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The first Elmwood Makers Mart is this Saturday at the Elmwood Community Center.

Come in have some coffee, relax, shop and socialize. 

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The Waffleman is Coming to Elmwood
9 am to Noon - Sunday, October 14th, 2018
The waffle man will continue to serve his famous waffles as long as people keep coming!

All You can Eat Belgian Waffles, 5 Flavored Syrups, Sausage and Drinks

Free Will Donation!
Donations will be used to upgrade our equipment.

Last Week for the Elmwood Farmers Market


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Coming soon Quarter-Mania!!

The last fundraiser to get the Mommy and Me swings in the park. If you missed last springs event don't miss this one. It is Saturday night October 27th and the doors open at 5:30.

Space will be limited so buy your table space now. Get together with your friends and get extra paddles.

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Village News - Upcoming Election

A month from now the citizens of Elmwood will go to the polls and vote for three new Village Board members. A lot of you will be voting by absentee ballot so you may have already received it.

Two people have filed to run for office so their names will be on the ballot…one incumbent, Miki Bruns, and one former Village Board member who has a passion to serve again, Pat Wray. Brandon Collins and I have opted not to run again. I plan to continue working on projects that we have started though.

One person that I know of has stepped up to be a write-in candidate. Rebecca (Becky) Kicak, has been involved with many Village projects and committees in Elmwood in the last few years.

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She has attended board meetings and is interested in serving on the Village Board. I would encourage you to vote for Becky, Miki, and Pat. They have the village’s best interests in mind.

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We currently have two vacancies on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is supposed to have 5 members who either live in Elmwood or within the outer jurisdiction of Elmwood.

The planning commission is responsible for the comprehensive plan; keeping it up to date, implementing projects to fulfill the plan, and keeping the village in line with the planning and zoning regulations. They have just begun a comprehensive plan overhaul which you will be hearing more about in the near future. It is an exciting time to be on the planning commission.

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If you are a positive person and like a challenge and are interested in serving your community consider being a write-in candidate for Village Board. Consider serving on the Planning Commission. Consider volunteering for the projects that are happening now. No, it won’t be easy. But it will be worth it. One person can make a difference and together we can make a change.

If not you…then who do you want to be responsible for making decisions that are going to affect you, your neighbors, and your community? Choose wisely, my friends. Choose wisely.

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CommunityCenterMenu 102018The 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!



EVERY 2nd Saturday morning at the Community Center!! 

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. 

Morning Coffee Bar 8:00 am

Coffee, Tea, Milk

(Milk available, please ask the cook)
Free will offering - suggested $1.00

Noon Meals (Eat in or Take-out)

 Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00


PBS is currently running a series on Tuesday nights entitled, “The Great American Read.”

Leaders in entertainment, politics, and education are reviewing the top 100 most popular books in America and they’re slowly counting down to America’s number one favorite book.

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Our staff checked the list against our current inventory, and while we have a majority of the titles, do have a few holes in the list!

Here’s where we need your help. Check your books at home.

Do you have one of the following titles in GOOD to LIKE NEW condition and are you willing to donate it to the library? Or, if you are so inclined, could you purchase the title from a local bookstore and gift it to the library? We would be VERY grateful!

Help us participate in “The Great American Read!”

Books needed:

  • A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  • Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
  • Ghost – Jason Reynolds
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  • The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

  Preschool Story Time begins September 6th

Thursdays 10:30 am

Ages 3-5 

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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 Cass County Quad Quiz Bowl 

On Monday, October 1st. The 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade teams all won the first round of the Cass County Quad Quiz Bowl competition.


Team Members are:

8th Grade Team: Cade Hosier, Henry Coleman, Sam Cox, Ella Zierott, and Haylee Josoff
7th Grade Team: Kearah Perreault, Garrett Pleiss, Nathan Miller, and Riley Wilson
6th Grade Team: Averi Hogue, Drake Clements, Kayden Bacon, Harrison Koehn, Madison Ashlock, and Isabelle Halferty


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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      

Pumpkins are back at the Oerhlerking Farm

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Don't forget to stop by the pumpkin patch at the Oerlerking Farm on Highway 34. There are no "official hours". Just stop by, take a picture by the tractors or wagons or tractors and leave payment in the can.  

Bess Street Aldrich House and Museum

Last weekend of the Bess Streeter Aldrich Quilt show. If you haven't visited it's worth the short drive to Elmwood on an afternoon.

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You can bid on the wooden barn quilts displayed outside and visit the Bess Streeter Aldrich page and see the "live auction" and the current bid. 

Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

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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There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year

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Submit Your Stories and NEWS

This is a reminder to PLEASE email me upcoming news and events. Or, if you happen to see an event happening, or something fun going on in Elmwood, take a photo and email it to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

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Area News and Events 

What town celebrates and embraces Halloween? Murdock

Seriously Murdock decorates for Halloween better than anyone and it's worth it to take a drive not only through Main Street and to see the scarecrows but also all the other fall and Halloween decorations, pumpkins and inflatables.

Murdockscarecros 2018 10Talented Jackie Barnes painted the wonderful scarecrow faces and Linda Glantz “dressed them” and put them in place. Generous Lucas Stock donated cornstalks and pumpkins again the year. Kristi McHugh set the small scarecrows in the flower planters downtown as well as placing some of the pumpkins.


Murdockscarecros 2018 25Ken Glantz joined Linda in attaching the cornstalks and placing pumpkins around. Laura Rikli and Kyler put their scarecrow in a planter. Dan Highfield decorated the north end of town with scarecrows and his big jack-o-lanterns. Watch for his place on Halloween night as I hear that there will be some special decorations.

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We are waiting for those special big balloon decorations in the south part of town, Lee.
So come one, come all to Murdock to enjoy our autumn event!

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 Work on N-63 Alvo North Realignment

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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