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    St. Boniface School Demolition Begins

    The first bricks came tumbling down this morning as Rutjens Construction of Tilden began demolition on the old St. Boniface Elementary School building. Members of the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department will be on site until Rutjens remove the flat portions of the building’s... [Read more...]

    Heinz, Schindler And America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donate To Area Volunteer Fire Departments

    Heinz, Schindler And America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donate To Area Volunteer Fire Departments

    Pictured: Fire Chief Doug Reiter (red hat), winning farmer Travis Heinz (orange shirt), Monsanto rep Addison Lopp (green shirt), along with members of the Bartlett Fire Department Wheeler County The Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from Wheeler... [Read more...]

    End Nears For St. Boniface School Building

    Hallways that used to be filled with the thumping of hurrying footsteps and the chatter of friends are now filled with the blowing wind that enters through one end of empty window frames and out through the other end. And this too will be coming to an end in the very near future. According... [Read more...]

    Local News

    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

    Date Set for Open House Events At New Antelope County Law Enforcement Center

    The public is invited to see the newly-constructed Antelope County Law Enforcement Center as open houses will be held later this month. The 30-bed facility, nearing completion, will be open for public tours on Saturday, Feb. 28. Tours will be conducted... [Read more...]

    February 19, 2015 | Comments Off

    County Accepts Prairie Breeze II Road Plan

    Another step forward was taken in regards to the development of a new wind farm in Antelope County. Meeting last week, the Antelope County Board of Supervisors accepted an agreement with Invenergy, owner of the new wind farm known as Prairie Breeze II,... [Read more...]

    February 19, 2015 | Comments Off


    Wyatt Stuhr

    Scott and Stephanie Stuhr of Elgin are the parents of a son, Wyatt Scott Stuhr, born January 30, 2015. Wyatt weighed five pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. He joins a sister, five-year-old Samantha, at home. Grandparents are Dennis and Priscilla... [Read more...]

    February 19, 2015 | Comments Off

    Local Sports

    Wolfpack Top Cougars At C2-8 Subdistrict Tuesday Night

    O’NEILL — Elgin Public-Pope John held Niobrara/Verdigre scoreless for more than nine minutes Tuesday night en route to a 60 to 38 victory in the semi-finals of the C2-8 Girls Subdistrict basketball tournament. The Cougars led the Wolfpack 19 to 13... [Read more...]

    February 19, 2015 | Comments Off

    Three Qualify For State Wrestling Tournament

    All eyes will be on the CenturyLink Center in Omaha this weekend as three Elgin Public-Pope John wrestlers compete in the 2015 NSAA State Wrestling Championships. Beginning Thursday and concluding on Saturday, the tournament will feature the best high... [Read more...]

    February 19, 2015 | Comments Off

    Boys Subdistrict Pairings Announced

    Pairings have been announced for the Boys C2-8 Basketball Subdistrict to be played at O’Neill High School. The #4 seed Wolfpack will play #5 seed Plainview on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. The winner will play top-seed Neligh-Oakdale on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.... [Read more...]

    February 19, 2015 | Comments Off


    Beth Knudson

    Beth Knudson 1923 — 2015 Beth Knudson, 91, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Brookstone Acres in Columbus. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 11:00 A.M. at Highland Park Evangelical Free Church with Pastor... [Read more...]

    February 20, 2015 | Comments Off