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Congratulations to Zane Rikli for receiving the Burrows Tracts Small Business Scholarship for 2020! Zane was chosen from a list of amazing applicants!

Thank you to all of the students that applied and best of luck to you Zane.

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If your student, or business has awarded a scholarship let's recognize the students and companies here. Just email your photo to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com Bess Streeter Aldrich House Banner

"It was a dark, rainy night..." Ok, that's not a terribly original start to a story, but I bet you have one. Take advantage of these snowy days and prepare your entry for the Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Story Contest. The guidelines and submission link are located on our web site at www.bessstreeteraldrich.org  

Your entry is due by midnight, February 17, 2021. Anyone 3rd grade and up is eligible to participate.
Remember our adult winner's story will be included in Nebraska Life magazine this year, and the winner will receive an additional $250 prize award.

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A new exhibit debuts at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House, 204 East F Street, Elmwood

Saturday, February 6

Continues every weekend through Sunday, April 25, 1 to 4 p.m.

Come to the beautiful 1922 Prairie Mansion home of Nebraska Hall of Fame Author Bess Streeter Aldrich to see a wide variety of transportation collectibles shared by their owners.

Collectibles from the Route 66 collection of Linda & Ken Glantz, Murdock, will be showcased in the living room while other contributors share model cars, train collectibles, oil/gas items, pedal cars, model airplanes, horse tack, and other transportation-related items.

Besides seeing these artifacts, guests are invited to take a personal tour of the home and learn more about Mrs. Aldrich, her literary contributions, and her years in Elmwood.

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Download the registrations and waivers here, print and register by mail, or email them to the address above. 

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Spring 2021 Registration

Covid Waiver Form - Part 1

Waiver & release of Liability Form - Part 2

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Send your updates, announcements, and photos of the events, at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

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February 2021 Reading Challenge

If you read a book this past month, email us and tell us a little about it.

Brief plot summary
Did you like it?
Your age group. Kids (under age 14). Adults.

Email us at elmwoodlibrary@outlook.com

Our hope is to start a community conversation about books. Also, by telling the library what’s popular in Elmwood and Murdock, we can better anticipate your needs and wants for our inventory! Prizes include a $5 in EMMA bucks (good at several Elmwood-Murdock businesses) and a sweet treat to sustain you while you read your next book!

There will be one prize for awarded for an adult and one for a kid EACH MONTH during this promotion! Your chances of winning depend upon how many entries we get each month.

Complete information can be found on our website, http://libraries.ne.gov/elmwood/


The Elmwood Library is open. Regular hours with just a few adjustments for social distancing.

Easy Library Links

Online Card Catalog https://elmwoodpubliclibrary.follettdestiny.com/ 

Libby Library App https://help.libbyapp.com/index.htm


Use your card # and the PIN number (streeter) to see available titles online.

It's easy to get a library card and borrowing electronic books can be done on your tablet or Kindle. Anyone can be a library member. Even if you live in another town or state. t's only $10/year!

Access digital media! Audiobooks, eBooks, magazines!

 Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!

Village Updates

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Board meetings are open to the public and held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

The meetings are held at the new Village Board office located at the Learning Center on the south side of town. 

Official agendas are posted the day before at the Post Office, Gas Station, and Village Office. Prior to the posting of the agenda, meeting items can be added to the meeting. At the end of each meeting is a Public Comment Section. Attendees have three minutes to speak about anything at this time. Further discussion on the topic can then be added to the next board meeting.  

Elmwood Board offic 2021

Next Board Meeting 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

 7:00 pm

The agenda is posted at the Elmwood C-Store, the post office, and the Village office.

Minutes can be viewed at the Village office or can be found online.

Minutes from the January 6th meeting

Online link to all Village of Elmwood board minutes


Wouldn't it be amazing if the board meetings were FULL every time? This is your opportunity to be involved, be "in the know" and learn how to influence how your community grows, how improvements can be made, and how you can participate in the steps needed to MAKE IT HAPPEN.

As of January 2021, the Village of Elmwood requests that all utility bills be deposited in the new dropbox. 

Village Office Hours

Monday 8:00 - Noon

Tuesday 8:00 - Noon & 12:30 -4:30

Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 - Noon & 12:30 -4:30

Friday CLOSED 

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Elmwood Maintenance Manager

If you need to get in touch with the Village of Elmwood Maintenance manager, Jeff Cymer below is his contact information and work hours. If you need anything please feel free to reach out to him. 

1. Jeff Clymer Village of Elmwood Utilities
2. (402) 440-9095 Cell
3. Email address: elmwoodutilities@gmail.com

The position requires me to physically be in town M-F 6:30 am - 3:00 pm (approx) & Sat/Sun an hour each to check the water tower & treatment plant.

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 Fall 2020 Dean’s List 

Wayne State College
Students listed on the dean's list are full-time undergraduate students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for the semester. An asterisk (*) denotes a 4.0 GPA for the term.
Patrick Hynes*, Murdock
 Miranda Trowbridge, Murdock

Hastings College
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time coursework.
Sydney Anderson
Tess Arent, Murdock

UNO Dean’s List Fall 2020
The University of Nebraska at Omaha released its Fall 2020 Dean’s List. Students who qualified for the Chancellor's List earned a grade point average of 4.0 for courses and completed 12 or more hours. Here are the local students recognized:

Jacob Blunt, Elmwood
Hayden Ernst, Elmwood
Abigayle Meyer, Murdock

University Nebraska Kearney Fall 2020 Dean’s List
Students who are on the dean’s list must have completed 12 credit hours or more of classes with a 3.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale. One local student was named to the Dean’s 

Megan Hawks, Elmwood

Nebraska Wesleyan’s Academic Honors List
Students earning a 3.75 GPA while completing a full-time course load are recognized. 

Nicole Lynn Wenzel – Unadilla, NE


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Take It Or Leave It Pantry

The free pantry is here to serve our community. It is for neighbors helping neighbors. Take what you need or leave what you can.

Here are some ideas that may be useful:

  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned soup
  • Granola bars and snacks
  • Fruit snacks
  • Dry soup mixes
  • Canned meat (chicken, tuna etc)
  • Boxed prepared meal kits (hamburger helper etc) 

Elmwood Food Box

Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall.

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Online services available on their Facebook page.

Sonshine daycare


400 West G Street

Elmwood, NE  68349

The daycare phone is 402-994-2384.

Pastor Michelle Chesnut

Cell Phone 402-314-7988  Church Phone: 402-994-6735

E-mail: stpaulelmwood@gmail.com

 Website:  elmwoodmurdockumc.com 

Elmwood Christian Church

Virtual Sunday Services via Zoom. Stay in touch with your congregational members.

Come on in at 9:30 am for some socializing and catching up.

Service starts at 10:00 am

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There is a new location for the Cass County Food Bank.

They have a new space at the previous Village Board building!

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Did you know that the initial concept of this online town newsletter more than 10 years ago was supposed to be based around READER SUBMISSIONS!
Yup, that's right. Back then it was harder. NOW, you can get a published news update via TEXT and a link to go right to the weekly town news. Just text ELMWOOD to 72727 

Let's make your New Years Resolution is to find just ONE thing positive in Elmwood and SHARE it with others.

You can do this! Just email that photo on your phone to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com It's that simple. 
So this is my New Years Challenge to you. 
That easy! Then click the submit news link that will open your email program, attach the photo from your phone and drop me a quick note on what it's about. 
Remember not everyone has Facebook or is subscribed to the local Stay in the Elmwood-Murdock Group, AND Facebook does not show ALL the content to you. So you may have actually missed the Book Club information below. 



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Louisville Food Pantry
OPEN: every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm
LOCATION: 304 Main Street, Louisville

Please come and pick up what you need for your household or a friend’s.
We have canned goods, boxed meals, breakfast items, frozen meats, bread, eggs, baking ingredients, cleaning supplies, personal care items, diapers, and wipes.

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Murante Encourages Nebraskans to Search for Lost Cash, Other Valuables on Unclaimed Property Day

(Lincoln, NE) In light of the very first Unclaimed Property Day, Nebraska Treasurer John Murante today encouraged all Nebraskans to visit www.NebraskaLostCash.gov to see if any of the $400 million of funds or property being held by the Unclaimed Property Division of the Treasurer’s office might belong to them.

Nearly 33 million people in the United States – 1 in every 10 – has what the industry calls unclaimed property: financial accounts or items of value in which the owner has not initiated any activity for a number of years. When that happens, and the company cannot locate the owner, the money or properties are submitted to the state. Common examples include unpaid life insurance benefits, forgotten bank accounts, and unused rebate cards.

Last year, the Nebraska Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division returned $10,328,948.47 in unclaimed property and paid 11,406 claims.

“My office is tasked with returning unclaimed property – in whatever form – to its rightful owner. I’m proud of the job my staff has done to return these funds to Nebraskans especially during the uncertainty of COVID-19,” Murante said. “It’s your money and it should be with you. This is a free service, no one should have to pay to have what is rightfully yours returned to you.”

To increase awareness of unclaimed property, the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) is launching the first National Unclaimed Property Day on February 1st and encouraging people to search www.unclaimed.org/search or www.NebraskaLostCash.gov  to determine if a state is holding their property. Individuals are encouraged to search their name, a maiden name, or the name of a business or non-profit. The search is free.

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