School spirit is in abundance this week at Elgin High School.
It’s Homecoming Week and numerous activities are underway.
Wednesday night (tonight) nine seniors will find out which among them will be crowned Homecoming King and Queen.
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Cedar Rapids’ Fourth Quarter
Touchdown Upsets Crusaders
CEDAR RAPIDS — A fourth quarter touchdown by Cedar Rapids proved to be the difference Friday night as the Tigers held on to defeat Pope John 32 to 26.
Lady Crusaders Fall to
Cedar Rapids in Four Sets
CEDAR RAPIDS — After splitting the first two sets, Pope John fell to Cedar Rapids Friday night by the scores of 16-25, 25-21, 18-25 and 22-25.
ELGIN — Pope John’s Lady Crusaders had their way against O’Neill St. Mary’s Tuesday night, winning 25-19 and 25-19.
Eagles 50 to 18
CHAMBERS — On the way to Chambers Friday night, the Elgin Eagles saw the weather take a turn for the worse. It proved to be a bad omen for the Eagles as the Coyotes posted a 50 to 18 victory.
Lady Eagles Rally to Defeat Pope John in 3 Sets
ELGIN — Less than a week after losing a tough three-set match to Pope John, the Elgin Lady Eagles avenged the loss with a thrilling three-set victory Tuesday night on their home floor.
After dropping the first set 25 to 13, the Lady Eagles stormed back to defeat Pope John 25-21 and 25-21.
Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Nebraska Tuesday announced that starting today USDA will begin issuing $69,486,936 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments to eligible producers in Nebraska. More than $1.7 billion in CRP payments are being made on 31 million acres across the country.
For more information on CRP, producers should contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.
Work Likely to Begin This Spring
NELIGH — There’s a movement going on at the Antelope County Courthouse. No, it doesn’t involve anyone or any political party. Instead, it’s all about bricks and mortar.
At last week’s meeting of the Antelope County Board of Supervisors, they heard a blunt warning. They were told that the northwest corner of the courthouse will one day collapse if repairs are not made. That was the prognosis made by architect Jerry Berggren.
Berggren, who hails from Lincoln, came to Neligh at the supervisors’ request, to look at the cause of cracks and drainage problems located on the north side of the old courthouse building.
After an inspection of the attic, Berggren told the supervisors that the framing for the roof is different for each corner. Since the roof framing has not been adequately tied together at the northwest corner, the roof has been slowly, methodically, pushing the corner out for 100 years or more.
Among his suggestions to fix the problem are to have additions made to tie in the existing framing and have a mason relay brick on the corner from the bottom of the arch to the eaves.
Pope John School Board Will Vote Later This Month
All that remains for Elgin Public Schools and Pope John Central Catholic to form a fall sports co-op is approval by the PJCC Board of Education.
On Wednesday night, the District #18 Board of Education did their part, voting 5-0 to move forward with a fall sports co-op for football and volleyball.
Superintendent Steve Dennis said the number of students between the two schools will allow the team next fall to continue to play 8-man football and be eligible for the state football playoffs. There was concern raised earlier this year about the number of students being above the allowable number for eight-man football. If there were more than 83, the school could have competed in 8-man, but not have been eligible for the state playoffs; or they could have competed in 11-man football. There seemed to be no interest in playing 11-man football.
All that remains now is for the PJCC School Board to approve a resolution to proceed with the sports co-op. Earlier this year the schools joined together to form a winter and spring sports co-op.