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Santa And Frozen Characters Visit Youth In Elgin

December 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

santa-elsa-annaThe free photo courtesy of the Elgin Community Club are available for pickup at the Elgin Review office.  Also, by noon today (Friday, Dec. 12), these same photos will be available to view on our website — access through the zenfolio button.

December 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Emily Reestman

1931 — 2014

Emily Reestman, 83 of Elgin, NE, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek, NE.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Emily A. Reestman

Emily Ann Reestman, daughter of Emil and Henrietta (Lordemann) Bigge, was born September 25, 1931 on a farm southeast of Petersburg, NE and moved with her family to town in 1935. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Church and attended St. John’s Catholic School in Petersburg, graduating in 1949. She moved to Omaha and worked for Mutual of Omaha until 1955.

On April 11, 1955, Emily married Joseph William Reestman at St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg. The first years of married life, they lived on farms southeast of Oakdale, NE. To this union six children were born: Barbara, Kenneth, Karen, Susan, Gary and Mark. In 1980, they moved to their farm 6 ½ miles east of Elgin where they currently reside. They raised grain, hay and livestock, and Emily kept the farm’s books.

Emily was a member of St Bonaventure Christian Mothers, Parish Council and Farmette Extension Club. She enjoyed her family, faith, family history, reading, crossword puzzles, gardening and growing flowers.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joe of Elgin; six children: Barbara (Roger) Meyer of Wayne; Kenneth (Joyce) Reestman of Elgin; Karen (Kent) Riesberg of Papillion; Susan Busch, Gary Reestman, and Mark (Diane) Reestman, all of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Agatha Menon of Sierra Madre, CA; Mary Jane (Dean) Henn of Elgin; Erma (Russell) Eggerling of Norfolk; one brother: Henry Bigge of Fullerton; brother-in-law: Ray (Catherine) Reestman of Elgin; sister-in-law: Betty Ann (Jerome) Temme of Petersburg; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Emily was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Henrietta Bigge; brother and sister in infancy; parents-in-law: Agnes and Gerhard Reestman; granddaughter April Riesberg; brothers-in-law: Evans Menon and Norbert Reestman; sisters-in-law Irene (Bernard) Camp, Alice (Lawrence) Schmitz and Marie (Richard) Zwingman; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Wolfpack Wrestlers Place At Howells Pool Tournament

December 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

HOWELLS — Wolfpack wrestlers saw their first action of the season Saturday, competing at the Howells Invitational. The Wolfpack had four wrestlers competing in pool action on the mats, each scoring points for EPPJ.
Leading the way was junior Andrew Fangman (5-0). Competing at 152 pounds, Fangman pinned all five of his opponents to place first. In the championship match, Fangman pinned Wakefield’s Jonathan Romero in 1:05.
Fangman had the fastest pin of any Wolfpack wrestler at the tournament when he pinned Ben Leathers-Arnold of Elkhorn South in 21 seconds.
Returning to the mats after a year’s absence due to injury, Ryan Pelster (4-1) won four of five matches to place second. Posting pins in his first four matches, Pelster was pinned in the finals by Brandon French.
Freshman Logan Henn went 2-2 in his matches to place fifth. He earned his first pin of the season when he pinned Ponca’s Walter Messerlie in 42 seconds.
Sophomore Geoffrey Carr (1-4) rounded out scoring for the Wolfpack, placing seventh in the 120-pound division.
The Wolfpack will return to the mats Saturday when they compete at the Stanton Invitational.
Individual match results were:
113 pounds — Joshua Via (Elkhorn South) won by tech fall over Logan Henn (EPPJ) 16-0; Ryan Molacek (Howells-Dodge) won 7 to 0 over Henn; Henn pinned Walter Messerlie (Ponca) in 42 seconds; 5th place match — Henn pinned Cody Klinkacek (Millard South) in 2:11.
120 — Jacob Vacha (Archbishop Bergan) pinned Geoffrey Carr (EPPJ) in 35 seconds; Jace Caniglia (Millard South) pinned Carr in 1:32; Humberto Andrade-Goeken (Stanton) pinned Carr in 1:18; Jaden Riesberg (Millard South) pinned Carr in 40 seconds; Carr won by medical forfeit over Cullen Cook (Ponca).
145 — Ryan Pelster (EPPJ) pinned Lucas Hrabanek (Battle Creek) in 2:46; Pelster pinned Grant Nesemeier (Oakland-Craig) in 1:04; Pelster pinned Damon Korus (LHF) in 56 seconds; Pelster pinned Michael Brewer (Ponca) in 3:44; Finals — Brandon French (Scribner-Snyder) pinned Pelster in 1:26.
152 — Andrew Fangman pinned Travis Rudloff (Clearwater/Orchard) in 1:02; Fangman pinned Ben Leathers-Arnold (Elkhorn South) in 21 seconds; Fangman pinned Cannon Arett (Archbishop Bergan) in 48 seconds; Fangman pinned Damon Risch (Scribner-Snyder) in 1:07; Finals — Pelster pinned Jonathan Romero (Wakefield) in 1:05.

EPPJ Edges Niobrara-Verdigre

December 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Eight players found their way into the scoring column as the Wolfpack claimed a 51 to 43 victory in the season opener Friday night.
Playing at St. Boniface gymnasium, the Wolfpack (1-0) trailed early, rallied to build a commanding lead then had to hold off a late charge by the Cougars to secure the victory.
“We got the jitters out of the way.  The guys have had a good couple of weeks of practice, a positive attitude. So I just let them work out of it a little bit,” Coach Scott Becker said after the game.
The Wolfpack were led in scoring by Regan Kerkman who finished with 10 points, making six of nine free throws. Kyle Heithoff had nine points while Austin Meis and Kyle Kallhoff each had six.

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

Wolfpack Girls Defeat Cougars in Season Opener

December 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Trailing by nine points nearly midway through the first quarter, Wolfpack Coach Randy Eisenhauer called a timeout to settle his team down. The strategy worked as the Wolfpack rallied to blow out Niobrara-Verdigre 67 to 42 Friday night.
The Wolfpack trailed 10 to 1 at the 5:41 mark of the first quarter when Eisenhauer gathered his team during the timeout. When they returned to the floor they were a different team as they outscored the Cougars 66 to 32 the rest of the way to earn their first victory of the season.
“I think a lot of it was the nerves, first game jitters,” Eisenhauer said about the team’s slow start.
“We kinda switched up the defense, we went to a man-defense following that time out.  The girls got a little more energized. They kinda got into the game — took a ‘deep breath’ and really pushed it.”

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

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