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Dates Announced for EPS Alumni Volleyball/Basketball Tournament

January 20, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The 2010 Alumni Volleyball and Basketball Tournament will be held February 13-14 at Elgin Public Schools.

Randy Eisenhauer and Todd Heithoff will run the tournament again this year.

The cost of the tournament will be $20 per player. T-shirts will be awarded to the champions and runner-ups in both basketball and volleyball.  

Proceeds from the tournament go to support the Elgin Basketball program to offset costs of summer camps and leagues for EHS players.  

For anyone intending to play, please respond a.s.a.p. If you decide not to play but would still like to donate to the Elgin Basketball programs it would be greatly appreciated.  Make checks payable to Elgin Youth Basketball. They can be sent to: Randy Eisenhauer, P.O.  Box 56, Elgin, N.E. 68636

Teams will set up the teams based upon the entries receive, and will try to match the graduating years as closely as possible.  Once again this year, spouses may play as well.  If your spouse is not EHS alumni, they will be put with the same grade as you, not with how old they are.

You may email your intentions to play as well. Contact reisenha@esu8.org or tmheithoff@gpcom.net.

Wrestlers Place Third at Gibbon Invitational

January 20, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

GIBBON — Nine Elgin Public-Pope John wrestlers brought home medals Saturday from the Gibbon Invitational Wrestling Tournament.

Jared Seier, Dylan Heithoff and Beau Henn all won first place medals at the tournament which featured competition against larger schools. The Wolfpack was the only Class D school at the tournament.

“We wrestled well,” Coach Doug Jones said.

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EPPJ Boys Defeat Stuart

January 20, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

STUART — Trailing at halftime, Elgin Public-Pope John rallied in the second half to claim a decisive 52 to 36 victory over Stuart Friday night.

The Wolfpack trailed by one point, 26 to 25, at halftime.

Coach Tory Gilson’s team came out for the second half and proceeded to shut down their opponent.

The Wolfpack held Stuart to just two points in the pivotal third quarter as they took a 37 to 28 lead. They continued their mastery over the home team in the fourth quarter by outscoring Stuart 15 to eight to seal the victory.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this group of guys after Friday’s game with Stuart,” Gilson said. 

Starman and sophomore Evan Parks each scored 14 points in the game, Reestman added 11.

The victory boosted EPPJ’s record to 4-6. Stuart fell to 5-7 with the loss.

Tuesday Action

Newman Grove scored when it mattered most Tuesday night to defeat the Wolfpack 63 to 54.

Wolfpack Gals Defeat Stuart, Newman Grove

January 20, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

STUART — Coach Randy Eisenhauer has developed a formula for success. One big part of pressure defense, one part quick start equals victory as the Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack displayed again Friday night.

Jumping out to an 11-point lead in the first quarter, the Wolfpack limited Stuart to just 15 points in the first half en route to a 71 to 37 victory.

EPPJ led Stuart 37 to 15 at halftime, then managed to outscore their opponent two to one the rest of the way to seal the victory and remain unbeaten.

The victory boosted EPPJ’s record to 10-0.

Tuesday Action

Stoltz and Bauer combined for 30 points Tuesday night as the Wolfpack remained unbeaten with a 47 to 33 victory over Newman Grove.

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James A. McKillip

January 20, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

James Arthur McKillip

1938 - 2010

Funeral services for James Arthur McKillip age 72 of Neligh were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2010 at Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh. Music was provided by Bonnie Reinke, organist. 

Burial was in the West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin. Pallbearers were Grandchildren, Alex Oerter, Ethan Oerter, Ryan McKillip, Travis McKillip, Justin Kallhoff, Jennifer Strong, Jessica McKillip, Brittney Kallhoff, and Kendra Kallhoff. Honorary Pallbearers were Jill McKillip, Scott Strong, Aaron Kruger, Eric Kruger, Kayla Kruger, Holly Coover, Candace Coover, and Travis Coover. 

Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. James passed away January 12, 2010 at Faith Region Hospital in Norfolk. Snider Memorial Funeral Home of Neligh is handling the arrangements. 

James Arthur McKillip was born on January 5, 1938 to Tyler and Frances (Lewis) McKillip in Neligh, Nebraska. James was baptized at Antelope Creek at Elgin. He graduated from Neligh High School with the class of 1954. He was united into marriage to Mary Ann Nelson on May 3, 1959 in Wayne, Ne. On April 17, 1982 was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh. James farmed, did various trucking jobs, construction jobs. 

His hobbies included working on his John Deere tractors and woodworking. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. 

James is survived by his wife Mary Ann McKillip of Neligh, NE. Children: Joni Oerter of Chandler, AZ, Jeffrey and wife Lori McKillip of Polk, NE, Jan and wife Peg McKillip of Kearney, NE, Janet and husband Merle Kallhoff of Elgin, NE. Foster daughter: Nancy and husband Brock Coover of Neligh, NE. Nine grandchildren: Alex, Ethan Oerter, Jennifer Strong and husband Scott, Ryan McKillip and wife Jill, Jessica, Travis McKillip, Justin, Brittney, and Kendra Kallhoff. 1 great grandchild: Clayton McKillip. 3 foster grandchildren: Holly, Travis, and Candace Coover. 3 step grandchildren: Aaron, Kala, and Eric Kruger. Brother: Jerry and wife Wanda McKillip of Elgin, NE. Sister: Julie Engelbart of Inman, NE. 

Proceeded in death by his parents.

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