August 27, 2008
Wednesday, August 27th
Shhhh…..Louisville Has Free WiFi on Main Street – But is it a secret?
No, it isn't a secret. In fact, John Harrington, operations manager of Wirebuilt, an internet development company, wants everyone to know. The B.U.I.L.D. Louisville's main street coalition group, has offered free wifi in downtown Louisville for visitors to use. John Harrington thought it would be a great idea to post signs on the highway to advertise the free service. It could help draw visitors to the town. So John attached a couple signs to the Highway 50 signs along the highway. And the Department of Roads took them down. And he posted them again. And they took them down again. John has no plans to repost without permission though. The State believes that if these signs are permitted to be posted then everyone will want to post signs for every little reason. This is probably true…then the roadsides would be a clutter of signs. Here is the full story as reported by John Ferak in the Omaha World Herald. The story was also picked up and repeated in California! How's that for advertising?
A.R.K. (Adults Relating to Kids) at Elmwood Christian Church
Mark your calendars! Parents who are interested in joining a friendly, positive discussion on parenting issues are invited to attend our first ARK meeting on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Elmwood Christian Church.
For more information about ARK, click on http://www.thearkgroup.org/ARK_faithbased.html . If you have any questions or need childcare arrangements, please call Pastor Mark at 994-2355.
American Legion Post #247
Sign up for the Legion Golf Tournament!
Sunday Sept. 7 th
@ Grandpa's Woods
3:00 pm shotgun start
2 person scramble
$30 per person
(includes meals and prizes)
Meal only available – free will offering
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
American Legion Post #247
All Proceed go towards replacing flags and flag poles in the Elmwood Cemetary.
Remember the information from the July 21 st newsletter about the survey that the Elmwood village board was asking people to complete? It would allow Elmwood to qualify for federal and state grant money for future projects including a waste water treatment plant upgrade and a main street face lift. The survey results are confidential and nobody from Elmwood saw the results. All the surveys, in their sealed envelopes, were sent to SENDD (South East Nebraska Development District). SENDD is a voluntary association of counties and municipalities formed to identify common problems, their solutions and to provide continuing support for efficient and effective government among its members. They needed at least 200 responses to qualify. The results were tallied and there were enough responses for Elmwood to qualify! So thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey, and to the board members who felt strongly enough about the project to get the surveys to the people…Elmwood will get some grants! We'll keep you posted on the progress of this project.
Thanks to the Village Board Members!
The Annual EM Booster Club Tailgate is on the school calendar for Thursday October 23. The date has been moved up to Friday September 19 at 5:30. More details next week!
High School Maneuvering
With the construction at the high school you may have been wondering just how do the kids get around? Can you still just walk into the office from the front door? Mr. Allemang, Jr/Sr High School principal, says it will be pretty much business as usual at the high school. The short path to the front doors is no longer available; however, students/parents will be expected to use the front doors by going the long way around and they will still be required to park in the student parking lot. Mr. Allemang would like to thank Steve Backemeyer and Mark Luetchens for replacing the culvert and grading the parking lot, and Gary Stander who brought in new crushed rock. As a result, it should now be a much smoother ride for students to drive on and park. It is important to remember students will be restricted from being inside the fenced areas, as that is where the construction is taking place, and could pose a possible danger. Bus drop off and pick up will currently be the same as last year. Start time is the same 8:15 a.m. and the end time will be a little earlier 3:29 p.m.
If you have checked out the website lately for Elmwood,
www.elmwoodnebraska.com you might have noticed that we are trying to make some changes and update the information. This week we've worked on the classified ads. If you have anything posted there and it is old let me know and we'll remove it. If you have anything to sell please post it! Many, many people use these classifieds so you may have good luck. Don't forget that you can also post your items in the Classified Section of the other Cass County websites. Just click on Communities and then Links to get to the other websites.
We've also update the “Why Live In Elmwood?” section on the Elmwood home page. Take a look and see if you have other reasons you like living in Elmwood. Shoot me an email and let me know why you like living here.
F.A.S.T. (Fun, Athletic, Skill, Training) for your child with sports training emphasis, centered around GYMNASTICS! At Platte Valley Tumbling Club, children have so much fun building strength and their agility skills utilizing a huge variety of equipment such as trampolines, rings, balance beams, climbing rope, cargo net and so much more! Kids don't even realize how much faster, stronger, and more coordinated they are becoming.
This program is for children age 4-12 years old. It gives them an opportunity to build their fundamental and social skills that will make them a better athlete and person in the future!
Pre-registration: Starts in July and August
Season: Starts the last week in August and continues through mid-May (36 classes)
Weekly Schedule: Evenings Monday – Thursday
5:30-8:30 (Note: each class is one hour)
Cost: $40 a month plus yearly $15 registration fee (non-refundable)
Contact: Owner, Amy Snodgrass to enroll
Location: 36119 Church Rd. Louisville, NE 68037
On a personal note, my daughter attended Amy's classes and learned a lot! Amy is a strong teacher who expects the kids to learn. She is fun and welcoming yet stern when she needs to be. Millie got her back hand spring last year and was thrilled. I loved going every week to watch the kids and see their progress. Check it out!
Nebraska Humanities Council
Fashion Through Time
66 th Annual Sunset Fellowship
Tuesday, Sept. 16 th
Registration at 11:00 a.m./dinner @ noon
Elmwood Christian Church
Call for Reservations
Joann Hill – 994-5095
Angie Buckner – 994-4095
Shirley Wenzel – 994-4715
Leave a message if not in.
Jarad's Bucket List Party
We had a great turn out for Jarad's bucket list party. His old high school buddies came out in force to hang out with him. His family also came in droves. They had fun talking with Jarad, skating, and playing a little dodgeball. There was a lot of laughter and no tears. It was a night to be with Jarad and be glad we know him.
His friends also had some fun in our Lil' Redneck Foto Boof we just created. In fact, the kids had fun all weekend with it!