The District #18 Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday night, Jan. 15. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., will be held in the distance learning room.
As part of the reorganizational meeting which will occupy the first half of the meeting, the board will make legal designations for bank, newspaper, bus inspector, official financial agent and non-discrimination officer. According to the school’s website, it’s possible there could be a change made in the school’s attorney.
Prior to that, longtime EPS instructor Doug Jones will be appointed to the board to serve a two-year term as there were no candidates to fill the position when the general election was held.
Once Jones takes the oath of office, the six-member board will be asked to act on just one “action” item — to accept/reject bid or bids for new gymnasium flooring. At the December meeting, the board asked Superintendent Dan Polk to ask for bids to replace the floor which was installed when the gymnasium was constructed back in the 1970s. Should the board accept a bid, the new gym floor would be installed prior to the start of the 2015/16 school year.
Also during the meeting, Polk will report to board members on the following:
• no negotiated agreement to approve between the school district and the Elgin Education Association since the district is in the second year of a two-year pact
• Review board self-evaluation and superintendent’s evaluation
* Review a schedule and agenda for the annual board retreat to be held later this month
CEDAR RAPIDS — Leading by four points with eight minutes left to play, victory slipped through the Wolfpack’s paws as Riverside claimed a 67 to 55 victory in the championship game of the Riverside Holiday Tournament.
Played Friday evening on the Chargers’ home court, Elgin Public-Pope John couldn’t hold off the chargers in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Wolfpack 24 to eight.
The Chargers dominated the “paint” in the fourth quarter as 6’4” Tanner Hudson repeatedly broke down the Wolfpack’s defense for easy baskets.
The Wolfpack led 47 to 43 to start the fourth quarter. Back-to-back baskets by Noah Valasek knotted the score at 47-all. A Scott Moser field goal tied the game at 49-all. After a Jake Kennedy field goal, Wolfpack senior Kyle Heithoff scored at the 5:19 mark to knot the score at 51-all. The Wolfpack were then held scoreless for the next 3 1/2 minutes.
By the time Heithoff scored again, the Chargers had surged to a 62 to 53 lead.
A key to the Chargers’ success down the stretch was free throws. They connected on 10 of 12 free throws in the final five minutes of the game as the Wolfpack was forced to foul to try and mount a comeback.
The Wolfpack were led in scoring by Heithoff with 16 points,
Jack Borer sank three treys and finished with 14 points, Moser added 10.
The Wolfpack made 21 of 51 shots from the field and sank eight of 12 free throws.
Seth Schumacher led the Wolfpack in rebounds with 10.
Down by one point after the first quarter, the Wolfpack scored in bunches the rest of the game to defeat the Burwell Longhorns 61 to 36.
Over the final three quarters, the Wolfpack outscored the Longhorns 52 to 26 to claim the victory and advance to the championship game.
EPPJ took control of the game in the second quarter. Trailing 10 to nine at the start, the Wolfpack outscored their opponent 26 to seven to take a 35 to 17 lead at halftime.
Scott Moser had a memorable game. He connected on nine of 11 shots from the field and finished with a game-high 20 points. Also scoring in double figures for the Wolfpack was Zach Eischeid with 10. Moser also led the Wolfpack in assists with five.
Riverside 67, Wolfpack 55
Wolfpack………7 18 22 8 — 55
Riverside………5 16 22 24 — 67
Wolfpack — Dylan Behnk 0-0 0-0 0, Jack Borer 5-14 1-1 14, Zach Eischeid 0-2 2-4 2, Kyle Heithoff 7-12 0-0 16, Regan Kerkman 3-8 0-1 6, Austin Meis 0-3 0-0 0, Scott Moser 4-5 2-2 10, Seth Schumacher 2-7 3-4 7. Team totals: 21-51 8-12 55. Three-point shots: Jack Borer (3), Kyle Heithoff (2).
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 29 (Seth Schumacher 10). Assists — Wolfpack 15 (Seth Schumacher 5, Regan Kerkman 4). Steals — Wolfpack 5 (Jack Borer 2, Seth Schumacher 2). Turnovers — Wolfpack 7.
Wolfpack 61, Burwell 36
Wolfpack………9 26 10 16 — 61
Burwell……….10 7 8 11 — 36
Wolfpack — Dylan Behnk 0-3 0-0 0, Chad Bode 0-1 0-0 0, Jack Borer 3-7 2-2 8, Zach Eischeid 3-10 2-2 10, Kyle Heithoff 2-4 0-3 6, Kyle Kallhoff 1-2 0-0 2, Regan Kerkman 4-6 0-0 8, Austin Meis 1-5 0-0 2, Scott Moser 9-11 2-3 20, Seth Schumacher 2-5 0-1 5, Miles Schrage 0-0 0-2 0. Team totals: 25-54 6-13 61. Three-point shots — Zach Eischeid 2, Kyle Heithoff 2, Seth Schumacher 1.
Burwell — Devin Watts 3-8 2-8 9, Colten Krause 2-11 2-9 6, Jordan Scott 1-6 1-3 3, Ty Chaffin 2-17 5-8 9, Cayden Owens 3-7 0-0 7, Logan Simpson 1-6 0-2 2, Waylan David 0-1 0-0 0. Team totals: 12-56 10-30 36. Three-point shots: Devin Watts 1, Cayden Owens 1.
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 23 (Jack Borer 4, Zach Eischeid 4, Austin Meis 4), Burwell 31. Assists — Wolfpack 15 (Scott Moser 5), Burwell 6. Steals — Wolfpack 10 (Kyle Heithoff 2, Austin Meis 2), Burwell 6. Turnovers — Wolfpack 11, Burwell 11.
High school vocal and instrumental music students from more than 100 schools in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas have been selected to participate in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Honor Band and Choral Clinic on Jan. 26.
The event includes 697 students and features three choirs and two bands, which rehearse all day before presenting a 6 p.m. concert at the UNK Health and Sports Center.
The UNK Honor Band and Choral Clinic is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who were selected through auditions. Four students have been selected from Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School. They are:
Nicole Beckman — Honor Choir — Alto
Erin Beckman — Women’s Choir — Soprano
Jordan Mescher — Women’s Choir — Soprano
Elizabeth Selting — Women’s Choir — Alto
An Elgin businessman was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Elgin City Council.
At Monday night’s meeting, Mike Dvorak was sworn in as Ward 2 City Councilman, filling the empty seat created when Kenny Jochum chose not to run for re-election.
Mayor Mike Schmitt said he had just one person inquire about serving on the council.
Dvorak is the owner of Dvorak Construction and has been active in numerous community activities through the years. His term will be four years, meaning his seat will come up for election in 2018.
On another matter involving the makeup of the city council, Councilman Don Mackel was elected to the positiion of president of the council.
December 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The 25th annual Antelope County Shooters Club Gun Show will be held this weekend.
The sale will be Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4, at the Antelope County Fairgrounds in Neligh.
Setup will be on Friday night, Jan. 2, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Show hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission will be $4 per day. Children under 12 will be admitted free if they are accompanied by an adult.
For table reservations or additional information, contact Duane Childers at (402) 843-5348 (home) or (402) 843-8753 (cell).