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July 25, 2007

Local Students Represented E-M!

On June 27, fourteen students who are a part of Future Business Leaders of America traveled to Chicago. They competed with over 7 thousand other members from across the nation at the National Leadership Conference. Once in Chicago, the members did much more than compete in their events. They also toured local attractions such as the Navy Pier, Sears Tower and Chicago Board of Trade, attended state, regional and national meetings, observed campaigns for various offices, debated on and voted for these candidates, and networked with other young leaders from across our nation. Two adults from the community chaperoned the trip, the local chapter advisor, Kurk Shrader, and his wife, Kris. Everyone involved saw that the communities of Elmwood and Murdock were represented well based on the success of the trip: Britney Hrabik earned 5th place in Electronic Career Portfolio; Mallory Buck, Kevin Zoz, and Clay Carlton, 7th place in Multimedia Presentation; Trent Shrader, Marcus Winter, and Jon Luetchens, 2nd place in Partnership with Business Project; and Madison Stephen, Kevin Zoz, and Scott Ronhovde, 2nd place in Community Service Project. Scott also made finals in the Impromptu Speaking event. Other Elmwood-Murdock competitors included Sierra Ronhovde, Megan Bober, and Hannah Fischer, American Enterprise Project; Madison and Sam Stephen, Web Site Development; Jon Luetchens, Public Speaking I; Lachelle Stille, FBLA Principles and Procedures; and Marcus Winter, Introduction to Business. The conference was a huge success and the members who attended had a blast! J

Quilting Night out! – Acorn Quilting - NEW! QUILTING NIGHT OUT!

EVERY Thursday at 6:30 PM. The purpose of these Thursday night meetings is to help everyone finish their unfinished quilts and to also show you how to piece quilt blocks so you can make your own quilt. ABSOLUTELY FREE! Meeting time and place: 6:30 every Thursday night at 4032 310th Street, Elmwood NE. NOTE: Not meeting Aug 9th due to the Cass County Fair. Space is limited if you plan on bringing your sewing machine. Call 402-994-2281. The only prerequisite: Knowing how to use your own sewing machine. No small children, please. For more information, visit

Booster Club Stadium Seats - Attention all E-M Knight Fans: The E-M Booster Club is now selling sturdy framed stadium seats. Get them now while they're hot and be the first to show off your new E-M stadium seat! The cost will be $40.00 per seat and they will come with the Knights logo in-printed on the back of the seat. You may get your order forms at both the elementary and the secondary sites. For more information call and speak to Tim Allemang at 867-2341 or e-mail him at

Elmwood-Murdock Great Bike Race – September 8th. The Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee will be assisting with the promoting of the race again this year, but a large number of volunteers are needed to help with the race the day of activities. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Judy Cline, president of the Elmwood Murdock Merchants' Association (EMMA).

Flying Wheels Fun Center Summer Hours!
Tuesday - 1:00 - 4:00 - Open skating $3 admission + skate rental
Thursday - 1:00 - 4:00 - More than just skating!  Fun activities and movies! - $4 admission + No skate rental charge
Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday mornings and Sunday nights just for the summer!  Regular weekend hours will resume in August - stay tuned for details!

Get a Clue @ your Library – 2007 Summer Reading Program
Come and join your friends at the Elmwood Public Library for the 2007 Summer Reading program. You can “Get a Clue @ your Library” on July 30th. Pre-school thru 3rd grade will met from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, and 4th thru 6th can participate from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Both groups will be exploring the public library, checking out Nebraska Wildlife from the Nebraska Games and Parks Commission, and learning about Geo-Cashing with the GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) Units from the Gretna 4-H camp. Mark your calendars and plan to join in the fun at EPL.

Check out this site - - People vote for the book(s) that got them hooked and then choose a state to receive free books - Nebraska was 2nd at last count - so perhaps we need to spread the word to people to vote so we can get some free books given to Nebraska.  You can vote every day until it ends, so people should go back to this site daily.

April Andersen, Director
Elmwood Public Library

Elmwood Electronic Sign (Fire Station) - If you would like to have something posted on the electronic sign outside the fire station please send your requests to: Signage is for non-profit use to include birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Colorado Peaches! - The Elmwood Lions Club will take your order BEFORE the end of the month. These will be delivered in August. Contact number 994-4895.

Bess Streeter Aldrich House - The Aldrich House is open every Weds., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. from 2:00-5:00 p.m., or by appointment for group tours.  Visit our website, , for additional news and information.

Village of Elmwood Contact Information

Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees

Ed Blunt, Chairman
Cindy Meyer, Vice-Chairman
Mike Winter, Street Commissioner
Mark Hogue, Water/Sewer Commissioner
Fred Cline, Park Commissioner

Village of Elmwood Personnel

Bonita Drake, Village Clerk
Dan Spaulding, Village Engineer

How to Contact Us

Village of Elmwood
113 West E Street
P. O. Box 62
Elmwood, NE 68349
Phone: (402) 994-6705
Fax: (402) 994-6705

Sierra Ronhovde, Elmwood Newsletter Editor

For other information regarding organizations (schools, churches, etc.) visit

Other Cass County Happenings:

Weeping Water

Weeping Water swimming pool is open!
Hours: Sunday-Friday 1-8, Saturday 1-6
Admission Prices:
Daily-$4.00 - 5 and under FREE
Family Season Pass - $125.00
Single Season Pass - $75.00
10 Punch Ticket - $35.00
Family Passes are for immediate family only!
Immediate family includes husband, wife & children living in one household.
Children in diapers must be in swimming diapers.
For Swimming Lessons (dates and times), please contact Mary Mozena @ 267-7525


Soaring Wings Vineyard (17111 South 138th Street)
FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES Begins at 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic basket if you like. Sit back and enjoy wonderful music, great scenery, and fine wine. There are few better ways to relax than at our vineyard with a glass of wine and music. There is a $5 cover for most performances (Wine Club members are admitted Free!). Kids under 12 are also admitted free.  Laughter and smiles are most welcome.

July 27 Steve Thornburg
Aug 3   Novak & Harr
Aug 10  Mark Irvin
Aug 17   TBD
Aug 24   Steve Thornburg
Aug 31  Bill Ritchie Trio
Sept  7  Novak & Harr
Sept 14  Steve Thornburg

Acoustics Sundays - FREE ADMISSION - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (approx.)
Kick off the new week with a relaxing afternoon with live music by a solo artist.  Purchase wine by the bottle, glass or, if you haven't experienced a wine tasting, you might just find a new favorite. 

July 29 TBD
Aug 5     Kim Eames
Aug 12  Chris Saub
Aug 19  TBD
Aug 26  TBD
Sept 2   TBD
Sep 9  Kim Eames
Sept 15  TBD

For more information access this link:


Third Annual Last Hot Sunday in July!!!
Auto/Truck Show- N -Shine

Main Street, Louisville
Sunday, July 29th
Noon - 4:00

No fees, No classes, No judging or trophies
Register at 11:00 a.m. on Main Street or on line
Click Here
DJ sponsored by Main Street Cafe
Entertainment and fun for all ages (kids are welcome!)

Main Street Businesses open
Shop, Eat, Drink and Relax
Call Nancy 402-234-3715 or Dee 402-234-7705
Sponsored by B.U.I. L .D.
and supported in part by a grant from
Cass County Visitor Promotion Committee

Sierra Ronhovde


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