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Pope John Graduation Held On Mother’s Day

May 12, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

One by one, 17 diplomas signifying graduation from Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School were conferred upon seniors Sunday afternoon.
With St. Boniface Gymnasium nearly full of family and friends, Pope John’s 49th graduating class finished one chapter of their lives and took the first steps into a new chapter full of possibilities.
“There is a universal truth that we all have to face whether we like it or not. Everything eventually ends. But with endings, comes new beginnings. Sometimes life feels like endless chapters of goodbyes. Today is the day when we look back on our past years together,” Class Speaker Jenna Parks said. She went on, over the course of a few minutes to reflect on the memories they created and to look forward to what lies before them.
Parks said when they entered junior high “in the brick building,” the 17 seniors became family, both excited and a little scared about what was to come. What made them family? She said it was the shared experiences. “Together we have laughed and cried, succeeded and failed. But most importantly, together we have grown closer to God. I know for a fact that we are all walking away today thankful that we were able to learn about God and grow in our Catholic faith,” Parks said.

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

Man Charged With Felony Theft Dies While In Custody

May 12, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

An inmate of the Boone County Jail died while in custody Thursday evening, May 5, and the matter is now under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol.
Kadence Steele, 31, whose address was listed as Elgin, NE, was found unconscious and unresponsive in his jail cell at 7:43 p.m. on May 5. He was trans-ported by Albion Rescue to the Boone County Health Center, where he was prono-unced dead, according to Boone County Attorney James Ely, Jr.

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

Community Surveys Need To Be Completed!!

May 5, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Remember those community attitude/income surveys sent out last month? Hopefully more of you will remember to fill them out and return them. At Monday night’s Elgin City Clerk Vicki Miller said so far, less than half of the income surveys have been returned to Northeast Nebraska Economic Develop-ment District (NENEDD).
Mayor Mike Schmitt and council members appeared frustrated with the news as the income surveys are critical to the community becoming eligible for federal and state grants like other area communities have received. Miller said she received one unsigned letter asking why Elgin doesn’t receive the type of community grants that others towns do? The answer, she said, is a simple one. Elgin will become eligible for those type of grants if residents fill out the income surveys and return them to NENEDD in envelopes provided with the surveys. No one at City Hall will see the completed surveys so privacy will be maintained.

Date Set For 2016 EHS Alumni Banquet

May 5, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The date for this year’s EHS Alumni Banquet will be Saturday, June 25 at the Elgin High School gymnasium. The 10-year class (Class of 2006) is in charge of the banquet this year.  The banquet will be held in the air-conditioned Elgin High School gymnasium.
The 2016 Elgin High School Alumni Committee has finalized plans for the Alumni Banquet. Evites have been sent out to every alumni that the committee has email addresses. Postcards were sent out to the remainder of alumni. If you have not received an evite or a postcard, please contact the school as soon as possible so we can update the spreadsheet for future alumni committees.
The cost of the banquet meal will be $20 per person. Reservations are necessary to ensure having sufficient food. If you are planning to attend the banquet, please pay for your reservations in advance (via Paypal:paypal.me/EPSAlumni or check made payable to Elgin Public School Alumni Association). Reservations will not be considered complete until payment is received.
Any additional financial support would assist school improvement projects and scholarships. Donations are always appreciated!
All alumni are encouraged to visit www.elgineagles.org (“Alumni” tab) orFacebook.com/ EPSalumni for information and to update contact information. To assist us, please provide your email address to epsalumni@elgineagles.org.

AMH Adds New Physician’s Assistant, Nurse Practicioner

April 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Antelope Memorial Hospital welcomes the addition of Lindsey Badertscher, PA, to its medical staff this summer. Originally from Tecumseh, Badertscher is a 2009 graduate of Johnson County Central High School.
She attended Wayne State College, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. She is currently enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program at Union College in Lincoln.
In May, she will graduate and take her boards. On June 20, she will begin practicing at AMH.
“One of the reasons that I chose to come to Antelope Memorial Hospital was because I really wished to work in a small town,” said Badertscher.
“It is my intent to develop personal relationships with my patients and I’ll be able to do that here. Plus, AMH and its staff are very progressive and welcoming. Working in the clinic, emergency room and hospital will allow me to continue to learn and grow my skills as a provider. I am truly excited to be joining the AMH team.”
Lindsey’s parents are Scott and Laurie Badertscher of Tecumseh.
Laurie is employed at Johnson County Central Schools as an administrative assistant. Scott is employed with Sampson Construction.
Lindsey has two younger brothers, Grant and Garret.
Grant is a sophomore at UNL, majoring in finance. Garret is a freshman at SCC in Milford, enrolled in the electrical program. Lindsey’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends, trying new Pinterest recipes and watching sports — especially the Huskers.
This summer, Badertscher looks forward to providing medical care for patients of all ages at the AMH Family Practice Clinics. For an appointment, call (toll-free) 877.887.5440.

Antelope Memorial Hospital welcomes the addition of Ashley Thies, Nurse Practitioner, to its medical staff this summer. Originally from Randolph, Thies is a 2007 graduate of Randolph High School. She attended Wayne State College, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. She then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing. She is currently enrolled at UNMC and plans to graduate in May 2016 with a dual Master’s of Science degree in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator. She plans to take her boards later in May and begin practicing at AMH on July 1st.
“To say that I am excited to serve the healthcare needs of those in a rural setting in Antelope County — is an understatement,” said Thies. “I look very forward to the start of the next part of my journey. I am confident that my eagerness to learn and experience as a nurse — will enable me to make a positive contribution to the future of healthcare. I am eager to be incorporated into the community and work alongside of a team of providers who have passion for serving patients’ holistic needs.”
Ashley’s parents are Marty and Pam Thies of rural Randolph. Marty farms and Pam teaches in Randolph; they also own “Bee Fit” in Randolph. Ashley has two younger siblings, Bradley (age 23) and Hannah (age 20). Bradley is a Data QA Automation Engineer at Farm Credit Services of America in Omaha. Hannah attends the University of South Dakota, majoring in pre-nursing, and plans to attend UNMC this fall, majoring in nursing. Ashley’s hobbies include golf, basketball, volleyball, fishing, road trips, attending concerts and watching the Huskers.

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