The library will not be open Wednesday evening, November 25 or Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. We will be open on Friday the 27th.
New books are The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans and Ford Country by John Grisham, We also now have The Hills of Mars by D.R. Haskin. Several people have asked me about that book, so wanted to let you all know we now have it.
At a county library meeting, author Thomas Phillips of Lincoln told about his book, Battlefields of Nebraska. His book was also added to our collection.
New books for children are Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl by Barbara Park, Phineas L. MacGuire…Erupts! by Frances O’Roark Dowell, New Dawn on Rocky Ridge by Roger Lea MacBride, and as if being 12 ¾ isn’t bad enough, my mother is running for president! by Donna Gephart, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney.
On the 19th, book club met to hear about author Gary Moore and to discuss works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Our next book club book will be Journey Into Christmas and Other Short Stories by Bess Streeter Aldrich.
Our silent auction was again successful due to the generosity of our community! This was our second year. Should we make it an annual event? The money raised goes into the Library Foundation. It will be used to supplement our budget if necessary.
Maybe at some point in the future, an addition or new library will be needed.
Our hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
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Permits — whether to approve or deny — were presented to the Antelope County Board of Supervisors when they met last week.
Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Supervisors approved six permits in all. They went to:
• Tom Allemang — Two permits were approved for Allemang to pump water from his settlin basin to a holding pond belonging to him. According to public information, Allemang will place an electric line and a pipe line beneath two roads in the Frenchtown Township (856 Road and 515 Avenue).
• City of Tilden — Two permits were approved for Tilden’s waste water treatment lagoon facility. Plans call for a sewer line and an electric line to be placed beneath 844 Road between Section 13 in Antelope County and Section 18 in Madison County.
• Chris Moser — Moser, of rural Clearwater, received a permit to place an electric line beneath 513 Avenue, between Sections 15 and 16 in Clearwater Township. Plans call for the electric line to supply electricity to an irrigation system.
• Les Anson — Anson received a permit to power and flow water to an irrigation system in rural Brunswick. Plans call for an electric line and water pipe to be placed beneath 866 Road between Sections 22 and 27 in Eden Township.
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The Elgin Public One-Act team has been busy making preparations for their play “Anna and August,” a comedy by Don Zolidis. The team will hold their public performance on Monday November 30 at 7 p.m. in the EPS gym. Everyone is invited!
The One-Act team recently competed at their NVC meet; receiving acting recognition were Brieann Grosserode and Sebastian Janssen. Their next competition will be December 1 at the district competition which will be held in Cedar Rapids.
One-Act team members are: Devin Brown, Brieann Grosserode, Sebastian Janssen, Christi Getzfred, Ryan Meis, Juliana Dunn, Harley Janssen, Ashlyn DeWald and Alex Grosserode. The one-act play is being directed by Sara Walsh.
An abundant corn harvest and limited storage capacity. Those two factors in a small town often combine to produce corn mountains.
The Elgin City Council Thursday night, in a special meeting, did their part to help with the corn harvest which continues throughout the area and much of the state.
Stan Kallhoff of Central Valley Ag said a need existed at the present time to stock pile grain on the gound. He asked the Council to close First Street between Pine Street and Maple Street.
Following very brief discussion, the Council voted 3 to 0 (Councilman Donnie Mackel was absent) to close the street.
As part of the resolution, First Street will be closed for 60 days.
Short term and long term plans were addressed Monday night at the November meeting of the Elgin Chamber/Community Club.
Twenty were in attendance for the meeting held at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon.
Teresa Moore gave an update on Santa Claus’ imminent arrival in Elgin.
With the help of the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department, Santa will arrive during Kid’s Shopping Day to be held Wednesday night, Dec. 2.
Setup for the event will begin Tuesday night, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. What remains to be done will be addressed the next day at 1 p.m. Volunteers wishing to lend a hand just need to show up at the afore-mentioned times. Santa Claus will arrive at 5:55 p.m. and be on hand to greet children till 7:30 p.m. at the KC Hall.
Vendors scheduled to participate are Elgin Pharmacy & Gift, Dean’s Market, Sandy Kallhoff/JoAnn Beckman-Celebrating Home, Central Valley Ag, Barb Mahnke-Avon, Dona Elliott, Eighth Grade Entrepreneur Class, The Station, Karen Koenig, Stars & Stripes Corner Service, Total Image, and Peggy Payne. Local decorator consultants on hand will include Avon/Karen Koenig, Beauty Control/Mary Bauer, Celebrating Home/Sandy Kallhoff & JoAnn Beckman, Crafts/Dona Elliott, Pampered Chef/Kathy Dinslage, Tupperware/Doris Ternus, and Watkins/Judy Zegers. Vendor booths will be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kids shopping will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Park Center Church will be serving soup, sandwiches and other goodies from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Also happening in December will be the annual Christmas Lighting Contest. Judging of lights will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Elgin Bucks will be awarded for first and second place in the following categories: Most Original, Religious, and Best Overall.