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Meeting To Decide Future Of Goose Lake

July 25, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The public is encouraged to attend a noon meeting next Monday, July 28 concerning Goose Lake.
When the Nebraska Game and Parks took over management at Goose Lake, speed limits on the lake were lowered to 5 mph, effectively ending any water skiing at the rural Holt County recreational spot.
Many area residents learned to ski at the lake and would like to see it re-opened to the activity for families to enjoy once again - along with fishing.
Nebraska Game and Parks Director Jim Douglas and UENRD General Manager Dennis Schueth will both be on hand to address concerns and answer questions that the public may have.
The meeting will be held at Sunny Brook Café (north of Knievel’s Store) or 1 mile west and 1/8 mile north of St. John’s Catholic Church of rural Ewing.

Rosamond Klein Celebrates 100th Birthday

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.

Becklun, Hensley Compete Mission Trip To Honduras

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

Trinity Lutheran Assigned New Vicar

July 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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!

Preliminary Hearing For Brandt Set For July 16

July 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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.

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