August 14, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
There will be plenty of things to see and do at the 89th Wheeler County Fair & Rodeo this weekend.
On Thursday, Aug. 14, open class entries will be accepted from noon to 4 p.m. on the fairgrounds. That evening, starting at 6 p.m., there will be youth roping events. Then, at 7 p.m., the Wheeler County Resident/Land Owner Team Roping (Top Header & Heeler Buckles) will be held. The event is being sponsored by Sandhills Service & Elgin Livestock Sales LLC. Throughout the four-day weekend, there will be a 25-foot water slide which the children will enjoy, especially with warm summer weather.
Friday night, Aug. 15, starting at 8 p.m. will be the MSRA/NSRA Rodeo with slack to follow. Admission is free. After the rodeo, fairgoers can dance to “Shaboom Entertainment, Kevin Pelc DJ” starting at 9 p.m.
Both Friday and Saturday night will feature a wild horse race with a calcutta each night.
Saturday activities get underway with the Nebraska Pedal Pullers event at 2:30 p.m.
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Fourth Annual Wheeler County Steak Feed will be held. Advance tickets are $10 per person, $12 at the door. Open class entries will be dismissed at 8 p.m.
Also at 8 p.m. will be the second night of the MSRA/NSRA Rodeo.
The evening will wrap up with a dance featuring the “Lonesome Walker Band” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The last day of the fair, Sunday, Aug. 17, will feature a ranch rodeo calcutta at 5:30 p.m. followed by the ranch rodeo. Entries close Aug. 10. Contact Travis or Tina Patrick at (402) 843-5857 to enter. Top Hand & Top Horse Breast Collars are being sponsored by Ericson-Spalding Livestock Market & Wagonhammer Ranches.
August 14, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Elgin Elementary Volleyball will be starting its season shortly!
This is open to all 4th-6th grade girls.
Cost of the league is $25 and will be played in Albion on Sundays starting September 7.
It will run for 5 weeks with the tournament to be on one day, Saturday, October 11.
They will run two divisions, 4th and 5th grade and a 6th grade division as they have in the past.
Tentative practices are on Tuesday, August 19, Monday, August 25, Tuesday, August 26, Tuesday, September 2, and Saturday, September 6.
All practices will be at 7:00 p.m. at Elgin Public Gym except for Saturday, September 6 we will practice at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Amy Selting at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-843-8110 if you haven’t already signed up!
August 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The annual Pope John alumni banquet and softball tournament was held the weekend of July 26 & 27.
Eleven teams participated in the tournament. Saturday games were held in Petersburg and Sunday games held in Elgin.
The combined classes of ’94, ’97, ‘98 and ’82 took first place. Second place went to the combined classes of ’03 & ’07.
The combined classes of ’89, 01 & ’02 took 3rd place. The faculty and class of ’04 placed 4th.
July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
On Friday, July 11, the Antelope County Healthcare Foundation held its 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Antelope Country Club near Neligh. A total of 100 golfers from area communities and businesses participated.
Team winners of the tournament were – Championship Flight - First Place: Nebraska Medical Center Team, Second Place: Dr. Doug Welsh Team #2 and Third Place: Nathan Stec, PA-C Team. First Flight - First Place: TKO Anesthesia Team, Second Place: Dr. Tom Beutler Team and Third Place: Overland Rehab Team. Second Flight - First Place: J.E. Meuret Grain Co. Team, Second Place: Dr. Doug Welsh Team #1 and Third Place: Alegent Team.
The afternoon concluded with a meal of grilled Windsor loin and side dishes. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the purchase of a new MRI at Antelope Memorial Hospital and other special needs for wellness in Antelope County.
June 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Nearly 200 persons participated in the Elgin Q125 2 Mile/5 Mile Run/Walk.
According to organizer Amy Selting, 185 runners/walkers participated in the event which was held Saturday morning. The start/finish line was at Elgin City Park.
They came from Elgin, Petersburg, Albion, Clearwater, Neligh, Oakdale, Cedar Rapids, Page, Lincoln, Omaha, Columbus, Norfolk, Fremont, Adams, South Sioux City, Palmyra, Gothenburg, Hastings, North Bend, St. Edward, Kansas City, KS, Kenosha, WI, Alpharetta, GA, Savage, MN, Columbus, OH, Cypress, TX, Iowa City, IA, Council Bluffs, IA, Casper, WY, Shawnee, KS, Allen, TX, Overland Park, KS, and Ontario, Canada
2 Mile Run
Men - Tyler Leinonen from Casper, Wyoming with a time of 15:36 followed by Cayo Dominguez-Heithoff from Kansas City, KS.
Women - Taylor Sehi from Elgin with a time of 14:38 followed by Jenni Rooks of Elgin.
Altogether, 91 runners/walkers competed in this division.
5 Mile Run
Men - Tyler Reestman from Elgin with a time of 37:48 followed by Joel Travis of Albion.
Women - Elly Boes from Lincoln, NE with a time of 37:10 followed by Jenny Buelt of Casper, WY.
There were 94 runners/walkers who participated in this division.