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 Mandatory Water Restrictions for residents that reside in Elmwood Village limits. Effective Immediately!

Odd addresses can water Monday & Thursday Even addresses can water Tuesday & Friday

If you are caught watering on a day that isn't your specified day you will be fined $50 for breaking the mandatory water restrictions. This will be in effect until further notice. 

  KCCB Fall Fabric Pumpkin Workshop

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Bits and Pieces

Busy Couple of Weeks in Elmwood-Murdock

You may have noticed I haven't been posting as many photos the past couple of weeks. It was because I posted the last two weekly editions from the road and my internet was less than ideal. Let's put it this way, remember dial-up speed?


Remember reading a book while waiting for images to download. Well that is what a mobile phone "hot spot" connection is like while you are camping in the middle of Kansas or Oklahoma. 

Now that I have access to photos on my regular PC computer here is a photo dump of some of the activities in our community.

Harvest Moon Hustle

Did you know that because of Harvest Moon Hustle and Market to Market many people come back to Elmwood to visit, got to the Quonset, Bits N Pieces, and the Aldrich Museum.

Good Neighbor Awards

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If you can't read the names or remember their Good Neighbor accolades then you can read them below. 

Good Neighbor 2022 winners

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It was rainy so the Farmers Market moved inside the Elmwood Cultural and Education Center. If you didn't get one of their watermelons this year you missed out! 

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Thank you Bonnie for everything you do for our community!

Luke Bryan Concert

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This may have been in Murdock, but there were MANY Elmwood residents I found in the crowd. Over 14,000 people gathered in Andy Stocks alfalfa field and had a big party.

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In fact I considered it my birthday party, since my birthday was the day before. It will be talked about for years to come.

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The Gee's Bend Quilters of Alabama

At 1:30 on October 14th at the Elmwood Learning Center, come learn about the quilts of Gee's Bend, which are among the most important African-American visual and cultural contributions to the history of art within the United States.

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Following Mickie Clements' program, we will travel to the Bess Streeter Aldrich House for a quilt show where 110 beautiful quilts are on display.

Admission is $5

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Bess Streeter Aldrich House

204 East F Street.

1:00 to 4:00 pm  Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday Through October 

The Stitch-in-Time Quilt Show at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House

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Come check them out and the other 110 fabric quilts on display.


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Elmwood Library Working to Improve Access

The Elmwood Library has identified a need in the community and is working to fulfill it. With an increased number of patrons in the community with mobility issues, the library board has decided to install an automated handicap door. Library Director Anne Pope said, “Currently if someone needs assistance to get into the library, they have to get the attention of a staff member to help hold the door. If we’re working in the back, or helping someone on a computer, employees might not immediately see that person needing help at the entrance. It makes us feel terrible to think that those persons have just as much right to utilize a public space, but are dependent upon us to do so.”

The library has already received some generous donations to the project. Elmwood’s St. Paul’s Methodist Church, the CWF at the Elmwood Christian Church, and the local Vacation Bible School kids have given money towards fulfilling the library’s goal of $6,000. There’s even a collection jar at the Bits and Pieces thrift store in town. Staff are waiting to hear the results of some grant applications for funding, and estimate that they are roughly halfway towards their goal.

“The monetary gifts that we’ve received so far were completely unsolicited,” said Mrs. Pope. “These groups heard we were working to make their library more accessible to people who have special needs. They came up to me and asked, ‘How can we help?’ It’s been amazing!”

If you or your organization would like to contribute to the project, the Elmwood Public Library is accepting donations. They can be reached at 402-994-4125 or by email at elmwoodlibrary@outlook.com. They the new doors can be installed this fall.


CC139014A9AB480CB32B53C2E559B1F0 Elmwood Library Hours

Monday:  3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday:  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wednesday:  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursday:  10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday:  10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Easy Library Links

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

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

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 Elmwood Nebraska Bike Share

The Bike Share program has started back up again.

Anyone wanting to borrow a bike can sign one out during Bits and Pieces business hours. 

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Village Updates

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 Village Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to the public and are 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.  

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.

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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.

Village Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

8 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm  - 4:00 pm

Friday CLOSED 

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.

Elmwood Food Box

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

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Did you know that the initial concept of this online town newsletter more than 20 years ago was supposed to be based around READER SUBMISSIONS!
Yup, that's right. Back then it was harder to send in news. NOW, you can just email news and photos to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com It's that simple. 
Remember not everyone has Facebook. Really they don't. ...AND Facebook doesn't show all the content from community groups. 
By subscribing on your phone you will receive a TEXT every Wednesday and an easy-to-access link. 
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 So make sure to submit your news to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com for added exposure for your event or activity.
Many rely on the weekly Wednesday text message that links directly to the website. 
Since our Elmwood website is updated on a weekly basis GOOGLE and visited by 100s of people per week,  search engines rank this site number ONE on Google. Normally Wikipedia, map-quest, or city-data comes up first. 

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Online services are available on their Facebook page.

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400 West G Street, Elmwood, NE  68349

Pastor Michelle Chesnut

Cell Phone 402-314-7988  Church Phone: 402-994-6735 Daycare phone is 402-994-2384.

E-mail: stpaulelmwood@gmail.com  Website:  elmwoodmurdockumc.com 



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