June 14, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Garrett is a graduate of Pierce High School.
Garrett Wickett came away a winner again this year at the EKG Bull-A-Rama. Wickett scored an 89 on a thriller of a ride. Great night with some great riding. Bullfighting also showed how dangerous it can be when bullfighter JR Clouse became a target for an irate bull. After a brief break in action, Clouse nodded he was ready to roll and the riding continued. E-R photos
June 11, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Family and friends of Keith Heithoff joined him this past Sunday as he took part in his retirement ceremony in Minneapolis, MN.
In June of 1982, Elgin’s Keith Heithoff joined active duty as a light wheel mechanic and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany until June of 1985.
Upon his discharge, he joined the 302 Calvary Troop as a Calvary Scout. Heithoff joined ROTC and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant as an infantry officer.
Heithoff was sent to Ft. Benning for officer infantry school. He graduated 3rd out of a class of 374 officers.
Heithoff also completed the following: Armor Advance Course, Airborne School, Pathfinder School, Cas3, ILE, Civil Disturbance, Riot Training and Anti Terror.
Over the following fifteen years, Heithoff was with the Nebraska National Guard as an infantry officer. Heithoff joined the Army Reserve as a commander for the 308th Transportation.
After a staff position, Heithoff took command of the 809th Quarter Master HHD and was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. Upon returning home, Heithoff joined the 3rd COSCOM as the air drop officer and returned back to Iraq.
Heithoff returned home and joined the 75th Training Command in Minneapolis, MN as a training evaluator for the last 5 years of his career.
Family members and friends attending the ceremony were Heithoff’s wife, Lynne, and children Samantha Heithoff, PFC Beau Heithoff and Lexie Heithoff; his sister Beth and her husband Al Schulte and family of St. Louis, MO.; Tim Anderson of Orlando, FL,; plus several other retired Lieutenant Colonels that Heithoff has served with over the years.
June 10, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Congratulations to Coach Doug Jones, his assistant coaches and team members. The wrestlers participating in the UNK (University of Nebraska-Kearney) wrestling camp finished as Runner Up in Division 2 Team Challenge. Great job to the coaches and athletes! Photo submitted
By Lynell Morgan
Co-Publisher, The Elgin Review
It was movie matinee day for the Morgans on Sunday. Another busy week left both of us needing to get out of town for a little bit. Time to shake the cobwebs out and refresh the brain.
With a rare exception here and there, I do enjoy Melissa McCarthy movies (Bridesmaids, Identity Thief) so we decided to see Spy.
As an adult, overall I enjoyed the movie. It was an escape from reality for a few hours. I expected a large amount of raw language and adult situations. I was not disappointed.
What I didn’t expect was the number of small kids with their parents also at the movie. That same movie with a large amount of raw language and adult situations. I was disappointed.
How old were they? I can’t say for sure but the ones sitting in our row were well under ten years old. After each movie preview we would hear a “Oh cool! I wanna see that one!”
As a fifty+ year old woman who grew up in the 60s, 70s and a bit in the 80s, I’m no stranger to swearing. I’ve been around a few people who can swear like a drunken sailor on any given day since most of my friends were guys — but now-a-days the “ladies” can make a man blush. I’m no prude. I enjoy South Park (most of the time) and even liked the days when Beavis and Butthead ruled MTV (before all the reality shows). Spy had a considerable amount of f-bombs, several c-words and at least one t-word that I remember (to be honest, I wasn’t counting). Probably because we all know that you can’t make a good movie without swearing — swearing and sex. In case it needs to be explained, that would be a sarcastic comment.
Concerning the adult situations, it had the “usual” dose of sexual talk with a lot of groping, a man and a woman in “an act” on the street, close up pictures of a naked man - very close up. You get the picture. And so did those kids.
I’m all for progress and I know times change. I’m just thinking that they might not all be changing for the better. I don’t understand how the parents weren’t uncomfortable having their kids at that movie? I was. I was uncomfortable knowing that young kids were viewing and hearing what I was.
My point to this whole thing is, little kids don’t belong at those movies. I know the R-rating (which this movie is) states that there must be an adult accompanying them. The movie rating system is failing parents to a degree since this movie should have been stronger than a basic R-rating IMHO. Perhaps theaters need do a screening process on the adults to see if they can make a responsible decision? Of course many of those bringing young kids to these types of movies would likely be the same parents who would argue with the school that their child DID NOT curse at that teacher, is NOT BULLYING that other kid and there is NO WAY their child is sexting. Again, that would be a sarcastic comment. Their arguments remind me of the wonderful scene in A Christmas Story when Ralphie blurts out the “mother of all words” and his mom insists he’s never heard that word in their home.
I’m not a parent but it doesn’t take an Einstein to know that children take their cues of what is acceptable and what isn’t by the examples and guidance of the adults in their lives. Parents should never rely on the music industry, the movie industry or the internet to protect their children. Won’t happen. Have you seen the movies that are being targeted at children? Have you listened to the lyrics? Have you seen the what children are reading and viewing on the internet? They have one goal, “show me the money!”.…. not the welfare of children.
I’ve been in the news industry for 30 plus years. I would never and will never endorse censorship. The only exception would be by parents concerning their minor children. What I expect is that we adults step up to the plate and start acting like responsible adults.
(Edit was to allow comments)
June 10, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off