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    Power Review Board Approves Prairie Breeze II Application

    Friday was a good day for wind energy in Nebraska, particularly in Antelope County. The Nebraska Power Review Board (NPRB), after conducting a public hearing, gave preliminary approval for Invenergy to proceed with construction of the county’s second wind farm, Prairie Breeze... [Read more...]

    Meis, Borer Share LEAD Trip Experience

    For more than two weeks, they explored the cultures of nations half a world away. And now, they’re home. Nebraska LEAD Program Team #33 members Anne Meis and Keith Borer, both of Elgin, came home over the weekend after more than two weeks of being away from their families,... [Read more...]

    Catholic Schools Says Thank You During Catholic Schools Week

    Catholic Schools Says Thank You During Catholic Schools Week

    Thank you Elgin Businesses! The Pope John XXIII Central Catholic juniors and the St. Boniface Elementary School 6th graders host a luncheon for the business community of Elgin each year during Catholic Schools Week. The meal is served at the Knights of Columbus Hall on main street... [Read more...]

    Local News

    EVFD Annual Awards Handed Out Last Week

    Awards were handed out to members of the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) during last Saturday’s Fireman’s Banquet. Those receiving Perfect Attendance for the 2014 year included Bill Alderson, Terry Henn, Jim Kittelson, Duane Miller, Robbie... [Read more...]

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    New Donations Made To Elgin Endowment Fund

    So far, nearly $3,700 has been raised in donations to the Elgin Area Community Foundation. According to Anne Parks, a member of the foundation’s fund advisory committee, $3,695 in contributions have been received since the foundation began it’s year-end... [Read more...]

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    ‘Evening With Friends’ Tickets On Sale

    Little over one week remains before the annual “Evening With Friends” gala arrives in Elgin. The event, sponsored by the Committee for the Continuation of Pope John, always promises to be an evening of fine food, games, entertainment, elegance and... [Read more...]

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    Grant Joseph Blecher

    Blaine and Tina Blecher of Elgin are the proud parents of a baby boy, Grant Joseph, born on January 7, 2015 at Faith Regional hospital in Norfolk. He weighed eight pounds and 14 ounces and was 22 inches long. He has a big brother, Justice, age five. Grand-parents... [Read more...]

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    Local Sports

    EPPJ Boys Defeat Ewing 66 to 25

    ELGIN — Scoring 23 points in the first quarter, Elgin Public-Pope John went on to defeat Ewing 66 to 25 in boys basketball action Friday night. The winless Tigers had no answer for the Wolfpack’s pressure defense on this night as turnovers led to... [Read more...]

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    Wolfpack Easily Defeat Lady Eagles

    ELGIN — The Wolfpack held Ewing scoreless for nearly four minutes to start the game and went on to defeat the Lady Tigers 42 to 27 in girls basketball action Friday night. Wolfpack defense and cold shooting on the part of the Lady Tigers allowed EPPJ... [Read more...]

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    Wolfpack Win Three Medals At Warrior Invite

    NELIGH — Facing the best wrestlers 20 teams had to offer, the Wolfpack wrestling team brought home three medals from the Warrior Invitational held Saturday. The Wolfpack brought home two third-place medals and one fourth-place medal from the tournament. Freshman... [Read more...]

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    David Peters

    David Peters 1961 — 2015 David W. Peters 53, of Albion, formerly of Elgin, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin with Rev. Michael Davis and... [Read more...]

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