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PJCC Homecoming Week

October 18, 2008 by ACT Admin · Leave a Comment 

Homecoming royalty will be crowned Wednesday (tonight) at Pope John Central Catholic High School.

A number of activities will be held this week in conjunction with homecoming. Tonight a BBQ will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the basement at St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Class floats will be on display by the gymnasium, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Coronation will be held in the gymnasium at 7:30 p.m.

Following the coronation, a pep rally will be held as each class will do a skit and the dance team will perform.

The evening will close with the bonfire.

On Friday night, the Crusaders will face Spalding/Spalding Academy. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m.

At halftime the homecoming royalty and court will be introduced. Following the game, a homecoming dance will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall and last till midnight.

Lautenschlager, Parr, Zank

October 18, 2008 by ACT Admin · Leave a Comment 

Rudina Maria Lautenschlager, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at the Waverly Care Center, Waverly, NE.  Huffman-Levander Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Julius A. Parr, passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the Golden Living /Center in Neligh, NE.  He was  99 years, 10 months old.  Huffman-Levander Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

E. Ruth Zank, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 in San Antonio, TX. A prayer service was held at the Mission Park Funeral Chapels North and burial followed at the Bloomington Cemetery in Bloomington, MN at a later date.

District #18 Meeting

October 18, 2008 by ACT Admin · Leave a Comment 

By Dennis Morgan

On Wednesday night, the District #18 Board of Education took steps to deal with an immediate issue and made plans to address a potential long-range problem which other rural schools are now facing.

Following a closed session towards the end of the meeting, the board approved extending Interim Superintendent Lee Hall’s contract through the end of November. Hall was hired last summer to serve in that capacity while Superintendent Gayla Fredrickson was on medical leave. She has been on medical leave since last spring and no date has been set yet for her return.

Earlier in the meeting, Principal Corey Fisher told the board he will prepare some information regarding future enrollments and the options the school district will face.

Next meeting — The November regular meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

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Exchange Students Enjoying Elgin Life

October 18, 2008 by ACT Admin · Leave a Comment 

By Lynell Morgan

Different cultures, languages and landscapes aren’t going to be barriers to the experiences of two new faces in Elgin.

Joengmin (pronounced tonge-min) Hwang from Daejeon, Korea and Katrine Tolpinrud of Oslo, Norway are busy adapting to life in rural Nebraska and the school system at Elgin Public High School. Helping with their transitions are host parents, Kurt and Peggy Hanlin. 

Next time you see the girls around the school or town, give them your best smile and a wave of the hand. To Joengmin say “hwan young hab ni da”; to Katrine say “velkommen” and welcome them both to Elgin.

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Elgin Scoreboard

October 18, 2008 by ACT Admin · Leave a Comment 

Pope John Central Catholic
ELGIN — On a soggy Saturday night the Pope John Crusaders sliced through Cedar Rapids to post a 43 to 8 victory.

Returning to their winning ways after back-to-back losses, the Crusaders rode the hot hand of quarterback Josh Beckman who tossed three touchdown passes in the first half.

Next Action

Pope John (4-2) will be at home Friday night to face Spalding/Spalding Academy. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.


ELGIN — It’s not over until the last point is played.

That’s what fans of Lady Crusaders’ volleyball learned Saturday evening as Pope John defeated Cedar Rapids 25-13, 25-20, 24-26, 20-25 and 15-6. The win improves their record to 14-5.

ELGIN — For the second time in less than a week, Pope John’s Lady Crusaders bested Elgin High in volleyball. Competing at the Pope John Triangular Tuesday night, the Lady Crusaders posted a 25-16 and 25-20 victory over the Lady Eagles.  Other Results, O’Neill St. Mary’s defeated the Lady Eagles 25-16 and 25-21 in their other match at the triangular.  Pope John defeated St. Mary’s by the scores of 25-17 and 25-8.

Elgin High

ELGIN — Eleven months ago, Chambers handed Elgin one of its’ most heartbreaking losses ever, losing at the Class D-2 championship game in Lincoln.

On Friday night the Eagles pounded Chambers 50 to 6, dealing the Coyotes a serious blow towards returning to the playoffs this year.


ELGIN — West Boyd had Elgin’s number Thursday night as the Lady Eagles lost 14-25, 25-14, 8-25 and 24-26.  The loss dropped Elgin’s record to 5-10.

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