November 20, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
On Friday, November 20, the EPS National Honor Society and Student Council held an appreciation lunch for the firemen, EMTs and local law enforcement. The luncheon was served in the EPS gymnasium.
November 20, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Antelope County Sheriff’s Department and members of Elgin Rescue responded to a 911 call last night 10 miles west of Elgin on Highway 70 and 1-1/2 miles south on 511 Avenue.
According to Sheriff Bob Moore, dispatch received a call of a one vehicle accident and a man trapped at 7:56 pm on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Ronald Mangelsen, 57, of St. Paul, Nebraska was northbound on 511 Avenue when he lost control of the 1992 Dodge Dakota pickup he was driving. The pickup, registered to Chris Rubenthaler of Elgin, turned sideways, entered the west ditch, rolled and burst into flames.
Passersby on the scene were able to help Mangelsen get out of the pickup. According to Moore, alcohol was a factor in the accident.
Mangelsen was transported to Antelope Memorial Hospital with severe burns. He was life flighted to St. Elizabeth Burn Center in Lincoln with critical injuries. His current condition is unknown. The accident is under investigation by the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department.
Pheasants Forever Hosting CRP General Sign-Up Meetings For Landowners In Antelope, Boone And Wheeler Counties
November 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, along with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency, will host 56 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up informational meetings for landowners during the upcoming sign-up period. The CRP general sign-up will be held Dec. 1, 2015 through Feb. 26, 2016.
CRP remains the gold standard program for creating upland habitat for pheasants, quail and other wildlife in Nebraska. In addition to wildlife habitat, CRP provides landowners with many benefits. “CRP continues to evolve. With competitive rental rates, the ability to enroll partial fields and haying and grazing options for management, landowners will want to attend a local meeting and learn how voluntary conservation programs can work to increase farm and ranch income,” says Kelsi Wehrman, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s state coordinator in Nebraska. Landowners are encouraged to RSVP for an event by contacting their local USDA Service Center or their local Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Farm Bill wildlife biologist.
CRP general sign-up information meetings will focus on eligibility and the CRP sign-up process, as well as updates to CRP mid-contract management. Presentations will also cover various CRP practices, updated rental rates, and public access / additional incentive opportunities.
CRP Informational Meetings by County
|Antelope||1/14||7 p.m - 9 p.m. CST||UNL Extension Service (501 Main St., Suite 98) in Neligh|
|Boone||1/5||7 p.m. - 9 p.m. CST||Cornerstone Bank (240 S 3rd St.) in Albion|
|Box Butte||1/7||11 a.m. - 2 p.m. MST||Alliance Public Library (1750 Sweetwater Ave.) in Alliance|
|Buffalo||1/19||12 p.m. - 2 p.m. CST||Community Building (301 Alba Ave.) in Ravenna|
|Buffalo||1/21||12 p.m. - 2 p.m. CST||Community Building (110 N Main St.) in Amherst|
|Burt||1/5||12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CST||1st National Bank (NE 448 South 13th St.) in Tekamah|
|Burt||1/7||6 p.m. - 8 p.m. CST||City Auditorium (401 N. Oakland Ave.) in Oakland|
|Butler||1/7||1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST||Hruska Memorial Public Library (399 5th St.) in David City|
|Cedar||1/7||12 p.m. - 2 p.m. CST||Auditorium (101 N. Broadway) in Hartington|
|Chase||12/3||11 a.m. - 1 p.m. MST||MPCC Ext Campus (1324 Broadway St.) in Imperial|
|Cheyenne||1/13||11 a.m. - 2 p.m. MST||South Platte NRD (551 Parkland Drive) in Sidney|
|Clay||1/13||7 p.m. - 9 p.m. CST||Extension Office (322 Grant Ave.) in Clay Center|
|Colfax||1/13||1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Schuyler Golf Club (295 Higgins Drive) in Schuyler|
|Cuming||1/14||1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Pizza Ranch (245 S Main St.) in West Point|
|Custer||1/20||12 p.m. - 2 p.m. CST||Mid-Plains Community College (2520 South E St.) in Broken Bow|
|Dawes||1/8||11 a.m. - 2 p.m. MST||Country Kitchen (1250 10th St. W) in Chadron|
|Dixon||1/7||6 p.m. - 8 p.m. CST||Ponca State Park (88090 Spur 26E in Ponca|
|Dodge||1/12||1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST||VFW (108 N Main St.) in Hooper|
|Douglas/Sarpy||1/13||12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Papio-Missouri River NRD (901 S. 154 St.) in Omaha|
|Dundy||12/2||11 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Farm Bureau Office (1303 A St.) in Benkelman|
|Franklin||1/7||11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CST||Franklin Country Club (Hwy. 136) in Franklin|
|Frontier||1/11||9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. CST||Ag Valley Coop (202 W. 2nd St.) in Curtis|
|Furnas||1/11||1 p.m. - 3 p.m. CST||Community Center (722 Patterson St.) in Cambridge|
|Harlan||1/6||12 p.m. - 2 p.m. CST||Johnson Center (509 Main St.) in Alma|
|Hayes||1/13||6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST||American Legion Hall (73297 Ave. 369) in Hayes Center|
|Hitchcock||1/14||3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST||USDA Service Center (36465 U.S. Hwy 34) in Trenton|
|Holt||1/6||3 p.m. - 5 p.m. CST||UNL Extension Service (128 N. 6th St. Suite 100) in O’Neill|
|Howard||1/7||5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST||The Gathering Place (612 Howard Ave.) in St. Paul|
|Jefferson||1/6||7 p.m. - 9 p.m. CST||Union Bank (1313 K St.) in Fairbury|
|Johnson||1/21||1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. CST||Nemaha NRD (62161 US-136) in Tecumseh|
|Kearney||1/12||12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CST||USDA Service Center (1005 S Brown Ave.) in Minden|
|Keith||1/5||5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. MST||ESU 16 Building (3145 W 1st St.) in Ogallala|
|Kimball||11/17||7 a.m. - 11 a.m. MST||Eagles Club (218 S Chestnut St.) in Kimball|
|Knox||1/13||10 a.m. - 12 p.m. CST||Community Center (101 S. Broadway) in Bloomfield|
|Lancaster||1/28||5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. CST||UNL Extension (444 Cherrycreek Rd.) in Lincoln|
|Lincoln||1/4||5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. CST||Wallace VFD (118 N Commercial Ave.) in Wallace|
|Lincoln||1/12||5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. CST||UNL Extension - WCREC Auditorium (348 E State Farm Rd.) in North Platte|
|Logan||1/7||5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. CST||Community Center (236 Main St.) in Stapleton|
|Madison||1/5||12 p.m. - 3 p.m. CST||Lifelong Learning Center (801 E. Benjamin Ave.) in Norfolk|
|Merrick||1/20||3 p.m - 5 p.m. CST||Merrick Foundation (1530 17th Ave.) in Central City|
|Morrill||1/12||11 a.m. - 2 p.m. MST||USDA Service Center (902 Main St.) in Bridgeport|
|Nuckolls||1/6||12 p.m - 2 p.m. CST||Community Center (333 S. Main St.) in Nelson|
|Pawnee||1/20||1:30 p.m - 3 p.m. CST||Pawnee City Library (735 8th St.) in Pawnee City|
|Perkins||12/8||9 a.m. - 11 a.m. MST||USDA Service Center (927 Central Ave.) in Grant|
|Red Willow||1/12||6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST||4-H Building (1412 West 5th St.) in McCook|
|Richardson||1/12||1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. CST||TBD in Falls City|
|Saunders||1/12||7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CST||Lower Platte North NRD (511 Commercial Park Rd.) in Wahoo|
|Scottsbluff||1/6||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. MST||North Platte NRD (100547 Airport Rd.) in Scottsbluff|
|Seward||1/7||7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CST||Cattle National Bank & Trust (104 S 5th St.) in Seward|
|Sheridan||1/5||11 a.m. - 2 p.m. MST||Legion Club (206 Sprague St.) in Rushville|
|Thayer||1/11||7 p.m. - 9 p.m. CST||Statsney Community Center (1350 Dove Rd.) in Hebron|
|Valley||1/21||5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. CST||Lower Loup NRD (2620 Airport Dr.) in Ord|
|Washington||1/11||12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||USDA Service Center (1060 Wilbur St.) in Blair|
|Wayne||1/13||6 p.m. - 8 p.m. CST||The Max (109 Main St.) in Wayne|
|Webster||1/13||11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST||Community Senior Center (555 W Gage St.) in Blue Hill|
|Wheeler||1/12||3 p.m. - 5 p.m. CST||Fairgrounds in Bartlett|
The CRP informational meetings are made possible through funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Conservation Reserve Program
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. Contracts for land enrolled in CRP are 10-15 years in length. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.
About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $577 million on 489,000 habitat projects benefiting over 12 million acres nationwide.
November 18, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Elgin swimming pool renovation project received a significant boost last week. Not only did Elgin voters approve the bond and special levy of taxes last Tuesday, but Elgin’s Bargain Box officially contributed a significant amount to the project.
Bargain Box co-founders Linda Kerkman and Phyllis Camp presented a check totaling $5,000 to swimming pool committee member Michael Moser last week. According to Kerkman, the pool renovation is one example of the type of projects that benefit many beyond the community. “Our youth are the future. The pool provides entertainment, teaches swimming and brings business to our community,” she said.
Kerkman went on to explain the past, current and future projects that the Bargain Box hopes to contribute to.
It’s time again to report on all the good things we have been able to accomplish with the help of so many. Altogether, $32,788.95 has gone back into Elgin and surrounding communities; $26,348.66 since the first of the year! These totals are something which we all can be proud of.
Our largest donation has been the $5,000 donation to the Elgin pool fund. Elgin Bargain Box has made contributions to 24 medical benefits since the first of the year. Both Antelope and Boone County food banks received regular monthly donations; $500 is given now before the holidays to purchase hams and turkeys for the clientele. Our Community Center has been added to our regular monthly donations. We have contributed to six area fire departments and rescue units.
Other entities receiving money have been Norfolk Veterans Home, Red Cross, Orphan Grain Train, Mercy Meals, homeless shelters, the bloodmobile, 4-H, Neligh Lions, Bright Horizons, Mobile Food Pantry (Albion and Neligh), Faith Regional Hope Fund, Elgin Koed Group (EKG) for the Halloween Party, postage for boxes to send to needy children, libraries and various school activities.
We continue to need items to sell; please, we ask that the items be clean. The items should be ready to put out on the shelves.
Our biggest need is for volunteers willing to help so that one of us does not have to be there every day. Store hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Friday and 10-1 on Saturday. If there is a need, please call one of us and arrangements could be made.
We would like to express our appreciation to Tami Schrage for the new windows and lighting and the men who installed them. We have also received a donation from Thrivent Financial which we used for the storage shelving. And, to our current volunteers for their faithfulness in giving of their time and energy. Blessings on all those who purchase and those who donate. Together we make a great team for the good of so many!
We want to take this time to remind everyone, especially as the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are nearing, that if you know of someone who is in need to please contact the Elgin Bargain Box. Our mission is to help those who need help.
If you have further questions on how you can assist them or know someone who needs assistance, contact Linda Kerkman at 402-843-8524, Carol Eischeid at 402-843-6363 or Phyllis Camp at 402-843-8074.
©The Elgin Review
November 18, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Elgin Review’s final football Pride of the Pack-Athletes of the Week have been chosen. Rounding out the season are seniors Andrew Fangman and Kyle Kallhoff. Both athletes were close in the tallies of their stats for the final game of their high school career.
Andrew had 36 runs for 148 yards and 2 receptions for 29 yards. Defensively, he had 7 tackles in the game.
Kyle was 9/55 yards in rushing and 7/107 in receiving yards. On the defensive end of the ball, Kyle had 6 tackles.
While the season ended earlier that many hoped for and expected, what a great year the team had. Thanks to each and every Wolfpack football player for all your hard work in practice and on the field at games.
This week’s players were sponsored by Jonny Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Neligh.