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PJ Paper Drive Is Saturday

April 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, April 12. Juniors along with 7th & 8th graders are in charge of the project this time around. Contact persons are:
Rural St. John and Clearwater — Justin Funk (402) 843-6562
Neligh — Brie Gossman (402) 887-5473  or Jon Meis (402) 843-2285
Petersburg and Raeville — Jack Borer (402) 843-0131
Elgin — Zach Eischeid (402) 843-0596 or Sister Pat (402) 843-5461
Items to be collected are newspapers, phone books, paperback books and shredded paper; magazines, slick papers and mailings; only flattened cereal boxes, etc., of that quality. Please have papers bagged, (brown bags or plastic ones) but not put in cardboard boxes. Items which may 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 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.

Zabka Named New Elgin Postmaster

April 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The search for a new postmaster to oversee duties at the Elgin Post Office is over.
Five months following the announcement that Postmaster Sandy Kerkman was retiring, the U.S. Postal Service has hired a familiar face to fill the position.
Sandy Zabka of Petersburg was chosen to fill the vacancy. She’s familiar to Elgin residents, having served as an interim postmaster following Kerkman’s announcement back in November.
Zabka, a graduate of Pope John Central Catholic XXIII, was notified of the decision last week by Dawn Bayer, USPS manager of Post Office Operations based out of Lincoln. Zabka accepted the offer on Monday, March 31.
Zabka has spent the past 17 years working for the USPS, most recently as postmaster at Meadow Grove. Prior to that she did work in Oakdale.

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

Scouts To Ask Elginites To Participate In Food Drive

April 3, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Residents throughout Elgin will be having visitors this Saturday as area Scout Troop 167 will be going door-to-door letting them know about an upcoming food drive. On Saturday, April 12 the troop will stop by these same homes to pick up items for the Antelope County Food Pantry. Despite wording on the door hangers, ALL items will stay locally. Residents can leave their items in a bag by their front door and the troop members will pick them up.
Troop 167 is comprised of boys from Elgin and Neligh.

AMH ‘Biggest Loser’ Winners Announced

April 3, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

“The AMH Biggest and Best Loser Contest was awesome and provided me a great incentive to lose weight,” said Danielle Mortensen. “Normally, I am not competitive. However, each week I liked being toward the top of the list for weight loss — so I worked hard to stay at the top and kept losing weight. I also loved the exercise class and the support that Natalie and Cassie offered. It really helped. Plus, I have literally changed my diet by eating more fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Overall, the contest was very helpful for me in making lifestyle changes and I would definitely recommend it to others.”
The contest was held from January 13th – March 20th for 10 weeks, coordinated by Natalie McKillip, AMH Wellness Director, and Cassie Schindler, AMH Wellness Assistant. A total of 1,664 pounds was collectively lost by the 165 contestants, to include 85 individuals and 20 teams. Three divisions were held for men, women and teams. Danielle was the first-place winner in the Women’s Division, losing 13.42% of her total body weight. Other women’s winners included ? second-place: Lisa Payne (Neligh) and third place: Casey Busteed (Elgin).
Calvin Heithoff of Elgin was the first-place winner in the Men’s Division, losing 21.55% of his total body weight. I participated in the contest for the challenge, said Calvin. I succeeded by cutting down on my food intake and working out regularly, mainly using an elliptical and treadmill.

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

Auxiliary Announces Girls State Selections

April 3, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

American Legion Auxiliary Elgin Unit #229 has announced the local students who will attend Cornhusker Girls State in Lincoln.
Representing Elgin at Girls State will be Sharla Schindler, a junior at Elgin High School and Morgan Childers, a junior at Pope John Central Catholic (PJCC) High School. Named as an alternate was Baylie Schiltmeyer who attends PJCC.

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

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