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    Construction Of Prairie Breeze II Expected To Begin In Late April

    Construction of a new wind farm in Antelope County may begin sooner than expected, according to officials at Invenergy. On Monday afternoon, Invenergy Wind Development LLC spokesperson Alissa Krinsky indicated work on the wind farm should begin soon. “As development activity... [Read more...]

    St. Boniface School Demolition Begins

    The first bricks came tumbling down this morning as Rutjens Construction of Tilden began demolition on the old St. Boniface Elementary School building. Members of the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department will be on site until Rutjens remove the flat portions of the building’s... [Read more...]

    Heinz, Schindler And America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donate To Area Volunteer Fire Departments

    Heinz, Schindler And America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donate To Area Volunteer Fire Departments

    Pictured: Fire Chief Doug Reiter (red hat), winning farmer Travis Heinz (orange shirt), Monsanto rep Addison Lopp (green shirt), along with members of the Bartlett Fire Department Wheeler County The Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from Wheeler... [Read more...]

    Local News

    Dates Announced For PJCC Musical

    The S. S. American will set sail on the stage of St. Boniface auditorium on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18 as the students at Pope John present their 48th annual spring musical! “Anything Goes” takes place in 1934 as a group of passengers... [Read more...]

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    Dance Team Dazzles At State Competition

    The Nebraska State Cheer & Dance Championships were held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20 & 21 at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island. Competing in Class C2, Elgin Public-Pope John finished third in jazz competition. Winning the jazz competition... [Read more...]

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    KC Chili Cookoff To Be February 28

    Elgin loves its soups. Residents here and in the surrounding area have for years now shown off their culinary skills at cookoffs. They will have a chance to do it again, thanks to the Elgin Knights of Columbus. The fraternal organization will host a chili... [Read more...]

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    Births

    Ryker and Rehgan Anderson

    Brandon and Lynn Anderson of Norfolk are parents of twins, son Ryker Joe and daughter Rehgan Mae born January 30, 2015 at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha. Siblings are Lauren, 6 and Brynlee 5.  Grandparents are Rich and Carol Anderson, Tom and... [Read more...]

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    Local Sports

    Pirates End EPPJ Boys Season

    O’NEILL — An eight-point run right before the end of the first half gave Plainview an edge which they used to defeat Elgin Public-Pope John 66 to 55 at the C2-8 Subdistrict. A bucket by Chad Bode tied the score at 30-all. Plainview (5-17) then scored... [Read more...]

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    Plainview Girls Upset Wolfpack In Subdistrict Final 39 to 36

    O’NEILL — Victory tastes sweet when it is unexpected. The Plainview Lady Pirates tasted the sweet nectar of victory Thursday night, upsetting top-seed Elgin Public-Pope John 39 to 36 in the C2-8 Subdistrict finals. Ahead for most of the game, the... [Read more...]

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    Fangman, Pelster & Henn Compete At State Wrestling Tournament

    OMAHA — Wolfpack wrestlers shined on Nebraska’s biggest stage, competing in the NSAA State Wrestling Championships last week. Andrew Fangman, a junior, made his third appearance at the state meet and came home a medal winner — placing fifth in the... [Read more...]

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    Deaths

    Harold Miller

    Harold Miller 1921 — 2015 Harold B. Miller, 93 of Elgin passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (today) at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, with Reverends Michael and... [Read more...]

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