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We are over halfway through January and coming up on a new month. Wow, 2017 is still brand new, yet it seems the newness has worn off for many. I myself am looking forward to spring, sunshine and nice weather. These cloudy, foggy days are enough for me.

But there is still plenty to get you out and about in our community. School basketball games, the upcoming Blood Drive at the Elmwood Fire Hall, and the Annual Trinity Lutheran Church Farm Auction at Round the Bend.

Remember to send me community updates and news. I need Volleyball news, school news and photos of Christmas lights! Email your church announcements, community, business and school news to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com by Sunday night.

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THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF BLOOD and there is an emergency need for donors at the


Monday, January 30, at the Fire Hall.

Please walk in between the hours of 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. to help reach our goal.


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Trinity Auction 2017

 Yes, you're seeing this right, a Farm Auction. You may not live on a farm or acreage, but a farm auction is an excuse to get out and socialize. There will be lunch served in the back and includes home-made pies!!

Proceeds go to mission outreach and local organizations. Last year thousands of dollars were donated to fire and rescue organizations who service our local area.


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Join the Spanish Learning Club!!!
Starts in February!
Registration: February 4th @ 10:30 am at Elmwood Public Library





BJ Real Estate

B.J. Burrows has been as an agent for Nebraska Realty,  in Elmwood for the past five years.

He decided to start his own brokerage business and officially opened Burrows Tracts Real Estate Jan. 2.

Elmwood resident and real estate broker B.J. Burrows knows buying a house is one of the most important decisions a person makes in his or her life.

“The team has been successful for a couple of years and we decided to break off on our own. It’s very rewarding to run your own company.”

The full article about the expansion and changes at the local real estate company can be found here. 

Please visit their website to find a new home, acreage or list your today.



Honoring Girls Scouts in February

Nebraska author Bess Streeter Aldrich was known to teach cooking classes to neighborhood girls and, of course, was an advocate of reading and writing. It is with this knowledge, that the Aldrich Board has decided to honor Girls Scouts during February by letting them have a free tour. ( Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska) There will be an exhibit of vintage dolls, Barbies, and tea sets on display, too.

The Aldrich House is open on Saturdays and Sunday from 1 to 4 or by appointment. Please help share this post with any Girl Scout leaders in your area.

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Short Story Contest

To commemorate Nebraska’s 150th anniversary, honor Nebraska author Bess Streeter Aldrich, and recognize outstanding writing, the Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation announces its 2017 Short Story Contest.

Authors are encouraged to 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 economy, history, cultural diversity, and/or geography (past, present, and/or future).

For more information visit http://www.bessstreeteraldrich.org/shortstorycontest.pdf

For more information visit http://www.bessstreeteraldrich.org/shortstorycontest.pdf

Nebraska Writing Contest for 8th Graders

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Treasurer Stenberg Announces 15th Annual NEST
‘Why I Want to Go to College’ Writing Contest for 7th, 8th Graders
$14,000 in NEST Scholarships to Be Awarded at Omaha Storm Chasers Game

Lincoln, Neb. (January 17, 2017) – Seventh and eighth graders are being encouraged to enter the 15th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest, sponsored by Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg and the Omaha Storm Chasers. Entries are due March 17.

Winners will receive Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000. Nebraska winners also will receive tickets to the May 21 Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion. In all, 12 winners will be selected—nine from Nebraska and three from outside the state.

Visit the website for rules and how to enter

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Elmwood-Murdock School News 


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Top photo: Brianna Scattergood, Elyse Drake, Kabrianna Mumford, Tatum Munhall, Shailee Hayek, Alexis Campbell, Alyssa Closner

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Bottom photo: Elyse Drake, Alyssa Closner, Shailee Hayek, Alexis Campbell, Kabrianna Mumford, Brianna Scattergood...not pictured Coach Casey Clements

This past Sunday, Jan 22 the Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad competed and won their first competition of the season. They were awarded 1st place in Class C non-tumbling Cheer.

Our next competition is this Sunday, January 29th at Millard West and we would love to have as many spectators come out and watch us perform and do what we love the most....cheering!

If you have photos of any of the games, pep rallys, road trips, cheering sections or ANYTHING  school related please send it to me on editor@elmwoodnebraska.com by Sunday night.  

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 It's Time for  the Duck Races Again!

Last Saturday in January starting at 9am

That's THIS Saturday people (January 28th, 9 am)


Every year, on the last Saturday of January, thousands of people gather in Avoca, Nebraska to race live ducks! The Quack Off (aka the Duck Races) is the annual fundraiser for the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department. Money raised supports the department all year long. Believe us when we say you’ve never experienced anything like it!

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Plattsmouth Community Center

The Community Center has a bunch of fun athletic programs coming up! 

For all you parents looking for winter activities with your kids. 

Adult Volleyball League - 18yrs+, Starts in January, $150per team plus ref fees
Father/Daughter Dance – Saturday, February 18th $8 members; $13 non-members


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