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Elgin Trio Are Winners in AMH ‘Biggest Loser’ Contest

May 26, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

“I am excited, elated and relieved to have met all three of my goals for weight loss in this program,” said Brent Kallhoff, of Elgin and winner of the AMH Biggest and Best Loser Contest. 

“It’s now much easier to get up in the morning and I definitely have a lot more energy. Plus, I really do not miss my Mountain Dew ? in fact, it doesn’t even taste good to me anymore.”

Losing 16.32 percent of his weight, Brent was the winner of the Biggest and Best Loser Contest sponsored by Antelope Memorial Hospital. 

A total of 613.5 pounds was lost by the 84 participants of the contest held from February 9 – April 28. 

Throughout the contest, circuit training (a rotation of all exercise equipment) was offered to participants three nights a week. In addition, each participant weighed in once a week as many lifestyle changes were made. 

Other top winners were Robert Moore and Jenni Von Bonn, both of Elgin, losing 16.25 percent and 13.50 percent of their weight, respectively. The top three winners collectively lost 112.75 pounds while gaining a new perspective on life. 

“I stumbled into the contest when I came to AMH Wellness for help to lose 83 pounds,” said Bob Moore. “Dr. Dilly had recommended that I either lose weight or take medication to reduce my high blood pressure. I chose to participate in the contest instead. It’s been a really, really good experience for me ? I feel so much better.”

“I liked the contest for the accountability and the healthier weight that I acquired,” said Jenni Von Bonn. “I feel very excited to have met my goal and would recommend this program to others.” 

Donations Still Being Accepted

May 26, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Organizers of the Nelson family benefit have made it possible for people unable to attend the Burger Fry held last Saturday to still be able to help with their medical expenses. 

Fred and Mary Jo Nelson of rural Elgin both underwent extensive medical treatments recently; Fred for cancer and Mary Jo for leukemia. 

Along with the Burger Fry held on Saturday, donations may be made through Tuesday, June 1. They can be dropped off at the Elgin Public Library or at the Bank of Elgin. 

These donations would still qualify for matching funds to be received from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

‘Save Your Seat’ Campaign Goal Surpassed

May 26, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Thanks to generous donations from friends and patrons, the Elgin Knights of Columbus have met their goal in the “Save Your Seat” fund drive. 

Several weeks ago,  the Council purchased new folding chairs for use in the Knight’s hall.

Donations during the last week which helped meet the goal were from the following: Ray Braband, June Kerkman, Herman Starman, John and Tracy Beckman, Allen Dozler, Melinda Buelt, Paul Hoefer, Lonnie Dinslage, Tony Kamphaus, Dave and Janice Eischeid, Joe Buelt, Paul Kuhlman and one anonymous. 

Previous donors included:  Joe & Connie  Seier, Kevin & Pam DInslage, Eve Kallhoff, Eugene Boes, Kyle Warren, Terry & Michele Reicks, St. Boniface Altar Society, Council #2411, Sunset Second Hand Store, The Council Holding Officers, Dean & Mary Jane Henn, Todd Heithoff, JoAnn Dinslage, Mel & Dorothy Heithoff, Sr. Leta Heese, Barb Ives, Juan Hoefer, Pat Starman, Jerome Roth, Betty Salber, Robert Schrage, Dave Beckman, Al Schrage, Lyle & Betty Mackel, Peg Schindler, Angela Meis, Commodity Solutions (Jed Christiansen) and four “anonymous”.

The Knights of Columbus and the Council Holding Company appreciate the great response to this need and can’t thank the community and donors enough for their support on this project.  In addition to the chairs, two more chair carts are being built for storage purposes.

Memorial Day Services to be Monday

May 26, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Memorial Day services will be held at sites around Elgin on Monday morning, March 31.

A 9:30 a.m. worship service will be held at Park Congregational UCC Church west of town. At 10 a.m., the veteran’s service will be held at the Park Cemetery.

Beginning at 11 a.m., the veteran’s service will be held at West Cedar Valley and St. Boniface Cemeteries. Guest speaker for the program will be Father Dan Andrews of St. Boniface and St. Bonaventure Catholic Churches.

Presentations will be made by various veteran’s organizations at that time. Music will be provided by members of the Elgin Public School Band. Members - report to the school at 9 a.m.

Firing Squad

Elgin Veteran’s Club, V.F.W. Sharkey-Reuss Post #6816 and American Legion Post #229 will furnish the firing squad for these services. 

Both organizations are asked to report to the Veteran’s Club (near City Hall) at 9: 15 a.m. (in Class A uniform if it fits or in civilian dress). Veterans will depart for Park Center at 9:30 a.m.


The American Legion Auxiliary, Elgin Unit 229 will be putting poppies on the graves of deceased members on Friday, May 28 at 6 p.m. Anyone willing to help should meet at the new American Legion meeting room (front of City Hall) at 6 p.m. All help will be appreciated. If there are not enough people to help the poppies will not be put out. If you are willing to help please contact Melvina Mack at 843-5597 or Rita Wagner at 843-2341, or be at the meeting room at 6 p.m. It will take around 15 people to finish in less than an hour.

Lunch Served

The American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary will be hosting a lunch at the KC Hall on Memorial Day following the Memorial Day services. Everyone is invited and there is no charge. Anyone wishing to bring a salad, cookies, or sandwiches should call Eve Kallhoff at 843-5435 or Betty Moser at 843-5483.

County Assessor Schaaf Explains Rise in Some Land Valuations

May 26, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The change of value notices that were sent out from the Antelope County Assessor’s Office may have some landowners in Area 3 doing a double take.

Area 3 consists of all of Grant and Cedar Townships, and parts of Logan, Elgin, Oakdale, Burnett, Elgin, Neligh, and a small piece of Blaine Township for a total of 122,000 acres. 

Of this, 65,000 acres are irrigated, 28,000 acres are dry, 26,000 acres are grass and 3000 acres consist of other classifications. 

County Assessor Gene Schaaf said there are two reasons the value increased significantly this year in Area 3. 

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