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Elgin Chamber to Meet Monday Night

August 26, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce/Community Club will be held Monday night, August 31.

Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon with dinner and the meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

Persons wishing to attend the meeting should RSVP to Betty Kallhoff at 843-5621 by noon on Friday.

Antelope County Fines & Sentencings

August 26, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The following cases were heard in the Antelope County District Court before the Honorable James G. Kube on July 29, 2009:

State v. Colby L. Legate (Neligh, Nebraska) – Mr. Legate appeared for sentencing on a charge of theft by unlawful taking, a class I misdemeanor. The Court sentenced Mr. Legate to a period of probation for 18 months with conditions that he shall not violate any laws, that he shall not use or possess any alcoholic liquor or controlled substance, shall submit to testing to determine the use of alcohol or controlled substances upon the request of the probation officer or any law enforcement officer, shall submit to a search of his person, premises, or effects upon the request of the probation officer or any law enforcement officer, perform 50 hours of community service work, pay a fine of $400.00, pay probation fees of $490.00, and serve 70 days in the Antelope County Jail.

State v. Gary A. Kallhoff (Ewing, Nebraska) – Mr. Kallhoff appeared for sentencing on a charge of driving during a 15 year revocation, a class IV felony. The Court sentenced Mr. Kallhoff to 60 days in the Antelope County Jail, revoked his license and privilege to drive for 15 years commencing upon his release from jail, and fined him $250.00.

State v. Matt L. Anderson (Elgin, Nebraska) – Mr. Anderson appeared for a pretrial conference on a charge of third degree assault, a class I misdemeanor. Mr. Anderson pled guilty, and the Court set sentencing for September 30, 2009. The Court also ordered the Clerk of District Court to hold $34,745.00 paid by Mr. Anderson for restitution for the victim’s injuries.

State v. Robert Jenkins (Oakdale, Nebraska) – Mr. Jenkins appeared for pretrial conference on amended charges of count I, theft by deception, a class I misdemeanor, count II, theft by deception, a class II misdemeanor, count III, theft by deception, a class I misdemeanor, and count IV, theft by deception, a class II misdemeanor. Mr. Jenkins pled guilty to all the amended charges, and the Court set sentencing for September 30, 2009.

State v. Nancy R. Eckert (Tilden, Nebraska) – Ms. Eckert appeared for a pretrial conference on a charge of driving under the influence of alcoholic liquor, .15 grams or more, third offense, a class IIIA felony. Ms. Eckert pled guilty, and the Court set sentencing for September 30, 2009.

State v. Jason Harper (Elgin, Nebraska) – Mr. Harper appeared for arraignment on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, fifth offense, a class III felony. Mr. Harper pled guilty, and the Court set sentencing for September 30, 2009,

State v. Donald Dredge (Neligh, Nebraska) – Mr. Dredge appeared for arraignment on a charge of a violation of the terms of his sex offender community supervision, a class IV felony. Arraignment continued to August 26, 2009.

State v. Zachary J. Amen (Meadow Grove, Nebraska) – Mr. Amen appeared for arraignment on a charge of sexual assault in the first degree, a class II felony. Mr. Amen pled not guilty, and the Court set the matter for a pretrial conference on September 30, 2009.

State v. Kevin J. Kraft (Meadow Grove, Nebraska) – Mr. Kraft appeared for arraignment on a charge of driving under the influence of alcoholic liquor, .15 grams or more, third offense, a class IIIA felony. Mr. Kraft pled not guilty, and the Court set the matter for a pretrial conference on September 30, 2009.

State v. Ross Daniel (Neligh, Nebraska) – Mr. Daniel appeared for arraignment on a charge of driving under the influence of alcoholic liquor, .15 or more, third offense, a class IIIA felony. Mr. Daniel pled not guilty, and the Court set the matter for a pretrial conference on September 30, 2009.

The following criminal cases were heard in the Antelope County Court before the Honorable Donna Taylor on August 12, 2009:

State v. Marion C. Blecher (Neligh, Nebraska) – Mr. Blecher appeared for arraignment on a charge of terroristic threats, a class IV felony. Mr. Blecher requested court-appointed counsel, the Court appointed the Antelope County Public Defender to represent Mr. Blecher and continued the arraignment to September 2, 2009.

State v. Beth E. Damme (Neligh, Nebraska) – Ms. Damme appeared for arraignment on a charge of issuing an insufficient funds check, a class IV felony. Ms. Damme waived her right to a preliminary hearing on the charge, and the Court bound the case over for trial in the Antelope County District Court. Arraignment in that Court is set for August 26, 2009.

State v. Jonathan S. Fletcher (Elgin, Nebraska) – Mr. Fletcher appeared for arraignment on count I, delivery of a controlled substance, a class III felony, and count II, delivery of a controlled substance, a class II felony. Mr. Fletcher requested a preliminary hearing on the charges, and the Court scheduled the preliminary hearing for September 2, 2009.

State v. Michael Market (Neligh, Nebraska) – Mr. Market appeared for arraignment on count I, disturbing the peace, a class III misdemeanor, count II careless driving, an infraction, and count III, no proof of automobile insurance. Mr. Market pled guilty, and the Court sentenced Mr. Market to 10 days in the Antelope County Jail on count I, to a fine of $100.00 on count II, and to 10 days in the Antelope County Jail on count III.

State v. Mark Morrison (Meadow Grove, Nebraska) – Mr. Morrison appeared for sentencing on count I, issuing an insufficient funds check, a class I misdemeanor, count II, issuing an insufficient funds check, a class I misdemeanor, and count III issuing an insufficient funds check, a class II misdemeanor. The Court sentenced Mr. Morrison to serve 90 days in the Antelope County Jail on each count.

State v. Jeremiah J. McClellan (Verdigre, Nebraska) – Mr. McClellan appeared for pretrial conference on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, first offense, a class W misdemeanor. Mr. McClellan pled guilty, and the Court sentenced him to serve probation for 6 months with conditions that he not violate any law, not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances, submit to a search of his person, premises or effects by the probation office or law enforcement office, submit to random testing upon the request of the probation officer or a law enforcement office to determine the use of alcohol or drugs, pay a fine of $400.00 and attend a defensive driving course at his own expense. The Court also revoked Mr. McClellan’s license for 60 days.

State v. Jeffrey M. Carpenter (Neligh, Nebraska) – Mr. Carpenter appeared for pretrial conference on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, .15 grams or more, first offense, a class W misdemeanor. Mr. Carpenter pled guilty, and the Court sentenced him to serve probation for 6 months with conditions that he not violate any law, not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances, submit to a search of his person, premises or effects by the probation office or law enforcement office, submit to random testing upon the request of the probation officer or a law enforcement officer to determine the use of alcohol or drugs, pay a fine of $500.00 and attend a defensive driving course at his own expense. The Court also revoked Mr. Carpenter’s license for one year and ordered him to serve 2 days jail.

Men’s Softball Team Finishes Second at State

August 26, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A men’s softball team from Elgin enjoyed tremendous success throughout the summer.

Sponsored by Central Valley Ag, The Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon, and Tab Financial Services, the team culminated the season with a second place finish at the Class F State Softball Tournament held in Hastings this past weekend. 

On the roster were Jeremy Borer, Adam Veik, Mark Koch, Ron Bode, Kalin Koch, Dave Harper, Steve Busteed, Jeremy Houghtelling, Matt Pelster, Dean Veik, Derek Scholl, Adam Jorgenson and Captain Ron Scholl.

Altogether, 27 teams participated in the tournament from across the state.

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review.

Eagles Open Football Season Friday Night

August 26, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — After two years of being ranked at or near the top of the Class D-2 state football polls, the Elgin Eagles enter the 2009 season with a number of question marks.

Carlie Wells begins his 10th year as head coach of the Eagles facing a number of challenges. His reputation for producing tough, hard-nosed teams is known across the state. As head coach, Wells has put together a career win-loss record of 50-37.

That might explain why the Lincoln Journal-Star has the Eagles ranked eighth in its’ pre-season poll which came out last week.

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review

Phyllis J. Beckman

August 26, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Phyllis J. Beckman

1934 - 2009

Phyllis Jean Beckman, daughter of William and Luella (Kuester) Kerkman was born August 4, 1934 at Elgin, NE. She attended St. Boniface Grade School and graduated from St. Boniface High School with the Class of 1953. After graduation, Phyllis worked for various families around Elgin cleaning house and watching children.

On September 13, 1955, Phyllis was united in marriage to Edward L. Beckman at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE. The couple lived and farmed southeast of Elgin until moving to Elgin in 1989. In 2003, Phyllis entered the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE. 

She was a housewife and later worked at Parr’s Café in Elgin, NE and Keahaven Nursing Home in Neligh, NE. 

Phyllis was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE and later St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin as well as a member of the Christian Mothers at both parishes. Phyllis enjoyed baking and sewing; making many clothes for her grandchildren. 

Phyllis passes away on Friday, August 24, 2009, at Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center, Albion, Nebraska. She was 75 years old.

She is survived by one son: Ronald Beckman and wife JoAnn of Elgin, NE; two daughters: Judy Havel and husband James, and Janice Pelster and husband Bob, all of Bartlett, NE; 10 grandchildren: Brian Beckman, Julie (Tom) Krause, Jenna Beckman, Brandi Havel and fiancé Brady Dexter, Cody Havel, Jamie Havel, Rebecca (Nate) Flider, Wesley Pelster, Caleb Pelster, Corin Pelster; one great-grandson: Beau Thomas Krause; 8 siblings and spouses: Joyce (Alex) Thramer of Ewing; Alice Kallhoff of Neligh; Jim (Betty) Kerkman of Elgin; Leonard (Judy) Kerkman of Clearwater; Millie (Larry) Wanser of O’Neill; Joan (Larry) Luettel of Albion; Cyril (Deb) Kerkman of Atkinson; and many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward in 1997; and two brothers: Louis and Dean Kerkman.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 24, 2009, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, Nebraska. 

Officiating was Father Dan Andrews.

Burial was at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

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