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In Loving Memory of Mike & Kyle
Most Complete Details are at the Plattsmouth Journal ( Click HERE )

CONDITION UPDATES on those still hospitalized Monday with injuries suffered in the early morning one-vehicle accident near South Bend — Information provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center public relations office on Monday.

Margo Marino of Louisville - serious

Kyle J. Matchus 21 also has died

at University of Nebraska Medical Center

Wednesday morning from injuries sustained in the accident.

Brandi Heanue of Louisville

and Ellen Etzenbach of Peru, Illinois -

"no release of condition" status

See Monday’s Cassgram for more information on the accident that claimed one life.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MICHAEL "MIKIE" CARL MATCHUS, age 18, Louisville, will be at 10am Saturday (6/27) at the Cass County Fairgrounds. Visitation is 9am to 9pm Friday at Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home, Louisville and one hour before the services at the fairgrounds.

Thanks to Steve Warga - and Cassgram for the current information (Click Here )

  A fund is set in both Home State Bank and Farmers Bank of Cook for Michael Matchus for donations

There is also a Medical Fund for Matchus Accident in both Home State Bank and Farmers Bank of Cook
Friends of Jill & Goldie and John & Tasey are planning to meet at Good Times tonight at 8 PM (Wednesday, June 24th)  to discuss and plan fundraising events.  This would be a great opportunity to join forces and work together to help all of these families.  We invite all of you to join us. Mandi


Travel Back in Time to the 1930's - TONIGHT

Wed 6/24 - 6PM To Meet FDR!!

Drive 16 Miles - Go Back 79 Years!



 Posted by Heidi Warner on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 09:05 am:


The next blood drive will be held at the Louisville Senior Center on
June 27th. Times are from 6:30-10:30am. If you would like to donate,
please give me a call!!
This is also biscuits and gravy breakfast at the Senior Center! They
will also be having a bake sale this morning.

Come and support the community by donating blood, eating biscuits and
gravy and buying somehting form the bake sale!! (I'm sure there will
be something for everyone!)

Hope to see you there!

Heidi 234-3170 or 402-499-3123



Volunteers are Still Needed to Fill Remaining Spots in the BUILD Fireworkd Booth Schedule

We need to unload the trailer and setup the stand on June 24th from 5 - 9PM. 

On June 25th – July 4th the Fireworks Stand will be open from 8:00AM - 10:00PM.  We will also be asking for volunteers to help tear down on July 4th from 7-10PM.

The scheduling of workers is being handled by Paul McManis.  If you are interested in working a shift, please give Paul a call at 402-234-3715.






Saturday, June 27, 2009

Opening Games at 9:00 a.m. and games proceed throughout the day! 

Elmwood and Murdock Baseball Fields 

Pony League Teams Participating



Elmwood Murdock North

Elmwood Murdock South





Come Enjoy a Great Day of Baseball! 

Full Concessions Available

(hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, nachos, etc.)

Memorial T-shirts will also be for sale!

All proceeds will be donated to the Tyler Eggert Memorial Fund!



Please contact:

Cindy Backemeyer 402-994-4205/[email protected]org

Tammy Lockman 402-867-2193/[email protected]windstream.net


 4th of July in Murdock


7am    Breakfast at Bulldogs Bar and Grill 

 7am Dillon Synovec Memorial Run.  Start and Finish at the High School.  See details at local merchants, or goto www.elmur.org

10am - 2pm     Murdock Museum Open

                        Kids games on mainstreet including bounce house, sponsored by EMMA and EM Baseball

10am Parade line up at the High School

11am Parade

11am Lions Club Lunch

After the parade:

    WATER FIGHTS!!: See local fire fighting units battle it out the old fashioned way.

    Free Watermelon served by the 4-H Club.

    Pie and Ice Cream Social at the United Methodist Church

Good Old Fasioned 4th of July

    Fun throughout the day and into the evening 

8pm Street Dance: Bulldogs Bar and Grill


Limestone Day - Saturday, June 27th

Weeping Water


Schedule of Events:

7:30 a.m. - Fishing Contest, City Lakes

8:00 a.m. - Volleyball Tournament, Upper Ballfield 

8:30 a.m. - Parade Registration Begins, School Parking Lot

9:00 a.m. - Mine Tours Begin, Sign Up at Community Building

9:00 a.m. - Horseshoe Pitching Contest

9:00 a.m. - Softball Tournament, Ballfield

9:00-5:00 - Photo Contest Display, Legion Hall

9:30 a.m. - Children's Parade Registration, Express Lane

9:45 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies, Main Street

10:00 a.m. - Children's Parade

10:00 a.m. - Celebration Parade

11:00 a.m. - Fishing Contest Awards, Downtown Gazebo

Noon - Bike/Trike Race, Main Street

1:00 p.m. - Plastic Duck Races, Green Bridge

1:30 p.m. - Canoe Races, City Lakes

3:00 p.m. - Fire Dept. Water Fights, City Lakes

3:30 p.m. - Money Plunge, City Pool

5:00 p.m. - Chamber of Commerce BBQ and Evening Opening Ceremonies, Ballfield (Lincoln Sport Parachute Club Jump-In)

5:30 p.m. - Preschool Games (ages 8 & under), Rock Olympics, & Miss Weeping Water Coronation, Ballfield

6:00 p.m. - Martial Arts Demonstrations, Ballfield

7:00 p.m. - Donkey Polo, Ballfield

Fireworks following Donkey Polo, Street Dance (Main Street) following Fireworks
Food vendors throughout the day and evening at the City Lakes, The Lighthouse, United Methodist Church & Ballfield



Corn Growers State Bank Principal Sponsor

Murdock Nebraska

The principal sponsor for the Murdock, Nebraska website is now Corn Growers State Bank.

Planning has begun for the redesign and interactive upgrades to www.MurdockNebraska.com

Accepting the Certificate on behalf of the Bank is Jeremy McHugh, below,  representing the 3rd generation.


Principal Sponsor Certificate


Thank you Corn Growers State Bank

for taking this leadership position.  

First Annual
Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament
July 24, 2009
Registration begins at 11:30
Shot Gun Start at 1 pm
Awards Dinner at 6:30 pm
Willow Lakes Golf Course, 12301 S 25th St., Bellevue, NE
 Tee off for a great cause!
The first annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament will take place July 24th and you are invited!
Bring your own foursome, or partner up with fellow golfers at the course. Either way you are sure to have a great afternoon while you raise money for the Veterans Memorial planned for the campus of the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue.
The Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Willow Lakes Golf Course, 12301 S 25th St., about a mile south of Highway 370 in Bellevue. Check-in begins at 11:30 am with a shot gun start at 1 pm. An Awards Dinner will follow at 6:30 pm at the American Legion Post 331, 4830 S 21st Street, in South Omaha.
Registration is $75 per golfer or $300 for a foursome. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, the chance to win great prizes and an invitation to the Awards Dinner.
Holes can be sponsored for $50 each. Sponsors are also invited to donate merchandise as flag prizes.
To register for the golf tournament or for more information, contact Jim Linkletter at [email protected] [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 712-310-3713; or Aimee Middleton at [email protected] [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 402-672-5050.
For more information on the Veterans Memorial Garden please visit our website at http://www.papillion.org/fire_leadership_sarpy.cfm

From the Office of 
Senator Dave Pankonin
For Immediate Release: A Very Productive Session

June 19, 2009, Lincoln – When the Legislature convened in January, 36 of the 49 senators had two or fewer years of experience as state policy makers. Many people were concerned about how the first session of the One Hundred-First Legislature would measure up. By May concerns were replaced by compliments. 

In just 87 legislative days, 236 bills were passed. From my perspective some of the most important accomplishments of the session included: 

Children’s behavioral health services - Portions of five bills were combined to create the starting point, from which Nebraska will address service gaps that were identified during the special session last fall. An oversight committee will monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the new and existing services; increased funding will support the addition and expanded training of more service professionals, especially in rural areas; service eligibility for low income families will be increased; and a 24-hour, seven-day a week hotline will provide families with immediate access to screening, assessment and referral to community-based resources. 

Anti-crime legislation – LB 63 enhanced penalties for several firearms violations and violent crimes committed with weapons. The bill significantly increased the penalties for graffiti and criminal defacement, and prohibited domestic violence offenders and subjects of protection orders from possessing firearms. LB 63 also created the Office of Violence Prevention to work with state and local law enforcement to implement programs to reduce violence. Provisions of two other bills were amended into LB 63 before its passage. One amendment required the state Department of Education to develop a model dating violence policy, which school districts must adopt by July 1, 2010. The other amendment ordered the Department of Corrections to supervise any inmate, who is allowed to work for a school district, ESU, community or state college, or a university. 

Wind power legislation – A bill was passed to make it easier to develop wind energy facilities in Nebraska. LB 561 allowed public power districts to limit eminent domain rights when contracting with a private wind-energy developer. The bill also permitted community-based energy development (C-BED) projects to participate by changing some of the eligibility requirements. 

Developmental disabilities – Significant appropriations were approved for the Beatrice State Developmental Center. Some of the funding was directed toward the further expansion of community-based services for people with developmental disabilities. Approximately $50 million was earmarked to replace federal Medicaid funds that the state expects to lose because of on-going accreditation problems at the Center. Another $15 million was aimed at providing services for people who have been on a service waiting list for a long time.  

Increased K-12 state aid funding – We were able to increase state aid to schools by 11.3 percent for the 2009-10 fiscal year and 5.1 percent for the 2010-11 fiscal year. The current level of state aid was funded from several traditional sources, but virtually all of the increased aid was financed with the Education Stabilization portion of the federal economic stimulus funds. 

All of these issues and more were addressed, within a new budget that allows spending to rise an average of only 1.1 percent over the next two years. Despite some initial misgivings, I believe the 2009 session will be viewed as one in which new people used new ideas to create important policies, within a carefully crafted, fiscally conservative framework.

      We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.

      State Capitol

      PO Box 94604

      Lincoln, NE 68509

      (402) 471-2613 


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From the Editor
For The Love of Morse
There are still brass-pounders out there on HF
The Tradition-Rich Brotherhood of Hams
this Saturday, you can give blood, eat biscuits, travel back in time to the '30s, tour Limestone Caverns in Weeping Water watch baseball in Elmwood, eat watermelon, or best of all:
Sit in a tent in Murray with a sweaty guy banging out dits and dashes of Morse Code on a WW2 Era Brass Code Key.
( hey, don't roll your eyes, that is what I was planning to do! )
Well, You can't say there is nothing to do around here.
  One of the many Traditions enjoyed by HAMS (Amateur Radio Operators) , is the Annual Field Day event . This event mixes the fun of a 24hour camping activity, with an opportunity to try new and old techniques involving radios capable of transmitting across the globe, antennas made from scratch, hanging from an oak tree, satellite transponders, portable emergency generators, sling shots, temporary towers and rotors, gallons of hot coffee and miles of duct tape.
It does not get any better than that!
Simulating a disaster where all conventional communications fail, no phones, no cell phones, no texting, and no electric power grid. Hams all over the country demonstrate on Field day, for 24 solid hours that emergency communications will still work. Ham Clubs compete for contacts of different kinds, and generally work in teams, or shifts to keep the radios communication 24 hours straight.
In the early days the federal government granted use of specific radio spectrum for the licensed Amateur Radio Community. people become HAMS through a deep love of technology, and Community Spirit. My experience is that the first guys to appear with snow shovels after the blizzard hits, tend to be the same guys that turn out to be Hams.
You can spot HAMS by their funny license plates 
with the slashes across the zeros and the strange letters/numbers call signs
This is a wonderful Father/Kid kinda activity that gets the kid's enthusiasm started, hopefully to do well in math and Science. Maybe he or she will become a Licensed Ham one day and continue the traditions. If the Morse Code does not get you excited, how about food? There is always a wonderful picnic on Sunday at the end of the event! Meet some hams, learn about HAM, Eat some ham-burgers! FUN!
  I passed my test with 12 words per minute of Morse Code Way Back in the day. Wasn't so tough
...what I will never get is this text'ing language LOL

Having Fun and 73's N0LZH de South of the River
Computer John