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Last week more than 35 local children participated in the 2018 Vacation Bible School. The theme was Jonah and the Whale.

What did they do?

Made crafts, fished for men, learned the "secret" Christian code (fish), played games, produced a play for the community, AND they HAD FUN!!

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Join us Every Sunday 

August 19th is the Sunday School Kick-OFF with Ice Cream Sundays for everyone during Sunday School.

All are welcome!

9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class

10:30 am Divine Service  

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


Murdock MIT Team It’s out with the old and in with the new at Murdock, Nebraska.

MURDOCK PRIDE is out…gone…deleted but in with the new…MURDOCK IMPROVEMENT TEAM or M.I.T. for short.

This is the replacement name but with the same mission statement to inspire others to volunteer time/ talent/ support of projects which improve the community of Murdock.

Our goal is to provide smiles to those who live here or who pass through downtown Murdock through a variety of events. It is hoped that all past events like the scarecrows, Christmas in Murdock decorations, spring flowers, etc. will continue.

There is great enthusiasm among the young adults in the community who have volunteered with the town clean-up prior to the 4th of July celebrations. Keep tuned for upcoming great opportunities for Murdock with this kind of spirit in action.

Thank-you and much appreciation to all who helped and continue to help in big ways and in little ways.

Mark Saturday, August 25th on your calendar for a BIG CLEAN-UP DAY with an opportunity for you to get your clutter to the dumpsters which will be in town.

Watch for more details!


 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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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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School's out for the summer, but if you're going to purchase photos or photo gifts, why not use the link below and help support the Elmwood-Murdock School with every purchase! Senior parents, don't forget about this link when you start ordering senior photos.

Send your alumni news to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let's recognize the achievements of our alumni. 


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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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County Fair News


Fair Book Entry Information and Schedule

We have an exciting opportunity for Cass County.

A raffle for a 1948 fully restored John Deere A tractor is happening through the Cass County 4-H Club and Council.

See attached flyer. 

Tractor Raffle 2018

The winning ticket will be drawn after the fair parade on Saturday evening, August 11th.

The tractor will be on display during the fair, and everyone can purchase tickets before the fair, or during the fair.

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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" 


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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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