October 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
This week members of the Elgin community will receive a notice in the mail from the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD).
The letter will be to thank residents for past support and ask for continued support in the future. Contributions received from the community are used to keep up on training and to update equipment with the latest in technology to keep the community safe when called upon.
During the past year, EVFD has been able to update one pumper/fast attack apparatus and a number of other pieces of equipment including personal protective equipment, hoses and nozzles. These purchases would not be possible without the financial support of the community. Some interesting facts about the past year: EVFD members provided the following services to the community:
• 15 fire/emergency calls totaling 197 hours
• 310 man-hours of training
• Storm watches — 12 hours
• Three new members taking Fire Fighter 1 Certification — 300 hours
• 39 community member volunteers ready to respond when called upon
• Assisting EMTs on ambulance calls
Bernard (Bernie) Kvamme, age 63, died at his home in Brunswick on Sunday, Oct. 5, after a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Hildegarde M. Henn
1921 — 2014
Hildegarde M. Henn, 93 formerly of Petersburg, NE passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE, with Rev. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment followed at the parish cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Hildegarde Margaret Henn, daughter of Urban and Anna (Hahn) Metz, was born June 12, 1921 near Petersburg, NE. She grew up on the family farm east of Petersburg and attended school at St. John the Baptist Catholic School.
After receiving her education, she worked for neighbors doing housekeeping and caring for children.
On October 6, 1942, Hildegarde was united in marriage to Alvin Henn at St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg, NE.
The couple made their home on a farm near Petersburg and after a few years moved to town.
Hildegarde moved to Samaritan Estates Assisted Living in Albion, NE in 2005, and in 2010, entered the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Home in Albion.
She was a member of St. John’s Christian Mothers, and a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, growing flowers, crocheting, embroidery, crafts and loved spending time with her family.
Hildegarde is survived by her three daughters: Barb (Phil) Stuhr of Elgin, NE; Judy (Ron) Johnson of Elgin, NE; Joan (Bob) Traphagan of Madison, NE; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alvin in 1996; a sister Catherine Veik and a brother Alfred Metz.
Margaret L. “Peg” Merten
1957 — 2014
Margaret “Peg” Merten, 56 of Albion, NE passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, with Fr. Stan Schmit officia-ting. Interment will follow at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Elgin.
Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Lea Merten, daughter of Percy William and Cecelia (Thiele) Payne, was born November 1, 1957 in Neligh, NE. She grew up in Elgin, NE where she went to elementary school at St. Boniface Catholic and graduated from Pope John Catholic High School in 1976.
Peg was married to Gail Borer in 1975 and they later divorced. To this union two children were born, Doug and Chris. On April 24, 1987, Peg was united in marriage to Jeff “Hopper” Merten.
They made their home in Albion where Peg worked cleaning houses for many years.
Peg’s favorite pastimes were watching her boys wrestle, gambling and buying scratch tickets, sports – especially NASCAR, camping, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed being the “pumpkin lady” every fall.
Peg is survived by her husband Jeff “Hopper” Merten of Albion; two sons: Doug Borer and wife Lori of Firth and Chris Borer and wife Brooke of Albion; nine grandchildren: Chelsey Urbauer of Lincoln; Lauren, Reese and Rya Borer of Firth; Ty, Parker and Sienna Borer and Benjamin and Madison Reilly of Albion; her father: Percy Payne of Elgin; one brother: Ray Payne and wife Peggy of Elgin; three sisters: Sue Mailhot and husband Jim of Bellevue; Pat Borer and friend Tim Anderson of Neligh; and Connie Laginess and husband Alan of Petersburg, MI.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her mother Cecelia.
ELGIN — The Wolfpack led 16 to 6 entering the fourth quarter. They shut the door on the Knights by scoring two touchdowns in the final 12 minutes to seal their second victory of the season.
Coach Randy Eisenhauer said in the days leading up to the game he stressed to his team to show the Knights who was the better team up front. “This game was won up front with our line of scrimmage,” he said. “They (North Central) were also a smash mouth football team and we needed to show them we owned the line. We did this with the first drive of the game as we went 18 plays in seven minutes to score.”
Scoring the first touchdown of the game was junior fullback Kyle Kallhoff who capped the drive with a one-yard plunge into the endzone. Andrew Fangman’s two-point conversion made the score 8 to 0.
Again, this time in the second quarter, the Wolfpack put together another time-consuming scoring drive. They held the ball for 6:30, capping the drive with another Kallhoff touchdown run, this time from six yards out.
Eisenhauer called the domination of the line of scrimmage a “huge part of the game.” How huge? North Central ran only seven plays in the first half.
North Central did get on the scoreboard with a touchdown in the third quarter. But from there on, it would be the Wolfpack’s night.
“Our kids battled hard in the fourth quarter to finish them off,” Eisenhauer said. In the fourth quarter, Andrew Fangman broke free for a 26-yard touchdown run.
The Wolfpack then capped off the night with a halfback-guard eligible pass. Chad Bode connected with Homecoming King Kyle Heithoff for a 25-yard touchdown strike.
Safety Seth Schumacher then finished the game with a “highlight reel” interception. The interception was his fourth in two games.
“Our defense also played one heck of a game,” Eisenhauer said. “To only give up 56 yards rushing and 56 yards passing is something else. They have really come a long ways from the first game to this game. They were put in many different situations in the game and especially on short field and answered.”
Fangman led the Wolfpack in rushing with 89 yards on 14 carries. On defense, Heithoff led the way with 17 tackles.
Next on the schedule for the Wolfpack (2-3) is a road game Friday afternoon against Niobrara/Verdigre. The Cougars come into the game with a 1-4 record. “The kids need to be ready for a hard fought game and hopefully we can keep it rolling,” Eisenhauer said.
Kickoff for the afternoon game will be 3 p.m. at Verdigre.
Wolfpack 30, Knights 6
Wolfpack………..8 8 0 14 — 30
Knights………….0 0 6 0 — 6
EPPJ — Kyle Kallhoff 1 run (Andrew Fangman run)
EPPJ — Kallhoff 6 run (Fangman run)
NC — Touchdown (PAT failed)
EPPJ — Fangman 26 run (Pass failed)
EPPJ — Kyle Heithoff 25 pass from Chad Bode (Bode run)
Team Statistics EPPJ
First Downs 17
Passing Yds 57
Total Offense 352
Passing — Chad Bode 1/1/0 — 25; Seth Schumacher 2/4/0 — 32
Rushing — Kyle Kallhoff 18/85; Chad Bode 22/80; Andrew Fangman 14/89; Seth Schumacher 14/41
Receiving — Austin Meis 1/17; Kyle Heithoff 1/25; Andrew Fangman 1/15
Tackles (solo/assists) — Dylan Behnk 0/3; Kyle Kallhoff 1/5; Austin Meis 1/3; Miles Schrage 1/7; Chad Bode 2/7; Chase Preister 0/1; Christopher Bush 2/4; Kyle Heithoff 3/14; Andrew Fangman 5/5, Seth Schumacher 1/1
Quarterback sacks — Scott Moser (1)
Interceptions — Seth Schumacher (1)
Blocked punts — Andrew Fangman (1)