NORFOLK — Elgin Public-Pope John’s goal of reaching the C-2 State Volleyball Tournament came up one match short Friday night.
Having lost just four times all season, Crofton (23-4) swept the Wolfpack 25-13, 25-12 and 25-17 to end EPPJ’s season. By virtue of the victory, the Warriors’ season continues this week at the State Tournament to be played in Grand Island.
Crofton’s height advantage all-owed the Warriors to control play at the net throughout the match. When the Warriors needed a big point, they went to 5’11” Maria Wortmann, Katie Peterson or Monica Arens (both 5’10”) and they delivered time and time again to thwart any Wolfpack momentum.
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The Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshop offered Tuesday December 3 will help landlords and tenants put together a lease that is right for them and help maintain positive farm leasing relations.
The workshop will be at the Neligh Fair Grounds New Exhibit Building starting at 9 a.m. and concluding about noon.
Topics for discussion include:
- Latest information about land values and cash rental rates for the area and state;
- Expectations from the lease, including goal setting for the rental property;
- Lease termination, including terminating handshake or verbal leases;
- Lease communication, determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord;
- Alternative cash lease arrangements, flexible provision considerations for your situation; and
- Other topics, like irrigation systems, hay rent, pasture rental agreements, and grain bin rental will be covered as time allows.
The UNL Extension Educator team of, Allan Vyhnalek, Jessica Johnson, Monte Vandeveer, Robert Tigner, and Tim Lemmons, will present on these topics and provide common sense tips during the presentation. It is very helpful if both the tenant and landlord can attend together. It is also helpful if the spouse attends. Everyone is welcome to the workshop.
This free workshop is sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the North Central Risk Management Agency. Refreshments and handouts are provided. Registration is requested by calling the host county of the workshop. Register by three working days prior to the workshop you would like to attend to ensure that there are enough handouts and refreshments.
Registrations are requested by November 27, to insure adequate supplies for the participants. To register, contact the Antelope County Extension Office at 402-887-5414.
A search has begun to find a new location for a city well.
At last week’s meeting of the Elgin City Council, City Engineer John Zwingman discussed problems discovered with Well #77. As previously reported, water from the well has arsenic levels determined to be ‘high’ by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. He and Street Superintendent Don Poulsen Jr., both agree that money could be spent and efforts made by the State to reduce arsenic levels, but the likelihood of being successful is not good.
Because of that, Zwingman suggested to the Council that it may now be time to look for a new well site.
Based on the information shared by Zwingman, the three Council members present (council member Shirley Nissen was absent) decided to abandon the idea of the State conducting tests to lower the arsenic level in the #77 well.
Having made the decision, the council learned from Zwingman the cost of putting in a new water and test well could be as much as $400,000. He said it’s possible the state could cover up to 20 percent of the costs and the remainder could be financed with a low-interest loan.
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The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, November 16.
Juniors and 7th & 8th graders are in charge of the project.
The following are contact persons:
Clearwater — Justin Funk (402-485-2710)
Rural St. John — Brody Hupp (402-485-2213)
Neligh — Jon Meis (402-843-2285) or Regan Kerkman (402-843-5738)
Petersburg and Raeville — Jack Borer (402-843-5350)
Elgin — Zach Eischeid (402-843-5987) or Sister Pat (402-843-5461)
They will collect: newspapers, phone books, paperbacks and shredded paper, magazines, slick papers and mailings.
Please note: Only flattened cereal boxes, etc., of that quality.
If at all possible, please have papers bagged, (brown bags or plastic ones), but not put in cardboard boxes.
Items which may not collect: corrugated cardboard boxes, hard covered books, unless the covers are removed, spiral notebooks, calendars, manuals, etc.
Please have the materials at the pick-up locations by 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, or placed in the protected area in front of the St. Boniface Gym no sooner than Friday, but no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday.
November 7, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
In June 2011, after being stationed in Afghanistan for four months, U.S. Marine Ammon Lang stepped on an IED while on foot patrol.
The 29-year-old Norton, Kan. man suffered an above-knee amputation on his left leg and a below-knee amputation on his right leg.
Now, thanks to efforts of the Sandhills American Legion Riders Post 172 of Neligh, Lang will be able to gain independence and mobility through the use of a track chair. The organization, which includes several motorcyclists from Neligh, raised over $12,000 for the state-of-the-art, all-terrain wheelchair.
American Legion Rider Daryl Booth said the local group wanted to purchase a chair for an injured veteran in our area.
Lang joined the National Guard after high school and transferred to the Marines. He received an honorable discharge in January 2013.
The Sandhills Legion Riders will present the chair on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Neligh American Legion in conjunction with the Post’s annual hot beef sundae Veteran’s Day meal. The public is invited.