ELGIN — Having seen the horrors of war first-hand in Iraq, Elgin native Keith Heithoff gave the Veterans Day Address Wednesday morning at St. Boniface Gymnasium.
With students from Pope John, St. Boniface and Elgin Public Schools lining the bleachers on both sides, veterans, family members and others seated in folding chairs on the floor, all listened intently to Heithoff’s every word during a presentation which touched not only on today, but also on our country’s proud past and bright future.
A 28-year veteran in the U.S. Army, Heithoff spent 30 months in Iraq serving his country.
During his opening remarks, Heithoff recognized many of the veterans in the audience and pointed out Elgin’s proud heritage of men and women willing to serve in the military.
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The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, Nov. 21. Freshmen and sophomores are in charge of the project.
The following are contact persons:
Clearwater — Brady & Alex Dierks (485-2618)
Rural St. John’s — Lee Bartak (485-2662)
Neligh — Randi and Tyler Schrage (887-5271)
Petersburg and Raeville — Jared Seier (386-5581)
Elgin — Preston Schrage (843-2304) and Sister Pat (843-5461)
They will collect:
• Newspapers, phone books, paperbacks and shredded paper
• Magazines and slick papers
• Flattened cardboard
Please note papers must be boxed or put in brown paper bags. Items which will NOT be collected are hard covered books; books, notebooks or calendars with spirals; plastic wrappers or bags. Please have the paper at the pick-up locations by 8 a.m. Saturday, or placed in the protected area in front of the St. Boniface Gym no sooner than Friday or Saturday. The truck leaves the parking lot at 10 a.m.
WHERE TO EAT:
SERVING EITHER Rib Steak or Prime Rib every Monday 6 pm – 9 pm. $10.95. Knotty Pine, 402-386-5488, Petersburg, NE. 1tfc
Are you making your Thanksgiving plans?? Don’t forget about the Thanksgiving Bazaar in Elgin. It’s been held 85 years now, on Thanksgiving Day, and promises the best traditional Thanksgiving meal you can find anywhere. Dinner will be served buffet style, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Evening Lunches will be served from 4 - 7 p.m. Come feel the warmth of our tradition! 4-6c
FAMILY VISITING for the Holidays? Treat them to a great Pheasant and/or Prairie Chicken Hunt at Sandhill Seasons. 402-386-5457. 3-9p
SEMI DRIVER Wanted: Full time position available. CDL, good driving record and experience hauling livestock required. Contact Len at 402-843-5672. Niewohner Trucking, Elgin, Nebraska. 48tfc
NOW HIRING: Full time position available for a Farm Mechanic. Niewohner Bros. Feedlot, Elgin, NE. Call 402-843-5671. 20tfc
HELP WANTED: Personnel to work with livestock; must have experience in checking, treating, processing and moving cattle. Competitive wages and benefits. 402-843-5671. 28tfn
HELP WANTED: Experienced feedlot and farm help needed. CDL required. Call Oak Creek Ranch at 402-843-2451. 29tfn
Do you want 365 chances to win a combined give-away of $25,000? Buy a Friends of St. Boniface Lottery Calendar and you will be eligible daily for the daily drawings in 2010 ranging from $50 - $1,500. To order your calendar send $50.00 to St. Boniface Calendar Lottery, PO Box B, Elgin NE 68636, or ask your favorite St. Boniface School student to sell you one. There are less than 200 left out of 1,000 sold so get yours today! Deadline is December 1, or when all 1,000 are sold, and many times they sell out before Thanksgiving. Questions?? Call 843-2345. 5-6c
HOME IN Elgin: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Good location, close to schools and church. Partially finished basement. New windows, electrical wiring, plumbing, siding and central air. No garage. Call 402-887-5428 in Neligh or 843-5639 in Elgin. 6-7p
WANTED: WILL do mending. Phone 843-5480. 4-7c
PASSPORT PHOTOS: Official U.S. and foreign passport and Visa photos available here. Available in under ten minutes. $10 for two images. The Elgin Review, 116 South 2nd St, Elgin NE. 402-843-5500. 1tfn
CALL US for fresh flowers, plants, balloon bouquets. Will deliver to Elgin. Flower Corner, 402-887-4441 or 1-800-590-2384. 1tfc
UPS SHIPPING: Jerry’s Feed Service, Elgin, ships UPS packages Monday thru Friday. Full UPS services. ??1tfc
FOR RENT: “U” store units – 12’x22’, $45/month; 11’x12’, $30 per month. Call 402-843-2319. 1tfc
FOR RENT: Two-bedroom apartment at Village Homes Apartments, Clearwater. Rental assistance available. Call 402-485-2343. 1tfc
FOR RENT: Smith’s Storage buildings, Elgin. Clean, dry and secure. Sizes 8’ x 16’ and up to 12’ x 24’. Prices start at $28/month. Contact Lee or Marie Smith. 402-843-2391. 1tfc
CARD OF THANKS:
Thanks to all who stopped to say “Hello”, how ya doing, after my total knee replacement. Also for the cards, gifts, calls, food and to my bedside nurse, Donna. All was appreciated.
A big “Thank You” to the Elgin Rescue Unit EMTs - Reah, Tony, Duane, Denis & Jim. You were there when I needed you.
We’d like to thank all of our families, friends & neighbors for all their hard work and time spent helping before, during & after our sale. Also thanks to those who brought us delicious food. It took a lot more work than we ever imagined. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks so much!
LaVern & Vera Dell Stuhr
I want to thank everyone for the support shown to myself and Kevin this past year. Your words of encouragement, the phone calls, cards, gifts and meals were wonderful. A special thank you goes out to the girls at work for always covering for me. I feel so blessed to live in such a caring community. God Bless you all for getting us through a tough year.
November 11, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off
HUMPHREY — Eight turnovers proved to be too much for the Pope John Crusaders to overcome Tuesday night as Humphrey St. Francis claimed a 52 to 20 victory.
By virtue of the victory, the Flyers will advance to the semi-finals where they will face Ewing. That game will be played Monday night at Ewing.
The Crusaders fell behind 20 to 0 in the second quarter before Beau Henn caught a screen pass and rambled 28 yards for a touchdown.
Pope John added two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Curtis Childers connected with senior Jeff Starman for a 60-yard touchdown pass, Dylan Heithoff added the two-point conversion. Austin Kerkman scored Pope John’s last touchdown on a four-yard run.
Pope John was the first team this season to score more than one touchdown against the Flyers. The Crusaders finish the season with a 7-4 record under first-year coach Brad Cornell.
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November 11, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off
e recipient of community awards at the Governor’s Second Annual Conference on Rural Development and the NCIP Award’s Banquet. The banquet was held last Friday, November 6 at the Kearney Holiday Inn/Conference Center.
Nine representatives from Petersburg were on hand as the community took First Place in all three Special Award nominations they competed in, according to their population category. These awards were:
• Volunteer and Leadership Development. Petersburg was the pilot community in the state for the NCIP Leadership Development Challenge, in which 30 volunteers ages 10-70 participated. They held the “Bash In The Burg” as a fun day and are continuing funding for an electronic marquee sign. Both of these projects were chosen as “Capstone Projects” for the course. They entered the LDC course by the deadline of August 31. In September, they submitted to NCIP/DED a large binder on the course and the final report on the capstone projects alone. Those will now be used for their (Petersburg’s) evaluation on the LDC. The NCIP/DED set up a booth honoring Petersburg during the day-long conference featuring these projects and many photos of their past economic development projects. Since its inception, four additional communities are doing the LDC.
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