October 6, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Elgin Q125 Committee met last Tuesday night to discuss the progress of plans for the 3-day event. Scheduled for June 20, 21 & 22 of 2014, the Q125 celebration promises to offer activities for every age group.
During the meeting, the group again discussed and again decided against using the old city jail as part of their fundraising efforts. According to committee member Jessie Reestman, earlier in the summer the subject had been brought up and the majority of the committee thought it best to not jail any residents. Reestman noted that with today’s work schedules, this would be a great inconvenience to anyone jailed. “We want this to be a fun event,” said Reestman on Friday. A report had been given at last week’s Elgin Community Club meeting (held the night before the Q125 meeting) that the committee was cleaning up the jail to use for the purpose of jailing/fining people. That report should be disregarded.
In other items discussed, the committee’s Elginopoly game will officially go on sale this Saturday at the Elgin Fall Festival Craft and Products Fair. Cost of the game is $35 with the proceeds going to the Q125 celebration.
Also at the meeting, the committee has signed contracts for the big tent which will host a variety of events downtown and a large sound system so everyone in attendance can hear speakers, announcements and more.
October 6, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
On Thursday, September 19th, Drs. Roger Rudloff and Troy Dawson of Antelope Memorial Hospital, were both honored to receive the 2013 Nebraska Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner Award. The award was presented during the Nebraska Rural Health Conference held at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.
The Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner Award recognizes an individual that is a direct service provider. This provider must exhibit outstanding leadership in bringing and/or improving health services in rural Nebraska. Factors considered include providing outstanding care, collaboration and multi-disciplinary teamwork, involvement in the community or education and lasting contribution to the rural health care system.
“It’s a great honor to receive this recognition in rural health medicine by our peers,” said Dr. Rudloff. “Rural medicine is certainly challenging at times, however, it’s also very rewarding. I couldn’t see myself practicing medicine in any other environment. Hopefully in the future, we will be able to get future physicians to see the rewards of rural medicine.”
“I truly feel honored to win this special award,” said Dr. Dawson. “Through the years, I have enjoyed serving the residents of area communities while practicing medicine in a rural setting. Despite the challenges, the relationships I’ve had with my patients and their families have been most rewarding. I’ve also enjoyed working with the staff here at Antelope Memorial Hospital and its clinics.”
Drs. Dawson and Rudloff both grew up in rural Nebraska communities with populations less than 1,000 residents. They graduated together from UNMC in 1994 and began their residency training at the UNMC Family Practice Residency Program. In 1997, they began practicing in Neligh at Antelope Memorial Hospital and the AMH Family Practice Clinics. They have practiced together for 16 years and are excellent examples of what rural health care providers should be. They likely would not have taken on nor stayed in Neligh if they both couldn’t practice together and give each other support through the years. For that reason, they were co-nominated.
Residing in rural Neligh, Dr. Dawson and his wife, Heather, have three sons and one daughter and are members of the United Methodist Church in Neligh.
Residing in Neligh, Dr. Rudloff and his wife, Tracy, have two sons and three daughters. They are members of the St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh.
October 1, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Here’s the agenda for the October 1 meeting of the Antelope County Board of Supervisors.
• 9:00 AM Update on Old Mill Bridge/making bridge pedestrian safe
• Authorize county clerk to advertise for bids for the materials and work FEMA projects
• Set hearing date for closing ½ mile of 859 Road between the SE1/4 of Section 29 and the NE1/4 of Section 32, Royal Township
• Agreement and Notice to Proceed/516 Avenue Grading and Erosion Control/JEO Consulting
• Agreement and Notice to Proceed/Tilden Northwest – 532 Road/JEO Consulting
• 9:30 AM RaDec Construction bid package B and Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP)
• Neligh and Oakdale law enforcement/dispatching agreements
• Antelope County Historical Society/title to new building
• 2 Applications for permit to place permanent electric lines beneath 835 Road between Sections 33 and 28 and Section 32 and 29, Cedar Township/Elkhorn Rural Public Power
• Approval of the September 3, 2013 and September 10, 2013 regular board meetings
The meeting, to be held at the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh, is open to the public.
September 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Coronation ceremonies were held on Sunday, September 29 for the 2013 Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Homecoming King and Queen. Receiving the honors this year were Queen Allison Beckman, daughter of John and Tracy Beckman, and King Alex Pelster, son of William (Billy) and Linette Pelster. Homecoming activities will be held throughout the week at both PJCC and Elgin High School. EHS’s coronations will be held on Friday night. E-R photo
September 27, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The early hours of Wednesday morning found a fog in the area. The thick fog provided some interesting scenes in the countryside including the illusion of wind turbines floating in thin air. E-R photo