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Public Hearing Resumes Tuesday On New Wind Farm Application

February 4, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A public hearing on a conditional use permit for a new wind farm in Antelope County will resume next week.
The county Courthouse in Neligh will be the location for the continuation of an Antelope County Planning Commission public hearing on Tuesday, February 9, beginning at 1 p.m.
Invenergy LLC, is seeking a conditional use permit to allow for construction of Upstream Wind Energy. The wind farm would consist of approximately 168 wind turbines with an estimated total output of 350 megawatts.

Kittelson Files For Re-Election

February 4, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Candidates continue their march to the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh to file for election.
According to information obtained Monday from the Antelope County Clerk’s office, there will be a race for the Elgin City Council seat in Ward #1.
Incumbent Jim Kittelson has filed for re-election. He will be opposed by Michael R. Braband who filed in late January.
In Ward #2, the seat held by Don Mackel is up for election this year.
At Clearwater, Eli Jacob has filed for the District #2 seat on the Antelope County Board of Supervisors. The seat is currently held by Merlin Bolling.
The deadline for incumbents to file for re-election is February 16.
As of Monday, the only filing for the District #18 Board of Education was by Doug Jones who is seeking to be elected to a four-year term on the board. Incumbents whose seats are up for election this year are Steve Busteed, Stan Heithoff and Laurie Waterbury.

Support The Food Pantry At Tonight’s Wolfpack Basketball Game; Chili Cook-Off To Be Held

January 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Watching basketball and helping the local food pantry at the same time?
That’s what’s planned for Thursday night, Jan. 28, at the Elgin High School gymnasium. EPPJ will be hosting Humphrey/LHF in a girls/boys basketball doubleheader.
Students in grades K - 12 at Elgin Public and Pope John/St.Boniface will be admitted into the game free with a donation of a food item.  Come cheer on EPPJ and help the local food pantry.
The food drive is sponsored by the First Grade at Elgin Public and FCCLA.
Band Alumni To Perform
Elgin High will be hosting a Pep Band Extravaganza on Thursday, January 28 during the Humphrey/LHF game!
All alumni or local musicians that want to play are welcome and will get in the game free!
Festivities will start at approximately 6 p.m. with the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
To get a “get in free” card, stop by the office at the high school, or contact Heithoff at 402-843-2455, 402-992-7829, or eric.heithoff@elgineagles.org. Music will be provided that night for band members.

“Evening With Friends” To Be Sunday

January 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The 17th annual “Evening With Friends” gala will be held Sunday evening, January 31.
The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Elgin. More than 200 persons are expected to attend the gala event.
Sponsored by the Committee for the Continuation of Pope John ((CCPJ) the event is held to raise money to “put tangible education enhancements in the hands” of students at the school.
The evening begins with a social hour at 5 p.m. Also at that time, the silent auction will begin and continue til 8 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by a live auction at 8 p.m. The dinner will consist of Prime rib or parmesan chicken, bacon-rosemary red mashed potatoes with skins, green beans, strawberry pecan salad with poppy seed dressing, white dinner rolls and butter and cheesecake dessert. The meal is being catered by Jodine Meis.
Master of ceremonies are Gary Hoefer and Dave Amick. The auctioneer will be Ted Baum.
Members of the CCPJ Committee are co-chairs Tom and Bonnie Hoefer, Dave and Sharon Gossman; Garrett and Jennifer Dwyer, Mike and Connie Dvorak, Jim and Bev Funk, Jerry and Jan Heithoff, Dave and Tracy Hoefer, Brenda Kuhlman, Joe and Jill McNally, Ben and Anna Meis, Eric and Brenda Meis, Lynell Morgan, Jake and Kari Schindler, Brent and Jami Schmidt, Brian and Kelcie Selting, John and Sam Stoltz, John and Patty Thiele, and Kyle and Deb Warren.

Election 2016 Update, Candidates File For School Board, City Council

January 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Election 2016 is underway here in Elgin as several filings for elective office have been made.
According to information obtained from the Antelope County Clerk’s office, so far there have been two filings for races impacting Elgin.
School board member Doug Jones has filed for a four-year term on the District #18 Board of Education. A former instructor and current wrestling coach at the school, Jones was appointed to the school board in 2015 to fill a vacant seat due to not enough candidates running for positions on the board in the 2014 General Election.
Other school board members whose seats are up for election this year are Steve Busteed, Laurie Waterbury and Stan Heithoff.
Elgin City Council
It’s possible the Ward #1 seat up for election this year could have a race. Earlier this month, Michael R. Braband filed for the seat currently being held by Jim Kittelson. Also, the Ward #2 seat currently being held by Don Mackel is up for election this year.
State Legislature
Having announced months ago his intention to run for the State Legislature last June, Boone County farmer Tom Briese officially became a candidate for the District #41 seat.
As of press time, Briese, 56, is the only candidate to have filed for the seat which is currently held by Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids. Sullivan, due to term limits, cannot run for re-election this year.
District #41 is made up of nine counties including Antelope, Wheeler, Boone, Garfield, Valley, Greeley, Howard, Pierce and Sherman.

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