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Eliza Dahl

August 18, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Eric and Melisa Dahl of Meadow Grove are the proud parents of a daughter, Eliza Marie, born on May 23, 2016, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Eliza weighed 5 pounds 3 ounces and was 18 inches long.
Grand-parents are Alan and Deb Hemenway of Elgin and Richard and Mary Dahl of Tilden. Great grandparents are Eleanor Hemenway of Neligh, John Damme of Clearwater, Shirley Dahl of Tilden and Keith and Harlene Redinbaugh of Tilden.

District #18 Taxpayers May See Tax Asking Drop Once Again

August 18, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The tax asking needed to support School District #18 for 2016/2017 could decline again this year.
That’s the message Superintendent Dan Polk shared with board members when they met Thursday night.
Describing the school’s financial picture as being in “tremendous shape,” Polk said work continues on preparing the new budget which will be voted on at the September meeting.
While still waiting for county valuations to be announced, he did said he is working to make sure the district takes its 2.5 percent allowable growth.
At the same time, he said the budget has a lot of factors. Yet, the concern of the public has been and always seems to be in regards to the tax asking.
“If we have more tax asking over last year, it won’t be very much,” he said. Any tax asking increase, he went on to say, would be “pretty minimal” and it’s entirely possible the school might have less tax asking.
“That would be a really good thing if we can get it done,” Polk said about the reduced tax asking. In 25 years as a school administrator, he has never seen a tax asking decline two years in a row.
“It would be nice to keep our budget growth maxed out and give taxpayers more relief.”
Polk told the board earlier in the meeting that they have been approved, by the State Department of Education, for levy exclusions totalling approximately $140,000 due to early retirement incentives approved for five instructors earlier in the year.
Polk then turned his attention to summer work projects. He said work will be completed soon on the new parking lot to be located on the east side of the school gymnasium. Once the rock is completed, he said a fence will be erected and several lights put in place which will wrap up the project.
Polk credited board member Robert Hoefer for work done hauling rock. The parking lot needed more than twice the rock originally estimated for the project, which Hoefer assisted in moving in.
With the parking lot there, fans will be able to enter the gymnasium from the east side as ticket takers will be placed there, Polk said.
As for other projects, they were completed on time, Polk said.
Those projects included shop walls, floor installations, etc.
“We’re in great shape,” Polk said.

Last Splash Saturday To Mark End, New Beginning

August 18, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin Swimming Pool may have closed for the season Sunday afternoon, but there’s still one more opportunity to make a big splash in its’ light blue waters.
“The Last Splash” for the pool before it is torn down and replaced with a new pool, will be held Saturday, August 20.
There will be free swimming at the pool from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. During that time, drawings will be held for prizes for those splashing in the water.
Free will donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to the pool fund.
The festivities won’t end at 9 p.m. Instead, they will shift over to the adjacent tennis courts where children and adults alike will be treated to an outdoor movie. People are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to get comfortable in as they enjoy the movie “Zootopia.”According to Pool Manager Sue Vanis, snacks will be provided for a movie night under the stars. No alcohol is permitted at the movie, she said. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Elgin Public School gymnasium. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. with the movie to start at 8 p.m.

Nolan Petsche

August 18, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Travis and Jill Petsche of Petersburg are the parents of twins, Nolan Robert (boy) weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long and Sadie Katherine (girl) weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz. and 20 inches long.
Nolan and Sadie were born on July 13th, 2016 at Faith Regional in Norfolk.
They join their sibling Maggie who is 3 years old.
Grandparents are Pat and Bonnie Baum of Albion and Bob and Deb Petsche of Petersburg.
Great Grandparents are Rudy and Mary Ann Starman of Petersburg, Margie Baum of Elgin and Esther Petsche of Petersburg.

August 18, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Douglas C. Johnson
1937 — 2013
Graveside services and Inurnment for Douglas C. Johnson will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Military rites will be provided by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin, NE.
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Doug passed away October 6, 2013 at the Kimball County Manor in Kimball, NE.
Douglas Clinton Johnson was born in Oakdale, Nebraska on July 30, 1937, the son of Vern and Grace (Tierney) Johnson. He attended and graduated from school in Oakdale. Doug served his country in the United States Army and was proud of his time in the military. He started a family in Neligh Nebraska where he worked as a mechanic and then later as a plumber.
He moved his family to Kimball in 1969. He worked at Weather Wise and then worked in the oil fields for many years. Doug had several jobs through his life, but he really enjoyed working as a custodian for the Georgetown, Texas School System.
Doug had a quick wit and he was always ready to tell a story, he never met a stranger and loved to visit.
Survivors include his children Louis (Karen) Johnson of Norfolk, NE., Jeff Johnson of Scottsbluff, NE., and Carol (Keith) Bernard of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren Holly, Nick, Amber and Andy; 4 great grandchildren.

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