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Short Story Submission- Why I Love the Letter G (Part 5)

 It was a busy weekend. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter season. The park was alive with kids at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. (thanks to Julie for the photos)

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 I remember bringing my kids to the event and it's gotten even bigger.

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It's great to see all the activity in the park and the schedule is just going to get even busier. The Bess Streeter Aldrich park will be the place to be this year.

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Elmwoodnebraskaeaster egg hunt4 The String Beans are coming back!!

This will be EPIC!!! For those who don't know who the String Beans are...like my brother...they are not the Wiggles.

Here is the info from their website:
"From pop and country to rap and rock n’ roll, The String Beans perform a wide variety of original, family-friendly songs about all the things kids love: animals, cartoons, food, science, sports and lots more!

Each show is hilarious, inclusive and spontaneous, and each catchy tune is designed to get every audience dancing and singing along!

Since forming in 2004, The String Beans have released 10 albums, appeared on dozens of radio and television programs, and delighted thousands of fans, becoming Nebraska’s favorite entertainers for pre-school through elementary-aged audiences, not to mention parents, teachers, and communities.


The String Beans perform at fairs, festivals, libraries, schools, churches, museums, zoos and more! In their hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, the “Beans” sold out the Lied Center for Performing Arts and consistently set new attendance records at the Lincoln Children’s Museum’s “Music & Mozzarella” concert series.

The band has also performed for the Governor’s Arts Awards Ceremony and recently completed a tour of the southeast United States with performances in Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida."

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Secure your spot at http://buytickets.at/greengablesinn/257574 

Do you Love fresh produce and Vegetables?

Well, there is a new service coming to Elmwood if there is enough interest.

This will complement our Farmers Market,...which news will be coming shortly in regards to the 2019 season. 

 Time for the Annual Plant Sale

  The Elmwood-Murdock Cheer Squad is having their annual plant sale again this year.  It is such a popular event they run out of plants, as early as Saturday!! 

So this year they are taking PRE- Orders. You can contact Casey Clements or download the Excel online form.  elmwoodplantsale2019


Mother- Daughter Team Party and Fashion Show

In addition to the clothing exhibit at the Museum DON'T MISS the Mother-Daughter Tea Pary and Fashion Show.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

2:00 pm

mother daughter style show

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Do you love history?

Do you love the history of Elmwood?

Are you intrigued by the history that lies in our cemetery?

Are you interested in helping research and/or portray individuals who represent all walks of life from our community in order to bring the voices of Elmwood history to life? 

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If so, please join us to help brainstorm and plan for the First Annual Elmwood Cemetery Walk.

Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.

at the Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum.

For information, please contact Bonnie Brewer, bb45231@windstream.net.

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Summer Detassling Jobs

The bus picks up in Elmwood! Informational meeting

April 24th, 6:30 pm at the Elmwood-Murdock High school. detasseling 2019

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This month Community Potluck and meal was April 22nd. It's always the 4th Monday of the month if you were wondering. The big hit this week was FRIED CHICKEN,...omg,...doesn't this just look amazing?

Stayed tuned for what is on the menu for May,...it's going to be good!!

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ECC Help Wanted 04 14 2019 RENT the Community Center

Having a Graduation party, baby shower, family reunion or large family dinner?

You can have your party and STILL keep your house clean.

Don't worry about the rain for a graduation party. Have in inside with couches, a full kitchen and plenty of seating.

Only $75.00 for four to 6 hours.

Call 402-994-2145 for more details and to set your date.


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) $5.00

 Please call by 9:30 am to reserve


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Reserving the Shelters at the Bess Streeter Aldrich Park

The Bess Streeter Aldrich Park is a public park but you can reserve the shelters for an event. 

The reservation calendar is located on the Village website. 

There will be a sign posted at the shelter when it is reserved to show who has it reserved. 

If you would like to reserve the picnic shelters call the

Village Office (402)994-6705 or Julie Anderson (402)867-4123. 2019 GS FlyerForm


New Series! 

Author C.J. Box takes is on a riveting adventure through the eyes of Wyoming game warden, Joe Pickett. Vibrant depictions of Wyoming’s wonders while Pickett uses his amateur sleuthing abilities to solve murders. We have books 1,2 & 3 of this highly acclaimed series.

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Also in, author Jessica Fellowes is a British journalist, perhaps best known for her contributions to “Downton Abbey.” In “Bright Young Dead,” she chronicles the fictional Mitford household and their Golden Age extravagance of the 1920s. Charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death during a rabble-rousing birthday party. There’s a long list of suspects, but who is the killer? 

  Preschool Story Time 

Thursdays 10:30 am

Ages 3-5 

Library cards are available for non-residents for only $10.00 What does this include? Access to the books, movies, and services at the library, PLUS e-books for your Kindle, or tablet reader. 


Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!

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 


Did you know we have a Community Calendar on the website? 

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 (click here or on the banner above to find the monthly calendar for the month) 

EMKnights Banner Graduates earn University of Nebraska Scholarships

Congratulations to these 2019 graduates of Elmwood-Murdock who earned scholarships to attend the University of Nebraska. These scholarships are part of the 7,200 scholarships the University offered to Nebraska graduating seniors.

Cole Cooper, Husker Power
Thomas Eggert, Husker Power
Hayden Ernst, Regents and University Honors
Morgan Jennings, Husker Power
Caleb Jones, Regents and University Honors
Sydney Kunz, Chancellor's Leadership, Husker Traditions and Nebraska Achievement
Andrew Meyer, Husker Power
Nicole Meyer, Husker Power
Morgan Mills, Husker Power
Some students may choose not to accept these scholarships or not attend the University of Nebraska

About the scholarships: Regents Scholarships are among the most prestigious awards, paying full tuition for full-time students valued at nearly $30,000 over four years.

Chancellors Leadership Scholars are awarded one-year scholarships of $1,000.

The Husker Traditions Scholarship is a $2,000 renewable scholarship awarded to students have demonstrated high academic potential.

Nebraska Achievement scholarships are renewable scholarships based on academic achievement.

The Husker Power Scholarship is a one-year, $1,500 scholarship awarded to students who have demonstrated high academic promise.

If you would like to add your students' graduation, college acceptance or scholarship achievements please email the information to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

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This week our Student of the Week Winner is Nicole Meyer. She is a senior at Elmwood Murdock High School. Her activities include FBLA, volleyball, track, choir, and band. She is the daughter of Vince and Susan Meyer.

She was nominated for these reasons:
- She is always friendly and polite
- She is consistently setting goals for herself and working hard to achieve them
- She has been given a scholarship to play volleyball at Bellevue University
- She is admired by both students and staff

Nicole, Susan, and Vince are invited to stop by (we are located under the water tower in Louisville), call (402.234.3333) or email (dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com) to get their Witte Physical Therapy t-shirts!

The next Student of the Week winner will be announced on 4/10/19 


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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.

Even photos of the past events, at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com   

 Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

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

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You may not get out as often, but people are still in need of emergency supplies and cupboards are bare in some Elmwood homes. 

  Short Story Ralph Parish

Earlier this month received an email from a former Elmwood resident, Ralph Parish. He would love to hear how you liked his short story and if you have any memory of Miss Kunz as a teacher. 

This will be a multi-part story series, so make sure to come back each week.

Miss Kunz taught First Grade through Third Grade for more years than I could then remember. She taught four of the five Parish children.

Read Part 1     Part 2      Part 3    Part 4 

Why I Love the Letter - Part 5

Our classrooms had very high ceilings perhaps eleven or twelve feet and the south wall of our room had five windows with nine s panes in each of two sashes. The top sash was fitted with a hole in its top rail and this hole could be reached using a long oak pole that had a brass hook on the end. 

The upper sash could be opened and closed using the pole while standing at floor level.  I give you all of this mechanical detail in order to explain how Miss Kunz gave her classes a demonstration in thermodynamics. 

She didn’t say that was what she was doing but years later I realized that that is exactly what was going on.  She took a sheet of paper cut it into narrow strips. The strips were attached to the hook end of the pole. She opened the top and bottom sashes several inches. She lifted the paper up to the top opening and the paper was drawn out of the opening as if it was being blown by a fan. She then brought the paper to the opening below the bottom sash and the airflow blew the paper inward. 

She explained that hot air rises and cold air sinks and by adjusting the sashes the temperature in the classroom could be adjusted up or down.  I think that she did this only once a year for the benefit of new students but in my memory, it has been played over and over again. 

This demonstration of a physics principle was one of the things that could have been instrumental in my majoring in physics. On a par with that demonstration was one that I did in my own when I was about four and was fascinated watching the water evaporate from a piece of tar paper exposed to sunlight.

I have often wondered how my life may have been altered had I been able to tell this to a listening adult. The question is am I listening to some young person?

   To be continued...

 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

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Updates from the Legislature merged

Highway 63 UPDATE

The first phase of the project from I-80 to Church road was completed in 2017. This opened Church road east-west and connected it to I80.

Last year, 2018, was supposed to be culverts, grading and paving from South of Church road to Alvo.
The weather put the culvert work, grading work and utility relocation work behind schedule. By the time we had the subgrade stabilized and embankments constructed it was too cold to pave.

We will go to work on subgrade reconstruction and foundation placement once the frost is out of the ground and we get some drying weather. 
Paving should go fast and we hope to be paved out by July.

I know it is frustrating but grading work is very susceptible to delays with wet weather and last year had a lot of rain.

It is with the hope that we can open in July.
Please encourage anyone interested to call the district office for updates.


Our project manager is Jesse DeLosSantos.
Our Construction Engineer is Curt Mueting.

Tom Goodbarn
District Highway Engineer

 This is looking quite ahead, but if you are thinking of a bike or show car project this year now is the time to start. 

The 2nd Annual Car/Bike Show will be on August 3rd this year on Main Street. 

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Genealogy Search Help

Hello, we are planning a trip to your town in Sept. We are looking for our ancestors. Everett, and Chidester.

The Everetts, settled in Cass County about 1860. John Everett came there from England around 1860 and bought a farm. He had a son named Claudius who had a son named Edward, who had a son named Austin. Anyway if you could help us find some of our family it would be great to meet as many as we could.

Thank you, I look forward to your reply.
Ken Everett, in Montana.

If you know any of these name you can email the information to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States. An estimated 108,000 new cases will be diagnosed each year. Regular colorectal cancer screenings can detect colorectal cancer early when the chances for cure are best.

Because of this, the Sarpy/Cass Health Department is offering free fecal occult blood test (FOBT) home screening kits to both men and women between the ages of 50 and 74 years.

The screening kits are available at the Health Department’s office at 701 Olson Drive, Suite 101, Papillion, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (402) 537-6969 for more information.






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