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Elgin Vetch Days Activities Begin Saturday

June 23, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Long anticipated and never duplicated, the annual Elgin Vetch Days celebration is just days away. Activities begin Saturday and will conclude Wednesday night. Some events will be new, some are favorites from past years. All will provide entertainment for all ages.
A new event to be held in conjunction with Vetch Days will be the first ever Elgin T-N-T (Treasures-N-Trunk) on Saturday, June 25. To be held at the Elgin United Methodist Church south parking lot, it will be similar to a flea market with items, vendors and more. It will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garage sales begin at the end of this week (Friday and Saturday in most cases). The annual community-wide garage sales are held on St. Boniface/Elgin High School alumni weekend.
The official Vetch Days activities begin on Sunday.
Rise and shine early on Sunday to take part in the Ron Wilkinson Benefit Breakfast. Beginning at 8 am at the EPS gymnasium, organizers will be serving a breakfast fit for kings. Proceeds at the free will offering breakfast will help offset medical costs for the Wilkinsons.
An Antique Tractor Pull & Northeast Nebraska Pullers will be competing Sunday afternoon in Elgin.
Being held at 405 Myrtle Street, behind the Steepleview apartments, at least four bounce houses will also be set up at 11 am with all day (until 5 pm) wristbands available for $5.
Antique tractors will pull the Little Red Sled at noon. Following that, around 3 p.m., the Northeast Nebraska Pullers will compete, pulling the Big Red Sled.
During the afternoon, also for children, there will be a kids train as well as a kids pedal pull. The Kiddie Pedal Pull is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. A food stand will be on site for those wanting a delicious lunch.
Another activity during the afternoon, Boomerang’s will host a co-ed sand volleyball tournament at Elgin City Park. Competition begins at 2:30 p.m. The volleyball court has been a popular spot during Vetch Days in past years and will be again this year.
Sunday evening activities will take place at the Elgin KC Hall. Members of the Young-N-Lively organization will be hosting a wine tasting benefit for the Elgin Swimming Pool. Tickets are nearly sold out for the event which is scheduled to get underway at 6:30 p.m. Jim’s Fine Wines of Norfolk will be serving up and discussing wines for the event from which all profits will go to the Elgin Swimming Pool Fund which, to this date, has risen more than $1.2 million for a new pool.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review.

Garage Sales Begin Friday In Elgin

June 23, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The annual Elgin Community-Wide Garage Sales will be held this weekend.
The garage sales will be held Friday and Saturday, June 24 & 25. In this issue is a map of garage sales’ listings as of late Monday afternoon.
A map handout will be available to shoppers in the morning of June 24.
Map locations will be available are Elgin One Stop, Hometown Station, Dean’s Market and City Limits.

Children’s Theatre Auditions To Be Monday

June 17, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of Rapunzel on Monday, June 20th, at the Boone Central Gym in Albion from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
All those auditioning should arrive between 11:30 and 12 p.m. to register and plan to stay until 2. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions. Among the roles to be cast are Rapunzel; Scarella; the Princes; Madame Gothel; Rapunzel’s parents; the Wood Elves; Ears of Corn and a Potato; Unicorns; Pixies; Gremlins; Billy Goats Gruff; a Troll; Three Bears; a Beaver; Ogres; and Mushrooms. Students who have completed Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup.
MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.  It is important for children to attend all rehearsals.
Rapunzel will be presented at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th at the Boone Central Gym in Albion.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency is sponsored by the Albion Area Arts Council with generous support from the Wesley & Irene Mansfield Foundation. For more information, please contact Paul or Lori Hosford at (402)395-6727 or by email at arts2008@frontiernet.net. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization. Additional funding is being provided by the Boone County Visitors Promotion Fund.

Lucille Norris

June 17, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Lucille B. Norris
1928 — 2016
Lucille B. Norris, 88 formerly of Bartlett, NE, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul, NE.
A celebration of life service will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the Chalk Hills Community Church in Scotia, NE.
To honor Lucille’s wishes, she has been cremated. Dolce-Scheef Mortuary of Spalding, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com
Lucille Bernice Norris, daughter of George Walter and Lena (Kruse) Currie, was born February 7, 1928 at Loretto, NE. She attended rural grade schools in Wheeler County, graduating from Wheeler County High School in Bartlett, NE in 1946, following three years living in the girls’ dormitory.
On September 11, 1948, Lucille married Willis A. Woodman at Grace Baptist Church in Omaha, NE. They lived in Omaha, NE, Denver, CO and Glendale, AZ where Lucille worked in various factories.
On September 28, 1972, she married Roger J. Norris in Phoenix, AZ. The couple lived in Glendale, AZ before moving to Bartlett, NE, where Lucille spent years writing the Bartlett News. Lucille was a member and held various offices in the Beaver Valley Women’s Club, TOPS, and the Bartlett Garden Club.
She was a member Park Center Congregational Church from 1936-1946 before joining the Baptist church which she attended in Omaha, Denver, Phoenix, Ericson and Scotia.
She is survived by her daughter: Janiece (Ron) Saxton of Prescott, AZ; two sons: Mark Woodman of Phoenix, AZ; Paul (Susan) Woodman of Albany, IN; one step-son: Walter (Shirley) Norris of Peoria, AZ; two grandsons: Andrew and Austin Woodman of Dunkirk, IN; one great-grandson Connor Boyce; two step-grandchildren: Randy Saxton of Tempe, AZ and Delene (Clark) Boyce of Cornville, AZ; one brother: Roger Currie of Elgin, NE; one brother-in-law Irvin Briese of Lincoln, NE; one sister-in-law: Dorothy Currie of Norfolk, NE; along with numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands: Willis Woodman and Roger Norris; three brothers: Wayne, Orin and Ralph Currie: and two sisters: Irene Currie and Marion Briese.

Ellen Plunkett

June 17, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Ellen Plunkett
1957 — 2016
Ellen “Ellie” Seier Plunkett, 58,  passed away on May 25, 2016 at Fort Worth, TX. She returned to her Heavenly home while doing what she loved.
Ellie was born on Sept. 25, 1957, in Elgin, NE, to Raymond and LaVerne Seier. She married Randy Plunkett in 1977 and they raised 2 boys together in Hudson Oaks, TX.
Ellie was an accomplished registered nurse and manager. She was kind and passionate, and always had time for those in need, and will be deeply missed by the family and friends who loved her so dearly, and who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator.
Survivors include husband and best friend, Randy; sons and daughters-in-law, Zach and Jade, Greg and Chelsey; grandsons, Carter and Walter; siblings, Pat, Bill, Margaret, Elaine, Laura and Vicky; many nephews and nieces.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 31 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Worth, TX.

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