April 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Your community newspaper, The Elgin Review, was again recognized for journalistic contributions during the 142nd Annual Convention of the Nebraska Press Association.
In competition amongst newspapers of similar size, in the areas of advertising, newspaper design and promotion, the Review received four first place awards and six total.
Judges from the Arkansas Press Association awarded the newspaper with first place awards in the following categories:
* Agricultural Advertisement — The newspaper’s first place entry was for an ad entitled “Knowing You” designed for The Bank of Elgin
* Editorial Page — Judges said good editorials like the one in the May 27, 2015 issue focusing on the death penalty vote by the State Legislature, focusing in particular on State Senator Kate Sullivan’s stance on the issue, merited the first place award being given to the newspaper.
• Public Notice and Its Promotion — A house ad designed by Publisher Lynell Morgan earned top honors. “Every newspaper in America should be publishing this,” the Arkansas judge said.
• Specialty Pages — The newspaper earned top honors for its “Salute To Agriculture” special section published April 2015. “Excellent overall, well-written information for the agriculture audience,” the judge said.
The newspaper also received two third place awards. One was for single retail advertising idea, black and white, for an ad entitled “Busted” citing the need for all dogs in Elgin needing to be licensed. The other third place award was for single classified ad idea, black and white, for an ad designed for Kallhoff Electric entitled “That Had to Hurt.”
“We’re grateful for the six awards we received in the “Better Newspaper Contest” sponsored annually by the NPA. “More important than awards to Lynell and I, is the commitment to continue to be the first place people turn to for real news, reliable news about our Elgin community,” said NPA President and Elvin Review Publisher Dennis Morgan.
The awards were handed out Saturday night at the convention held in Kearney and attended by nearly 200 journalists from across the state.
April 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
St. Bonaventure Parish at Raeville will hold a rummage/bake sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1.
Money raised from the event will go towards construction of a new parish hall. Hours for the rummage/bake sale will be:
Friday, April 29 — 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 30 — 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Church and rectory tours will be available during that time. Old and new items will be for sale and there will be product vendors in the rectory.
Also, a lunch stand will be available for those looking for a bite to eat.
In February, parishioners received approval from Omaha Archdiocese Arch-bishop George Lucas to go forward with the project. More than two-thirds (nearly $268,000 has been collected/pledged) of the $350,000 has been raised so far.
The 73rd annual St. Boniface High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Elgin.
This year’s honor classes are 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961 and 1966.
The evening begins with a 5:30 pm Mass at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Social hour to follow (6:30 pm) at the Hall prior to the start of the banquet. Cost will be $16 per person. Pre-paid reservations can be sent to Nancy Selting, 52545 839 RD, Elgin NE 68636.
The Elgin Community Club will gather for their April meeting on Monday, April 25 at the Elgin Community Center.
A catered meal of Windsor Loin, baked potato, scalloped corn, coleslaw & pie, will be served by Jodine Meis.
Please RSVP to Lynell Morgan at The Elgin Review (402-843-5500) by Friday, April 22 at 5 pm for the meal. Serving will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the business meeting to follow at 7 p.m.
Members are welcome to come earlier at 6 p.m. with “refreshments” to socialize before dinner and the meeting.
It’s that time of year again!
The Elgin Women’s Club will meet Saturday, April 23 for the Spring Breakfast.
The breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. at Steepleview.