The Elgin Public Library Summer Reading program this year will be next Monday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at the Elgin Community Center. Sara Walsh, former Elgin Public School science teacher will be returning.
She will give a show “Science with Sara”. All ages are welcome to attend. Come experience the fun of science this summer!
The Elgin Red Cross Bloodmobile was held Wednesday, June 25. What a day!
The bloodmobile had a goal of 54 units and ended the day with 62 productive units.
Donors were Lee Bartak, Patricia Spieker, Chris Rubenthaler, Vicki Stigall, Keith Borer, Kyle Warren, Rita Ring, Steve Heithoff, Karin Kinney, Anna Meis, Steve Beckman, Bob Koenig, Sarah Schultz, Tyler Childers, Dan Baum, Mike Kerkman, Tracy Stamp, Zach Miller, Vicki Miller, William J. Eischeid, Duane Gunderson, Devon Baum, LeAnne Eggers, Baylie Schiltmeyer, Mark Salber, Lynn Yates, David Borer, Bill Alderson, Jamie Hupp and Lauren Selting.
Other donors on this day earning gallon award pins were:
Joan Childers, 3 gallons; Al Kluthe, 12 gallons; Rhonda Miller, 10 gallons; Rick Starman, 6 gallons; and Joan Stuhr, 6 gallons.
In addition to the above 6 people, bloodmobile organizer Lori Widger said, “we recognized (through gallon award pins) several more people who had met gallon ‘milestones’ over the last 18 months, when the accurate count of units donated was not available to us. Now that it has been corrected and we can properly thank those who’ve met various gallon milestones … we recognized the following people when they arrived to donate at last week’s drive:
Mary Bartak, 5 gallons; Gary Bartak, 4 gallons; Steve Busteed, 7 gallons; Char Carpenter, 7 gallons; Angela Cuffe, 1 gallon; Evan Davis, 3 gallons; Lonnie Dinslage, 9 gallons; Mary Alice Dwyer, 7 gallons; Red Eischeid, 8 gallons; Linda Eischeid, 5 gallons; Larry Borer, 6 gallons; Janet Davis, 6 gallons; Wayne Elliott, 6 gallons; Gary Kerkman, 12 gallons; LeRoy Kerkman, 16 gallons; Linda Kerkman, 5 gallons; Elma McLain, 12 gallons; Marvin Meis, 9 gallons; Duane Miller, 9 gallons; Craig Niewohner, 2 gallons; Chris Redding, 14 gallons; Joan Schindler, 11 gallons; Gary Scholl, 5 gallons; Ron Scholl, 13 gallons; Phil Starman, 9 gallons; Donna Uhrenholdt, 5 gallons; and Darline Warner, 4 gallons.
“There are about 40 other people who have met and exceeded gallon milestones over the last 18 months, and we would like to recognize them as they come in to donate at future drives,” Widger said.
The next bloodmobile in Elgin will be on Friday, August 22, at Elgin’s KC Hall from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Anyone who would like to preschedule to reserve the time they prefer can call me anytime between now and then at 402-843-0397,” Widger said.
The Elgin City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting next week.
The mayor and city council will convene in open session on Monday night, July 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Items on the action agenda are:
• Discussion and action on Professional Retail Operations Agreement with ERPPD
• Discussion and action on New Water Well Updates
• Discussion and action on Culverts at Paul Pelster’s
• Discussion and action on Sterling Heights Annexation
• Discussion and action on Crack Filling Streets—Fred Bader
• Discussion and action on Blocking off Street for Sale
• Discussion and action on Building Permits: Bruce Clark, Cheryl Veik, Leroy Behnk
The meeting, to be held at City Hall, is open to the public.
June 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
A cornucopia of talent took the stage Sunday afternoon for the Q125 Talent Show hosted by EPS Music Boosters.
Stealing the show was a piano performance by Millie Mundorf. Twenty-five years earlier, she won the talent contest for Elgin’s Centennial celebration. On Sunday, she returned to the stage and wowed the audience when she played the American classics “Roll Out The Barrel” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”
All who participated in the talent contest received cash prizes.
9-12 Years of Age
1st — Tayce Bleich - solo
2nd — Linus Borer - piano
3rd — Marissa Preister, Ally Selting, Faith Kinney, Claire Kerkman, Skylar Reestman, Kayce Kalhoff - dancers
4th — Natalie Reicks, Emily Mlnarik, Jeslynn Beckman, Brenna Martinsen - dancers
5th — Violet Schwager - solo
13-17 Years of Age
1st — Jordan Mescher and Liz Selting - duet
2nd — Lisa Dohmen and Zoey Bergman -duet
3rd — Lisa Dohmen - solo
4th — Emma Kerkman and Araceli Palmer - dancers
1st — Millie Mundorf - piano
2nd — Brooke Amidon - line dance
3rd — Lindy Borer - piano
4th — Roger Fraunendorfer - lip synch
5th — Priscilla Vinson - acapella singer
6th — Roger Fraunendorfer with nieces Tayce and Teela Bleich - lip sync
June 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
They’re going fast. That’s not a joke.
If you haven’t purchased an Elgin Q125 History Book, your chances of acquiring one are getting slimmer and slimmer.
As of last count, just 24 books are left to sell. According to Amy Selting, 576 books were printed. Of that number, all but a limited number were pre-purchased. A limited number of books were printed for sale during the Q125 celebration and sales were brisk at The Depot.
Anyone wishing to purchase a history book can now do so at Elgin Appliance & More.