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Sunday, August 20th

Elmwood Firehall

8am-1:00 pm

Bring your friends and family to Son-Shine's Pancake Feed for some delicious pancakes, donuts, fruit, and other goodies!

Free-will donation. Proceeds go to making Son-Shine a better place for our kids!

GAR BannerTime for the 14th Annual Ice Cream Social

Sponsored by the Elmwood American Legion Post 247

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

6:30- 8:00 pm

2017 Ice Cream Social

Solar Eclipse-2017 Family Night” 

(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. The Elmwood Public Library and the Elmwood-Murdock School’s science teacher, Laura Stock, combined their efforts and presented wonderful information about this rare occurrence and the view-ability possible in our area during two Eclipse Family Night events in August.

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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. 

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On Monday, August 14th dozens of community members, parents, kids and the public attended a Solar Eclipse workshop at the Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School. 

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There were crafts and activities for the kids to learn more about this once in a lifetime event that will be happening right over our heads in Elmwood Nebraska. While Elmwood is not quite in the totality area we are only -4% from totality and it's going to be pretty spectacular.

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Free solar glasses were handed out AND if you have gotten yours yet there is still time. 

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Stop by the Elmwood library while supplies last for your free pair of solar eclipse glasses. You can't watch it with them. 

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It was wonderful to watch the kids get excited about science and the enormity of space, the sun and how the earth and moon fit into the solar system. Greg Goldman, a retired science teacher who grew up in Elmwood and taught at Anselmo-Merna high school laid out a 100 yard Solar System model with the Sun (bowling ball) at the football Goal post and Pluto all the way at the Aldrich house, smaller than the head of a pin.

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Earth was positioned at the 35 yard line and the moon was only 2.3" from earth. 

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To view times and locations in Nebraska where the 100% total eclipse can be viewed visit the.Nebraska Game and Parks Website for an interactive map. We are only four miles away from seeing the TOTAL eclipse. It's worth a drive south a view minutes.

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The only SAFE way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special purpose solar filters or eclipse glasses. 


SolarEclipse ElmwoodNE11 2017Remember, you can pick up your FREE solar eclipse glasses at the Elmwood Library. Jacey Zimmerman is modeling a pair here while she watches the sunset.

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Visit Dr. Greg Clements (he is Elmwoods local astronomer...did you know that?? I didn't) website for more links to engaging information, live streaming sites, and towns who will be having viewing parties in the area of totality. He has taught Astronomy at Midland University in Fremont. 

The eclipse in Elmwood will start Do not look at the eclipse or take pictures with a camera without using a special filter. By not following this guideline you can burn out your camera filter. 


We have canceled the viewing party which was to be held during the eclipse on August 21st.

It turns out that since we are so close to the actual path of totality that everybody is planning on driving south to actually experience the total eclipse! 

Our eclipse glasses have arrived!

You do not need to pick up glasses for those who will be working at or attending school on that day. We are providing glasses for the school. Glasses are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. REMEMBER: Do not look at the sun without special protection. This can permanently damage your eyes.

Want to learn more?

Last Eclipse Information Session before the big event

Elmwood Community Center

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Thursday August 17th - NOON

Presentation by John Goldman

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.Happy Anniversary

70th Anniversary Card Party

Congratulate Dr. Glen and Frances Knosp on their 70th wedding Anniversary on September 1st.

Many people in the community were patients of Dr. Knosp and it would be very special for them to receive cards from the community where they spent so much time and had some wonderful memories. 

Cards can be mailed to the address below.


Dr. Glen and Frances Knosp 

11150 Greenwood St.  #110

Olathe, KS 66215

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/.


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!! 


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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Bits and Pieces 402-994-5755


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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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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