October 20, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Here is an updated Early Voter Registration form from the Antelope County
October 6, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Good labor at a great price!
That’s what farmers and ranchers will be looking for Friday night following the conclusion of the Elgin Public-Pope John vs. Clarkson-Leigh football game.
Elgin Field will be the site for the annual Elgin FFA Chapter Labor Auction.
Buyers will be able to purchase eight hours of work from an FFA member.
FFA members to be auctioned off are:
Seniors — Zoey Bergman, Chad Bode, Kenny Bush, Geoffrey Carr, Austin Dohmen, Justin Funk, A.J. Getzfred, Elianne Heilhecker, Miles Schrage, Elizabeth Selting and Kelsey Welding.
Juniors — Taralyn Baum, Heather Bauer, Lydia Behnk, Liam Heithoff, Grace Henn, Calli Krebs, Marie Meis, Hayes Miller, Lizzy Mlnarik, Nicki Payne and Cole Preister.
Sophomores — Breanna Carr, Ervin Dohmen, Kaylee Martinsen, RJ Lierman, Hunter Reestman, Leslie Nichols, Lauren Seier, Kyle Schumacher, Ally Wemhoff and Kira Widger.
Freshmen — Austin Bauer, Lane Bartak, Adam Dreger, Cade Heithoff, Tyler Iburg, Blake Hupp, Kayce Kallhoff, Faith Kinney, Olivia Lindgren, Araceli Palmer and Cory Romej.
FFA members going to the National FFA Convention will be sold as a group. They are Chad Bode, Kelsey Welding, Justin Funk, Elianne Heilhecker, Marie Meis, Cole Preister, Taralyn Baum and Kira Widger.
Buyers unable to attend, but liking to leave a bid, may contact Julia Schwartz at (402) 649-4254 or (402) 843-2455.
Auctioneer will be Ted Baum.
Earlier in the day, the FFA Chapter will hold their “Feed The Farmer” event, serving boneless cooked beef and more from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Valley Ag Lumber Shop. For those unable to come to town, FFA members will pack lunches to go.
October 6, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Person or persons unknown caused thousands of dollars in damage in four separate fires starting Friday and continuing into Saturday morning.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information which will lead to the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved in these fires. Persons with information should contact the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department at (402) 887-4148.
Elgin firefighters were called out to four separate fires, all appearing to be suspicious in nature, according to Elgin Fire Chief Jim Kittelson. So suspicious that the Deputy State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate. And, the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department is working in support of the fire marshal’s investigation.
It all began early Friday morning, Sept. 30, According to Kittelson, firefighters were called out shortly before 8 a.m. Friday morning to the Kenny Meis residence northwest of Elgin as a John Deere tractor as well as a number of hay bales were on fire. The tractor was a total loss. The cause of the fire, he said, was undetermined.
A second fire call came in just after midnight Saturday. An International 1086 tractor, located just off 843 Road northwest of Elgin was reported on fire by Rick Miller. According to reports, the tractor had not been used for several months. By the time Elgin firefighters arrived at the scene, the tractor was deemed a total loss.
That’s two tractor fires in the span of less than 18 hours. Sound suspicious? There’s more to the story.
Shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday morning, Elgin firemen were called out to two separate fires. More than 30 hay bales belonging to Alan Welding, just west of where the two previous fires had been reported on 843 Road, were destroyed by fire. At the same time, a couple of miles south of the Welding fire, more than 30 forage bales belonging to Calvin Heithoff were on fire. Firefighters were out for over four hours putting down the two fires.
October 1, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The State Fire Marshal’s office has been notified today (Saturday) regarding two suspicious hay bale fires this morning.
Elgin Fire Chief Jim Kittelson said Elgin firefighters were called out at approximately 6 a.m. to a hay bale fire at Alan Welding’s place. He estimated 36 hay bales were on fire.
At the same time, 30 hay bales were reported on fire nearby, approximately one mile south of Rick Miller’s place. Kittelson said there were as many as 30 hay bales on fire there.
“It was not spontaneous combustion,” the fire chief said.
Elgin firefighters have been busy the last two days. At approximately 12:14 a.m. Saturday, Kittelson said firefighters were called to put out a tractor fire at Rick Miller’s place.
On Friday, firefighters were summoned to Ken Meis’ place where a tractor was on fire as well as 12 hay bales.
“The tractor was a total loss,” the fire chief said. He estimated firefighters were at the scene for nearly three hours.
September 29, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The 2016 Elgin Fall Festival Crafts and Products Fair will be held this Saturday, October 1 at the St. Boniface Auditorium, Third and Remington Street.
This marks the 37th year for the craft fair, bringing together area/regional craftsmen and area/regional shoppers for one fantastic day of homemade merchandise to buy and sell.
According to Patricia Spieker, the event will feature many popular crafts and products from previous years as well as some new items. She said wooden toys are popular every year and will be available for purchase again this year.
Among the new vendors/items will be Lip Sense, Martha & Me (Christian home decor items), as well as many sewn and quilted items and even homegrown honey.
Spieker said the auditorium will be full this year, providing many items to choose from. She said the fall festival, at this time of year, provides a way for people to do some early Christmas shopping without having to go too far. Admission to the event is free.
Again this year, buyers will find everything in one place.
The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this year. Organizers and volunteers will be at the gymnasium around 6 a.m. to help vendors do setup for the festival.
The Young-N-Lively Club will be holding a bake sale.
As in past years, the St. Boniface Altar Society will be serving soup, sandwiches, etc., Take outs are available. See ya there!