ElmwoodNE Banner
Made possible in part by Community Sustaining Sponsor

  Cass County News     Community Center    Library News    Calendar of Events   SUBMIT NEWS 

Short Story Submission- Why I Love the Letter G (Part 9)

Volunteers Needed

Meet at the Elmwood Cemetery

In preparation for the Elmwood Memorial Day observances volunteers are needed to decorate the gravesites with flags. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your kids and teach them about our local contributions our military veterans have given to our country. 

2019 Memorial Day Volunteer Opportunities

Elmwood Memorial Day Events

60594353 2491513650882359 6213932682120790016 oPlanning for our Memorial Day services

Monday, May 27, 10:00 a.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery.

  • 9:30 a.m. march from G.A.R. Hall, everyone welcome
  • 10:00 a.m. Memorial Day Services, Elmwood Cemetary
  • 11:00-1:00 pm Lunch at the Community Center
  • G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum open after services until 2:00 pm
  • Rain location for services - Fire Hall
  • Give the gift of life

    The RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE will be in Elmwood on Monday, June 3rd

 1:00 - 6:00 pm 

As always you can walk in and donate.

Appointments are welcome, but not necessary

201331 3509800

Spirit Squad News The Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad has been busy this spring.


First, it was their annual Plant Sale at the beginning of May.

If it would just warm up so my plants will grow. I will admit the spinach, lettuce and radishes are loving it though.

20190514 165313

Now they are selling Cookie dough...I bought TWO. Find a cheerleader and order today!

detasseling 2019

Summer Detassling Jobs

The bus picks up in Elmwood! Informational meeting

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

EM BaseballSoftball

 The E-M youth baseball and softball season is here and we need umpires.

If you are 14 and over and interested go to emsports.org to sign up as an umpire.

Behind the plate umpire needs to be 18 or older except for 8 and under baseball.

Softball umpires are required to be certified except for 8 and under softball.

Share if you know anybody interested. Any questions call or text 402-499-0993.

Flyer for 9 June rev

Bess Streeter Aldrich House Banner

The Bess Streeter Aldrich House with the assistance of the Novel Approach Book Club would like to invite you to the Aldrich Gardens for a book review.

60344017 3167056179975090 4314880061464379392 oOn Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m., Melissa Amateis from Lincoln will review her book Nebraska POW Camps.

This is a FREE event, and refreshments will be served. Please join us!  

60353400 3186115348069173 4020898560894566400 o

ElmwoodNE Community Center Elmwood Community Center 

Memorial Day Luncheon at Elmwood Community Center from 11 to 1 p.m. following the Program at the Elmwood Cemetery on Monday, May 27th.

Donations of a salad or dessert would be appreciated.

May is Older Americans Month.

The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging is hosting a Senior Resource Fair on 

Monday, May 20 from 11:30 to 2 p.m.

at the Elmwood Community Center.

Make reservations to eat lunch at the Center by calling 994-2145, or make your reservation while attending the Resource Fair.

Cass County Sr Resoure Fair flier 003


May Schedule page 001 May Menu page 001 RENT the Community Center

Having a 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 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



Public Library Evaluation

The American Library Association (ALA) is a source of great help to our nation’s libraries. Among other things, their staff provides an auditing tool to help libraries calculate their value (in monetary terms) to their community. Library Director Anne Pope recently crunched the budgetary and usage numbers from 2018 and came up with a surprising result!


“The ALA places different values for number and types of books borrowed, hours of computer use, meeting space utilization, etc. In 2018 the Elmwood Public Library gave $61,500 towards our community. In that same year, our entire operating budget was only $25,000. So when you think about it, this community gets a lot of bang for their buck!”

Anne went on to say that while book lending is the primary function of the Elmwood Public Library, it’s by no means its only occupation. “We have Wifi, public computers, printers, faxing capabilities, media equipment, Interlibrary loan services, e-book, and audiobook capacity. We even have online access to the Small Business Reference Center, Legal Information Center and Encyclopedia resources.

A lot of these resources are online and easily accessible to those who have a computer in their home but don’t have the means to get to town. If you have a library card, I can give you the secret passwords and you’re all set!”

Feel free to stop by the library and take advantage of the many resources available to young and old!

  Summer Reading Program 

It's time for the Summer Reading program at the Elmwood Public Library.

summer reading 2019

ElmwoodlibrarycardSpread 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  

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.

Park Promo 2019

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." 

Time for the Good Neighbor Awards

We have a lot of people in the Elmwood-Murdock area who help make our community vibrant, active and a better place to live. If you know one of those people, nominate them to be forever recognized. 

Good Neighbor Award Nomination Form 2019 page 001This award goes back to 2004 and just take a look at all the good people who have been recognized.  List of good neighbors 2019


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


2019 GS FlyerFormmindfulnessretreat Elmwoodne

 Local Concealed Carry Course 

The Elmwood Community Center will be hosting a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) course on July 13, 2019.

Contact Erin Cook for more information

Concealed Handgun Permit page 001Did you know we have a Community Calendar on the website? 

Elmwood Community Calendar

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

EMKnights Banner


Screen Shot 2019 04 05 at 11.19.53 AMNEW ELMWOOD-MURDOCK SCHOOL WEBSITE

EMSchoolWebsite 2018

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. 

Elmwood FoodPantry

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   Part 5  Part 6  Part 7 Part 8

Why I Love the Letter - Part 9

Three months after I started second grade our nation was at war. I can remember being frightened that we might be attacked with poison gas.  That soon wore off and we were introduced to the Weekly Reader. That was a child size newspaper that carried articles suitable for children. One that I remember was a photo of England’s Princess Elisabeth on her back, wearing fatigues and changing the oil in a Jeep. The grown-up version is still with us. I hope that the Brits are appropriately thankful, but I digress.

We were all given the opportunity to write to a pen pal in England. We were given names and addresses and a letter from our British counterpart. I wasn’t very committed to the project. More’s the pity. The only thing that I remember is the first letter. The handwriting was what got me. It was written backhand, very precise, very pleasing to the eye.  It always bothered me that we had to use ”The Palmer Method”. There must have been a “Miss Kunz” at work in that person’s young life.

We were taught telephone etiquette. Two wall type phones were brought to our classroom. One was installed on the north side of the room. The other was installed in the cloakroom at the rear. Each student had to make and receive phone calls using just exactly the proper words for each occasion. When making a call we were to introduce ourselves to the person answering. The person answering also had a correct form to be used when their phone rang.

We all practiced and mastered the drill.

   “Hello, Parish residence, Ralph speaking.”

    “Good morning Mr. …

 On the callers' end, you had to properly identify yourself and then go on accordingly.

It must have been about that time that we had our first dial phone installed at home. We had a five-digit number and all calls went through a telephone exchange down on main street. Private lines were rare and I doubt that there were more than three or four in our entire town. Listening to other people’s conversations was not just common, it was expected.  Needless to say, Miss Kunz didn’t encourage the practice.

   To be continued...


 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

ElmwoodChristianChurch 2017

image002 2

2019 Spring Schedule of Events pink


annual bikecarshow Elmwood 2019

Don't forget to send me your news 

There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making the news? This is what I need for the upcoming year

SEND NEWS and PHOTOS to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 


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

Elmwood C Store

ECS banner1

Box Tops Page 1

Submit Your Stories and NEWS

This is a reminder to PLEASE email me upcoming news and events. Or, if you happen to see an event happening, or something fun going on in Elmwood, take a photo and email it to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

If you would like to advertise your business on the Elmwood website just CLICK here 

Prices started at just $10 per month

Area News and Events    

Eagle Farmers Market Association
This will be at our new location! The old cafe building. 510 Hwy 34 (little white building at the SW corner of 5th and Hwy 34)

 ***we are not limited to just garden produce, now accepting crafts and other sales items***  

58057734 10157079576678704 8914554971920269312 nUpcoming Shows May 19

Made in the Shade and Troubleshooting the Landscape 2019   CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER



May 25 - Alex Vanderbeak & Friends

June 8 - Rayne McGill & Friends
June 22 - Frank Bigelow Group

July 6 - Down Home Band
July 20 - Roger Roberts & Friends

August 3 - Lucas Minor & Friends
August 17 - Larry Hanson & Company

Student of the Week Selection 052219




Small website banner2


UMM dinner

   Support Our Neighbors

Click to Read todays SpringfieldNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays PlattsmouthNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays WeepingWaterNebraska Newsletter

Click to Read todays GreenwoodNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays NehawkaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays CedarCreekNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays AvocaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays ElmwoodNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays MurdockNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays LouisvilleNebraska Newsletter

Click to Read todays EagleNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays MurrayNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays UnadillaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays UnionNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays AlvoNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays ManleyNebraska Newsletter


Community Sustaining Sponsors 2019

ECS banner1
2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

All american banner
2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

Community Sustaining Sponsor

MIE banner
Community Sustaining Sponsor

banner1 RL

2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

drMcGill banner1
2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

witte PT 05082015
2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

methodist clinic 09282016 
Community Sustaining Sponsor

2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor

Sarpy Cass banner2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor


2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor



Elmwood Mobile

Type in your mobile number in the field below and click "Subscribe" to get newsletter link delivered direct to your phone ea Wed at 1:30pm.

STD SMS & Data Rates apply which means if you currently pay for TEXT messages you send: these that you send to 72727 will also count as TEXT messages. If like most folks you have unlimited Text's you will not see any additional cost for anything. You will probably receive up to 5 addtl. weekly Newsletter msg per month. Anytime you change your mind just reply STOP to 72727 and you will immediately be unsubscribed. No matter what you will still receive the good old Email version of the Newsletter.

Editor Login

10 dollar ads

Use the "Buy Now" button above purchase

your $10 Ad. During your purchase provide an email address when asked. We will reach out to you for your Logo/Ad Graphic and your final ad approval. Please Purchase Now! Thanks!

(Read PayPal Refund Policy Click Here)