January 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Awards were handed out to members of the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) during last Saturday’s Fireman’s Banquet. Those receiving Perfect Attendance for the 2014 year included Bill Alderson, Terry Henn, Jim Kittelson, Duane Miller, Robbie Evans, Dick VonBonn, Denis Henn, Dean Henn, Dave Jochum, Josh Kallhoff and Dave Schrage. Receiving pins for years of membership were Justin Henn (5), Terry Bauer (10), Denis Henn (15), Steve Heithoff (30), Marty Thorberg (35) and Dean Henn (55). After 7 years of service, Tony Levander has retired from the department.
January 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
So far, nearly $3,700 has been raised in donations to the Elgin Area Community Foundation. According to Anne Parks, a member of the foundation’s fund advisory committee, $3,695 in contributions have been received since the foundation began it’s year-end marketing campaign.
The foundation began in 2007 to create a community endowment with the hope of promising quality of life to future generations who choose to make the Elgin community their home.
The foundation, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, continues to work hard to prepare the community for a future of prosperity by preserving our wealth, investing in our people today and building resources for tomorrow’s opportunities.
In 2014, the Elgin Community Foundation approved grants that helped with the Q125 celebration as well as the opening of one new store in Elgin.
During the past year, approximately $6,500 in grants were awarded in the community. In 2015, as much as $7,000 could be awarded.
None of this would be possible without your help.
New donations were recently received from:
Elgin — Dvorak Construction, Jeff & Tracy Schindler, Dale & Renee Schindler, Leonard & Ann Beckman, Betty Moser, Steve & Casey Busteed, Karl & Margaret Hensley, and Marie Cheatum.
Wayne — Roger & Barbara Meyer.
Omaha — Brian & Susan Cairney.
Little over one week remains before the annual “Evening With Friends” gala arrives in Elgin.
The event, sponsored by the Committee for the Continuation of Pope John, always promises to be an evening of fine food, games, entertainment, elegance and fundraising. And it always delivers!
This year, the fifteenth annual, will be held on Sunday, January 25 at the Elgin Knights of Columbus Hall. Emcees for the evening are Dave Amick and Gary Hoefer.
Social hour at the bar (including appetizers) and silent auction bidding will begin at 5 p.m. The dinner will be served at 6 p.m. This year’s menu will be Prime Rib or Crunchy Parmesan Chicken, Dutchess Potatoes, Green Beans with Red Peppers, Bacon and Almonds, Green Salad with Cranberries and Almonds and Dinner Rolls. Assorted Cheesecakes will be the evening’s dessert.
A few tickets are still available. You may contact any of the following: Dave & Sharon Gossman at 402-887-5473; Tom & Bonnie Hoefer at 402-843-5476: Kyle & Deb Warren at 402-843-2283 or Pope John XXIII Central Catholic at 402-843-5325.
The District #18 Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday night, Jan. 15. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., will be held in the distance learning room.
As part of the reorganizational meeting which will occupy the first half of the meeting, the board will make legal designations for bank, newspaper, bus inspector, official financial agent and non-discrimination officer. According to the school’s website, it’s possible there could be a change made in the school’s attorney.
Prior to that, longtime EPS instructor Doug Jones will be appointed to the board to serve a two-year term as there were no candidates to fill the position when the general election was held.
Once Jones takes the oath of office, the six-member board will be asked to act on just one “action” item — to accept/reject bid or bids for new gymnasium flooring. At the December meeting, the board asked Superintendent Dan Polk to ask for bids to replace the floor which was installed when the gymnasium was constructed back in the 1970s. Should the board accept a bid, the new gym floor would be installed prior to the start of the 2015/16 school year.
Also during the meeting, Polk will report to board members on the following:
• no negotiated agreement to approve between the school district and the Elgin Education Association since the district is in the second year of a two-year pact
• Review board self-evaluation and superintendent’s evaluation
* Review a schedule and agenda for the annual board retreat to be held later this month
CEDAR RAPIDS — Leading by four points with eight minutes left to play, victory slipped through the Wolfpack’s paws as Riverside claimed a 67 to 55 victory in the championship game of the Riverside Holiday Tournament.
Played Friday evening on the Chargers’ home court, Elgin Public-Pope John couldn’t hold off the chargers in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Wolfpack 24 to eight.
The Chargers dominated the “paint” in the fourth quarter as 6’4” Tanner Hudson repeatedly broke down the Wolfpack’s defense for easy baskets.
The Wolfpack led 47 to 43 to start the fourth quarter. Back-to-back baskets by Noah Valasek knotted the score at 47-all. A Scott Moser field goal tied the game at 49-all. After a Jake Kennedy field goal, Wolfpack senior Kyle Heithoff scored at the 5:19 mark to knot the score at 51-all. The Wolfpack were then held scoreless for the next 3 1/2 minutes.
By the time Heithoff scored again, the Chargers had surged to a 62 to 53 lead.
A key to the Chargers’ success down the stretch was free throws. They connected on 10 of 12 free throws in the final five minutes of the game as the Wolfpack was forced to foul to try and mount a comeback.
The Wolfpack were led in scoring by Heithoff with 16 points,
Jack Borer sank three treys and finished with 14 points, Moser added 10.
The Wolfpack made 21 of 51 shots from the field and sank eight of 12 free throws.
Seth Schumacher led the Wolfpack in rebounds with 10.
Down by one point after the first quarter, the Wolfpack scored in bunches the rest of the game to defeat the Burwell Longhorns 61 to 36.
Over the final three quarters, the Wolfpack outscored the Longhorns 52 to 26 to claim the victory and advance to the championship game.
EPPJ took control of the game in the second quarter. Trailing 10 to nine at the start, the Wolfpack outscored their opponent 26 to seven to take a 35 to 17 lead at halftime.
Scott Moser had a memorable game. He connected on nine of 11 shots from the field and finished with a game-high 20 points. Also scoring in double figures for the Wolfpack was Zach Eischeid with 10. Moser also led the Wolfpack in assists with five.
Riverside 67, Wolfpack 55
Wolfpack………7 18 22 8 — 55
Riverside………5 16 22 24 — 67
Wolfpack — Dylan Behnk 0-0 0-0 0, Jack Borer 5-14 1-1 14, Zach Eischeid 0-2 2-4 2, Kyle Heithoff 7-12 0-0 16, Regan Kerkman 3-8 0-1 6, Austin Meis 0-3 0-0 0, Scott Moser 4-5 2-2 10, Seth Schumacher 2-7 3-4 7. Team totals: 21-51 8-12 55. Three-point shots: Jack Borer (3), Kyle Heithoff (2).
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 29 (Seth Schumacher 10). Assists — Wolfpack 15 (Seth Schumacher 5, Regan Kerkman 4). Steals — Wolfpack 5 (Jack Borer 2, Seth Schumacher 2). Turnovers — Wolfpack 7.
Wolfpack 61, Burwell 36
Wolfpack………9 26 10 16 — 61
Burwell……….10 7 8 11 — 36
Wolfpack — Dylan Behnk 0-3 0-0 0, Chad Bode 0-1 0-0 0, Jack Borer 3-7 2-2 8, Zach Eischeid 3-10 2-2 10, Kyle Heithoff 2-4 0-3 6, Kyle Kallhoff 1-2 0-0 2, Regan Kerkman 4-6 0-0 8, Austin Meis 1-5 0-0 2, Scott Moser 9-11 2-3 20, Seth Schumacher 2-5 0-1 5, Miles Schrage 0-0 0-2 0. Team totals: 25-54 6-13 61. Three-point shots — Zach Eischeid 2, Kyle Heithoff 2, Seth Schumacher 1.
Burwell — Devin Watts 3-8 2-8 9, Colten Krause 2-11 2-9 6, Jordan Scott 1-6 1-3 3, Ty Chaffin 2-17 5-8 9, Cayden Owens 3-7 0-0 7, Logan Simpson 1-6 0-2 2, Waylan David 0-1 0-0 0. Team totals: 12-56 10-30 36. Three-point shots: Devin Watts 1, Cayden Owens 1.
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 23 (Jack Borer 4, Zach Eischeid 4, Austin Meis 4), Burwell 31. Assists — Wolfpack 15 (Scott Moser 5), Burwell 6. Steals — Wolfpack 10 (Kyle Heithoff 2, Austin Meis 2), Burwell 6. Turnovers — Wolfpack 11, Burwell 11.