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Wolfpack Volleyball Places Third In Conference Tourney

November 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Wolfpack girls added another win last night as they defeated Chambers-Wheeler Central in the Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament consolation game.  The girls garnered their Third Place finish by taking three out of four games: 25-20, 25-20, 16-25 and 25-23. Congratulations!  Sub-districts begin Monday night at O’Neill High School.  Good luck girls.  Photo by Amy Selting

Booooo!!!

October 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

or should we say Brrrrr!!!  E-R photo

Nebraska State Auditor’s Office Issues Report On County Officials

October 30, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

nebraska-state-sealThe Nebraska State Auditor’s office has completed their audit of the financial statements for Antelope County’s past fiscal year (ending June 30, 2014). Two results of that audit, both involving the county treasurer’s office, are being forwarded to the Nebraska Attorney General and the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission due to actions deemed inappropriate.

Earlier this year, allegations of improper handling of delinquent tax properties where leveled against Antelope County Treasurer Sandy Knapp and  the office. This link is for the official report from the auditor’s office.  This report was also provided to the Antelope County officials.

http://www.auditors.nebraska.gov/APA_Reports/2014/CO02-10232014-July_1_2013_through_June_30_2014_Audit_Report_and_Management_Letter.pdf

Improvement Seen in EPS NePAS Test Scores

October 30, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Once again, like most districts in the state, the Elgin Public Schools has some very good numbers and results in certain areas of the Nebraska Performance Accountability (NePAS). And, some other areas need continued work.
NePAS is the result of a federal requirement of state governments to provide additional accountability on local school districts.
EPS K-12 Principal Greg Wemhoff said one of the things everyone needs to realize in this complicated accountability system is that it shows three things:
• Your rank compared to other schools
• Your kids improvement per grade (this year’s classes compared to last year’s classes)
• The growth of the students from year to year (same student’s scores from last year compared to this year).
“With that said, and all three areas being legitimate measures of how a school is doing, our school improvement goals and educational goals have been adopted based on the ranking component,” Wemhoff said.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Dollar $tore & More Coming To Elgin

October 30, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

As early as next week, Elgin could have a new retail business open on main street.
Alan Reicks, owner of Elgin Appliance & More, announced Monday morning the building which has housed his business for several years is now being turned into the new home of Dollar $tore & More.
Work has been done on the inside of the building for weeks now, removing carpet and returning to the wooden floors. On Tuesday, crews were in from a company which specializes in setting up and stocking shelves.
“Dollar $tore & More is similar to the typical dollar stores,” Reicks said, noting how it will bring more commerce to the community.
The family-owned store will be managed by Emily Fischer, he said.
It’s entirely possible the business could be open to customers sometime next week, he said.
“Customers will now have an opportunity to purchase items locally that they have gone to Neligh for (in the past),” Reicks said.
Business hours will be Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The appliance store will move its operations to a location just north of the current site at 114 North Second Street.
“Nothing is going to change with the appliance-heating business,” he said. There will be a counter, front office and appliances on display there at the new location. “We’re not changing anything with the business,” Reicks added.

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