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St. Boniface School Demolition Begins

February 24, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

stbon_4271The 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 roof. Following the arrival of an asbestos inspector, the roof removal began as the EVFD watered down the dust debris. Strong winds combined with colder temperatures are providing the most idea conditions for the workers but it could be worse — and might be as snow is in the immediate forecast. Rutjens said that, once the roof is removed, they will carefully continue to raze the building one story at a time.  E-R photo

Beth Knudson

February 20, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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 Mike Escen officiating.
Interment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Nebraska, on Tuesday at 3:00 P.M.
Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Gass Haney Funeral Home and on Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the church.
Etta Beth Knudson was born October 17, 1923, in Elgin, Nebraska, to Oliver and Gertrude (Trenery) Carmichael. She attended district school in Antelope County and graduated from Elgin High School. Beth then attended Wayne State Teachers College and then graduated from school of Cosmetology and Barbering in Grand Island. On September 25, 1949, Beth was united in marriage to James Knudson in Newman Grove, Nebraska. After moving to Columbus, Beth opened Beths Beauty Shop, which she operated for many years. Beth enjoyed all types of painting and teaching others her skills. Beth was a member of Highland Park Evangelical Free Church.
Beth is survived by many nieces and nephews, and one brother-in-law.
She was preceded in death by: Parents: Oliver and Gertrude Carmichael;
Husband: James Knudson; and Sister: Ima Rose Barrett
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com

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

February 20, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

monsanto-grows-logoPictured: 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 County farmer Travis Heinz and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the department purchase a portable lighting system to allow on-scene lighting when responding to emergencies and fires in remote location
“We are the only rescue service available for miles and miles, serving about 1200 people,” said Fire Chief Doug Reiter. “The majority of the community we serve is spread among a very large rural area. We are so grateful to the Monsanto Fund for providing this money to help us.”
Antelope County

Mr. Gary Schindler of rural Elgin has been selected as the Antelope County winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. Gary Schindler selected Oakdale Volunteer Fire Department to receive the donation.

The check presentation, which will include Oakdale Volunteer Fire Department representatives, Gary and a Monsanto representative will be held next Monday night (February 23) in Oakdale.

KC Chili Cookoff To Be February 28

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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 cookoff on Saturday night, Feb. 28.
Doors will openb at 6 p.m., allowing residents to sample the “house” chili as well as approximately 20 other soups prepared by local residents.
According to Mark Dwyer, the evening will also feature entertainment which will begin to perform at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the event. Free will donations will be accepted.

Proceedings — Antelope County Supervisors

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Neligh, Nebraska
February 3, 2015
Notice of meeting published as required by statute.
A complete record of these minutes as well as all resolutions and agreements are on file at the County Clerk’s office and are open to the public.
Those responding to roll call: Brandt, Kerkman, Schindler, Williby, Bolling, Henery and Schwager.
Barb Finn talked with the board about old surveying records & equipment in basement.  We will contact the museum to see if they are interested
Approved two underground permits for Doug Coulter.
Dean Bly with the City of Neligh asked for the Counties help with the Tire Amnesty being planned this summer.
Approved commissioner voting districts for 2017.
Appointed Branstiter to safety committee.
Approved rehire of Lynn Wilkinson as part-time help District 4.
Discussed with MIPS regarding time clocks.
Correspondence was reviewed.
Bob Moore discussed with the board the fiber optic contract.
Discussed purchasing Back up cameras for various county equipment.
One and Six Year County Road Program Hearing was held.  Discussion on Royal Road.  No changes.  Approved as submitted.
Approved resolution for stop sign placement at intersection of 532nd Avenue and 870th Road..
Heard 4th quarter Veterans Service Officer report.
Appointed Dianne Bolling to the Advisory Board for the Northeast Nebraska Area on Aging.
Approved District 6 to get bids on a pickup for district.
Approved pay increase of $.30 an hour for Part-time road employees.
Discussed Road Boss position.  Appointed Henery, Schwager, and Schindler to the committee to research and form job description for a Road Boss.
Discussed purchase of 10 yard trucks and 20 yard trailer.  Approved gathering bids for a trailer.
Meeting adjourned.        Antelope County Board of Supervisors
Chairman of County Board
Attest: LISA PAYNE /s/
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: February 11, 2015

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