November 30, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
More than 1,400 people feasted on some of the best Thanksgiving foods Thursday at the 92nd annual St. Boniface Bazaar.
Lines extended out the front door of St. Boniface gymnasium from the moment the bazaar began through much of the time food was served.
Altogether, 1,254 dinners were served inside the gymnasium and another 160 carry-out meals were prepared for a total of 1,414 meals.
According to organizers, the total was 464 more meals than last year when the bazaar was held under icy conditions. The total was also 186 more than the number served two years ago.
“This year we served more than the four years since we’ve been just one meal,” according to Michele Reicks. “We think the people who couldn’t come last year because of the ice, were craving our meal for two years and weren’t going to miss it.”
Food Chairperson Sandy Kallhoff shared some numbers which reflect the increase in numbers from previous years.
She said 370 people were served with the first sitting, in 45 minutes.
She said the 160 carry outs were a record number when compared to previous years.
So how does it all break down?
• 43 turkeys
• 535 pounds of sausage
• 130 pounds of rib meat for sauerkraut
• 28 gallons of sauerkraut
• 12 batches of dressing
• 50 gallons of corn
• 13 gallons of cranberries
• 1,215 pieces of dessert
• 1,100 dinner rolls
Late that afternoon, raffle drawings were held. The grand prize, a Bose wave sound touch musical system, was won by Judsen Sehi. Logan Henn was the winner of the Yeti Tundra Cooler and Ice Paks. Carol Mescher’s name was drawn for the St. Boniface Quilter’s quilt.
November 29, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) recently hosted their Annual Meeting for member-owners to review the fiscal year, and to announce the new elected members of their Board of Directors. CVA relies on it’s Board of Directors to position CVA for future success and profitability for member-owners. The CVA Board of Directors is made up of local, agricultural producers who are recognized for their industry expertise, as well as economic and community development skills. CVA member-owners elected the following individuals to represent their voice on the board; Ryan Crumly – Region 1, Kurt Thoene – Region 2, Paul Jarecke – Region 3, Neal Bracht – Region 4, Jeff Berggren – Region 5 and Doug Moon – Region 6.
“I would like to congratulate our newly elected board of director members, we believe that the Cooperative business model requires a balanced approach and our board plays an integral role in CVA’s performance,” said Dave Beckman, Chairman of the Board of Directors for CVA. “In addition to congratulating our newly elected members, I would like to thank our departing board of director members Rod Heiss, Byron Neinhueser and Mike Bergen for their dedication to CVA over the years.”
At the meeting, CVA reported $15.04 Million in Local Net Profit, $27.3 Million in Total Profit and returned $8.0 Million in patronage to member-owners with 50% paid in cash and the balance in Non-Qualified Equity. Over the 2016 fiscal year $8.1 Million was paid out in cash patronage, equity redemptions, and estates. The amount paid out in cash to CVA member-owners now stands at $62.6 Million over the past five years. Not only is the cash received as a benefit for member-owners; $40.7 Million was reinvested in assets to improve speed, space, and efficiency in 2016. CVA has now spent $213.8 Million over the past five years in assets to better serve its member-owners.
“The Cooperative model continues to perform well and these results could not have been obtained without an outstanding group of employees and the support of our member-owners,” said Beckman.
Central Valley Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in York, NE. CVA has locations in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. CVA is an innovative leader providing products and services in grain, agronomy, feed, and energy.
You can find more information about Central Valley Ag by visiting www.cvacoop.com.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed Proposals for the construction of “Elgin Northeast for the Antelope County, Nebraska,” JEO Project No. 160023, QuestCDN No. 4740658, will be received by the County Clerk at 501 Main Street, Rm. 6, Neligh, NE 68756, until 10:00 AM on the 13th day of December, 2016, and thereafter will be read aloud.
The work is generally described as follows: Bridge removal, box culvert construction, and road grading.
Opinion of Probable Cost $390,000
Proposals will be taken for said construction work listed above by unit prices, as an aggregate bid for the entire project.
All Proposals for said construction work must be made on blanks furnished by the Engineer and must be accompanied by Bid Security of not less than 5% of the amount bid. Bid Security to be made payable to the Treasurer of Antelope County as liquidated damages in case the bid is accepted and the bidder neglects or refuses, to enter into contract and furnish bond in accordance herewith.
Copies of the contract documents are on file with the Antelope County for examination by bidders. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at JEO’s website at jeo.com for $20.00. An optional paper set of project documents is available for a non-refundable price of $75.00 per set. Please send your check payable to JEO Consulting Group, Inc. at 803 W Norfolk Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701. If you have any questions, contact us at 402.371.6416. In order to bid the project, the contract documents must be issued directly by JEO Consulting Group, Inc. or QuestCDN to the bidder.
The Owner reserves the right to waive informalities and irregularities and to make awards on bids which furnish the materials and construction that will, in their opinion serve the best interests of the Owner, and also reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids.
ATTEST: LISA PAYNE
PUBLISH: November 23, 30 and December 7, 2016
NOTICE OF MEETINGS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the County Board of Supervisors of Antelope County, Nebraska will hold meetings in the County Supervisor’s room in the Antelope County Courthouse Annex, Neligh, Nebraska on the following dates and times:
December 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM
December 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Meetings will be open to the public. An agenda, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the Antelope County Clerk’s office and may be modified at such meeting to include items of an emergency nature pursuant to Section 84-1411 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes.
PUBLISH: November 23, 2016