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2021 Girls State Representative

The 2021 Girls State Representative this year in the Murdock 4th of July parade was Bailey Frahm.

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Congratulations to her. You will serve our community well. 

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Christmas in July

Well, it's never too early to start thinking about the very popular Holiday Craft Fair.

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Elmwood Farmers Market News 

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We have an amazing collection of vendors with hair jewelry, candles, honey, tea, canned goods, flowers, soap, crafts, and more. 

Produce is starting to explode and if you are looking for cucumbers, zucchini, squash, beans, beets, and potatoes then get there EARLY!! 


Get there early before they run out. It's going to be a great day for the Farmers Market with flowers and amazing vendors. 


Saturdays from now until October

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!

Join our Elmwood Market Vendor group here for more details or contact Dawn via email 

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We are back with our annual Fall 5K Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser.
This year we have the option to have an IN-PERSON Run!

September 4th, 8am

 Bess Streeter Aldrich Park in Elmwood.

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The virtual run will still be an option and you can do that anytime during the month of September!
$25 to sign up
Below is the link to register today!

Updates from the Legislature merged

State Senator Rob Clements Announces Reelection Campaign to the Nebraska Legislature

ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA – Rob Clements, an Elmwood banker, insurance agent and tax preparer, who was first appointed to the Nebraska Legislature District 2 in 2017 and was subsequently elected in 2018, will seek reelection in 2022. District 2 currently includes Cass County and parts of Sarpy and Otoe Counties.

“Over the last five years, I have worked to lower property taxes, hold down the growth in state spending, protect the Second Amendment and defend innocent life,” said Clements, age 70. “It would be my honor to continue serving the community where I have spent most of my life.”

“Cass County has been my family’s home for generations, and I’m proud to have been born and raised here. While serving in the Legislature, I have introduced and prioritized bills to promote individual liberty and have worked to maintain the financial stability of the state.”

“One of the biggest fights in the Legislature during my tenure has been over how to reduce the property tax burden. I am proud that the current two-year state budget includes $1.7 billion in property tax relief, the largest ever. However, more needs to be done. The ever-increasing property tax burden is hurting Nebraska families, farmers, small businesses, and seniors. The State must search for a long-term solution that addresses both property tax reform and K-12 school funding reform.”

Senator Clements is known for his conservative stances on state spending, Second Amendment protections and Pro-Life legislation.

“We must continue to budget conservatively. Just like Nebraska families, the State must control spending and spend within its means. When State spending increases, the tax burden on Nebraskans increases.”

“Gun owner rights have always been a priority to me. I have supported and continue to support constitutional carry and an enhanced castle doctrine among other legislation to preserve the right to keep and bear arms.”

“I have also been a steadfast supporter of pro-life legislation. I co-sponsored bills to ban dismemberment abortion in Nebraska and to ensure education and materials about abortion reversal be shared with women seeking an abortion.”

Workforce development and public safety have also been priorities of Senator Clements during his time on the Legislature’s budget-writing appropriations committee. Clements supported $4 million in increases for career college scholarships for key workforce jobs and $10 million to expand rural workforce housing in the 2019 budget.

In addition to serving on Appropriations, Senator Clements serves as the chairman of the Rules Committee, and on the Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee, the Legislature’s Planning Committee, and the Eastern Service Area Child Welfare Contract Special Investigative and Oversight Committee of the Legislature, which was created in 2021 to investigate the state’s contract to manage Omaha-area child welfare cases with Kansas-based nonprofit St. Francis ministries

Senator Clements is the President of the Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation, board member of Victory Church, Adjutant and bugler in the Sons of the American Legion, and a former member of the Government Relations board in the Nebraska Bankers Association.

Senator Clements married Peggy Sue Bogenreif in December of 1972. They have five children and thirteen grandchildren.


Elmwood library book club July 2021

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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  

Bike Share in Elmwood Nebraska

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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. 

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  • To check out a bike, you must sign a waiver. General bike share program rules-
    must show a drivers license at check out
  • 12-17 can rent bikes with a parent at check out. Parents take full responsibility and sign a waiver for their child.
  • The bike is due back by the next Bits and Pieces business day. Plans are in the works to get a key dropbox. (Stay tuned.)
  • The condition of the bike is checked at check out and when it is checked back in
    when you check out a bike you are responsible for the bike. Any damage will result in a fee.
    failure to return the bike by the due date will result in the suspension of your ability to check out bikes.
  • No holds/reservations on bikes will be allowed
  • We do not provide helmets. You can bring your own helmet to use while riding the bike.
  • Have fun!!!!

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. 

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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.

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)!

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Village Updates

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Pet Licensing is now open. Download the whole application HERE 

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There is a new location for the Cass County Food Bank.

The Food Bank has moved to the previous Village Office location. 

 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, July 21, 2021

 7:00 pm

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.

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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

Friday CLOSED 

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:

  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned soup
  • Granola bars and snacks
  • Fruit snacks
  • Dry soup mixes
  • Canned meat (chicken, tuna etc)
  • Boxed prepared meal kits (hamburger helper etc) 

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Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

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

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Online services are available on their Facebook page.

Sonshine daycare


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

E-mail: stpaulelmwood@gmail.com

 Website:  elmwoodmurdockumc.com 

Elmwood Christian Church

Virtual Sunday Services via Zoom. Stay in touch with your congregational members.

Come on in at 9:30 am for some socializing and catching up.

Service starts at 10:00 am

Next Elmwood "Pie Ride" Bike Ride

Thursday, August 5th

Stay tuned for more information

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The Elmwood Pie Ride 1st and 3rd Thursday, August
Join our Facebook group for themes and specials!

An unstructured bike ride to Elmwood, Nebraska to enjoy some PIE

​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

The Bess Streeter Aldrich Park has parking, restrooms, and a playground.



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We are hosting a 5k as part of Louisville’s Dynamite Pete’s Days. The Hill No! 5k and kids run is a fundraiser for the Louisville Community and School Foundation. 

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Saturday, July 24, 2021
7:30 pm
Alex Vanderbeek and Friends
Cornhusker Country Music Theater
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 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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