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Golfers Compete at Scotus Invite

April 30, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

COLUMBUS — Seventeen teams competed at the Columbus Scotus Invitational Golf Tournament held last week.

Hastings St. Cecilia won the team competition with a score of 320 followed by Fremont Bergan 323, Schuyler, 335, West Point-Beemer 335, Wayne 335, Norfolk Catholic 340, Wahoo Neumann 344, Scotus Green 353, EPPJ 362. Other schools competing were Boone Central, Lakeview, Waverly, Columbus High JV, West Point CC, Norfolk JV, Lakeview JV and Scotus Gold.

For the Wolfpack, they were led by Zach Baker and Curtis Childers, each shooting an 85 over 18 holes. Other  scores were Evan Parks 96, Brenden Henn 96 and Andrew Heithoff 102.

Medalist was Richard Schneider of West Point-Beemer who shot a 71.

Wolfpack Track Team Brings Home Medals from St. Mary’s Invite

April 30, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

O’NEILL — Track teams from Elgin Public-Pope John competed Thursday at the St. Mary’s Invitational.

In the boys team competition, Chambers won with 104 points followed by St. Mary’s 94, North Valley 77, Cody-Kilgore 75, Elgin Public-Pope John 60, Verdigre 52, Ewing 40, West Boyd 17, Wheeler Central 6, Santee 0. Wheeler Central won the girls team title with 123 points followed by St. Mary’s 114, Chambers 103, Elgin Public-Pope John 83, Cody-Kilgore 33, Verdigre 28, North Valley 18,West Boyd 11, Santee 4, Ewing 3.

The Wolfpack was led by Chelsea Eischeid who won the 100 meter dash in a time of 13.09 seconds. For the boys, Tyler Schrage won the 800 meter run in a time of 2:08.06.

Individual results were:

Girls

300 meter hurdles — 1. Kelsey Weber, Wheeler Central, 49.77 seconds; 2. Connor Kinney, Elgin Public-Pope John, 52.70; 5. Courtney Schumacher, Elgin Public-Pope John, 54.85.

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EHS Students Compete at District Music Contest

April 30, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

District Music Contest was held in Albion Friday, April 23, 2010. Elgin Public Schools had nine entries performing. The concert band received a Superior and missed receiving a plaque by one point. 

The choir entered as an ensemble also received a superior and scored a perfect score by the judge! We had three solos: Devin Brown ‘vocal’ superior, Brieann Grosserode ‘baritone sax solo’ excellent and Jennifer Rhoads ‘snare drum solo’ excellent. 

The vocal ensembles scored well: Girls Trio ‘Michelle Bauer, Jessica Heithoff, Connor Kinney’ excellent, Girls Quartet ‘Jennifer Rhoads, Christi Getzfred, Brieann Grosserode, Cortny Meis’ superior, Girls Duet ‘Jennifer Rhoads, Christi Getzfred’ excellent, Mixed Duet ‘Connor Kinney, Devin Brown’ superior. 

Elgin Public had a good day as we came home with five superiors and four excellents.

Pope John Students Perform at District Music Contest

April 30, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

It was a great day for Pope John at District Music Contest last Friday.  Their two large groups, the Women’s Chorus and the Vocal Jazz Choir, both received superiors and plaques by virtue of getting a “1” rating from all three judges.

“The judging was tough, and what made it even more difficult, our eighteen solos and small groups performed in a two hour window from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. with no time to warm up or practice between numbers,” said Pope John instructor Patricia Miller.   

“The judges were very complimentary in their praise of our students.  We even received perfect scores from one of the judges, with one of the best rating sheets I’ve ever seen in all my years of teaching.”

The following received superior ratings on their vocal solos:  Sarah Starman, Carey Eischeid, Natalie Beckman, Olivia Borer, Arielle Kerkman, Jill Moser.  Clara Kopiez received a superior on her piano solo; Superior ratings were also received by the Triple Trio and Mixed Sextet.  

The Triple Trio included Mindy Beckman, Olivia Borer, Carey Eischeid, Samantha Heithoff, Arielle Kerkman, Clara Kopiez, Maria Olnes, Morgan Pelster, and Sarah Starman.  

The Mixed Sextet featured Kix Payne, Tyler Childers, Morgan Pelster, Arielle Kerkman, Olivia Borer, and Mindy Beckman.

Receiving excellent ratings were the vocal solos of Maria Olnes, Morgan Pelster, Maddie Schiltmeyer, Devon Baum and Jenny Beckman; the freshman Triple Trio, a Vocal duet and a Trio.  

A second Vocal Duet received a good rating.

The students will be featured at Pope John’s Spring Concert, Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in St. Boniface Gym.

Norfolk to be Site of World War II Canteen

April 30, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

During World War II, soldiers traveling across the country were often treated to coffee, doughnuts, pie and other goodies at canteens set up in local train depots.

On Sunday, veterans and their supporters will be able to experience that atmosphere as well as some good food when the American Legion Post 16 recreates the World War II canteen. A variety of food items will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Post 16 is located at 1305 Riverside Blvd. 

The canteen will close in time for participants to travel to the Johnny Carson Theatre for the event honoring World War II veterans, said Brian Masters, who is a member of the Elkhorn Valley Historical Society board of directors.

At 2 p.m., the historical society and the committee raising money to build the “Heroes Park” park behind the Norfolk Veterans Home will present “The Greatest Generation Remembers: A Tribute to World War II Veterans.”

The theatre is located at 801 Riverside Blvd. 

In addition, World War II buffs can learn more about the conflict and the people who served by visiting the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center in Norfolk.

The exhibit, titled “The Greatest Generation Remembered” includes a collection of military uniforms, posters and other World War II memorabilia. The museum, located at 515 Queen City Blvd., in Norfolk, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

There is an admission charge. However, World War II veterans will be admitted at no charge, said Ruth Galitz, the museum’s director.

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