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Bubble Soccer 2017

IT's HERE! It's TIME!! Bubble Soccer in the Elmwood Park!

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 1:00 pm

Bring your appetite, bring your lawn chair, bring your sense of enjoyment!

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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!

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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Three generations going together for a big garage sale!

It’s happening in the living nativity barn on the 3B Homestead this coming weekend.

Thursday evening, September 7,6:00 pm to dusk

Friday, September 8, 8 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 9, 8 am to 5:00 pm

Mark and Sondra Buell

7603 298th Street, Murdock, NE  68407

We’re located on Hwy 1 by the big curve, north of Elmwood/south of Murdock.

See you at the barn!


Do you have a K-5 boy in the Elmwood-Murdock area that is interested in Cub Scouts, but you weren't able to attend the registration meeting?

No problem! Use the link below to register online.  


Our first meeting is September 11.

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The Freeman Falcons defeated the Elmwood-Murdock Knights 38-16 in a C-2 matchup last Friday night in Elmwood.

The Falcons opened the scoring with an 84 yard TD pass from Jacob Gramann to Blake Kastanek in the 1 st quarter. Our coverage wasn’t bad on the play. Gramann made a perfect throw and Kastanek caught the ball in stride. Gramann is a very accurate passer and we were unable to pressure him throughout the game. Turnovers plagued the Knights throughout the contest as 3 of the 4 Knight turnovers set up Falcon touchdowns. 

You can’t give a quality opponent likeFreeman a short field. They were able to capitalize on our mistakes. The Knights had 4 turnovers to Freeman’s 1. I thought we moved the ball well at times. We had a hard time matching up with Freeman’s team speed. Had it not been for the turnovers we would have made it a more interesting game. The full stats can be seen HERE

The Knights will host Wilber-Clatonia at 7:00 p.m. Friday night in Elmwood.

If you can't make it to the game watch it LIVE STREAMING on the Elmwood-Murdock Striv Channel.

Every varsity home football and volleyball game can be watched anywhere in the world. So tell your family, friends, and alumni. 

Past games can be watched "on demand" at Jim Rusts' Vimeo channel. Here is a segment from Parents Night.

E-M Parents Night 9-1-17 from Jim Rust on Vimeo.

The Girls Volleyball game agaisnt Pawnee City can be watched here. Thank you to Jim Rust for the passion and legacy you are leaving Elmwood-Murdock sports.

E-M Volleyball vs Pawnee City 8-31-17 from Jim Rust on Vimeo.

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! 

2017 Booster Club Clothing Order Final Back 2017 Booster Club Clothing Order Final Front Spirit Squad News


Little Cheerleader Camp

Sign-up by Friday, September 15th

Performance  September 29th during Halftime of the Varsity Football

Performance  September 29th

Halftime of the Varsity Football game

Cost $35

Cheer Camp 2017 

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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!! 


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 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 


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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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September 6th, 2017  

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


Call to Order 7:00 p.m. 
Declaration That the Open Meeting Act is Posted; Additional Mtg Material Available
Approval of the minutes from August 16, 2017*

Visitors:  Matt Jarvis; FBLA Members.Open Public Comment Period:
Budget Hearing Opening @ 7:15 p.m.  

 Public Comment Regarding Proposed 2017-18 Budget.   Public Hearing Closed. 

1.   Resolution No. 09062017.1-Establish Property Tax Request* 

2.   Resolution No. 09062017.2-Increase Restricted Funds by 1%* 

3.   Resolution No. 09062017.3-Adopt the 2017-18 Budget* 

4.   Ordinance No. 2017-001–Appropriate Sums for Necessary Expenses/Liabilities*

Reports of Boards, Commissions, and Committees:

1. Street:  Pothole Repairs on East D Street/Railroad Ave

2. Park: Bubble Soccer Sunday, September 10; Harvest Moon Hustle September 15th

3. Library: August Librarian Report; A/P Approval Report*

4. Water: August Water Rate Study – Pumped 2,322,000 gal; Treated 2,149,000 gal; Wasted R/O 173,000 gal; Average Daily Usage 74,000 gal; Average Nitrates 5.8

 5. Sewer: Jet Pump Installed

Unfinished Business:  

1.   FBLA Marketing Project Presentation for Elmwood  2.   Matt Jarvis w/Cass County Sheriff Dept to Discuss Reinstituting the “Neighborhood     Watch” Program

2.   Matt Jarvis w/Cass County Sheriff Dept to Discuss Reinstituting the “Neighborhood Watch” Program

New Business: 

1.   Discussion Regarding Moving One Board Meeting a Month to Community Center  

Presentation of Claims for Payment - Council Approval Reports*  

1.   Accounts Payable/Payroll

Future Agenda Items: Brooke Aken/Jennifer Serkiz Outline Steps to Redevelop Mainstreet

The Council Reserves the Right to go Into Executive Session for Matters Appropriate Under the Nebraska Open Meetings Act.


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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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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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