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 Did you know we have a Community Calendar on the website? 

Elmwood Community Calendar

(click here or on the banner above to find the monthly calendar for the month)

To get your events on the calendar please email editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

 Soup Supper Flyer Feb 2019 Bits and Pieces Flyer for 10 Feb 2019

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The community is invited to a Public Town Hall to discuss the Elmwood Comprehensive Plan – a 10-20 years vision.

We want to hear from you on challenges and opportunities regarding economic development, infrastructure, housing, recreation, future development, and more.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, at the Elmwood Community Center 144 N 4th Street.

Come anytime between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm to provide your input. The town hall allows you to come for as long or as little as you like.

For more information, contact the Village Office at (402)994-6705 or villageofelmwood@msn.com.

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We want to hear what you like about your community, what could be improved, and what ideas you have.

Topics may include but are not limited to housing, roads/infrastructure, parks & recreation, city services & facilities, economic development, or future growth of the community. Your comments help us make more informed decisions about our community.


You can actually click on an interactive map and mark the areas of town you would like to see improvements, additions or future growth. It's pretty cool, check it out. Let's see tags all over the map!

StPatricksDayQuonset Elmwood 2019  Then on Sunday St. Patricks Day, there will be an afternoon Big Band swing dance band. 

Elmwood Village News

Hobby Chickens are now allowed to be raised in the Elmwood Village limits.

Below are the guidelines and here is the printable PDF and the PERMIT APPLICATION

Flyer about Chickens 

Chickens utilized for hobby, recreation, subsistence or non-commercial purposes are hereby allowed to be kept within village limits according to the following regulations:

A. Every person desiring to keep chickens within the village limits shall be required to apply annually for a permit, which shall be for a one-year term beginning January 1 each year. Late fees shall be incurred after February 1, according to the fee schedule as set by resolution of the Village Board and kept on file at the office of the village clerk, if such permit shall be deemed necessary.

B. The annual permit fee shall be in the amount set by resolution of the Village Board and kept on file at the office of the village clerk. Such fee shall not be prorated for any portion of a year.

C. The permit required herein shall be nontransferable.

D. The permit application will show the desired location for the chicken coop and run on a scaled drawing of the lot. The drawing shall include all dwelling units on properties within 100 feet of the proposed coop location.

E. All property owners as provided in (D) above shall sign the permit application. Any tenant seeking a permit shall have the property owner sign the permit application prior to issuance.

F. There shall be a maximum of five chickens per residence within the village limits.

G. Female hens shall be allowed on lots with single-family dwellings.

H. No roosters shall be allowed.

I. Enclosures for chickens shall be in the rear yard of the premises only and no free-roaming chickens shall be allowed.

J. Chickens may only be maintained outdoors in a predator-proof chicken coop that is thoroughly ventilated, of sufficient size to permit free movement of the animals, designed to be easily accessed, cleaned, and maintained by the owner, and at least 2 square feet in size for each chicken.

K. Chicken coops shall be provided with one nest box per chicken.

L. Chicken coops shall be provided with elevated perches to ensure chickens are able to rest in their natural roosting position.

M. No chicken coop shall exceed 8 feet in height.

N. Chickens shall have a sufficient predator-proof area, or chicken run, for grazing and exercise outside of the chicken house, coop, or other structure used for housing the chickens.

O. Chicken shelters shall provide direct access to the outdoor fence enclosure or run.

P. The chicken run fencing must have spacing of no more than 1-inch mesh and shall be no less than 3 feet in height.

Q. All chicken feed shall be kept in containers that are rodent-proof.

R. All chicken housing and the chicken run shall be set back at a minimum of 20 feet from the side lot lines and a minimum of 5 feet from the rear lot line.

S. All areas in and around the chicken habitat structure must be maintained in a clean, safe, sanitary and orderly manner for the health and welfare of the chickens as well as all other animals and persons. No part of the structure or surrounding area shall constitute a nuisance. In addition to the provisions and remedies set forth in this chapter, no person shall allow the chickens or the chicken habitat to be a nuisance, including, but not limited to, allowing noxious odors or any noise of a loud, persistent or habitual nature.

T. If the Village Board becomes aware of a possible violation of this section on property subject to a permit under the provisions set forth herein, an inspection shall be permitted of the property at any reasonable time, after written notice has been given to the occupant(s) of such property, to determine whether or not a violation exists. If the result of the inspection determines that a violation of the provisions set forth herein exists, the property owner(s) shall be notified to bring said property into compliance within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the board. If the property is not brought into compliance within the time to remedy such violation, the permit shall be automatically revoked.



Blind Date with a Book!

Looking for a new literary relationship? Tired of the same old authors and want to jazz it up a little bit? To add a little bit of spice in your life, try the Elmwood Library’s “Blind Date with a Book” promotion.

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Library Director Anne Pope has selected a few novels with a romantic theme. Some are classics; some are new.

You just won’t know until you check it out!

Brief descriptions of the stories are included on the outside of the carefully wrapped books and their summaries are pretty witty without giving away too many details.

Stop in and give it a whirl!

  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 

Updates from the Legislature merged

State Sen. Rob Clements

The 2019 Legislative Session has begun and state senators have finished introducing new bills. I would like to address a few of the issues and mention some legislation I have introduced. First, I would like to thank the voters of Legislative District 2 for trusting me to represent them in the Unicameral. It is an honor and a privilege.

The preliminary work of electing leadership and permanent rules has been completed. We came up three votes short of eliminating secret ballots in our rules for electing leadership positions. I voted to end voting for leadership by secret ballot. I believe voters should be able to know who their senator supports for leaders who will control much of the legislative process.

I am on the Appropriations Committee again and will continue to work hard to control state spending and replenish our cash reserve. Right now, Nebraska has a small surplus, but there are many competing interests for spending it, including property tax relief and Medicaid expansion.

The cost of Medicaid expansion will begin July 1, 2020, the second year of our two-year budget, and is currently estimated at $48 million per year. There are several property tax relief bills, and I am evaluating them and waiting to see which ones come out of committee.

I signed onto Sen. Brewer’s bill, LB 153, to increase income tax deductions for military retirees by exempting 50 percent of military retirement income. This will help to keep more of Nebraska’s military retirees from leaving our state and make us a more tax friendly state.

This session I have introduced six bills. LB 452 would move Cass County from Planning and Development Region 6 to Region 8. This would move Cass from the Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) to the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency. This year we’ve added language to provide a process by which counties may change regions in the future.

Next time I will address other major proposals before the Legislature and touch on some of the other bills I have introduced.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or my staff for information on issues or if I may be of assistance. Please reach me at: Senator Rob Clements, State Capitol Rm 812, Lincoln, NE 68509 (402­471­2613), or at my email: rclements@leg.ne.gov.

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 Elmwood Community Center 

The pancake feed at the community center last Saturday was a success and several people mentioned it should be a regular monthly event. What a great time to get together, socialize and meet some new friends.

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Lots going on at the Community Center and even more planned for the future.

Make sure to get the Pancake breakfast in your calendar for the last Saturday of the month

 Soup Lunch & Cinnamon Rolls

Sunday, February 3rd

11:00- 1:00 pm

Stop by after church for lunch which benefits the G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum

Proceeds go to a new roof. 

Tai Chi Every Tuesday and Thursday

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Tai Chi Every Tuesday and Thursday

Beginners Class
9:00 am
A low-impact program will help improve balance and memory
Everyone is welcome to come.


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!

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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


This is looking quite ahead, but if you are thinking of a bike or show car project this year now is the time to start. 

The 2nd Annual Car/Bike Show will be on August 3rd this year on Main Street. 

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 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

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St. Paul United Methodist ChurchMethodistChurch 2018
400 West G Street

Elmwood, NE 68349 

Sunday School (Sept.-May) 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Services 10:30 a.m.



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 Alumni College Deans List

The following graduates made the college Deans list at the following schools for the Fall 2018 semester 

If I left anyone off please let me know at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

Peru State College

Austin Closner, Lincoln 

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Ashtyn Cooper, Elmwood
Fall 2018 Chancellor's List
Emma Leone, Elmwood
Callie Zeorian, Manley

Creighton University

Hannah Smith, Elmwood

Doane University 
Meaghan Stout, Louisville

Nebraska Wesleyan University 
Whitney Koehn, Elmwood
Sheridan Spohr, Murdock


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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   

 Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

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

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You may not get out as often, but people are still in need of emergency supplies and cupboards are bare in some Elmwood homes. 

Don't forget to send me your news 

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

Alumni News

Holiday Events & photos 

SEND ME THE NEWS and PHOTOS to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

Questions? Call 866.394.8336 or email info@nolimitsnebraska.com


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we have 8 different flavors to choose from.

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Area News and Events  

Beef Profit Tips Workshop 2.5.19 ENREC

 New Text to 911 Alert System

Call if you can, TEXT if you can't campaign

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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 ________________ who knows, November is past and the highway is far from being complete. 

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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