beast under a powerful spell. As their unlikely friendship deepens, Belle unravels the mysteries of the castle, and the Beast's curse, and learns that true beauty lies within. Join us for a magical journey of love, courage, and the transformative power of compassion in this beloved classic brought to life on stage. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature with songs from Alen Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice.

Cast: at least 7 women and 7 men ages 20 to 70 as well as 1 child age 7 to 10 as well as a chorus of various ages.

Please come a few minutes early to auditions with possible rehearsal and performance conflicts and be prepared to read lines. For this audition, please bring a prepared song no more than one minute in length and attire for dancing. A piano accompanist is provided. Age suggestions in the script will not be the deciding factor in casting.

Actors of all abilities, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and experiences are encouraged to audition.

Full audition information can be found here: https://www.lofte.org/2024-auditions
For additional information about Beauty and the Beast, please see our blog: https://www.lofte.org/.../48th-season-at-the-lofte-what...

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Sunday School 9:00 am September-May

Morning Worship 10:00 am

Live on Elmwood Christian Church's Facebook Page.

Pastor: Mark L. Sewell   

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Online services are available on their Facebook page.

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 

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  Village Updates

Elmwood Board offic 2021

Effective 5/2/2024, the Village Board of Elmwood is implementing

Updated water restrictions to better manage our water resources.
Watering Schedule:

Odd Number Addresses: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
Even Number Addresses: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday

We understand that these restrictions may pose an inconvenience, but it's crucial that we collectively contribute to conserving and safeguarding our water sources.

These restrictions specifically apply to using water on grass/lawns via sprinklers and/or underground sprinkler systems. All other types of water usage are permitted.

Penalties for Non-Compliance:
1st Offense: Written Warning
2nd Offense: $150 fine
3rd Offense: $300 fine
4th Offense: Water shutoff

These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. For any inquiries or concerns, please contact the village office at 402-994-6705.
Village Clerk
On behalf of the Village Board

 Public Notices for Elmwood Nebraska can now be viewed online at Voice News Nebraska

The full report can be viewed at the Village office. 

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ATTENTION Change as of 2023

Elmwood Village Board Meetings are ONCE a month on the FIRST Wednesday of every 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  - 4:30 pm

Friday CLOSED    

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Just launched!! Easy-to-find classes on the official Elmwood Cultural Center Website

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


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