Plans are progressing towards the 10th annual Wild Game Feed to be held later this month.
According to organizers Phil Kluthe and Jerry Mundorf, the dinner will be held at Boomerang’s on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday March 17.
Serving will begin at 7 p.m.
As in the past, there will also be tame game, potatoes, salads, desserts and casseroles. There is no charge and all adults are welcome.
Some of the wild game to be served will be deer, pheasant, duck, elk, wild & tame turkey, moose, fish, casseroles and soups.
If you can bring a wild game dish, a salad or casserole, call Kluthe (402) 843-5538 or Mundorf (402) 843-8089 so that it can be listed on the menu sheet.
It is desirable if you can prepare your own dish however if you are unable, Kluthe or Mundorf may be able to prepare it along with their own dishes.
With Monday being the filing deadline for a number of elective offices, there were some last-minute filings at the Antelope County Courthouse.
Duane Miller has filed for the Ward I seat on the Elgin City Council. The seat has previously been held by Shirley Nissen who chose not to seek re-election this year after many years in that position. Antelope County Assessor Heather McWhorter will face a challenge from Kelly Mueller of Neligh who filed before the deadline. Both McWhorter and Mueller are Republicans. Among the other local and area races up for election and the candidates who have filed are (* denotes incumbent):
County Supervisor District #1 — Jerald Schwager*
County Supervisor District #3 — Neil Williby*
County Supervisor District #5 — Eddie J. Schindler
County Supervisor District #7 — LeRoy Kerkman*
Antelope County Attorney — Joseph Abler*
Antelope County Clerk — Lisa Payne
Clerk of the District Court — Judith Cole*
Antelope County Treasurer — Sandy Knapp*
Antelope County Sheriff — Robert Moore*
Elgin City Mayor — Mike Schmitt*
Neligh/Oakdale School District #9 — Carrie Pitzer*, Traci Jacobsen* and Kenny Reinke
Clearwater School District #6 — Josh Mlnarik*, Joe Thiele* and Regina Krebs*
Elgin School District #18 — Steve Busteed*, Bob Hoefer*, Steve Heithoff* and Stan Heithoff*
Antelope County Weed Control Board — Robert Hofacker* and Robert Lewis*
Oakdale Village Trustee — Kyle Guggenmos*
Anyone who watched the ‘Oscars’ Monday night may have noticed a familiar sight during the three and one-half hour telecast.
The movie ‘Nebraska’ was up for six awards Sunday night, but came up empty.
However, during the announcement of the nominees for best supporting actress, a clip from the movie was shown which Elgin residents recognized as being shot when film crews were here.
The scene featured actress June Squibb playing the role of Kate Grant, acerbic wife of Woody. It was shot at the Elgin cemeteries where she stands near the head stone of “Keith White” and what follows is movie history.
Off in the distance, clearly visible, is the farmstead of Kevin and Pam Dinslage.
Who says Elgin isn’t big-time? Just ask Hollywood!
February 27, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Students at Pope John are preparing for the school’s 47th annual musical on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Long-time musical followers and alumni may remember the 1974 and 1989 productions of “Once Upon a Mattress.” This fun and zany fairy-tale will again come alive on the St. Boniface stage, featuring a variety of talented cast and crew members.
“Once Upon a Mattress” tells the story of the well-known fairy-tale, The Princess and the Pea. However, the minstrel telling the story recounts the tale a little differently than you might remember! King Sextimus has been struck mute due to an unfortunate curse, and his controlling wife, Queen Aggravain, has taken over the kingdom. In order to ensure her reign will continue, she has decreed that every princess vying for her son’s hand in marriage must pass a test. No one else in the kingdom can marry until Prince Dauntless is wed. The knights and ladies in the kingdom, led by Lady Larken and Sir Harry set out to find a princess who can pass the test. Their hope is heightened when Winnifred the Woebegone arrives at the castle. A jester and wizard round out the cast of characters. Join the entire kingdom as they wait to see if Princess “Fred” can pass the test!
February 20, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The EPS Speech Team is off and running.
On Wednesday, Jan. 29, the team traveled to the Howells-Dodge Invite. Participants competed against some large schools and some tough competition.
“It was a great first outing, as we gained lots of experience,” said co-coach Stacy Shumake-Henn. “We had some close calls as far as breaking finals.”
Superior ratings were earned by the following: Ivy Prater and Ethan Fischer-Duet, Ivy Prater-Entertainment Speaking, Katie Polk-Serious Prose, and Stevey Hatch-Extemporaneous Speaking.
Those earning Excellent ratings were as follows: Allison Koenig, Hunter Thramer, Jamie Hoefer, Taya Voborny, and Zoey Bergman-OID, Lisa Dohmen-Humorous Prose, and Travis Grosserode, Christopher Bush, Dylan Widger, Alois Warner, and Kenny Bush-OID.
On Friday, Feb. 14, the team took their experience to the Lindsay Holy Family Meet, where three events earned medals.
Katie Polk earned 2nd in Serious Prose, Ivy Prater received 4th in Entertainment Speaking, and the OID of Travis Grosserode, Christopher Bush, Alois Warner, Dylan Widger, and Kenny Bush earned 5th place medals.
Superior ratings were earned by the following: Lisa Dohmen, Humorous Prose, Paige Nichols and Katrina Gross-Duet, and Bailey Carpenter-Poetry, and Hunter Thramer, Allison Koenig, Taya Voborny, Jaime Hoefer, and Zoey Bergman-OID.
Tyler Smith was awarded an Excellent rating in Entertainment Speaking.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review