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Carole McDonald

July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Carole McDonald
1947 — 2014
Carole McDonald, age 67, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July 17th at Zion Lutheran Church in Hampton.  Rev. Loren Cooper will officiate.  No Visitation.
Private Family Inurnment will be in the Stromsburg Cemetery.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be emailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
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Carole Louise McDonald, the daughter of Arthur and Anna May (Jenkins) Doremus, was born at Stromsburg, Nebraska on January 30, 1947 and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska on July 14, 2014 at the age of 67.
She grew up on a farm in rural Polk and graduated from Polk High School in 1965.
Carole was united in marriage to Robert C. McDonald on September 24, 1965.  After their marriage they moved around to many places until settling down in Aurora.
She worked at various restaurants as a cook.  As a cook at the Hamilton Manor she grew close to residents and staff and eventually resided there when her health failed.
Carole had a love of cross stitching. She collected cookbooks and Winnie the Pooh.  She loved the Huskers and especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Diane Bohne. Those left to cherish her memory are her three children, Janna (Steven) Schrunk of Elgin; Troy (Jennifer) McDonald of Aurora and Michelle Wengler of Nebraska City; eight grandchildren, Nicholas and Meghan Schrunk, Abby and Brad McDonald, Austin, Ian, Cyrus and Kia Wengler and sisters, Delores (Gary) Aringdale and Jolene Lingwall.

Becklun, Hensley Compete Mission Trip To Honduras

July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Just eight days formed a lifetime of memories for two young adults from Elgin who recently went to aid the suffering in Honduras.
Corrine Becklun and Clayton Hensley returned home July 5 from an eight-day mission trip to Honduras. It was there they came face to face with poverty on a scale likely not to be found anywhere in the U.S.
The duo was part of a Nebraska team consisting of eight persons who traveled to Central America through World Gospel Outreach (WGO). The organization’s vision statement is “Impacting the faith of Christ followers through serving and evangelizing children and the poor.”
Participants are driven to pursue this vision because of three fundamental Biblical mandates. They are:
• To care for the poor, especially the widows and orphans (James 1:27)
• To be fishers of men and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost (Matthew 4:19)
• To be accountable before God for how we meet the needs of others (Matthew 25:31-46)
Miss Becklun is currently employed at Henderson Health Care Services. She said Saturday she first became interested in going to Honduras approximately one year ago when a nurse friend from Utica suggested she could make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate there.

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

Elgin FCCLA Returns Home With ‘Gold’

July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin FCCLA chapter was successfully represented at this year’s FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
More than 7,500 nationwide members, advisers, alumni, and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in San Antonio, Texas, July 6-10 for the 2014 conference. Stephanie Bode, Madison Voborny, Sharla Schindler, Austin Miller, Dylan Widger - members of the Elgin Public FCCLA and their adviser Barb Bode - were among them.
This year’s theme for the annual national meeting was “SOAR With FCCLA”
According to advisor Barb Bode, students were kept busy. “Students attended Leadership Academy sessions, youth sessions related to social media and traffic safety, as well as exhibits and networking with other FCCLA members from across the country”, she shared. A highlight of the convention was keynote speaker, Consuello Castillo-Kickbush.  Her message focused on “Servant Leadership: A New Call to Duty”.
The students also participated in the STAR event competition.
These competitive events are designed to build proficiency and achievement in leadership and job-related skills.
Stephanie, Madi and Sharla presented their project on Interpersonal Communication-Senior,  receiving gold medals.  Austin and Dylan participated in Life Event Planning-Senior and also earned gold medals.
The group also took part in FCCLA sponsored tours of San Antonio giving them the opportunity to experience the culture and people of the San Antonio region. This year marked the first year that the chapter has qualified students to attend the National Conference.

Veterans Club To Meet Monday

July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin Veterans Club will hold a meeting on Monday, July 21.
Legion Commander Gary Hoefer said the meeting, open to all VFW and Legion members, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall.
Hoefer said part of the meeting will be spent finishing up business associated with last month’s Moving Wall visit to Elgin for the Q125 celebration.

Improvements Made At Elgin Field

July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

With just a few action items on the agenda, the District #18 Board of Education spent much of their meeting discussing summer work projects and the approach of the 2014-2015 school year.
Superintendent Dan Polk and K-12 Principal Greg Wemhoff updated the board on a number of items during a meeting which lasted less than one hour.
One thing that is sure to catch the eyes of district patrons, football fans in particular, is the improvements being made at Elgin Field.
On Tuesday night, July 7, after most Elgin residents had gone to bed, the new football field lights were turned on for the first time. Polk, board members Steve Heithoff and Robert Hoefer, along with Bruce Clark who installed the new lights, saw for the first time how the new lights lit up the field.

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

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