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Elgin FFA Members To Be Honored

August 11, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Jon Meis, Morgan Childers and Tanner Welding of the Elgin FFA Chapter to be awarded American FFA degrees. The Elgin Review

Jon Meis, Morgan Childers and Tanner Welding of the Elgin FFA Chapter to be awarded American FFA degrees. The Elgin Review

The 2016 American FFA Degree Ceremony will be Saturday, Oct. 22, in Indianapolis during the Eighth General Session of the 89th National FFA Convention Expo.
Three Elgin FFA members were chosen for the award. They were Morgan Childers, Jon Meis and Tanner Welding.
Tarryn Shaw and Emalee Kasperbauer earned similar recognition from Wheeler Central FFA.


City To Begin Working With NNEDD For Downtown Revitalization Grant

August 4, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A community planner will be working with the City of Elgin in the coming months towards developing a downtown revitalization plan.
Jan Merrill, community planner with the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, told the Elgin City Council Monday night information collected during a community survey could be used towards securing a grant for downtown revitalization. Currently, she said Albion, Neligh and Creighton are in various stages of working on developing similar plans.
She said grants for these types of plans come in two phases. Phase one would consist of a $30,000 grant with a 25 percent match to be used to figure out what is most needed for the downtown area. Phase two would involve a $350,000 grant with a 25 percent match to make the improvements.
“That’s something we might want to take a look at,” Mayor Mike Schmitt said. One area of downtown improvement needed, he said, was curb and gutters, to be done before the State Department of Roads comes in to redo Highway 14. However, he cautioned that work on the highway keeps getting pushed back, saying it may be 2020 or later.
Merrill said one of the conditions of the downtown revitalization grant would be to designate the area as blighted, one of the conditions being that the buildings are over 40 years of age. The next step, she said, will be to review Neligh and Creighton’s study once it is completed, then proceed.
In other action:
Pool — Janet Koinzan prepared and shared a power-point presentation showing how other communities (Eustis, Albion, St. Paul, Stanley, N.D. to name a few),  have developed indoor pool/fitness centers.

Governor Ricketts To Attend Wheeler County Fair

August 4, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Preparations are nearly complete for the 91st annual Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo To be held at the fairgrounds in Bartlett, this year’s event will feature many exciting events.
New this year will be the presentation of the Herb & Sherry Mignery ‘Good Hand’ Award. Herb has decided to donate one of his famous bronze statues on an annual basis to be presented to a Wheeler County resident who deserves the title of “Good Hand.”
The award is to be given to an individual who in some way or another has greatly contributed to the betterment of Wheeler County and the communities within. The Mignerys will be present to present the inaugural award. Scheduled to attend are Governor Pete Ricketts and District #41 State Senator Kate Sullivan.
The Wheeler County Agricultural Society are selling tickets for a gun raffle, the drawing to be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Nebraska Wild Horse Race Finals. First prize will be choice of either a 12 gauge Remington Express or Savage Axis. Second prize will be the gun not chosen. Proceeds will go towards improvements for the fairgrounds.
The fair kicks off Thursday with a 9 a.m. horse show.
Other events on the schedule for the fair are:
Thursday, August 4
10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. — Exhibitors (including 4-H) time to enter open class exhibits
2:15 p.m. — Open class judging
2-5 p.m. — Entry day for 4-H interview judging of exhibit hall projects
6 p.m. — Wheeler County Resident/Landowner Community Roping
Friday, August 5
9-9:45 a.m. — Small animal check-in
10 a.m. — Small Animal Show
1-3 p.m. — Weigh-in Sheep and Swine
3-4 p.m. — Weigh-in Beef
8 p.m. — Rodeo, Wild Horse Races during rodeo, slack after rodeo
9 p.m. — Dance, DJ by Fat Kid Productions
Saturday, August 6
8 a.m. — Livestock show
2 p.m. — Car show
4-5 p.m. — Herb Mignery presentation at Wheeler County Courthouse
4-8 p.m. — Prime rib feed
4:30 p.m. — 4-H Scholarship, Friend of 4-H and contest winners recognized
5 p.m. — 4-H Premium Livestock Auction
7:15 p.m. — Wheeler County Foundation Scholarship and Grant Awards, Mignery Good Hand Award, Pioneer Awards
8 p.m. — Rodeo, wild horse races during rodeo
9 p.m.-1 a.m. — Dance to Sheila Greenland Band
Sunday, August 7
Community Day — No gate charge
10 a.m. — Livestock and all 4-H exhibit hall entries released
1:30 p.m. — Sign in for turtle races
2 p.m. — Sand volleyball tournament in park
2 p.m. Cornhole tournament/Turtle races
5 p.m. — Community potluck dinner
6:30 p.m. — Ranch rodeo

Katie Miller To Be Ordained

August 3, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Antelope County Fair Starts Tuesday

July 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Preparations are underway for one of the biggest events of the Antelope County Fair — the Sixth Annual Premium Auction.
The Antelope County Fair offers youth interested in agriculture the opportunity to learn, exhibit and compete with their 4-H or FFA sponsored livestock projects.
Businesses and individuals who support agriculture education in Antelope County and surrounding counties are invited to “Purchase” the animals.
Exhibitors keep the animals so they can go on to compete in state and regional fairs. The money donated is given to the “seller” to use for expenses incurred with raising the animal or to help pay for future livestock projects. All projects must be supervised by an FFA advisor or 4-H club leader. The sale will take place in the livestock show ring on Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. or after the beef show.
For more information about the sale, contact the following individuals: Alice Morrison (402) 843-8321, John Beckman (402) 843-6044, Chris Baum (402) 649-9875, Corey Curtis (402) 649-7172 or Stuart Vaughen (402) 368-7782.
Many Fair Activities
Tickets remain on sale at Dean’s Market in Elgin for the Jana Kramer concert which will be held Friday night, Aug. 5, in front of the grandstand in Neligh. The show will begin at 8 p.m.
The concert is just one of the activities during Fair Week (Aug. 2-7) in Neligh.
A schedule of events follows:
Tuesday, August 2
9 a.m. Dog Show
1 p.m. Cat Show
3 p.m. Small Pet Show
7 p.m. Ag Olympics
Wednesday, August 3
7:30 p.m. Team Penning
Thursday, August 4
1 p.m. Dairy Show
2:30 p.m. Horse Show
6:30 p.m. Livestock Judging
8 p.m. Mutton Bustin’
8 p.m. Bull Riding
Entertainment in the Beer Garden
Friday, August 5
8:30 a.m. Rabbit Show
11:30 a.m. Poultry Show/Small animal round robin contest to follow
4:30 p.m. Goat Show
5 p.m. Sheep Show
8 p.m. Jana Kramer Concert
County Road Band in the Beer Garden
Saturday, August 6
7-9 a.m. Pancake Feed (Farmer’s Pride)
8:30 a.m. Swine Show
11 a.m. Beef Show/Large animal round robin to follow
1:30 p.m. Horseshoe Pitching
4 p.m. Livestock Premium Auction
5 p.m. Barbecue
5 p.m. Tractor Parade
7 p.m. Demolition Derby
County Road Band in the Beer Garden
Sunday, August 7
7:30-11 a.m. Pancake Feed (Snider Memorial)
10 a.m. Open Horse Fun Day
12:30 p.m. 4-H Fashion Review
5 p.m. Truck and Tractor Pull
Beer Garden Open

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