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AMH Health Fair To Be August 26

August 6, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

On Wednesday, August 26th, Antelope Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a health fair from 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
It will be held in the East AMH Front Lobby. A variety of specials will be offered to the public.
Discounted lab specials include PSAs (for men) - $25 and fasting labwork (hemogram, TSH, chemistry panel and lipid panel) - $40. (*Please fast for 12 hours.)
The following AMH stations will also be on-site for: flu shots (if available), blood pressures, cardiac rehab, diabetes education, on-site glucose checks, farm safety, weight loss, respiratory therapy (sleep screenings and peak flow meters), car seat safety, home health, handwashing, pharmacy, radiology (new 3D breast imaging), wellness (free body mass indexes and body fat percentages), surgery, public relations and dietary (fruit and healthy snack ideas). Representatives from Neligh’s Eye Physicians, SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), Hilltop Drug, Wanek Pharmacy, AMH Ambulance Service, Midwest Medical Transport, LifeNet, Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging, North Central District Health Department (colorectal screenings) and Creekwood Chiropractic will also be on-site.
Other special events include:
Free skin screenings by Dr. Roger Rudloff from 8 - 10 a.m.
8 a.m. – “Age 50 Plus Recommendations for Health Screenings and Immunizations” by Katie DeMuth, PA-C
9 a.m. – “Healthy at Any Size” by Carol Anderson, GNP-BC
10 a.m. – “Preventing Ag Respiratory Disease” by Carol Anderson, GNP-BC
11 a.m. – “Exercise Tips for All Ages” by Katie Fick, Wellness Assistant
12 p.m. – “Carbon Monoxide Hazards” by Ray Nance, Deputy Fire Marshall
Throughout the day – “Fire Extinguisher Usage” Demos – Ray Nance, Deputy Fire Marshall
Health fair attendees will be given a card to have stamped at each station.
Stamped cards will be eligible to be entered into a drawing for one of the following free prizes: a mammogram, bone density scan, polo shirt, duffel bag, 6-pack cooler or tote bag.
Giveaways will also be available for attendees.
For more information about the AMH Health Fair, go on-line at www.amhne.org or call Antelope Memorial Hospital at (402) 887-4151.

Elgin Public School To Host Elementary Open House

August 6, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin Elementary School will hold an open house on Thursday, August 13.
The open house will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities will begin in the EPS Gym at 6:30 with a welcome by Principal Greg Wemhoff followed by by an opportunity for parents and students to tour the school, visit classrooms and meet their child’s classroom teacher.
If your child is enrolled in preschool you may go directly to the preschool classroom.

Household Hazardous Waste Pickup Set For September

August 6, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin residents will have the opportunity next month to participate in an event to remove household hazardous waste.
City Clerk Vicki Miller told the Elgin City Council Monday night that she had been notified by the Northeast Nebraska RC & D office in Plainview that they will be sponsoring a household hazardous waste pickup event in Elgin on Saturday Sept. 12.
Between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., residents will be able to bring hazardous waste items to a drop off locations.
The cost to the City of Elgin will be $200 to have the event take place, which was approved at the meeting.
Residents bringing items to the pickup site will be asked to make a $10 donation.
“It’s a nice service,” Councilman Mike Dvorak said.
More details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Carnival Likely Coming Back To Vetch Days Celebration

July 31, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

After a one-year hiatus, the annual Vetch Days celebration will again bring a carnival to Elgin.
That was the consensus following Monday night’s club meeting at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon.
Dean Schrage told a good-size gathering he believed the club needs to pursue signing a carnival for the 2016 Vetch Days AND return the celebration to a week-day celebration as it has been in past years. The club would like to have a weekend celebration, but no weekends have been available on the carnival’s schedule in recent years with the notable exception of the Q125 celebration whereby Richard’s Amusements was guaranteed $10,000 to set up.
Noting how bars don’t schedule anything during weekends during the summer due to area celebrations, etc., Schrage said if the celebration is held during the week then things can be scheduled. “We need to plan around a carnival,” he said.
Rita Wagner agreed with Schrage’s view that Vetch Days’ events need to be planned around a carnival.
General discussions have been had with Richard’s Amusements about returning to Elgin in 2016. Schrage said once carnival season is over, sometime in October, more serious discussions will take place. “They said they’ll come during the middle of the week, they have nothing against Elgin,” he said.
Heading up the discussion, Anne Parks said that with pre-sale of carnival tickets, there’s not a great cost with the carnival. With inflatables in the park this year, she said it cost the club approximately $1,500.
The Vetch Days BBQ was very popular this year, held at Elgin City Park. However, it appears the BBQ may be moved back to the KC Hall or somewhere near the carnival as part of an effort to bring events closer together.
Lois Schrunk said celebrations and events, not just here in Elgin, are hard to do because people are “spread so thin” being involved in so many activities.
Bruce Clark said he wants to again do the antique tractor pull, but would likely have to schedule it separate from Vetch Days if the celebration is held during the week. He suggested offering the carnival more guaranteed ticket sales for a weekend date. Alan Reicks said negotiations were made, several years in advance of the Q125 to guarantee a carnival for a weekend.
The dates for Vetch Days can’t be set until a contract is signed with the carnival which won’t be known till likely January 2016.
Upcoming events
Club members discussed the upcoming summer event at Kerkman’s Kove. “Vegas Night” will be the theme for the gathering to be held at Kerkman’s Kove (formerly FloBert Springs) on Friday, Aug. 7. Tickets are $10 per person and are now on sale at The Elgin Review, Bank of Elgin, Dean’s Market, Hometown Station and One Stop. Last year, approximately 170 tickets were sold for the event. Hosted by the Bank of Elgin, the meal will consist of brisket and all the fix-ins. Games will be played throughout the evening.
Presentation
Earlier in the meeting, Elgin’s two representatives at Girl’s State this year gave a presentation. Katie Polk and Whitney Walker Moore spoke about their experiences at the week-long event held in Lincoln. The girls shared their experiences, how they made friends which they remain in contact with.
“I would go back in a heartbeat,” Walker Moore said. “I would too,” Polk added. Altogether, 495 girls attended Girls State.

City Council To Meet Monday Night

July 31, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday night, August 3.
Items on the tentative agenda are:
• New water well updates
• Approval of Meis sub-division
• Bid for fire hall furnace
• CORE group presentation (8 p.m.)
• Action on Ordinance #640 (allowing golf carts on City streets)
• Action on increase of salary for Jeanette Meis for extra cleaning of park bathrooms
• Administrative policy for determination of potentially dangerous dogs
• Proposed annual wage ordinance #641
• Household hazardous waste pickup on Sept. 12 at a cost of $200
• Special meeting on August 12 at noon for presentation of proposed pool project
• Budget workshop date
• September meeting date
• Building permits — Terry and Reah Benes
Also a number of reports will be given (attorney, sheriff’s, maintenance, pool, trash/recycling, treasurer, etc.).
The meeting, open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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