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St Boniface School Awarded Grant For Artist In Residence

December 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

St. Boniface School has been notified that they are recipients of a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council for the artist in residency program.
Principal Betty Getzfred made the announcement last week. With the grant, the school will host LaTryce Anderson from Jan. 26 through Jan. 30.
Anderson, from Omaha, is a contemporary dance, hip-hop, creative movement artist. During her residencies, she explores hip-hop and contemporary dance with participants. When working with preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten groups, she focuses on movement exploration. By asking young students,” What can our bodies do?” she helps them learn to make shapes, numbers and letters with their movements.
LaTryce teaches the elements of dance by leading students physically through time, space, energy and motion. She introduces them to a brief history of hip hop dance, and they learn a short, brief history of hip hop, and they learn a dance piece to kid-friendly, upbeat songs. Grade school students get a more in-depth explanation of the elements of dance while physically going through them.
Anderson also enjoys working with adults and seniors through fun funk dance classes. Her activities are designed to help them to feel beautiful and alive again.
The NAC’s grant programs are made possible by appropriations from the State of Nebraska and the National Endowment for the Arts and earnings from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

EEA’s Book Fair Is Tonight At EPS Gymnasium

December 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Due to Monday’s snowstorm, the book fair at EPS has been rescheduled.
The Elgin Education Association will be sponsoring a book fair for students in grades Pre-K-12.
The fair will be located in the EPS Gym and will be open Thursday, December 18 right after school until shortly before the annual Christmas concert begins.
Sales will continue for approximately one hour following the concert.
Individuals who would like to view available products ahead of time or even shop online may log onto the following website:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/elginelementaryschool2
Purchases made online will also result in additional Scholastic bucks for EPS.

Holiday Hours Announced For Businesses, Government Offices, Schools

December 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A number of local businesses will have special hours next week due to the Christmas holiday.
The Elgin Post Office will close at noon on Christmas Eve and be closed on Christmas day. The post office will resume normal hours of operation on Friday, Dec. 26.
The Antelope County Courthouse will close at noon on Christmas Eve. The courthouse will be closed on Christmas day and also on Friday, Dec. 26.
The courthouse will resume regular business hours on Monday, Dec. 29.
The Bank of Elgin will close at noon on Christmas Eve. After being closed on Christmas day, the bank will resume regular business hours on Friday, Dec. 26.
Pope John/St. Boniface schools will dismiss on Friday, Dec. 19. Elgin Public will dismiss for the Christmas break on Monday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. Classes at the school will resume on Monday, Jan. 5, weather permitting.
The Elgin Review newspaper office will close at noon on Christmas Eve. All federal and state offices will be closed on Christmas day and Dec. 26.

Knapp Charged With Official Misconduct

December 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

antelope-county-courthouseAntelope County Treasurer Sandy Knapp has been charged with official misconduct.
Charges of one count of official misconduct and one count of public official-misuse of property/funds, both misdemeanors, were filed in Antelope County by the Nebraska Attorney General’s office this week. Serving as special prosecutor is Nebraska Assistant Attorney General Laura Nigro.
Knapp was arraigned before Judge Donna Taylor Friday. Knapp is being represented by Norfolk attorney Ted Lohrberg.
Judge Taylor ordered a $4,000 personal recognizance bond for Knapp.
The next hearing will be Wednesday, Jan. 7 when Judge Taylor will hear arguments on a motion filed by Lohrberg to quash.
The charges against Knapp stem from information uncovered by an audit performed by the county’s auditor, Morrow, Davies and Toelle, P.C. which was presented to the Antelope County Board of Supervisors in January 2014. Since then, based on the information and other information gathered by the office of Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts, a complete audit of the county was conducted.
According to the report from the State Auditor’s office, real property owned by the county treasurer “in the name of Sandra and Alan Knapp, that was subject to sale due to delinquent property taxes” was not published in a newspaper for tax years 2009, 2010 and 2011 and was not included in the tax sale for any of those years.
Knapp was re-elected to the office of county treasurer in November, running unopposed.
She has held the position since 1995.

Santa And Frozen Characters Visit Youth In Elgin

December 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

santa-elsa-annaThe free photo courtesy of the Elgin Community Club are available for pickup at the Elgin Review office.  Also, by noon today (Friday, Dec. 12), these same photos will be available to view on our website — access through the zenfolio button.

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