Thursday, July 18, 2024
Made possible in part by Community Sustaining Sponsor

Murdock Nebraska News - May 22, 2024

2024 Memorial Day Flyer

 Welcome to Murdock 

Area News     School News     Church News      Cass County News    SUBMIT NEWS   

MAY 7, 2024

The Village of Murdock Board of Trustees met on Tuesday May 7, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall. Roll call as follows; Jake Wilson, Dave Nuss, Michelle Chesnut, Lee Towle, Brittany Cooklin and Clerk were present.

The minutes from the previous April meeting were read and then amended as follows: The unpaid snow removal claim was once again discussed after a Village Patron attending the meeting questioned the reasoning of the Board decision for denial of payment of the claim. Chairman, Dave Nuss explained the situation and that the Board was acting on advice from the Village Attorney. Due to active litigation pertaining to all parties involved, Lee Towle motioned to continue with litigation procedures through the Village Attorney to resolve the issue(s). Michelle Chesnut second the motion and it passed unanimously all members voting “in favor of” the motion.

The following bills were approved by the Board members for payment: Windstream pho/int-431.93; OPPD elect-885.95; Ashland Disposal Service garb. Serv.-2864.97; Cass Co. RWD#2 656, gals.-3411.20; McHugh Ins. Building ins.-1241.46; Old Republic Surety bond ins.-100.00; Municipal Supply sewer parts-1282.76; Column Software PBC publishing-75.38; Seargent Drilling CLA Valve-15387.40; St of NE PHE Lab wat.test-15.00; Vern Westover rock-566.81; Paint it Painting lines St-1500.00; J. Faubion post/wat oper-181.70; J. Barnes-payroll-1086.62; Office Depot deposit bks-42.49; ODP Business Solutions LLC office sup-453.63; Seargent Drilling; Windstream pho/int-461.91; McHugh Insurance work comp-877.00 St. of NE Dept of Revenue sales tax-114.55; (auto withdrawal).

Old business of repairing the pump at the old well site was briefly discussed but no further new information has been obtained and again tabled.

Dave Nuss updated the Board of the sewer work process that is being staged with the weather and the new control modifications made to the water tower controls in preparation for the new CLA Valve that has been ordered to keep the tower at the proper level automatically.

Ben Madsen attended the meeting to inform the Board of his need to place an outwardly swinging gate in the far SE corner of the Grill property for fire evacuation purposes as required by the State Fire Marshall. Jake Wilson motioned to build the gate as needed. Towle second and the motion passed unanimously. Madsen also inquired about procedures for hosting special events and obtaining SDL for the events if he choses to plan an event in the future.

Jake Wilson discussed with the Board his interest in revisiting the Interlocal Agreement with Cass County for guidelines to review what would be enforced and how the changes would affect Murdock if any. These guidelines may involve building permits/codes, traffic codes and procedures for these topics and will once again be an ongoing discussion as information is obtained from the County Officials.

There, being no further business, motion was made by Wilson and second by Cooklin that the meeting close and the next regular meeting will reconvene on Tuesday June 4, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Murdock Village Hall and it carried unanimously by RCV.

Jacqueline A. Barnes

Dave Nuss

Randy Marlatt Memorial Golf Tournament 

Friday, July 12, 2024

Register HERE 

marlatt golf tourna


Macy Howard of Elmwood, daughter of Christopher and Sara Howard of Elmwood and granddaughter of Bob and Denise Fischer of Elmwood, has been selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State starting June 2 - 8 on the campus at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Macy is a junior at Elmwood-Murdock High School and will have the chance to be involved in and study local, county and state government. Macy will have the opportunity to meet several other young women from across the state of Nebraska while being at Girls State.

Please take a moment when you see Macy and tell her Congratulations on her achievement and this honor. The ladies of the Auxiliary would like to wish Macy much success while she learns more about our government and leadership. Thank You! Elmwood Legion Auxiliary #247

EMKnights Banner

EM Students Attend ECNC Honor Band
The ECNC Honor Band was held May 6 at Auburn. Eleven junior high and ten high school students were selected to attend.

Junior high members included: Lucy Backemeyer, flute; Payton Vogt, clarinet; Ziva Arent and Caitlyn Hosier, alto saxophone; Jimmy Pitz, tenor saxophone; Landon Tuttle and Levi Wilson, trumpet; Ella Platt, trombone; Teagan Stephens, baritone; Carter Dankleff and Layton Poppleton, percussion.

High school members included: Averi Hogue, flute; Dylan Bornemeier, alto saxophone; Brody Marsh, bari saxophone; Aryana Wall and Ava Hohman, trumpet; Trevin McKenzie, French horn; Carter Hanson, trombone; Nathan Miller, tuba; Christian Brettman and Harrison Koehn, percussion. Harrison Koehn was selected as first chair in battery percussion and earned a medal.

image 3

High School Honor Band Members

image 2

Harrison Koehn, ECNC Honor Band Medal Winner

Sam Clements KMAland Athlete of the Week

Information on the Athlete of the Week HERE


E-M Athletes Qualified for State Track:

Sam Clements (NE Wesleyan Track Commit) - Shot Put & Discus
Riley Wilson (NE Wesleyan Track Committee) - 110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles, 400m Dash,
Laney Frahm - 100 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles, 400m Dash, 4x400 Relay
Bri Ross- 4x400 Relay
Annie Backemeyer- 4x400 Relay
Gracyn Hanes - 4x400 Relay

Enter to win $100 Cash and Support the Elmwood-Murdock-Nehawka Legion Baseball Team 

Click the image below or HEREbaseball raffle 042224

Enter to win $100 Cash and Support the Elmwood-Murdock-Nehawka Legion Baseball Team 


EMSchoolWebsite 2018


January 2024 Newsletter.pdf 

2022-2023 District Snapshot.pdf 

Drivers Education-Murdock_2024.pdf 

Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools State of Schools Report 2023-2024.pdf   

Great local opportunity for this summer!!

This will be an awesome performance.

Lofte theatre Radium beauty and the beast

AUDITIONS "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Book by Linda Wolverton.

Auditions are in 2 weeks, May 20 & 21 at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Lofte Community Theatre, 15841 Manley Road Manley, NE.
Performances are July 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and August 1, 2, 3, & 4
Showtimes Thursday – Saturday 7:00 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM

"Tale as old as time..." This enchanting story follows the kind and bookish Belle as she discovers an enchanted castle inhabited by a Beast under a powerful spell. As their unlikely friendship deepens, Belle unravels the mysteries of the castle, and the Beast's curse, and learns that true beauty lies within. Join us for a magical journey of love, courage, and the transformative power of compassion in this beloved classic brought to life on stage. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature with songs from Alen Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice.

Cast: at least 7 women and 7 men ages 20 to 70 as well as 1 child age 7 to 10 as well as a chorus of various ages.

Please come a few minutes early to auditions with possible rehearsal and performance conflicts and be prepared to read lines. For this audition, please bring a prepared song no more than one minute in length and attire for dancing. A piano accompanist is provided. Age suggestions in the script will not be the deciding factor in casting.

Actors of all abilities, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and experiences are encouraged to audition.

Full audition information can be found here:
For additional information about Beauty and the Beast, please see our blog:


Is this you?  CLICK HERE to fill out an inquiry form and learn more. 

IMG 0341



EM community garage sales

 To make sure you don't miss a single newsletter subscribe here and get an email each week. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   Don't forget to send me your news 

Things are happening. Who is in the news, who is making the news? This is what I need for the upcoming year

SEND NEWS and PHOTOS to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Send your updates, announcements, and photos of the events, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

TrinityBanner Newsletter

 Sunday Morning Coffee & Breakfast 9:00 am

9:15 am - Sunday School for children and adults

10:30 am Divine Service

To listen to last week's Sermon Visit Pastor PodCast 

Sermons are streamed on various podcasts including Spotify

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. 

 Elmwood-Murdock Area News      

Alcohol Ink May 22
Office Space for Rent Suite 103 May 2024

Bob Ross August 2024

Gus Presentation


cultural arts website 2024
BeThe Light 032624

2024 02 21 ROLOFF INC JOBS 1


Elmwood Food Bank 2024

Community transit 012024

  Louisville Food Bank

Mark your calendars! Stop down and stock up. There is no scary process or forms to fill out. Just good people helping good people. 
Open days (always 6:00-7:00pm)
Inside Hopes Closet 213 Main Louisville
Dec 21 right before Christmas 
Dec 28

Next years dates open! 6-7 pm
May 9, 23
June 13, 27

We strive to have the Food Bank open on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, however holidays might change those dates.
Updates can be found here >>

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.

unnamed 4

211 Main Street
Louisville, NE

*The Acoustic Jam is being held on the third Sunday this month, because we’ll be having a rummage sale in the theater, along withthe city wide garage sales on the last weekend of the month.
FYI...Acoustic jams will usually be the 4th Sunday of each month, 1-4 PM

Jams are FREE & open to the public!

* * *
For updates, watch the theater's website or FB page.
Bring your instruments, bring your voices or just sit in and listen!
Let's get together and have a good time!

* * * * *
Saturday, May 26th
At the theater, 211 Main St. Louisville, NE
8 am - 4 pm

LCC jobs ad 030422


RGP online052224


Migrate 7 Mo Wirebuilt Ad may




KCCB upcycle


new year new you team


TEAM 2024 meetings

stjohn hiring


-       Submit Your Stories and NEWS

 Don't forget to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year

 Church Times of Service, dinners, meetings, Bible study

 Game Schedules

 Business special events or Open Houses

 4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)

 School Accomplishments (high school, college)  Alumni News  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Support Our Neighbors
Click to Read todays SpringfieldNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays PlattsmouthNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays WeepingWaterNebraska Newsletter

Click to Read todays GreenwoodNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays NehawkaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays CedarCreekNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays AvocaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays ElmwoodNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays MurdockNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays LouisvilleNebraska Newsletter

Click to Read todays EagleNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays MurrayNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays UnadillaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays UnionNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays AlvoNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays ManleyNebraska Newsletter 

 ECS banner1
2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor

All american banner
2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 

MIE banner
2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 

witte PT 05082015
2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 

banner1 RL
2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 

2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 

LFS card banner03big
2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 

2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 

2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor

LPSNRD Community Websites Sponsorship Banner
2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 

2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 

2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 


2024 Community Sustaining Sponsor 


Radium Girls by D. W. Gregory
Production Dates: May 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
Show Times: 7:00 PM Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays

Tickets: $24

Manley, Neb. - The Lofte Community Theatre will open Radium Girls, May 3rd, 2024. The show will run through May 12th with performances Thursday through Sunday, with Sunday performances at 2 PM. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Lofte Box Office, by phone at 402-234-2553, or by visiting

Synopsis: In 1926 radium was a miracle cure and luminous watches were all the rage—until the girls who painted these watches began to fall mysteriously ill.

Radium Girls is a gripping story inspired by real events, following Grace Fryer, a courageous dial painter, in her fight for justice against her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man, who couldn't fathom that the miraculous element responsible for shrinking tumors might be linked to his employees' illnesses.

Experience the wry, unflinching, tale of the American obsession with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science in Radium Girls.

Directed By: Kevin Colbert

About The Lofte Community Theatre: The Lofte Community Theatre is located in Manley Nebraska, approximately 25 minutes south of Omaha. The theatre, a new post-and-beam style performing arts facility can seat approximately 330 patrons for each performance. Actors and audience members enjoy a beautiful climate-controlled venue year-round with concessions offered.

For more information contact Natalie McGovern at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (402) 671-9379.

Events Calendar

July 2024
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3