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Sirens Signal Danger, All Clear

June 19, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

In the city of Elgin, the fire whistle is used to alert citizens of immediate severe weather dangers.
Three 30-second blasts from the whistle indicate that residents should take immediate cover as a tornado may be approaching.
Citizens should remain in their place of safety until they hear the one minute-long blast which tells them that the danger has passed.

Vietnam Moving Wall Arrives In Elgin

June 19, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

the-wall_5467-wA good number of people lined main street to pay the proper respect to - and welcome - the Vietnam Moving Wall. The Legion Riders escorted the components of The Wall from Albion to Elgin with it arriving shortly after 8:30 am.  Setup will continue throughout the day with the Dedication Ceremony beginning at 5 pm this evening.  The Wall will be guarded and open 24 hours a day through Monday morning for viewers. It is setup behind Elgin Public Library, just off Bowen Street.  E-R photo

2014 Bull-A-Rama A Funfest!

June 15, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The bulls have been loaded up and the riders are nursing some sore muscles.  The winner of tonight’s Bull-A-Rama in Elgin was Garrett Wickett of Battle Creek.  Wickett, one of the younger riders, led going into the Short Go with 85 points.  He was the only rider to last 8 seconds in the Short Go and was scored an 81.  E-R photo

The Moving Wall Opening Ceremonies Begin At 5 p.m.

June 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Sure to evoke emotions will be the first event. The Moving Wall, completed in 1984, is a half-size replica of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, which pays tribute to the nearly 58,000 Americans who died in the Vietnam War. On Thursday, June 19, The Moving Wall will arrive in Elgin and be set up on the open lot behind Elgin Public Library.
Opening ceremonies for The Moving Wall will be at 5 p.m. Thursday evening. Immediately afterwards, a reception will be held at the KC Hall.
The Wall will be guarded continuously during its stay in Elgin, being lit up at night for those wishing to view it after dark. Anyone wishing to help guard “The Moving Wall” should contact Ray Payne at The Station.
A book will be available on site to help locate specific names on The Wall.
It will leave Elgin on the morning of Monday, June 23.
Sponsors for The Moving Wall are Elgin American Legion Post #229 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5816.
The Moving Wall has been touring the U.S. for almost 30 years and most recently was set up in Albion and Tilden. Legion Commander Gary Hoefer asks all persons who visit The Moving Wall to follow these rules. The Moving Wall is a place for the pubic to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by a generation of young men and women. Accordingly, no pets are allowed near The Moving Wall. Also, no food or drinks will be permitted on the property.

Q125 History Books To Be Delivered Next Week

June 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin Q125 History Books will be distributed on Thursday June 19 at the Senior Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 p.m.
The evening hours will coincide with the Vietnam Moving Wall reception which will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  The remaining books will be taken to the Q125 Headquarters on Main Street and distributed from there on Friday and Saturday.  About 120 books will be available for purchase starting that Friday, June 20th.
The committee will not take reservations for these additional books - they will be on a first come, first served basis at the Headquarters and will be selling Cash and Carry only.

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