Tonight’s (Friday, February 27) district finals girls basketball game between Pope John Central Catholic and Ewing has been postponed due to weather. The game will be played tomorrow night (Saturday, February 28) at 7 pm at Battle Creek.
WHERE TO EAT:
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MAKE PLANS to attend the Chili Cook-off/Variety Show on Saturday, March 14 starting at 5:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Elgin. 19-21c
HELP WANTED: Antelope County road department is looking for a full time road worker. Work hours: 7 AM to 4:30 PM, five days a week. Benefit package included. CDL not required at time of application but will be if employed. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM, March 2, 2009. Applications may be picked up at the Antelope County Clerk’s office or send resume to the Antelope Count Clerk, PO Box 26, Neligh, NE 68756. If you have questions regarding the position you may call the County Clerk’s office at 402-887-4410. Applications on file at the Clerk’s office prior to notice will be considered. Antelope County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 18-20c
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UPS SHIPPING: Jerry’s Feed Service, Elgin, ships UPS packages Monday thru Friday. Full UPS services. 1tfc
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CARD OF THANKS:
Thank you for the cards, flowers, gifts, phone calls and visits while I was in the hospital and after at home. A special thanks to my family for the extra TLC. The therapy department at Antelope Memorial Hospital has a great team of caring people. Thank you for helping me get my strength back. God Bless!
Thank you to all who sent candy-grams, cards and letters for my 85th birthday. It was a wonderful week and thank you very much!
We would like to thank all you who remembered us with best wishes, cards and visits on our 64th wedding anniversary. Friends and family made it a very special time.
Art & Auralia Meis
By Dennis L. Morgan
From one week to the next, no one knows for sure what will take place in one’s life.
Everyone has a yesterday and most of us will have today, but tomorrow is promised to no one. It doesn’t matter if you have all the money in the world, all the power in the world, or are at the other end of the spectrum, there’s no guarantee when one lays down their head at night that they will see the sun rise tomorrow.
The same holds true for good fortune. On the farm, my father taught me there were no easy roads to success. A dirt farmer in Seward County, he said everything you want in life you would have to work for. Even then, there’s no guarantee for success, just a sense of fulfillment which would come from giving your best effort.
I thought of those words Saturday afternoon when, watching on television, I saw Dylan Heithoff’s arm raised as a state champion in the 189-pound weight class at the NSAA State Wrestling Championships. Heithoff was declared the winner when opponent Riley Santin of Palmer couldn’t continue due to an injury. Winning a state championship is no easy feat. It requires hours and hours of practice, then putting the lessons learned to work on the mats at tournament after tournament. Heithoff now has a state wrestling title to go with a state football championship earned when he was a sophomore.
At the same time, another thought crossed my mind. Actually, it was a scene which few saw just one week earlier at the District Wrestling Tournament held in Pender.
On the side of the mat, I had photographed Heithoff’s match against Santin and watched as the Palmer athlete held off Heithoff in the third period to win the match.
One of the things I’ve always admired about Heithoff is his demeanor. From what I’ve seen, he’s not a showboat or a showoff. No matter the sport, he just goes out and does his job.
Anyway, back to Pender. At the conclusion of the match, I gathered my things and headed to the door. To my right, seated on the floor out of the view of many was Dylan. From what I saw, he was taking the loss pretty hard. After all, it was the third time the two had met on the mats and Santin had now won twice.
I wanted to say ‘good match’ or ‘you’ll get him next time’ but I didn’t because there’s a time to speak and there’s a time to leave someone alone for a moment.
Now, a week later, I’ll always wonder what went through his mind in the moments after that loss and if he found something in the loss which made him a better wrestler at state. For the record, Santin and Heithoff are now 2-2 against each other this season.
It’s funny, not just in sports, but life too, when times seem the worst, we find something inside of us to make the situation better down the road.
About next year? Palmer’s Santin and Heithoff will both be seniors and should provide wrestling fans some great moments when they meet again.
Who knows, maybe their names will go down in history as one of the great matchups like Bird/Magic, Russell/Chamberlain and Switzer/Osborne. Only time will tell…
ELGIN — Three Eagles scored in double figures as Elgin defeated Wheeler Central 68 to 32 in a rare Wednesday night matchup.
The game was played on Feb. 18 because the original date was postponed due to bad weather.
The Eagles made quick work of the Broncos as they held them to just eight first half points in building a 37 to 8 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Elgin Coach Todd Heithoff substituted freely as everyone who suited up saw action. Over the final two quarters, Elgin outscored the Broncos 31 to 24.
Leading the scoring parade for Elgin was Chris DeWald with 22 points, Nathan Niewohner had 14 and Justin Reestman contributed 10.
Alex Kinney led the Eagles in assists with four. Kinney was also tops in rebounds with eight while Niewohner was credited with six steals in the game.
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CLARKSON — Down by six points in the third quarter, Pope John Central Catholic stormed back to defeat Lindsay Holy Family 59 to 47 in the championship game of the Girls D2-5 Sub-District.
By virtue of the victory, Pope John will face Ewing Friday night with a state tournament berth on the line. The game will be played at 7 p.m. at Battle Creek High School.
A matchup against Ewing was far from the minds of the Lady Crusaders Thursday night as the Bulldogs had upset on their minds.
For the first two quarters, Pope John struggled to get a lead and went into halftime down 22 to 19.
“The first half was not what we expected,” said Coach Seth Kallhoff. “but the girls came out of the locker room at halftime with a whole new demeanor and they took care of business.”
At the start of the third quarter, Tessa Kurtenbach made a three-point play to give the Bulldogs a six-point lead. They would hold the lead for much of the quarter before Pope John put together a string of points. A trey by Tracey Eischeid started the run followed by back-to-back baskets by Megan Veik which gave Pope John a 33 to 32 lead with 1:55 left. A trey by Kasi Stoltz pushed the lead to 36 to 32 at the end of the quarter.