The memories of summer days in the Elgin swimming pool are being shared around town as fundraising continues for the Elgin swimming pool renovation project.
Longtime pool manager Sue Vanis and some of her current pool staff talked about what the pool has meant to them over the years. “I started working at the pool when I was 16,” said Vanis. She continued with “I learned to swim in this pool….Connie Seier and Mary Harsin taught me. I have wonderful memories of the pool.”
Lifeguards Katie Polk, Christian Lundgren and Lydia Behnk echoed Vanis’ sentiments about the pool.
“I always grew up around a pool, always loved it,” said Polk. “The pool, working with the lifeguards, has been fulfilling to my summer. It gives me kinda like a getaway from camps (track) and all that.” She especially likes working lessons (Red Cross, Petersburg) with the younger kids.
“I kinda grew up at this pool,” Lundgren says. Noting that Vanis was his swimming instructor, his hours spent learning to swim are some of his best memories. “It was probably harder to get me out of the pool than getting me into the pool. I never want to wanted to stop swimming.”
Behnk has grown up with the pool basically in her back yard. “One o’clock, every day like clockwork, I would come here and live here basically during the summertime,” she said. She especially loved learning “chicken, airplane, rocket” (elementary backstroke) from Vanis. At this point, Vanis, Lundgren and Behnk gave a demonstration of “chicken, airplane, rocket” in unison. As a high schooler, she continues to take time almost daily to enjoy the swimming pool.
As of Monday, the pool fund has received 102 donations of various amounts. The community and former residents continue to be supportive of the pool renovation project! Among donors are the Bank of Elgin, John and Jeanne Knievel, Gladys Bennett-in memory of Leonard Bennett, Don and LeeAnn Skillstad, Steve and Barb Finn, Greg and Deb Tharnish and Jim and Mary Baum.
Only a few of the tax credits available through the City of Elgin remain available. With a donation of $2,500 or more made to the City of Elgin, donors can receive a $1,000 tax credit to the State of Nebraska. This credit must be used within the next five years and will result in a 40 percent return on your investment.
By Joyce Sullivan
Story time for 3-6 year olds will start on Wednesday, June 1 at 10 a.m. and last about 45 minutes. There will be a story time each Monday and Wednesday until July 13.
On June 2 at 1 p.m. we will have the first activity time. Activity time is for 1-5th grade will be held in conjunction with the County Extension office. Each week’s activity will be different, but will fit well with the “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read” theme. This group will meet each Thursday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. until July 14.
We are excited the NEST 529 contest continues for this year’s summer reading program. It is the opportunity for children and teens, ages 3-18, to have their names entered into a drawing for a $529 scholarship. Fifteen names will be drawn, five each from our three Congressional Districts. In order to be included in the drawing, children and teens need to complete their library’s summer reading program, as determined by each individual public library.
Additionally, each winner’s home library will receive $250. Come in to see how you can sign your child up for a chance to win this scholarship!
In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Antelope County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.
The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Antelope County:
November 15, 2015: perennial forage, fall-seeded small grains
July 15, 2016: forage seedings, all other crops
The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:
• If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than fifteen calendar days after planting is completed.
Timely requests for prevented planting acreage credit must be reported to the office within fifteen calendar days after the crop’s final planting date.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review
The Elgin American Legion Auxiliary will be taking Poppies to the cemetery north of town on Friday afternoon, May 27.
Many hands make light work and the Auxiliary is asking for all volunteers to meet at Brian and Dodi Mack’s garage no later than 4 p.m. that day. Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend!
May 19, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Five students from two local schools have earned Spring Academic All-State Awards.
The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Spring 2015-16 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Since 2006 this NSAA Award Program has recognized students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season of their activity. Each year the NSAA and the NCPA recognize students during Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons who are nominated by their schools for their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions in their NSAA activity
Recognized from Elgin High School were Hunter Reestman (golf) and Lydia Behnk (girls track).
At Pope John Central Catholic, chosen were Nicole Beckman and Jill Schindler (music) and Jenna Parks (girls track).