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    EPS Speech Team Continuing To Gather Medals

    EPS Speech Team Continuing To Gather Medals

    On Saturday, the Elgin Public School Speech Team competed at the Pope John Speech Festival. As a team, they placed first and brought home the championship plaque. Individually, the team earned 19 medals. Three events earned championship medals:  Ethan Fischer and Kenny Bush-Duet,... [Read more...]

    PJCC Alumn Randi Schrage Wins Advertising Awards

    PJCC Alumn Randi Schrage Wins Advertising Awards

    Randi Schrage of Neligh and a graduate of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School, won a Judge’s Special Citation and a Gold award in the Nebraska ADDY competition in the category of Out-of-Home - Single. Creative Center (CC) students won 22 awards at this year’s Nebraska... [Read more...]

    PJCC Bringing Home Medals At Speech Meets

    PJCC Bringing Home Medals At Speech Meets

    The Pope John XXIII Speech Team has been busy practicing and accumulating medals during two recent speech meets. SATURDAY On Saturday, February 28th, the team competed at their own Pope John Invitational Speech Meet.  Finishing in first place was Elgin Public High School, second... [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...]

    March 2, 2015 | Comments Off

    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...]

    February 19, 2015 | Comments Off


    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...]

    March 2, 2015 | Comments Off


    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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