The Elgin FCCLA chapter was successfully represented at this year’s FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
More than 7,500 nationwide members, advisers, alumni, and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in San Antonio, Texas, July 6-10 for the 2014 conference. Stephanie Bode, Madison Voborny, Sharla Schindler, Austin Miller, Dylan Widger - members of the Elgin Public FCCLA and their adviser Barb Bode - were among them.
This year’s theme for the annual national meeting was “SOAR With FCCLA”
According to advisor Barb Bode, students were kept busy. “Students attended Leadership Academy sessions, youth sessions related to social media and traffic safety, as well as exhibits and networking with other FCCLA members from across the country”, she shared. A highlight of the convention was keynote speaker, Consuello Castillo-Kickbush. Her message focused on “Servant Leadership: A New Call to Duty”.
The students also participated in the STAR event competition.
These competitive events are designed to build proficiency and achievement in leadership and job-related skills.
Stephanie, Madi and Sharla presented their project on Interpersonal Communication-Senior, receiving gold medals. Austin and Dylan participated in Life Event Planning-Senior and also earned gold medals.
The group also took part in FCCLA sponsored tours of San Antonio giving them the opportunity to experience the culture and people of the San Antonio region. This year marked the first year that the chapter has qualified students to attend the National Conference.
The Elgin Veterans Club will hold a meeting on Monday, July 21.
Legion Commander Gary Hoefer said the meeting, open to all VFW and Legion members, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall.
Hoefer said part of the meeting will be spent finishing up business associated with last month’s Moving Wall visit to Elgin for the Q125 celebration.
With just a few action items on the agenda, the District #18 Board of Education spent much of their meeting discussing summer work projects and the approach of the 2014-2015 school year.
Superintendent Dan Polk and K-12 Principal Greg Wemhoff updated the board on a number of items during a meeting which lasted less than one hour.
One thing that is sure to catch the eyes of district patrons, football fans in particular, is the improvements being made at Elgin Field.
On Tuesday night, July 7, after most Elgin residents had gone to bed, the new football field lights were turned on for the first time. Polk, board members Steve Heithoff and Robert Hoefer, along with Bruce Clark who installed the new lights, saw for the first time how the new lights lit up the field.
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July 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Customers needing to make a payment with the City of Elgin now have the option to pay by credit or debit card. The office recently started using PayPort, a payment processing system, offered by Nebraska.gov.
The City of Elgin is responsible for collecting payments for services including utility payments, dog licenses, swimming pool and camping fees.
Payments can be made online, with credit cards as well as electronic checks, at: ne.gov/go/elgin
Vicki Miller, the City of Elgin Clerk/Treasurer, said “We are so pleased to be able to offer our citizens the ability to pay for city services at any time of the day and any day of the week. PayPort is a cost effective system that will offer options that we were wanting to provide.” Nebraska.gov has provided the PayPort system without any monthly or maintenance fees charged to the City of Elgin.
July 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Antelope County Sheriff’s Department has posted a $500 reward for the arrest and conviction of a Lyons woman believed to have allegedly stolen cows and calves.
On Monday afternoon, the sheriff’s department posted a notice of the reward on their Facebook page, just days after issuing an arrest warrant for Rebecca M. (Bree) Robbins, 22, of Lyons, as well as any accomplices regarding the theft of 35 cows and 40 calves owned by Wilbur Rakow. The incident alledgedly took place at Rakow’s pasture located northeast of Neligh on June 24.
On Tuesday, Sheriff Bob Moore announced they are searching for Ben Johnson of St. Edward for questioning in regards to the cattle theft. According to information made public from the investigation, the stolen cattle were allegedly sold by Robbins to a couple from the Columbus area.
Rakow has since gotten all the cattle back.
Robbins faces three felony counts. They are theft by deception, over $1,500, a Class III felony; attempt of a Class III felony, a Class IV felony; and theft, unlawful taking over $1,500, a class III felony.
Assisting Antelope County in the investigation are the Nebraska State Patrol and the St. Edward Police Department as well as the Platte County Sheriff’s Department.
Anyone with information about Robbins should contact the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department at (402) 887-4148.