August 18, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
By Dennis Morgan
Wheeler County’s “Favorite Son” Herb Mignery, joined by his wife Sherry, awarded the first-ever “Good Hand” award at the Wheeler County Fair. The first recipient was Sue Patrick.
Recognized as “amazing,” Patrick has left her mark in Wheeler County first as a teacher, and as an active community member.
“She not only was a dedicated teacher during school hours, she spent countless hours before and after school assisting the youth of our community to help them understand not only science, math and sports, but also how to be a good productive citizen,” read Randy Butterfield, president of the Wheeler County Ag Society. “She was also a major part of encouraging each child to become the best he/she could become. She built each child’s personal moral, encouraged creative thinking, spent time creating a teaching technique so every child could learn.”
Among her attributes is having a positive attitude, always willing to listen, guide and correct if the need would arise.
Patrick has played a vital part of making Wheeler Central & Wheeler County successful.
“She leads by example. Sue built a legacy in our school that is admired and she set a standard that encourages all around her to be ‘achievers.’ Sue has been a precious gift to so many of our youth, and to the adults in our community.
Patrick was unable to accept the award in person as she and her husband were in Pennsylvania with their grandchildren. She did send an e-mail which was read over the PA system.
“I am very honored and sorry that I cannot be there personally to accept this award,” she said in an email. “I have asked my favorite mother in-law to be there in my place as Scott and I are in Pennsylvania with our grandkids…I have been truly blessed to live in such a wonderful community for the past 40 years. Thank you so much.” Accepting the award on Sue’s behalf was her mother in-law, Toni Patrick.
Elgin area residents will wake up Sunday morning to as many as 250 bicyclists rolling through town.
The Seven Cities Bike Tour will be making its way through the area over the weekend.
This will mark the fifth year for the tour which begins Friday, Aug. 5 in Norfolk.
Riders will go from Norfolk to Petersburg on Saturday, arriving in time to take part in “Bash in the Burg” festivities.
They will spend the night in Petersburg, On Sunday morning, the Petersburg Community Club will serve breakfast to the riders.
Most bicyclists will leave Petersburg after 6 a.m. to begin a 51-mile trek back to Norfolk. They will pass through Elgin and most are expected to stop at The Plantation House for refreshments. From there they will pedal to Oakdale, Tilden and Meadow Grove before completing their trip at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk.
Pope John/St. Boniface “Back to School Night” will be held Friday, Aug. 12.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. and continuing til 7:30 p.m., parents and students are required to attend.
The open house will start at 5:30 p.m. for parents and students to bring their supplies to their classrooms and set up their lockers.
A meeting for parents will be held at 6 p.m. A grill out will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Student Council representatives will need to help supervise students during the parent meeting and to help in the serving line for the grill out.
The Elgin Veteran’s Club annual membership steak fry will be held Monday, August 8 at the Elgin KC Hall.
This is for all Legion & VFW members and Auxiliary members, former members, potential new members and spouses.
Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. p.m. with the meal to follow at 7 p.m.
As part of the evening’s festivities, there will be short presentations from students who attended Boys and Girls State earlier this year.
July 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Registration Night at Elgin Public Schools will be Wednesday, August 3, at the school gymnasium.
Principal Greg Wemhoff said all students 7th thru 12th grade are required to attend. A parent is expected to attend with their child as we will need much needed information for our new Student Information System. (Please bring all contact information. Information will be installed in the system on the 3rd) “We will accomplish a lot on this evening by completing final registrations with Mrs. Rittscher and receiving planners and lockers from Paula,” he said. “I will be discussing the Handbook and changes that can be expected for the 2016-2017 school year. Students will also pick up their computers when paperwork is completed and receive their passwords for the new Student Information System.”
Hopefully students and parents will come out of the evening with a final schedule, an understanding of expectations, and be prepared to start the school year on Monday, August 15.
Students who are unable to attend should contact Principal Wemhoff as soon as possible to plan accordingly.
The schedule is as follows:
7-7:30 p.m.: 7th thru 12th grade Pick up planners, info packets and complete registration
7:30-8 p.m.: 7th thru 12th grade Handbook Review/Concussion Presentation
Everyone can expect to receive the newsletter, lunch letter and calendars in the days to come. Practices will accommodate so students can be ready and on time for Registration Night. Anyone having questions should contact the school.