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    District #18 School Board Meets Tonight

    The District #18 Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday night, April 10. Superintendent Dan Polk will report on possible collaboration with Pope John regarding music programs, transportation and scheduling. The meeting is scheduled to begin at... [Read more...]

    Sheriff’s Office To Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

    On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Antelope County Sheriff Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted... [Read more...]

    Scholarship Fund Drive Surpasses $1,000

    Donations continue to be accepted for the 2014 Elgin Scholarship Drive sponsored by the Elgin Area Community Foundation. During the past week, more than $1,000 was received which, in turn, will be awarded to students from Elgin and Pope John schools next month. Donations raised... [Read more...]

    Local News

    PJ Paper Drive Is Saturday

    Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, April 12. Juniors along with 7th & 8th graders are in charge of the project this time around. Contact persons are: Rural St. John and Clearwater — Justin Funk (402) 843-6562 Neligh — Brie... [Read more...]

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    Zabka Named New Elgin Postmaster

    The search for a new postmaster to oversee duties at the Elgin Post Office is over. Five months following the announcement that Postmaster Sandy Kerkman was retiring, the U.S. Postal Service has hired a familiar face to fill the position. Sandy Zabka... [Read more...]

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    Scouts To Ask Elginites To Participate In Food Drive

    Residents throughout Elgin will be having visitors this Saturday as area Scout Troop 167 will be going door-to-door letting them know about an upcoming food drive. On Saturday, April 12 the troop will stop by these same homes to pick up items for the... [Read more...]

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    Aubrey Marie Cook

    Forrest and Dr. Carrie Cook of Milledgeville, Georgia are the parents of a daughter, Aubrey Marie Cook, born on February 24, 2014. Aubrey joins her 18 month old brother Heath. Carrie is the daughter of Paul and Jolene Schrage of Elgin. Great grandmother... [Read more...]

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    Local Sports

    Wolfpack Track Teams Dominate Foes At CV Invite

    FULLERTON — Conditions were bone-chilling Tuesday, April 2, but that didn’t prevent the Wolfpack track team from competing at the Cedar Valley Invite. Competitors made the best of the cold weather, then wrapped themselves in blankets to get through... [Read more...]

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    Wolfpack Winter Sports Banquet Held

    The Wolfpack Winter Sports Banquet was held Wednesday. Awards handed out were: Girls Basketball Student Managers: — Anna Heilhecker, Emma Kerkman, Kaylee Martinsen and Allyson Wemhoff Participation Awards Freshmen — Zoey Bergman, Gracie Bullock, Elianne... [Read more...]

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    OWH, LJS Announce All-State Selections

    Nebraska’s two largest newspapers announced their all-state basketball teams Sunday.The Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star both announced their selections for postseason honors. The Omaha paper named three members of the Wolfpack girls... [Read more...]

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    Harold Jensen

    Harold Jensen 1930 — 2014 Harold Eugene Jensen of Austin, Minn, formerly of McIntire, Iowa passed away on April 4, 2014.  He was born to Charles and Nora Jensen on March 26, 1930 in Fountain, Colo.  Harold grew up in rural Nebraska. Upon graduation... [Read more...]

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