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Tickets Still Available For ‘Da Ladies Nite Out’ On April 23

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Tickets are still on sale for Elgin’s ‘Da Ladies Nite Out’ to be held the evening of April 23.
Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at Dean’s Market, The Elgin Review, Lordemann Insurance or from any member of the Knights of Columbus. Annually, more than 200 persons attend the event which features a fine meal and a program which entertains and inspires at the same time.

Elgin Review Claims Two First Place Awards in NPA ‘Better Newspaper Contest’

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

GRAND ISLAND — The Elgin Review was among the newspapers across the state recognized for journalistic excellence at the annual convention of the Nebraska Press Association.
The newspaper was recipient of two first place and two second place awards for items published during the 2013 calendar year.
Lynell Morgan was recognized for having the top two advertising campaigns in Class B. First place was awarded to an ad campaign featuring Elgin residents touting the quality of service they receive from the Bank of Elgin. Judges from South Dakota said, “Nice layout, good use of fonts, consistent design. Best entry for sure!”
In the same category, Morgan also received the second place award for an ad campaign to encourage Elgin residents to license their dogs last Spring. Again the judges were impressed. They said, “Well deserved second place. Clever idea to promote dog licensing. Most cities don’t go as far as display ads to remind residents, these are very catching ads. Well done!”
The other first place award received by the newspaper was for ‘Best Promotion of Public Notices.’ The quarter-page ad touched on the theme of avoiding being ‘in the dark’ when it comes to being informed through public notices. The fourth award received by the newspaper was a second place award for Best Ag Advertisement.
“Every year we strive to provide the best product to our readers. Week after week the staff at the Elgin Review works with advertisers in a way to help the advertiser grow their business,” said publisher Dennis Morgan.
The ‘Better Newspaper Contest’ awards was not the only news involving The Elgin Review.
Earlier in the week, Publisher Dennis Morgan was elected vice president of the Nebraska Press Association (NPA). The NPA is the state’s oldest trade organization. Elected as president of the NPA was Jim Holland, publisher of the Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Allen J. Beermann is executive director. The Nebraska Press Association membership includes 173 weekly and daily newspapers with a total paid circulation in excess of 527,000 persons. It was founded in 1873.

‘Cinderella Steps’ To Be Reconstructed At EPS

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

One of the features of Elgin Public Schools, the ‘Cinderella Steps’ on the southwest corner of the school property, will soon be getting a much-needed ‘facelift.’
Meeting Thursday night, the District #18 Board of Education approved the reconstruction of the ‘Cinderella Steps’ to be undertaken later this year. The steps, a popular site for class photos through the years, have seen their better days.
According to Superintendent Dan Polk, the stairs will be reconstructed to the existing design during the summer months. Completion is expected prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year.

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

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

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