Donations are now being accepted for the Elgin Scholarship Drive being conducted by the Elgin Area Community Foundation.
Last year eight students (four each from Elgin High School and Pope John Central Catholic High School) received scholarships totalling $7,000. They were Alisha Anderson, Suzanne Hoefer, Jennifer Bush, Allie Schiltmeyer, Cecily Bode, Kirby Hoefer, Danielle Kuhlman and Brent Parks.
So far the scholarship fund drive has, since its inception, raised over $41,000 to help 54 local students continue their educations.
Recent donations to the scholarship drive have come from Al & Mary Helen Schrage, Agnes Starman in memory of Leonard Starman, Jim & Gayla Fredrickson, Jerry & Millie Mundorf, Dale B. Jillson, Elgin Pharmacy, Ed & Annie Parks, Ray & Peggy Payne.
So far, $530 has been raised for this year’s fund drive.
The dollars collected during this fund drive will be used to finance scholarship for Elgin students in 2009. The Foundation believes this scholarship effort is worthy of the support of members of the Elgin community. This year the Foundation will be able to get matching funds, if our own funds are raised before April 1, 2009. The match is given by the Col. Barney Oldfield and Vada Kinman Trust.
Serving on the Elgin Community Foundation Board are Phil Kluthe, Annie Parks, Tracy Prater, Vicki Miller, Gayla Fredrickson, Betty Getzfred and Corey Fisher.
Persons wishing to make a donation can send it to the Elgin Area Community Foundation, PO Box 345, Elgin, NE 68636-0345.
Just hours after being interviewed, Steve Dennis learned he had achieved a professional goal of his — becoming a K-12 school superintendent.
Dennis was offered and he accepted the position Thursday night, wrapping up a week which saw the District #18 Board of Education interview two candidates for the position currently held by Interim Superintendent Lee Hall. Also interviewed but passed over for Dennis was Jeffrey Walburn, superintendent at Silver Lake Public School.
Board President Steve Heithoff said Friday Dennis has verbally accepted an offer for a two-year contract. Heithoff said the salary will be set after the Ord School District accepts Dennis’ resignation which, the board president said, he doesn’t foresee as a problem.
As has been the case with compensation, Heithoff said the new superintendent will receive family health/dental coverage as well as a disability package as part of his compensation.
Dennis was interviewed Thursday afternoon. The formal question & answer session, a series of questions prepared for District #18 by the Nebraska Association of School Boards, was concluded in slightly under an hour. After some follow-up questions, Dennis left and the school board went into closed session to evaluate Dennis’ interview and qualifications, and to also work on a new superintendent’s contract.
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With just a few months left to raise the necessary funds to create a $200,000 endowment fund, the Elgin Chamber/Community Club took it upon itself to make a major contribution.
Thirty-eight members gathered for the monthly meeting at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon. During the course of a meeting which lasted nearly two hours, the organization unanimously approved donating $1,000 towards the Elgin Area Endowment Fund.
Then, moments later, another motion was made to donate all proceeds from the upcoming chili cook-off to the fund drive.
Earlier in the meeting, Bev Clark explained how the community must raise $54,000 between now and the deadline of June 30, 2009 to, with the help of donations from the Hunt Family Foundation, meet the $200,000 goal.
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February 20, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Following Thursday night’s final interview for the Elgin Public School superintendent position, the school board offered the position to Steve Dennis of Ord, NE. Dennis has verbally accepted the offer. No further details are yet available.
February 20, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off
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
MAKE PLANS 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
FOR SALE: All brick ranch style house located at 300 South 2nd Street (across the street from St. Boniface Church), Elgin. House is 1982 square feet with full basement sitting on a 150 ft by 200 ft lot. Mature trees and beautiful fenced back yard and floral gardens. Call Marie Vanderheiden at 303-423-4328 or 303-550-3381. 16-19c
FOR SALE: Purebred Pug puppies. Fawn color. Shots & wormed. Ready now. Call 402-843-5954. 19-20c
FOR SALE: Sunheat heaters and air purifiers. Contact Dwaine Trease. 402-485-9264. 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 402-843-2319. 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:
Thank you for the cards, flowers, food and memorials. Special thanks to Tony Levander, Pastor Kuhfal, Vicar Voorman, Trinity Ladies Aid and all kindnesses shown in memory of Don Hestekind. Also a special thank you to the American Legion Post 229 and the VFW Post 5816 for their service at the cemetery.
Family of Don Hestekind
I want to thank my family, friends and relatives for the gifts, cards, flowers, phone calls, and visits for my 96th birthday. All were very much appreciated!
The St. Boniface community would like to thank everyone who contributed to make our St. Boniface School Valentine’s Breakfast a success. Your donations are truly appreciated. God Bless!
St. Boniface Parents, Faculty & School Board
A heartfelt thank you to all who sent food, cards, and especially prayers to us during my illness. The power of prayer from all of you has truly blessed us. A special thanks to Mom, Jerry & Jan, Connie, Tracy & John, Fr. Andrews and Sharon Gossman for everything. God Bless you all!
Gene, Dylan & Marin
The honor bestowed upon me by the Elgin Public Schools was very much appreciated. With all the past great coaches at the school, I am not sure that I was the most worthy, but the award is something that I will always cherish and remember. My twenty total years of association with the students at the Elgin schools were some of the best years of my life, and so it is with deep appreciation that I give a heartfelt thank you to those who made this selection possible. To those who sent cards, telephoned or shook my hand and to Coach Wells and the committee who gave me the plaque and put on the reception, I also give thanks.