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DHHS To Assist City With Well Liner Costs

October 9, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will assist the City of Elgin with trying to lower arsenic levels in a water well.
Mayor Mike Schmitt announced Monday night that DHHS will provide financial assistance to line an existing water well where high arsenic levels have been detected. This move, if successful, would mean that the city would not need to drill a new water well in the immediate future.
“We may have to pay for some testing,” Schmitt said, “but the rest of the costs would be taken care of by the state (DHHS).”
There’s no guarantee the lining of the well will work. However, in some cases, it has reduced contaminant levels by a substantial margin.
“It’s sure worth a shot,” Councilman Kenny Jochum said. Councilwoman Shirley Nissen added, “It’s worth a try.”
The work would be done sometime between now and June 15, 2015.
In addition to Elgin, three other Nebraska towns are on a list for such work to be done. They are Laurel, Humphrey and Wauneta.
Monday night’s meeting lasted less than an hour. Other highlights from the meeting were:

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

EHS Crowns Homecoming Queen, King

October 2, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ehs-homecoming_3629-2Sharla Schindler was crowned Queen and Kyle Heithoff King at last night’s coronation ceremonies for Homecoming at Elgin Public High School.  Members of the Royal Court were (not in order of photo): Tera Henkenius, Lisa Dohmen, Victoriah Fangman, Sharla Schindler, Hayley Stamp, Kelsey Shoemaker, Tanner Welding, Christopher Bush, Tyler Smith, Truman Copeland, Kyle Heithoff, Ethan Fischer and Christian Dunn. Congratulations! E-R photos

2014 Fall Festival To Be Held Saturday

October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The 2014 Elgin Fall Festival Crafts and Products Fair will be held Saturday, October 4 at the St. Boniface Gymnasium, St. Boniface Church basement and the KC Hall.
This marks the 35th 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, among the many crafters’ items to be sold are knitted and crocheted items including plastic bags, wood crafts, seasonal decorative wood items, jewelry items, handmade dolls, stained glass, garden ornaments and iron art. The list goes on.
There will also be many sewn items, baby needs, quilts and tied fleece blankets.
The Young N’ Lively Club will be holding a bake sale. Also, there will be vendors in the church basement and KC Hall. Some of their items, she said, are Pampered Chef, Osborne books, Mary Kay makeup, Origami jewelry, Watkins products and Scentsy products. New this year will be Jamberry nail products and Plum Nuts snacks. As in the past, the St. Boniface Altar Society will be serving soup, sandwiches and other foods at their lunch stand. Take outs are available.

Celebrating Good Times, Wolfpack Style!

October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

wolfpackvbvscentralvalley-elgin-review_3488The bench and team erupts as they beat Central Valley in the third and final set of last night’s final game.  EPS gymnasium was the site of last night’s triangular. The Wolfpack girls are enjoying a string of impressive wins.  After four and one half weeks of competing, their record stands at 13-2.  E-R photo

PJCC Homecoming Queen, King & Royal Court

September 29, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

During Sunday night ceremonies, Pope John XXIII Central Catholic presented their Homecoming Court and crowned the 2014 Homecoming Queen and King. Court members were (not in photo order): Jack Borer  (Merle & Emily Borer), Regan Kerkman (Steve & Becky Kerkman), Jon Meis (Jim and Anne Meis), Zachary  Eischeid (Karen and the late Paul Eischeid) ,  Trent Bauer  (Terry & Mary Jane Bauer), Evan Schindler (Jeff & Tracy Schindler), Morgan Childers (Duane & Chelle Childers), Brienne Gossman  (Dave & Sharon Gossman), Kayla Nelson (Randy & Diane Nelson), Baylie Schiltmeyer (David Schiltmeyer and Reah Schiltmeyer) and Taylor Schumacher (Kevin & Lisa Schumacher).

Crowned Queen was Taylor Schumacher and crowned King was Jon Meis.  E-R photos

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