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Antelope County Treasurer Pleads Guilty, Fined

April 23, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

antelope-co-logo-copyHaving considered sentencing County Treasurer Sandy Knapp to serve time behind bars, Judge Alan Brodbeck instead handed down a fine during court proceedings Thursday morning.
As part of a plea agreement, Knapp pled guilty to public official-misuse of property/funds and another charge (official misconduct) was dismissed. For the Class III misdemeanor, she was fined $500 plus $49 court costs by July 1, 2015.
The charges stemmed from her past actions as country treasurer, where she did not publish her own personal property taxes which were delinquent and subject to annual tax sales.
The case was prosecuted by the Nebraska Attorney General’s office. Assistant Attorney General Laura Nigro made no recommendation on sentencing. However, Knapp’s attorney, Ted Lohrberg urged the judge to only fine her the misdemeanor charge.
Brodbeck said his decision to issue only a fine came, in part, because voters re-elected her in November 2014.

Scholarship Drive Tops $2,000

April 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin Scholarship Drive has surpassed the $2,000 plateau.
Donations last week boosted the scholarship fund to $2,225, according to information supplied by Anne Parks. Making donations to the fund last week were Mildred Pelster, Loretta Krause along with Steve & Casey Busteed, all of Elgin; and Korene Fehringer of Columbus.
The 2015 Elgin Scholarship Drive is sponsored annually by the Elgin Area Community Foundation.
Individuals or families wishing to contribute to the fund can send their donations to the Elgin Area Community Foundation, Box 345, Elgin, NE 68636-0345.

Girls State Delegates, Alternates Announced

April 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

American Legion Auxiliary Elgin Unit #229 announced last week names of the local students who will attend Cornhusker Girls State in Lincoln later this year.
Representing Elgin at Girls State will be Kaitlyn Polk, a junior at Elgin High School and Whitney Walker Moore, a junior at Pope John Central Catholic (PJCC) High School. Named as alternates were Lexie Heithoff and Karissa Dicke both of PJCC. Girls State sponsors this year are Legion Auxiliary Unit #229 and the Elgin Community Club.

City Moving Forward With Plans For New Test Well

April 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Meeting Monday night, April 6, Mayor Mike Schmitt and the Elgin City Council finally got some “good news” concerning the search for a new water well.
City Engineer John Zwingman shared information about a water bearing formation approximately 400 feet below the surface which might provide the source for a new water well.
The City has been searching for a new well site for many months now, after learning one of their water wells had arsenic levels above acceptable standards, according to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
Since that time, City officials have been working with Zwingman and his firm Advanced Consulting Engineering Services to find a new well site.
Last year, one location was found to be used as a test well site, but water samples did not meet the necessary criteria to continue there.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Scholarship Fund Drive At $1,600

April 2, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Since the campaign was announced several weeks ago, $1,600 has been raised in donations for the 2015 Elgin Scholarship Drive sponsored by the Elgin Area Community Foundation.
Contributions last week came from Margaret Kerkman, Tom & Marilyn Reilly,Wilfred & Evelyn Arehart, John & Patricia Sehi, Karl & Margaret Hensley, Dale & Renee Schindler, Betty Salber, Kyle & Deb Warren and Kurt & Linda Blair .
Individuals or families wishing to contribute to the fund can send their donations to the Elgin Area Community Foundation, Box 345, Elgin, NE 68636-0345.

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