Fans of ‘Rock’n Roll’ turned out Friday night in Petersburg to catch a glimpse of ‘The King.’ Elvis impersonator Joseph Hall took more than 400 persons at Werner Hall on a nostalgic trip starting in the 1950s in Memphis and ending up in the 1970s when Elvis rocked Las Vegas. (Below) Two ladies with ties to Elgin, Mandi Thompson and Autumn Hoefer shared a moment after the show with the performer. Some got kisses, others were given scarves as part of the performance. The event was held as a benefit to raise funds for the new Veterans Club in Albion. Prior to the show, those in attendance were treated to a steak dinner.
Saturday night brought abundant love and laughter to the aisles at Peace UCC in Tilden. From the solos at the pre-performance dessert to the closing lines of the evening, love was in the air. The Candy Project, a foursome based out of Omaha and featuring Elgin native Amanda Miller, sang and joked their way through the highs and lows of romance in today’s crazy world. Between the songs, their show was sprinkled with the anxiety of dating and pressure to find love, especially around Valentine’s Day plus little know facts about Tilden…you know, it is the home of the Hot Pocket (not really). Accompanist Pat Miller of Elgin ultimately held the solution to the men’s woes. If you have an opportunity, be sure to catch a performance of The Candy Project. Members of the cabaret are Amanda Miller, Cathy Hirsch, Andy King and Dan Chevalier.
On Friday afternoon at a special ceremony in the Elgin High School gymnasium, Chad Schmitt and Jerry Mundorf were formally inducted into the newly-formed EPS Athletic Hall of Fame. Mundorf received the honor as a result of his years of dedication to the athletic programs at Elgin Public Schools and in the Elgin community. He coached a variety of sports from the years of 1960-1970. Schmitt was also recognized for his athletic contributions. He received numerous letters and several distinguished awards throughout his involvement in football and basketball at EPS.
PENDER — Elgin High School senior Austin Stamp will again compete for a gold medal at the State High School Wrestling Tournament later this week in Omaha.
On Saturday, Stamp claimed his second district title at the Class D wrestling tournament held at Pender.
Stamp defeated wrestlers from David City Aquinas and Fullerton to advance to the finals where he faced Kalin Koch of Winside. Kalin Koch gave Stamp everything he could handle as the match went into the third period as a scoreless tie. Stamp scored the lone point of the match on an escape to claim a 1-0 victory.
Aaron and Tina Moore of Omaha are the parents of quadruplets born January 20, 2009. Each baby weighed almost three pounds with Noah weighing two pounds. They are named Jack, Joseph, Grace and Noah. Tina and each baby were provided with their own “medical team” making a total of 20 people in the delivery room.
Grandparents are Gary and Janice (Vanourney) Schrage of Sloan, Iowa. Great grandparents are Bob and Marie Schrage of Elgin and the late Joe and Wilma Vanourney.