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ERPPD To Update Elgin’s Electrical System

March 4, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elkhorn Rural Public Power District has announced that electrical system improvements will be done in Elgin in the coming months.
Electrical customers were notified Monday that work will be done over the next six months. The project “will upgrade the service in Elgin from 2400/4160 volts to 7200/12470 volts, establish two additional power supply routes and upgrade a substation located east of Elgin. According to Todd Knutson, general foreman, these enhancements “will improve service and reliability to businesses as well as Elgin residents.”
Already, ERPPD workers have been staking and organizing the project. As weather permits, workers will be changing insulators and transformers this spring before the conversion takes place in late August or September. During the conversion process, different sections of town, Knutson indicated, will be out of power as that division is worked on. Customers will be notified of power outages prior to work beginning in select areas.

Scholarship Drive Donations Surpass $1,500

March 4, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Donations to the Elgin Area Community Foundation annual scholarship drive have exceeded $1,500 in just three weeks. New donations were received last week from Kurt & Linda Blair, BSNB Farms, Inc. - Bruce & Joanne Anderson, Karl & Margaret Hensley, Phyllis Kinney, Robert & Mary Bauer, Kim Rozeboom, Steve & Becky Kerkman, Ken & Joyce Reestman and from Ed & Anne Parks.
This year, as in years past, the Elgin Area Community Foundation, who oversees the fund drive, will be able to get matching funds for all funds raised before April 30. The match is given by the Col. Barney Oldfield and Vada Kinman Trust.
Persons wishing to contribute to the scholarship fund can send their donations to Elgin Scholarship Drive c/o Elgin Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 345, Elgin, NE 69636-0345.

EKG’s “Catwalks & Cocktails” Set For Saturday

February 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Merriam-Webster defines the word “fashion” as a popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people.
The Elgin Ko-Ed Group (EKG) is going to give area residents a sweet taste of fashion on Saturday night.
“Catwalks & Cocktails” will be held at the Elgin Community Center. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the sold-out event.
According to organizer Jessie Reestman, the event will feature two distinct fashion shows. The adult fashion show will feature items from Moyer’s, bomgaars, The Boot Rack, and three eighteen On THE AVENUE.
A kid’s fashion show by the Elgin Bargain Box will also provide a wide array of entertainment for those in attendance.

Knights To Hold Soup Cook Off March 19

February 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The first time was a smash. The second time promises to be even better. The Elgin Knights of Columbus are in the process of preparing for the second annual “Soup Cook Off & Tasting.” The event is scheduled for March 19, at the Elgin K.C. Hall.
Doors will open and soup will be served, starting at 5:30 p.m. Special entertainment for the event will begin at 6:30 p.m.
According to Jason Hoefer, those attending will be able to sample an assortment of soups, plus enjoy a bowl of the house vegetable beef or chili soups. Also, those attending will be able to vote for their favorite soup from a limited number of entries.
Entries are now being accepted for the cook off. Persons interested should contact Hoefer (402-843-8054) or Jerry Heithoff (402-843-2467) by Friday, March 11.

Wild Game Feed Date Announced

February 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Plans are starting to formulate for Elgin’s annual Wild Game Feed.
Starting it’s twelfth year, it is now held annually on St. Patrick’s Day. This year it will be on a Thursday (March 17) at Boomerangs. You can expect a variety of dishes prepared by local cooks. This year, plans are for pheasant, duck, rabbit, quail, venison, wild hog, elk and many other dishes.
There is no charge to attend and enjoy the food. If you would like to bring a wild (or tame) dish, salad, dessert or casserole, contact organizers Phil Kluthe (402-843-5538) or Jerry Mundorf (402-843-8089).

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