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Flowers 04 2018Spring is here and the sound of lawn mowers and the smell of lilacs are in the air. 

Elmwood-Murdock is busy with activity. There are track meets,  early graduation parties, the retirement recognition of Mrs. Colbert at the Spring Concert, plant sale, tea in the Aldrich Gardens. You really can't be bored in town unless you really try.

You might even see the Nebraska Governor in town signing the state budget bill!

You may even see some very dedicated ladies running (or walking) very early in the morning. I'm one of them that joined Shannon Josoffs Fitness Boot Camp. It's really the only way I have survived all the garden work without collapsing. 

How many of you bought plants at the Spirit Squad plant sale? Did you get them planted? Don't worry, you are not late, remember there was snow just a couple of weeks ago.

There are A LOT of activities coming up too!

The STRING BEANS are coming to town! Yes, the nationally known children's entertainment group will be playing in the Elmwood Park. Then there is the Mothers Dinner at the Methodist Church and the Progressive Dinner. 

If that isn't enough to keep you busy don't forget Elmwood Cleanup Days is the first part of June. While you are cleaning out your garages, attics, and basements you may find items you want to sell. So don't forget to sign up for the Elmwood-Murdock Garage Sales.

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Governor Ricketts signs the 2018 Nebraska Budget Bill in Elmwood Nebraska

GovRicketts BudgetBill 2018 On May 2, 2018, Governor Ricketts came to American Exchange Bank, Elmwood to sign the 2018 State Budget bill.

Robert Clements worked on it January to April. 

Tthe short budget was balanced without raising taxes and pro-life language was added.


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You can also visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media. 

Be sure to stop by the library and check out the new book series that just arrived. The DVD set is also available.

NOT telling you what series it is, but once you find out there will be a list to get them. It's THAT popular

Library hours

Monday 3- 8pm

Tuesday 2-6pm

Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm


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What a WONDERFUl weekend for the first Tea Party in the Aldrich Gardens!

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The Christian Church Women's Group will be hosting "Tea in the Garden" every Saturday and Sunday in May from 1:00 -4:00 

A great time to gather with friends, relax and enjoy the spring weather. Inside the museum is a collection of tea cups, teapots, and tea service ware which is a reminder of how people entertained guests years ago. I wish we could go back to it now. 

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 Next week stay tuned for even more photos of the Tea Time exhibit.


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Ladies Golf Group at Grandpas Woods, Elmwood

Speaking of getting outside a ladies golf club is starting at Grandpas Woods, it's not a league, just a time to get together with the ladies and golf. Maybe have a drink afterward.

We meet on Monday nights through the summer at 5:30 for 9 holes of golf.

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Judy Stroy, Angie Friesell and Deb Gilbert golfing April 12,(Yes, this year, BEFORE the snow, remember we had a 80F day)

Anyone who would like to golf or learn to golf, come join us for a fun, relaxing night out with the girls!

This is not a league, just come when you can.

Call Grandpas Woods,402-994-2100, for more information.

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 The Junior-Senior High Spring Concert is highly anticipated every year. This year it marked the retirement of Betty Colbert who has been such a factor in the development of our youth in the community. A large group of alumni got together and surprised her with, what else, song. It was very emotional and I don't think there was a dry eye in the crowd 

Many of these students went on to study music in college and now teach music in Nebraska. 


 The musical talent that Mrs. Colbert and Mr. Hansen bring out in our students is amazing!

This year the band received Superiors at District Music contest. For a Class C School, we can compete right up there with bigger schools. It is wonderful that the students have such dedicated teachers and a well-rounded music education.

 Even the Junior High choir is impressive! Solos even! That is VERY rare at the junior high level.

 If you would like to listen to more of the Elmwood-Murdock choir and band you can visit my Elmwood-Murdock YouTube Channel for more performances from years past. 


Spirit Squad News

Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad Plant Sale!!

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Thank you for supporting the 

Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad!

All proceeds benefit the Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad as they raise money to attend Cheer Camp this summer and purchase their new uniforms!

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This week our Student of the Week Winner is Zach Rust. He is a senior at Elmwood MurdockHigh School. His activities include basketball, FBLA, and other activities. He is the son of Jesse and Kim Rust.

He was nominated for these reasons:
- He has been an integral part of our basketball team going to state 3 years in a row
- He works very hard academically
- He is always respectful and friendly
- Heis a person I trust and admire

Zach, Jesse, and Kimare 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 5/15/18. All nominations are due by 5/11/18 to dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com 


School Events - Calendar Reminders


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There is a wealth of information on the new Elmwood-Murdock website. It is updated on a daily basis by various teachers and department heads.   

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Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website (it's to the right) ---->>>>

If the date is TAN (Beige) then there is something to do in town that day!!


Send me Elmwood-Murdock events you would like me to place on the calendar at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com    

 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

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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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1 EM NeighborhoodElmwood Murdock Garage Sale Days

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

8:00 am -4:00 pm

Sign up now to get on the master list. 


Applications can be found at the Elmwood Convenience Store, Bits & Pieces, and the Post Office in Murdock.
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 Elmwood Community Center

The Elmwood Community Center provided daily lunches Monday through Friday for anyone who wants a good home cooked meal for a very reasonable price...$5 per person! The Center not only hosts daily meals but it is also a facility that is rented out for meetings, receptions, and family reunions. It is a wonderful facility that provides a great service to the community.

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)

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Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

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April is next week! Spring is about to spring!!

There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year

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Business special events or Open Houses

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SEND ME THE NEWS and PHOTOS to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 



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 Work to Begin on N-63 Alvo North Realignment

March 15, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) — Weather permitting, work is scheduled to continue the week of March 19 on N-63, between Alvo and I-80, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Knife River, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa has the $11,758,926 contract. Work will include realignment of N‑63, culverts and box culverts, and wetland mitigation. This will be the second of two phases of work.

During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 (Alvo) to Reference Post 9+68 (Church Road). A marked detour will be in place along I-80 to N-66 to N-50 to US-34 for southbound traffic and along US-34 to N-50 to N-66 to I-80 for northbound traffic. This portion of the project is anticipated to be completed in November 2018.

The Department’s project manager is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through work zones and along detours.


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Country Musc Theatre - Louisville

May 12 - Down Home Band, Fred & Dorothy Techau & Friends

May 26 - Bill Hill & Fine Wine Band

June 9 - Alex Vanderbeck & Friends

June 23 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band

July 7 - Kenny Briton & Friends

July 21 - Rodger Roberts & Friends

August 4 - Irish Donahoo & Friends

August 18 - Terry Hovey & Friends

September 1 - Steve Jensen & Friends

September 15 - Larry Hanson & Friends

September 29 - Fred Larson &Friends

October 13 - FREE ADMISSION! CCMT Anniversary Show!
October 27 - Frank Bigelow & Friends

November 10 - Warren Brewer & Friends

November 24 - Josh Krohn & Dirty River Ramblers

December 8 - Christmas Show,

(Young musicians, up to 16 years old will be entertaining!)

** 7 PM, Monday, December 31, New Year's Eve Party! 

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