Farm land just east of Petersburg will be the site of the 13th annual Punkin’ Chunkin’™ competition on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The free event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and is dependent on weather, harvest and/or field conditions. If postponed, the event will be held on Nov. 6.
Contestants will either shoot, launch, throw or fling pumpkins ranging in size from six to 12 pounds. Divisions are air gun, mechanical, trebuchet and catapult. There will also be a high school division.
$500 will be awarded for the pumpkin flying the longest distance. There will also be an accuracy contest with a chance to win $500 donated by Great Plains State Bank (formerly Petersburg State Bank). The distance will be measured by GPS. So far, the longest shot ever recorded at Petersburg is 4,095 feet last year, eclipsing the mark of 3,930 feet set in 2012.
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Halloween 2016 falls on a Monday this year, a very busy Monday.
Elgin Public-Pope John will begin sub-district volleyball play that night. Pairings will be announced Thursday and will be posted online.
Because of that, trick-or-treaters may have to visit homes and businesses early.
Many Elgin merchants welcome trick-or-treaters. Look for signs on their doors Monday as treats will be handed out.
Also, the Elgin Public Library hopes to have children in their costumes stop by. The library will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. and will be handing out treats.
Let’s have a safe Halloween this year!
NELIGH — A 65-yard touchdown run by Hunter Reestman averted a shutout in the final game of the season for the Wolfpack.
Reestman’s touchdown, with eight seconds left in the game, made the final score Neligh-Oakdale 47, Wolfpack 6.
The game, played Thursday night, featured two teams knowing their season will end in October.
The Wolfpack’s run of consecutive playoff appear-ances comes to an end as they finished the season 0-8.
For the Warriors, their season will come to an end Friday against Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family as, due to numbers, they are not eligible for the State Football Playoffs.
The Warriors gained the upper hand in the first half, converting three Wolfpack turnovers into touchdowns.
Neligh-Oakdale opened the game with a 57-yard kickoff return down to the Wolfpack one-yard line. On their first play from scrimmage, Andrew Herley bulled his way into the end zone.
The Warriors’ next two touchdowns were set up by Wolfpack fumbles deep in their own territory. Senior quarterback Grant White connected with Jayden Arehart for a touchdown. Late in the first quarter, Nate Buck picked up a Wolfpack fumble and trotted into the end zone for their third touchdown of the first quarter.
Neligh-Oakdale added three more scores in the second quarter, two coming via the air on touchdown passes from White and backup QB Hunter Charf.
The third touchdown came when Chris Bentley intercepted a Wolfpack pass and returned it for a score.
While the Warriors were lighting up the scoreboard, the Wolfpack had some big plays as well. Miles Schrage, playing his last game as a member of the Wolfpack, had three plays in a row where he tackled the Warriors’ ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage.
Quarterback Conor Ramold hit a big pass to Kyle Schumacher for 15 yards and a first down near midfield. The drive ended with Bentley’s interception.
With the 35-point rule in effect for the start of the second half, the game moved quickly with each team scoring.
Reestman’s touchdown run gave Wolfpack fans one last chance to cheer before time expired on the scoreboard, ending EPPJ’s season.
Reestman led Wolfpack rushers with 65 yards on six carries. Ramold completed eight of 11 passes for 52 yards.
On defense, the Wolfpack were led by Liam Heithoff with 12 tackles, Schrage had 10 and Chad Bode added seven.
Warriors 47, Wolfpack 6
Wolfpack………0 0 0 6 — 6
Warriors………21 20 6 0 — 47
N-O — Andrew Herley 1 run (Damon Arehart kick)
N-O — Grant White 6 pass to Jayden Arehart (Arehart kick)
N-O — Nate Buck fumble recovery (Arehart kick)
N-O — White 24 pass to Chris Bentley (Arehart kick)
N-O — Hunter Charf 16 pass to Tyson Belitz (Arehart kick)
N-O — Bentley interception return (kick failed)
N-O — Clayton Anderson 4 run (PAT failed)
EPPJ — Hunter Reestman 65 run (PAT failed)
Team Statistics EPPJ
Total plays 46
First downs 8
Passing Yds 52
Passing — Conor Ramold 8/11/1 — 52
Rushing — Conor Ramold 5/-9, Chad Bode 24/57, Hunter Reestman 6/65
Receiving — Chad Bode 1/1, Kyle Schumacher 3/39, Hunter Reestman 3/12
Tackles (solo/assist) — Cameron Nielsen 1/0, Conor Ramold 1/2, Miles Schrage 5/5, Chad Bode 6/1, Kyle Schumacher 3/1, Kenny Bush 0/3, Liam Heithoff 7/5, Lane Bartak 0/1, Hunter Reestman 3/0
Quarterback sacks — Miles Schrage 3, LIam Heithoff 1
While work continues at the site of the new Elgin City Pool, the pool committee continues its quest to raise funds for the project.
Donors have been generous with their funds so far. A list of donors so far can be found on Page Five.
The pool committee is offering a chance for some to win one of six great prizes in return for their investment in Elgin.
Pool committee members will soon begin selling tickets (only 500 of them!) for a chance to win a totally re-furbished and tricked out 2011 Club Car™ golf cart (paint job donated by Elgin Body & Glass LLC, pictured to the right), a John Deere™ mower (sponsored by the Bank of Elgin), a Lil Tex Elite 22 Traeger™ grill (sponsored by the pool committee and Dean’s Market), a Samsung™ 55” tv (sponsored by Boone County Health Center), an iPad™ (sponsored by Antelope Memorial Hospital) and a Browning™ 22 lever action rifle with a maple stock (sponsored by Lordemann Insurance).
Tickets will be selling for $100 and, again, only 500 tickets will be sold! The Traeger™ grill is currently on display at the Bank of Elgin.
Agriculture and all it encompasses makes rural Nebraska come to life. Whether it be in the fields or working livestock, it fuels the local economy to a great extent across the state.
And so it was, ever cognizant of the importance of livestock and agriculture. Antelope County formally became the 40th such county in the state to be designated as a “Livestock Friendly” County (LFC) by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
An estimated crowd of more than 1,000 persons, all with ties to land and livestock, came to Thiele Dairy near Clearwater to be part of an event not to be duplicated here again.
“Having a Livestock Friendly designation is a significant opportunity for this northeast county, rich with history,” Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley said in making the formal declaration. “Antelope County now has another tool to help expand existing livestock operations and bring in new businesses. Their decision to become a LFC will help grow livestock development for years to come.”
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