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Commission Delays Action on Conditional Use Permit For Prairie Breeze II

August 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Antelope County Planning Commission voted unanimously to table any action on a conditional use permit until September 9 so they can receive further legal advice. A number of issues were raised by citizens at a public hearing which lasted for more than two hours.
The September meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the courthouse in Neligh.
Commission Chairman Mark Smith summed up the meeting in a few simple words towards the end of the hearing, saying if the commission cannot increase the distance between homes and wind turbines from the current setback of 1,000 feet, “then it will be very hard for the application to move forward.” In addition, he told Invenergy officials that the commission needs to know earlier on where the placement of towers will be.
Speaking for Invenergy, James Williams said prior to the commencement of construction a map is provided to Zoning Administrator Char Carpenter showing all wind turbines meeting setback regulations. The meeting room was full of county residents and more stood in the hallway during a hearing which featured proponents and opponents of wind farms voicing their opinions.
Each side was given an opportunity to state their opinions.

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

Superintendent Says District #18 Tax Levy To Drop

August 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

District #18 School District Superintendent Dan Polk gave school board members a brief description of what he foresees the 2014-2015 school budget to be.
Polk’s remarks were made Thursday night during the August meeting of the District #18 Board of Education.
The superintendent said the school will have a growth of just 2.5 percent this year. That translates to a growth in spending of just $119,382, he said. Of that amount, he said 70 percent will go to increases in teachers’ salaries, insurance costs and extra duty assignments.
Earlier today, Antelope County Assessor Heather McWhorter released new valuations for Antelope County. For School District #18, the new valuation is $568,185,395, up from $404,707,805 one year ago. Polk said the valuation increase should decrease the school’s total tax levy from 61 cents. He said taxpayers should notice a decrease in the tax levy for the school district due to the valuation increase.

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

Koreen Benda

August 14, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Koreen Benda
1938 — 2014
Koreen K. Benda, 75 of Bloomfield, NE passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at St. Bonaven-ture Catholic Church in Raeville with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Inter-ment followed in the parish cemetery. Visitation was held from  5-7 p.m. Monday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Koreen Kay Benda was born November 19, 1938 to Robert and Verna Benda at Petersburg, NE. She lived at home several years before going to reside at North Star in Bloomfield for thirty-six years.
She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, eating out and working puzzles. She cleaned at the bank and delivered newspapers at Bloomfield for several years.
Koreen is survived by three brothers: Bob (LeeAnn) Benda of Prague, NE; Noel (Judy) Benda and Dave (Delores) Benda, all of Petersburg, NE; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; along with her caretakers and friends at North Star, who she considered her family and loved them all as family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Verna Benda; maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Rodeo Action This Weekend At Bartlett

August 14, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

There will be plenty of things to see and do at the 89th Wheeler County Fair & Rodeo this weekend.
On Thursday, Aug. 14, open class entries will be accepted from noon to 4 p.m. on the fairgrounds. That evening, starting at 6 p.m., there will be youth roping events. Then, at 7 p.m., the Wheeler County Resident/Land Owner Team Roping (Top Header & Heeler Buckles) will be held. The event is being sponsored by Sandhills Service & Elgin Livestock Sales LLC. Throughout the four-day weekend, there will be a 25-foot water slide which the children will enjoy, especially with warm summer weather.
Friday night, Aug. 15, starting at 8 p.m. will be the MSRA/NSRA Rodeo with slack to follow. Admission is free. After the rodeo, fairgoers can dance to “Shaboom Entertainment, Kevin Pelc DJ” starting at 9 p.m.
Both Friday and Saturday night will feature a wild horse race with a calcutta each night.
Saturday activities get underway with the Nebraska Pedal Pullers event at 2:30 p.m.
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Fourth Annual Wheeler County Steak Feed will be held. Advance tickets are $10 per person, $12 at the door. Open class entries will be dismissed at 8 p.m.
Also at 8 p.m. will be the second night of the MSRA/NSRA Rodeo.
The evening will wrap up with a dance featuring the “Lonesome Walker Band” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The last day of the fair, Sunday, Aug. 17, will feature a ranch rodeo calcutta at 5:30 p.m. followed by the ranch rodeo. Entries close Aug. 10. Contact Travis or Tina Patrick at (402) 843-5857 to enter. Top Hand & Top Horse Breast Collars are being sponsored by Ericson-Spalding Livestock Market & Wagonhammer Ranches.

Elgin Elementary Volleyball Getting Underway

August 14, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin Elementary Volleyball will be starting its season shortly!
This is open to all 4th-6th grade girls.
Cost of the league is $25 and will be played in Albion on Sundays starting September 7.
It will run for 5 weeks with the tournament to be on one day, Saturday, October 11.
They will run two divisions, 4th and 5th grade and a 6th grade division as they have in the past.
Tentative practices are on Tuesday, August 19, Monday, August 25, Tuesday, August 26, Tuesday, September 2, and Saturday, September 6.
All practices will be at 7:00 p.m. at Elgin Public Gym except for Saturday, September 6 we will practice at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Amy Selting at aselting@gmail.com or 402-843-8110 if you haven’t already signed up!

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