July 28, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Circus workers, with plenty of onlookers, set up the main tent this morning for tonight’s performances of the Culpepper & Merriweather circus. When the circus made its appearance in Elgin two year’s ago, it provided great entertainment for young and old and Elgin residents can expect the same this year. Tickets are on sale at Dean’s Market, Bank of Elgin and at the circus site (east of Elgin Public Schools). E- R photos
July 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
There was plenty of action on the softball fields at Petersburg Saturday and Sunday as the Pope John Alumni Softball Tournament was held. A team comprised of graduates from 1988, 1989 and 2000 won the tournament.
Taking second place was the team of alumni from 1998 and 2013.
Team members from the first place team were (back row, l-r): Adam Veik, Kent Frustenau, David Borer, Steve Kerkman and Matt Pelster. Front row: Heather Veik, Amy Lassek, Megan Furstenau, Sara Parks, Moriah Bookshier and Andy Pelster. Not pictured: Bill Mescher. Members of the second place team were (back row, l-r): Greg Moser, Trent Hoefer, Tyler Childers, Christopher Bode, Keith Beckman, Brent Luettel, Austin Heying and Ross Schindler. Front row: Courtney Schumacher, Natalie Beckman, Sydney Schumacher, Chelsi Mescher, Jennifer Tharnish, Marin Heithoff, Justine Heithoff and Lee Bartak. Photos submitted
Finishing third was the 2005 alumni team while a team composed of faculty, 2002 and 2004 placed fourth.
July 23, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
A Crofton native has joined Town & Country Veterinary Clinic.
Kerri Koch, D.V.M., has accepted a position with the clinic based out of Albion with clinics in Elgin and St. Edward.
Her duties will include mixed animal general practice. “I’ll be working on both large and small animals,” she said Thursday. “It gives me variety and a chance to help people both on the farm and off.”
Koch earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Earlier this year she received her veterinary degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
She’s passionate about agriculture. “I believe strongly in programs such as 4-H and FFA and enjoy teaching the younger generations.”
Koch is no stranger to the northeast Nebraska. “I grew up on a small family farm, a farrow to finish hog operation in Crofton. We had horses for recreational riding and enjoyed the atmosphere of small town living.”
Small town living made the decision easy to buy a home in Elgin where she and her fiancé Jason Koenig (of Chambers) will live. Jason works as part of a ranch operation with his parents. The family consists of a six-year-old son named Ryder and one cat who goes by the name of Dixie.
At an early age, Koch said she wanted to be a veterinarian.
Welcome to Elgin Kerri!
July 23, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Months of preparation and hard work is about to pay off for 4-H exhibitors at the 2015 Antelope County Fair.
Stop by and you’ll find food items, photography, sewing, quilting, hobby items, canning, rockets and much more. Part of that “and much more” is animals. Lots of animals.
We’re talking about rabbits, pigs, cattle, horses, dogs, cats. You name an animal common in the state of Nebraska and it will probably be there.
Visitors to the fair this year will notice the absence of the ever-popular poultry show due to a statewide ban that went into effect during the recent Avian Flu outbreak. 4-Hers will be bringing record books and photos of the poultry that they normally would have entered and the photos will be placed in the cages at the poultry barn. Their showmanship will be graded with the use of a fake chicken. Eggs will also be judged this year. It is a situation that they must work around and, as the saying goes, when life gives you lemons you make lemonade.
For some of the animal exhibitors, they have the fair routine down pat. Every year however, there are “first timers”.
The Elgin Review was given the opportunity last week to observe a newcomer learning the ropes from an “old pro”. Let’s correct that, she is a “young pro”.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review
July 16, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Work is progressing quickly at Elgin Public School today. A crew from B & S Concrete of Petersburg has removed the old “Cinderella steps” located at the southwest corner of the block. The curved steps were put into place on the school grounds more than 70 years ago (will update this story with the exact year). Plans are for the new steps, identical in design to the previous steps, to be completed in the coming days. E-R photo