January 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Last month, the Elgin Community Foundation (ECF) began their annual fund drive.
An affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, the ECF is working to help prepare the community for a future of prosperity by preserving our wealth, investing in our people now and building resources for tomorrow’s opportunities.
So far, more than $5,000 has been received.
New donations were received from:
Elgin Pharmacy; Karl & Margaret Hensley; Merle & Emily Borer; Dale & Renee Schindler; Mildred Pelster; Joshua Schindler; Mary Helen Schrage; Deb & Kyle Warren; Juan Hoefer; Chris & Laurie Waterbury; Todd & Melissa Heithoff; Leonard & Ann Beckman; Dvorak Construction; Peggy Schindler; George & Carol Busteed; Karen Eischeid; and Ed & Anne Parks.
The total raised so far is $5,010.
The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Seniors and freshmen are in charge of the project.
The following are contact persons:
Clearwater and Rural St. John — Brandon Funk — (402-485-2710)
Neligh — Jacob Ramold — (402-887-4170)
Petersburg and Raeville — Peter Starman — (402-386-5570)
Elgin — Corin Pelster — (402-843-0596) or Sister Pat — (402-843-5461)
They will collect newspapers, phone books, paperbacks, slick papers and mailings; only flattened cereal boxes, etc., of that quality.
Please note — If at all possible, please have papers bagged, (brown bags or plastic ones), but not put in cardboard boxes.
Items which they will not collect are: corrugated cardboard boxes, hard covered books (unless the covers are removed), spiral notebooks, calendars, manuals, etc.
Area residents are encouraged to please have the materials at the pick-up locations by 8 AM on Saturday, January 25, or placed in the protected area in front of the St. Boniface Gym no sooner than Friday, January 24, but no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The date has been set for a public hearing on proposed regulations for pipeline construction in Antelope County.
On February 3, beginning at 8 p.m., the Antelope County Planning Commission will hear comments for and against proposed guidelines.
Months in the making, the guidelines have been sought to address concerns regarding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline should it be approved by President Barack Obama.
The proposed pipeline regulations may be examined in the office of the Antelope County Clerk or the Zoning Office during normal business hours at any time prior to the public hearing.
All interested parties may offer oral comments at the public hearing and/or may file written comments with the Antelope County Planning Commission provided such written comments are received by the Commission prior to close of business Thursday, January 30, 2014.
Written comments may be mailed to Antelope County Planning Commission, 501 M Street, Rm. 8, Neligh NE 68756.
KEARNEY – High school vocal and instrumental music students from 118 schools in Nebraska and Kansas have been selected to participate in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Honor Band and Choral Clinic on Jan. 27.
The event includes 677 students and features three choirs and two bands, which rehearse all day before presenting a 6 p.m. concert at the UNK Health and Sports Center.
Admission to the concert is $3.
There is no admission charge for participants, music directors and preschool children.
Students from Elgin schools participating will be:
Elgin Public — Kaitlyn Polk and Madison Voborny — choir
Elgin Pope John XXIII — Casey Pelster and Taylor Knievel — choir
The 15th annual banquet of the Golden Prairie Pheasants Forever will be held Friday, Jan. 24, at the Neligh American Legion.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to be served at 7 p.m.
There will be games, auctions, raffles and lots of fun.
Tickets can now be purchased! They are available at Wanek Drug and Blackburn Manufacturing Co., both in Neligh. Or, they can be purchased by calling (402) 750-9931 and picked up at the door that night.
Come and support Antelope County’s pheasant habitat!