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Bubble Soccer 2017

 If you drove past the park on Sunday you may have seen a little bit of activity. Hopefully, you stopped, because the Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Squad had their 3rd Annual Bubble Soccer tournament. Teams entered for the right to knock each other over and have a little fun at the same time. If you missed it here is a little video to show what you missed.

 Thank you to the corporate sponsors for their support, it is greatly appreciated. The list is long, you know who you were and were recognized during the tournament. The lunch was delicious, thank you to Linda Blunt and everyone who helped out and in the words of Linda... "It is a beautiful day in the park"

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Below is a photo of the winning team, the "B Team" more power to you as I don't think I would have the energy. Once I got upside down, that is where I would stay.

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 No Elmwood event, especially in the park, would be complete without a selfie with Julie Anderson. By the way, updates on the new park design will be coming. I got a sneak peak and it's going to be great.

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 The next event for the Elmwood Rescue Squad is the arrival of the Waffleman

October 8th at the Firehall from 8am -Noon

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Harvest Moon Race Information

Friday Night September 15th

Many of you may have received a letter on your door today informing you of the details of the Harvest Moon Hustle. I think they delivered to everyone on the route that the runners will take. I'm posting a copy so that everyone can see what will be happening next Friday night (September 15th).

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This is a great event and Elmwood is excited to have it here for the 6th year. Runners will rill run 6.2 miles on the mostly on the MoPac Trail. This is a great spectator event. Over 1,300 runners from 10 states will participate in the event. 

They have grown from 300 runners to 1,300 runners! Check out the letter and the map of the route. I'd like to thank everyone who has volunteered to help and encourage anyone who feels like cheering to line the route and cheer on the runners!

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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If you didn't know the Elmwood-Murdock School has a new website and it's fantastic!! It's a fresh look and updated and linked to the schools' social media accounts. 

Check it out and bookmark it for future use. There is even a phone app you can keep Elmwood-Murdock school news at your fingertips for all the school events and schedules. AWESOME!!


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Elmwood Murdock Football

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The Wilber-Clatonia Wolverines defeated the Elmwood-Murdock Knights 29-0 last Friday night in Elmwood.  

The Wolverines are the defending state champions and entered the contest ranked #5 in C-2.  Wilber-Clatonia has a solid football team.  They are athletic and have good team speed.  Our goal was to make them earn everything and not give up the big play.  Other than a turnover in the 1st quarter and a long pass late in the 4th quarter the Knights were able to slow done Wilber-Clatonia throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters.  We had a couple nice drives on offense but could not get the big play we needed.  Credit Wilber-Clatonia.  They play off blocks well and it was difficult to get to the perimeter.  

We had a couple seams open up but they closed quickly.  

The Knights travel to Palmyra Friday night.  Game time is 7:00 p.m.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. 

Hanks Ribs are BACK!! 

It is that time of year to be thinking about Hank’s Famous Smoked Ribs!!  

This is a great fundraiser for Post Prom.It is that time of year to be thinking about Hank’s Famous Smoked Ribs!!  

This is a great fundraiser for Post Prom.We will be selling this year for our Friday, October 13th Homecoming game against HTRS.Please pre-order to make sure you get yours reserved!! 

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Spirit Squad News


The ELMWOOD-Murdock fan of the week is designed & brought to you by the Spirit Squad to honor those members of the E-M community who give their time, talents and support to E-M programs.

This year’s super sponsors of the Fan of the Week program are Corn Grower's State Bank, Mick’s Diesel Repair, Pyramid Roofing, Security First Bank, Spohr's Landscaping and Witte Physical Therapy.

The ELMWOOD-Murdock fan of the week is designed & brought to you by the Spirit Squad to honor those members of the E-M community who give their time, talents and support to E-M programs. This year’s super sponsors of the Fan of the Week program are Corn Grower's State Bank, Mick’s Diesel Repair, Pyramid Roofing, Security First Bank, Spohr's Landscaping and Witte Physical Therapy.

The Fans of the Week were presented on Friday, September 8th at the half time of the game vs Wilber Clatonia.  

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Lexi Campbell and Jessica Graphenteen. Even though Lexi graduated last year, she and her mom, Jess, both traveled over two hours to Stanton for the first game of the year and made sure to come to the first home game of the season as well. 

Thank you to Lexi and Jess for all your enthusiasm and your willingness to Cheer Loud and Cheer Proud for the Knights.  We thank you for your support of the Knights.

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

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Market to Market Race

Spirit Squad Volunteers

Saturday, September 30th 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Spirit Squad will be volunteering this year for the Market to Market race as it comes through South Bend, Murdock, and Elmwood.  

The race comes to town on Saturday, September 30th, and will bring several thousand people into Elmwood all day and it's a great opportunity to show Elmwood pride and hospitality. This is the 5th or 6th year but everyone always seems to be a surprise when the traffic increases that day.

This year it is on Saturday, Sept 30th - we will likely see runners coming and a lot of vehicle traffic starting around 10 am with it peaking at about 3:00 pm 

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Witte Physical Therapy Congratulates 

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Tess Arent

Elmwood-Murdock High School

This week our Student of the Week Winner is TESS ARENT.She is a senior at Elmwood Murdock High School. Her activities include art club, speech, quiz bowl, choir, student council, and band. She is the daughter of Troy and Kim Arent.

  • She was nominated for these reasons:
  • She is a kind and considerate student
  • She works hard on her studies and has lots of fun with her friends
  • She uses good manners-
  • She is responsible for her actions and a person you can depend on

Tess, Troy, and Kim are invited to stop by (we are located under the water tower in Louisville), call (402.234.3333) or email (dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com) to get their Witte Physical Therapy t-shirts OR water bottle!

The next Student of the Week will be selected on 9/25/17. All nominations are due by 9/22/17 to dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com

 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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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/.


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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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 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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Trinity Lutheran Church 125th Anniversary Celebration and Service

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Cass County News and Events

Lofte Community Theatre

Wait Until After Dark, a fast moving suspenseful classic.

Sept 14,15,16, and 17th



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Dan Witte Student of the Week

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Dan Witte Physical 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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