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First Day Of School At EPS Is August 14

August 8, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Thursday, August 14, will mark the first day of classes for students attending Elgin Public Schools.
Summer vacation for students was just short of three months. On the first day of classes, school will begin at 8:15 a.m. and dismiss at 1 p.m. Morning pre-school will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on the first day.
Afternoon preschool will begin on Monday, Aug. 18.
Beginning on Friday, Aug. 15, students will adhere to a regular schedule for school. Classes will begin at 8:15 a.m. and run til 3:43 p.m. (high school) and 3:40 p.m. (K-6). Morning preschool (four-year-olds) will be held each weekday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Afternoon preschool (three-year-olds) will be Monday thru Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will begin on Aug. 14. Breakfast will be $1.40 and will begin at 7:45 a.m. Student lunches will be priced at $2 for PreK-6; $2.25 for grades 7-12 per meal. Extra milk is 35 cents/carton. EPS faculty are:
Michael Becker — Health, Physical Education
Deb Beckman — Second Grade
Barb Bode — Guidance, Family & Consumer Science
Crystal Borer — Fourth Grade, Math Grades 4, 5 & 6
Allison Dolezal — Science
Kerri Drueke, — Librarian, 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts
Krista Eisenhauer — Third Grade
Randy Eisenhauer — Fifth Grade, Science Grades 4, 5 & 6
Dianne Gunderson — First Grade
Eric Heithoff — Music
Rita Heithoff — Art
Jeane Johnson — Math
Amy Klein — Languages
Eric Mlinar— Business, Computer
Ken Newcomb — Junior High Math
Wes Prater — Social Studies
Julia Schwartz — Ag Education
Stacy Shumake-Henn — English
Brenda Siems — Kindergarten
Tina Thiele-Blecher — Title 1
Shirley Thorberg — Sixth Grade, Social Studies Grades 4, 5 & 6
Sue Vanis — Preschool & Resource Teacher
Kim Zwingman — Resource Teacher

TransCanada Spokesman Says 80 Percent of Easements Signed In Antelope County

August 8, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Tne Antelope County Board of Supervisors were told Tuesday morning TransCanada officials continue to work with landowners on easements connected with the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Jeff Rau, aspokesman for TransCanada/Keystone XL Pipeline told the supervisors Tuesday morning that 80 percent of the easements in Antelope County have been signed.

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

Elgin City Council To Meet Monday

August 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin City Council will meet Monday night, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. Agenda items are:
• Professional Retail Operations Agreement with ERPPD
• New water well update
• Culverts at Paul Pelster’s property
• Costs of concreting alley approach
• Setting September meeting date and set date for budget workshop
• Block off street for car show August 16 — Kim Polston
• Grant for rubber at park
• Pool committee
• Approve Michelle Schultz as EMT to EVFD
• Block off street for car show on September 6 — Duane Esau
• Building permits — Tom Bergstrom, Steve Finn & Shirley Nissen

Q125 Car Show Rescheduled

August 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

There was a good turnout of members for the July meeting and they spent more than an hour discussing events and planning ahead.
President Duane Esau announced the date for the Q125 Car Show. The event was to have been held on the Sunday of the Q125 celebration last month. However, weather forced the event to be postponed. Esau said the new date for the car show will be Saturday, Sept. 6, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the south side of Elgin City Park. Afterwards, there will be a “Cruise Night” in Elgin.
Preparations continue for the club’s summer lake party. Esau said the party this year will have a “Western” theme. Slated to be held on Friday, Aug. 8 at Kerkman’s Kove, the hoedown will feature beef brisket, cowboy baked beans, cucumbers and dessert. The club has obtained a liquor license for the event.
Setup for the hoedown will be Thursday evening, Aug. 7.

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

EPS Elementary/Pre-School Open House Announced

August 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

EPS K-12 Principal Greg Wemhoff announced that the date for a school open house will be on August 18 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
“This is a chance for the students and parents to come to the school and meet and visit his or her classroom teacher and it is also opportunity for students and parents to walk around the school,” he said. “As a fairly new community member I look forward to meeting many of you at the open house.”
He said there are two major changes in curriculum this year and they will be discussed further at the Open House. “We have brought a new Language Arts series into the elementary called Adventures in Language along with a new math series called Saxon Math. We feel that both of these programs will be beneficial to the students of Elgin Elementary and will enhance their learning,” Wemhoff added.
The Schedule:
6:30 – 6:50 p.m. —  meeting in the gymnasium to introduce Adventures in Language and Saxon Math to students and parents
6:50 – 7:30 p.m. — Parents and students are welcomed to tour the school, visit classrooms and have a Q and A session with their child’s classroom teacher.
• Cookies and juice social. Enjoy!

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