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    Mr. Bill Selling Cars & Trucks In Elgin

    One needn’t travel far to buy a new or used car or truck. Jonny Dodge Chrysler-Jeep Inc. now has a fulltime salesperson manning their showroom at 107 N. 2nd Street. Mr. Bill (Eby) was busy on the phone Monday morning answering a prospective buyer’s question about a diesel... [Read more...]

    New Wind Farm Permit Hearing To Be Monday

    Property owners along the proposed new wind energy farm met with representatives from Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Farm and Invenergy to learn what it means to them. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Prairie Breeze Operations & Maintenance Building served as the site of an open house... [Read more...]

    Reward Offered In Connection With Street Sign Vandalism

    Vandals turned their attention to Elgin over the weekend as a number of streets signs were either broken or stolen. According to Antelope County Sheriff Bob Moore, 11 street signs from various locations in the community were vandalized or stolen sometime between midnight and... [Read more...]

    Local News

    Community Welcome Picnic To Be September 3

    The 2nd Annual Community Welcome Picnic will happen Wednesday, Sept. 3 (rain date 10th) at 6:30 p.m. at the Elgin City Park. This is a picnic to welcome new residents to Elgin and ring in the new school year. Everyone is invited! Please bring a salad... [Read more...]

    August 14, 2014 | Comments Off

    Elgin Bargain Box Opens Friday

    This Friday marks the opening of Elgin’s only deliberate not-for-profit business or, perhaps we should say, “giving away any profit” business - Elgin Bargain Box thrift store.  In their mission statement, the business operators explain “After... [Read more...]

    August 14, 2014 | Comments Off

    Bloodmobile Coming To Elgin August 22

    The next bloodmobile drive in Elgin is just days away. The Knights of Columbus Hall will be the site of the Elgin ‘Blood Drive’ on Friday, Aug. 22. The bloodmobile, sponsored by the American Red Cross, will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For an appointment,... [Read more...]

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    Harrison Lodge

    Ryan and Abby Lodge of Elgin are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Harrison Lee, born Thursday, June 19, at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk. He weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. He is welcomed by big brother James. Grandparents... [Read more...]

    July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

    Local Sports

    Rodeo Action This Weekend At Bartlett

    There will be plenty of things to see and do at the 89th Wheeler County Fair & Rodeo this weekend. On Thursday, Aug. 14, open class entries will be accepted from noon to 4 p.m. on the fairgrounds. That evening, starting at 6 p.m., there will be youth... [Read more...]

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    Elgin Elementary Volleyball Getting Underway

    Elgin Elementary Volleyball will be starting its season shortly! This is open to all 4th-6th grade girls. Cost of the league is $25 and will be played in Albion on Sundays starting September 7. It will run for 5 weeks with the tournament to be on one... [Read more...]

    August 14, 2014 | Comments Off

    Pope John Alumni Softball Tournament Held

    The annual Pope John alumni banquet and softball tournament was held the weekend of July 26 & 27. Eleven teams participated in the tournament.  Saturday games were held in Petersburg and Sunday games held in Elgin. The combined classes of ’94,... [Read more...]

    August 1, 2014 | Comments Off


    Koreen Benda

    Koreen Benda 1938 — 2014 Koreen K. Benda, 75 of Bloomfield, NE passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at St. Bonaven-ture Catholic Church in Raeville with Rev. Ross... [Read more...]

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