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Paper Drive To Be Saturday

September 15, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, Sept. 17.
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 — Justin Funk — (402-843-6562)
Neligh — Chad Bode — (402-929-3284)
Petersburg and Raeville — Miles Schrage — (402-843-0286)
Elgin — Jordan Mescher — (402-843-6602) or Sister Pat — (402-843-5461)
We will collect: newspapers, phone books, paperbacks and shredded paper, magazines, slick papers and mailings, 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 won’t 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, Sept. 17 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.

PJCC Students Mandated

September 15, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Seven Pope John XXIII high school students were mandated as lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) Wednesday night, September 7 at a special 7:00 p.m. Mass.
Archbishop Lucas along with many area priests conducted the Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk.The Archbishop thanked the students for their willingness to serve both their school and home parishes.
Mandated as a lector was Marie Meis, daughter of Jim and Anne Meis. EMHCs were Heather Bauer, daughter of Terry and Mary Bauer, Grace Henn, daughter of Tom and Sandi Henn,  Logan Henn, son of Denis and Jan Henn, Sydney Kerkman, daughter of Steve and Becky Kerkman, Calli Krebs, daughter of Jeff and Lynette Krebs, Paige Meis, daughter of Ben and Anna Meis,
The group consists of students from parishes from St. Boniface in Elgin as well as St. Francis of Assisi located in Neligh.

Mobile Food Pantry In Neligh Next Week

September 15, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The mobile food pantry, sponsored by various churches, businesses and individuals in Antelope County, will be dispersing food on Tuesday, September 20, from 4:30-6 p.m., at the American Legion Club in Neligh.
The goal is to provide free food to those whose needs are great and resources are limited without being restricted by income guidelines.
Due to liability reasons, public recipients will not be allowed in the building until 4 p.m. Those receiving food should bring their own boxes.

Petersburg Claims Top KNB Award

September 15, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Submitted by Bernie
Cunningham
The Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conference was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in the Historic Haymarket in Lincoln, on August 24-25, 2016. The two-day workshops afforded a time for learning, sharing and networking with others who work to improve our local environment.
Theme for this year’s conference was, “The Hard Work Of Doing Good Well”. There were 13 conference speakers, including Jennifer Jehn-President and CEO of Keep America Beautiful and Sue Smith, National Trainer for Keep America Beautiful. Sue and Jane Polson are sharing 26 years of dedication, each, to the program, starting in Chadron, NE, in 1990. Jane is the President of Keep Nebraska Beautiful.
Bernie and Harry Cunningham attended the two day conference and workshops. Joining Cunninghams for the noon luncheon and awards program on Thursday were: Allen Thorberg, Jan and Jeff Temme and Eric Petsche.
Petersburg entered only one of the many categories that were open to them. They entered the Deanie Anderson Community Award-0 to 2,500. Petersburg won First Place and received an engraved plaque. We then received the “Overall Deanie Anderson Award, 0 to 10,000 plus.”
For this coveted award, we received the traveling trophy plaque and a $100 check for Community Improvement.
The Deanie Anderson Award covers everything that took place in our Community from August 1, 2015 through June 1, 2016. What A Great Place To Live!

School District Valuation Rise Not As High As Last Year

September 15, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Valuation figures were announced for school districts across Antelope County last week.
Valuation figures released last week by county assessors in Antelope, Wheeler and Boone Counties for District #18, when added together, show an increase from one year ago.
The new valuation for School District #18 is $748,709,262. The figure is up from $722,761,812 one year ago. The valuation figure is an important number when preparing the school budget. That’s an increase of $25,947,450 from one year ago.
The numbers break down as follows:
Antelope County — $681,464,805, up from $659,879,268 last year.
Wheeler County — $18,953,203, up from $18,241,116 last year.
Boone County — $48,291,254, up from $44,650,428 last year.
What’s all this mean? Superintendent Dan Polk responded by saying valuations  are finally starting to slow substantially.
“Property taxes; not many two word combinations bring forth the type of emotion that these two words do.  While the talk of the state the last few years, due to our dependence on the Agricultural industry, it’s important to remember that property taxes are determined by the activity of the population.  Valuations have skyrocketed over the last five years especially because the amount of money people are paying for land and in some cases housing, has risen sharply during that period.

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

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