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Power Review Board Schedules Hearing For Prairie Breeze III

May 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A third wind farm may soon be under construction in Antelope County.
The Nebraska Power Review Board has scheduled a formal evidentiary hearing for May 22 in Lincoln to consider an application for Prairie Breeze Wind Energy III, LLC.
According to a public notice which can be found on page five of this issue, Prairie Breeze III is requesting approval to construct a 35.8 megawatt wind turbine electric generation facility and related facilities.
“The related facilities will include a substation, switchyard, an operation and maintenance facility, an interconnection tie line and access roads,” the application states.
The proposed location for the facility is generally southeast of Elgin. Estimated cost for the project would be $60 million.
If approved, construction is expected to begin on June 1, 2015.
This spring, construction began on Prairie Breeze II, located generally north and east of Elgin.
Last year, construction was completed on Prairie Breeze I which consists of approximately 120 wind turbines.

City Hears Good News On New Water Well

May 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Development of a new water well for the City of Elgin took a step forward last week.
At an emergency meeting of the Elgin City Council on May 5, the council approved plans to proceed with a test well, following the recommendation of City Engineer John Zwingman. One day earlier, a crew from Sargent Irrigation drilled a test hole in which it came up positive. A water source was believed to have been found approximately 350-380 feet deep which, according to Sargent’s Doug Yancy, could possibly pump 300-400 gallons per minute.
Zwingman told the council that the water quality cannot be determined unless there is a test well installed to pump the water out for sampling. The cost of the test hole is approximately $7,000 and the estimated cost to turn the test hole into a test well would be close to $28,000.
There would be additional costs. Zwingman said that once the well was installed they would take a sample and do a basic scan for $266. If the results show everything to be “good,” another sample would be taken and sent in for a full scan which would cost about $6,000.
It will take approximately three to four weeks to get the test well ready to pump.
One day earlier, at their regular meeting, the council made plans for the annual Elgin Cleanup Day to be held later this month.
City Clerk Vicki Miller said two large dumpsters have been ordered for the event which will be held Saturday, May 30.
Unlike previous years, the Elgin Community Club will not be canvassing the community to pick up items. It will be the responsibility of every citizen in the community to make arrangements to take their items to the dumpsters.
Due to the absence of funding, there won’t be any household hazardous waste pickup this year.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

EPS Announces Perfect Attendance For 2014-15

May 13, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

spring2015-005Four students at Elgin Public School are the recipients of “Perfect Attendance” at Elgin Elementary School. Achieving perfect attendance and pictured above are, front row, l-r:  Megan Wright (kindergarten) and Jonathon Liestman (1st Grade). Back row, l-r: Colton Wright (5th Grade) and Garet Behnk (8th Grade). Photo and information submitted.

EPS Elementary Spring Concert Photos, Courtesy OF EPS

May 13, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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Graduation Day In Elgin

May 13, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


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