Elgin High School and Pope John CC music students displayed their talents at the District Music Contest held recently in Norfolk.
Pope John music students were among those competing at the District Music Contest held in Norfolk Friday, April 22. Awarded Superior (1) ratings were:
• Men’s Quartet
• Logan Henn: Vocal Solo
• Scott Moser: Vocal Solo
• Jordan Mescher: Vocal Solo
• Erin Beckman: Vocal Solo
• Karissa Dicke: Vocal Solo
Receiving Excellent (2) ratings were:
• Mixed Choir
• Women’s Choir
• Sydney Kerkman: Flute Solo
• Brody Hupp: Vocal Solo
• Wenting Yu: Vocal Solo
• Taralyn Baum: Vocal Solo
• Nicole Beckman: Vocal Solo
• Madison Dilly: Vocal Solo
Music director at PJCC is Rachel Becker.
Elgin High School students competed Friday at the District Music Contest held in Norfolk.
Receiving Superior (1) ratings were:
• Solo - Leslie Linares
Receiving Excellent (2) ratings were:
• Elgin Public Choir
• Elgin High Band
• Duet - Ingvild Bekkeseth and Leslie Linares
• Duet - Baylee Wemhoff and Allyson Wemhoff
• Duet - Kaitlyn Polk and Dylan Widger
• Solo - Ingvild Bekkeseth
• Solo - Kaylee Martinsen
• Solo - Kaitlyn Polk
• Solo - Allyson Wemhoff
• Solo - Baylee Wemhoff
At Monday night’s spring concert, music instructor Eric Heithoff explained the rankings (numbers) used by the NSAA.
Division (1) — Shall represent an outstanding performance.
Division (2) — Shall represent an excellent performance that is outstanding in some respects.
He said he was very pleased with the students’ performances at the music contest.
Raymond C. Haskin, 88 of Elgin, NE passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Seward, NE.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Burial followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. Visitation was Mon-day at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Raymond Charles Haskin, son of Elmer Francis and Bertha Louise (Schultz) Haskin, was born January 19, 1928 at Creighton, NE. He attended rural Dist. 21 and 24 schools in Knox county and Creighton High School. He farmed with his father for eight years before joining the US Army in January 1952 and after serving his country, was honorably discharged in December 1953.
On October 27, 1951, Ray married Rena Maxine Brandt at O’Neill, NE. Following his discharge from the Army, they lived and farmed near Royal, Verdigre, and northeast of Creighton, before moving to Antelope County in 1959.
They farmed near Oakdale and later Park Center until 1967 when Ray began driving a milk truck for the Farmers Coop for the next 16 years.
In 1983, he began driving propane truck for Ward’s in Elgin until retiring in 1993.
He is survived by his five children: Roger Haskin & wife Carol of of Lincoln; Susan Beard of Blair; Terry Haskin of Seward; Alan Haskin & wife Kim of Seward; Kay Heins & husband Robbie of Wilsey, KS; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews, other relative and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rena in 2008; sons: Tommy and Ron Haskin; grandson Logan Haskin; great-grandson Hudson Springer; four sisters and two brothers.
Judy Maxine Wagner Olson
1945 — 2016
Funeral Services for Judy Maxine Wagner Olson, age 70 of Elgin were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016 at United Methodist Church in Neligh with Pastor Bruce Phillips, Officiating. Music was provided by Marie Krohn Pianist, Deb Carden Soloist, Sara Bode, Erin Beckman and Karissa Dicke Guitarist. Pallbearers were Bob Moore, Terry Novak, Tedd Adams, Randall Olson and Andrew Olson. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh, NE. Visitation was from 4 - 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh.
Judy passed away April 19, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Neligh, Nebraska surrounded by her family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com.
Judy Maxine Jones was born on V-E Day, May 8, 1945, at the hospital in Tilden, NE, the daughter of Dale Everett and Darlene Maxine (Binger) Jones. Judy was always pleased about the fact that she was born on the actual day of Victory in Europe during WWII.
Dale was serving in the United States Army at the time of her birth and did not get home to meet her for several weeks.
She was baptized November 7, 1948 at the Antelope Creek Methodist Church, rural Elgin, NE.
She was confirmed on Palm Sunday, March 25, 1956 at the Methodist Church, Royal, NE.
She transferred her membership to the Oakdale United Methodist Church on May 15, 1966. Judy grew up on farms in Antelope County attending Rural Schools Dist. 20 and Dist. 78. She graduated from Neligh High School with the class of 1962.
At the age of 14 Judy began working as a Nurse’s Aide at Neligh’s Antelope Memorial Hospital for 60 cents per hour. She was employed at the hospital for many years. She remained a faithful friend of Antelope Memorial Hospital serving as a volunteer for several years in retirement.
On July 12, 1964, Judy was united in marriage with Michael Allen Wagner at the United Methodist Church in Royal, NE. They began their married life on a farm southeast of Oakdale farming and dairying with Mike’s dad, Lewis Wagner.
In 1968 they moved to the Hotaling Family Farm (Mike’s grandparents’) north of Elgin, NE where they farmed until Mike’s death on July 17, 2004. Along with farming, they were Dekalb seed dealers for approximately 20 years. Michael and Judy are the parents of two children, Rohn Michael born in 1966; and Liane Lynne born in 1970.
After Mike’s death Judy continued to live on the family farm. She kept busy with activities of her two granddaughters, Stephanie Lynne Bode and Sara Michelle Bode, and also with activities of the Oakdale United Methodist Church. She especially enjoyed the yearly quilt making for the church’s senior graduates. Judy was also a special influence on friends on their own faith journey.
On August 2, 2014 Judy was united in marriage with Raymond Allen Olson at the Grace Community Church in Norfolk, NE. They made their home together on Judy’s farm near Elgin. Judy was diagnosed with cancer in September, 2015. Along with her faith, her husband was a source of strength during this battle with cancer.
Judy is survived by her husband, Raymond Olson of Elgin, NE; son Rohn and friend Teresa Hernandez of Broken Arrow, OK; daughter Liane and husband Ronnie Bode of Elgin, NE; granddaughters Stephanie Bode and Sara Bode of Elgin, NE; brother Gary and wife Donna Jones of Neligh, NE; niece Cindy and husband Neil Werkmeister of Tilden, NE; great-nephews Jesse Werkmeister; and Jacob and Traci Werkmeister and their children, Grady and Marlee all of Neligh, NE; uncle Darrell Binger of Plainview, NE; Raymond’s sons, Randall and wife Jayne Olson and their daughter, Rylee of Norfolk; Ryan and wife Cindra Olson and their sons Brennon, Raymond and Samuel of Virginia Beach, VA; and Russell and wife Tracey Olson and their sons Andrew and fiancée Meagan Drahota, Dylan, Isaiah, and Jadon all of Norfolk, NE; sister-in-law Barbara (Olson) and husband David Allen of Lyons, CO; and brother-in-law Alvin and wife Janie Olson of Clearwater, NE. Judy is also survived by many cousins and friends.
Judy was preceded in death by her husband Michael Wagner, parents Dale and Darlene Jones, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Judy will be remembered for many things. She always enjoyed the birds that made her farm their home. She spent time watching, feeding, and watering her birds. Judy loved to make baby quilts and tend to her flower gardens. Many of her friends and family loved her homemade Rhubarb pies and jams.
O’NEILL — Ryan Pelster was a triple winner for the Wolfpack as EPPJ teams competed in the St. Mary’s Invitational Track Meet Thursday.
Pelster won both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs and was part of the 1600 meter relay team which took first.
For the Wolfpack girls, the 3200 meter relay team consisting of Emma Kerkman, Anna Heilhecker, Baylee Wemhoff and Jenna Parks turned in a time of 11:09.87 to place first. Parks. Teammate Lydia Behnk won the triple jump.
Boys team standings were CWC 135, Boyd County 111, EPPJ 86, Riverside 55, Niobrara-Verdigre 55, St. Mary’s 31, Ewing 30 and Santee 1.
Riverside claimed the girls team title with 160 points followed by St. Mary’s 110.6, EPPJ 98.3, Boyd County 76, Ewing 48, CWC 21, Niobrara-Verdigre 8 and Santee 0.
Individual results were:
100 meter dash — 1. Karen Schmeits, Riverside, 13.01 seconds
200 meter dash — 1. Karen Schmeits, Riverside, 27.62 seconds; 5. Paige Meis, EPPJ, 29.70
400 meter dash — 1. Riley Sibbel, St. Mary’s, 1:03.03; 3. Lydia Behnk, EPPJ, 1:07.09; 5. Baylee Wemhoff, EPPJ, 1:10.69; 6. Kaylee Martinsen, EPPJ, 1:11.40
800 meter run — 1. Riley Sibbel, St. Mary’s, 2:37.32; 2. Emma Kerkman, EPPJ, 2:48.39; 6. Ally Wemhoff, EPPJ, 2:59.00
1600 meter run — 1. Amber Berger, Riverside, 6:10.98; 2. Anna Heilhecker, EPPJ, 6:23.06; 3. Heather Bauer, EPPJ, 6:25.00; 5. Calli Krebs, EPPJ, 6:53.40
3200 meter run — 1. Morgon Harmon, Boyd County, 14:11.83; 4. Sydney Kerkman, EPPJ, 14:57.09
400 meter relay — 1. Riverside, 52.25 seconds; 5. EPPJ (Vada Kruse, Kaylee Martinsen, Paige Meis, Taylor Sehi), 57.30
1600 meter relay — 1. St. Mary’s, 4:39.18; 2. EPPJ (Lydia Behnk, Kaylee Martinsen, Jenna Parks, Baylee Wemhoff), 4:47.27
3200 meter relay — 1. EPPJ (Anna Heilhecker, Emma Kerkman, Jenna Parks, Baylee Wemhoff), 11:09.87
100 meter hurdles — 1. Jodi Fry, Ewing 17.64 seconds; 3. Taya Voborny, 18.38
300 meter hurdles — 1. Kalie Bloom, Riverside, 50.53 seconds; 2. Jenna Parks, EPPJ, 53.96; 5. Liz Seting, EPPJ, 56.84
Long jump — 1. Karen Schmeits, Riverside, 15’8.60”; 5. Lydia Behnk, EPPJ, 14’3”
Shot put — 1. Emily Pongratz, St. Mary’s, 36’11”
Discus — 1. Jodi Fry, Ewing, 98’3”
Triple jump — 1. Lydia Behnk, EPPJ, 33’0”
High jump — 1. Tami Jo Marcellus, CWC, 4’8”; 4. Kaylee Martinsen, EPPJ, 4’6”
Pole vault — 1. Kendra Kozisek, St. Mary’s, 8’; 3. Jordan Mescher, EPPJ, 7’; 5. Calli Krebs, EPPJ, 6’6”
100 meter dash — 1. Jonas Richter, Ewing, 11.94 seconds; 3. Andrew Fangman, EPPJ, 12.20; 4. Austin Meis, EPPJ, 12.41
200 meter dash — 1. Jonas Richter, Ewing, 24.31 seconds; 3. Austin Meis, EPPJ, 25.12; 4. Andrew Fangman, EPPJ, 25.63; 6. Dylan Behnk, EPPJ, 25.91
400 meter dash — 1. Jonas Richter, Ewing, 52.78 seconds
800 meter run — 1. Connor Croxen, CWC, 2:11.99; 6. Kyle Schumacher, EPPJ, 2:22.90
1600 meter run — 1. Ryan Pelster, EPPJ, 4:58.63
3200 meter run — 1. Ryan Pelster, EPPJ, 10:35.25; 6. Joe Bailey, EPPJ, 11:43.60
400 meter relay — 1. CWC, 47.93 seconds; 2. EPPJ (Dylan Behnk, Andrew Fangman, Kyle Kallhoff, Austin Meis), 48.64
1600 meter relay — 1. EPPJ (Dylan Behnk, Andrew Fangman, Kyle Kallhoff, Ryan Pelster), 3:56.17
3200 meter relay — 1. CWC, 9:04.36; 4. EPPJ (Noah Knievel, Cameron Nielsen, Kyle Schumacher, Cole Preister), 9:55.96
110 meter hurdles — 1. Patrick Tomjack, CWC, 17.23 seconds; 5. Hayes Miller, EPPJ, 20.80; 6. Mason Vleck, EPPJ, 22.26
300 meter hurdles — 1. Patrick Tomjack, CWC, 46.45 seconds; 3. Hayes Miller, EPPJ, 52.38; 5. Mason Vleck, EPPJ, 59.70
Long jump — 1. Jake Kennedy, Riverside, 19’2.5”
Shot put — 1. Brenden Pelster, CWC, 43’5”; 6. Alois Warner, EPPJ, 32’10”
Discus — 1. Cole Rosenkrans, St. Mary’s, 105’6”; 5. Alois Warner, EPPJ, 94’4”
Triple jump — 1. Caleb Rihranek, Boyd County, 40’; 3. Dylan Behnk, EPPJ, 37’9”; 6. Kyle Schumacher, EPPJ, 36’0.5”
High jump — 1. Caleb Rihranek, Boyd County, 5’8”
Pole vault — 1. Connor Croxen, CWC, 11’
COLUMBUS — The Wolfpack golf team showed Thursday they can compete against anyone.
In one of the more competitive golf tournaments of the season, the Wolfpack took third place in the Watson Division at the 2016 Scotus Invite.
West Point GACC won the division with a score of 361, just one stroke better than Columbus Scotus Gold at 362. The Wolfpack followed with a 375.
Other team scores were Shelby/Rising City 387, Boone Central/Newman Grove 391, Wahoo Bishop Neumann 394, Columbus Scotus White 402, Fremont Bergan 417, Lakeview White 418 and Columbus High JV 438.
Hannah Hunke of West Point GACC was medalist, carding an 18-hole score of 84. Hunter Reestman led the Wolfpack with a (44-46) 90, finishing sixth.
Other Wolfpack scores were Chad Bode (47-47) 94, Liam Heithoff (50-44) 94, Miles Schrage (48-49) 97 and Kalin Henn (57-55) 112.