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Elgin High Seniors To Graduate Saturday

May 12, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Eleven seniors will be awarded diplomas when Elgin High School holds its graduation program Saturday evening.
Graduation exercises are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the school gymnasium.
The salu-tatorian address will be given by Dylan Behnk. Alois Warner will give the valedictorian address. In between the two addresses, special music fitting the occasion will be performed by the EPS Choir directed by Eric Heithoff.
The charge to the class will be given by Rev. Michael Davis.
Following the presentation of the class by Principal Greg Wemhoff, diplomas will be presented by District #18 School Board President Steve Heithoff.
Members of the senior class, in addition to Behnk and Warner, are Morgan Carpenter, Destiny Francis, Leslie Linares, Christian Lundgren, Kaitlyn Polk, Blake Smith, Tiarra Thramer, Mason Vleck and Dylan Widger.
Junior attendants are Baylee Wemhoff and Kenneth Bush.
The class motto is “Every life is a story. Make your’s a best seller.”
Also during the ceremony, two foreign exchange students will be receiving certificates of completion. They are Tzu Yen Huang and Ingvild Bekkeseth.

Public Hearing For Upstream Wind Energy Permit To Be May 24

May 12, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A time, a date and a location has been set for a public hearing to decide whether or not Antelope County’s newest proposed wind farm will one day become a reality.
Meeting last week the Antelope County Board of Supervisors ended weeks of speculation regarding when a public hearing would be held on a conditional use permit applied for by Invenergy L.L.C. for the Upstream Wind Energy Farm to be primarily located north of Neligh.
Thirteen days from today, on Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 9 a.m. at the American Legion building in Neligh, supervisors will hear comments both in favor and against the proposed farm.

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

Unofficial Antelope County Primary Election Results, 2016

May 11, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

unofficial-2016-primary-election-results Barely over one quarter of eligible voters went to the polls yesterday in Antelope County. With not many contested races nationally, statewide or countywide, interest was low. This link contains the UNOFFICIAL Antelope County results.

Kerkman Among UNL Students Chasing Storms

May 5, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Regan Kerkman (back row, second from left) was part of the April storm chase.  Courtesy photo.

Regan Kerkman (back row, second from left) was part of the April storm chase. Courtesy photo.

As rain saturated the state last week, most eyes across Nebraska looked up to the skies and asked “when will it end?” Last Tuesday, a group of Nebraska college students in Kansas looked up to the skies and asked “when will it begin?”
Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Meteorology crammed themselves into vehicles last Tuesday, April 26, armed with their knowledge and cell phones, and headed south in search of severe weather. Among those 20 students was Elgin’s Regan Kerkman.
“The Nebraska Storm Chase Team is a meteorology club made up of mostly UNL students,” Kerkman told The Elgin Review on Sunday evening. The club allows students to gain valuable first-hand, in-the-field experience with storms. The club includes students ranging from freshmen to graduate students, working almost as a safety net. Kerkman did say that, prior to the trip, all the students going on the chase had a mandatory safety briefing.
As Kerkman discovered, the graduate students are a bit more familiar with the conditions they would likely encounter. The group was able to avoid any damage from hail associated with these storms due to their expertise.
“Students volunteered to drive,” he said. One would expect some “beaten up” cars would be the mode of transportation but not so. “The person (that drove) actually had a pretty nice car. The upper classmen know more about the storms, like in the storm cell where the hail is and so they do a pretty good job of staying out of the hail.”
The team went as far south as Junction City, KS. While the particular weather system they were following didn’t produce a significant storm, it did provide an adrenaline rush for the students.
“It was pretty exciting getting to go on my first chase,” Kerkman explained. “I’ve stayed at home and watched clouds go by but I’ve never actually chased a storm.”
Although the team didn’t view a tornado touch down, on the way back to Nebraska, near Belleville, KS, they did witness some activity.
“At the end of the day, we saw some debris starting to spin up on the ground and so that got pretty exciting, that got the adrenaline going some,” he said.

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

Pope John Graduation To Be Sunday

May 5, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The 49th graduating class of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic will receive their diplomas during commencement exercises on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8.
Seventeen seniors will don caps and gowns in front of family and friends to participate in one of the biggest days in their young lives, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Gymnasium.
The program will feature a processional by Pope John Band students led by music instructor Rachel Becker. The invocation will be given by Father James Kramper.
Special music will be performed by Scott Moser.
Chosen as class speaker was Jenna Parks, the daughter of Ed and Anne Parks of Elgin. Following a video presentation, Principal Betty Getzfred will present the graduates for the conferring of diplomas by Ed Moser.
The benediction will be given by Father Ross Burkhalter.
Seniors this year are Maria Bartak, Trey Baum, Nicole Beckman, Karissa Dicke, Andrew Fangman, Lexus Heithoff, Kalin Henn, Kyle Kallhoff, Austin Meis, Scott Moser, Jenna Parks, Ryan Pelster, Chase Preister, Jill Schindler, Seth Schumacher, Terri Seier and Whitney Walker Moore.

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