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Schiltmeyers Among Recent Donors To Pool Renovation Project

April 20, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Bob and Sue Schiltmeyer have farmed south of Elgin for many years now. They’ve benefitted from the many services available here in Elgin.
They made sure all their kids took lessons at the Elgin Swimming Pool and knew how to swim.
Recently, they chose to give back to the community by making a donation to the Elgin Pool Renovation Project.
“All kids should know how to swim” said Sue Tuesday morning.  Bob chimes in that they gave money to the pool fund “because Bob can’t swim.”  He said it should be a requirement (for kids).
Farmers like the Schiltmeyers can take advantage of a unique opportunity by donating grain.
As first reported last week in The Elgin Review, Grain may be used for a State of Nebraska Tax Credit. A commodity contribution for a CDAA tax credit would works like this:
A “purchase settlement” or receipt is provided at the time of transferal of the commodity. This should include the name of the contributing farmer and the name of the recipient, in this case the City. This purchase settlement should also show the value of the commodity and the date of transfer. When the farmer submits their FORM CDAA 1, the “Other” box should be check marked and a copy of the purchase settlement provided. Signature of the project director will provide assurance that the contribution was received on behalf of project #16CDAA04.
So, according to Michael Moser, if around 800 bushels of corn is donated to the City of Elgin, that farmer would qualify for a $1,000 tax credit. The Schiltmeyers are part of a growing number of individuals, families and businesses supporting the pool renovation project.
The project will be funded by three separate components. First, the Gerhard and Amelita Tunink Estate gifted to the ECF $496,000 earmarked for park and pool improvements. Then, in November, Elgin residents approved a bond issue. The third component is the capital campaign. Earlier this year, the City of Elgin was awarded a tax credit from the Community Development Assistance Act.
With a donation of $2,500 or more made to the City of Elgin, donors will receive a $1,000 tax credit to the State of Nebraska to be used within the next five years. This will result in a 40 percent return on your investment.
Potential donors with questions on the tax credit should contact City Hall, Heithoff or Michael Moser.

Elgin’s Karl Hensley Honored By Nebraska FFA

April 20, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin's Karl Hensley received the Nebraska FFA VIP award. The Elgin Review

Elgin's Karl Hensley received the Nebraska FFA VIP award. The Elgin Review

Too late for this week’s print edition…

(York, NE) – On Thursday April 7, 2016 the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE was filled with blue jackets. Corduroy blue FFA jackets that is. It was the awards ceremony at the 88th Nebraska FFA State Convention, and students flooded into the arena to hear their State Officers deliver awards to outstanding chapters and individuals who help FFA thrive in the state of Nebraska.

Karl Hensley, Central Valley Ag’s Senior Vice President was honored to accept the VIP Award during the ceremony. This award is given to an individual who assures that the association is on point, and helps sustain FFA for the future. Over the past six years Karl has committed his time to helping influence the agricultural industry to invest in, engage with and support FFA programming through his role in serving as a volunteer on the Nebraska FFA Foundation Board of Directors.

Through his work with the NE FFA foundation he has helped create programming for industry supporters to engage with agricultural education students in the classroom and across the state. He helped create collaboration with industry supporters to develop key programming with the NE FFA Foundation to share the story of FFA through the “I Believe in the future of FFA” campaign. Through this campaign over 2 million dollars have been raised to support local and statewide FFA programming. This would not have been possible without Hensley’s passion and commitment to FFA.

“It was truly an honor to be recognized,” said Hensley. “This award should really be for the employees of CVA, many employees have contributed to the success of the I Believe In Ag Campaign as well as working with local FFA chapters, building the CVA brand and relationship with the FFA.”

Central Valley Ag also participated in the Career Fair at the State Convention, where students are able to learn about agricultural organizations throughout the state. A booth was on display where students could talk to CVA employees about what it means to be a cooperative.

CVA’s Advanced Cropping Systems Technology Trailer was also on display, giving the students an opportunity to see the newest agricultural technologies and get hands on experience with precision ag equipment. “The technology on display demonstrates how CVA can help our customers become more efficient and increase profitability, while being good stewards of the land and the environment,” said Glen Franzluebbers, CVA Director of Professional Ag Services.

Central Valley Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in York, NE. CVA has locations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. CVA is a forward-thinking leader in grain, agronomy, feed and energy.

You can find more information about Central Valley Ag by visiting www.cvacoop.com.

FCCLA & FFA Students Shine At State Competitions

April 14, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin FCCLA & FFA Chapters at state competitions. The Elgin Review

Elgin FCCLA & FFA Chapters at state competitions. The Elgin Review

Excellent work at state!  Two organizations that consistently excel in competitions.

Winning Essays For American Legion Auxiliary Post #229 Americanism Contest

April 14, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essays

Elgin American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essays

St. Boniface winners, l-r: Olivia Klein, Eliza Borer, Brooklyn Meis, Natalie Burenheide and Emma Lordemann

St. Boniface winners, l-r: Olivia Klein, Eliza Borer, Brooklyn Meis, Natalie Burenheide and Emma Lordemann

Pope John XXIII Central Catholic winners, l-r: Sydney Kerkman, Haley Zegers, Kyle Schumacher, Jordan Mescher-Grade 11 and 12 First Place, Emily Seier, Lizzie Mlnarik-Grade 9 and 10 First Place, Amy Nelson, Faith Kinney-Grade 7 and 8 First Place, Kayce Kallhoff, Lauren Seier, Noah Knievel, Breanna Bartak and Hunter Charf. Not pictured-Justin Funk.

Pope John XXIII Central Catholic winners, l-r: Sydney Kerkman, Haley Zegers, Kyle Schumacher, Jordan Mescher-Grade 11 and 12 First Place, Emily Seier, Lizzie Mlnarik-Grade 9 and 10 First Place, Amy Nelson, Faith Kinney-Grade 7 and 8 First Place, Kayce Kallhoff, Lauren Seier, Noah Knievel, Breanna Bartak and Hunter Charf. Not pictured-Justin Funk.

Students from St. Boniface Elementary School and Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Jr/High School participated in the Elgin Legion Auxiliary’s Americanism Essay contest.

Pictured are the Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School students who placed First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention for their Americanism Essays. This contest is sponsored by Elgin’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 229. The topic for this year’s essay was, “How do we keep Lincoln’s Promise to our veterans and their families?”

Five students from St. Boniface were recognized by the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit 229 for their Americanism Essays. 1st Place-Emma Lordemann,  2nd Place-Natalie Burenheide, 3rd Place-Olivia Klein, Honorable Mention- Brooklyn Meis and Eliza Borer.

BCHC CarePartners Donate Dementia Resources To Elgin Public Library

April 8, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Boone County Health Center CarePartners team is working with local libraries to increase access to resources on dementia care. The team recently presented a donation of $100 to the Elgin Public Library to purchase books and other resources about caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss.
“We have books and materials here at the Health Center that we can loan out to participants in our CarePartners program,” said Tonia McGill, occupational therapist and chairperson of the CarePartners team. “Connecting with our libraries will get those resources out to the wider community and be a benefit to even more families,” she added.
CarePartners is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who provide support to people with dementia and their families. Altogether, the team has donated a total of $800 to the eight public libraries in the Health Center’s service area (Albion, Cedar Rapids, Elgin, Fullerton, Newman Grove, Petersburg, Spalding, and St. Edward).
Some libraries will have the materials on display during the month of April, along with additional information and resources on Alzheimer’s and memory loss.
The CarePartners team is also hosting an event on April 28 from 5-7pm in the Kvam room at the Health Center called “Memories Matter: Live in the Moment.” This two-hour interactive event is designed to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and help friends and family members of people with dementia learn new ways to communicate and connect with their loved ones.

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