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District #18 School Board Meets Tonight

March 13, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Electrical service to the Elgin football field is among the action items board members will consider when the District #18 School Board meets this week.
The monthly meeting will be held Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the distance learning room at the high school.
At the February meeting, the board approved Midwest Electrical Services to install new lighting around the football field. They were the low bidder among four firms submitting bids. When board members convene Thursday, they will review and likely approve an estimate for electrical service to the football field to accomodate the new lighting system.
Other items on the action agenda for the board to consider are:
• Approve estimate for ADA ramp for bleachers
• Offer teacher contracts
Also during the meeting, the board will hear a report from the building & grounds committee, review board goals, the principal/AD report, and a report from the superintendent.
The meeting is open to the public.

Supervisors Approve Donation to New Community Sign

March 13, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin Community Club received support last week from the Antelope County Supervisors in their mission to replace the community with a new modern electronic sign.
Meeting Tuesday, March 4, the supervisors approved a request for funds from the County Improvement Fund which was approved on a six to zero vote (Charlie Henery was absent from the meeting).
Supervisors approved the request in the amount of $1,500 for the sign to advertise local non-profit events.

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

Date Set For Wild Game Feed

March 6, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Plans are progressing towards the 10th annual Wild Game Feed to be held later this month.
According to organizers Phil Kluthe and Jerry Mundorf, the dinner will be held at Boomerang’s on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday March 17.
Serving will begin at 7 p.m.
As in the past, there will also be tame game, potatoes, salads, desserts and casseroles. There is no charge and all adults are welcome.
Some of the wild game to be served will be deer, pheasant, duck, elk, wild & tame turkey, moose, fish, casseroles and soups.
If you can bring a wild game dish, a salad or casserole, call Kluthe (402) 843-5538 or Mundorf (402) 843-8089 so that it can be listed on the menu sheet.
It is desirable if you can prepare your own dish however if you are unable, Kluthe or Mundorf may be able to prepare it along with their own dishes.

Miller Files For City Council

March 6, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

With Monday being the filing deadline for a number of elective offices, there were some last-minute filings at the Antelope County Courthouse.
Duane Miller has filed for the Ward I seat on the Elgin City Council. The seat has previously been held by Shirley Nissen who chose not to seek re-election this year after many years in that position. Antelope County Assessor Heather McWhorter will face a challenge from Kelly Mueller of Neligh who filed before the deadline. Both McWhorter and Mueller are Republicans. Among the other local and area races up for election and the candidates who have filed are (* denotes incumbent):
County Supervisor District #1 — Jerald Schwager*
County Supervisor District #3 — Neil Williby*
County Supervisor District #5 — Eddie J. Schindler
County Supervisor District #7 — LeRoy Kerkman*
Antelope County Attorney — Joseph Abler*
Antelope County Clerk — Lisa Payne
Clerk of the District Court — Judith Cole*
Antelope County Treasurer — Sandy Knapp*
Antelope County Sheriff — Robert Moore*
Elgin City Mayor — Mike Schmitt*
Neligh/Oakdale School District #9 — Carrie Pitzer*, Traci Jacobsen* and Kenny Reinke
Clearwater School District #6 — Josh Mlnarik*, Joe Thiele* and Regina Krebs*
Elgin School District #18 — Steve Busteed*, Bob Hoefer*, Steve Heithoff* and Stan Heithoff*
Antelope County Weed Control Board — Robert Hofacker* and Robert Lewis*
Oakdale Village Trustee — Kyle Guggenmos*

Movie ‘Nebraska’s’ Elgin Scene Featured On Academy Awards

March 6, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Anyone who watched the ‘Oscars’ Monday night may have noticed a familiar sight during the three and one-half hour telecast.
The movie ‘Nebraska’ was up for six awards Sunday night, but came up empty.
However, during the announcement of the nominees for best supporting actress, a clip from the movie was shown which Elgin residents recognized as being shot when film crews were here.
The scene featured actress June Squibb playing the role of Kate Grant, acerbic wife of Woody. It was shot at the Elgin cemeteries where she stands near the head stone of “Keith White” and what follows is movie history.
Off in the distance, clearly visible, is the farmstead of Kevin and Pam Dinslage.
Who says Elgin isn’t big-time? Just ask Hollywood!

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