An Elgin man is recuperating at home after suffering second-degree burns last week.
Gary Beckman suffered burns on both arms, his neck and parts of his face while burning trees on his property Wednesday afternoon.
An open house will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for persons to provide public comment on the routing of a 115,000-volt electric transmission line to serve the electrical needs of a new, crude oil pipeline being planned in Loup Valleys Public Power District’s service area. The open house will be held at the Legion Club in Petersburg.
Rae Valley Heritage Association is making preparations for its 27th annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor and Horse Plowing Bee to be held Aug. 22 and 23, 2009 at the Charlie Huisman farm west of Petersburg.
Saturday begins with a consignment auction at 9 a.m. on the north portion of the grounds. Working events and plowing start at 11 a.m., followed by the stock antique tractor pull and tractor games at 12 noon. The tractor pull features four classes of tractors.
‘Bash in the Burg’ will be held Saturday Aug. 15.
A Barbecue Challenge will be held at noon as competitors will prepare their best recipes for beef loin, pork loin or a whole chicken. Judging will begin at 4 p.m.
The 18th annual Fly-In Breakfast will be held Sunday, August 16, at Koinzan Airport in Elgin.
Beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing through noon, those attending will be treated to an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. The cost is just $3 per person.