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Reward Being Offered For Information On Arson Fires

October 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Person or persons responsible for four arson fires several weeks ago are still being sought.
A $1,ooo reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the fires continues to be offered through the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the department at (402) 887-4148.

Elgin Veterans’ Day Program Moved To November 9

October 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Meeting last week, the District #18 Board of Education approved a change for the community’s Veterans’ Day Program to be held next month.
Anticipating that the Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack volleyball team may be one of eight teams from across the state playing in the D-1 State Volleyball Tournament, the board heard Principal Greg Wemhoff say the annual salute to veterans will now be held Wednesday, Nov. 9. The program which features participation from students from all Elgin schools as well as American Legion, V.F.W. and their auxiliary members, will again be held at the EPS gymnasium, beginning at 11 a.m.
Regardless how state volleyball plays out, the program will be held on the new date.

For Early Voters In Antelope County….

October 20, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Here is an updated Early Voter Registration form from the Antelope County




FFA “Feed The Farmer,” Labor Auction To Be Friday

October 6, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Good labor at a great price!
That’s what farmers and ranchers will be looking for Friday night following the conclusion of the Elgin Public-Pope John vs. Clarkson-Leigh football game.
Elgin Field will be the site for the annual Elgin FFA Chapter Labor Auction.
Buyers will be able to purchase eight hours of work from an FFA member.
FFA members to be auctioned off are:
Seniors — Zoey Bergman, Chad Bode, Kenny Bush, Geoffrey Carr, Austin Dohmen, Justin Funk, A.J. Getzfred, Elianne Heilhecker, Miles Schrage, Elizabeth Selting and Kelsey Welding.
Juniors — Taralyn Baum, Heather Bauer, Lydia Behnk, Liam Heithoff, Grace Henn, Calli Krebs, Marie Meis, Hayes Miller, Lizzy Mlnarik, Nicki Payne and Cole Preister.
Sophomores — Breanna Carr, Ervin Dohmen, Kaylee Martinsen, RJ Lierman, Hunter Reestman, Leslie Nichols, Lauren Seier, Kyle Schumacher, Ally Wemhoff and Kira Widger.
Freshmen — Austin Bauer, Lane Bartak, Adam Dreger, Cade Heithoff, Tyler Iburg, Blake Hupp, Kayce Kallhoff, Faith Kinney, Olivia Lindgren, Araceli Palmer and Cory Romej.
FFA members going to the National FFA Convention will be sold as a group. They are Chad Bode, Kelsey Welding, Justin Funk, Elianne Heilhecker, Marie Meis, Cole Preister, Taralyn Baum and Kira Widger.
Buyers unable to attend, but liking to leave a bid, may contact Julia Schwartz at (402) 649-4254 or (402) 843-2455.
Auctioneer will be Ted Baum.
Earlier in the day, the FFA Chapter will hold their “Feed The Farmer” event, serving boneless cooked beef and more from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Valley Ag Lumber Shop. For those unable to come to town, FFA members will pack lunches to go.

Reward Offered For Information On Weekend Arson Fires

October 6, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Person or persons unknown caused thousands of dollars in damage in four separate fires starting Friday and continuing into Saturday morning.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information which will lead to the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved in these fires. Persons with information should contact the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department at (402) 887-4148.
Elgin firefighters were called out to four separate fires, all appearing to be suspicious in nature, according to Elgin Fire Chief Jim Kittelson. So suspicious that the Deputy State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate. And, the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department is working in support of the fire marshal’s investigation.
It all began early Friday morning, Sept. 30, According to Kittelson, firefighters were called out shortly before 8 a.m. Friday morning to the Kenny Meis residence northwest of Elgin as a John Deere tractor as well as a number of hay bales were on fire. The tractor was a total loss. The cause of the fire, he said, was undetermined.
A second fire call came in just after midnight Saturday. An International 1086 tractor, located just off 843 Road northwest of Elgin was reported on fire by Rick Miller. According to reports, the tractor had not been used for several months. By the time Elgin firefighters arrived at the scene, the tractor was deemed a total loss.
That’s two tractor fires in the span of less than 18 hours. Sound suspicious? There’s more to the story.
Shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday morning, Elgin firemen were called out to two separate fires. More than 30 hay bales belonging to Alan Welding, just west of where the two previous fires had been reported on 843 Road, were destroyed by fire. At the same time, a couple of miles south of the Welding fire, more than 30 forage bales belonging to Calvin Heithoff were on fire. Firefighters were out for over four hours putting down the two fires.

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