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Glasgow Faces Seven Charges Following High-Speed Pursuit Saturday

February 5, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Shane K. Glasgow is scheduled to appear in Antelope County Court today (Feb. 4) to face charges in connection with a high-speed pursuit which began near Meadow Grove and ended west of Neligh early Saturday morning.
On January 31, the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Nebraska State Patrol that their officers were in pursuit of a blue pickup heading west on Highway 275 towards Antelope County.
According to a press release issued by Sheriff Bob Moore, as the pursuit entered into Antelope County, the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department and Neligh Police Department joined in the pursuit and took the lead.
Stop spikes were deployed in an attempt to disable the vehicle in Neligh but were unsuccessful. The pursuit continued through Neligh with the driver of the blue pickup attempting to hit other officer’s vehicles with the pickup.
The pursuit ended 4.5 miles west of Neligh on Highway 275, the driver of the blue pickup lost control and went into the North ditch.
The release said the subject was allegedly attempting to come back out of the ditch when an Antelope County Deputy wedged his vehicle against the front of the pickup.
The driver of the pickup resisted arrest when officers attempt to arrest the subject, a Taser was deployed and the subject was subdued by officers shortly after.
Glasgow (current address unknown) was taken into custody and transported to the Antelope County Sheriff’s Office and booked in on the following counts: Count 1, flight to avoid arrest; Count 2, resisting arrest; Count 3, felony attempt of assault of an officer; Count 4, obstructing an officer; Count 5, possession of a stolen vehicle; Count 6, willful reckless driving; and Count 7, driving under suspension.
The vehicle, a 1994 Chevrolet pickup, was stolen out of Dodge County and registered to Francis Langhorst of North Bend, Nebraska.

Antelope County Supervisors Okay New Voting Districts

February 5, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

new-ant-co-commissioner-districtsAt last Tuesday’s regular Antelope County Supervisors meeting, the board approved the newly-drawn voting/commissioner districts.

At last November’s election, voters in Antelope County approved switching to a commissioner form of government from its current township form.

The five district were redistricted by Antelope County Attorney Joe Abler, Antelope County Treasurer Sandy Knapp and Antelope County Clerk Lisa Payne.  With the stipulation that each district be divided into as equal as possible in population (Antelope Co. pop. 6685), these are the five districts created:

District 1 (pop. 1312): Comprised of the townships of Verdigris, Royal, Eden, Bazile, Crawford, Willow, Elm and Burnett.  District 1 will be served by Jerry Schwager.

District 2 (pop. 1314): Comprised of the townships of Sherman, Garfield, Frenchtown and Clearwater. District 2 will be served by Merlin Bolling.

District 3 (pop. 1329): Comprised of the townships of Ellsworth, Blaine, the east 2/3’s of Custer and the north 1/2 of Neligh. District 3 will be served by Eddie Schindler.

District 4 (pop. 1396): Comprised of the townships of Oakdale and the southern 1/2 of Neligh. District 4 will be served by Charlie Henery.

District 5 (pop. 1335): Comprised of the townships of Stanton, Lincoln, Ord, Elgin, Logan, Cedar and Grant. District 5 will be served by LeRoy Kerkman.

Snow Makes For Slick Conditions

February 2, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

feb-snow-removal-elginreview-20152385Snow with some ice under it has made for slippery driving conditions in the Elgin area.  While city and state crews are busy clearing away the snow on the highways and streets, drivers still need to exercise some caution, especially when slowing for stops and turns. With the wind, it is a bit harder to estimate the snowfall but it looks to be around the 4″ mark.  And more snow is in the forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday.  E-R photo

Power Review Board Approves Prairie Breeze II Application

January 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Friday was a good day for wind energy in Nebraska, particularly in Antelope County.
The Nebraska Power Review Board (NPRB), after conducting a public hearing, gave preliminary approval for Invenergy to proceed with construction of the county’s second wind farm, Prairie Breeze II.
Timothy Texel, NPRB executive director and general counsel, said following a public hearing held Friday morning, the board approved the application to construct a 73.5 megawatt wind turbine electric generation facility to be located north and east of Elgin.
Texel said by granting preliminary approval, Invenergy can proceed with all necessary steps to move forward with construction of the wind farm. Invenergy officials have said they expect to begin construction of Prairie Breeze II this summer. He said a written order granting final approval will be issued in less than 60 days for the wind farm.

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

Meis, Borer Share LEAD Trip Experience

January 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

For more than two weeks, they explored the cultures of nations half a world away. And now, they’re home.
Nebraska LEAD Program Team #33 members Anne Meis and Keith Borer, both of Elgin, came home over the weekend after more than two weeks of being away from their families, participating in an International Study/Travel Seminar. In that time, they walked among some of the richest people of the world and, sadly, some of the poorest.
They spent time in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and Nepal. Each country facing its own challenges in this, the 21st Century.
Nepal and India have the appearance of Third World countries. That’s in stark contrast to the UAE.
Upon arriving in Nepal, Borer said “It was run down from the start, beginning at the airport. Security at the airport looked at us and just waved us through. There were people all over, beggars … I was just struck with the amount of people and trash (in Kathmandu)
“The streets were full of trash. The rivers were piled up with trash, bags, bottles.”
India was another story.
“As bad as Nepal was, it was just a warm up for India,” Borer said.

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

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