Marie G. Starman
1923 - 2010
Marie G. Starman, 86, formerly of Elgin, NE died Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Funeral services were Friday, January 22 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Dan Andrews officiating. Burial was in the parish Cemetery.
Marie G. Starman, daughter of Herman and Mary K. (Buelt) Starman, was born November 1, 1923 on a farm northeast of Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, attended St. Boniface Elementary School and two years at St. Boniface High School before leaving to take a job.
Her first employment, at age 16, was helping to care for foster children on an Indian reservation at Marty, SD, with her sister Louise. On October 1,1954, Marie took a job at the Farmers Grocery Store in Elgin and worked there for 31 years, retiring at the end of 1985.
Marie was a member of the Elgin VFW Auxiliary Unit 5816, serving as president for several years. She enjoyed delivering the holiday cookie plates distributed by the group. Marie was very active at St. Boniface Church; locking and unlocking the doors each day, helping with the school lunch program, and was a member of the St. Boniface Altar Society.
She helped with the American Cancer Society’s annual “Daffodil Days” drive and also took in mending jobs in her spare time.
Marie is survived by one sister: Rita Fisher of Tecumseh, NE; two sisters-in-law: Pat Starman of Elgin, NE and Eleanor Starman of Wisner, NE; 1 brother-in-law: Bernard Babe of Denver, CO; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Raymond, Lawrence and Herman Starman; 3 sisters: Louise, Margaret, and Irene; two brothers-in-law: Robert Fisher and Ulrich Rosman; a nephew: Robert Starman; a niece Susan Starman.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com
High school football schedules for the 2010 and 2011 seasons were announced last week by the Nebraska School Activities Association.
The 2010 season will mark the first year for the football team to compete as Elgin Public-Pope John. The Wolfpack will compete in Class D-1.
Week one of the football season will feature a home game against Creighton. It will mark the first of four home dames during the regular season. Other home games will be:
Week Three — Osmond
Week Six — Burwell
Week Seven — Niobrara/Verdigre
The first road game for the Wolfpack will take place in Week Two of the season when they travel to Fullerton. Week Four will feature a road game against West Boyd.
Clearwater/Orchard will host the Wolfpack on Week Five. The final regular season game, in Week Eight, will be at North Central.
The schedule will be reversed for the 2011 football season.
ELGIN — Facing Clearwater-Orchard in the second round of the NVC Tournament Tuesday night, Elgin Public-Pope John was hoping to secure a spot in the East finals.
Only one thing went wrong, Clearwater-Orchard wanted the same thing and outplayed the Wolfpack to claim a 62 to 42 victory.
The Wolfpack were outscored in all four quarters of the contest.
“This was our chance to have a breakthrough game,” Coach Tory Gilson said.
“We had an opportunity to beat an ‘a’ caliber team. This game would have been a big success in the Wolfpack Program. Clearwater/Orchard is one of those teams that if you can pull off an upset, you will see instant success.”
Gilson said the Wolfpack matched their opponent basket for basket in the early going. “We missed a lot of easy buckets that could have possibly given us a decent lead. However, our inability to capitalize off of Clearwater/Orchard mistakes made it tough on us when they made adjustments within the game.”
One particular problem was the Wolfpack’s inability to contain Logam Hoffman.
“We couldn’t stop Hoffman, their best player this night,” Gilson said. “He is a good player and we will have to play him extra close next time we play them.”
Hoffman led his team with 15 points, Ethan Thiele had 12, Dillon Finch and Travis Kester each had nine.
“They were a very balanced team and they were more aggressive than we were when it mattered and we had trouble rebounding against them,” Gilson said.
EPPJ was led in scoring by post player Jeff Starman and point guard J.J. Reestman, each with 11 points.
CLEARWATER — Fourteen Wolfpack wrestlers finished among the best at the Clearwater/Orchard Invitational Wrestling Tournament held Friday.
Dylan Heithoff was the lone gold medal winner while Devin Brown and Nathan Anderson each placed second in their respective weight classes.
Other Wolfpack wrestlers who placed at the tournament were Derek Henn, Anthony Hemenway, Nick Farmer and Jared Seier, third place; Tyler Childers, A.J. Braband and Beau Heithoff, fourth place; Shane Beckman and Austin Heying, fifth place; Oliver Rivera, seventh place.
Winside won the team title with 181.5 points followed by Howells 161, Plainview 148.5, Elgin Public-Pope John 140, Newman Grove/Lindsay HF 136, unattached 76, Elkhorn Valley 73, Osmond 45, West Point JV 37, Clearwater/Orchard 26.
ATKINSON — The best from the East played the best from the West Saturday night for NVC bragging rights.
Unfortunatey for the Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack, they came out on the short end of a 45 to 31 score as Chambers prevailed as NVC Girls Basketball Champions for 2009-2010.
The Lady Coyotes jumped out to a nine-point lead in the first quarter, forcing the Wolfpack to play catch-up the rest of the way.
The Wolfpack struggled from the field, making just 11 of 48 shots in the game.