Neither snow, nor wind nor cold temperatures this weekend could stop the staff at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic (T&CVC) from getting ready for their move to a new location here in Elgin.
At 4 p.m. on Monday, it became official. They are now downtown at 119 S. 2nd Street - the former Village Craftsman building adjacent to the KC Hall.
According to T&CVC partner Dr. Jeremy Young, their former building had seen better days.
“It had been used as the veterinary building since the mid-90s,” he said.
Before then, it was a private residence. Time has taken a toll on the structure and the building has passed beyond a repairable state.
Young says the Elgin Area Development Corporation has an agreement to purchase the lot with plans to tear down the structure and develop it.
Young, with the help of family and his Elgin staff (Kari Schindler and Chris Redding), has spent the last week or so doing a lot of packing, patching and painting.
“We have almost triple the space of the old building,” Young explains.
“We’ll eventually be able to do large animal services indoors and we’re working on an indoor kennel area. Over time, we’ll be able to expand our services and capacity”.
In the meantime, Young and staff will be just trying to settle in and continue doing what they’ve been doing.
With Monday being the filing deadline for a number of elective offices, there were some last-minute filings at the Antelope County Courthouse.
Duane Miller has filed for the Ward I seat on the Elgin City Council. The seat has previously been held by Shirley Nissen who chose not to seek re-election this year after many years in that position. Antelope County Assessor Heather McWhorter will face a challenge from Kelly Mueller of Neligh who filed before the deadline. Both McWhorter and Mueller are Republicans. Among the other local and area races up for election and the candidates who have filed are (* denotes incumbent):
County Supervisor District #1 — Jerald Schwager*
County Supervisor District #3 — Neil Williby*
County Supervisor District #5 — Eddie J. Schindler
County Supervisor District #7 — LeRoy Kerkman*
Antelope County Attorney — Joseph Abler*
Antelope County Clerk — Lisa Payne
Clerk of the District Court — Judith Cole*
Antelope County Treasurer — Sandy Knapp*
Antelope County Sheriff — Robert Moore*
Elgin City Mayor — Mike Schmitt*
Neligh/Oakdale School District #9 — Carrie Pitzer*, Traci Jacobsen* and Kenny Reinke
Clearwater School District #6 — Josh Mlnarik*, Joe Thiele* and Regina Krebs*
Elgin School District #18 — Steve Busteed*, Bob Hoefer*, Steve Heithoff* and Stan Heithoff*
Antelope County Weed Control Board — Robert Hofacker* and Robert Lewis*
Oakdale Village Trustee — Kyle Guggenmos*
Anyone who watched the ‘Oscars’ Monday night may have noticed a familiar sight during the three and one-half hour telecast.
The movie ‘Nebraska’ was up for six awards Sunday night, but came up empty.
However, during the announcement of the nominees for best supporting actress, a clip from the movie was shown which Elgin residents recognized as being shot when film crews were here.
The scene featured actress June Squibb playing the role of Kate Grant, acerbic wife of Woody. It was shot at the Elgin cemeteries where she stands near the head stone of “Keith White” and what follows is movie history.
Off in the distance, clearly visible, is the farmstead of Kevin and Pam Dinslage.
Who says Elgin isn’t big-time? Just ask Hollywood!
March 5, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
CALL US to book the butchering of your beef or hog. Immediate openings. Quality processing at a reasonable price. Cedar Rapids Locker – Cedar Rapids, NE – 308-358-0555. Ask for Alvin Starman. 21-22c
WANTED: WE are needing consignments for a Household & Tool Auction on March 29, 2014. For more information, contact Ted Baum at 402-843-8370. 21-22c
FOR SALE: 30 foot flag pole. Call 402-843-8131. 22-23c
SUNHEAT HEATERS, fire places and Mountainaire air purifiers for sale. Service on any brand heater. Deb and Dwaine Trease, Clearwater, NE. 402-485-9264. 8tfn
BAZILE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT PROJECT COORDINATOR. The cooperating agencies of the Bazile Groundwater Management Project are seeking a Project Coordinator to work independently with agricultural producers, homeowners, businesses, community leaders and youth to educate and encourage the implementation of best management practices within the project area of Northeast Nebraska. The position requires a B.S. degree or equivalent in natural resources, agriculture or related scientific field. Annual salary will range from $32,000 to $43,000 plus benefits. For more information please visit the Upper Elkhorn NRD website at: www.uenrd.org and go to the Bazile Management Project tab or contact the office at 402-336-3867. Send resumes and three references to Upper Elkhorn NRD 301 N. Harrison, O’Neill NE 68763. Closing date for the applications is March 27 2014. The Upper Elkhorn NRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 22-23c
TILDEN COMMUNITY Hospital has an immediate opening for a Director of Nursing.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Tilden Community Hospital, Attn: Lon Knievel, P.O. Box 340, Tilden, NE 68781. Contact TCH at 402-368-5343 for more information. 21-22c
HELP WANTED: Positions available for shop mechanic and pen riders. Health and other benefits available, Niewohner Feedlot, Elgin 402-843-5671. 44tfn
TRUCK DRIVER to haul gluten. Must be dependable. References required. Will train. Call 402-843-5672 ask for Len. 1tfn
PASSPORT PHOTOS: Official U.S. and foreign passport and Visa photos available here. Available in under ten minutes. $10 plus tax. Appointments highly recommended. The Elgin Review, 116 South 2nd St, Elgin NE. 402-843-5500. 1tfn
CALL US for fresh flowers, plants, balloon bouquets. Will deliver to Elgin. Flower Corner, 402-887-4441 or 1-800-590-2384. 1tfc
FOR RENT: One bedroom apartment, rent based on income. Utilities included. Washer and dryer in each unit. Call 402-843-2339 or 402-843-2230. The Homestead. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
STORAGE UNITS for rent: 11 X 24 and 12 X 12. Beckman Lumber Inc. 402-843-2131. 6tfn
FOR RENT: Smith’s Storage Buildings, Elgin. Clean, dry and secure. Sizes 8’ x 16’ and up to 12’ x 24’. Prices start at $28/month. Contact Lee or Marie Smith. 402-843-2391. 1tfc
CARD OF THANKS:
Thanks to all who entered our Book Challenge at the Elgin Public Library. Congratulations to Marilyn Reilly for winning the iPad. The Elgin Public Library Foundation
March 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Cold temperatures, wind and snow greeting the Elgin area today (March 1st). One event (PJCC Speech Meet) was cancelled but the little kid’s wrestling tournament went on as scheduled with a good turn-out! Maybe the “February thaw” will be coming for us in March! E-R photo