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Short Story Submission- Why I Love the Letter G (Part 4)

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 MethodistChurch ElmwoodTime for the Annual Plant Sale

  The Elmwood-Murdock Cheer Squad is having their annual plant sale again this year.  It is such a popular event they run out of plants, as early as Saturday!! 

So this year they are taking PRE- Orders. You can contact Casey Clements or download the Excel online form. elmwoodplantsale2019


Mother- Daughter Team Party and Fashion Show

In addition to the clothing exhibit at the Museum DON'T MISS the Mother-Daughter Tea Pary and Fashion Show.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

2:00 pm

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On behalf of American Legion Post 247 and our Auxiliary ladies, thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the Greg Spevak band on Sunday, March 31 - great music and awesome dancing! We had lots of old friends and many first-time visitors to Elmwood on the dance floor.

A special shout-out to Becky & Troy and their crew at the Quonset for letting us host the event there, all the volunteers, and to the bakers who provided many delicious home-made pies and other goodies!

We will be sending $1,550 to the American Legion Emergency Fund for flood relief thanks to your generosity!


Do you love history?

Do you love the history of Elmwood?

Are you intrigued by the history that lies in our cemetery?

Are you interested in helping research and/or portray individuals who represent all walks of life from our community in order to bring the voices of Elmwood history to life?

If so, please join us to help brainstorm and plan for the First Annual Elmwood Cemetery Walk. Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum. For information, please contact Bonnie Brewer, bb45231@windstream.net.

Summer Detassling Jobs

The bus picks up in Elmwood! Informational meeting

April 24th, 6:30 pm at the Elmwood-Murdock High school. detasseling 2019Advertisement for Food bank 2019 page0001

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ECC Help Wanted 04 14 2019 RENT the Community Center

Having a Graduation party, baby shower, family reunion or large family dinner?

You can have your party and STILL keep your house clean.

Don't worry about the rain for a graduation party. Have in inside with couches, a full kitchen and plenty of seating.

Only $75.00 for four to 6 hours.

Call 402-994-2145 for more details and to set your date.

Elmwood Community Center rental

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) $5.00

 Please call by 9:30 am to reserve


Comfort Food buffet

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Reserving the Shelters at the Bess Streeter Aldrich Park

The Bess Streeter Aldrich Park is a public park but you can reserve the shelters for an event. 

The reservation calendar is located on the Village website. 

There will be a sign posted at the shelter when it is reserved to show who has it reserved. 

If you would like to reserve the picnic shelters call the

Village Office (402)994-6705 or Julie Anderson (402)867-4123.2019 GS FlyerForm 


Elmwood Public Library Receives Grants

The Elmwood Public Library is proud to announce that the organization has been awarded grants from four separate entities totaling just over $3,000. Library Director Anne Pope commented, “The mission statement of the Elmwood Library is to encourage life-long learning for our citizens by providing them the resources and services that they need. These gifts will go a long way in doing that!”

The Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association (EMMA) gave $250 to the library to purchase a new SmartTV and rolling stand. The device allows library staff (or public speakers) the ability to easily stream web content via the library’s WiFi. The Nebraska Arts Council awarded the library over $400 to assist with the “Party in the Park” this June.

Cass County Tourism granted over $500 to pay for library signage and marketing materials. Finally, the library was very excited to learn they had been awarded $2,000 by the Midlands Community Foundation.

“Midlands is a great organization that has been making gifts to non-profits in Cass and Sarpy counties for years,” stated Anne Pope. “In 2019 they decided to help area libraries cover the costs associated with their Summer Reading Programs. This is a huge boon to us as our budget for this event is usually only $250 per year. I’m so excited about the books and supplies we’ll be able to share with the kids this summer!”

Director Anne Pope says that receiving four grants in one month is pretty rare, and she doesn’t expect it to happen again anytime soon, but she and the library board are grateful and excited about what the gifts mean to the community as a whole.

New at the Elmwood Public Library!

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The “Warriors” series is about clans of wild cats that have lived in the forest for generations.

This series was highly suggested by Lily Pope and is appropriate for ages 12 and up!

  Preschool Story Time 

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 

 05 04 2019 Litter Pick Up Day

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) 

 Short Story Ralph Parish

Earlier this month received an email from a former Elmwood resident, Ralph Parish. He would love to hear how you liked his short story and if you have any memory of Miss Kunz as a teacher. 

This will be a multi-part story series, so make sure to come back each week.

Miss Kunz taught First Grade through Third Grade for more years than I could then remember. She taught four of the five Parish children.

Read Part 1     Part 2      Part 3

Why I Love the Letter g - Part 4

Now looking again at the front of the room and just to the right of the grave of the recently departed Aint, (see previous part 3 for the "word ain't) there was a small bed.  It was probably salvaged from someone’s basement.  It was made of iron. It didn’t have sides that could be lifted up or down like a child’s crib.

It seems to me that it was a bed designed for a child rather than an infant. The mattress was rolled up and placed at the head. It was with this bed that we were all taught the proper way to make a bed. The drill went like this.

The student started by standing beside the bed and with their right arm gesturing toward the rolled up mattress said these words, “This bed has been left for open airing.” Starting any other way was verboten. The student then unrolled the mattress and put the bottom sheet in place. Once it was arranged properly the overhang was folded using hospital corners. Then the top sheet got the same treatment and finally the blanket and pillow. 

I had no way of knowing it then but some twelve years later I would be standing beside my cot in a barracks in California getting nearly the same lesson from my drill sergeant. Needless to say, thanks to Miss Kunz, I got it right the first time and my bunk passed the dropped quarter test.  Today it usually falls to me to make up our bed each morning. Many times a soundtrack rolls off in my brain, “This bed has been left for open airing”.

   To be continued...

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This week our Student of the Week Winner is Nicole Meyer. She is a senior at Elmwood Murdock High School. Her activities include FBLA, volleyball, track, choir, and band. She is the daughter of Vince and Susan Meyer.

She was nominated for these reasons:
- She is always friendly and polite
- She is consistently setting goals for herself and working hard to achieve them
- She has been given a scholarship to play volleyball at Bellevue University
- She is admired by both students and staff

Nicole, Susan, and Vince are invited to stop by (we are located under the water tower in Louisville), call (402.234.3333) or email (dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com) to get their Witte Physical Therapy t-shirts!

The next Student of the Week winner will be announced on 4/10/19



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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.

Even photos of the past events, 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. 

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Updates from the Legislature merged

Highway 63 UPDATE

The first phase of the project from I-80 to Church road was completed in 2017. This opened Church road east-west and connected it to I80.

Last year, 2018, was supposed to be culverts, grading and paving from South of Church road to Alvo.
The weather put the culvert work, grading work and utility relocation work behind schedule. By the time we had the subgrade stabilized and embankments constructed it was too cold to pave.

We will go to work on subgrade reconstruction and foundation placement once the frost is out of the ground and we get some drying weather. 
Paving should go fast and we hope to be paved out by July.

I know it is frustrating but grading work is very susceptible to delays with wet weather and last year had a lot of rain.

It is with the hope that we can open in July.
Please encourage anyone interested to call the district office for updates.


Our project manager is Jesse DeLosSantos.
Our Construction Engineer is Curt Mueting.

Tom Goodbarn
District Highway Engineer

 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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