Market to Market is Coming to Elmwood
This Saturday thousands of people will be coming through Elmwood as they run from Omaha to Lincoln. It's a great opportunity to show our Elmwood hospitality and show what a great community we have. It's fun to watch as teams dress in a theme with costumes.
Pumpkins and Fall Decorations
The Punkin Patch is now open at the Oehlerking Farm located on Highway 34 west of Elmwood.
Last week some local students made a little extra cash by helping unload the flatbeds from the fields and carry them to the pumpkin piles.
The Waffleman is Returning to Elmwood
Bits and Pieces will be open on
Sunday, September 8, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Proceeds this month and next month will go to Operation Santa.
Last month a $125 donation was given to the new Elmwood-Murdock writing club.
Jewelry, most clothing, DVDs, and hardbound books are 1/2 price.
See you there!
Elementary School Trick or Treating
You are never too old to Trick or Treat. Or to enjoy Halloween.
The Elmwood-Murdock S.O.S. is looking for table sponsors for Trick or Treat night. Fun for parents, grandparents and even perfect for a business.
Friday, October 25th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Would you like to help out contact Pam Goudie at email@example.com or the phone number below.
Come dressed in your costume to enjoy an afternoon of fun!
Date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Place: Elmwood Christian Church Parking Lot
Please park in the Elmwood Park parking lot. In case of rain, we will be set up inside the
Contact Deb Lenz with any questions at 402-450-3034.
How long until the Holiday Extravaganza?
Well, 54 days and a wake-up to be exact! You know what they say, it will be here before you know it.
Are you making plans? EMMA is. Do you have ideas to share?
Let us know, or stop by the next EMMA meeting on Monday, Oct 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Community Center.
Did you know you don't have to be a merchant to join EMMA? Anyone is welcome to join as a "leader" for only $10 per year.
Come join us and help us plan a wonderful Holiday Extravaganza 2019!
The Starry Knight parade happens at night. So how do you see the entries? Lights? Lights strung around tires, on floats. but lights with no extension cords. Battery-powered lights. Think about having an entry this year. Gather your groups, organization, or business and come up with something fun and imaginative.
Halloween CLOSED ALL DAY!
Trick or Treating and Haunted Room/House
6 pm-9 pm
Chief Standing Bear
I was fortunate to be able to attend the September 18th unveiling of the Chief Standing Bear statue in Statuary Hall at the United States Capitol. It was a great ceremony that highlighted the story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, the center of an extraordinary historical Nebraska event in 1879, that affected the law throughout the United States.
In 2017, the Legislature passed LB 807 by 47-2, which authorized replacing the statue of William Jennings Bryan with one of Chief Standing Bear. The statue of Chief Standing Bear is as impressive as his story and represents Nebraska well. Here is his story…
Standing Bear was born in 1834 in northern Nebraska near the current town of Niobrara. He was a chief of the Ponca tribe, a peaceful nation of hunters and farmers. The Ponca tribe signed treaties with the U.S. Government in 1858 and 1865 to reserve their lands.
Later government treaties gave the Ponca lands to the Sioux Nation. The overlapping claims resulted in conflict between the Ponca and Sioux. To resolve the conflict, the federal government forced the Poncas in 1877 to re-locate to the Oklahoma Indian Territory. Many Ponca’s died on the 550-mile arduous journey, including Standing Bear’s daughter, Prairie Flower. Not long after they arrived, Standing Bear’s 16-year old son, Bear Shield, was dying. His final wish to his father was to be buried in the Ponca’s ancestral home in Nebraska.
To honor his son’s request, Standing Bear set out from the Indian Territory toward Nebraska in the winter of 1879, transporting his son’s body. Arriving in Nebraska, Standing Bear was arrested and detained at Fort Omaha, charged with leaving Indian Territory without permission.
General George R. Crook, commander of Fort Omaha, strongly believed that Standing Bear was being treated unjustly. He contacted an Omaha Herald journalist who helped enlist two attorneys, John L. Webster and A.J. Poppleton, to represent Standing Bear free of charge. They filed suit against the federal government for wrongfully detaining Standing Bear.
During this trial, the federal government argued that Standing Bear was neither a person nor a citizen under the law and thus had no standing to file a lawsuit. Rising to his feet, and extending his hand toward the judge, Standing Bear eloquently said, “That hand is not the color of yours, but if I pierce it, I shall feel pain. If you pierce your hand, you also feel pain. The blood that will flow from mine will be the same color as yours. I am a man. God made us both.”
In a landmark decision on May 12, 1879, judge Elmer Dundy ruled that Standing Bear was entitled to the same civil rights as any other person in the United States. The ruling affirmed the human dignity of Native Americans and upheld their right to equal treatment under the law. Standing Bear’s courage, dedication to his family and tribe, and an eloquent appeal for recognition of his basic human rights place him among the most remarkable people in Nebraska history. He went on to travel the United States promoting Native American rights.
Read more of the story in "I Am a Man": Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice, by Joe Starita
Please contact my office with any comments or concerns. Email firstname.lastname@example.org,
By mail Sen. Robert Clements, Room #812, P.O. Box 94604, Lincoln, NE 68509, or
Phone (402) 471-2613.
Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!
Visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media.
Monday 3- 8pm
Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
4th Annual Elmwood Murdock Back Pack Craft Fair
Saturday, November 30, 219
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Looking for crafters and artisans. Tables start at only $ 40.00
You can even follow them on Twitter at EMKnightsSchool
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
St. Paul United Methodist Church
400 West G Street
Elmwood, NE 68349
Sunday School (Sept.-May) 9:30 a.m.
Worship Services 10:35 a.m.
During the weekdays, Son-Shine Child Care Center partners with the church for
daycare of 6-week-old infants to school-age children.
The daycare phone is 402-994-2384.
The church is involved in the
Cass County Food Pantry,
The BackPack Program,
Joint Vacation Bible School and other community activities.
Pastor Michelle Chesnut
Cell Phone 402-314-7988 Church Phone: 402-994-6735
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.
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
Short Story Contest
Generate a fictional short story that is written in the wholesome spirit displayed by Bess Streeter Aldrich in her works while incorporating a theme that focuses on Nebraska’s family life, economy, history, cultural diversity, and/or geography (past, present, and/or future). Writers are encouraged to focus on historical and/or realistic topics. This year the Aldrich Foundation is paying tribute to Mrs. Aldrich’s book Spring Came on Forever and it would be an excellent resource.
Here are some of the guidelines below and if you would like to see more visit their Facebook page or email me at email@example.com for complete rules and guidelines.
Deadline is midnight February 17, 2020
New 1950's Exhibit is currently available for viewing at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum
Wed, Thurs, Sat, & Sundays
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Also available for scheduled tours.
(click here or on the banner above to find the monthly calendar for the month)
When your group or club meets for an event, take some photos and send them to me with a summary of what was happening and I'll post them here in the Elmwood Newsletter.
Readers want to see involvement in and around our village. It not only helps to promote our town, but it could create interest in joining your group.
Youth groups and other civic groups do litter pick-up, sponsor Easter egg hunts, collect food for those less fortunate and meet for crafting, among lots of other events.
Be sure to check the calendar to the right for upcoming events, also.
Send your updates, announcements, and photos of the events, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall.
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 email@example.com
We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
Sunday, October 27th
11:30 - 1:30 pm
Several different types of soups, pies, and desserts.
Cornhusker Country Music Theater!
Cornhusker Country Music Theater in Louisville is located at 211 Main St.
Call, 1-800-480-8797, ext 211, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
(We're a nonprofit organization.)
September and October events:
Saturday, Sept 28 ~ Fred Larson & Friends
Saturday, Oct 12 ~ 7:30 pm ~ Larry Meyer & The Silver Wings Band
Sunday, Oct 13 ~ 1:pm ~ CCMT Anniversary Jam (FREE) Bring your favorite instruments or singing voice!
Sunday, Oct 27 ~ 2 pm ~ Jamie Williams & Friends
We now have a DANCE FLOOR right in front of the stage!
Put on your dancing shoes and come on over for a good time! If you don't want to dance, you can still enjoy live music!
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