The Elgin Red Cross Bloodmobile was held Friday, Aug. 22.
There was a goal of 54 units and at the end of the day we had 56 productive units. This included six double red cell proceedures.
“We exceeded our goal by two units,” said organizer Darline Warner. A first-time donor was Morgan Carpenter.
Double red donors were Ben Hupp, Gerald Scholl, Denis Henn, Alois Warner, Michael Braband and Bruce Clark.
Other donors were Allan J. Kluthe, Patricia Spieker, Sarah Schultz, Vicki Stigall, Jamie Hupp, Chris Redding, Robert Koenig, Billy Alderson, Linda Kerkman, Steve Beckman, Larry Borer, Gerald Scholl, William Eischeid, Marvin Meis, Vicki Miller, Phi Starman, Duane Miller, Sandy Kerkman, Dennis Wiehn, Joan Childers, Darline Warner, Elma McLain, Dave Kallhoff, Vida Sprout, LeRoy Kerkman, Char Carpenter, Bailey Carpenter, Anne Parks, Rhonda Miller, Brie Gossman, Baylie Schiltmeyer, Melvin Ingalls, Mary Alice Dwyer, Joan Schindler, Bethany Miller, Dean Henn, Connie Beckman, Evan Davis, Esther Bush, Bonnie Jennings, Mark Salber, Rodney Davis, Wayne Elliott, Tyler Childers, Duane Childers, Marilyn Sehi, Gary Kerkman, Kerri Drueke, Joan Stuhr, Angela Cuffe, Lauren Selting, Ted Baum, Donna Uhrenholdt, Ben Meis and Ron Scholl.
The next blood drive in Elgin will be hosted by Pope John on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the KC Hall.
The Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon and the Elgin Community Club (ECC) will together sponsor a Car, Pickup & Bike Show & Shine on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6.
Trophies & cash prizes will be awarded. Also, dash plaques will be awarded to the first 25 to register for the event.
Registration will begin at 1 p.m. that afternoon at the steakhouse, 107 S. 2nd, in Elgin.
A cruise will follow the ‘Show & Shine’.
For more information on the event, contact Kim at (402) 843-2167 or Duane at (402) 841-7704.
That night, “Perfect Detour” will be playing classic rock n’ roll in the Steel Steed’s party room (the basement) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The third annual Elgin Ko-Ed Group (EKG) Tailgate will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 in Elgin.
Activities galore will take place that evening leading up to the kickoff of the football game between the Huskers and Fresno State University. The game, which is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m., will be shown on a 12’ x 16’ screen.
The tailgate will be held on CVA’s lot directly behind Dean’s Market.
The gate will open at 6 p.m. There will be a cash bar throughout the evening.
A hamburger or BBQ meal is included with the admission price. Admission is $10 for persons 13 and over, $5 for persons between the ages of 5 and 12.
Those under five years of age will be admitted for free.
During the evening, between 6:30 p.m. and sunset there will be an adult “Punt, Pass & Kick” competition.
August 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Knights of Columbus Hall will be the site of the Elgin ‘Blood Drive’ on Friday, Aug. 22.
The bloodmobile, sponsored by the American Red Cross, will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For an appointment, contact Lori Widger at (402) 843-0397.
August 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
It’s supposed to feel like ‘summer’ again this weekend, just in time for the 32nd annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor & Horse Plowing Bee/Rae Valley Old Threshers Reunion.
The three-day event gets underway Friday evening, Aug. 22 and will conclude Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24.
Whether you are young or young-at-heart, been there before or this will be your inaugural visit, there’s something for everyone.
This year’s festivities will get underway at approximately 5 p.m. Friday with the arrival of the tractor cade which began in Creston and finishes at Charlie’s Park.
A favorite from past years, the ‘cream can supper’ will be served at 6 p.m.
Later in the evening, at approximately 8 p.m., there will be an open barn dance and music jam session.
Saturday morning will feature an antique/consignment auction starting at 9 a.m.. Working events will get underway at 11 a.m.
At noon, the stock antique tractor pull will commence along with tractor games. The “Parade of Power” gets underway at 3:30 p.m. New this year will be the Saturday Tractor Cade (short area route) at 4:30 p.m.
For the second night in a row, beginning at 8 p.m., there will be an open barn dance/music jam session.
At dusk will be the steam engine spark show.
Sunday will be Kid’s Day. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day full of activities. The day will start with a non-denominational prayer service.
Following that there will be an antique tractor balance contest, tractor games and working events in the morning. Horse and mule plowing will begin at 12:30 p.m. The kids pedal tractor pull and antique tractor plowing will begin at 1 p.m. Later in the afternoon will be a kids money scramble, t-shirt shooter and other events.
Following the service, action will shift to a crowd favorite — the antique tractor balance contest (timed event).
Working events will commence at 11 a.m. as will another round of tractor games.
Horse and mule plowing will start at 12:30 p.m. In another part of the grounds, an antique tractor plowing session will get underway at 1 p.m.
Also at 1 p.m., there will be a kiddie tractor pull.
For more information, visit www.raevalley.org or go to www.facebook.com/RaeValley.