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AMH Announces ‘YourCareCommunity’

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

“We are excited to announce that ‘YourCareCommunity’ is now available at Antelope Memorial Hospital,” said Joyce Cameron, Director of Health Information Management.
“YourCareCommunity is a secure online tool that offers our patients easy and convenient 24-hour access to their electronic health information from Antelope Memorial Hospital.”
The patient has the option to add the names of family members or caregivers who may also access his/her health records. In addition, the message page allows the patient to send and receive private messages from the participating health care providers.
Multiple sources of information from Antelope Memorial Hospital are accessible from YourCareCommunity — including test results, prescribed medications, vital signs, diagnoses, discharge instructions and more. As a patient, you may have access to these reports before your provider has had an opportunity to visit with you and implement an appropriate plan of care, added Cameron. AMH providers encourage patients to contact them with any concerns or questions. This will allow the provider to work together with his/her patient in managing the patient’s healthcare.
To begin utilizing YourCareCommunity, patients may contact the AMH Health Information Management (HIM) Department (402.887.6214) or have a registration clerk enroll them at their next visit. Each patient will then receive an e-mail allowing him/her to log-in and access his/her information on the YourCareCommunity.com website.
“YourCareCommunity allows us to provide better care for our patients,” said Cameron. “Patients or their designated family members/caregivers may electronically access the patient’s medical records at any time of day or night. It also offers a way for our patients to communicate by e-mail with participating health care providers.”
For more information or to register for YourCareCommunity, call Antelope Memorial Hospital at 402.887.6214.

Katherine Watkins

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Memorial  Service for Katherine L. Watkins  age 93 of Neligh will be held at a later date.  Arrangements being conducted by Beyer-Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. She passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in Neligh. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com

EPPJ Golfers Open Season

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

NELIGH — Early April on the links in Nebraska can be a toss-up. Some days the weather will be ideal, then there are days when golf isn’t meant to be played. Elgin Public-Pope John lucked out last week as weather conditions were perfect for early spring high school golf.
On Thursday, the Wolfpack opened the 2014 season with a dual against Humphrey St. Francis at the Neligh golf course. Trevor Kosch shot a 36 over nine holes to help lead the Flyers to a 38-stroke victory over the Wolfpack, 166 to 204. The Wolfpack’s best score was turned in by two-time state tournament golfer Kyle Heithoff. Heithoff carded a 44 in his season debut. Teammate Regan Kerkman shot a 49. Other scores were Jack Borer 55, Evan Schindler 56 and Brandi Baker finished with a 68. Other scores for the Flyers were Michael Brockhaus 37, Jake Arlt 45, Cory Hassenstab 48 and Spencer Beller 50.
Saturday action
The Wolfpack returned to action Saturday, competing in a quadrangular tournament at Summerland Golf Course near Ewing.
Other schools were Ewing,Orchard/Clearwater and Elkhorn Valley.
The Cyclones, led by a 41 turned in by Aaron Hawf, won the team championship with a score of 192, followed by Ewing at 193, and the Wolfpack coming in with a score of 194.
The Wolfpack were again led in scoring by Heithoff who shot a nine-hole score of 42. Also breaking 50 on this day was freshman Chad Bode who finished with a 47. Other EPPJ scores were Miles Schrage 51, Regan Kerkman 54 and Jack Borer 58.

Wolfpack Track Team Improves Marks At Creighton

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

CREIGHTON — Track athletes from Antelope County ventured north to Creighton to take part in the Antelope County Invite Thursday. Elgin Public-Pope John athletes won five events in the boys competition and two in the girls.
Leading the way was Ryan Pelster. The Wolfpack’s long-distance runner won three events (800, 1600 and 3200 meter runs). He set a new school record in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:05.1. Teammate Blake Schrage won both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.
On the girls side, Taylor Schumacher claimed gold in the pole vault. Sophomore Jenna Parks won the 1600 meter run.
“We were not up to full strength for this meet do to some injuries and kids participating in State FFA however the kids competed very well, we had many athletes put up personal bests in their events,” said Wolfpack Track Coach Wes Prater. “Ryan Pelster again broke the Wolfpack 1600 meter record and the Antelope County Record with his 5:05.1 mile time. The kids continue to work hard both at practice and meets.”

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
April 10, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular March Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Laurie Waterbury, Ryan Reestman, and Steve Busteed.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Allison Dolezal, Kyle Warren, Janet Koinzan, Barb Bode, Jeane Johnson, Janet Schmitt, Mike Schmitt, and Stacy Shumake-Henn.
President Waterbury led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  Waterbury reminded everyone that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Law was posted in the meeting room.
School board meeting notice complied with Meeting Notice Policy #204.07.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
ACE Industrial Supply, Instru Expense, $392.90; AMH, Transportation, $180.00; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $96.10; Binswanger Glass, Maintenance, $214.50; Blackboard Connect, Business Expense, $582.75; Capital Tours, Inc., Instru Expense, $19,656.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $923.24; Central Valley Ag, Instru Expense, $108.59, Maintenance, $299.92; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $256.19; Eakes, Instru Expense, $622.96; ESU #1, SpEd Expense, $462.00; ESU #8, $17,536.18; Educational Resources, Inc, Instru Expense, $228.85; Elgin Auto Parts, Transportation, $3.52; Elgin Body & Glass, Transportation, $539.94; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,871.06; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $458.00, Board Expense, $53.69; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $483.99; Follett Library Resources, Instru Expense, $281.71; GP Comm, Business Expense, $465.64; Hadley, Maintenance, $245.70; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $168.91; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $1,048.78; Kayton Intl., Maintenance, $1,100.00; Ken’s Band Inst. Repair, Instru Expense, $20.00; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $255.00; Library World, Instru Expense, $765.00; Lighting Maint. & Solutions, Maintenance, $596.21; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $475.18; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $853.60; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $6,570.60; NETA Conf., Title Expense, $625.00; NRCSA Conf., Supt. Expense, $185.00; Onesource, Instru Expense, $23.00; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $429.10; Precision Repair, Transportation, $37.89; Reimbursement, $7,197.24; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $75.00; Tek-Hut, Instru Expense, $4,959.43; The Station, Transportation, $968.89; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $128.20; Tyler Technologies, Instru Expense, $1,885.62; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $111.42; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $376.55
Total Board Bills: $74,819.05
April Payroll: $183,023.74
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $257,842.79
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  Kyle Warren and Janet Koinzan of the Elgin Area Development Corporation distributed information to board members regarding development on the corner of Hwy. 14 & 70.  They would like to promote Elgin schools on this property and all they requested was permission to put the name “Elgin Public Schools” on a sign on that corner.  It was approved by consensus of the board.
There was no correspondence.
In Committee Reports, Bob Hoefer reported that the old lighting and poles have been removed from the football field.
In the Principal’s report, Mr. Wemhoff asked Allison Dolezal to demonstrate the computer app “BrainPop” and explain how she is using it in her science classroom.  Principal Wemhoff reported on MAPS testing results, honor roll, and changing textbook series.  Mrs. Bode reported on FCCLA members that qualified for Nationals in San Antonio, TX.  Further details will be presented at a later date.
In the Supt. Report, Mr. Polk presented a heating comparison to show the savings this past winter.  He reported on summer building projects and collaboration efforts with Pope John in regards to bus routes, class schedules, and music programs.  He also presented a bus transportation parent contract for next year.
In action items, Ryan Reestman motioned, Steve Heithoff second to approve teacher requisitions for purchases of all textbooks and supplies for 2014-15 school year.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Steve Busteed second to approve extra duty assignments for 2014-15.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, Bob Hoefer second to approve the summer building improvements list as presented last month.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to approve graduation list of seniors.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to approve teacher, employee, and all student handbooks with amended changes.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Busteed motioned, Hoefer second to approve the reconstruction of Cinderella steps similar to existing design on the southwest corner of school property.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on insulating the gym walls.  This item was tabled until more information could be obtained.  Supt. Polk was instructed to get estimates on insulating two walls.
Reestman motioned to approve technology purchases as submitted.  Busteed seconded the motion and all voted aye.  Motion carried.
Motion by Hoefer, second by Steve Heithoff to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.
The next meeting will held on May 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
Respectfully submitted,
Ryan Reestman, Secretary
Paula Jensen, Recorder
-This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
PUBLISH: April 16, 2014

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