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NPPD Announces 20-Year Agreement for Wind Farm near Petersburg

February 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Nebraska Public Power District, along with Midwest Wind Energy, LLC, Edison Mission Group (EMG), and EMG affiliate Laredo Ridge Wind, LLC, announced agreement on a 20-year power purchase agreement that will pave the way for construction of an 80-megawatt wind farm near Petersburg, Neb.

The Laredo Ridge Wind Energy Project is planned for completion by the end of 2010. The project is a direct result of NPPD’s efforts to expand participation in wind development by issuing a request for proposal in November 2008 for wind farms to be constructed near Petersburg and/or Broken Bow.

In April 2009, NPPD received 22 proposals from various developers that NPPD eventually pared down to five projects for further negotiations, resulting in the selection of projects offered by Midwest Wind/Energy/Edison Mission Group near Petersburg and Broken Bow. Laredo Ridge Wind is the third project to reach a successful agreement with NPPD, based on achieving the lowest cost of energy, when combining the power purchase agreement and associated transmission costs. Under terms of the agreement, Laredo Ridge Wind, LLC will own and operate the facility, and NPPD will purchase the electric output.

In addition, the parties have entered into negotiations on a similar power purchase agreement for Midwest Wind/Edison Mission’s proposed Broken Bow wind farm, which is expected to be operational in 2012. Midwest Wind Energy/Edison Mission currently has a 20-year power purchase agreement with NPPD for its 80-megawatt Elkhorn Ridge Wind Farm near Bloomfield, Neb., that became operational in 2009.

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Clarence J. Zwingman

February 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Clarence Joseph Zwingman

1922 - 2010

SALINAS, Ca. – Clarence Joseph Zwingman, age 87 passed into the loving arms of the Lord on February 12, 2010. All will miss his gentle way, loving smile and story telling with a chuckle.

He was born in Petersburg, Nebraska on April 24,1922. He served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist testing and repairing aircraft in the South Pacific during World War II. 

He married the love of his life, Margaret A. Spierkman, on February 5, 1945. They farmed and started their family in Nebraska before moving to Salinas, California in 1957 where he owned and operated Fertilizer Application Service until he retired in 1994; 

He was an avid baseball fan who never missed a game. He leaves us with many cherished memories in our hearts and minds.

 He was a member of St. Mary of the Nativity and Madonna Del Sasso Catholic Church Parish for 53 years and a member of SIRS #56.

 Clarence is survived by Margaret his beloved wife of sixty-five years, his children David (Barbara) Zwingman, Robert (Pam) Zwingman, Sharon (Wayne) Socha, Duane (Melody) Zwingman, Alice (Vince) Pellerin and Alan (Natalie) Zwingman, two sisters Katherine (Ray) Reistman and Dorothy (Darold) Henke, Twelve grandchildren and six ½ great grand children. 

 His parents Henry and Angelina Zwingman, brothers Anthony, Richard and Donald Zwingman, preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers donations to be made to your favorite charity.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. at Struve and La Porte Funeral Chapel, 41 West San Luis St., Salinas, Ca. 93901

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 19, at 10 a.m., at Madonna Del Sasso Catholic Church, 320 East Laurel Dr., Salinas Ca. 93906

Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Reception at Madonna Church Hall after services at cemetery

Amelia Kate Borer

February 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Amelia Kate was born to David and Lindy Borer of Elgin on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.  

At birth she weighed seven pounds, two ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Dave and Dee Hart of Doniphan, Larry and Julie Borer of Elgin.  Great grandparents are Orville and Shirley Bjorkman of Aurora, Norma Hart of Hastings, and Leonard Borer of Elgin.

Siblings are Linus, 5, and Eliza, 3.

Bloodmobile Coming to Petersburg

February 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Petersburg residents as well as those in the surrounding area will have the opportunity to donate blood in the near future.

The Red Cross Blood Drive will be in Petersburg on Monday, March 1. The event will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the American Legion building. To make an appointment, call Kay Preister at 386-5739. One can also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet height and weight requirements.

Six EPPJ Wrestlers Headed to State

February 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Six Elgin Public-Pope John will begin their quest for glory Thursday afternoon at the NSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

To be held at the Qwest Center in Omaha, the ‘super six’ will face the best in Class D in the three-day tournament.

First round matches are as follows:

At 119 pounds, junior Sebastian Janssen (24-12) will face Jeremy Inderlied (30-1) from Dorchester.

Competing at 130 pounds, first time state qualifier Nathan Anderson (29-13), a junior, will face Jose Campos (34-9) from Hemingford.

Senior Beau Henn, competing at 152 pounds, will take a 29-5 record into his opening round match against Bryce Dibbern of Amherst (24-1). 

At 160 pounds, senior Nick Farmer (27-7) will square off in the opening round against Mitch Nuss of Sutton (31-10).

Returning state champion Dylan Heithoff will seek to defend his title at 189 pounds. A senior, Heithoff (36-3) will face Dillion Tiede of Elwood (21-11) in the opening round.

A sophomore, Jared Seier will make his first appearance at the state meet. Seier (26-13) will square off against Jason Church (42-4) of High Plains Community School.

The tournament finals will be televised Saturday afternoon on NET.

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