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August 13, 2008

Wednesday, August 13 th

One full day of summer vacation left.

Skip work and go do something with your kids!


Bus kids will be dropped off at the west gym door on Friday.

All other kids are to enter the school through the south door. (by Mr. Johnston and Mr. Frerichs' classrooms.)

Reminder: Junior and Senior High School students will be released at 3:30 every day to allow teachers more time after school to help students.

(I don't know about you but I'm not ready for school to start! Augh!)



Elmwood G.A.R. Hall

Veteran's Museum

Sunday, August 17 th

6:30-8:00 pm

5th & D Street Elmwood

Sponsored by the American Legion Post 247

Free Will Donation. All Proceeds will help to support the Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans' Museum. For more info call 994-5315

Come see the new displays!!!!!


Cass County Fair – 2008

A big thumbs up!

Many people made the fair happen. It was a lot of fun…a little something for everyone. Arts, crafts, rides, food, tractors, tractor pulls, donkey polo, mutton busting, food, horseshoes, dancing, clowns, face painting, food, animals, ribbons, and lots of smiles.

One man who should be happy with the results is Steve Wehrbein. He was sitting on a bench for a long time one day just watching. A bit of a pleased look on his face. Like a man who has just done a good thing.

We were lucky to have a booth in the air conditioned building. We were next to the Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association. They had several nice displays. Kurk Shrader sat up a “Pick a Ducky” game where the kids could win a free book. Sierra Ronhovde, Miss Cass County, stopped by to help out.



Our booth was also across from the D.A.R.E. booth. This made it handy to practice our dodgeball skills. Who knew the officers had such good aim? Bradly Cunningham helped out in the D.A.R.E. booth and was a great sport. Bradly, Officer Tuttle, and Sheriff Bill all took turns wearing the light up purple braid.


The kids loved seeing the officers. One little girl walked right up to a very tall officer and said, “Hello Mr. Policeman.” And he bent over to thank her and shake her hand.

Other locals with booths include Justin Barnes with Barnes Photography ( ), Bloom Where You Are Planted Pumpkin Patch, Terry and Teresa Lorensen, ( ), and Elmwood's newest Tupperware lady, Brooke Campbell.

Ms Purplepockets is always a hit at the fair. She does face painting and arm painting…just about anywhere legal painting. The kids proudly wore their paint. Ms Purplepockets and I are working producing a clown camp. Wouldn't that be fun?

We were lucky to be sitting inside where we could look at the fair items. There was everything from scarecrows to photographs to quilts.

The midway was the big attraction for most kids, mine was leading the charge! The carnival workers remember Joe from year to year. They look after him. They should for as much money as Joe left there!

The kids seemed to have fun at the tractor pull and at the mutton busting. Although the mutton busting looked like it was a little more work.

And then there was the bands. Friday night was the Silver Wings band. The girls had fun dancing with the little kids that night. Then Saturday night the CowboyUp Band played. Vince and I got in on that one! They were good and the dancing was fun. What more could you ask?

We did lose Joe Saturday night. I had reports that he was spotted all over the fairgrounds. Then I got a phone call from a stranger who wanted to let me know my son had been at the beer garden near the Figure Eight races but he had just left. That was comforting. Actually everyone was looking out for Joe. A big thanks to Diane who helped look for him.

Then there was the parade. Miss Cass County waved to her loyal subjects. The Elmwood Fire/Rescue team was represented. Sheriff Bill and Deputy Tuttle were throwing out Frisbees for their treats. And then there was the Flying Wheels entry. It wasn't the best but it was all we could come up with this year. Just a truck full of kids! But that is our life, kids everywhere! And we love it!

I didn't get to see or do everything at the fair so you will notice there are things I didn't get to report on. I talked to many kids who were involved with 4-H and they were having a great time. I hope everyone had a chance to get out and experience the fair, eat some cotton candy, maybe a funnel cake, and for sure a big plate of taco salad! We are already looking forward to next year!


1 st Ever Skate/Dodge

@ the Flying Wheels!


Saturday, August 16 th

6:30 – midnight

$6 admission + skate rental

Skating and then dodgeball!

Kittens? Did someone say they needed Kittens?

If that was you give Sara a call at 994-2281.


American Legion Post #247

Sign up for the Legion Golf Tournament!

Sunday Sept. 7 th

@ Grandpa's Woods

3:00 pm shotgun start

9 holes

2 person scramble

$30 per person

(includes meals and prizes)

Meal only available – free will offering

Grandpa's Woods

5505 310 th Street, Elmwood

Directions: 2 miles north, 1 mile east, ½ mile north of Elmwood

To Register call:

Grandpa's Woods – 994-2100 or

Bonnie Brewer – 994-5315

Sponsored by:

American Legion Post #247


All Proceed go towards replacing flags and flag poles in the Elmwood Cemetary.

Julie Anderson


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