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She will be 10 on May 20th




Graduation at Elmwood Murdock

Congratulations to the 2010 Graduates!

Staci Ronhovde and Griffin Hovorka spoke at the graduation ceremony.  Staci spoke of the many fun times they had in high school.  She reminded her classmates of the laughs, the inside jokes, and the memories.  Griffin spoke of the challenges that lie ahead.  They were entering the adult world with a bad economy, war, and conflict.  Then he thanked the adults for giving them that.  He told us that the world was like a grapefruit but didn't explain why.  He wasn't sure either.  I think I know though.  Add lots of sugar and the world isn't so hard to take.  Both Griffin and Staci talked about their most favorite memory from high school...Mr. Schmale's class.  That memory made all the students laugh.  If you've never had Mr. Schmale's class you are missing out!





Staci Rohnovde



Noah Philson


Ross Mumford


This is my niece McKenzie. She graduated this year from Auburn Senior High


The Stylist Next Dorr



Stacey Dorr



1860 310th St.

Elmwood, NE 68349



Stacey Dorr has been a hair stylist for 6 1/2 years. She lives right outside of Elmwood. (East on D Street, also known as Adams, then 1/4 mile south.) I went to her to get my hair colored. At first I wasn't sure about the color because it was a drastic change. But now I love it!! Stacey is really nice and does a great job.  Stacey does cuts, color, highlights, perms, and waxing. She also has a tanning bed.


Appointments Only

Tanning Prices

For 1 tan- $4
Month Unlimited- $35
For 10 tans- $35
For 20 tans- $60

Hair Prices

Men- $10
Women start at- $15
Colors start at- $60
Perms- $50


This is how my hair turned out...pretty cool!


The color makes my eyes pop...at least that's what mom says.


Dean and Judy Douglas's Iris Garden is Open!


The Iris Patch is located at 28617 Fletcher Avenue, Rural Elmwood




The Iris Patch

The Iris Patch is hosting its 13th annual open house.  Dean and Judy Douglas moved to this 2 acre spot in 1972.  At that time there were purple and yellow iris already planted.   After a visit to the Schliefert's Iris Garden in 1990 they planted their first tall bearded iris and thus began the Iris Patch.

They have replanted the Dykes last year and they appear to have made it through the winter.  The blooms will be variable this year.  Due to the heavy snow cover last winter followed by the warm days in April the blooms are about 10 days ahead of schedule.  The garden is beautiful and each iris is labeled so you know what it is called in case you would like to order one.

Take time for a tour of the Iris Patch.  It is worth the time.  The iris are starting to bloom now and I plan to go back in another week or so to see even more.

Directions from Elmwood:

2 miles north of Elmwood on Highway 1 - then 1 mile west on Fletcher Avenue.  The Iris Patch is on the southwest corner.  Just follow the signs!






Mumford Awarded Lofte Scholarship


The Lofte Community Theatre is proud to announce that its 2010 Scholarship for graduating seniors has been awarded to Ross Mumford of Elmwood.  His parents are Cindy and Tony Mumford.

Mr. Mumford is not only a Lofte volunteer, but has an excellent record for his high school extracurricular activities as well.  He's active in speech, choir, Spanish Club and the Elmwood-Murdock FBLA.  During his academic career, Mumford has been a three-year All-State member, a two-year National FBLA competitor and received the Nebraska Young Artist Award.  His future plans include attending Nebraska Wesleyan and majoring in music education.

Mumford debuted on the Lofte stage at the tender age of 11.  He was cast in his first play, "Damn Yankees" in 2003 and got to utter the memorable line, "Say it ain't so, Joe!"  He's also starred in "Laughing Stock,"  last year's musical, "Crazy For You," and many others.  What keeps Ross coming back to the Lofte year after year?  "The people and the positive experience that the Lofte continually supplies.  The Lofte has also helped me improve my singing, acting and overall performance skills.  I'm also lucky to have made so many good friends and special memories during my time here."

The Lofte extends its most heartfelt congratulations to Ross and his pursuit of higher education.  Lofte President, Anne Pope said, "Ross' selfless dedication to the Lofte and outstanding academic performance were just two of the reasons that he was chosen to receive the 2010 Lofte Scholarship.  While we all hope that he continues to grace our stage with his contagious smile and quick wit, and we also wish him the best of luck on a brilliant future.



JH Honors Night Program - Will be held on Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m. located in the high school new gym. A reception will follow in the old gym for the 8th grade promotion in to high school.

Attention 7-12th Grade Parents: The May Booster Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Commons area of the High School building. Hope to see you there.


Students that have a negative lunch account and do not have a cold lunch will not be allowed to charge a hot lunch or breakfast beginning Monday, May 24, 2010 through Thursday, May 27, 2010 .  We also will not charge breakfasts. Students that have a negative lunch account and have not brought a cold lunch will be given a peanut butter sandwich and milk and their parents will be contacted.  (The cost of the milk and peanut butter sandwich is $1.00.)  All accounts and fines must be paid by May 28, 2010.  Report Cards and PowerSchool will not be made available until all accounts are paid.  Thank you for your cooperation.


The S.O.S. parent organization will be providing lunch for our students on May 28th, the last day of school.   We will be having grilled hamburgers, chips, fruit, and a beverage.  Students that do not wish to eat the lunch provided by the S.O.S may bring a sack lunch. The last day for the school hot lunch program and breakfast program will be May 27, 2010.


The 3rd grade will host a school Talent Show on May 27th at 1:00 p.m.  All students, staff, and parents are welcome to come and watch the show.  If you would like to audition, please send in an entry form by May 10th.  We request that we have just one form per act please.  You may be in no more than two acts.  Auditions for the Talent Show will be on May 14th.  All K-6 students are eligible to audition and to be a part of the talent show. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Backemeyer.


We have enough students registered to offer sessions 1, 2, and 3.  However, we do not have enough interest in sessions 4 and 5 to offer them at this time.

We are planning to offer Summer Knights Childcare for our students this summer.  We have commitments from 11 students and believe that we can make this work financially for the school district.  Summer Knights Childcare Handbooks will be sent home to the families that have registered for the childcare program.  Please contact the school if you are interested in registering your child or would like more information regarding the program.  The program will run from June 1, 2010 through August 13, 2010.


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday - May 18th - Junior High Honors Night
Monday - May 24 - All Stars Celebration for 6th grade students and families at 7:00 p.m. in the gym
Thursday - May 27 - School Talent Show from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Thursday - May 27 - School Talent Show from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Friday - May 28 - Field Day from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Friday - May 28 - Field Day from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Friday - May 28 - Last day of school
Monday - May 31st - Dog Licenses Due

Saturday - June 12th - Elmwood Murdock City Wide Garage Sales
Tuesday - June 15th - EMMA Good Neighbor Nominations Due


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