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Elmwood Park Color Run

The Elmwood Park Color Run is just around the corner,...in fact...it's THIS Sunday!! Even if you are not running it is definitely a spectator event. Kids are encouraged to run in the park and get splashed with color. 

3:00 pm Minute to Win it games will start at 

6:00 pm Air Guitar Contest 

4:30 pm PLUS Pulled Pork sandwich meal - You don't even need to cook that day!

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Benefit for Lauren Platt

September 7, 6:30 - 1:00 am
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Darin Platts wife Lauren has been battling illness for a long time now. Several months ago she was FINALLY diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease after years of hospital stays, treatments, specialists, and emergency room visits.

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Currently, shes lost half of her vision and use a walker. She has almost lost her life once already resulting in a lengthy hospital stay. They are aiming to send her to the Hansa Center in Wichita, KS for alternative treatment. The only problem is that the 3 wk program is very expensive and with all of the other medical bills, medication, and trips out state for Lyme literate doctors, they are unable to send her at this time.

As a mother of a young son and wife to a husband, she fights for her life every day for her family.

There will be a free will donation for pulled pork sandwiches, beans and a bag of chips. Also, a silent auction will also take place with karaoke following. If your able to make it all proceeds will go directly to Darin and Lauren to help out with all of the medical expenses they will incur through this tough time. Let's all show our support for a great friend and family.


The Elmwood Rescue Squad is hosting their 4th Annual Bubble Soccer Fundraiser!

We are hoping to make this year our biggest and best year yet!

Registration Fee - $120 per team.
Teams of 4 players
Registration includes Two (2) 8 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 start 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 us a message with your email or mailing address!

Delicious food will also be available for purchase.

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 Preschool Story Time begins September 6th

Thursdays 10:30 am

Ages 3-5

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Library cards are available for non-residents for only $10.00 What does this include? Access to the books, movies, and services at the library, PLUS e-books for your Kindle, or tablet reader. 


Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!

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

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 Fall Little Cheer dates
September 23-29, 2018

Spirit Squad NewsThis year's Fall Little Cheer Camp will be held the week of Sept 23 and we will perform at halftime of our home game vs Weeping Water! Ages 3 years and up are welcome to join the Cheer Squad for 3 nights of cheering, dancing, and games! We will meet on Sun, Sept 23, Mon, Sept 24 and Wed, Sept 26 to learn our cheers and dance from 6:30 pm until 8 pm

Elmwood-Murdock Football News

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The Elmwood-Murdock football team is now in the 8 man division. This occurred for many reasons but gives a different aspect, some call it more exciting than 11 man.

This week, August 24th is the Booster Club Annual BBQ from 5:30 -8:00 in the Bus Barn

Head out to the Elmwood football field on Friday nights to watch the boys play. 

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  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

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     


DanWitte PhysicalTherapy StudentoftheMonth 2018STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Witte Physical Therapy would like to announce a few changes to the 2018-2019 Student of the Week(now Students of the Month) 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 extra-curricular activity outside of normal class work.

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

4. Nominations are due the first and third Fridays of the month. Please send an email to your school athletic director or principle for verification prior to sending it todan@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 Wednesday mornings for consecutive weeks. A post will also be submitted to the weekly community newsletters for Murray, Elmwood, Murdock, Louisville, Weeping Water, and Manley, as well as the Plattsmouth Journal. The selected student will have the opportunity to stop by Witte Physical Therapy in Louisville and receive a free Witte Physical Therapy swag!


Selected Student Winners will be posted on 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/28, and 12/12 in 2018. Dates in 2019 include 1/23, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, and 5/15.

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 Plan ahead to attend the Fall Quilt and Barn Quilt Show at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House

September 1 to October 14

With the help of the Oxbow Quilters and several other contributors, the Aldrich House is expecting over 40 fall quilts for the inside the house. Outside, you will find 15 mini barn quilts (2' x 2') that have been designed to go along with our garden themes.

These "wooden quilts" are available for viewing in our beautiful gardens and will be for sale through a silent auction process. Please share this post with your friends and make this special exhibit part of your fall activities!


To view the current exhibit at the Aldrich House includes these amazing magazine covers and a unique photography display:

The 1939 new year baby includes one of seven weekly parts in Song of Years series;

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American Magazine, 1922--this magazine has one of the many stories from Mrs. Aldrich's collection of Mother Mason

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Visit us this month and enjoy this wonderful collection of vintage magazines and cameras.

 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

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Elmwood’s Main Street Revitalization Project

Notes from the Tuesday Committee meeting will be posted next week.

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 Elmwood Farmer's Market


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Do you have extra tomatoes you are not going to use, extra green beans, jalapenos? Bring them to the park on Saturday morning and sell them to someone who can use them. Or maybe trade your cucumbers for herbs, or squash.

Farmer's market goes through October 1st. Bring your pumpkins, baked goods and crafts. Just SHOW up. Nothing fancy is required. Doesn't cost anything. You may make a new friend, or meet someone you didn't know lived in Elmwood. 

It has been a big hit all summer and we have had people from Oregon, New York, Chicago, Omaha, Elkhorn and other surrounding areas stop by to purchase various muffins, bread and produce. 

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The Farmer's Market will be open from June to October 1st 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 

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 school supplies are perfect.

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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 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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