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As always there is a full weekend of activities in Elmwood this coming weekend.

The Lauren Platt Benefit is Friday at the Quonset. Not only is there food, but do some early Christmas shopping at the silent auction.

Farmers Market on Saturday (I won't be there this week, my daughter is getting married) and the St Paul Church is kicking off Sunday School with a hayrack ride on Saturday evening. They will be passing out ice cream and frozen treats as they go, so watch for them!

Sunday is Bubble Soccer in the Park all afternoon. Don't have to cook again, plus you get an afternoon of fun watching grown adults "Bounce" into each other for the heck of it! 
Benefit for Lauren Platt

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Darin Platts wife Lauren has been battling illness for a long time now. Several months ago she was FINALLY diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease after years of hospital stays, treatments, specialists, and emergency room visits.

Currently, shes lost half of her vision and use a walker. She has almost lost her life once already resulting in a lengthy hospital stay. They are aiming to send her to the Hansa Center in Wichita, KS for alternative treatment.

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The only problem is that the 3 wk program is very expensive and with all of the other medical bills, medication, and trips out state for Lyme literate doctors, they are unable to send her at this time.

As a mother of a young son and wife to a husband, she fights for her life every day for her family.

There will be a free will donation for pulled pork sandwiches, beans and a bag of chips.

Also, a silent auction will also take place with karaoke following. Here is a sneak peek at just a few of the silent auction items. Think Christmas everyone, it's NOT too early and it goes to a good cause.

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If your able to make it all proceeds will go directly to Darin and Lauren to help out with all of the medical expenses they will incur through this tough time. Let's all show our support for a great friend and family.

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Sunday, September 9th Noon- 5:00 pm

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The Elmwood Rescue Squad is hosting their 4th Annual Bubble Soccer Fundraiser!

We are hoping to make this year our biggest and best year yet!

Check-in starts at Noon **All team members must be present to check in**

Games start at 1 pm
Will be at the Elmwood Park in Elmwood, Nebraska

Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.

For a registration form send us a message with your email or mailing address!

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Delicious food will also be available for purchase. 

Bess Street Aldrich House and Museum

This month kicks off the Garden Barn Quilt Show and Silent Auction. Last Saturday after the Farmers Market I headed over to the Aldrich House.

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All morning I had watched several Master Gardeners working in the flower beds, cleaning, pruning and I had to go over and thank them. They didn't want their photo taken or credit given, but THANK YOU!!

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Every month they get together and maintain not only the Aldrich Gardens but a designated garden at the Lofte Theatre. As you can see from these photos their efforts this year have been amazing and the Aldrich House yard hadn't looked this good in years.

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 Plan ahead to attend the Fall Quilt and Barn Quilt Show at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House

September 1 to October 14

With the help of the Oxbow Quilters and several other contributors, the Aldrich House is expecting over 40 fall quilts for the inside the house. Outside, you will find 15 mini barn quilts (2' x 2') that have been designed to go along with our garden themes.

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These "wooden quilts" are available for viewing in our beautiful gardens and will be for sale through a silent auction process. Please share this post with your friends and make this special exhibit part of your fall activities

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The Elmwood Little Free Pantry got some maintenance and cleaning this weekend by Beth Philson. An angry family of wasps set up home and a wasp nest in the eaves of the little house when she was stocking food. 

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They didn't go silently either. Note her wrapped hand. That is ice on her ring finger. Good thing she is a nurse and knows the signs on when to go to the ER and have her ring cut off.

Her finger did NOT turn blue and swelling is down. But she spent a miserable Saturday. But the mission is accomplished. The free pantry is cleaned, sanitized and filled with items for the needy once more.


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

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The items in it are FREE for those who are needy, don't have food in their cabinets and need just a little something to get them by till the next day. Various people donate items to put in the cupboard, and they notice that several items do disappear. 

Spread the news. Stop by and put something in when you come back from grocery shopping. If you know a family or anyone struggling, let them know this resource is available in town. 

What can you donate, what may you find?

Generally, canned vegetables and proteins, personal care items, and paper goods. Kid-friendly non-perishables, crayons, and school supplies are perfect, even travel soap and personal hygiene items are welcome. 

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 The Farmer's Market will be open from June to October 1st and anyone is welcome to participate.

There was a new vendor this week Jesse from Double Creek Farms in Murdock. She also had cinnamon rolls. She said she will be back to make sure to stop by the park Saturday morning and support our local small businesses.

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Have extra produce from your garden? Extra apples, pears, pumpkins or even some cookies?

People are ALWAYS asking for cookies!

Give your kids a fun project and let them earn some extra money and have a cookie sale.

There is no sign-up sheet or a fee...just show up and set up and sell your items.

2018 Harvest Moon Hustle 

The harvest Moon Hustle is coming back to Elmwood on Friday, September 14th. This is the seventh year Elmwood has hosted the home of the race. 

Two more volunteers are needed to join the EPIC Squad for the Harvest Moon Hustle!

We are volunteering to work the after party where 1300 runners will end their race and have some dinner and wind down after a fun run. The event is Friday, September 14th. They need us from 6:30 - 11:00 but normally we usually leave around 9:30.

Our job is to take tickets and clear off tables as needed and empty the trash cans. It really is very simple and the people are awesome. We always have fun and then they send a check to the Village for the park. Maybe we could get some benches around the playground!

Let Julie Anderson know if you want to join the EPIC Squad!

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  Preschool Story Time begins September 6th

Thursdays 10:30 am

Ages 3-5

Preschool Storytime

Library cards are available for non-residents for only $10.00 What does this include? Access to the books, movies, and services at the library, PLUS e-books for your Kindle, or tablet reader. 


Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!

Visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media. 

Library hours

Monday 3- 8pm

Tuesday 2-6pm

Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

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  School Events - Calendar Reminders

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There is a wealth of information on the new Elmwood-Murdock website. It is updated on a daily basis by various teachers and department heads.    

Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website

If the date is TAN (Beige) then there is something to do in town that day!! 

Send me Elmwood-Murdock events you would like me to place on the calendar at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com     


DanWitte PhysicalTherapy StudentoftheMonth 2018STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Witte Physical Therapy would like to announce a few changes to the 2018-2019 Student of the Week(now Students of the Month) program.

We continue to look for nominations from local community members, teachers, coaches, athletic directors, or anybody else who would like to nominate a deserving student. The student could be from Conestoga, Elmwood-Murdock, Louisville, or Weeping Water Public Schools. Please see the criteria below.


1. The student must be an enrolled 7th-12th grade student at Conestoga, Elmwood-Murdock, Louisville, or Weeping Water Schools.

2. The student must participate in at least 1 extra-curricular activity outside of normal class work.

3. The student must be nominated from someone outside of their family and be verified by the school before their nomination can be accepted.

4. Nominations are due the first and third Fridays of the month. Please send an email to your school athletic director or principle for verification prior to sending it todan@wittephysicaltherapy.com.

5. Nominations must include the student’s name, parent(s)’ name(s), activities involved in, grade and school attended, and reason for nomination. Additional information including pictures would be appreciated!

The selected student will be posted on Facebook and Twitter pages belonging to Witte Physical Therapy on Wednesday mornings for consecutive weeks. A post will also be submitted to the weekly community newsletters for Murray, Elmwood, Murdock, Louisville, Weeping Water, and Manley, as well as the Plattsmouth Journal. The selected student will have the opportunity to stop by Witte Physical Therapy in Louisville and receive a free Witte Physical Therapy swag!


Selected Student Winners will be posted on 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/28, and 12/12 in 2018. Dates in 2019 include 1/23, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, and 5/15.!

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The Elmwood Community Center provided daily lunches Monday through Friday for anyone who wants a good home cooked meal for a very reasonable price...$5 per person! The Center not only hosts daily meals but it is also a facility that is rented out for meetings, receptions, and family reunions. It is a wonderful facility that provides a great service to the community. 

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Noon Meals (Eat in or Take-out)

 Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00 


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March 15, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) — Weather permitting, work is scheduled to continue the week of March 19 on N-63, between Alvo and I-80, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Knife River, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa has the $11,758,926 contract. Work will include realignment of N‑63, culverts and box culverts, and wetland mitigation. This will be the second of two phases of work.

During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 (Alvo) to Reference Post 9+68 (Church Road). A marked detour will be in place along I-80 to N-66 to N-50 to US-34 for southbound traffic and along US-34 to N-50 to N-66 to I-80 for northbound traffic. This portion of the project is anticipated to be completed in November 2018.

The Department’s project manager is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through work zones and along detours.

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