July 3, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
By Terri Seier
Pope John Central Catholic High School has lost a science teacher but is gaining another, Ms. Audrey Wondercheck! Who is she?
Audrey was raised northwest of Newman Grove on a farm. She attended and received her education at Newman Groove High School, graduating in 2011. She then went on to Doane College in Crete, Nebraska with a major in Natural Science, Biology minor, and Secondary Education Endorsement. Ms. Wonder-check didn’t quite know what she wanted to do out of high school but she knew she really enjoyed anything with science and biology. It was, however, in October of her freshman year of college that she knew she wanted to pursue science education for high school.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review.
Principal Betty Getzfred was recently notified that grants submitted for improvements at St. Boniface Elementary School and Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School were approved. The grant program is part of the Ignite the Faith Campaign, which was conducted in every parish throughout the Omaha Archdiocese last year.
St. Boniface School has received $ 8,663.00 for their new reading program - Wonder’s Series.
Pope John will be receiving $ 26,449.00 to cover costs associated with remodeling the teacher’s lounge & restrooms and re-carpeting the computer labs and office areas.
Rural parishes in the Archdiocese of Omaha are allocating 40 percent of the funds they receive to directly support Catholic education in their local communities. The Ignite the Faith Excellence Grant Program is above and beyond the parish allocations. A recent campaign update said that “all schools can apply for these funds to be used for strategic initiatives that will improve and sustain them for the future.”
Susan Kallhoff of Elgin has joined the Health Center’s Foundation board. Kallhoff fills retiring board member Todd Heithoff’s position. Heithoff served eight years on the board including acting as the chairmen of the board.
Kallhoff joins a long-list of Foundation members who serve and represent their communities and value rural healthcare. Kallhoff has served on several boards and community organizations in the Elgin area. She is an Assistant Vice President at the Bank of Elgin and an Agent for Draper Insurance Agency. “I enjoy the small atmosphere and what small towns have to offer. I feel a sense of comfort walking into the Hospital or Elgin Medical Clinic because there is always a familiar face there to greet me. I’m excited to work with the Foundation on projects that keeps healthcare in our towns strong,” commented Kallhoff. The purpose of the Boone County Health Center’s Foundation is to support hospital projects that encourage and enhance health and wellness in our rural area.
Kallhoff and her spouse Brent have three children. They reside in Elgin, Susan’s hometown. Brent owns and operates Kallhoff Electric, LLC. Susan’s hobbies include sports and crafts but she admits most of her time is spent following her kids activities.
Beginning, Friday, July 3 and running through Sunday, July 5, troopers and communications specialists will put in overtime hours thanks in part to an $11,925 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).
“The 4th of July is a big travel holiday, meaning additional traffic on Nebraska roads,” Said Colonel Bradley Rice, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “By making our troopers visible and available over the extended holiday weekend, we hope to reduce the potential for crashes and encourage voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws.”
Motorists are reminded to always wear their seat belt, obey the posted speed limit and never drive impaired or distracted. Highway improvement projects may alter routes. Travelers are encouraged to pay extra attention in work zones and are reminded that fines double when workers are present. For the most up to date weather and road condition report on your planned route, check 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System at < www.511.nebraska.gov >. A Nebraska 511 mobile app is also available to download at no cost for smartphone users. Simply search your App provider for Nebraska 511.
Anyone who observes a reckless driver, or anyone in need of non-emergency roadside assistance should call the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline when safe to do so at *55 from their cellular phone at 800-525-5555 from any landline. Motorists should report emergencies to 911.
Colonel Rice said, “We want you to partner with us to make this a safe holiday weekend.”
For more information on specific enforcement activities over the July 4th weekend call your nearest Nebraska State Patrol Area Headquarters. You may also view a calendar of selected enforcement activities under the NSP Enforcement Activities link located beneath the state map on homepage of the NSP website.
Troop C-Grand Island
Troop A- Omaha
Troop D-North Platte
Troop B- Norfolk
June 26, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off