This week I learned how much I depend on my home computer. On Sunday the power supply went out and on Monday night I was "How in the world am I going to get the weekly news done?"
It was a trip to the Elmwood Library Tuesday afternoon, then the rest was wrapped up on my son't Thinkpad laptop. Much smaller than my 24" dual monitor system! If I missed something, it was probably because I didn't have the resources at my fingertips to modify a PDF, an image etc. Things will be "back to normal" next week.
The library was a busy place this week.
We’ve had lots of fun entertaining 60 kids with stories, crafts, games and cartoons.
We even had Rita Thomas (local Americorps, Conservation Nebraska representative) join us and
educate the kids on regional animal habitats.
We have issued several new library cards and books are flying off the shelves!
Special thanks to library volunteers, Kaitlynn, Madison and Lauren Ashlock along with
Lily Pope, Trevin and Tayten McKenzie for helping out
They were treated to a luncheon for all of their hard work last week!
Tails and Tales (Summer Reading Program)
The Elmwood Liberal had a phenomenal turnout for our Mini Petting Zoo on Monday night!
We had approximately 60 kids and adults in attendance.
Special thanks to Carrie, Lidia, Lila and Liana Nunez and Lydia Baker for sharing their wonderful furry friends with the community.
A fun time was had by ALL!
New Book for the Elmwood- Murdock Book club for June. This is a book I can get into, I love historical fiction.
Lions and tigers and bears and . . . KIDS! The Elmwood Public Library will be hosting the Summer Reading Clubs during the month of June and this year’s theme is “Tails and Tales” (animal literature)!
The clubs will meet on Thursdays during the month of June (3, 10, 17 & 24). Little ones aged 4-7 will meet at 10:30 am. Older kids ages 8-11 will meet at 1 pm. Each session will last approximately one hour. Parental supervision is not required, as we will have some volunteer coordinators on-site to help.
Easy Library Links
Online Card Catalog https://elmwoodpubliclibrary.follettdestiny.com/
Libby Library App https://help.libbyapp.com/index.htm
Elmwood "Pie Ride" Bike Ride
Pies for Sale at the Community Center
Peach, Apple, Rhubarb, Bana Cream, Cherry, Blueberry, Oreo Cream, Choclate Cream and more!!
$3.00 PER SLICE
$10 Whole Pie (PRE ORDER)
$1.00 Scoop Ice Cream Water $1.00
An unstructured ride to Elmwood, Nebraska to enjoy some PIE
That is delicious slices of Pizza Pie and Dessert Pie! Dates: June 17, July 1, 15, Aug 5,19.
Route: .Suggest start in Eagle or Wabash and riding the MoPac to Elmwood.
Pizza by the Slice, 5 pm - 9 pm
The Quonset Bar and Grill has drinks on sale, pizza by the slice, and a full menu.
Elmwood Convenience Store sells pizza slices plus grab and go items
DELICIOUS Dessert Pie, 5pm - 8pm
Civic groups will sell dessert pie slices in the park.
The Bess Streeter Aldrich Park has parking, restrooms, and a playground.
Elmwood St. Paul UMC Cass County Food Bank
There is a new location for the Cass County Food Bank.
The Food Bank has moved to the previous Village Office location.
Murdock 4th of July
Yes!! We are back to "normal" and Murdock will be having their 4th of July celebration. This is just the START of all the events that will take place on the 4th of July.
Check your mail for the official EMMA Newsletter full of information about area activities and business information.
Elmwood Farmers Market News
The new theme is shop local, support local. You can buy all your baked goods, coffee, tea, soap, and any gift that you might need for a birthday or special event.
Saturdays 8:00 - Noon
Saturdays from now until October
Hot coffee, spinach, radishes, lettuce, asparagus, soap, candles, baked goods, crafts....the list just keeps growing.
There is still room for MORE VENDORS - No signup, no fee, no mandatory number of times to set up. Just bring your tables and join us!
Bike Share in Elmwood Nebraska
In coordination with St Paul Methodist Church, United Methodist Health Fund, Hutchinson, Kansas, and Bits & Pieces five bicycles are available to check out (just like a library book) and ride around town, to the park, or on the trail.
Funding for this project was provided in part by the United Methodist Health Fund, Hutchinson, Kansas.💗 About 30 people attended the official ribbon cutting on April 12th and I was even the first person to check out a bike. It's easy and once you are registered you just add the next date and time to the notebook.
New Summer Hours
Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun
1:00 - 4:00 pm
The Bess Streeter Aldrich House started its new summer (extended hours) today.
We can also schedule a private tour on different days for groups of five or more.
This 1925 flapper-style wedding dress gets front room attention because it, like the Aldrich House, is about to celebrate it's 100th birthday. This dress belonged to Mim Custard's mother (Mildred Hoffman who married Ray) on August 26, 1925, in Chambers, Nebraska.
Our wedding exhibit goes through August 29. Are you responsible for planning a bridal shower? Why not consider hosting it at the Aldrich House which is already beautifully decorated. Check out some of the more than 20 dresses on display (as early as 1867)!
The Bess Streeter Aldrich House is pleased to host Dottie Wolverton who will give a presentation entitled “Tied to My Apron Strings” on Friday, June 4, at 1:30 p.m. Considered essential kitchen apparel, the look, and functionality of the apron has changed over the decades. Dottie will bring many of her extensive collections to show.
Koehn named as Graduate Assistant at UNL
Congratulations to Whitney Koehn from Elmwood who was selected as one of 11 UNL College of
Journalism Graduate Assistants for Fall 2021. Graduate assistantships are offered to promising
scholars who serve as teaching or research assistants to accomplished faculty, teach in the
college’s innovative design communication program or work in strategic communications for an industry partner.
Whitney’s graduate assistant position for the upcoming school year to serve in a
strategic communications role for Children’s Hospital, the position she held the
previous school year as well. She earned her undergraduate degree in Communications and
Marketing from Nebraska Wesleyan University and anticipates completing her graduate
degree from UNL in May 2022. View the full list of
UNL College of Journalism graduate assistants here.
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There is activity goin on in Elmwood.
New street signs, stop sigs, pay attention to the flags on top of signsyou may not have seen before.
Additional resurfacing projects, alleysway repair are all part of your tax dollars at work.
Pet Licensing is now open. Download the whole application HERE
Village Board Meeting
Board meetings are open to the public and held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
The meetings are held at the new Village Board office located at the Learning Center on the south side of town.
Official agendas are posted the day before at the Post Office, Gas Station, and Village Office. Prior to the posting of the agenda, meeting items can be added to the meeting. At the end of each meeting is a Public Comment Section. Attendees have three minutes to speak about anything at this time. Further discussion on the topic can then be added to the next board meeting.
Next Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
The agenda is posted at the Elmwood C-Store, the post office, and the Village office.
Minutes can be viewed at the Village office or can be found online.
Wouldn't it be amazing if the board meetings were FULL every time? This is your opportunity to be involved, be "in the know" and learn how to influence how your community grows, how improvements can be made, and how you can participate in the steps needed to MAKE IT HAPPEN.
As of January 2021, the Village of Elmwood requests that all utility bills be deposited in the new dropbox.
Village Office Hours
Monday 8:00 - Noon
Tuesday 8:00 - Noon & 12:30 -4:30
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 - Noon & 12:30 -4:30
Take It Or Leave It Pantry
The free pantry is here to serve our community. It is for neighbors helping neighbors. Take what you need or leave what you can.
Here are some ideas that may be useful:
The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall.
Online services are available on their Facebook page.
400 West G Street
Elmwood, NE 68349
The daycare phone is 402-994-2384.
Pastor Michelle Chesnut
Cell Phone 402-314-7988 Church Phone: 402-994-6735
We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
Louisville Food Pantry
OPEN: every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm
LOCATION: 304 Main Street, Louisville
Please come and pick up what you need for your household or a friend’s.
We have canned goods, boxed meals, breakfast items, frozen meats, bread, eggs, baking ingredients, cleaning supplies, personal care items, diapers, and wipes.
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