February 27, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Another large donation has been received for a new community sign here in Elgin.
Anne Parks, secretary of the Elgin Community Club, announced Monday night that the Richard Kalvelage Trust has awarded the club $2,500 for the purchase of a new electrical sign. The announcement was made at the February meeting of the community club.
Previously, the Elgin Community Foundation awarded a $2,500 grant. And, at their February meeting, the Elgin City Council contributed $5,000 from sales tax/economic development funds, with the stipulation that the sign remain at its current location.
Parks said a grant request has been made to the Antelope County Tourism Board.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review
February 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
A truck hauling a car caught on fire shortly after 11 a.m. this morning. EVFD responded to the call at 11:15 and spent just over an hour on the scene. Truck owner, Ron Hoerle of Chambers, was near the Wheeler/Antelope county line on Highway 70 when he noticed a fire inside his cab. According to EVFD Chief Jim Kittelson, Hurley attempted to put out the fire himself. The FD quickly got the fire extinguished upon arrival and monitored the dry grass in the area to make sure no grass fires were smoldering. Kittleson believes the fire started in the electrical wiring and he stated that the truck was totaled.
February 20, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
A large number of incumbents filed for re-election at the Antelope County Courthouse in the last couple of days
New filings reported Tuesday were:
• Incumbent Joseph Abler for Antelope County Attorney
• Incumbent Sandy Knapp for Antelope County Treasurer
• Incumbents Steve Heithoff (4 year term) and Stan Heithoff (2 year term) for the District #18 Board of Education
• Incumbent Maurice M. Soper for the Antelope County Airport Authority
• Eddie J. Schindler of Neligh filed for District #5 Supervisor
Others who have filed are:
School District #18 — Incumbents’ Steve Busteed and Robert Hoefer.
Elgin Mayor Mike Schmitt has filed for re-election.
Heather McWhorter, county assessor, has filed for re-election.
Sheriff Robert Moore was among the first to file for re-election.
Judith Cole, Clerk of the District Court has filed for re-election.
County Supervisors filing for re-election are LeRoy Kerkman (District #7), Jerald Schwager (District #1) and Neil Williby (District #3).
Lisa Payne has filed for Antelope County Clerk.
Antelope County Airport Authority incumbent Brian Whitesel will seek re-election.
So to, seeking re-election, will be incumbents Robert Hofacker of Elgin and Robert Lewis of Neligh to the Antelope County Weed Control Board.
Two incumbents on the Elgin City Council, Ward I City Councilperson Shirley Nissen and Ward II Councilman Ken Jochum, did not file for re-election.
District #18 school board member Ryan Reestman did not file for re-election.
Non-incumbents will now have until Monday, March 3, to file for election.
February 20, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
For Wolfpack wrestlers Andrew Fangman and Brett Kinney the season continues.
On Saturday, the twosome achieved one of their season goals by qualifying for the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships to be held this weekend at CenturyLink Arena in Omaha.
Competing at the D-2 District Wrestling Tournament held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, Kinney qualified for state by finishing fourth in the 138-pound weight class. Fangman earned his berth at state by finishing fourth in the 145-pound weight class.
This will be the second time at state for both wrestlers. Prior to qualifying for the state meet this year, Kinney went to the state meet as a sophomore in 2012.
This will mark back-to-back years for Fangman, a sophomore, reaching the state meet.
State Tourney Pairings
Kinney (25-13) will begin his quest for a medal at the state meet when he squares off against Garrett Toner of Perkins County. Toner won his weight class at the D-4 district and comes to state with a 37-8 record.
Fangman’s (31-13) first match at state will be against sophomore Jacob Klingelhoefer of Amherst. Klingelhoefer enters the state tournament with a 31-16 record, having finished first in his weight class at the D-3 district meet.
First round matches will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday with quarterfinals to follow. First round consolation matches will begin Friday at 12:30 p.m. with second round consolations to follow.
Semi-finals and third round consolations for all classes will be Friday night, starting at 5 p.m.
Consolation semi-finals for all classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with fifth and third place matches to follow. Championship matches for all classes will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday.
February 14, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
For 60 years, an Elgin resident has been wearing this special locket every Valentine’s Day. It was given to her by her late husband when she was still in high school and they were dating. Can you guess who this lucky lady is?