Did you know we have a Community Calendar on the website?
(click here or on the banner above to find the monthly calendar for the month)
Grace "Betty" Clements is Honored
Elmwood has so MANY fascinating people who have done so many amazing things. We make history. Elmwood native "Betty Clements" is no exception. Earlier this year Rob Clements nominated his Aunt Betty to the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame.
On January 24, 2019, she was honored and inducted into Aviation history.
Did you know she was one of the first women military pilots? In fact, many people at that time didn't think women had the "mental capacity", or the ability to "keep quiet" and not talk about secret military operations. She proved them wrong. She served on the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2010.
Her missions on flying supplies for the atomic bomb she kept so secret her family didn't even know about them until long after her death in 1965.
Here are some additional links if you would like to learn more. You can also visit the Elmwood G.A.R Hall Veterans Museum to read her full military record. It's quite fascinating
Test your Well Water
Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2019
Sorry, this image isn't "perfect" or "pretty. But I got this in the mail and didn't find it anywhere else. Pass the word. next Tuesday you can test your rural well water for FREE at the Elmwood-Murdock High School
The renovations to the original wood floors at the Bess Streeter Aldrich house are complete and gorgeous. My phone photos didn't turn out too good due to the bright sunshine and glare on the floor. So I'll go back this weekend and get some really good one of the floor. That means you just have to come back and read this next week.
But in addition, the theme for this month is Musical Instruments and sheet music.
I do love musical instruments and the sheet music display at the top of the staircase of military sheet music is fascinating.
There is always something new to see and learn.
A hint of a new feature to the museum. Bess Streeter Aldrich will return in reenactment style, very much like Maxine Cline did many years ago. I'll update you later on who and when you can experience this new guided tour. Let's just say the person is delving not only into the personal life of Ms. Aldrich but also the local history and the time period.
Elmwood Strategic Plan
Last week the community center in Elmwood was full as citizens turned out to give their input on the Vision of Elmwood. Longtime residents gave input on ideas which had worked in the past and what should be brought back.
Some of the items mentioned were the following
Due to the Bess Streeter Aldrich House, several AirBnB's in the area, the newly renovated park, Market to Market run, etc, Elmwood brings in a LOT of people. Now it's time to capitalize and generate some revenue.
Attendees were able "Sticky note" and post what they liked about Elmwood, what they didn't. The boards filled up quickly.
Midway during the open house, a moderated discussion was held with over 20 people in attendance. Many people left and they really missed out. It was a great discussion with a very insightful discussion with input from the Cass County Planning commission.
Several business development ideas were suggested and the overall consensus was "Elmwood is special, unique and whatever we do here needs to be different".
Business leaders in the area have been busy attending Chamber of Commerce and planning commission meetings throughout the state to gain insight and ideas of what we could do here in Elmwood.
Being only 1/2 mile from the "exact" center between Omaha and Lincoln has its advantages and disadvantages. Either city is close enough to go grocery shopping, although it was mentioned the Elmwood C-Store has pretty much all the "emergency - gotta have" items. They do a great job at essentials in such a small space.
Forgot someone's birthday, yes they do have cake mix and frosting. Trust me, I've picked it up there before.
But, we need to hear from more people!
We want to hear what you like about your community, what could be improved, and what ideas you have. You can give your input with this interactive map. (CLICK HERE)
Is there a road that needs to be improved? A place where a business could be built? Empty, abandoned lots or areas that need cleaning up?
Topics may include but are not limited to housing, roads/infrastructure, parks & recreation, city services & facilities, economic development, or future growth of the community. Your comments help us make more informed decisions about our community.
You can actually click on an interactive map and mark the areas of town you would like to see improvements, additions or future growth. It's pretty cool, check it out. Let's see tags all over the map!
The British Are Coming!
Feeling in need of a nice cup of tea? Servant’s behavior becoming intolerably bold? For those Anglophiles out there who dream of Edwardian England, pop on down to the Elmwood Public Library for a bit of an escape.
We now have all six seasons of the popular PBS series, ‘Downton Abbey’ available for checkout. The Crawley sisters, uppity chauffeur Tom Branson and meddling footman, Thomas Barrow became a global sensation with the popularity of the series. Now you can take them home and immerse yourself in a proper English television marathon!
Preschool Story Time begins September 6th
Thursdays 10:30 am
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.
Monday 3- 8pm
Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Webelo Den Community Service Project
Webelo den (4th and 5th graders) are working on a community service project. They are collecting donations for the Humane Society. They are putting up fliers and donation boxes at local businesses. Would this be something that you could put in the newsletter to help get the word out? Attached are some pictures of the fliers that we are putting up around the two towns.
The following items are needed and can be dropped off at the Elmwood C-Store, the American Exchange Bank, and other locations. Look for the boxes and please consider donating the following.
Purina Cat Chow
Purina Kitten Chow
Non-clumping cat litter
Hard plastic cat toys
Cardboard can trays
KMR Kitten Milk Replacer
PetLac Kitten Milk Replacer
Exam gloves - all sizes
Purina Dog Chow
Purina Puppy Chow
Purina small bits
large Trash bags
ziploc sandwich bags
Collars & leashes (especially big dogs"
Timothy hay for small animals
Scrub Tops & Bottoms
Aspen bedding or shredded paper
Yesterday's News (used as bedding for ferrets & rabbits
Hand sanitizer and Liquid Hand Soap
Puppy housetraining pads
Rubber gloves (all sizes)
Kong toys/hard rubber toys
Swiffer Duster pads
Toilet Bowl cleaners
Lysol disinfectant spray
AA or AAA Energizer or Duracell batteries
The Webelos are Jacob Stewart, Blake Lavington, Charles Cawley, Will Fox, Christian Brettmann, Ethan Kitrell.
The Webelo leaders are Cathy Stewart and Jennifer Brettmann. The Webelo requirement is for the scouts to come up with a community project and to lead and plan it.
Then on Sunday St. Patricks Day, there will be an afternoon Big Band swing dance band.
Lots going on at the Community Center and even more planned for the future.
Make sure to get the Pancake breakfast in your calendar for the last Saturday of the month
Tai Chi Every Tuesday and Thursday
Tai Chi Every Tuesday and Thursday
A low-impact program will help improve balance and memory
Everyone is welcome to come.
The Elmwood Community Center provided daily lunches Monday through Friday for anyone who wants a good home cooked meal for a very reasonable price...$5 per person!
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)
Please call by 9:30 am to reserve
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.
St. Paul United Methodist Church
400 West G Street
Elmwood, NE 68349
Sunday School (Sept.-May) 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Services 10:30 a.m.
ELMWOOD MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL
This week our Student of the Week Winner is Morgan Mills. She is a senior at Elmwood Murdock High School. Her activities include FBLA, basketball, golf, speech, journalism, and track. She is the daughter of Don and Diane Mills.
She was nominated for these reasons:
She is a leader in many of the activities she participates in
She is always friendly and courteous
She is an extremely hard worker
She has a confident and cheerful personality that makes her well-liked by her peers and the staff
Morgan, Don, and Diane are invited to stop by (we are located under the water tower in Louisville), call (402.234.3333) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get their Witte Physical Therapy t-shirts!
The next Student of the Week winner will be announced on 2/27/19
Peru State College Business Competition
13 FBLA members attended the Peru State College Business Competition on Wednesday, February 13. Elmwood-Murdock secured 8 top-five finishes at the competition. Congratulations to the following five students for placing in the top 5:
Hayden Ernst, senior
2nd place, Business Math
2nd place, Accounting 2
4th place, Economics
Morgan Jennings, senior
3rd place, Entrepreneurship
5th place, Marketing
Molly Feile, junior
2nd place, Business Communication
Gus Pope, sophomore
2nd place, Keyboarding
Noah Arent, sophomore
5th place, Keyboarding
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 at email@example.com
The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall.
You may not get out as often, but people are still in need of emergency supplies and cupboards are bare in some Elmwood homes.
Don't forget to send me your news
There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year
Holiday Events & photos
SEND ME THE NEWS and PHOTOS to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Call 866.394.8336 or email email@example.com
We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to our newest community advertiser Burrows Real Estate.
If you would like to advertise your business on the Elmwood website just CLICK here
Prices started at just $25 per month
NEST 529 to Kickoff NEST on the Farm Fun Photo
$1,000 Drawing at Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference
WHAT:NEST 529 College Savings Plan will officially launch the NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing with a presentation during the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference.
Tyson Larson, Deputy Treasurer will provide opening remarks, followed by an overview of the plan by Vince Sullivan, Director, NEST 529 Direct Plan, First National Bank of Omaha.
The contest, which runs from February 21 through June 30, 2019, will award six winners each a $1,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings account.
To enter the NEST on the Farm Fun Photo Drawing, participants are encouraged to submit a farm-themed photo taken of or by a child 13 years old or younger along with a short caption.
For complete scholarship rules, visit NEST529.com/scholarships.
WHEN: Thursday, February 21 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Kearney Holiday Inn Ballroom
110 Second Ave.
Kearney, NE 68848
About NEST 529
NEST 529 is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and State Farm 529 Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 261,000 accounts, including over 84,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
About First National Bank of Omaha, First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National and its affiliates have more than $23 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, and Texas.
Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* · No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee · May Lose Value *Except the Bank Savings Investment Option
CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
(a NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION)
2019 WINTER-SPRING SHOW SCHEDULE:
Feb 16 - Kathy Dovel & Friends
March 2 - Rayne Magill & Plum Tuckered
March 16 - Elaine Behrends & Friends
March 30 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band
April 13 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band
April 27 - Rick Stephens & Friends
Work on N-63 Alvo North Realignment
March 15, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) — Weather permitting, work is scheduled to continue the week of March 19 on N-63, between Alvo and I-80, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Knife River, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa has the $11,758,926 contract. Work will include realignment of N‑63, culverts and box culverts, and wetland mitigation. This will be the second of two phases of work.
During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 (Alvo) to Reference Post 9+68 (Church Road). A marked detour will be in place along I-80 to N-66 to N-50 to US-34 for southbound traffic and along US-34 to N-50 to N-66 to I-80 for northbound traffic.
This portion of the project is anticipated to be completed in ________________ who knows, November is past and the highway is far from being complete.
The Department’s project manager is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through work zones and along detours.
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