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More Than 1,200 Fed At Thanksgiving Bazaar

December 5, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

From the first meal to the last meal served, none went away hungry at the 90th annual St. Boniface Thanksgiving Bazaar.
Temperatures may have been cold outside, but few stood in the cold once the serving line opened at 11 a.m.
According to Michele Reicks, 1,128 dinners were served and another 100 meals were prepared for carry-out, making for a total of 1,228 noon meals. The number, she said, is 86 less than last year.
She said a couple unique things happened during the course of the day which touched everyone.
“The ladies in charge of the meal were approached by a larger family with ties to the area who said they wanted to ‘pay it forward’ and come back and help next year,” Reicks said.
“Someone else with a ‘giving spirit’ anonymously donated 50 dinner tickets to be given to individuals or families who might enjoy having a thanksgiving meal and might not otherwise be able to attend.”
Food Chairperson Sandy Kallhoff shared some interesting facts about the event.
In regards to food solicited for the bazaar:
• 42 turkeys
• 565 pounds of sausage
• 27 gallons of kraut
• 14 batches of dressing
• 50 gallons of corn
• 16 gallons of cranberries
• 1,584 pieces of dessert
• 1,400 dinner rolls
The first setting of about 370 people occurred within 40 minutes of when the serving line opened. Food was continually served until approximately 2:30 p.m.
Grand Prize raffle winner of the Traeger Grill was Gary Hoefer.  The 32” Television was won by Betty Moser.
And, the St. Boniface Quilter’s quilt was won by Jennifer (Selting) Troester of O’Neill.

CVA Annual Meeting Held In Columbus

December 5, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Microsoft Word - CVA Annual Meeting PR_Kelli Proofed FINAL.docx(York, NE) - The Member-Owners of Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) had their
first Annual Meeting as a newly merged Cooperative on November 24, 2014. Over
200 Member-Owners traveled to the Veterans for Foreign Wars facility in Columbus,
NE to attend the meeting. Central Valley Ag, having recently merged with United
Farmers Cooperative provided statistics on just how beneficial the recent merger
has proven to be for it’s member-owners, reporting a combined $21.5 Million in
Local Net Profit, $17.3 Million Cash Returned to Member-Owners and $38 Million
Re-invested in assets for the Member-Owners.
“These kind of results only happen by having great people,” said Carl Dickinson, CEO
of Central Valley Ag. Carl went on to congratulate the attendees on forming what he
believes to be the strongest local farmer-owned Cooperative ever. Dave Beckman,
CVA’s Chairman on their Board of Directors couldn’t agree more. Dave spoke highly
of his peers saying, “I want to thank the board of directors for your vision for the
future, and fulfilling your responsibility as a board member to the Cooperative, to
position CVA to give our members the best possible service and access to world
markets for generations to come.”
The Board of Directors of Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) and United Farmers
Cooperative (UFC) met July 1 to ratify the votes casted by their respective Member-Owners
approving the merger of the two companies, which became effective September 1, 2014.
Central Valley Ag is a leading Cooperative providing Agronomy, Grain, Feed and
Energy products and services from its 66locations in Nebraska and Kansas. To find
out more about Central Valley Ag, please visit www.cvacoop.com

Miller Sworn In As New City Council Member

December 5, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The first Monday of the month won’t be free for Duane Miller anytime soon.
On Monday night he was sworn in as the new City Councilman for Ward 1 at Elgin City Hall. He replaces Shirley Nissen on the council. He and Mayor Mike Schmitt took the oath of office together. Schmitt was re-elected to a four-year term as mayor.
A vacancy remains on the city council. With Kenny Jochum not seeking re-election and no one filing for the position, Schmitt declared a vacancy in Ward 2 and encouraged anyone interested to contact him, any council member or city hall. He said he hopes to find a person to serve Ward 2 and fill the position at the January meeting. The term will be for four years.
Due to the vacancy, the council decided to wait until the spot is filled before electing a council president.
In other action, some members of the Elgin community will be seeing some extra “green” this month. City Clerk Vicki Miller will, at the direction of the council, be returning water deposits to a few individuals. Where possible, she will apply the deposits to active accounts in the community. For others who no longer live in Elgin, that she has addresses for, checks will be issued. The remainder, for which she has no forwarding information, the money will be turned over to the Nebraska Department of Revenue for unclaimed property. This all came about as part of her efforts to update the water deposit list.

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

Elgin Eagles Stand For The Silent Chapter Event Planned For Dec. 20 Basketball Games

December 5, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

bullyingAt the December 20th Wolfpack basketball games, the Elgin Eagles Stand For the Silent Chapter will bring attention to bullying in schools. To show your support to put an end to bullying (verbal, cyber and more), please join them by buying a t-shirt to wear to the game.   Boyd Co. schools (our opponent that night) is also participating in the event with t-shirt sales at their school. Forms & money need to be turned into the school’s office by Wednesday, Dec. 10th.

Click on this link for a form: Stand For The Silent T-shirt Order Form

Livestock Auction Brings In The Buyers And Sellers

December 2, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

livestock8107-web-insideThe Elgin Livestock Sales, LLC annual Black Angus Influence auction held yesterday (Monday, Dec. 1) brought the people to town! According to Auctioneer Ted Baum, approximately 2000 head of calves went through the sale ring. With about 100 to 120 buyers in the building plus sellers anxious to see how well their calves sold, a vacant spot on the benches was hard to find. By the time the last pen sold, around $3 million changed hands. “It was a great day from beginning to end,” said Baum. One of their more popular auctions, this annual sale is held on the first Monday following Thanksgiving. E-R photos

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