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EKG Husker Tailgate Party Is Saturday

November 5, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Doors will open Saturday, November 7, at 5:30 p.m. for a “Tailgate” party being hosted by the Elgin Ko-Ed Group.
The event will be held at the Elgin Fire Hall. Tickets are $10 per person and that will include a meal.
Tickets can be purchased at Boomerangs, Dean’s Market and the Bank of Elgin.

Businesses Need To Sign Up For Turkey Giveaway

November 5, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

As has been the case in previous years, Elgin businesses will again do what they can to make sure eveyone can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.
The annual Elgin Community Club “Turkey Drawing” will be held Monday, November 23.
Businesses and individuals wishing to donate turkeys need to contact Dean Schrage at Dean’s Market immediately so he can have the necessary number of turkeys for the drawing.
Businesses are now encouraged to set out boxes for people to start registering for the drawing.
Winners will be announced in The Elgin Review edition which will come out on Wednesday, November 25. They will also be posted online at www.elginreview.com.

Tuninks Loved, Supported Elgin

October 29, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

If one were to look for a man and woman who best represented the finest qualities of our community, many would say Gerhard “Jerry” and Amelita “Lita” Tunink would be at or near the top of the list.
On Thursday afternoon, the Tunink Trust awarded approximately $1.7 million to beneficiaries here in Antelope County (see adjacent story).
Last week, Trustee Sandy Kester shared some memories of her uncle and aunt and their love for the community.
Many, she said, got to know the Tuninks through construction of homes, school houses and churches by Tunink Construction. Others got to know the family through their affiliation with St. Boniface Catholic Church. Their children attended the parochial school.
And, still others, got to know the family from time spent caring for their children at Antelope Memorial Hospital.
As for the children, Mrs. Kester said the community knew them well. Saying how it sometimes takes a small community to raise a family, “It seemed like the whole community helped them out.” The reason being the children were not blessed with good health nor long lives.
Kester said the Tuninks never became disillusioned with the fate of their children. Their faith in God helped them to look “on the bright side of life and face what life dealt to them,”
Many in the community, Kester said, will never forget their youngest daughter Jeannie. They may have seen her at the pool where Deb Rice used to give her swimming lessons. Unable to walk, Jeannie’s limbs “came to life,” Kester said, when she was in the water. “The pool was very good for Jeannie’s health,” she said.
Or, they may have purchased bazaar raffle tickets from Jeannie as she many, many times sold more than any other person.
The family was active in St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, as well as the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts. Whatever the Tuninks became involved in, they were willing participants and strong supporters, lending their skills and talents wherever needed. One example, she said, is the kitchen at the KC Hall which Jerry, along with Mike Dvorak helped create and many benefit from today.
“It doesn’t surprise me what they did,” Kester said about the gifts to the community. “They had so many friends, neighbors and parishoners who supported them and helped them.” By doing it this way, she said Jerry and Lita were able to give their life savings to the community as a way to help keep the community moving forward.

Moser Named Director Of Digital Communications For Nebraska 150 Celebration

October 29, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Nebraska 150 Celebration today announced that Elgin native Kevin Moser has been hired as director of digital communications. Nebraska will celebrate its Sesquicentennial, or 150th birthday, in 2017.
Moser, 27, will be responsible for all digital media initiatives, including the organization’s website, social media presence, photography and videography.
Moser had been the digital communications specialist at Peru State College since 2013, where he led the strategic redesign of the institution’s website. He previously served as editor-in-chief and web chief for the Daily Nebraskan at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Regan Anson, executive director of the Nebraska 150 Celebration, said “Kevin’s expertise in digital communications will be invaluable as we promote the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood. Our web-based presence will be the chief marketing tool for this historic event and his vision will be key to ensuring every Nebraskan feels connected to the celebration.”
Moser said, “This is undoubtedly the greatest state in the country and it’s an honor to serve Nebraska in this role. I want to thank Governor Ricketts, First Lady Susanne Shore and Regan Anson for the opportunity to be a part of this historic celebration.”
Moser holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and is pursuing a Master’s degree in organizational management from Peru State College.

Post Office Window Hours To Change

October 22, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 31, the Elgin Post Office will be implementing new window hours. Mondays through Fri-days, the window will be open from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It will re-open in the afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Saturdays, the window will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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