Murdock News - July 14, 2021

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Murdock 4th of July

Just have to share more 4th of July photos from the parade. 

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It was great to see everyone having fun.

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I love seeing the vintage antique cars from the area.

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Don't forget you can still order peaches and pears from the Murdock Lions Club.

There was even a drone flying over and the video below is VERY VERY cool! 

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Murdock Playground Updates!

- We were not selected for the 2021 Community Challenge grant through AARP this year.

- We were informed the E-M High School will continue land talks over the next couple years, which rules out utilizing land up by the high school for the current Murdock playground plan.

- We would like to move forward with the current playground plan, but we still need to raise about 30K more dollars.

- If we are unable to raise those funds, we may go back to the playground designer to ask for a smaller modified design.

- We have worked with current donors to raise about $41K and we want to be respectful of those donors to move forward with a playground being installed in Fall 2021.

If you are still considering donating, please reach out to Kristi McHugh at 402-314-5957. We appreciate any donation and are thankful for the community support!

P.S. We hope to have a sign-up in Liberty Circle to create more awareness of the playground, especially for the 4th of July

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Christmas in July. Well, it's never too early to start thinking about the very popular Holiday Craft Fair.

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Glimpse into Murdock History

Continuing with our new series to the weekly news.

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. 

Summer silage season found Ezra Neben in the field.

No cab, no AC, just hard work with a small silage wagon. 

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We still don't know the identity of this lovely young woman below. Spread the news, share this newsletter, and let's see if we figure it out. I'm sure SOMEONE knows. 

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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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 Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website    


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Elmwood "Pie Ride" Bike Ride

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Pies for Sale at the Community Center


$10 Whole Pie (PRE ORDER)

$1.00 Scoop Ice Cream Water $1.00 

The Elmwood Pie Ride 1st and 3rd Thursday in ​June, July, August
Join our Facebook group for themes and specials!

An unstructured ride to Elmwood, Nebraska to enjoy some PIE

That is delicious slices of Pizza Pie and Dessert Pie! Dates: 15, Aug 5,19.

​Route: .Suggest start in Eagle or Wabash and riding the MoPac to Elmwood.

Pizza by the Slice, 5 pm - 9 pm
The Quonset Bar and Grill has drinks on sale, pizza by the slice, and a full menu.
Elmwood Convenience Store sells pizza slices plus grab and go items
DELICIOUS Dessert Pie, 5pm - 8pm
The Bess Streeter Aldrich Park has parking, restrooms, and a playground.


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Elmwood Farmers Market News 

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Saturday 8:00 - Noon

From now until October

If you have something to sell, crafts, baked goods, produce, flowers just stop by Saturday morning at 7:30 am to set up. No cost, no commitment. We would love to have you!

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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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Updates from the Legislature merged

State Senator Rob Clements Announces Reelection Campaign to the Nebraska Legislature

ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA – Rob Clements, an Elmwood banker, insurance agent and tax preparer, who was first appointed to the Nebraska Legislature District 2 in 2017 and was subsequently elected in 2018, will seek reelection in 2022. District 2 currently includes Cass County and parts of Sarpy and Otoe Counties.

“Over the last five years, I have worked to lower property taxes, hold down the growth in state spending, protect the Second Amendment and defend innocent life,” said Clements, age 70. “It would be my honor to continue serving the community where I have spent most of my life.”

“Cass County has been my family’s home for generations, and I’m proud to have been born and raised here. While serving in the Legislature, I have introduced and prioritized bills to promote individual liberty and have worked to maintain the financial stability of the state.”

“One of the biggest fights in the Legislature during my tenure has been over how to reduce the property tax burden. I am proud that the current two-year state budget includes $1.7 billion in property tax relief, the largest ever. However, more needs to be done. The ever-increasing property tax burden is hurting Nebraska families, farmers, small businesses, and seniors. The State must search for a long-term solution that addresses both property tax reform and K-12 school funding reform.”

Senator Clements is known for his conservative stances on state spending, Second Amendment protections and Pro-Life legislation.

“We must continue to budget conservatively. Just like Nebraska families, the State must control spending and spend within its means. When State spending increases, the tax burden on Nebraskans increases.”

“Gun owner rights have always been a priority to me. I have supported and continue to support constitutional carry and an enhanced castle doctrine among other legislation to preserve the right to keep and bear arms.”

“I have also been a steadfast supporter of pro-life legislation. I co-sponsored bills to ban dismemberment abortion in Nebraska and to ensure education and materials about abortion reversal be shared with women seeking abortion.”

Workforce development and public safety have also been priorities of Senator Clements during his time on the Legislature’s budget-writing appropriations committee. Clements supported $4 million in increases for career college scholarships for key workforce jobs and $10 million to expand rural workforce housing in the 2019 budget.

In addition to serving on Appropriations, Senator Clements serves as the chairman of the Rules Committee, and on the Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee, the Legislature’s Planning Committee, and the Eastern Service Area Child Welfare Contract Special Investigative and Oversight Committee of the Legislature, which was created in 2021 to investigate the state’s contract to manage Omaha-area child welfare cases with Kansas-based nonprofit St. Francis ministries

Senator Clements is the President of the Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation, board member of Victory Church, Adjutant and bugler in the Sons of the American Legion, and a former member of the Government Relations board in the Nebraska Bankers Association.

Senator Clements married Peggy Sue Bogenreif in December of 1972. They have five children and thirteen grandchildren.


We are hosting a 5k as part of Louisville’s Dynamite Pete’s Days. The Hill No! 5k and kids run is a fundraiser for the Louisville Community and School Foundation. 

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 Louisville Food Pantry
OPEN: every Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm
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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