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EPS Announces Summer Office Hours

May 19, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Summer “office hours” at the Elgin Public Schools will be from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  Several staff are around campus before and after that time daily but the office will be open during those designated times.

Pope John Paper Drive To Be Saturday

May 19, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, May 21.
Those in the Isidore and Gonzaga Houses are in charge of the project. The following are contact persons:
• Clearwater, Rural St. John and Ewing — Brody Hupp (402) 336-6403
• Neligh — Calli Krebs (402) 929-3284
• Petersburg and Raeville — Miles Schrage (402) 843-0286
• Elgin — Jordan Mescher (402) 843-6602 or Sister Pat (402) 843-5461
Items to be collected are:
• Newspapers, phone books, paperbacks and shredded paper, magazines, slick papers and mailings. Only flattened cereal boxes, etc., of that quality.
If at all possible, please have papers bagged, (brown bags or plastic ones), but not put in cardboard boxes.
Items which are not to be collected are:
Corrugated cardboard boxes, hard covered books (unless the covers are removed), spiral notebooks, calendars, manuals, etc.
Please have the materials at the pick-up locations by 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, or placed in the protected area in front of the St. Boniface Gym no sooner than Friday,  but no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Pope John Graduation Held On Mother’s Day

May 12, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

One by one, 17 diplomas signifying graduation from Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School were conferred upon seniors Sunday afternoon.
With St. Boniface Gymnasium nearly full of family and friends, Pope John’s 49th graduating class finished one chapter of their lives and took the first steps into a new chapter full of possibilities.
“There is a universal truth that we all have to face whether we like it or not. Everything eventually ends. But with endings, comes new beginnings. Sometimes life feels like endless chapters of goodbyes. Today is the day when we look back on our past years together,” Class Speaker Jenna Parks said. She went on, over the course of a few minutes to reflect on the memories they created and to look forward to what lies before them.
Parks said when they entered junior high “in the brick building,” the 17 seniors became family, both excited and a little scared about what was to come. What made them family? She said it was the shared experiences. “Together we have laughed and cried, succeeded and failed. But most importantly, together we have grown closer to God. I know for a fact that we are all walking away today thankful that we were able to learn about God and grow in our Catholic faith,” Parks said.

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

Man Charged With Felony Theft Dies While In Custody

May 12, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

An inmate of the Boone County Jail died while in custody Thursday evening, May 5, and the matter is now under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol.
Kadence Steele, 31, whose address was listed as Elgin, NE, was found unconscious and unresponsive in his jail cell at 7:43 p.m. on May 5. He was trans-ported by Albion Rescue to the Boone County Health Center, where he was prono-unced dead, according to Boone County Attorney James Ely, Jr.

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

Community Surveys Need To Be Completed!!

May 5, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Remember those community attitude/income surveys sent out last month? Hopefully more of you will remember to fill them out and return them. At Monday night’s Elgin City Clerk Vicki Miller said so far, less than half of the income surveys have been returned to Northeast Nebraska Economic Develop-ment District (NENEDD).
Mayor Mike Schmitt and council members appeared frustrated with the news as the income surveys are critical to the community becoming eligible for federal and state grants like other area communities have received. Miller said she received one unsigned letter asking why Elgin doesn’t receive the type of community grants that others towns do? The answer, she said, is a simple one. Elgin will become eligible for those type of grants if residents fill out the income surveys and return them to NENEDD in envelopes provided with the surveys. No one at City Hall will see the completed surveys so privacy will be maintained.

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