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Pairings Announced for Niobrara Valley Conference Girls Basketball Tournament

January 25, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

NVC Girls Basketball Tournament Brackets. The Elgin Review

NVC Girls Basketball Tournament Brackets. The Elgin Review

The Wolfpack girls go into the NVC Conference as the number 4 seed, matching up against the 13th seeded Neligh-Oakdale team. First round game will be played at the Elgin Public gymnasium with a 2:30 pm tipoff.

Brackets For This Weekend’s Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Alumni BB Tournament

January 25, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

PJCC Alumni BB Tournament. The Elgin Review

PJCC Alumni BB Tournament. The Elgin Review

Here are the brackets for the tournament games being played Friday evening and throughout Saturday at the St. Boniface Auditorium.

PJCC Students Stranded On The Interstate In Pennsylvania

January 23, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Somewhere along the interstate in Pennsylvania

Somewhere along the interstate in Pennsylvania

The annual March for Life rally in Washington D.C. is always an adventure for youth.  This year, that adventure went one step further with the bus load of students from the Omaha Diocese getting stranded in “snow-mageddon”. This bus includes the twenty-three Pope John XXIII Central Catholic students and four adult sponsors from the Elgin area.

On Friday, the students joined counterparts of all faiths from across the country in the March for Life held in DC. Immediately after the march ended, they boarded theirs buses to head home, hopping to beat the anticipated heavy snowfall. They became stranded between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on the interstate. According to adult sponsor (on the bus) Steve Kerkman, “we heard there are jack-knifed semis and buried cars ahead (on the interstate). I’m seeing some cars coming back on our side, they may be the ones that were stuck.” Early today, Kerkman sent this photo and said, “We’ve been sitting still for thirteen hours. Everyone is upbeat. We are warm, safe and have plenty of snacks. As of noon today (Saturday) they are still sitting but believe they we be able to begin moving soon.  The Elgin Review will continue to update you on a regular basis via twitter (@theelginreview) and facebook (Elgin Review).

Spaans Is New Community Center Director

January 21, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

There’s a new face in Elgin and she’s working at the Elgin Community Center.
Tina Spaans of rural Plainview is the new manager, having taken over duties from Becky Evans earlier this month.
The first thing you notice when you meet Tina is a distinctive accent. She grew up in South Dakota and moved to Nebraska from Minnesota not long ago.
She said while in Minnesota she worked as a part-time city clerk and it became her goal to find a position where she could again work with the public. Before taking the job in Elgin, Miss Spaans was working at the U.S. Post Office in O’Neill.
Looking at the community center, Miss Spaans said she wants to create more interest in the activities there.
“One of the things I want to do is get more people in the community center. It’s not just for seniors,” she said. Her goal is to develop some fundraising ideas which can benefit the center and the community.
The community center is known for activities during the day and good meals served over the noon hour. “It’s a great place to socialize,” she said.
Each day the community center offers a noon meal at a reasonable price for senior citizens. Persons wishing to dine at the center are encouraged to call and register by 9:30 a.m. so the cooks have an accurate head count.
In addition, for people who can’t get to the center, there is Meals On Wheels. All one has to do is call the center at (402) 843-5757 to schedule a meal to be delivered to their home.
Hours at the community center are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
While work at the center will keep her busy, Miss Spaans is also working on another important event. She and fiancé Brian Carpenter of rural Plainview are planning an April wedding.
Welcome to Elgin Tina!

Voborny, Hoefer and Nichols Advance To State FCCLA Competition

January 21, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

fccla_logoThree Elgin High School students Taya Voborny, Jaime Hoefer and Paige Nichols, have advanced to April’s state FCCLA STAR competition in Lincoln.

Voborny received top gold in National Programs in Action while Hoefer and Nichols earned top gold in Illustrated Talk.  Districts were held in Wayne and the state competition will be held the first week in April.

Miss Hoefer and Miss Nichols are repeat qualifiers in the program. Both Hoefer and Nichols  advanced from state to national competition last year. Congratulations girls!

Taya Voborny

Taya Voborny

Paige Nichols

Paige Nichols

Jaime Hoefer

Jaime Hoefer

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