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    Oktoberfest To Be Saturday Night

    Once again, Elgin and area residents will celebrate their German heritage. On Saturday, Sept. 17, the annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to the KC Hall in Elgin. Designed as a fundraiser to benefit St. Boniface Elementary School, the event will feature fine German cuisine,... [Read more...]

    Power Outages To Affect Elgin Businesses Next Week

    Improvements to Elgin’s electrical system, being made by Elkhorn Rural Public Power District, will affect a number of businesses next week. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, businesses on the west side of Second Avenue, from City Limits north to Elgin Veterans Medical Clinic, including... [Read more...]

    Get Ready To Splash In New Pool Next Summer

    By Dennis Morgan Publisher Forty minutes of discussion, sometimes tense, came before the Elgin City Council made a decision which will be felt in the community for decades to come. Meeting just one day after Labor Day, the council approved a bid of $1,729,684.88 to construct... [Read more...]

    Local News

    Catholic Book Fair To Be Tuesday

    The community is invited to our Catholic Book Fair on Tuesday, September 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Pope John/St. Boniface Library.  Hundreds of books available for ALL Ages!  Read More →

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    Paper Drive To Be Saturday

    The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, Sept. 17. Those in the Isidore and Gonzaga Houses are in charge of the project. The following are contact persons: Clearwater and Rural St. John and Ewing — Justin Funk — (402-843-6562) Neligh... [Read more...]

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    PJCC Students Mandated

    Seven Pope John XXIII high school students were mandated as lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) Wednesday night, September 7 at a special 7:00 p.m. Mass. Archbishop Lucas along with many area priests conducted the Mass at Sacred... [Read more...]

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    Eliza Dahl

    Eric and Melisa Dahl of Meadow Grove are the proud parents of a daughter, Eliza Marie, born on May 23, 2016, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Eliza weighed 5 pounds 3 ounces and was 18 inches long. Grand-parents are Alan and Deb Hemenway of... [Read more...]

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    Local Sports

    EPPJ Tames Cougars, Tigers

    ELGIN — Two matches, two more victories for Elgin Public-Pope John. On Tuesday night, Sept. 6, the Wolfpack hosted a triangular at EHS. In the first match, they defeated Ewing 25-16 and 25-22. The Wolfpack had 19 kills in the match. Senior Elizabeth... [Read more...]

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    Wolfpack Roll Over Boyd County

    ELGIN — One could understand Thursday night if someone changed the name of the Wolfpack volleyball team to the bulldozers. Like the equipment which knocks down houses, the Wolfpack knocked down the Spartans of Boyd County 25-12, 25-8 and 25-13. The... [Read more...]

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    Bush, Bailey Score Wolfpack Touchdowns Against CWCE

    ELGIN — Held scoreless for the first 10 quarters of the season, Elgin Public-Pope John lit up the scoreboard in the second half of a 54 to 12 loss to Chambers/Wheeler Central/Ewing (CWCE). Kenny Bush, seeing his first action at running back, lunged... [Read more...]

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    Mildred A. Scott

    Mildred A. Scott 1940 — 2016 Mildred A. Stott, 76 of Petersburg, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Memorial Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. John the Baptist... [Read more...]

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