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Bess Streeter Aldrich House

If you haven't been to the Bess Streeter Aldrich Museum this month you really, really need to visit. You say you were there last month and what's new?BessStreeterAldrichQuiltshow

Did you know every month it looks different? This month every room is now filled with Patriotic quilts and they are simply amazing! Bonnie Brewer and the rest of the Oxbow Quilters are simply amazing. The talent we have in our local community is stunning. 

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What is a U.F.O?

It's not what you think in quilting circles.  A U.F.O is also known as the Unfinished Project & Objects. Bonnie Brewer is a very busy as she has eight unfinished quilt tops in this room. Way to go Bonnie! You are a busy lady. 

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

Open Memorial Day

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. 

PatrioticQuilt bedroomNext month the house will be filled with the June wedding theme, wedding dresses, cake toppers. So get your friends together, especially future brides and look at past fashions and make plans for your future wedding.

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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


New Flags for Main Street 

Have you noticed? Have you seen them? What am I talking about the new flags adorning the Main Street in Elmwood. They started going up a few weeks ago and were designed by Pat Ervin of Fountain Creek DezignWorks, a Member of the Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association.

Thank you to Rob Clements for sharing the photo of Kurk Schrader and Ed Blunt (running the lift unseen) installing the Aldrich House flag.

This flag was specifically asked to be placed across the street from the bank because the Clement brothers grew up in the Aldrich house. I won't say what years that was, you will have to ask them.

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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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This will also be your last Chance to Visit Dean and Judy's Iris Patch


Dean and Judy’s Iris Patch 

Open to the public daily 10AM to 7PM from May 14th to Jun 4th

This is our 20th year of having the garden open to the public during bloom season. 

This is also our final year of having the garden open as both Judy and I are getting older each year and it becomes more difficult to do this. 

28617 Fletcher Ave,


2 miles north of Elmwood and 1 mile west on Fletcher Ave. 

Phone 402-430-4805.   

In 2015 they registered 2 hybrids created with the American Iris Society.  These are named “Bess Streeter Aldrich”  and “Elmwood Sunset”.  These are currently blooming in our garden along with 400 other AIS named iris, most of which are Tall Bearded Iris.

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 


 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

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Elmwood Community Center

(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


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Village of Elmwood Clean Up Day 

June 17, 20172017 Official Clean Up notice

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Elmwood Peddler and Solicitors License Required

Solicitors and Peddlers who want to try their luck in Elmwood by going door to door must first stop at the Village Office and obtain a permit.

The Village Clerk will take their pertinent information and a copy of their driver’s license. If someone comes to your door they must be able to produce this permit upon request. You are not obligated to ask for it or to talk to them. You can ask them to leave and you do not have to let them in your house or on your property.

If you have a persistent salesperson at your door that will not leave you should call the police. Solicitation requiring a permit does not include school/church organizations,

Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, or a salesperson invited by the resident such as the Schwan’s salesperson.

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

Submit Your Stories and NEWS

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 editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  


Cass County News and Events

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

Loft Theatre News

Auditions for Spamalot

Monty Python's Spamalot is coming to the Lofte Theatre and you can be a part of it. Auditions are 

June 4, 5, & 6th at 7pm

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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. 

“The Man Who Came to Dinner” at Lofte Theatre

Manley, NE [May 19, 2017] - The Lofte's second production of the year takes us back to small-town Ohio in the 1930s. Sheridan Whiteside ("Sherry" to his friends) is a famously outlandish New York City radio personality who has been invited to dine at the home of the well-to-do Stanley family. But disaster strikes before he enters the house. Whiteside slips on the ice and injures his hip!


What started out as a one-night event soon turns into a month-long convalescence. Confined to the house, Sherry drives his hosts mad by viciously insulting them, monopolizing their house, running up large phone bills, and receiving many bizarre guests, including paroled convicts.

This classic American script has enjoyed several revivals on Broadway and the London stage and was made into a feature film in 1942 starring Bette Davis, Jimmy Durante and Monty Woolly.

Ken Snyder of Elmwood is playing the irascible Sheridan Whiteside. He is joined on stage by Brenda Jones (Louisville) and Tim Sorensen (Elmwood) playing his hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley. Rosalie Duffy (Lincoln) and Doug Rothgeb (Omaha) play the star-crossed Maggie Cutler and Bert Jefferson. Rounding out the cast are Dustin Reckling (Louisville), Jean Wymore (Syracuse), Jessica and Rita McKinney, Ken Patry and Trish Miller (Omaha), Cheryl and Will Jones (Manley), Tom Lucas (Papillion), Jeff Johnston (Elmwood), Mike Brown (Firth), Jim Skrobo (Elkhorn), Aubree Sweeney and Millard Carnes (Plattsmouth), Guillermo Rosas (La Vista), Zeke Rouse (Murray), Brenna Thompson, Nick Roth (Lincoln), John Bell and Dan Roberg (Omaha) and Shawn Reynolds (Bellevue). The production is directed by Kevin Colbert.

"The Man Who Came to Dinner" runs June 2-4 and 8-11. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7pm. Sunday performances begin at 2pm. Those interested in tickets may call the box office at 402-234-2553 or visit Lofte.org for online purchasing. All seats are reserved and ticket price is $19.


Nebraska Extension Cass County

Summer Workshop Announcement:

Do your kids love frogs and toad? Then get them over to the Cass County Extension (North side of the Fairgrounds) for a morning Workshop on AMPHIBIANS This is FREE for kids 8-12 years old

June 1, 2017
Thursday 9:00 am to 11:00 am
For students ages 8-12 years old
Location: Cass County Extension Office, 8400 144th Street, Weeping Water, NE
(in the Extension Office at the Fairgrounds)

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Louisville State Recreation Area

Saturdays  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.  



2017 Quilt Block Contest Flyer

 Summer 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 CLICK HERE

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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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