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Pumpkin Patch at the Oerhlerking Farm

Don't forget to stop by John and Carae Oehlerkings Pumpkin Patch before Halloween. Just a mile west of Elmwood on Highway 34.

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Don't forget to stop by the pumpkin patch at the Oerlerking Farm on Highway 34. There are no "official hours". Stop by pick a pumpkin or gourds and leave payment in the can.


The kids can play in the corn pit, burying themselves and have a ball. The weather has been wonderful this week so get out and enjoy!!


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Movie Matinees at the Community Center!! 

Yes, there are free movies every 3rd Thursday of the month.

This October 18th after lunch

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - A Vintage Halloween Classic 

(this is the preview of the original 1947 movie, which the 1960s TV show was based)

In December the movie Christmasy will be shown on December 20th

CommunityCenterMenu 102018The 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!

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


Coming soon Quarter-Mania!!

The last fundraiser to get the Mommy and Me swings in the park. If you missed last springs event don't miss this one. It is Saturday night October 27th and the doors open at 5:30.

Space will be limited so buy your table space now. Get together with your friends and get extra paddles.

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  Veterans Day 2018

Veterans Day falls on a Sunday this year and this is a great time to stop by the fire hall before or after church to recognize our local veterans. Proceeds go to the American Legion Post projects, one of which is a new roof on the G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum

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 Did you know it's the 100 Anniversary of the ending of World War 1? Help us honor those who served in the War to End all Wars with a ringing of the bells at 11:00 am on 11-11-11:11 That is November 11, 11:00 am

I'll bet you didn't know the significance of the date. Now you do. 

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The Elmwood Public Library’s website now has a customized feature that will help you in your job search!

Our staff worked closely with Nebraska’s Department of Labor and created a customized browser button that will scour Elmwood and a 50-mile radius for all available jobs posted on the state’s labor website.

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Look for the blue and yellow button labeled, “Local Jobs.” Single click on the button and you’re taken straight to a list. When we last checked, there were over 5,300 jobs (full-time and part-time) that came up!

You can do a narrower search and find local jobs within 10 miles of Elmwood too. You may be surprised to see what comes up. Does anyone want to deliver for Amazon during the holidays?


PBS is currently running a series on Tuesday nights entitled, “The Great American Read.”

Leaders in entertainment, politics, and education are reviewing the top 100 most popular books in America and they’re slowly counting down to America’s number one favorite book.

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Our staff checked the list against our current inventory, and while we have a majority of the titles, do have a few holes in the list!

Here’s where we need your help. Check your books at home.

Do you have one of the following titles in GOOD to LIKE NEW condition and are you willing to donate it to the library? Or, if you are so inclined, could you purchase the title from a local bookstore and gift it to the library? We would be VERY grateful!

Help us participate in “The Great American Read!”

Books needed:

  • A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  • Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
  • Ghost – Jason Reynolds
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  • The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

  Preschool Story Time begins September 6th

Thursdays 10:30 am

Ages 3-5 

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

Village News - Upcoming Election

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A month from now the citizens of Elmwood will go to the polls and vote for three new Village Board members. A lot of you will be voting by absentee ballot so you may have already received it.

Two people have filed to run for office so their names will be on the ballot…one incumbent, Miki Bruns, and one former Village Board member who has a passion to serve again, Pat Wray. Brandon Collins and I have opted not to run again. I plan to continue working on projects that we have started though.

One person that I know of has stepped up to be a write-in candidate. Rebecca (Becky) Kicak, has been involved with many Village projects and committees in Elmwood in the last few years.

She has attended board meetings and is interested in serving on the Village Board. I would encourage you to vote for Becky, Miki, and Pat. They have the village’s best interests in mind.

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We currently have two vacancies on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is supposed to have 5 members who either live in Elmwood or within the outer jurisdiction of Elmwood.

The planning commission is responsible for the comprehensive plan; keeping it up to date, implementing projects to fulfill the plan, and keeping the village in line with the planning and zoning regulations. They have just begun a comprehensive plan overhaul which you will be hearing more about in the near future. It is an exciting time to be on the planning commission.

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If you are a positive person and like a challenge and are interested in serving your community consider being a write-in candidate for Village Board. Consider serving on the Planning Commission. Consider volunteering for the projects that are happening now. No, it won’t be easy. But it will be worth it. One person can make a difference and together we can make a change.

If not you…then who do you want to be responsible for making decisions that are going to affect you, your neighbors, and your community? Choose wisely, my friends. Choose wisely.


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 Congratulations to the Elmwood-Murdock high school football team on qualifying for the State football playoffs. The first game is this Thursday

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018, Time 5:00 pm

vs. Lutheran High Northeast @ Lutheran High Northeast

The school will be dismissing early on Thursday to allow students and their families to travel to Norfolk and cheer on the Knights! For those who are looking for the game, plug this address into your GPS or Google maps 

2010 N 37th St, Norfolk, NE 68701


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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      


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Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

The Little Free Pantry is 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, even travel soap and personal hygiene items are welcome. 

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This is a reminder to PLEASE email me upcoming news and events. Or, if you happen to see an event happening, or something fun going on in Elmwood, take a photo and email it to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

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A new session of the Sarpy/Cass Health Department’s prenatal education program, “Becoming a Mom”, begins on Thursday, November 1.

The free classes on healthy pregnancy and newborn care are taught by experienced maternal and child health nurses.

The program consists of six classes, and participants may attend any classes they choose. Topics include prenatal care and testing, pregnancy nutrition, stress, labor and delivery, newborn care and breastfeeding, and postpartum care.

For class dates, times, and location, and to register, visit the Health Department’s event calendar at www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org. For questions or more information, please contact the Maternal Child Health Nurses, Michelle at mleahy@sarpycasshealth.com or Katie at kgraves@sarpycasshealth.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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