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Elmwood Community Calendar

Test your Well Water

Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2019

6:00-7:00 pm

Sorry, this image isn't "perfect" or "pretty. But I got this in the mail and didn't find it anywhere else. Pass the word. next Tuesday you can test your rural well water for FREE at the Elmwood-Murdock High School



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

Webelo Den Community Service Project


Webelo den (4th and 5th graders) are working on a community service project. They are collecting donations for the Humane Society. They are putting up fliers and donation boxes at local businesses. Would this be something that you could put in the newsletter to help get the word out? Attached are some pictures of the fliers that we are putting up around the two towns.

 The following items are needed and can be dropped off at the Elmwood C-Store, the American Exchange Bank, and other locations. Look for the boxes and please consider donating the following.

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Purina Cat Chow
Purina Kitten Chow
Non-clumping cat litter
Cat treats
Hard plastic cat toys
Shirt boxes
Shoe boxes
Cardboard can trays
Carpet squares
KMR Kitten Milk Replacer
PetLac Kitten Milk Replacer
Exam gloves - all sizes
Laundry detergent
Purina Dog Chow
Purina Puppy Chow
Purina small bits
large Trash bags
Paper towels
ziploc sandwich bags
Collars & leashes (especially big dogs"
Timothy har for small animals
Dog treats
Scrub Tops & Bottoms
Aspen bedding or shredded paper
Yesterday's News (used as bedding for ferrets & rabbits
Hand sanitizer and Liquid Hand Soap
Lint rollers
Cleaning sponges
Puppy housetraining pads
Rubber gloves (all sizes)
Pill pockets
Kong toys/hard rubber toys
Aluminum Cans
Heating pads
Office supplies
Swiffer Duster pads
Sink Cleaners
Toilet Bowl cleaners
Lysol disinfectant spray
Distilled water
AA or AAA Energizer or Duracell batteries

The Webelos are Jacob Stewart, Blake Lavington, Charles Cawley, Will Fox, Christian Brettmann, Ethan Kitrell.

The Webelo leaders are Cathy Stewart and Jennifer Brettmann. The Webelo requirement is for the scouts to come up with a community project and to lead and plan it.


 The British Are Coming!

Feeling in need of a nice cup of tea? Servant’s behavior becoming intolerably bold? For those Anglophiles out there who dream of Edwardian England, pop on down to the Elmwood Public Library for a bit of an escape.


We now have all six seasons of the popular PBS series, ‘Downton Abbey’ available for checkout. The Crawley sisters, uppity chauffeur Tom Branson and meddling footman, Thomas Barrow became a global sensation with the popularity of the series. Now you can take them home and immerse yourself in a proper English television marathon!

 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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American Flags at Half staff recently on February 9th and 12th of this month were in honor of Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina and  U.S. Congressman John Dingell, Jr. 

Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the passing of these two US representatives. The proclamations and official information can be found on the Presidential Actions page of Whitehouse.gov


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Elmwood Strategic Plan

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!

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  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.


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 Elmwood Community Center  

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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

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!


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 

University Nebraska, Lincoln

Brenna Anne Backemeyer - senior
College of Business, marketing;
College of Education and Human Sciences, business, marketing, and information technology.

Isaiah Joshuah Kluver - sophomore
College of Arts and Sciences, psychology.

Mirissa Anne Scholting - senior
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, agricultural education.

Wyatt Tyler Stroy -junior
College of Business, marketing, and management.

Hannah Leigh Ervin- junior
College of Education and Human Sciences, child, youth and family studies.

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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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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Feb 16 - Kathy Dovel & Friends

March 2 - Rayne Magill & Plum Tuckered

March 16 - Elaine Behrends & Friends

March 30 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band

April 13 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band

April 27 - Rick Stephens & Friends


 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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