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    School District #18 Valuation Surpasses $623 Million

    The valuation of property in School District #18 has climbed to a mark some might have felt unattainable just a few years ago. County Assessor Heather McWhorter announced last week the school district tax valuation was set at $568,185,395. Add to that amount $15,470,980 from... [Read more...]

    Council Approves Pool Study

    The Elgin community will soon take the first major step towards improving the swimming pool. At a special meeting of the Elgin City Council Wednesday night, council members approved a study of the existing pool be done by Burbach Aquatics at a cost of $2,000. Michael Moser and... [Read more...]

    Commission Delays Action on Conditional Use Permit For Prairie Breeze II

    The Antelope County Planning Commission voted unanimously to table any action on a conditional use permit until September 9 so they can receive further legal advice. A number of issues were raised by citizens at a public hearing which lasted for more than two hours. The September... [Read more...]

    Local News

    Bloodmobile Surpasses Goal

    The Elgin Red Cross Bloodmobile was held Friday, Aug. 22. There was a goal of 54 units and at the end of the day we had 56 productive units. This included six double red cell proceedures. “We exceeded our goal by two units,” said organizer Darline... [Read more...]

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    Car Show Set for September 6

    The Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon and the Elgin Community Club (ECC) will together sponsor a Car, Pickup & Bike Show & Shine on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6. Trophies & cash prizes will be awarded. Also, dash plaques will be awarded to... [Read more...]

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    EKG Supports Pilger Relief Effots

    The third annual Elgin Ko-Ed Group (EKG) Tailgate will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 in Elgin. Activities galore will take place that evening leading up to the kickoff of the football game between the Huskers and Fresno State University. The game, which... [Read more...]

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    Sage Stoltz

    John and Sam Stoltz (Krings) of Elgin gave birth to their daughter Sage Anne Stoltz on July 23, 2014 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk. Born at 7:03pm, she weighed seven pounds, six ounces and was 20 inches long. Grand-parents are Jack and Joanie... [Read more...]

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    Local Sports

    Youth Punt Pass & Kick To Be Sept. 13

    The annual “Punt, Pass & Kick” competition for area youth will be held Saturday afternoon, Sept. 13. The event, to be held at Elgin Field, will get underway at 4 p.m. Boys and girls will compete in separate divisions broken down into the following... [Read more...]

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    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...]

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    Donna Mae Armstrong

    Donna Mae Armstrong 1927 — 2014 Donna Mae Armstrong passed away peacefully on August 2, 2014, in the company of Family, Friends, and Loved Ones. She is survived by her husband, Lou, of 68 yrs.; three sons: Dana, Terry, and Patrick; and grandchildren:... [Read more...]

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