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I am very excited and proud to publish this edition of the Elmwood Nebraska News. Why? 

Because on February 7th, just yesterday, our very own Rob Clements was sworn in as the new Nebraska Senator of LegislativeDistrict 2, which includes Cass county, and portions of Sarpy and Otoe County.

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I have often told friends I bank locally. I have told Rob I will never take my business elsewhere. Why? For the same reasons he was chosen as a State Senator by Governor Rickets. Rob embraces community, he listens and cares about his family and everyone who walks in the door of the American Exchange Bank.

I'm sure almost everyone has a personal story of how Rob has affected their life (financially, or otherwise) I know I do, and I am very proud to have him represent us in the second district the way he represents Elmwood.

Not only does Rob serve as the President of the Aldrich Foundation, but is seen at every community event in town from the Holiday light parade to dinners at the community center. 

It was a surprise to most everyone in the area, and even the family as Rob did not submit his application to replace Senator Kintner. Robert Clements was nominated by his peers who recognized his financial expertise and financial responsibility.

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As Governor Rickets stated about Rob "He's a numbers guy" and this is what the state needs now.

Who else would be better for the job than someone with a family history of successfully running a four generation bank.

As many in the family have stated the "dust is still settling" and Rob is busy this week in Lincoln. But there will be an interview in the next week.

For now, you can read and watch video from the various news articles reporting the announcement and swearing in ceremony.

Gov Ricketts picks Robert Clements for Nebraska legislative seat (KMTV3)

Elmwood banker chosen to replace Kintner (Lincoln Journal Star) 

Robert Clements to fill seat left open with Bill Kintner's resignation (Kearney Hub)

Official Announcement, in full, can be read on the Elmwood-Murdock website.World Herald) 

 

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Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools was one of only 8 districts in the entire state to earn the highest classification (4) "Excellent."

With over 240 school district is our state it is a tremendous honor to earn this classification which places Elmwood-Murdock in the top 3% of all schools in our state.

Official Announcement, in full, can be read on the Elmwood-Murdock website.

The other seven school district earning a classification of (4) were Auburn, Bennington, Elkhorn, Potter-Dix, Bloomfield, Pender and Hitchcock County.

For statewide AQuESTT results, visit www.aquestt.com or http://www.education.ne.gov/.

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The UNO Chancellor and Dean's list

UNO Chancellor's List

  • Elmwood: Emma Leone 
  • Manley: Callie Zeorian 

UNO Dean's List

  • Elmwood: Adriana Baker, Ashtyn Cooper, Daniel Goudie, Josiah Philson 
  • Murdock: Tyler Oehlerking, Hannah Ervin 
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Isaiah Kluver (5th from left) was selected as a Finalist for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

He attended the Honors Choir in New York City  on Feb. 2-6th.

Isaiah was chosen to represent the finest high school performers internationally by performing at Carnegie Hall. It is an honor and we are extremely proud of this accomplishment.

Ensemble: Honors Concert Choir; Bass 2.

Elmwood-Murdock Dominates Cystic Fibrosis and Multiple Sclerosis!!

The Elementary Student Council is partnering with the High School Student Council to do our very first joint fundraiser. The money we raise will be split between the UNMC Multiple Sclerosis Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Both of these organizations are near and dear to the hearts of our students and our community members.

In order to raise money, we are doing a change drive and asking all students to bring in any spare change they can. In exchange for the generous donations, our teachers have agreed to some pretty fun and outrageous stunts during an assembly on February 17.

  • $25- Mrs. Cook will sport a mustache for a day
  • $200-Mrs. Towle and Mrs. Oliva will have a “Fancy Nancy” kind of day
  • $400- Mrs. Hogue will get an “Averi Make-Over”
  • $500- Mr. Friedrich will shave his mustache
  • $550- Mr. B/Mrs. B will play Bean-Boozled
  • $600- Ms. Duntz and Mrs. Drueke will be Duct taped to the wall by their students
  • $650-Mrs. Colbert/Miss Manley get a make-over
  • $700- Lindsay/Mrs. Schroll/Mrs. Pinkelman gets a pie to the face
  • $750- Mrs. Oehlerking, Ms. Novak and Mrs. DeMike will do a mystery challenge
  • $800- Para Crew will do an egg challenge
  • $900- Mrs. Smith/Mrs. Paulsen/Kim will do the unicorn challenge
  • $1000- Mr. Shelsta,Mr. Frerichs, andMr. Dlouhywill have a slam dunk contest


*If each building meets their goal of $1000 Mrs. Paulsen will dye her hair purple

**A smaller assembly for the morning preschool to make sure they are in on all the fun!

Thank you for supporting this fundraiser and our Student Councils. We are excited to be helping TWO organizations with very positive missions. Maybe with our help they can DOMINATE Cystic Fibrosis and Multiple Sclerosis!!

Hopefully, photos will come from the stunts!!

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4H NewsUpdates

4-H Clubs are starting up and it's time to get involved.

Join the Fun, Join 4-H


Now is a great time for new members to join 4-H. There are several local clubs youth could join.

Any youth, ages 5 through 18 can participate in 4-H.
To learn more, contact the Cass County Extension Office at 402-267-2205.

For more details about this home environment and small animal club, contact kareykoehn@gmail.com.

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 February 12, 2017

Sign up meeting next Sunday Afternoon.

See Dave Lutz for Any other Details.

Village of Elmwood News

You can stay updated by signing up for the Elmwood Community Alert Texts. This will alert you to emergency situations such as weather alerts or water emergencies.

Not only that, BUT, you will also receive reminders of events, Village board news, park news etc. Spread the news and sign up by..

Send a text to number 28748 with 68349 as the subject

Visit the Village board website for more information.ECATs

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The Quonset Bar and Grill

126 North 4th, Elmwood, NE
Saturday Night
Feb 11th 6pm-11pm

Enjoy an evening of laughs, drinks and yummy food! There is no excuse for something to do for your Valentine this year in Elmwood.

No need to go to Omaha or Lincoln, how easy could this be?

For your entertainment, there will be a Hypnotist!

Tickets are $15 each and available for pick up now! Full menu will be available.

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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 Give the gift of life

 American Red Cross sends a "Thank you" to the Elmwood Community

The blood drive registered 26 donors and collected 27 pints of blood.

The next scheduled drive in Elmwood is June 12.

Thanks to all the donors who made a commitment on Monday, January 30th. 

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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


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Elmwood Community Center

(right next door to Elmwood Inspired)

Morning Coffee Bar
Coffee, Tea, Milk 

(Milk available, please ask the cook)
 Free will offering - suggested $1.00

Noon Meals

Eat in or Take out
Daily Menu

Please call by 9:30am to reserve

402-994-2145
Suggested price for 

Noon meal is $5.00


 

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

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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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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