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School has started and fall is approaching. Personally, I'm sad to see summer end. It went by too fast.  But now our town gets really busy with school events and students are busier than ever. Please send your school and community updates to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com and even alumni news about what previous students did over the summer. 

Is your child living in another country, did they travel to another country and participate in something unique? I know we have some fantastic students who have made a difference and have bright futures ahead. Let's brag about our community.


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Junior High Prom Fundraiser

Please help the Junior classes prom fundraiser! It's more than just magazines now!! 

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There's holiday items, jewelry, tumbler cups, magazines and more! Just click the link and enter school code 2513406. Your support means a lot!

CLICK HERE to the School Store

Enter - School Code 2513406

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Elmwood Murdock Football

The Elmwood-Murdock Knights defeated the Stanton Mustangs 33-13 Friday night in Stanton.  

The Knights established a strong running game in the 1st Quarter and jumped out to a 13-0 lead.  We played well that first quarter and were able to move the ball and get some 1st downs.  Stanton’s offense became more effective in the 2nd quarter scoring on a 25 yard pass and an 8 yard run.  E-M had a chance to take the lead but missed a 30 yard field goal to end the half.

I think we let up after jumping out to an early 13-0 lead.  Stanton has a strong tradition and was not going to lie down.  We made some defensive adjustments at half and our pass coverage improved.  The offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage the 2nd half.  Devin Morgart, Caleb Marlatt, Dylan Bruns, Payton Frahm and Tyler Marlatt came off the ball very well and eventually wore down the Stanton defense.  Meisinger, Florell, and Meyer spearheaded a balanced rushing attack.

Defensively, the Knights were led by Florell, Drake Spohr, and Caleb Marlatt.  Riley Backemeyer had two interceptions including one that ended Stanton’s threat to end the 1st half and iced the game for the Knights with another interception late in the 4th quarter.  

Read more on the individual stats HERE

The Knights will host Freeman Friday night in Elmwood.  Game time is 7:00 p.m.

Booster Club Clothing Order

The booster club clothing order is here. View both pages of the order form for great Knights t-shirts, sweatshirts, quarter-zip shirts, and polos. There are also basketball shorts and ladies athletic shorts. The t-shirts, sweatshirts and basketball shorts are available in youth sizes. The t-shirts, polos and quarter-zips come in standard adult as well as ladies sizes. All orders are due by Friday, September 15.

Show your Knight Pride and order some gear! 

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We will continue to sell these items until Sept 2! If you would like to place an order you can contact Coach Casey Clements at caseyclements3@gmail.com or 402-450-6982 OR talk to any member of the Spirit Squad!  

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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.

 Cass County Fair News

I'm still getting some Cass County Fair news and if you weren't able to attend Kate Zakaras won grand champion senior dairy goat showmanship and showed the Reserve Champion dairy goat. Charles Cawley won the grand champion junior dairy goat showman at the Cass County Fair. Morgan Jenning's won reserve champion senior showmanship.

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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/.


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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Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum

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

 September Antique/Vintage Toy Exhibit. 

Great opportunity for Home schoolers to tour for free and have a great educational outing. Groups of eight or more are encouraged to make an appointment.

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  Pre-school Storytime 

Every Thursday

 10:30-11:30 am

It will continue every Thursday except when the public school is not in session.

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20170819 112401Just received "Wings of Fire"  

New chapter books for grades 4-7!

Five dragonets are hatched under a mountain, in the care of a group of rebel dragons, the Talons of Peace. They are key to a prophecy that will end the war raging among the dragon tribes. They clearly have a destiny, but no one is sure about the role of Glory, a beautiful Rainwing. She was not one of the original five, but a replacement for an egg that was cruelly smashed in an attempt by power-hungry dragons to thwart the fulfillment of the prophecy. When her life is threatened, the dragonets stage a daring escape from the mountain but are captured by the Skywing queen, Scarlet. She forces them to participate in gladiator like competitions for her amusement.

Each one is eventually forced to fight Peril, her champion, whose very touch is made of fire. A fight with Peril is certain death, and she instills fear in all who meet her-all but the Mudwing dragonet Clay. The two develop a cautious and unlikely friendship. As the dragonets fight to survive, and Clay's relationship with Peril deepens, thrilling secrets of their pasts are revealed. Fully fleshed-out characters have unique personalities influenced by the distinct traits of their tribes. Plot twists and turns abound and will keep readers cheering for the dragonets to the end.-Mandy Laferriere, Staley Middle School, Frisco, TX

Plot twists and turns abound and will keep readers cheering for the dragonets to the end

.-(reviewed by) Mandy Laferriere, Staley Middle School, Frisco, TX

Do you have a review of a book at the library, submit them by emailing editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

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

Elmwood Town Board News

2017 Budget Hearing Notice 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, in compliance with the provisions of State Statute Sections 13-PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, in compliance with the provisions of State Statute Sections 13-501 to 13-513, that the governing body will meet on the 6th day of September 2017, at 7:15 o'clockP.M., at Elmwood Village Hall for the purpose of hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the following proposed budget. The budget detail is available at the office of the Clerk during regular business hours.

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LINK to the FULL Public Notice HERE


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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  

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Lofte Community Theatre

Wait Until After Dark, a fast moving suspenseful classic.

Sept 8, 9,10, 14,15,16, and 17th


Auditions coming up for Boeing, Boeing, a comedic farce. 

Need 2 Men and 4 Women ages 20 years or older.

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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. 


Louisville Food Bank

The Louisville Area food bank will have new hours beginning Sept. 7th

The Louisville Area Food Bank will be open on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6-7 p.m. beginning on Sept. 7th.

The food bank is located at the First Christian Church 304 Main St. next to Copple's in Louisville.Low-income residents are welcome to come to the twice a month give away. Please bring a box to put items in.This food bank is for residents of the Louisville Public School District.

Questions contact Pastor Cathy at 402-677-9606 or Pastor Bob at 402-234-2055.

The Louisville Area Food Bank is always looking for donations of food as well.


Dan Witte Student of the Week

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al Therapy would like to announce a few changes to our annual Student of the Week program.

We continue to look for nominations from local community members, teachers, coaches, athletic directors, or anybody else who would like to nominate a deserving student. The student could be from Conestoga, Elmwood-Murdock, Louisville, or Weeping Water Public Schools.

Please see the criteria below.


1. The student must be an enrolled 7th-12th grade student at Conestoga, Elmwood-Murdock, Louisville, or Weeping Water Schools.

2. The student must participate in at least 1 extracurricular activity outside of normal class work.

3. The student must be nominated by someone outside of their family and be verified by the school before their nomination can be accepted.

4. Nominations are due to the first and third Fridays of the month.

Please send an email to your school athletic director or principal for verification prior to sending it to dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com.5.

Nominations must include the student’s name, parent(s)’ name(s), activities involved in, grade and school attended, and reason for nomination.

Additional information including pictures would be appreciated!

The selected student will be posted on Facebook and Twitter pages belonging to Witte Physical Therapy on Tuesday mornings for consecutive weeks. A post will also be submitted to the weekly newsletters for Murray, Elmwood, Murdock, Louisville, Weeping Water, and Manley on that day for a post on the following Wednesday and that week in the Plattsmouth Journal.

The selected student will have the opportunity to stop by Witte Physical Therapy in Louisville and receive a free t-shirt or water bottle along with their parents.


 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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