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Improvements Made At Elgin Field

July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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.

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

City Of Elgin Now Accepting Credit Cards

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.

Reward Offered As Search For Cattle Theft Suspects Continues

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.

Summer Reading Program To Be Monday At Community Center

July 3, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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!

Bloodmobile Exceeds Goal By 8 Units

July 3, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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.

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