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SUNDAY, August 13th

Community Center on Main Street

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Elmwood Community Park Meeting & Luncheon

Learn about the new updates to the playground equipment, park renovations. This is EXCITING news

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Bit's and Pieces

OPEN this Sunday to benefit the Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Squad!

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It's County Fair TIME!!

For the first time in more than 25 years, I will be gone during the county fair and NOT able to attend. It's been a fixture in my summer since I worked for the Greenwood Co-op way back in the early 1990's.

I have entered enter herbs, flowers, photography and my kids entered in the open class division for many years. But this year I didn't enter anything, not even photography.

I will be out of town the majority of the week and will miss the fair. It's going to seem very strange. So...


I need your help. Please send me photos and Elmwood-Murdock news from the fair.

Did your son or daughter win a Grand Champion ribbon, send me a photo.

Did your son or daughter win a Grand Champion ribbon, send me a photo. Did you take a video of the talent show, the hog show, the bucket calf show and post it to YouTube? Send me a link to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

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Good Eating, recognizing the talents of our community and contributing to a good cause. All in the name of BBQ.  

Do you make Great BBQ??? Find out how to enter HERE


Just want to eat Great BBQ and vote on your Favorite Learn More HERE


Categories ·         Ribs·         Pulled Pork·         Wings

 All categories have 1-3 place prices

1st Place $200.00

2nd Place $150.00

3rd Place $100.00

Want to eat it, not make it?  No need to stand in line! pre-sale meal tickets available at

Fair Office 9:00 am-5:00 pm the week of the fair. 

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Quilt Raffle: Last year's special block contest was for quilt blocks using the colors of the Olympics since it was an Olympic year. The blocks were then made into a quilt to be raffled off at this year's county fair. Besides the blocks from the contest, there are 7 blocks which were signed by 2016 Olympic athletes who had Nebraska ties.

Tickets will be for sale at the Fair Expo Building between August 8 and August 12, drawing to occur at 8:00 pm the evening of August 12 in the Expo Building.One does not need to be there. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

If someone wants to buy tickets ahead of the fair, call Ramona Oehlerking at 402-429-8585. May have to leave a message.

Be aware that this year's contest (and next year's raffle quilt) is for 12 1/2" blocks of true blue and white. 2018 fair requirements will be 12 1/2" block of autumn colors.

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Nebraska ECLIPSE 2017!!!

(Sponsored by the Elmwood Library)

On Monday, August 21st at approximately 11:25 AM we will find ourselves on the edge of a rare celestial event, a total eclipse of the sun.

This is unique because it will travel through the United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston South Carolina, dissecting Nebraska from Alliance in the Northwest corner to Falls City in the Southeast tip of the state.


Elmwood is located approximately 4 miles north of the “path of totality”. We will be able to see an eclipse where the moon will almost cover the sun completely.Elmwood Public Library is working with The Elmwood-Murdock School’s science teacher, Laura Stock, to give you the very best information and view-ability possible in our area.

We are planning two events which you and your family can have some hands-on activities to help make these events extra special.

Attend our “Solar Eclipse-2017 Family Night” informational activity at Elmwood Public Library 

Monday, August 14th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School

Delve into the “facts & fiction” regarding the eclipse.

(There will be crafts and activities for children at both events)

Monday, August 21st 11:00 am - 12:00 noon

Join us at the Library on Monday, August 21st for the “Viewing Party”!

We are still working out the details so please keep checking in for further information!


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Sponsored by the Elmwood American Legion Post 247

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

6:30- 8:00 pm

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Battlefields to Ballfields

Battlefields to Ballfields – A program that provides scholarships to veterans who return from defending our country with an opportunity to get integrated back into their community through officiating.  It offers training and equipment scholarships for veterans to become sports officials.  Learn more at:  https://www.battlefields2ballfields.org.

Husker Fans Salute the Troops 2017

 Husker Fans Salute the Troops 2017 –  The mission is to salute Nebraska Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines: active duty, national guard, reserve, retired and veterans, to say “Thank you for your service to our Nation” so they know the Husker Nation will never forget their sacrifice and dedication.

This is an unprecedented event in the history of military support to the Armed Forces.  This weekend hosts troops and their families from all services, of all ranks, to come together and cheer on their team as they play Purdue on October 28th, 2017.  

This weekend is more than just a watch party, though.  It is a chance for these servicemen and women to be treated like the heroes they are with an all access, private tour of Memorial Stadium and a brunch in their honor.

2017 marks the tenth year for this event.  2008 was the first year held during the OU game and attended by about 70 troopers and their families. Since then we have had to limit our attendance as it has grown to nearly 500 attendees. Each year we try to improve the troopers experience and being our tenth year we are expecting this to be the best.

Registration for the 10th annual Husker Fans Salute the Troops is now open to first-time attendees --http://www.huskersalute.org/.

Spirit Squad News

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The Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad is holding a fundraiser through Sept 2nd. Please contact any member of the Spirit Squad or Coach Casey Clements at caseyclements3@gmail.com if you are interested in ordering and supporting the Spirit Squad.

We will have a booth set up at the FB and VB Scrimmages on Friday, August 18th and at the first home FB game on Friday, Sept 1st. The only item no longer available is the handle for the 30oz cup.  The "Yeti" style stainless steel cups are available with Elmwood Murdock Knights on the side or blank if you have friends or family that would prefer the cups to be blank.

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We will also have Elmwood Murdock Sports/Groups window clings available! We have them available for Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Track, Cross Country, Music, One Act, and Cheer. The clings will be on display at the FB and VB scrimmage as well as the first home football game.

They will have EM Knights across the top and you will be able to personalize what you want them to say along the bottom. All window clings are available for $10 each. Sale goes through Sept 2nd.

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FCCLA Public Service Announcement

Aug 17, 20176:30 - 8:00

Bryan East Campus Room: Plaza Conference Center

1500 S. 48th St.Lincoln

A free class presented by Alice Henneman, Extension Educator, RDN.

Learn how to use a few simple tips and techniques with a variety of ingredients to fix healthy meals in a hurry.

Thanks to Lisa Hynes, a registered dietician and FACS Teacher for this update. Lisa is also the FCCLA Advisor at Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools. 

"FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that functions as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system, and it provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels."

To learn more about FCCLA, it's mission and purpose please visit their national website.


ElmwoodParkHi, Elmwood Park Lovers...

We are needing some volunteers to help at the Harvest Moon Hustle after party 

Friday, September 15th from 6:00 to 11:00.pm

We will be working at the Elmwood Fire Barn making sure people know where they are going, keeping the tables cleaned up, taking tickets, and whatever else needs to be done.

I did it last year and had a blast! You get to meet a ton of really fun people who have just finished running a long race and are grateful to have a place to sit and relax. There is a band playing so plenty of great tunes and you get dinner before it starts!

And the totally awesome part is that the Harvest Moon Hustle group will make a $400 donation to our park for providing volunteers.

That is what I like to call EASY MONEY! If you are interested let Julie Anderson know or go to the website, click on the register button, and sign up to be a volunteer for the after party.

It will look like you are signing up to be in the race but no worries, it is already full. You are just signing up to be a volunteer. You will have a blast!! 

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Nates Produce Now at the Elmwood Convenience Store

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Fresh Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, zucchini, and even herbs (basil, mint)

Saturdays from 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.

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Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum

The Bess Streeter Aldrich House is beautifully decorated with all kinds of baskets (wicker, homemade, antique, wire, glass, egg, Longaberger) for a Basket Exhibit that will run during August. On Saturdays, at 2 p.m., Marthena DeGarmo will give a basket demonstration. (She made the beautiful ones on the basket tree.)

The Bess Streeter Aldrich House is beautifully decorated with all kinds of baskets (wicker, homemade, antique, wire, glass, egg, Longaberger) for a Basket Exhibit that will run during August. On Saturdays, at 2 p.m., Marthena DeGarmo will give a basket demonstration. (She made the beautiful ones on the basket tree.)

Thanks to Bonnie Bruttig for sharing this 19th Century woven baby buggy. Also, thanks to Linda Homan and Mary & Norm Essink for their decorating efforts today.

The Aldrich House is open on Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. from 1 to 4.

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Coming in September Antique/Vintage Toy Exhibit. 

Great opportunity for Home schoolers to tour for free and have a great educational outing.

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Bubble Soccer 2017

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September 10, 2017 1:00 pm

The Elmwood Rescue Squad is hosting their 3rd Annual Bubble Soccer Fundraiser!

We are hoping to make this year our biggest and best year yet!

Must register in advance- spots fill up fast!

Registration Fee - $125 per team.
Teams of 5 players
Registration includes 2 10 Minute Matches, T-Shirt, and Water Bottle.
Must be 16 years or older to play. Between the ages of 16-18, parents must sign the release form.

Check in starts at Noon **All team members must be present to check in**
Games starts at 1 pm
Will be at the Elmwood Park in Elmwood Nebraska

Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.

For a registration form send me a message with your email or mailing address!

Food will also be available for purchase. 

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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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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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Area 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

Cass County News and Events


SLATTERY VINTAGE ESTATES is a great hang out this weekend Aug 4&5...

On stage 7-10 Friday  Dan Bird Acoustic sings your favorites. (no cover) and from 7-10

Saturday, listen to Phenomenal Ed Archibald on Sax with his Smooth Jazz Band ($6 cover)

Wood-Fired pizzas both nights after 6.   Open Hours: 4-8 Thur, 1-10 Fri  & Sat, 1-6 Sunday.

Private Music Lessons Available in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse

Discover your inner musician with Greenblatt & Seay in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse! Lessons are tailored to the needs of the individual student and can include playing by ear, reading music, jamming, performing, and recording.  Greenblatt & Seay have been teaching folks of all ages how to play (violin, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, recorders, penny whistles, harmonicas, banjo, dulcimer, etc.) for over 30 years.

For more information, contact debby@greenblattandseay.com. 


Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

 Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Cass County.

 The next training session is scheduled to begin October 1 and will run for five weeks.  The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training.  We are also seeking male volunteers for this class as over 60% of our CASA children are males.  If you are interested, please contact Debbie Green at (402) 296-9521; email

 If you are interested, please contact Debbie Green at (402) 296-9521; email dgreen@casscasa.org or if you would like to learn more information about our program, please visit www.casscasa.org

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