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The 1st Annual Car & Bike show will be this Saturday from 8:30 am - 11:00 am. Highway 1 through Elmwood will be closed and detoured one block west during the car show. What does this mean? It means there will be a LOT of people in town shopping at Bits & Pieces, stopping by the Convenience store for ice cream, going to the park,  and also visiting the Farmers Market.

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This is just one more example of how Elmwood is growing and attracting visitors. As people learn more about us they want to move to the "Good Life" in Elmwood, their kids go to school here and we grow as a community with more business opportunities. Elmwood economic development is booming, the number of visitors is increasing.  

Elmwood Blood Drive is returning on August 6th. You do NOT need an appointment to donate. It does help with planning, but not required. Just show up. Talk to the volunteers. Donate blood. It will make you feel better. Promise.  

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It's just around the corner. E-M Public Schools are back in session August 16.

While the school libraries are a wonderful source for books and reference materials, don't forget your public library has many Pulitzer Prize winners, literary classics, and new titles coming in all of the time.

We also utilize an interlibrary loan program to borrow books from other locations throughout the state! 

Our librarians are familiar with the AR program that the school utilizes to encourage young readers. We can help make decisions by looking-up almost any book title to see its point value for your child! 

Some of our latest additions are:

The Most Magnificent Thing (0.5 pts)

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! (0.5 pts)

Dork Diaries: Not So Secret Crush Catastrophe (3 pts)

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood (2 pts)

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Visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media. 

Library hours

Monday 3- 8pm

Tuesday 2-6pm

Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

Elmwood has a  "Little Free Pantry" in town. Bet you didn't know about it? Or maybe you did and didn't know what it was all about. It's a little cabinet located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall. 

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The items in it are FREE for those who are needy, don't have food in their cabinets and need just a little something to get them by till the next day. Various people donate items to put in the cupboard, and they notice that several items do disappear. 

Spread the news. Stop by and put something in when you come back from grocery shopping. If you know a family or anyone struggling, let them know this resource is available in town. 

What can you donate, what may you find?

Generally, canned vegetables and proteins, personal care items, and paper goods. Kid-friendly non-perishables, crayons, and inexpensive party favor items are great for Summer...school supplies for August!

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Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute

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NAYI is Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute. It is a weeklong experience for high school juniors and seniors from all across Nebraska to learn about career opportunities in agriculture.

It features speakers, workshops, ag education and networking with peers and industry leaders. NAYI took place at the UNL campus July 9-12. Students interested in becoming delegates must answer questions and write essays. Delegates are selected based on their leadership skills and interest and involvement in agriculture. This year had 213 delegates.

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Kate Zakaras, a soon to be senior at Elmwood-Murdock was one of the few Cass County Delegates for NAYI 2018. She was joined by Jacob Drake from Conestoga, Charlie Knust from Plattsmouth, and Sophia Svanda from Nehawka. These students all have been active in 4H or FFA for years. Matthew Morton from Nehawka served on the NAYC and helped organize NAYI.

Kate is a 3-year member of Palmyra FFA and is currently serving as Vice President. She has shown market goats through FFA at the Otoe County Fair the last 2 years. She has been an active member of the Cass County Creative Cats 4H club for 8 years. She is currently serving as the Club President. Kate shows meat goats, dairy goats, and other goats. She is a member of the 4H council and competed in the State Livestock and Poultry Judging Contests.

Kate says "NAYI was a great experience that showcased many ways agriculture impacts our lives and the many different career choices it holds. We had many interesting discussions and fun activities that made it a week I will never forget."

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School's out for the summer, but if you're going to purchase photos or photo gifts, why not use the link below and help support the Elmwood-Murdock School with every purchase! Senior parents, don't forget about this link when you start ordering senior photos.


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We are again hosting a t-shirt contest at the Cass County Fair!

1. Wear a Witte Physical Therapy T-Shirt to the Cass County Fair
2. Post a picture of you wearing the shirt at the Cass County Fair to our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter Page
3. Be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card
4. For each page you post to you will be entered 1 time, so if you post to all three social media sites you will be entered 3 times

If you don’t have a t-shirt stop by Witte Physical Therapy and pick one up!

Stop by our booth at the Cass County Fair!!!

  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.    

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 Farmer's Market

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 It's not just produce and vegetables you will find at the Farmers Market but handcrafts, metal works, and handmade greeting cards. Every week 50-75 people stop by for muffins, jam, cucumbers and other veggies.

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The Farmer's Market will be open from June to October and anyone is welcome to participate.

There is no sign-up sheet or a fee...just show up and set up and sell your items.

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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 

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)

 Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

Village Board News 

Elmwood BubbleSoceer 2018

Bubble Soccer is coming back.

Mark your dates on the calendar now!! 

Get your teams together, it's a LOT of fun!

Elmwood Rescue's 4th Annual Bubble Soccer Fundraiser
Sunday, September 9, 2018



Don't forget to send me your news 

It's Summer and time for all kinds of activities

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

Baseball sign updates

Softball sign updates

Game Schedules

Business special events or Open Houses

4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)

School Accomplishments (high school, college)

Alumni News

Holiday Events & photos (What Memorial Day Activities are planned, garden tours, plant sales etc)

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



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Lofte Community Theatre to Host, Food, Glorious Food!- An Oliver! Lunch Event

 The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE will host Food, Glorious Food!- An Oliver! Lunch Event

July 22, July 29, and August 5.

In correspondence to the Lofte Community Theatre’s summer musical Oliver!, the Lofte is hosting a lunch fundraiser event called Food, Glorious Food! where patrons can purchase a lunch ticket and eat with the cast of Oliver!

These lunches will be held Sundays of the musical on July 22nd, 29th, and August 5th from noon to 1:30 PM with the musical beginning at 2 PM.

Tickets are $20 per plate, not including the price of admission to the musical, and meals will include smoked brisket/pork sandwiches, coleslaw, beans, chips, cookie, and lemonade/water. Seating is limited.

Tickets for Oliver! and the Food, Glorious Food lunch event can be purchased by calling the Lofte Community Theatre box office at 402-234-2553, or by visiting the theatre’s website at www.Lofte.org and clicking on “Tickets”.

Lofte Community Theatre to Present the Classic Musical, Oliver!

Opening Soon Oliver The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE will stage Lionel Bart’s classic musical, Oliver!

July 21 - 22, July 26 - 29, and August 2 - 5.

Set in Victorian England, the musical follows the story of young Oliver who escapes from an abusive orphanage and soon finds himself on the streets of London, settled in with a band of pickpockets and thieves, led by Fagin. When the boy is captured for a theft that he did not commit, his benevolent victim becomes his only chance of discovering the true love of a family.

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike. Lionel Bart wrote the music, book, and lyrics for Oliver!

Oliver!, premiered on London’s West End in 1960 before moving to Broadway in 1963. This year marks the 55th anniversary of the show making its American debut which is why Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert thought it was time to bring the show to the stage in Manley once again, “This classic piece of musical theatre has been charming audiences for more than five decades.

It’s full of memorable tunes, a heart-warming story, and, of course, allows the Lofte to fill our stage with so much local talent. That’s a hallmark of a big summer musical at the Lofte. This cast has been hard at work since the beginning of June, and there are countless others who volunteer their summer to make Oliver! A huge success. We can’t wait for audiences to see this show!”

Joining Colbert’s artistic team is musical director, Betty Colbert, and choreographer, Noelle Bohaty.

The cast of Oliver! Includes John Bell, Natalie McGovern, Peyton Banks, Chris Berger, Wade Mumford, Atticus Heneger, Brandy Abbott, Rilynn Whitney, Kharis Jensen, Cyrus Monson, Drew Carlson, Haley Cecava, Xander Monson, McKenna Jones, James Nygren, Skyler Radloff, Therese Rennels, Kathryn Rappold, Kori Radloff, Aaron Spracklin, Eric Radloff, Khyenne Cottrell, Stephen Paal, Lilly Frields, Abraham Vidaurre, Hannah Segure, Piper Monson, Ken Patry, Jeff Johnston, Lynette Boyce, Brenda Jones, Bob Boyce, Lucas Hrabik, Dayton Carlson, Rachel Radloff, Lily Borland, and Andrew Schell.

Tickets for Oliver! can be purchased by calling the Lofte Community Theatre box office at 402-234-2553, or by visiting the theatre’s website at www.Lofte.org and clicking on “Tickets”. Curtain time for the show is 7 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. For more information, call the Lofte Community Theatre or visit www.Lofte.org .

About The Lofte Community Theatre: The Lofte Community Theatre is located in Manley Nebraska, approximately 25 miles south of Omaha. The theatre, a new post-and-beam style performing arts facility can seat approximately 330 patrons for each performance. Actors and audience members enjoy a beautiful climate-controlled venue year around. The Lofte offers a full concession stand, and also sells beer and wine. The theatre offers six core season productions each year as well as many special events featuring visiting artists including week-long children’s theater workshop, a free Veterans Day concert, and host high-school one-act play competitions in the fall. Approximately 12,000 visitors come through the doors annually. 


Cass County Fair

Fair Book Entry Information and Schedule

We have an exciting opportunity for Cass County.

A raffle for a 1948 fully restored John Deere A tractor is happening through the Cass County 4-H Club and Council.

See attached flyer. 

Tractor Raffle 2018

The winning ticket will be drawn after the fair parade on Saturday evening, August 11th.

The tractor will be on display during the fair, and everyone can purchase tickets before the fair, or during the fair.

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  2018 County Fair Quilt Raffle

"Remember last year's quilt block contest at the 2017 County Fair? Everyone who saw all the quilt blocks commented that the finished quilt would really be pretty. It is finished and ready for this year's raffle at the 2018 County Fair. Do be ready to purchase your raffle tickets when at the fair!"

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Pillage the village 2018 

Eagle Farmers Market 

Thursdays by the pool
 In the community park next to the swimming pool, 6th and D St, from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, through August 30th. New vendors are still welcome.



Friday, August 24th 7:30 - 9:00 am

Hazardous waste collection pick up in Weeping Water

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 Work 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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