July 3, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
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.
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
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.
More than 130 entries made the Elgin’s Q125 Grand Parade one to remember. For approximately 90 minutes, people lining both sides of the street in a winding parade route watched floats, vintage tractors and automobiles, a marching band and even a candidate for U.S. Senate (Dave Domina) march through town.
Parade entries were judged in five different categories. Winners were:
Youth — First place, Elgin Public FFA; Second place, St. Boniface and Pope John Schools; Third place, Dohmen Lawn Service
Faith — First place, Elgin United Methodist Church; Second place, St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (Raeville); Third place, St. Boniface Catholic Church (replica)
Family — First place, The Miller’s horse drawn wagon; Second place, Zegers Family; Third place, Schmitt Family
Farm — First place, Elgin Livestock & Baum Brothers; Second place, Hoefer Family; Third place, Thiele Dairy
Business — First place, Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon; Second place, Bank of Elgin; Third place, Park Center Daycare
June 19, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
A special focus on the TeamMates organization, with a talk by TeamMates founder Dr. Tom Osborne, will highlight the final night of Carnival Days at Petersburg on Thursday, June 26.
Carnival Days is sponsored by the Petersburg Community Club and will be held Tuesday through Thursday, June 24-26.
Thursday evening events begin with a barbecue from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Petersburg Fire Station. Petersburg native Paul Koch will be on hand to sign his new book about Nebraska football, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era.
A flag-raising ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., followed by a performance by the Boone Central High School Drum Line. Koch will share some of his insights about Cornhusker football. Local TeamMates mentors and board members will be recognized, and Osborne will then speak about the TeamMates organization.
Both a live auction and silent auction are planned that evening, with winners announced at 8 p.m. All proceeds will go to the TeamMates Mentoring Program.
Carnival Days will open with kids’ races on Tuesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m.
On Wednesday evening, a “See and Discover” program, Touch-A-Truck, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. A monster truck, combine and fire engine will be among the vehicles on display. Wednesday evening will also feature water fights for all ages-teams of six, and a middle school street dance.
D. C. Lynch Carnival will provide the midway all three days.