Elkhorn Rural Public Power District is celebrating 75 years of service.
There will be an open house for customers on June 3, from 4 - 8 p.m. in Battle Creek at the headquarters of the district.
Parking for the event will be at the Battle Creek High School and trolley rides will be available to headquarters.
There will be food, games and activities for the kids; bucket rides, pole climbing, hot wire demonstrations, pole top rescue, tours, information and more.
Elgin area residents and others with ties to the community remembered fallen heroes and family at Memorial Day services.
Park and West Cedar Valley/St. Boniface cemeteries hosted Memorial Day services Monday.
Members of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and their auxiliaries were present at both cemeteries, adorned with flowers and flags, to honor the men and women who served the country in times of peace and war.
Giving the Memorial Day address at Park Cemetery was Rev. Janet Davis of Park Congregational Church.
“Eleven score and 19 years ago our mothers and fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all are created equal.
“I offer these words with apologies to President Abraham Lincoln. We have come to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we may gather here freely and safely. Since 1776 men and women went off to war but returned to their final resting places from far too many wars and conflicts, skirmishes and uprisings.
“While this is not the ground on which these people died – that ground was consecrated by their blood, as it was at Gettysburg – this ground is hallowed – sacred ground – made so by each person buried here, whether military or civilian. We have come to honor especially fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who arrive at their final resting places much too soon. Their lifespans are measured in decades, rather than scores, their potentials and plans are ended, their loved ones left to mourn.
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UPDATE: The Antelope County Sheriff’s and Antelope County Attorney’s offices announced this afternoon that this morning’s accident was a single-vehicle, fatality rollover accident southeast of Elgin near the Boone County line on 527 Ave. The cause of the accident is still under investigation and the name of the sole occupant and decedent is not being released pending notification of family. Elgin Rescue personnel were called to the scene around 9 am today. E-R photos
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According to members of the Park Center church, the telescoping flagpole at the cemetery was discovered missing on Sunday. Pastor Janet Davis reports, “On a sad note, when the Park church member who takes care of the flag brought it over to put it up today (Sunday), it was discovered that the flagpole was missing!”
The pole is a telescoping pole and had been retracted down. “Apparently, someone ‘lifted it’ out of the sleeve it is installed in and took off with it,” said Davis. “It is hard to believe that someone thought that they needed it worse than a cemetery — and right before Memorial Day!”
If you know anything about the missing flagpole — or if someone you know suddenly is using a telescoping flagpole — please contact Davis or any member of the Park Center church.