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Memorial Day Services and Events

ElmwoodMemorialDay 2017On Memorial Day this past Monday the town of Elmwood represented what makes our community great. Almost 200 people attended the Memorial Day observances at the cemetery and paid tribute to our fallen men and women who died serving our country.

The tradition of "Sparky Bornemier" our local patriotic airplane did a "Fly By" and as always is a great sight to see.

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Retired Staff Sergeant Tom Rase of Murdock raised the flag to start the event.

James F. Miller sang the national anthem and wanted to sing it before he turned 90. It was a great feeling to have everyone join in singing.

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Boys State representatives Payton Frahm and Riley Backemeyer (above) did a wonderful job in reading General Logans Order Number 11 and the Gettysburg Address.

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Traditions are revered and I always look forward to and the leading of the Pledge of the Allegiance by Boy Scout Pack 360 made everyone smile.

Memorial Day wouldn't be complete without Rob Clements playing the Battle Hymn of the Republic. For taps time Rob had Bruce Pratt to echo those solemn tones from the far ends of the cemetery.

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This year's speaker was Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry and he spoke of heroic acts of our military and stressed the need for unity, bravery, and self-determination above political difference. To do what the men and women of our military do when duty calls. 

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Bonnie Brewer presented the transfer to Post 247 Everlasting to the families of Glenn Miller, Merlin "Pete" Peterson, Lorens Ropers, and Hilton Rogers who joined the eternal Army in the skies. 

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Thank you to the American Legion Post 247 and American Legion Squadron 247 and the Sons of Americal Legion post who hosted the event and the countless hours and dedication by numerous people in our community to make this happen. 

Read more in the Plattsmouth Journal or the News Channel of Nebraska

Spirit Squad News

Help support your
Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad!

Join us for a fundraising
Saturday, June 3rd from 11am-2pm
on Main Street in Elmwood

Free Will Donation!

All proceeds go to helping the girls
attend camp and pay for uniforms!

Cass County Garden Walk

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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

ElmwoodNebraskaLibrary Register Now for Summer Reading!

This summer, we will learn about how to build a better world.



We will check out big buildings like the Eiffel Tower and we will build small buildings with Legos! We will discover ways that we can help “Build a Better World” by the things we do and how we work with others.

We will do all of this while we do art projects, play games, check out some cool building materials and—of course—read!

Who: Preschool through 6th grades

Where: Elmwood Public Library

When: Wednesday, June 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

A) Grades PreK-K: 10:30-11:30 am
B) Grades 1st -3rd: 1:00-2:30 pm
C) Grades 4th-6th: 3:00-4:30 pm

Come in today to register!
Call for information: 402-994-4125

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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Red Cross Blood Drive

Time again for the Elmwood blood drive at the Fire Hall

June 12, 2017  

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Elmwood People in the News

Congratulations go out to several people in the Elmwood community for the great service and contributions they provide. 

Bonnie Brewer

Received the Thankful Thursday from radio station B107.3 for all her volunteering in the community from leading the American Legion 247, starting the museum, donating her time as a Master Gardener at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum and the Oxbow Quilters. It is well deserved! Thank you for all you do!

Eula McLaughlin Swarts

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Eula attended the Elmwood Alumni dinner on Saturday and celebrated her 80th reunion. She graduated in the Elmwood High School Class of 1937 and is seen above with her son Keith Swarts.

The things she has seen I'm sure is quite amazing and I'm going to have an interview with her in a future newsletter. Hopefully next week. 

Whitney Koehn

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Whitney Koehn was recognized as a Southeast Nebraska Top High School Senior by Lincoln Journal Star Class Acts section of the newspaper. Congratulations Whitney 

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VBS Bible School

July 10-14, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM
St. Paul United Methodist Church, Elmwood

Ages: Preschool-12 years old
$7.00 per child or $14.00 per family
Registration is the night of the 10th.

Join us July 10-14 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the St. Paul United Methodist Church for another summer adventure with Vacation Bible School.

Food, Fun, Games, Activities, Singing, and the word of God will be shared this week.

On Friday, July 14th, the VBS children will have a small presentation at 7:30 PM to share their singing skills. We can’t wait to go on this adventure with you!

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

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

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School Nurse opening


The Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools is taking applications for a school nurse for the 2017-2018 school year.

Candidates must at a minimum be a Registered Nurse, associates or bachelors degree, and BLS Certificated. Duties include day-to-day student healthcare, managing student health plans for students with chronic health conditions, completing state required immunization reports, annual required health screenings, oversee district Health & Wellness team, monitor all required student physicals, serve as Director of School Concussion Team, etc.

The job is a part-time position with an average of 20 to 25 hours of work per week.

Hours may be increased during certain times of the year as the need arises. Starting salary will range from $22 to $24 per hour depending on experience.

Interested candidates should contact the Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools at 867-2341 for further information regarding the position and the application process.

The closing date for applying for this position is Thursday, June 8. The first workday will be on or around August 1, 2017. The Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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

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:

 Village of Elmwood Clean Up Day 

June 17, 20172017 Official Clean Up notice

Clean up day volunteers 

Flagpoles for Sale 2017

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

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2017 Dillon Synovec Booster Club Run/Walk 

It is time for the 4th of July Memorial Run/Walk in memory of Dillon Synovec. Entry fee is $25.00 and you receive a t-shirt if you register before June 16th.DillonSynovec Booster run 2017

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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 Lucas Minor and the Country Mile Band 

Louisville State Rec Area (Louisville Lakes)

Saturdays 6:00 pm

July 1st, Aug 5th, and Aug 26th 

Bring your lawn chairs to the parking lot of the LTD Bait shop and listen to some great music!

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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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