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Amelita Tunink

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Amelita A. “Lita” Tunink

1927 - 2010

Amelita A. Heithoff, daughter of Albert and Eleanor (Kroeger) Heithoff was born August 14, 1927 at the family farm near Elgin, NE. She was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin and received her education from St. Boniface Schools, graduating with the class of 1945. She was assistant bookkeeper and teller for the Elgin Cooperative Credit Association for three years.

On August 18, 1947, she married Gerhard “Jerry” Tunink at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. 

The couple made their home in Elgin, where Lita served as bookkeeper for Tunink Construction for 40 years until they retired in 1985. 

She was the mother of three children: Robert, Carol Ann, and Mary Jean “Jeannie”.  

She was a loving mother and caregiver to her three handicapped children. 

Lita was an avid gardener, homemaker and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and crocheting Afghans. 

She loved playing cards and visiting with family, friends and neighbors, along with being a leader in the family. She was a member of St. Boniface Alter Society, a lifelong member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and led the Parish Prayer Line for many years.

Amelita A. “Lita” Tunink, 82 of Elgin, NE, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Faith Regional Health Center in Norfolk, NE following a brief illness.

She is survived by her husband Jerry; one brother: Louis (Darlene) Heithoff; four sisters: Eunice Goetzinger, Yvonne Heithoff, Audrey (Gene) Miller, and Lorene (John) Stuhr; along with several nieces and nephews.

Lita was preceded in death by her parents; three children, one brother Donald Heithoff, and one brother-in-law Charles Goetzinger.

Funeral services were held Monday morning, March 15, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Dan Andrews officiating and burial in the parish cemetery.

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

Elgin Public Library Awarded Grant For Books

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Our library has been awarded a BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grant.  We also were selected to receive an additional $350 worth of math and science books.  This means our library will receive $1,400 in books from the Libri Foundation.  As our local sponsor, the Elgin Library Foundation will provide $350 (money raised at our silent auction ).  The Libri Foundation provides a 2-to-l match.  We should have the books (approximately 70 books) ordered and on the shelves in time for our summer reading program!

Date Set For Easter Egg Hunt

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


With the Easter holiday rapidly approaching, the Elgin Chamber of Commerce/Community Club has announced more details about the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt.

This year’s egg hunt will be held Saturday, March 27, beginning at 11 a.m. on the south side of Elgin City Park. 

Just as in past years, different sections of the park will be divided for specific age groups. 

Chamber members have donated candy prizes for the event. Filled Easter eggs should be returned to Dean’s Market.

As in past years, Great Plains Communications will be giving away special prizes for special eggs found during the hunt.

In case of bad weather, the egg hunt will be moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall. .

Pope John Paper Drive is Saturday

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, March 20. Juniors and eighth graders are in charge of the project. The following contact persons are: 

• Clearwater and Rural St. John — Alex Dierks, 485-2618. 

• Neligh — Zach Baker, 887-5564.

• Raeville and Petersburg — Eric Schiltmeyer, 843-5678.

• Elgin — Corey Schindler, 843-2193 and Sister Pat, 843-5461.

We will collect newspapers, phone books, paperbacks, shredded paper, magazines, slick papers, and flattened cardboard. Please note papers must be boxed or put in brown paper bags.  We may not collect any hard covered books, notebooks, books or calendars with spirals, plastic wrappers or bags. Please have the paper at the pick-up locations by 8 a.m. on March 20, 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.

Supervisors Act on Bids

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The acceptance of bids was the focus of the Antelope County Board of Supervisors when they met last week.

Four times the supervisors unanimously voted to accept bids as part of a process to move forward with armor coating, gravel, culverts, blades and asphalt once the weather changes for the better.

Two bids were submitted for armor coating and the supervisors accepted the low bid of $1,589.60 per mile submitted by The Road Guy Construction Company, Inc.

Eight gravel bids were submitted for the supervisors’ consideration. After viewing the bids, the supervisors voted to accept all gravel bids. They were submitted by John Prouty Construction, Hinrichsen Sand & Gravel, Pollock Redi Mix, Backus Sand & Gravel, Vakoc Construction, Mitteis Gravel, Matteo Sand & Gravel and Willow Creek Sand & Gravel. The low bids were submitted by Pollock Redi Mix and Mitteis Gravel, each at $7.25 per yard.

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