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Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
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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Proceedings — Elgin City Council

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
Proceedings
April 7, 2014
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., pursuant to posted notice.  Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order, and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act.  Council members present were Don Mackel, Kenny Jochum, Shirley Nissen and Jim Kittelson.
A complete and accurate copy of the minutes is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the City Clerk’s office.
The following agenda items were approved:
• February regular meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims.
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 94.65; Great Plains Communications, se, 55.27; Fitzgerald,  Vetter & Temple, se, 398.59; Jeannette Meis, se, 75.00; Prudential, retirement, 839.65; USTreasury, tax, 3320.34; APPEARA,  su, 37.34; Eakes Office Plus, su, 96.98; Elgin Review, se, 198.24; Dean’s Market, su, 19.79; Source Gas, se, 302.30;  Bank of  ; Elgin, ins, 1800.00; Bank of Elgin,  loan, 1000.00; D. Miller, se, 20.00; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 908.97; Ramada, se, 210.00; VMiller, ex, 58.84; Payroll, 1612.37
SALES TAX: To General; $1705.57
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1566.92; Elgin One Stop, su, 171.06; Verizonwireless, su, 15.37; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 132.24; The Station, su, 543.82; Elgin Auto Parts, su, 6.28; CVA, su, 84.46; Kayton, su, 179.26; Sapp Bros, su, 247.31; Elgin Equipment, equip, 8173.10; Payroll, 1183.01
WATER: ERPPD, se, 641.33; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 309.09; Verizonwireless, su, 15.36; Great Plains Communications,  se, 90.98; US Post Office, su, 17.95; NE Health Lab, test, 402.00; One Call Concepts, se,  8.28; Elgin Review, su, 621.85; Western Office Plus, su, 170.12Holiday Inn, se, 95.00; Hawkins, su, 119.00; Don’s Electric, su, 29.50; ACES, se, 3000.00; N.E. NE Title Co, se, 125.00; Jessica Pelster Account, ret, 100.00; Robert Getzfred, ret, 100.00; Shane Kirstine, ret, 75.00; Payroll, 2366.00
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 1053.54; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 136.19;  Great Plains Communications, se, 46.11; Dean’s Market, su, 12.08; Midwest Labs, test, 313.91; One Call Concept, se, 8.27; CVA, su, 87.57; Dakota Pump, rprs, 763.40; Elgin Review, prnt, 53.38; Western Office Plus, su, 170.12; Holiday Inn, se, 95.00; Payroll, 920.23
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 266.05; Great Plains Communications, se, 52.30; APPEARA, su, 37.34; Source Gas, se, 613.39; Bank of Elgin, loan, 1846.71; Midwest Electrical, se, 1342.50; Elgin Ins Service, ins, 19.00; Bank of Elgin, loan, 1846.71
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2600.00; US Post Office, postage, 6.49
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4745.00; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00; Western Office Plus, su, 170.12
POOL: ERPPD, se, 28.09; Source Gas, se, 24.55; CVA, su, 49.99
PARK: ERPPD, se, 1527.22; CVA, su, 45.75; Dept of Revenue, tax, 44.61; Payroll, 262.78
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 65.77; Source Gas, se, 142.45; Amazon, bks, 208.44 ; Great Plains Communication, se55.64; Deb
Flaugh, bks, 54.00; Gale, bks, 40.93; Payroll, 909.78
• The City Attorney to draft a letter to ERPPD regarding the Professional Retail Operations Agreement with ERPPD
• The bid from Sargent Drilling to drill a test well in amount of $23,273.00.
• Duane Esau to mow using the City’s equipment at $10.00 per hour
• Purchase signs for the fire hall from Signs By Tomorrow for $1,431.00
• Emergency repairs to storm sewers at 2nd and Beech (2) and 2nd and Maple
• Sheriff’s Department to instruct Elgin resident to stop blocking off the alley
• Purchasing boards for park benches if needed
• Giving winners of the bench contest their benches (4)
• Providing two roll offs for Community Clean Up day May 3, 2014
• Signing the agreement to lease the ball field
• Special Designated permits for bull-a-rama and Q125
• Adam Veik-T-Ball coach, Marty Henn & Greg Wemhoff-Jr Pee Wee coaches, Stacy Henn & Amy Klein-girls T-Ball coaches, Kelsey Dugan-girls 10 & Under and Chad Martensen-girls 14 & Under coach.
• Baylie Schiltmeyer as sub guard
• Building Permit—Karen Eischeid
• Pumps and transducer for sewer plant at the cost of  $20167.50
• Purchasing a new dumpster for fire hall
• Replacing City Hall sidewalk for $8370.00
Discussions were held:
• Pressure Grouting Technology
• Culvert at Paul Pelster’s
• Removal of storage container off of State right-of-way
• Same day delivery and removal of dumpster for clean up
• Opening bathrooms at park for Easter Egg Hunt
• Sewer plant and line clean out
• Fire Hydrant and valve repairs
• Dumpsters and location for Q125
• Other storm sewers in need of repair
• Storage Bunker
• Hydrant heads for the campground
• Next regular meeting will be held on Monday,  May 5, 2014
Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
PUBLISH: April 16, 2014
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Proceedings — Antelope County Board of Supervisors

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Neligh, Nebraska
April 8, 2014
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, Baker, Henery and Williby.  Bolling and Schwager absent.
Approved the two conditional use permits submitted by Steve Ward for the construction of cell phone towers.
Received the Veterans Service Officers quarterly report.
Discussed appointing an individual from the Tilden Legion Post 170 to the Antelope County Veteran Service Committee; no action taken.
Reviewed various offices fee reports for March.
Discussed the county payroll policy.
Reviewed correspondence.
Approved the following claims for payment.  We, the Committee on Claims, report that we have examined and approved for payment the following claims: GENERAL FUND: Joseph Abler, ex, 6.87; Antelope Co Court, ex, 114.00; Clerk of the District Court, petty cash, 12.35; Antelope Co Sheriff, ex, 66.91; Antelope Co Shooter Club, ex, 100.00; Antelope Memorial Hospital, ex, 226.65; Appeara, ex, 77.18; AS Central Finance, ex, 527.60; Larry Baker, mlg, 66.08; Bear Graphics, ex, 218.76; Bomgaars, ex, 97.42; Boyd’s Electric, ex, 177.77; Eleanor Brady, ps, 25.00; Harlan Brandt, mlg, 54.32; Braun Pest Control, ex, 25.00; Dean Brown, ps, 25.00; Carney Law, ex, 3232.34; Char Carpenter, mlg, 229.04; Casey’s, ex, 260.84; Elgin City, ex, 250.00; Neligh City, ut, 3771.53; Clearwater Record, ex, 411.30; Judith Cole, ex, mlg, 43.68; Consolidated Mgt, ex, 728.25; Cubby’s, ex, 891.75; April Curtiss, ex, 45.00; Daddy’s Café, ex, 111.95; Dean’s Mkt, ex, 50.56; Digital, Ally, ex, 1010.00; Dollar General, ex, 105.45; Duane’s Upholstery, ex, 150.00; Dusty’s, ex, 142.01; Eakes Office Plus, ex, 116.20; El Vallarta, ex, 127.21; Election Systems & Software, ex, 2438.87; Elgin One Stop, ex, 476.36; Elgin Review, ex, 392.70; Elite Office Products, ex, 135.33; Farm & Home Publishers, ex, 285.00; Floor Maintence, ex, 264.88; Frontier Communications, ut, 2590.97; Patti Good, ex, 18.11; Green Line Equip, ex, 18.58; Tessa Hain, mlg, 25.49; Lyle Hart, ex, 200.00; Charles Henery, mlg, 98.00; Nadene Hughes, ps, 14.00; Indoff, ex, 79.68; Jack’s Uniforms, ex, 34.45; Jonny Dodge, ex, 42.35; Frank Kamphaus, ps, 16.00; LeRoy Kerkman, mlg, 23.52; Dakota Kester, mlg, 168.00; Kumm Gas, ex, 42.85; Jeffrey Doerr Law, ex, 2342.80; Madison Co Sheriff, ex, 2250.00; Ron Marshall, mlg, 39.20; Microfilm Imaging Systems, ex, 87.00;  MIPS, ex, 398.02; Moyers, ex, 718.00; Nebr Health & Human Services, ex, 168.00; Nebr Law Enforcement Center, ex, 880.00; Nebr Health Environmental Lab, ex, 105.00;  Neligh News, ex, 426.10; Norfolk Daily News, ex, 149.00; Norfolk Lodge & Suites, ex, 154.00; NE Nebr Fire Extinguisher, ex, 73.00; Bruce Ofe, ex, 7.49; OK Auto, ex, 7.14; Orchard News, ex, 319.40; Donna Payne, ps, 25.00; Pizza Hut, ex, 50.00; Pitney Bowes, ex, 1137.00; Precision Repair, ex, 54.85; Quill, ex, 238.87; Region IV, ex, 2808.00; Region IV Behavioral Health, ex, 4235.25; Reliable, ex, 103.41; Royal One Stop, ex, 38.00; Nebr Secretary of State, ex, 20.00; Shell Fleet, ex, 864.85; Caroline Siems, ps, 25.00; Source Gas, ut, 1952.12; The Station, ex, 300.74; Nebr Medical Center Lab, ex, 150.00; US Cellular, ut, 363.46; Verizon, ut, 54.20; Clearwater Village, ex, 250.00; Wanek Pharmacy, ex, 100.85; Bonita Welke, ps, 22.00; Rod Wilke, mlg, 43.68; Neil Williby, mlg, 75.04; Zee Medical, ex, 30.65; Thriftway Mkt, ex, 233.44; Hunt Insurance, ex, 2700.00; Nebr UC Fund, ex, 2068.00
ROAD & BRIDGE: (Brunswick Area) Adams Electric, ex, 97.50; Bomgaars, ex, 9.26; Frontier Communications, ut, 241.86; JE Meuret Grain, ex, 582.40; Key Sanitation, ut, 18.00; Kumm Gas, ex, 4839.75; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 1352.88; N&B Gas, ut, 262.18; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 30.49; North Central Public Power, ut, 192.99; Brunswick Village, ut, 37.50; Lazy T Tire, ex, 1690.20 (Orchard Area) Beckman Lumber, ex, 22.00; Bomgaars, ex, 91.49; Dusty’s, ex, 91.63; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 3383.52; Frontier Communications, ut, 60.02; Green Line Equip, ex, 154.29; JE Meuret Grain, ex, 582.40; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 225.59; North Central Public Power, ut, 185.69; Royal One Stop, ex, 166.00; Source Gas, ut, 360.14; T, J’s Corner Hardware, ex, 117.25; Titan Machinery, ex, 88.22 (Clearwater Area) Bomgaars, ex, 67.62; Elkhorn Rural Public Power, ut, 153.83; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 2839.15; Green Line Equip, ex, 25.12; Kayton Inl, ex, 9.60; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 327.85; NE Nebr Telephone, ut, 53.90; Murphy Tractor, ex, 207.55; Quality Iron & Metal, ex, 6.80; Shell Fleet, ex, 304.74; Source Gas, ut, 379.96; Clearwater Village, ut, 53.50; Zee Medical, ex, 28.80 (Neligh Area) Bomgaars, ex, 106.52; Cubby’s, ex, 174.76; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 1067.66; Frontier Communications, ut, 55.70; Kayton Inl, ex, 357.20; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 50.74; OK Tire, ex, 48.45; Zee Medical, ex, 5.95 (Tilden Area) Black Hills Energy, ut, 217.64; Bomgaars, ex, 120.39; Bryant Home Comfort, ex, 75.00; Constellation Energy, ut, 1203.61; Frontier Communications, ut, 57.13; Mr S’s, ex, 209.08; Nebr Public Power, ut, 33.82; Nebr Machinery, ex, 145.68; SAPP Bros, ex, 1646.45; Zee Medical, ex, 28.65(Oakdale Area) Carhart Lumber, ex, 71.90; D&M Machinery, ex, 31.81; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 841.25; Great Plains Communications, ut, 71.90; Matteo Sand & Gravel, ex, 2397.48; Mr S’s, ex, 189.58; Nebr Public Power, ut, 52.55; Source Gas, ut, 444.11; Oakdale Village, ut, 13.50; Zee Mdeical, ex, 9.50 (Elgin Area) Bomgaars, ex, 50.43; Central Valley Ag, ex, 11.49; Elgin Auto, ex, 15.77; Elkhorn Rural Public Power, ut, 70.18; Funk Construction, ex, 1800.00; Great Plains Communications, ut, 50.06; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 213.50; Mitteis Gravel, ex, 173.83; Pollock Redi Mix, ex, 1386.42; SAPP Bros, ex, 2709.52; Source Gas, ut, 165.43; The Station, ex, 259.48 (At Large) Appeara, ex, 149.40; ATCO International, ex, 269.40; Carhart Lumber, ex, 21.96; Casey’s, ex, 204.57; Elkhorn Rural Public Power, ut, 131.96; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 413.15; Jerry Finkral, ex, 300.00; Island Supply, ex, 201.86; JEO Consulting, ex, 4244.00; Jonny Dodge, ex, 60.16; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 1109.88; Matteo Sand & Gravel, ex, 829.71; Medical Enterprises, ex, 31.00; Rutjens Construction, ex, 18,425.50; Mr S’s, ex, 686.94; Nebr Dept of Revenue, ex, 108.00; Newman Traffic Signs, ex, 1428.00; Nebraska Machinery, ex, 431.74; Norfolk Works, ex, 26.00; OK Auto, ex, 23.29; Orval’s Auto, ex, 271.75; OK Tire, ex, 55.00; Quality Iron & Metal, ex, 915.57; Royal One Stop, ex, 99.57; Shell Fleet, ex, 142.37; Sioux City Tarp, ex, 465.50; Tinsley Grain, ex, 996.52; David Totten, ex, 500.00; Custer Co Hwy Dept, ex, 187.32; Lazy T Tire, ex, 15.36
REGISTER OF DEEDS PRESERVATION FUND: MIPS, ex, 549.71
BUILDING FUND: Elgin Appliance, ex, 6225.87; Prochaska & Associates, ex, 15,444.54; RaDec Construction, ex, 238,656.29; Bok Financial, ex, 62,898.78
GENERAL FUND PAYROLL: Total Wages, 70,267.38; WH, 6687.11; SS, 13,857.60; ST, 2218.66; Ameritas, ret, 10,635.76; Ameritas, ins, 533.40; AFLAC, ins, 98.54; BC/BS, ins, 52,647.84; Colonial Life, ins, 90.92; 1st Concord Benefits, ins, 283.33; Garnishment, 50.00; Madison National, ins, 158.45; Mid, American Benefits, ins, 247.50; Antelope Co Mid, American Benefits Trust, 7500.00; Washington National, ins, 524.70
ROAD & BRIDGE PAYROLL: Total Wages, 42,952.24; SS, 8628.12; ST, 1455.05; WH, 4178.68; Ameritas, ret, 6358.29; Ameritas, ins, 190.64; AFLAC, ins, 337.49; BC/BS, 27,405.95; Colonial,  ins, 64.80; 1st Concord Benefits, ins, 166.67; Garnishment, 808.20; Madison National, ins, 98.50; Mid, American Benefits, ins, 150.00; Washington National, ins, 24.90
Meeting adjourned.        Antelope County Board of Supervisors
NEIL WILLIBY /s/
Vice Chairman of County Board
Attest: CAROLYN PEDERSEN /s/
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: April 16, 2014
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Tickets Still Available For ‘Da Ladies Nite Out’ On April 23

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Tickets are still on sale for Elgin’s ‘Da Ladies Nite Out’ to be held the evening of April 23.
Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at Dean’s Market, The Elgin Review, Lordemann Insurance or from any member of the Knights of Columbus. Annually, more than 200 persons attend the event which features a fine meal and a program which entertains and inspires at the same time.

Elgin Review Claims Two First Place Awards in NPA ‘Better Newspaper Contest’

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

GRAND ISLAND — The Elgin Review was among the newspapers across the state recognized for journalistic excellence at the annual convention of the Nebraska Press Association.
The newspaper was recipient of two first place and two second place awards for items published during the 2013 calendar year.
Lynell Morgan was recognized for having the top two advertising campaigns in Class B. First place was awarded to an ad campaign featuring Elgin residents touting the quality of service they receive from the Bank of Elgin. Judges from South Dakota said, “Nice layout, good use of fonts, consistent design. Best entry for sure!”
In the same category, Morgan also received the second place award for an ad campaign to encourage Elgin residents to license their dogs last Spring. Again the judges were impressed. They said, “Well deserved second place. Clever idea to promote dog licensing. Most cities don’t go as far as display ads to remind residents, these are very catching ads. Well done!”
The other first place award received by the newspaper was for ‘Best Promotion of Public Notices.’ The quarter-page ad touched on the theme of avoiding being ‘in the dark’ when it comes to being informed through public notices. The fourth award received by the newspaper was a second place award for Best Ag Advertisement.
“Every year we strive to provide the best product to our readers. Week after week the staff at the Elgin Review works with advertisers in a way to help the advertiser grow their business,” said publisher Dennis Morgan.
The ‘Better Newspaper Contest’ awards was not the only news involving The Elgin Review.
Earlier in the week, Publisher Dennis Morgan was elected vice president of the Nebraska Press Association (NPA). The NPA is the state’s oldest trade organization. Elected as president of the NPA was Jim Holland, publisher of the Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Allen J. Beermann is executive director. The Nebraska Press Association membership includes 173 weekly and daily newspapers with a total paid circulation in excess of 527,000 persons. It was founded in 1873.

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