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Congratulations to the twenty-seven seniors that graduated in the Elmwood-Murdock Class of 2017. Graduation is not an individual event, but a community event in our community.


For those that were not able to attend graduation, you can watch the entire ceremony on the Elmwood-Murdock Strive television network on demand. You can listen to the Whitney Koehn positive "millennial" speech or hear the accomplishments of years seniors. 

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Congratulations to Valedictorian Whitney Koehn and Shailee Hayek as the Salutatorian. The class of 2017 has some amazing accomplishments from being on All-State Choirs three years in a row, achieving volleyball greatness and football individual records that will remain memories for many years to come. 

There are many memories and traditions of graduation will never fade and are looked forward by many. Some of those include the "Rose ceremony" where seniors give their Mom and other special people in their lives a rose. Many a tear is shed during this rose ceremony. Another favorite part of EM graduation ceremony is the senior slideshow. 

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Then there are the graduation parties and open houses. To those who have never experienced the marathon of graduation day there is a strategy to getting to all the parties without making yourself sick on food and cake. 

Good luck to the Class of 2017 and we cannot wait to see the accomplishments you achieve in your life ahead. Please keep in touch as you go on your way. Subscribe to the newsletter and stay in touch with your hometown by subscribing to the weekly news.

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Celebrate the Career and Retirement of Dan Novak

The Elmwood-Murdock school board would like to cordially invite you to an open house to celebrate the many years of service that Mr. Dan Novak has provided to our district. 

Sunday, May 21st

3:00 – 5:00 pm in the

Commons Area at the Elmwood-Murdock High School in Murdock, Nebraska. 

Please come and give your well wishes to Dan and have some refreshments. 

Your presence will be your gift. 

After 37 years Dan Nowak will be retiring. He has been a fixture in our community for many years and he will be greatly missed.

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2016 Quality On Tap Water report for Elmwood

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This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the ELMWOOD, VILLAGE OF water system to provide safe drinking water.


No Detected Results were Found in the Calendar Year of 2016.
If you would like to observe the decision-making processes that affect drinking water quality, please attend the regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Board/City Council.

If you would like to participate in the process, please contact the Village/City Clerk to arrange to be placed on the agenda of the meeting of the Village Board/City Council

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The Oxbow Quilters present the Patriotic Quilt Show during the month of May. Hours have been extended, so make sure to visit and admire the talents of these amazing quilters.

Wed, Thur, Saturday, Sunday

1:00 -4:00 pm

Admission $5.00

Bonnie Brewer and Kurk Schrader appeared on the Nebraska Pure show on Tuesday, May 16th and was able to promote the Patriotic Quilt Show at the Aldrich House.


Over 80 examples of quilts and sewing projects, all patriotic in style are showcased in each room. CLICK HERE or on the photo above to watch the video on Facebook. 

These include several Quilts of Valor which the Oxbow Quilters have sewn over the years and have been loaned for the show. 





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 2016-17 Nebraska Blue Book

NebraskaSequicentennialBlue BookThe Sesquicentennial* Edition is here!

The Blue Book is Nebraska's official reference manual.

It's the "All you ever wanted to know about Nebraska's state government, geography, economy, history and culture but were afraid to ask"!

*Sesquicentennial - This means that Nebraska turned 150 years old as a state on March 1st!

Your Elmwood public library is so much more than books. Movies, audio, Internet access, wi-fi, plus friendly, helpful staff to help you make sense of it all. Drop by today!

Monday: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday/Wednesday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
email: elmwoodlibrary@outlook.com

Flagpoles and Flags for Sale

The Elmwood American Legion post is selling flag poles and flag just in time for Memorial day this year. They are the same telescoping flag poles found at the Elmwood Cemetery.

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Memorial Day Services and Events

Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm

Emmanuel Cemetery Services to be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Sunday, May 28,

12:00 Noon Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetary Murdock (after 10:30 Divine Service)

 2:00 pm Wabash Cemetery  (1/2 mile north of 310th & Alvo Road)

3:00 pm Callahan Cemetery  (286th & Bluff Road)

Monday, May 29, 

10:00 amElmwood Cemetery (Hwy 1, North of town)

Guest Speaker-Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

11:00- 1:00 pm Lunch at Elmwood Community Center

11:00 am- 2:00 pm Elmwood G.A.R. Museum open 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Patriotic Quilt Display at Bess Streeter Aldrich House

Dog and Cat Licensing Clinic

THIS Saturday, May 20th 9:00 am

The first Elmwood dog and cat licensing and vaccination clinic was a huge success.  So much so it is going to be repeated on May 20th. 

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2017 2nd Dog and Cat Event

Elmwood & Murdock Garage Sales

Saturday, June 10, 8-4

Do you need to clean out your garage? Do you have items you no longer need, but others could use? Have a garage sale!! 


Register by completing this form and paying $5 (make checks payable to Elmwood-Murdock Merchants’ Association). These forms should be left at Bits & Pieces, called to Kurk Shrader @ 867-4233, or emailed to ksbits@hotmail.com. The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 6.

Saturday, June 10

Deadline: Get Added to Map, $5
Tuesday, June 6
Contact: Forms available at  Bits & Pieces or elmur.org
Kurk Shrader, 867-4233
Email ksbits@hotmail.com for an official listing form and be added to the map.

Maps Available: Friday, June 9
Murdock: Post Office
Elmwood: Bits & Pieces and Elmwood Convenience

Coordinated by Elmwood-Murdock Merchants’ Association 

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(right next door to Elmwood Inspired)

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
Daily Menu


Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

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Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00

Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00 Friday 9:00 – 5:00
Closed on Monday

CommunityShreddingDayThe Murdock Lions Club, along with the Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association, Corn Growers State Bank, and the Murdock Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a Community Shredding Day. See the attached flyer.


9 – 11 AM


Sponsored by:

Cass County Garden Walk


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Five Gardens in Central Cass County 

Enjoy the beauty of five Cass County gardens and raise funds for cancer patients by attending Murdock Moderns Community Club’s Garden Walk Saturday, June 3.

Gardens on the walk belong to

Mike Cook and Jason Gissler, 31402 Church Rd., Murdock

Gary and Joyce Mortensen, 36504 Waverly Rd., Murdock

Jack and Deb Gilbert, 32814 McKelvie Rd., Murdock

Dean and Judy’s Iris Patch, 28617 Fletcher Ave., Elmwood

Green Gables Inn, 30312 Alvo Rd., Murdock.

The gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that Saturday.

You can read more about it each garden here in the story in the Plattsmouth Journal 

I know I will be there with my camera. I LOVE Flower photography!

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Eagle FarmersMarket

Eagle Farmers Market 

Thursdays at the Community Park

Starting June 1st   4:00 -6:30 pm

Garden produce, Baked Goods, Crafts

There is room for more vendors.

If you're interested please call or text Trisha at 402.890.1786

Cass County News and Events

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Dan Witte

I would like to thank all of the people this year that sent in nomination forms for our Student of the Week program. We had the ability to recognize several students for four different school districts who have excelled in a variety of activities and had academic accomplishments this year.

This recognition is made possible by the combined efforts of our Nebraska Community Websites and their weekly newsletters and the Plattsmouth Journal. Without these publications, the only recognition given to the students would be through Witte Physical Therapy’s various social media outlets.

Next year the program will return with some minor changes to help strengthen its purpose and provide the selected students with the recognition they deserve for their accomplishments.

Thank you again for supporting these deserving students!


Dan Witte, PT, DPT, OCS
Owner of Witte Physical Therapy
1276 Sandhill Circle, Ste 2

Auditions for Missoula Children's Theatre 

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Monday, June 12, 2017, 10:00-Noon

Auditions are open to all students entering 1st grade through 7th grade. Approximately 60 local children will be cast. Auditions will last two hours. 

Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament Series Begins

Louisville State Recreation Area


June 10, July 8, August 12

September 9th

Registration opens at 9:30

Kids ages 4-15

Age categories and prizes for 1st-3rd place. 

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Music at Louisville State Rec Area

Make a day of it with fishing and music at Louisville State Rec Area.

LTD Outdoors LLC is presenting a concert series with Lucas Minor and the Country Mile.  



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Last October 20, 2016, as children were anxiously anticipating Halloween and lots of trick-or-treating, a beautiful, young family of six perished in the night, as their rural home went up in flames. Four little girls, Elli, Adilynn, Emma, ages 11, 7 and 5, were students at Conestoga Elementary and had many friends, in and around the surrounding area, as did their baby sister, Anniston, 2, and their parents, Mike and Michelle Speer.

In honor of her family, JoLynne Lehan, Mike's mom, has directed that donations go to Conestoga's outdoor classroom, Cougar Hollow. With the four little girls' love of performing, playing and being out-of-doors exploring nature, in mind, the new additions for this special area will include a pavilion for outdoor instruments, a chalkboard, and chairs. A memorial fountain will be added at a later date.

A brick walking path will direct visitors to this special area. If you would like to honor this family with a loving tribute, you may purchase a memorial brick paver for $75. You may add any name to be engraved on the brick. There is space for 3 rows, with each row including a total of 14 characters, (including spaces). The clock is ticking...you need to order soon.  

Download an order form with complete directions at the link below


Thank you for helping to make this vision possible!


Thank you for helping to make this vision possible!

 Fiddle Camps in Nebraska

Registration is now open for the 2017 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.

Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.

The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.
For more information, e-mail Deborah at debby@greenblattandseay.com.

Register online: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml 

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Christ Lutheran Church 

Flea Market & Pop-Up Bakery coming soon! 

Stay tuned for more information ahead. Email clcfleamarketfestival@gmail.com for more information on how to participate or become a vendor. Visit their Facebook Page  ChristChurchLousivilleFleaMarket

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