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Murdock News - March 13, 2019

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 Help Aiden Keckeinsen

Little Aiden Keckeisen was born with a heart condition known as atrioventricular septal defect. He had a difficult time gaining weight, and he struggled to breathe due to excess blood flow to his lungs.


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At just 4 months old, Aiden underwent surgery to correct the defect. He received a unit of red blood cells and platelets during the procedure.

“When we heard Aiden would need blood products, it made it very apparent that I (and my husband) needed to get back to donating again,” said Aiden’s mother, Ranae. “I am forever grateful to the donors who gave the blood and platelets used for Aiden and pray that the blood we donated has a similar life-saving use or story. I would encourage anyone to look at Aiden's sweet face and consider taking 30 minutes out of their day to go donate blood.”

Make your appointment now to donate your life-saving gift at the

Elmwood Murdock High School Blood Drive on Thursday, April 4th from 1 PM – 7 PM.

Give the gift of life

Blood Mobile
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Murdock, NE 68407
1:00 PM - 06:00 PM 

Murdock in Photos!

This week is another photo from Dwight Irwin.

The snow is melting and soon the snow will be gone and the sun will be warm again.

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

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Lenten Services

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7:00 pm each Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019

Lenten Wednesday Service

March 13, 20, 27

April 3, 10

Maundy Thursday - April 18th

Good Friday - April 19th

Easter Service

Sunrise Service 7:00 am

Easter Breakfast (between services)

Divine Service 10:30 

Please feel free to 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   

Updates from the Legislature merged

Highway 63 UPDATE

The first phase of the project from I-80 to Church road was completed in 2017. This opened Church road east-west and connected it to I80.

Last year, 2018, was supposed to be culverts, grading and paving from South of Church road to Alvo.
The weather put the culvert work, grading work and utility relocation work behind schedule. By the time we had the subgrade stabilized and embankments constructed it was too cold to pave.

We will go to work on subgrade reconstruction and foundation placement once the frost is out of the ground and we get some drying weather. 
Paving should go fast and we hope to be paved out by July.

I know it is frustrating but grading work is very susceptible to delays with wet weather and last year had a lot of rain.

It is with the hope that we can open in July.
Please encourage anyone interested to call the district office for updates.


Our project manager is Jesse DeLosSantos.
Our Construction Engineer is Curt Mueting.

Tom Goodbarn
District Highway Engineer

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Cass County Board Approves Anhydrous Ammonia Facility

The Cass County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday gave its unanimous approval for a facility near Elmwood that will store and distribute anhydrous ammonia for farmers, though it was not popular by everyone attending the meeting.

This site will be north of Elmwood two miles on the west side of Highway 1 on Fletcher road.  

The facility will replace outdated facilities within the town's boundaries of Elmwood, Murdock, and Manley.

To read the full article in the Plattsmouth paper CLICK HERE


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Become an Intern with 4-H in Cass County!

The Cass County 4-H program is seeking an energetic intern to assist with our youth summer 4-H programs. The intern will work alongside staff at Nebraska Extension in Cass County to implement high-quality science, agriculture, and healthy living programs to the youth of Cass County and surrounding areas. Successful candidates will be instrumental in assisting with Cass County Fair 4-H activities, and other projects as assigned. This paid summer internship will begin mid-May and conclude mid-August.

• High school diploma required, with 1-2 years of training or education in fields related to agriculture, science, or education recommended. 
• Ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages, with an emphasis on K-12 youth. 
• Positive and team-focused attitude.
• Self-motivated and ability to work in a flexible environment
• Professionally represent the University of Nebraska Extension and Cass County
• Must pass a background check
• Some evening and weekend work required


Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to:

Cass County Extension Office
Attn: Tracy Ensor, Extension Assistant
8400 144th St. Suite 100
Weeping Water, NE 68463

Deadline for submission is April 1st, 2019

Any questions, please call 402-267-2205 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Living Well Program 

 Beginning Tuesday, March 12, the Sarpy/Cass Health Department will be offering a free 6-week workshop in Plattsmouth for those living with chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, depression, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and chronic pain.

Living Well is an evidenced-based program that teaches participants how to collaborate with your healthcare provider and navigate the healthcare system, develop skills and increase confidence for self-management, and aims to improve self-rated general health.

To register for this program, contact Arlene at 402-537-6971, or for more information, visit

  Midlands Health Fair 

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 March 16 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band

March 30 - Elaine Behrends & Friends

April 13 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band

April 27 - Rick Stephens & Friends



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