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Sign-Up Extended for EPS Alumni Banquet

June 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Sign-up has been extended for the annual Elgin High School Alumni Banquet.
The banquet, to be held in the air-conditioned EHS gymnasium, will be held Saturday, June 21, as part of the Elgin Q125 celebration.
According to Laurie Waterbury, the deadline to sign-up to attend the banquet will now be Tuesday, June 17.
The cost to attend the banquet will be $20 per person.
An open house will be held at the school from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
The banquet will begin at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
To learn more about the event, visit www.elgineagles.org.

New Community Sign Installed, More Than $20,000 Raised

June 5, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The new Elgin Community Club message board is up and greeting those driving through Elgin. The much-needed upgrade was completed last Wednesday. Event messages, the date/time/temperature and other community services will be posted daily on the digital message board.  However, one final detail remains to be done.
The Community Club is still a few thousand dollars short of the complete amount needed for the sign. Many businesses and several funding organizations have been generous in helping donate to the new sign.
The sign was created by Love Signs out of Norfolk.
So far, more than $20,000 has been raised by club members for the new sign, leaving just $5,113.03 to be raised yet to completely pay off the bill.
The total cost of the sign, including installation, is $25,463.03.
The City of Elgin is the largest donor, having contributed $5,000 from city sales tax funds with just one stipulation — that the sign remain in its current location which the Community Club readily agreed to. Other donations received so far are:
• Richard Kalvelage Gift Trust — $2,500
• Antelope County (promotional fund) — $1,500
• Elgin Ko-Ed Group (EKG) — $1,000
• Invenergy — $1,000
• Sapp Brothers Petroleum — $750
• Lordemann Insurance — $500
Additional funds have been pledged. Those donors are:
• Central Valley Ag/Land O’Lakes — $3,800
• Elgin Area Community Foundation — $2,500
• Dean’s Market — $500
• The Elgin Review — $500
• Bank of Elgin — $500
• Town & Country Veterinary Clinic — $500
One of the unique facets of the sign is being able to program it from City Hall without having to use a land line connection. That was one of the key considerations in going with Love Signs, another was the training provided by staff from Love Signs.
If you or your business would like to help the club with those final dollars needed, donations may be dropped off to club treasurer Anne Parks at the Bank of Elgin or mailed to Elgin Community Club, PO Box 277, Elgin, NE 68636.

CVA/UFC Merger Meeting To Be Friday

May 28, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

One in a series of meetings across northeast Nebraska to provide information about the proposed merger between Central Valley Ag (CVA) and United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) will be held in Elgin this week.
The informational meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 30, at 7:30 a.m. at the KC Hall in Elgin.
It will be one of three such meetings in the area. A meeting in Humphrey will be held at Club 81 at noon.
Another meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the CVA office in St. Edward.
Last March, the boards of Directors for both CVA and UFC unanimously approved and entered into a Letter of Intent to finalize an Agreement and Plan of Merger which, should it be approved by members and stockholders of the two cooperatives, would result in a merger.
UFC serves patrons in 22 counties in Nebraska and Kansas from 32 locations by a team of more than 235 fulltime employees.
CVA has a team of 494 employees to provide grain, agronomy and feed services to customers at 34 locations throughout 27 counties in Nebraska.

Elgin Trio Receive NECC Nursing Pins

May 28, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Associate degree nursing and practical nursing students received their nursing pins in a special ceremony recently at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
In addition to the Pinning Ceremony, two associate degree nursing and two practical nursing student were presented the Essence of Nursing Award for their consistent academic effort, caring actions, positive motivation toward classroom learning and clinical experience, and professional behaviors.
Associate Degree Nursing Students Lauren Selting, Elgin, and Catlin Sohl, Lee’s Summit, MO, and Practical Nursing Students Allison Davis, Wayne, and Kerry Mutschelknaus, Norfolk, were honored with the award.
Upon completion of the first two semesters of nursing studies at Northeast, students are eligible to take the National Council of Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become licensed practical nurses. Students who hold a 3.0 grade point average in their nursing courses are eligible to complete the last two semesters of the Northeast program and take the National Council of Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to practice as licensed registered nurses.
Students who graduate with an associate degree in nursing are eligible to continue their studies for a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The general education courses for a bachelor of science in nursing can be taken at Northeast Community College.
Among the students who were pinned with the Associate Degree Nursing pin were Lauren Selting and Traci Beckman. Stacey Schiltmeyer of Elgin received the Practical Nursing pin.

Date Set For St. Boniface Alumni Banquet

May 28, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The 71st annual St Boniface High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, June 21.
The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
The evening will begin with Mass at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 5:30 p.m. Social hour will start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.
The cost will be $16 per reservation (checks made to St. Boniface Alumni).  Prepaid reservations are due by June 12.  They can be sent to Joyce Knievel, 805 E 5th St., Neligh, NE 68756. This year’s honor classes are 1944,1949,1954,1959 and 1964.

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