Lois Sprout of Elgin was recognized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Antelope County as the first recipient of the monthly “Friend of 4-H Award”. The award was presented to Lois by Anita Hall, UNL Extension Educator and Jeanne Peterson, a former 4-H member.
This year marked Lois’s 50th year of being a 4-H leader in Antelope County. She began her career as the leader of the Merry Makers 4-H Club in rural Elgin. At least 60 women have received their 4-H education by being a member of this club.
Unable to accomplish everything they had wanted to during their regular April meeting, the District #18 Board of Education met Monday night in a special session.Bids dominated items on the agenda.
Just weeks away from graduation, the board considered bids to replace the bleachers inside the school gymnasium. Interim Superintendent Lee Hall said the board has received three bids to replace the bleachers.
“A once in-a-lifetime experience”.
This was the statement that Jerry Tunink, Alvin Schrage and Ray Dinslage repeated several times as they shared details of their day-long visit in Washington DC last Thursday. The Elgin trio were fortunate enough to be on one of the final flights of the Heartland Honor Flights program bringing veterans of World War II to Washington as a “thank you” for their dedication and service to the citizens of the United States during one of the most trying times in American history.
All three volunteered for service, Dinslage in September of 1942 and Tunink and Schrage both in May of 1944. They explained, unlike in the later stages of the war when many servicemen were drafted, volunteers were able to choose which branch of the armed forces they could serve in.
Ray Dinslage, Alvin Schrage and Jerry Tunink, all having served in World War II, flew to Washington D.C. last week on the Heartland Honor Flight to visit the World War II Memorial. E-R photo
A tentative schedule for the annual Vetch Days celebration was unveiled Monday night at the monthly meeting of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce/Community Club.
Meeting at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon where members enjoyed prime rib sandwiches for dinner, they settled down to business.
A Directorship to the Nebraska Wheat Development, Utilization and Marketing Board is now open.
The terms for members representing District Six will expire June 30, 2009.
The filing deadline is no later than 5 PM, June 1, 2009.