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Murdock Nebraska News - May 19, 2021

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Glimpse into Murdock History

Continuing with our new series to the weekly news.

During the 1950s Pastor Heim would document his home visits with parishioners by taking a photo. These are no ordinary photos, but COLOR photographs. In the 1950s this was almost unheard of then. It was cutting edge "technology". Thank you to Ramona Oehlerking for the video/images. 

Many people have commented to me that Pastor Heim probably wasn't responsible for all these photos. Seems Ed Niemeyer (from the previous photo series) also took photos during this era. The photos were given to Maxine Cline.

This looks like a wheat harvest, what a small combine. Those were the days, I'm sure Beverly and Paul Rueter would find the large combines of today very intimidating and impressive at the same time. 

Beverly and Paul Rueter

Below is Fred, Carolyn, and Louise Stock thank you for identifying them, Bonnie.

Grandma and Lydia Streich

Every week I am getting emails at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from people who are enjoying the photos. Thank you for reading and sharing with others. It's nice to know I'm not just "talking to the wind."

Remember, reader-submitted photos like this are a reason why the newsletter is interesting. You can send your Murdock photos of events, friends, and family to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We offer two divine services:  8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The 10:30 divine service is live-streamed every Sunday via Robin Kuhlman's Facebook Page.

9:15 am - Sunday School for children and adults

10:30 am Divine Service

To Listen to last weeks 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.) 


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Updates from the Legislature merged

Senator Rob Clements Update 5-14-2021

The 2021 Legislative session is about over, and I want to describe a few more bills of interest.

Casino Gaming – LB 561 implements the rules for casino gaming passed by voters in 2020. The State Racing and Gaming Commission will be the regulator. The legal age for gaming is 21, and the age for horse racing wagers increases from 19 to 21. Wagers on sporting events may be placed at racetracks, but no betting is allowed on high school sports, youth sports, or Nebraska college teams when they are playing in Nebraska. It allows casinos to offer keno games under the same rules as at other keno locations. It prohibits the use of credit cards to place bets. The penalty for manipulating a game of chance is $1,000 and one year in jail. LB 561 advanced to the final round with a 39-3 vote.

Tax Policy - LB 432 reduces the top corporate income tax rate over the next four years from 7.81 to 6.84 percent. This will match the rate used for S-Corporations, LLCs, and individuals. We will still be above the rate of most neighboring states. LB 432 also creates a $2,000 one-time income tax credit for the parent of a child that is stillborn after the 20th week of gestation. This makes up for the loss of the child tax credit and helps with funeral and medical bills.

Social Security - LB 64 begins phasing out the income tax on Social Security benefits starting in 2021. The reduction is 5% in 2021, 20% in 2022, and increasing 10% yearly to 100% in 2030. This will help us be competitive with many other states that do not tax Social Security income and keep retirees in Nebraska.

Gun bill – LB 236 would have allowed counties to authorize permitless concealed carry within the county for those legally able to possess a firearm. An Attorney General's opinion determined that the bill may be unconstitutional as written. The county option was removed, and three other provisions were added. LB 236 now provides concealed handgun permit holders with a renewal reminder before expiration and adds a 30-day grace period to renew the permit after it expires. It also clarifies what is considered a concealed weapon, after a Nebraska court case created uncertainty. A firearm carried out of a store in the original packaging will not be considered a concealed weapon.

Feel free to contact me or my staff for assistance, information, or questions on issues.

You may reach me at: Senator Robert Clements, State Capitol Room 1120, Lincoln, NE 68509.
Phone: 402­471­2613, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Tails and Tales (Summer Reading Program)

Lions and tigers and bears and . . . KIDS! The Elmwood Public Library will be hosting the Summer Reading Clubs during the month of June and this year’s theme is “Tails and Tales” (animal literature)!

The clubs will meet on Thursdays during the month of June (3, 10, 17 & 24). Little ones aged 4-7 will meet at 10:30 am. Older kids ages 8-11 will meet at 1 pm. Each session will last approximately one hour. Parental supervision is not required, as we will have some volunteer coordinators on-site to help.

Library summer reading program

We have a lot of fun things in store including presentations and live animals on-site! We’ll also get our hands dirty with some crafts and kick back with some animal crackers and watch a cartoon or two! Between all of these fun activities, we’ll discover some great animal stories and integrate them into the weekly activities. Earn tickets towards prizes by reading books and attending our meetings. Prizes will be awarded on June 24.

Advanced registration is required. Please stop by the library prior to May 31 to fill out a registration sheet and reserve a spot for your child(ren). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Library Director Anne Pope at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Elmwood Farmers Market News 

Last week the weather threatened to produce rain. So since May was based on a week by week schedule due to interest and weather the market was called off

Well, nothing could have prepared me for what happened next.

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Evidently, there are a LOT of people who make the Saturday Farmers Market their weekly stop. We had more vendors that wanted to set up, new vendors, new customers, and soooo THIS Saturday is widely anticipated and will be BUSY. CornerHouse Soap2EDIT

So Stop by Saturday 8:00 - Noon

Saturdays from now until October

Hot coffee, spinach, radishes, lettuce, asparagus, soap, candles, baked goods, crafts, eggs, plants, lavender, and orange hydrosol ....the list just keeps growing. 

Bike Share in Elmwood Nebraska

What is the bike-share program? Quite simply there are five bikes available for the public to use for FREE! Yes, you heard it. Just drop into Bits and Pieces and sign one out!

In coordination with St Paul Methodist Church, United Methodist Health Fund, Hutchinson, Kansas, and Bits & Pieces five bicycles are available to check out (just like a library book) and ride around town, to the park, or on the trail. 

  • To check out a bike, you must sign a waiver. General bike share program rules-
    must show a drivers license at check out
  • 12-17 can rent bikes with a parent at check out. Parents take full responsibility and sign a waiver for their child.
  • The bike is due back by the next Bits and Pieces business day. Plans are in the works to get a key dropbox. (Stay tuned.)
  • The condition of the bike is checked at check out and when it is checked back in
    when you check out a bike you are responsible for the bike. Any damage will result in a fee.
    failure to return the bike by the due date will result in the suspension of your ability to check out bikes.
  • No holds/reservations on bikes will be allowed
  • We do not provide helmets. You can bring your own helmet to use while riding the bike.
  • Have fun!!!!

Funding for this project was provided in part by the United Methodist Health Fund, Hutchinson, Kansas.💗 About 30 people attended the official ribbon cutting on April 12th and I was even the first person to check out a bike. It's easy and once you are registered you just add the next date and time to the notebook.

Elmwood St. Paul UMC Cass County Food Bank

There is a new location for the Cass County Food Bank.

They have a new space at the previous Village Board building!

Parking is improved and there is now more space and room for freezers, food storage, and a permanent distribution site. Please let people know about the new location who could use this service


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New Summer Hours

Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

1:00 - 4:00 pm

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The Bess Streeter Aldrich House started its new summer (extended hours) today. 

We can also schedule a private tour on different days for groups of five or more.

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Louisville Food Pantry
OPEN: every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm
LOCATION: 304 Main Street, Louisville

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

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1268 E Henry St Ste 1
PO Box 68
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phone: 402.234.3333
fax: 844.272.6479

Plattsmouth Clinic
205 S 23rd St Ste 1
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
phone: 402.298.4747
fax: 844.272.6479

Hooper Clinic
111 Main St
Hooper, NE 68031
phone: 402.654.2121
fax: 844.272.6479 


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Admission $4; FREE for kids 13 and under!

Bring your instruments and join us for a fun afternoon!

Masks required unless you're performing on stage. FREE fun for all ages!
Our nonprofit theater is located at 211 Main, Louisville, NE.
Call 1-800-480-8797, ext 211, for updates.
Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Demolition of the old railroad bridge on Highway 1 in Murray started March 1st. One lane traffic is being electronically controlled, so please be patient at the lights when waiting, then driving through. Work is expected to continue through the summer months, so plan your travel accordingly. Be careful, watch for workers and machinery and make safety the priority.



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