July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
More than 100 relatives and friends attended an Open House for Rosamond (Spieker) Klein’s 100th Birthday celebration on Saturday afternoon, July 12, at the Elgin Community Center. Before the open house, a family noon luncheon was held. Special guests attending were Rosamond’s brother, Leroy Spieker of Fremont and two sisters, Florence Luettel who lives at the Good Samaritan Home in Albion, and Linda Buelt from Elgin. Rosamond has two other living brothers, Fred Spieker and Bob Spieker. Five of her brothers and sisters are deceased.
A special moment from the afternoon was when her sister Florence (age 97) arrived and the two got to visit after not seeing each other for more than two years.
Rosamond, the oldest sibling in her family, has lived much of her life in Petersburg. She is the mother of Dolly (Gale) Schindler of Elgin, Harold (Sharon) Klein of Neligh, Jerry Klein of Norfolk and Walt Klein of Petersburg. She turned 100 years old on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Rosamond said she had the best time at her party and enjoyed visiting with all of her family and friends. Birthday greetings can be sent to her at 111 Leona Ave., Petersburg, NE 68652.
July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Just eight days formed a lifetime of memories for two young adults from Elgin who recently went to aid the suffering in Honduras.
Corrine Becklun and Clayton Hensley returned home July 5 from an eight-day mission trip to Honduras. It was there they came face to face with poverty on a scale likely not to be found anywhere in the U.S.
The duo was part of a Nebraska team consisting of eight persons who traveled to Central America through World Gospel Outreach (WGO). The organization’s vision statement is “Impacting the faith of Christ followers through serving and evangelizing children and the poor.”
Participants are driven to pursue this vision because of three fundamental Biblical mandates. They are:
• To care for the poor, especially the widows and orphans (James 1:27)
• To be fishers of men and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost (Matthew 4:19)
• To be accountable before God for how we meet the needs of others (Matthew 25:31-46)
Miss Becklun is currently employed at Henderson Health Care Services. She said Saturday she first became interested in going to Honduras approximately one year ago when a nurse friend from Utica suggested she could make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate there.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review
Members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin are getting to know a few new faces in their church. It was announced in May that a new vicar and his family have been assigned to the church and Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh.
Matthew Jukola and his family - wife Coley, baby daughter Natalie plus a cat and dog - have joined the church family.
According to his introductory letter, Vicar Jukola is looking forward to his year serving the two churches.
“We are very excited to meet you all,” he stated.
A native of Golden, CO, Jukola graduated from Sheridan High School in 2007. He attended the University of Denver, majoring in Religious Studies. Upon his graduation there in 2011, he enrolled in Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN.
Jukola married Coley (a native of Fort Wayne) on September 1, 2013. Coley majored in Fine Arts and, according to the Vicar, is a talented woman with ceramics, metal-smithing and cooking! Their daughter, Natalie Marie, was born in late May.
Elgin welcomes the family to our community!
July 16 has been set as the date for a preliminary hearing in Antelope County Court for a member of the County Board of Supervisors.
Harlan Brandt, having been accused of the the theft of between $500 and $1,500 of items from Antelope County, was in court Wednesday morning, July 2.
At the request of his attorney, Ron Temple of Norfolk, the court granted a preliminary hearing to be held July 16 at the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.
At a preliminary hearing, the prosecution presents evidence to determine if the case merits going to trial.
Last month the county supervisors asked for Brandt’s resignation. However, as of press time, he has yet to do so.
Meeting Monday night, the Elgin City Council again focused their attention on finding a new water well.
Back in May one test well site, located in the northeast section of town was determined not to be a suitable site for a new well due to high arsenic levels. Since that time, a search has been underway to find a new location for a test well to be drilled.
City Engineer John Zwingman informed city officials prior to the meeting that the necessary paperwork had been submitted to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality for a study which would aid the community in its search for a new water well. Mayor Mike Schmitt said once all the paperwork is completed, work will begin on mapping all wells within a two-mile radius of Elgin so tests can be done to, hopefully, find a source of good water to tap into.
So, until the paperwork arrives, the project is on hold.
The council meeting lasted just short of an hour. However, before the meeting adjourned, several other items were addressed. They were:
• Annexation — Ben Meis, representing Meis & Sons LLC, updated the council on efforts to have the Sterling Heights area on the southwest edge of Elgin annexed into the city. He said his lawyer has been in contact with City Attorney Fritz Bartell to finalize the steps necessary to have ordinances submitted for the Council’s consideration. He said he hoped the paperwork would be to City Hall by the end of this week.
Schmitt said he would be willing to hold a special council meeting, presumably later this month, to act upon the proposed annexation ordinances.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review.