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.
One of the features of Elgin Public Schools, the ‘Cinderella Steps’ on the southwest corner of the school property, will soon be getting a much-needed ‘facelift.’
Meeting Thursday night, the District #18 Board of Education approved the reconstruction of the ‘Cinderella Steps’ to be undertaken later this year. The steps, a popular site for class photos through the years, have seen their better days.
According to Superintendent Dan Polk, the stairs will be reconstructed to the existing design during the summer months. Completion is expected prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review
The 28th Annual Pope John Development Dinner was held Monday evening, April 14.
One of the highlights of the Development Banquet is the presentation of the Roncalli Award. This award is named after the school’s patron, Blessed Pope John the XXIII who was born Angelo Giusseppe Roncalli.
This prestigious award is presented each year to an individual or family in recognition of their long term contribution to Pope John.
The 2014 Roncalli Award was presented by Nancy & Larry Shavlik to Dr. Dwaine & Carmen Peetz. They have been faithful supporters of the school for many, many years.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review
April 16, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
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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
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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
April 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1930 — 2014
Harold Eugene Jensen of Austin, Minn, formerly of McIntire, Iowa passed away on April 4, 2014. He was born to Charles and Nora Jensen on March 26, 1930 in Fountain, Colo. Harold grew up in rural Nebraska.
Upon graduation from high school in Neligh, NE, Harold attended Primary Mechanics School at the Technical Training Department of U.S. Naval Schools, Construction Battalion Center at the U.S. Naval Station in Port Hueneme, CA. In December of 1949 Harold joined the U.S. Navy serving in Guam during the Korean Conflict. He proudly served his country until September of 1952.
Upon returning from his tour of duty, Harold married Arlene Elizabeth Ollendick on November 26, 1952 in Cresco, Iowa.
While serving in the Navy, he had acquired unique talents as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic, later using these skills to build a life-long career that spanned over 50 years.
Harold enjoyed fishing, camping and vacationing with his family. He was well known for his passion for gardening and was called upon many times to share his problem solving experience and may have bragged a time or two about his garden’s plentiful harvest. He took immense pride in sharing everything he lovingly grew. Harold and Arlene enjoyed many years on their acreage north of McIntire, Iowa, which they referred to as “Bailey.”
It was here that Harold was able to let his gardening skills flourish.
Harold is survived by his wife of 62 years, Arlene of Austin, Minn. Five children, Harry (Deb) Jensen of Riceville, Iowa; Bob (Jan) Jensen of Decorah, IA; Patty (Chris) Jones of Mountain Home, Idaho; Jolene (Cliff) Knowles, Urbandale, Iowa; Barb (Darrell) Kraft, Austin, Minn.; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce Sakha of Omaha. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; a beloved daughter, Donna Lewis Jensen; 2 brothers, Bud and Dwaine; and 3 sisters, Ruth, Opal, and Fern.
A private memorial service for Harold will be held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.
There will be a celebration of his life for family and friends at the Riceville Community Building on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Memorials can be directed to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Wounded Warriors Project. Condolences may be sent to Harry Jensen, PO Box 90, Riceville, Iowa 50466.