December 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
A number of local businesses will have special hours next week due to the Christmas holiday.
The Elgin Post Office will close at noon on Christmas Eve and be closed on Christmas day. The post office will resume normal hours of operation on Friday, Dec. 26.
The Antelope County Courthouse will close at noon on Christmas Eve. The courthouse will be closed on Christmas day and also on Friday, Dec. 26.
The courthouse will resume regular business hours on Monday, Dec. 29.
The Bank of Elgin will close at noon on Christmas Eve. After being closed on Christmas day, the bank will resume regular business hours on Friday, Dec. 26.
Pope John/St. Boniface schools will dismiss on Friday, Dec. 19. Elgin Public will dismiss for the Christmas break on Monday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. Classes at the school will resume on Monday, Jan. 5, weather permitting.
The Elgin Review newspaper office will close at noon on Christmas Eve. All federal and state offices will be closed on Christmas day and Dec. 26.
December 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Antelope County Treasurer Sandy Knapp has been charged with official misconduct.
Charges of one count of official misconduct and one count of public official-misuse of property/funds, both misdemeanors, were filed in Antelope County by the Nebraska Attorney General’s office this week. Serving as special prosecutor is Nebraska Assistant Attorney General Laura Nigro.
Knapp was arraigned before Judge Donna Taylor Friday. Knapp is being represented by Norfolk attorney Ted Lohrberg.
Judge Taylor ordered a $4,000 personal recognizance bond for Knapp.
The next hearing will be Wednesday, Jan. 7 when Judge Taylor will hear arguments on a motion filed by Lohrberg to quash.
The charges against Knapp stem from information uncovered by an audit performed by the county’s auditor, Morrow, Davies and Toelle, P.C. which was presented to the Antelope County Board of Supervisors in January 2014. Since then, based on the information and other information gathered by the office of Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts, a complete audit of the county was conducted.
According to the report from the State Auditor’s office, real property owned by the county treasurer “in the name of Sandra and Alan Knapp, that was subject to sale due to delinquent property taxes” was not published in a newspaper for tax years 2009, 2010 and 2011 and was not included in the tax sale for any of those years.
Knapp was re-elected to the office of county treasurer in November, running unopposed.
She has held the position since 1995.
The mobile food pantry, sponsored by various churches in Antelope County, will be dispersing food on Tuesday, December 16, from 5-6:30 pm, at the Legion Club in Neligh. The goal is to provide free food to those whose needs are great and resources are limited without being restricted by income guidelines. Items include canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and desserts. Gates open at 5 p.m. Workers are needed to help unload truck & setup tables at 2:30 p.m., all other workers are asked to be there by 4 p.m.
Don’t fill those stockings to the brim just yet. Leave a little extra space beneath the Christmas tree. The book fair is coming to town just in time for Christmas. The Elgin Education Association will be sponsoring a book fair for students in grades Pre-K-12.
The fair will be located in the EPS Gym and will be open Monday, December 15th right after school until shortly before the annual Christmas concert begins. Sales will continue for approximately one hour following the concert.
Individuals who would like to view available products ahead of time or even shop online may log onto the following website: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/elginelementaryschool2
Purchases made online will also result in additional Scholastic bucks for EPS.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be coming to Elgin next week. Elgin Public Schools will host the December visit of the bloodmobile which will be on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
The bloodmobile will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment to donate blood should contact the school at (402) 843-2455.