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Murdock News July 18, 2018

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More 4th of July Photos

Thank you to everyone that commented about the videos and photos from the 4th of July. You asked for more and here they are. 

Murdock 4thIt is always the highlight of the year. I know I look forward to the parade every year. This year seemed especially hot and I couldn't wait for the Murdock firetrucks at the end to get cooled off.

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Murdock 4thc Everyone has their "traditional" places to sit.

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Murdock 4the Suzie Vogler and her miniature ponies are always a hit. I do have to say I missed Chris Anderson and his donkey this year. His red and white striped overalls are always a site. He was out of town that weekend, but I'm sure he will be back next year.

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 Lions Club Annual Peach and Pear Sale

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The Murdock Lions Club is taking orders for Colorado peaches and pears. Yes, these are those delicious peaches you have come to expect every year. 

Price is $40 for a 20 lb box, or you can split a box and get 10 lbs for $20.

If you have looked in the grocery store this is the same price for peaches, BUT these are better and Colorado Peaches.

They will arrive at the end of August or the first part of September.

Order your BOX or HALF box at Corngrowers state bank or from any Lions Club Member.

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Water Rescue Vacation Bible School

Yes, there is a MOVABLE boat!! 

A Chomping Whale!

and a WHOLE lot of Fun!

Join us Every Sunday 

9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class

10:30 am Divine Service  

Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog 

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Local athletes compete in Cornhusker State Games

SwimteamOn July 14, 2018 4 Elmwood-Murdock students competed in the Aquatics competition of the Cornhusker State Games. Those competing were Charles Cawley, Jacob Stewart, Katelyn Stewart and Sophie Frank. All four swimmers are members of the Syracuse Swim Team and all four returned home with several medals.

Charles competed in the 9-10 year old boys category and won a gold medal in the 25 meter backstroke and a gold medal in the 50-meter backstroke. He was also a member of the 200 meter Medley Relay Team and the Freestyle Relay Team. His relay teams also won gold medals in both events.

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Jacob was also in the 9-10-year-old boys' category. He was on the 2 winning relay teams with Charles and brought home 2 gold medals. He also brought home a silver medal in the Butterfly and a bronze medal in the Freestyle.

Katelyn won a gold medal in the Individual Medley and a silver medal in the Butterfly. She was a member of the Syracuse Relay Team winning a bronze in the Medley Relay and a bronze in the Freestyle Relay.

Sophie won a silver medal in the backstroke and was on the Relay Team bringing home a pair of bronze medals in the Medley Relay and the Freestyle Relay.

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The competition was after the completion of their swim team season in which they attended several meets and all day invitationals. This is Sophie's first year on the swim team and at Cornhusker State Games.

It is Charles's first year at Cornhusker State Games and second year on the swim team. Jacob and Katelyn both competed at the Cornhusker State Games last year. Jacob has been on swim team for 2 years. Katelyn has been swimming for 5 years.

Join VBS on July 23-27

All kids ages 4 through 6th grade are invited to join Vacation Bible School on July 23-27 from 6:15-8:15 p.m.

The event will be held at the Murdock Methodist Church. VBS will be hosted by the Murdock Methodist, Elmwood Methodist, and Elmwood Christian churches.

This year’s theme is “Hero Central” and kids won’t want to miss the chance to meet local heroes and learn about having power in their own lives. Join the fun for singing, crafts, games, science discoveries and daily lessons.

The week will end with a family program and celebration on Friday, July 27.

The cost to attend is $7 per child or $14 per family. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Worship Time: 9:30 am Sunday

Children's Sunday School: 9:55-10:30

PH 402 867-3191 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Can a Splash Pad at the Murdock Park be in the Future?

SplashpadWhat do you think? The idea has been tossed out there.


The MURDOCK PRIDE group is now looking into the possibility.

There is funding assistance. The Murdock ballpark brings thousands of people each summer for ball games and this would be a fantastic way to improve our town. 


It's been many many years since the playground set was built by the school. Over 25 years actually. There is grant money to build new parks in our communities. 

Who thinks this would be a fit?  

LINCOLN, Neb. — Grant money is available for recreation facilities hoping to add things like ballfields, splash pads and picnicking areas across Nebraska. 

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting grant applications for parks and other outdoor recreation facilities and amenities promoting outdoor recreation.

The grants are funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program administered by the National Park Service for outdoor recreation projects. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, ballfields, soccer fields, swimming pools, picnicking facilities, playgrounds, pool renovations, splash pads, park acquisitions and development, and park-related support facilities. 

All projects must encourage outdoor recreation. Project sponsors must be a political subdivision, such as cities, county governments or Natural Resource Districts. The LWCF provides reimbursable matching grants for up to 50 percent of the project costs.

The LWCF was established by Congress in 1964 to ensure access to outdoor recreation resources for present and future generations and to provide money to governments to purchase land, water, and wetlands to benefit all. The primary source of revenue for the LWCF is from federal oil and gas leases on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Grant applications must be submitted by Sept. 7, 2018. Information and application materials are available at

Approved grants will be announced after the January Commission meeting. Contact Schuyler Sampson at 402-471-5283 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Elmwood-Murdock FBLA Competes at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore


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More than 9,200 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Maryland to Elevate Their Futures as they competed for top honors in several business competitions.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held June 28–July 1 in Baltimore. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

Eight nights qualified for the National Leadership Conference in Maryland due to their success at the state-level contest this past spring:

  • Katrina Hansen (Community Service Project, Business Ethics, Local Chapter Annual Business Report)
  • Payton Frahm (Community Service Project, Business Ethics)
  • Jac Clements (Business Ethics)
  • Faith Offner (Community Service Project)
  • Sydney Kunz (Local Chapter Annual Business Report)
  • Morgan Mills (Client Service), Sydney Anderson (Database Design and Application)
  • Lauren Justesen (Local Chapter Annual Business Report)
  • Morgan Mills also represented the chapter at the conference as the Nebraska FBLA State Secretary

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The Elmwood-Murdock chapter earned three prestigious national awards. The Knights earned the National FBLA Outstanding Chapter and Chapter Challenge awards. To earn these awards, the members had to complete numerous activities during the year in the areas of membership/chapter management, community/school service, and education/progress.

Local chapter officers and advisers then compiled a large portfolio of their work for national officials. The Knights also secured Gold Seal of Merit recognition, which is awarded to FBLA chapters that rank among the best in the country.

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While students spent several days at FBLA educational workshops and competitive events, they also found time for recreational activities. Students toured Fort McHenry, attended an Orioles baseball game, and enjoyed a Medieval Times dinner and show.

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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. 

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SuperheroPrincessPartySpiderman, Batman, Moana, and Elsa will be at the event interacting with kids, signing autographed pictures, singing and posing for photos.

We will also have theme crafts, activities and donuts. Tickets are required for each child and can be purchased ahead of time at the link below for $22 each, or $25 each at the door the morning of the event.

All proceeds benefit Son-Shine daycare. The link to the tickets can also be found on the Son-Shine facebook page.

Register and buy your ticket here below


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County Fair News


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 2018 County Fair Quilt Raffle

"Remember last year's quilt block contest at the 2017 County Fair? Everyone who saw all the quilt blocks commented that the finished quilt would really be pretty. It is finished and ready for this year's raffle at the 2018 County Fair. Do be ready to purchase your raffle tickets when at the fair!"

2018 Quilt Raffle Poster2018 Cass County Fair books will be available in May, but start thinking about the Special Contests entries now. We have the BEST County Fair in the State, hands down.

Not only is it a totally free fair, but there is something for everyone. 

You just can't do and see everything. Start practicing your appetizers, snickerdoodle cookies, pumpkin pies now. It's a lot of fun to sit and watch the judging in the Open Class Building and the crowd gets bigger and bigger every year. 

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Lofte Community Theatre to Host, Food, Glorious Food!- An Oliver! Lunch Event

 The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE will host Food, Glorious Food!- An Oliver! Lunch Event

July 22, July 29, and August 5.

In correspondence to the Lofte Community Theatre’s summer musical Oliver!, the Lofte is hosting a lunch fundraiser event called Food, Glorious Food! where patrons can purchase a lunch ticket and eat with the cast of Oliver!

These lunches will be held Sundays of the musical on July 22nd, 29th, and August 5th from noon to 1:30 PM with the musical beginning at 2 PM.

Tickets are $20 per plate, not including the price of admission to the musical, and meals will include smoked brisket/pork sandwiches, coleslaw, beans, chips, cookie, and lemonade/water. Seating is limited.

Tickets for Oliver! and the Food, Glorious Food lunch event can be purchased by calling the Lofte Community Theatre box office at 402-234-2553, or by visiting the theatre’s website at and clicking on “Tickets”.


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 November 2018.

The Department’s project manager is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through work zones and along detours.

Area News and Events  

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Every week we have between 5-8 vendors. We are starting to see weekly regulars to stop by and get fresh produce, baked items, and bread.

The local gardens are starting to produce and there is some amazing looking squash and cucumbers.

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There was fresh local zucchini, cucumbers, and herbs. I hear next week there will be fresh green beans. So get there early. Many items sell out quickly. 

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Some customers have even had requests for special jams and jellies. Stop by this week to taste test and purchase "Corn Cob Jelly" and "Watermelon Jelly" 


 Elmwood Park 

The Farmer's Market will be open from June to October and anyone is welcome to participate.

There is no sign-up sheet or a fee...just show up and set up and sell your items.

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July 21 - Rodger Roberts & Friends

August 4 - Irish Donahoo & Friends

August 18 - Terry Hovey & Friends

September 1 - Steve Jensen & Friends

September 15 - Larry Hanson & Friends

September 29 - Fred Larson &Friends

October 13 - FREE ADMISSION! CCMT Anniversary Show!
October 27 - Frank Bigelow & Friends

November 10 - Warren Brewer & Friends

November 24 - Josh Krohn & Dirty River Ramblers

December 8 - Christmas Show,

(Young musicians, up to 16 years old will be entertaining!)

** 7 PM, Monday, December 31, New Year's Eve Party!


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