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Murdock Nebraska News - July 1, 2020

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We may not have the parade, pie, or watermelon, but ie are still having our Stroy Fireworks display.

The Fireworks are going to be a go for this year's 4th of July celebration!!!

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Please come and enjoy the show at dusk at the Murdock ballfield.

There will be a donation box going around at the show, or you can donate at Corn Growers State Bank to the Murdock Fireworks account.

Up in Smoke Fireworks Stand

The Elmwood Fireworks stand open and ready to see all your friendly faces!

Today through the 4th 10 am-10 pm in the parking lot of the Elmwood park! Can’t wait to see you!

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Local Business Highlight

Let's celebrate getting back to normal. I would like to highlight a local Murdock business each week with good news, customer experiences, and how you are bouncing back from the Covid-19 shutdown. This way other people get to learn about businesses in the Murdock area and we can spread the news and support them. 

We often take our local businesses for granted, they are just "there", but the difference between our local businesses is the people behind them. 

This week, Round the Bend (RTB)

We know RTB is known for their meat, their steaks, their Prime Rib, and Margaritas. But when I saw a friends Macaroni and Cheese I just HAD to take a photo and add it to my list of things to try.

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Doesn't this look AMAZING!?! 

Many people followed how RTB adapted and overcame the strict COVID-19 restrictions from delivery, pick up service to opening up the banquet room for social distancing dining. 

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BUT, do you know the real reason why RTB continues to grow and is the REAL reason why they are the best steakhouse in Nebraska? It is the people and personal service. From the bus staff, waiters, hostesses all the way to the owner TJ.

Yes, I am going to give him a shoutout here. He deserves it. 

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TJ makes everyone feel welcome and gives them a dose of Christian and Midwestern hospitality.

Everyone that visits from our of state we bring to Round the Bend (RTB) They all say the same thing. "This is the BEST steak I have ever had! Wow!" I can't count the number of friends we have taken to RTB over the past twenty years for the first time and the response is always the same. 

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A couple of weeks ago we brought friends (more RTB first-timers) from Omaha to eat on a Saturday night, at 6:00 pm. Yeah, what were we thinking, we know better, being locals.

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It was the standard Saturday night wait of 1 1/2 hours. But it didn't matter. We stood outside visited and were entertained by their 18-month-old daughter.

TJ was hustling that night, serving drinks and appetizers outside. (even with burns on his calves from a fire call the day before) His gift of gab and hospitality was "on point". He saw Eloise and asked if she liked "cow", Momma said "She likes cow but LOVES pig, Bacon is her favorite"

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TJ's response,..."I can fix her a basket of bacon, would she like that?"  With a smile, Mom laughed.. "She would love that, thanks"

We were seated, and five minutes later TJ arrives with a basket of bacon. Talk about making an impression! By the end of the night, they were already talking about who they were going to bring back. 

By the way, Eloise got a new nickname... "Bacon Baby" This is a story that WILL be told, and a nickname that will stick. I am SURE she will be back for a LONG time.

To send your local business highlight to the Murdock news send your photos and story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Grandpas Woods Open

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We have tee times available!

Give us a call at 402-994-2100 to reserve your spot!

Happy golfing!

 Murdock Historical Photos 

Thank you to John Guehlstorff for the historical photos he found and scanned for our enjoyment.

Here is another blast from the past. Does anyone know these lovely ladies?

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Send names and any story you have of anyone above to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

John's Grandpa (Ed) was an avid photographer. He would take photos of any event that went on around Murdock. From family reunions to everyday happenings. When he passed his grandson (John E Guelstorff III) inherited his camera along with his photo processing equipment and all of his negatives.  Recently he found some undeveloped negatives of Murdock

If you have historical or interesting photos of Murdock you would like to share please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Are we getting back to normal?

Our kids now have options of basketball camp, dance class, shopping at Bits and Pieces, swimming at the Weeping Water pool, and even though the Cass County Fair is canceled the 4-H portion is still going to be held in a modified format. 

This newsletter is PACKED with updates! It's the longest one I have done in a while and I am happy to do it again. People are getting out again, visiting, traveling, and smiling. 

Basketball Camp

Last Day for pre-registration, we are getting back to semi-normal with our activities finally coming back. 

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For the LOVE of Junk

Now open every Saturday in June!! Satisfy your shopping bug.

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We can always use more vendors. More vendors attract more people. More people mean more vendors, more vendors mean more variety!!

More variety means you can do more of your shopping local instead of the "box" stores. 

Join our Facebook group and stay up to date on who will be showcasing their produce, baked goods, and other items. Ask if anyone is bringing eggs, honey, cinnamon rolls. 

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Trinity Lutheran Church (Murdock) - two Divine services with social distancing 8:30 & 10:30 am

Contact Pastor Kuhlman via text, email or phone call (402-867-4048 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a seating assignment. 

Sunday School Lessons Are On Zoom

Contact Steph Stroy 402-416-3517 to get connected!

SUBSCRIBE to the Sunday School FACEBOOK Group for class schedule.

Pastors sermons can be watched on The Trinity Lutheran Church Murdock Vimeo Channel

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

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 Toddler Teacher

Seeking a warm, loving individual to provide an educational curriculum for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. Must love children and be a team player. Competitive wage is based on experience and educational background. The schedule can be flexible.
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Food Program/Kitchen Manager
Running the food program for the center. Working together as a team to provide a safe environment for everyone. The schedule can be part-time or full time! Competitive wages based on experience. Call for questions about the position.

Update and weekly videos can be found on our Facebook page

Stayed tuned for great things to happen  

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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The Murdock park committee is moving forward. The land has been secured and now we need your help to make it happen.


 Send this onto anyone you can think of who lived, lives, or visits Murdock.

We NEED your help!  

Cass County Food Bank

Thank you to the Cass County Food Bank volunteers from the Elmwood St. Paul United Methodist Church. Food distribution is on every third Saturday of the month from 9 am - 11 am at the Elmwood Community Center. 

Workers are doing car delivery to anyone from Cass County who needs a little extra help during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing, masks, and gloves are being worn for your protection.

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 Nebraska Wesleyan University Academic Honors List -3.75 or above GPA

Whitney Noelle Koehn, Elmwood
Kabrianna Kay Mumford, Elmwood

UNO Dean’s List – 3.5 or above GPA
Jacob Blunt, Elmwood
Hayden Ernst, Elmwood
Keegan VonRentzall, Elmwood
Morgan Jennings, Murdock

UNO Chancellor’s List – 4.0 GPA
Callie Zeorian, Manley

UNL College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List – 3.7 or above GPA
Isaiah Joshuah Kluver
UNL College of Business Dean’s List – 3.6 or above GPA
Olivia Lancaster

University of Nebraska Lincoln
Riley Alton Backemeyer, sophomore, Explore Center, pre-health.
Hayden David Ernst, sophomore,  College of Engineering, computer engineering.
Isaiah Joshuah Kluver, junior, College of Arts and Sciences, psychology and economics.
Olivia Lynn Lancaster, senior, College of Business, management.
Alice Jean Richter, junior, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, graphic design.
Brianna Beth Scattergood, sophomore, Explore Center, undeclared undergraduate.

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Quilt Show

Don't miss the summer quilt show that runs through the end of August. 

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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 VOLUNTEER BUTTON

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Weeping Water Pool is OPEN 

40 person capacity (Capacity has the possibility to increase)
Groups will be assigned seating areas to ensure Social Distancing
Groups are required to Social Distance from other groups

Pool swim shifts 12-3 and 3:30-6:30 Currently you will only be allowed one shift, this may change at a future date;

(Sign up link to the Pool Reservation Form will be posted on Weeping Water Pool Facebook page and City of WW web page. You will need to sign up daily, the link will be available at 6 AM every day)

  • Adult Fitness swim M-F 7:30-8:30 AM
  • Sign up link to the Pool Reservation Form will be posted on the Weeping Water Pool Facebook page and City of WW web page.
  • You will need to sign up daily, the link will be available at 6 AM every day. If no one is signed up, we will not be open to Fitness Swim. Limited to 12 people per day. 
  • Bring only towels, sunscreen, water and chairs which will be permitted in the pool area-No pool furniture or toys will be available for use 
  • Toys will NOT be allowed this year in an attempt to limit exposure to germs
  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a family member or nanny who is 16 years or older.
  • Temperature and health check questions are required for admittance.
  • The baby pool is closed this season
  • Swimmers will need to shower with soap and water prior to entering the pool

Season passes will be available: Family, Single and 10 punch passes (waivers stating you understand the risk of exposure to COVID will be signed on pass forms a long with a one time signing when attending with Daily admission)
Family season pass - $100
Single season pass - $50
Individual 10-Punch - $35
Daily - $4
Fitness Swim - $4

Purchase your WW Pool Pass here:
Reserve your swim spot starting June 18th at 6 am, here:

The Lofte Theatre

Manley, Nebraska 

Here are all of the currently planned outdoor events that will be happening at The Lofte Community Theatre.
The show starts at 7:30 PM. $50 Per Vehicle

July 3: Jimmy Weber – Live Music.

Join us for a memorable evening of story and song.

Show starts at 7:30 PM. $50 Per Vehicle

Barnyard Brilliance Variety Show

July 11 @ 7:30PM Admission: $40 per vehicle

Hosted by our very own Scott Pope and Doug Rothgeb, we invite you to join us for an evening of live entertainment provided by the Born-in-a-Barn Players!


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Eagle Farmers Market

Opens May 28th at 4 pm to 6:30 pm at 5th and Hwy 34.

Every Thursday thru Sept 3.

Anyone wishing to set up a booth for a month or more can contact Trisha.

$5/month or $10 for the summer

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Are you anxious to get back to some good ol' country music! We sure are!

We know you want to be safe and others do. too. Not only yourself but also for others, please be aware that social-distancing and the wearing of masks will be MANDATORY in our small theater for the time being. Thank you for understanding.

Saturday, July 11th, 7:30 p.m., HOME GROWN band, $4 Admission

Sunday, July 12th, 1 p.m., JAM SESSION. Bring your favorite instrument and join us!

Free admittance for kids under 13.

For more information, call 800-480-8797, ext. 211, and leave a message or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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