August 6, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
By Sherry Tetschner
The second annual “Sandhills Sensational Show and Shine,” was held Saturday afternoon August 1st on Main Street in Bartlett. Morning rains put a damper on entries but the sun did show up for the afternoon judging.
Entries from Bartlett included a 1945 John Deere tractor, 1971 Chevy Nova, 1968 Chevy Cheville, 1968 Chevy El Camino ,1994 Mercury Crown, 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark 5, 1973 Chevy Camaro, 1998 Chevy Camaro Z 28 SS( with his daughter’s 2014 Chevy Camaro SS Power Wheel parked beside), 1963 Chevy C-10 pickup and a 1953 Ford V-8 pickup. Entries from other towns included a 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo from Spalding, 1951 Ford F-100 from Grand Island, 1936 Chevy Pickup from Alda, 1953 Ford F-100 pickup from Yankton 1967, Lincoln Continental and 1971 Ford Maverick from Elyria and 1968 Chevy Cheville from Norfolk.
First place winner was Pat McLain of Ewing with a 1953 Ford V-8 pick up. 2nd place winner was Danielle Sich from Elyria with a 1967 Lincoln Continental. Riley Williamson won the “Ugly Car” award with his 1994 Mercury Crown and Mick Scarlett won the tractor award with his 1945 John Deere.
A number of door prizes were given by these Bartlett sponsors; Conrad Tires Plus, Sandhills Steaks and Spirit, Bartlett Motel, Shabby Shed and Company, Cornerstone Bank, Bibs and Boots and the Car Show Committee. Other sponsors were; Bernt Cedar and Signs, , Green Line Equipment and Hill Bills Diesel all of Spalding, Plains Equipment Group, Ord, Ericson State Bank of Ericson, The Parts Bin of NAPA , St. Paul and H and H Distributing of Grand Island.
A portion of the proceeds will go the the Bartlett Fire Department.
Candy Klahn, Rich French and Dan and Diana Williamson of Bartlett are the car show committee who made the show possible. They hope to hold their 3rd annual show next summer
A fair is a time for competition, fun and fellowship. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with folks I don’t see much anymore. That is truly a blessing.
July 31, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
There was plenty of action on the softball fields at Petersburg Saturday and Sunday as the Pope John Alumni Softball Tournament was held. A team comprised of graduates from 1988, 1989 and 2000 won the tournament.
Taking second place was the team of alumni from 1998 and 2013.
Finishing third was the 2005 alumni team while a team composed of faculty, 2002 and 2004 placed fourth.
July 31, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
First held in 1925, the Wheeler County Fair has always been an attraction which has drawn people from far and wide. This year marks the 90th annual Wheeler County Fair which will run from Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2.
Rodeo action, a steak fry, car & tractor show and a community potluck dinner are just some of the activities planned during the county fair.
MSRA/NSRA Rodeo action will be featured Friday and Saturday nights, beginning at 8 p.m.
The Fifth Annual Wheeler County Steak Feed will be Saturday evening. Steak tickets and gate admission include the rodeo, dance, 24’ water slide, sand box, train rides and bounce houses.
The Second Annual Car & Tractor Show will be held at the City Park on Saturday afternoon.
As part of Sunday’s closing day activities, there will be a community pot luck supper starting at 5 p.m.
Here’s a list of all fair activities:
Friday, July 31
9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. — Small Animal Check-In
10 a.m. — Small Animal Show
4 p.m. — Sheep, Swine, Beef Weigh-In
7:45 p.m. Wild Horse Race Calcutta
8 p.m. — MSRA/NSRA Rodeo, Wild Horse Races (Slack to follow)
9 p.m. — Fat Kid Productions DJ/Dance
Saturday, August 1
8 a.m. — 4-H Livestock Show
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Second Annual Car & Tractor Show at City Park
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Fifth Annual Wheeler Co. Steak Feed
5:30 p.m. — 4-H Scholarship, Friend of 4-H, Contest Winners Recognized
6 p.m. — 4-H Livestock Premium Auction
8 p.m. — Open Class Entry release
8 p.m. — MSRA/NSRA Rodeo, Wild Horse Races
9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. — Dance to “Shelia Greenland Band”
Sunday, August 2
1 p.m. — Sign-in for Turtle Races
2 p.m. — Turtle Races and Bingo
5 p.m. — Community Pot Luck
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Travis Wizardry Magician
6:30 p.m. — Ranch Rodeo Calcutta followed by Ranch Rodeo
July 23, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
In little more than a month, the Wolfpack football team will begin the 2015 season.
Fresh off a district championship last year, Elgin Public-Pope John is looking for more this year.
Since the end of school in May, four senior captains (Dylan Behnk, Andrew Fangman, Kyle Kallhoff and Seth Schumacher) and their teammates have made the weight room their home away from home. Pumping iron, getting stronger and faster in preparation for a new season.
Heavy metal music from Metallica, Limp Biskit and other bands fills the weight room, so do the sounds made by lifting weights, all for a single purpose — to be the best football team in Class D-1.
“Our goal is to get 40 days,” Fangman said about work in the weight room.
Seniors on this year’s team were freshmen when the Wolfpack walked out of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln with a state championship trophy.
“We got a good taste of that (winning a state championship three years ago) we know what it’s like,” Fangman said.
The last two years, in their minds, didn’t live up to the expectations of Wolfpack fans. Beginning August 28 at Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family, they are focused on winning one game at a time towards the postseason.
Chosen by their teammates to lead the way, each has earned his place.
As a signal-caller last season, Schumacher led the team back from an 0-3 start, completing more than 50 percent of his passes. Playing safety on defense, he had six interceptions.
Behnk was one of his “go-to” receivers, averaging more than 10 yards a catch.
Fangman and Kallhoff were two of the top three rushers on a team which, over the course of nine games, rushed for over 2,200 yards, averaging 4.5 yards every time they carried the ball. Kallhoff finished with 555 yards, Fangman had 543. Underclassman Chad Bode led the team with 755 yards on the ground.
Each player stressed the importance of getting off to a strong start early in the season, during an interview session Thursday afternoon.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review
July 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
On July 1 Elgin played the Norfolk Impact and took a 15-1 loss, Elgin’s only hit in the game came from Kayce Kallhoff. Anna Heilhecker took the pitching loss for Elgin. She walked four and struck out four.
Elgin traveled to Creighton on July 6 and took a 14-2 loss. Calli Krebs, Paige Meis and Heather Bauer each had a single for Elgin. Ally Wemhoff pitched for Elgin striking out two and walking 14.
Final games for the season were a double header with O’ Neill on July 9. In the first game Elgin lost a close one 11-9. Hitting for Elgin were Paige Meis with two singles and two RBI’s, Heather Bauer with a single and three RBI’s, Marie Meis with a single and an RBI, Calli Krebs and Emma Kerkman each with a single and Grace Rittsher and Harlie Bode with RBI’s. Ally Wemhoff pitched for Elgin striking out two and walking eleven.
In the nightcap, Elgin won 19-16 in the extra innings. Nine of Elgins eleven players had hits in the game. Paige Meis led Elgin hitters with a triple, a double, a single, and four RBI’s. Ally Wemhoff had a double, a single, and an RBI, Emma Kerkman had three singles and an RBI, Grace Rittscher had two singles and three RBI’s, Ally Selting had two singles and an RBI, Marie Meis had a single and an RBI, Calli Krebs had a single, and Hanna Seier and Heather Bauer each had an RBI. Emma Kerkman started pitching for Elgin, She struck out one and walked eleven. Ally Wemhoff came in to finish the game. Ally struck out three and walked nine. Elgin finished the season with a 9-7 record.
On Monday, June 29 Elgin traveled to Atkinson for a doubleheader. Elgin won both games. In the first game Elgin had twelve hits and won 16-3. Paige Meis led Elgin with two singles, a triple, and four RBI’s. Others hitting for Elgin were Grace Rittscher with three singles and an RBI, Heather Bauer with two singles and an RBI, Ally Wemhoff with a single and two RBI’s, Marie Meis and Grace Henn each with a single and an RBI, and Emma Kerkman with a single. Anna Heilhecker pitched for Elgin striking out two and walking two.
Elgin won the nightcap 10-4. Paige Meis again led Elgin in hitting, she had a single, a double and two RBI’s. Emma Kerkman had two singles and an RBI, Heather Bauer and Calli Krebs each had a single and an RBI, and Ally Wemhoff, Grace Rittscher, and Marie Meis each had a single. Ally Wemhoff got the pitching win for Elgin. She truck out four and walked one.