May 22, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Over the course of the past week, both students and adults have been working hard to remove the old wooden floor in the Elgin Public School gymnasium. Year’s of wear and sanding had put the floor on its “last leg” and the decision was made by the school board to replace the flooring earlier this year. The school board was approached by Jeff and Randy Scholl about the old floor. The duo offered to remove the floor for free. The company providing the new flooring had quoted the school a cost of $6,500 for removing the old floor. In return for doing the removal and saving the school district money, the Scholls were given the old wood floor. They have several things that the old floor will likely be used for - including possibly selling portions of the floor. Following cleanup of debris, prepping the area and installation on the new floor will begin.
The American Legion Auxiliary will be taking Poppies to the cemetery on Friday, May 22. Many hands make light work and the Auxiliary is asking for all volunteers to meet at Brian and Dodi Mack’s garage at 4 p.m.
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming to Elgin!
On Tuesday, July 28, the circus will be back in town to entertain kids of all ages. Sponsoring the circus will be the Elgin Ko-Ed Group (EKG).
According to Michael Moser, there will be a summer reading program at the Elgin Public Library where kids can win tickets to the circus AND stop by the Bank of Elgin to guess how many jelly beans are in the jar to win kids tickets also!
Tickets will be on sale in the near future.
The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, May 23.
Those in the Isidore and Gonzaga Houses are in charge of the project. The following are contact persons:
Clearwater and Rural St. John and Ewing — Trey Baum (402-843-6683)
Neligh — Chad Bode (402-843-6293)
Petersburg and Raeville — Seth Schumacher (402-843-6106) Elgin — Kyle Kallhoff (402-843-6591) and Sister Pat (402-843-5461)
Items to be collected are: newspapers, phone books, paper backs, shredded paper, magazines, slick papers and mailings as well as only flattened cereal boxes, etc., of that quality. Please note — If at all possible, please have papers bagged, (brown bags or plastic ones), but not put in cardboard boxes.
Items which will not be collected are: corrugated cardboard boxes, hard covered books (unless the covers are removed), spiral notebooks, calendars, manuals, etc.
Please have the materials at the pick-up locations by 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, or placed in the protected area in front of the St. Boniface Gym no sooner than Friday, but no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday.
May 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Elgin chapter of the Knights of Columbus will hold a spaghetti fundraiser to raise funds to help cover medical expenses for 18-month-old Jase Nitzel.
According to Mark Dwyer, the spaghetti feed will be held Friday, May 29, at the K.C. Hall, beginning at 5 p.m.
According to Jase’s father Joe Nitzel, the 18-month-old infant has been undergoing tests for an undiagnosed digestive problem.