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Hearing Date Set For Supervisors To Discuss “Livestock Friendly” Designation

December 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Designed as a tool to be used to promote the livestock industry across Nebraska. Antelope County may soon joining a growing number of Nebraska counties to be designated as “livestock friendly.”
The Antelope County Board of Supervisors have scheduled a hearing to accept public comments for establishing the county as being “livestock friendly” according to the State Department of Agriculuture standards.
According to County Clerk Lisa Payne, the hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 5, during the regular supervisors meeting at the Antelope County Courthouse. All interested parties may offer oral comments at the hearing and/or may file written comments with the supervisors as long as they are received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 (the day before the hearing).
Written comments may be mailed to the supervisors at: Antelope County Board of Supervisors, PO Box 26, Neligh, NE 68756.

Remember Presbyterian Church Peanut Brittle?

December 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Submitted by Ursilla Stoltz
Is there anyone in Elgin that belonged to the Presbyterian church at one time? There was one years ago that made peanut brittle around Christmas time once a week and sold it to make money for their church.
My neighbor — Perc & Katie Watkins who lived on the farm that Gary Hoefer lives on now, belonged to that church along with Kenny Bergstrom and others.
This was very good  peanut brittle and we always bought some from the church. Knowing Phil and many of you did around Elgin, wanted this recipe from our neighbors - the Watkins. But to no avail. But I think Phil pestered them so much for the recipe that they finally gave in but nobody was to get this recipe.
This belonged to the church and only their church. Here is the recipe:
Presbyterian Church
Peanut Brittle
2 cups sugar
1 cup white syrup
1/2 cup water
1 Tablespoon salt
2 cups salted Spanish peanuts
Put first four ingredients in pan, stir a little but not constantly and when syrup turns to a golden brown in about 15 minutes add 2 cups salted Spanish peanuts. Stir one minute, then add two teaspoons soda.
Stir another minute. If mixture has a tendency to turn darker than a light tan, turn down heat or lift from burner during last minute.
This part the determines the flavor of the candy. If it gets too brown the candy will have a soda flavor. Put on buttered cookie sheet.
I tilt my two cookie sheets on top a stack of books and let the candy spread out by itself. You never try to spread it because this will take the bubbles out. This should come out like a honey comb - crisp but crunchy.

Academic All-State Selections Include Local Students

December 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

They excel at extra-curricular activities and in the classroom.
This week students from Elgin High School and Pope John were among those recognized by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) as recipients of the Fall 2015 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards
Since 2006 this NSAA Award Program has recognized students who meet the criteria for nomination by their high school in the season of their activity.
Each year the NSAA and the NCPA recognize students during Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons who are nominated by their schools for their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions in their NSAA activity
Alois Warner was recognized from Elgin High School. He was recognized for play production and football.
Pope John students earning distinction were Nicole Beckman and Terri Seier in play production and Seth Schumacher for football. Jenna Parks and Nicole Beckman were selected for volleyball.

AMH Recognizes Employees For Years Of Service

December 17, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Employees of Antelope Memorial Hospital were recognized for years of service and Caring Kind at the AMH Christmas Party held on Saturday, December 12 at the American Legion in Neligh. Receiving awards (for number of years honored) were Dennis Schwager (30), Joyce Cameron (40), Deanna Bly (15), Lori Beckman (30), Jamie Martinsen (15) and Shannon Tegeler (5), Vicky Kester (5), Sheila O’Brien (5), Sharon King (45), Kathleen Anson (40), Lyle Juracek (30), Peggy Green (30), Anne Patras (5), Jean Booth (20), Martha Nelson (15), Janet Bridge (25), Jane Thieman (20), Diana Kester (40), Sharon Gossman, APRN (15), Dr. Troy Dawson (Caring Kind) and Kenneth Capler (25), Patricia Good (40), Margaret Childers (15), Diane Kluthe (25), Pamela Klabenes (20) and Christopher Miller (15).

Antelope County Schedules Hearing For “Livestock Friendly” Designation

December 17, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A public hearing has been scheduled for January where the Antelope County Board of Supervisors will accept testimony on whether or not to pursue a “Livestock Friendly” designation for the county. The Nebraska Livestock Friendly County (LFC) program is a voluntary program that recognizes counties that actively support the livestock industry.
Created in 2003 by the Nebraska Legislature, the LFC program is designed to recognize counties in the state that support the expansion of the livestock industry.  In 2014, livestock receipts in the state comprised over half of the $24 billion of Nebraska’s total on-farm receipts.  The LFC designation gives counties an extra promotional tool to encourage expansion of current livestock operations and attract new businesses that spur local economies.
The hearing will be held at the courthouse in Neligh and be held on Jan. 5.

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