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Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

March 24, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The event will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 27, at the Elgin City Park. 

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Elgin Knights of Columbus Hall.

During the past week, Chamber members and local businesses have been donating candy to be placed inside Easter eggs by persons at the Elgin Community Center.

Albion Arts Council to Feature Celtic Cabaret

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day the Albion Area Arts Council will present singer Jill Anderson’s popular Irish-themed Celtic Cabaret Sunday, March 21st at 3 p.m. in the UCC/Congregational Church in Albion.

Celtic Cabaret is a musical tribute to Irish humor. 

From bawdy to witty to wise, the Irish have always had a wry take on the state of their existence. Jill will share songs that tell of wild brawls, hysterical dance mishaps, comedic culture clashes and many other ludicrous subjects. 

These engaging songs coupled with memorable jokes, and playful poetry as well as some of the less silly standards and ballads that Jill is known for promise an afternoon of great fun! Jill will be accompanied by Bernie and Erin Lowis who will provide fiddle, bass, piano, guitar and cello. 

An accomplished singer, songwriter, actress, playwright, producer and director, Ms. Anderson co-produced the musical revue, Moonlight Melodies, and has performed at the Woodrow Wilson Theatre in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. 

Jill has also appeared with Opera Omaha and at the Lied Center in Lincoln and has released 3 CDs of Irish and Scottish music. 

Admission will be $12.50 for adults and $5 for students with Arts Council members admitted free-of-charge. Anyone having questions may contact Paul or Lori Hosford at 402-395-6727 or arts2008@frontiernet.net.

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org  for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. 

Additional funding has been provided by the Boone County Visitors Promotion Committee.

Evan Douglas Vandersnick

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Brian and Shanda Vandersnick welcomed their first child, Evan Douglas, at 3:20 pm on December 19, at Memorial Hospital in Omaha, NE.  He was 21 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.  

Grandparents are Todd and Leah Erb of Orchard, NE, Carol Vandersnick of Ewing, NE, and Jerry Vandersnick of Hamilton, MT.  

Great grandparents are Clifford and Shirley Erb of Orchard, NE, Kenneth and Lori Krause of Elgin, NE, Karen and Jerry Rotherham of Ewing, NE, and Lewis Vandersnick of Lincoln, NE.  

Agnes Erb of Orchard, NE is the child’s great, great grandparent.

Six Earn Academic All-State Honors

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Six scholar athletes, three each from Elgin Public Schools and Pope John Central Catholic, were recognized last week by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA).

The NSAA announced the student recipients of the Winter 2010 Academic All-State Awards.

The awards are handed out to students who excel both in the classroom and during the winter sports season.

Each year the NSAA recognizes students who have been nominated by their schools, based on their individual academic excellence and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity. 

The following leadership and scholarship guidelines shall apply: 

1. A nominated student must be a varsity player or organizational leader who has played a significant role on the team or in the organizational activity during the seasons for which nominations are accepted. 

2. A nominated student must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average, in all curricular subjects, of 93% or 3.7 on a 4.0-point scale or the equivalent. 

Selected from Elgin High School were:

Girls Basketball — Jessica Heithoff

Boys Basketball — Nick Heithoff

Wrestling — Nathan Anderson

Honored from Pope John Central Catholic were:

Girls Basketball — Kasi Stoltz

Boys Basketball — Jeff Starman

Wrestling — Dylan Heithoff

Janelle Weed

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Janelle E. Weed

1952 - 2010

Janelle Eileen Loges, daughter of John J. and Elizabeth L. (Sheets) Loges, was born July 5, 1952 at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. 

She grew up in the Arlington, NE area, attending school at Fremont Public Schools and graduating from Fremont High School with the class of 1970.  After graduation, she worked at the Campbell Soup Company in Omaha, NE.

On, August 22, 1970 she was united in marriage to David C. Grundman Sr. 

The couple made their home at Hooper, NE where Janelle was a homemaker and raised her children. After a divorce in 1976, she and her children moved to Magnolia, IA . Janelle married Howard V. Weed on December 3, 1980 at Logan, IA. They continued living in Magnolia, IA and she worked for Small’s Orchard in Mondamin, IA. 

In 1997, Janelle moved to Oakdale, NE where she lived for the past thirteen years.

She was a member of the Oakdale Fun Club, volunteered to help with many bake sales in the community and was baptized a member of the Mormon Faith. She enjoyed fishing, camping, crocheting, traveling, bingo, music, spending time on the internet, collecting salt and pepper shakers, and the occasional trip to the casino.

Janelle passed away on Friday, March 12, 2010 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.

She is survived by her special friend, Claude Hansen of Oakdale, NE; four children: Dalynna Robertson and husband Tommie Jr. of Elgin; David Grundman Jr. of Oakdale, NE; Darrell Weed and wife Kelly of Norfolk, NE; Donnelle Weed of Oakdale, NE; 9 grandchildren; one brother: William Loges Sr. and wife Marilyn of Elden, MO; one sister: Anita Jensen of Magnolia, IA.

Janelle is preceded in death by her parents; one brother Donald Loges Sr.; one brother-in-law: Gene Jensen; former husband: Howard Weed.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, March 16, 2010 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com

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