Pope John math students participated in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s annual Math Day on Thursday, November 13th.
The five-member team of Nate Dierks, Jordan Engle, Dylan Heithoff, Angie Pelster and Jackie Seier received the Math Bowl Class D championship trophy.
They were coached by math teacher, Sister Patricia Hoffman.
The Math Bowl is an exciting double elimination, fast paced competition consisting of 15 questions per round. Twenty-four teams took part in the Class D division. Pope John students had a perfect record, winning over Parkview Christian, Bruning Davenport, Heartland Homeschoolers, Exeter-Milligan and Kenesaw. They also won the final re-match with Heartland Homeschoolers to clinch the title.
More than 200 community volunteers and leaders celebrated their efforts at successfully promoting and encouraging economic and community development as part of the 45th annual Nebraska Community Improvement Program (NCIP) awards banquet held Nov. 14 in Kearney. The event capped the inaugural Governor’s Conference on Rural Development.
The community of Petersburg entered two nominations in the Special Awards competition. Judges awarded Petersburg first place in the categories of:
• Business Assistance and Development — “Economic Development and Growth for Petersburg”
• Technology, Infrastructure and Planning — “Improvement of water, sewer and streets”
“We were excited to bring home a first place award in both categories,” said Bernie Cunningham.
The Antelope County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all area residents to be watchful and alert to any and all requests for money from any company or persons, “either written or verbal”. There have been several scams received by residents asking for money to be sent to activate winnings for drawings and contests.
There have also been requests for money to be taken to persons or sent to persons or companies for security of family members.Remember, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. If you are told not to contact law enforcement you should contact your local law enforcement agency right away.
Please protect yourself.
In a surreal sense, the District #18 Board of Education was shown a game of numbers Wednesday night. It wasn’t a pretty picture, but a reflection of what is happening to rural schools across the state.
Principal Corey Fisher presented board members with a chart reflecting future activities enrollment numbers based on enrollment at the school on November 12.
For the school year 2008-2009, the nuymber reflect 64 boys and girls in high school. That breaks down to 25 girls and 39 boys. Enrollment numbers projected to the 2017-2018 school year would reflect just 39 students in high school (21 girls and 18 boys).
As board members reviewed the numbers, Fisher said in 2009 the school would only have enough boys to field a junior high football team with no substitutes. Seven years from now, he said the school will not have enough boys to play junior high football.
“For the next seven years, based on current enrollment, your numbers will be reduced by 25 students in grades 7-12,” he said.
WHERE TO EAT:
SERVING EITHER Rib Steak or Prime Rib every Monday 6 pm – 9 pm. $10.95. Knotty Pine, 402-386-5488, Petersburg, NE. 1tfc
ARE YOU making your Thanksgiving plans?? Don’t forget about the Thanksgiving Bazaar in Elgin. It’s been held 84 years now, on Thanksgiving Day, and promises the best traditional Thanksgiving meal you can find anywhere. We’ll be serving buffet style, with 4 lines, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the auditorium at 209 Remington Street. Evening Lunches will be served from 4 – 7 p.m. There is also bingo, a country store, games for all ages and our annual raffle. Everyone is welcome! 4 & 6c
JOB OPENING: Part-time Office Assistant. Computer knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel. Needs to be a friendly out-going person. Send resume to Elgin Community Center. 6-7c
HELP WANTED: Eriksen Construction Company, Inc. is preparing a bid for the Ultraviolet Disinfection System - 2008, City of Elgin, Nebraska, and is seeking MBE/WBE subcontractor proposals. Work consists of, but is not limited to the following: earthwork, concrete work and electrical. Plans are available for inspection at the following offices: Eriksen Construction Company, Inc. 402-426-3119, fax 402-426-3150; City Clerk of Elgin, Nebraska; and Gilmore & Associates, Inc. 402-564-2807. Proposals will be accepted at the office of Eriksen Construction Company, Inc. until 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2008. EOE
IN TIME for Christmas giving: The Antelope County Historical Society presents the 2009 Antelope County Historical calendar for $15. Featuring thirteen historic photographs from the Historical Society archives. Available at Wanek Drug, Neligh Public Library, and Jail Museum. 6-7p
FOR SALE: 1988 Lincoln Signature car and 1983 Chevy Silverado 4WD. Call 402-887-5119. 6p
DO YOU want 365 chances to win a combined give-away of $25,000? Buy a Friends of St. Boniface Lottery Calendar and you will be eligible daily for the daily drawings in 2009 ranging from $50-$1,500. To order your calendar send $50 to St. Boniface Calendar Lottery, PO Box B, Elgin NE 68636, or ask your favorite St. Boniface School student to sell you one. Only 1,000 are being sold so order yours today. Deadline is December 1 or when all are sold, which could be much sooner. These make perfect gifts for those “hard to buy for” individuals on your Christmas list! Questions?? Call 402-843-2345. 6c
HOUSE FOR Sale: 4-bedroom, 1.5 bath, on 2.5 acres. NW corner of Petersburg. Fenced pasture could be sold separately. Call 402-640-6524 or 402-5654255. 6-9p
FOR SALE: Two-bedroom, one-bath home in Elgin. Lots of new updates including windows, tile and laminate flooring, countertops, brand new bathroom and much more. All appliances included. Woodstove or furnace heat. Must sell! Asking $22,500. Call 308-643-9391 with inquiries. 6p
HOUSE FOR Sale: 4-bedroom, 206 S Street. Darrell & Kay Getzfred 402-843-2449. 5tfc
FOR SALE: Sunheat heaters and air purifiers. Contact Dwaine Trease. 402-485-9264. 1tfc
LOST & FOUND:
FOUND: RING by gas pumps at Elgin One Stop. Owner can call 402-843-5445 to describe and pay for ad. 6-7c
WILL TAKE appliances, metal items, batteries and old vehicles. Drop off or call for pickup Jerry Finkral, Elgin, 402-750-5206. 1tfc
PASSPORT PHOTOS: Official U.S. and foreign passport and Visa photos available here. Available in under ten minutes. $10 for two images. The Elgin Review, 116 South 2nd St, Elgin NE. 402-843-5500. 1tfn
CALL US for fresh flowers, plants, balloon bouquets. Will deliver to Elgin. Flower Corner, 402-887-4441 or 1-800-590-2384. 1tfc
UPS SHIPPING: Jerry’s Feed Service, Elgin, ships UPS packages Monday thru Friday. Full UPS services. 1tfc
FOR RENT: “U” store units – 12’x22’, $45/month; 11’x12’, $30 per month. Call 402-843-5873. 1tfc
FOR RENT: Two-bedroom apartment at Village Homes Apartments, Clearwater. Rental assistance available. Call 402-485-2343. 1tfc
FOR RENT: Smith’s Storage buildings, Elgin. Clean, dry and secure. Sizes 8’ x 16’ and up to 12’ x 24’. Prices start at $28/month. Contact Lee or Marie Smith. 402-843-2391. 1tfc
CARD OF THANKS:
Thanks to my family for the wonderful weekend. Having you all home was really great. Also thanks to my relatives and friends who came to the open house, sent a card and shared a hug celebrating my birthday.
A big thank you to the EMT group for responding to our call so quickly. You really do a great job.
LaVern & Vera Dell