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Flood Victim Laid to Rest Tuesday at Petersburg

June 23, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Described by some as the ‘Flood of the Century’ persons and communities along the Elkhorn River from Ewing to Clearwater to Neligh and on east are slowly beginning to clean up the damage left in its’ wake.

The flood claimed one life, threatened many others during the course of the past week.

A man with ties to the Elgin/Petersburg communities died when a railroad bridge collapsed Tuesday afternoon, June 15 as flood waters were rolling through Norfolk.

Thirty-eight year-old Jeff Scholl, a resident of Norfolk who grew up near Petersburg, was one of three Nebraska Central Railroad workers who fell into the Elkhorn River when a steel bridge they were inspecting collapsed southwest of Norfolk. Two of the three men were rescued, but Scholl’s body disappeared under the water. 

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This Week’s Classifieds: June 16, 2010

June 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


SERVING EITHER Rib Steak or Prime Rib every Monday 6 pm – 9 pm. $10.95. Knotty Pine, 402-386-5488, Petersburg, NE.  1tfc


MY FAVORITE Tupperware bowl! Disappeared after the Memorial Day luncheon. Large, clear, no lid. If you know where it is, please leave at The Elgin Review. 36c


TAYLORS AND  Friends Annual Garage Sale. 609 L Street, Neligh. June 18 & 19, Friday @ 4:30 pm and Saturday morning. Boys clothes; Girls baby clothes, Baby Activity Seat, Bassinet, 2-wheel trailer, lawn mower, Weight Bench, Single vanity sink, pictures, lots more! 36c


TANKWAGON DRIVER. Qualifications: CDL-A or CDL-B with hazmat endorsement and good driving record required.  Call Jerry, 402-843-5621.            36c


JONNY DODGE Chrysler Jeep in Neligh, NE is looking for a qualified individual to manage a busy diesel truck shop. Needs good leadership and people skills and be team oriented. Full time position with competitive wages and benefits. Send resumes to P.O. Box 67, Neligh, NE 68756. 25tfc

SEMI DRIVER Wanted: Full time position available. CDL, good driving record and experience hauling livestock required. Contact Len at 402-843-5672. Niewohner Trucking, Elgin, Nebraska. 48tfc

NOW HIRING: Full time position available for a Farm Mechanic. Niewohner Bros. Feedlot, Elgin, NE. Call 402-843-5671.       20tfc


FOR SALE: White Maytag gas dryer. Call 843-5326.                        35-36c


PASSPORT PHOTOS: Official U.S. and foreign passport and Visa photos available here. Available in under ten minutes. $10 for two images. The Elgin Review, 116 South 2nd St, Elgin NE. 402-843-5500.  1tfn

CALL US for fresh flowers, plants, balloon bouquets. Will deliver to Elgin. Flower Corner, 402-887-4441 or 1-800-590-2384.  1tfc


FOR RENT: Smith’s Storage Buildings, Elgin. Clean, dry and secure. Sizes 8’ x 16’ and up to 12’ x 24’. Prices start at $28/month. Contact Lee or Marie Smith. 402-843-2391. 1tfc

FOR RENT:  Two bedroom apartment. 404 Remington St.  843-2373. 33tfc


We would like to everyone for their heartfelt prayers, cards and for keeping my sister’s family and families related in their prayers at this time of the loss of Stacy Snodgrass. He will be missed, we take comfort in knowing he is at peace with the Lord. We are so blessed to be a part of such a caring community. Thanks again.

Joe and Lori Beckman & Family

I’ld like to thank everyone for all the visits, prayers, cards, and flowers you sent while I was in the Omaha and Norfolk hospitals. Each one was appreciated and made each day a little brighter.

Gladys Bauer

A special thanks to our children and John and Joan’s children for planning our 50th Anniversary Celebration. Also thank you to our family and friends who attended the open house and brought cards and good wishes. The picture slide shows were a wonderful addition to our day.

Gale and Dolly Schindler

Thanks for the cards and visits while I was at AMH in Neligh and the Heart Hospital in Lincoln. A special thank you to Wendy for being there when we needed her.

Gale Schindler

Thank you to everyone in the Elgin community for your many acts of kindness to us at the time of Joe Knievel’s passing.  Thank you for the many cards, visits and prayers.  Your support and kindness has been a great comfort to all of our family.

Lucy Knievel

Chris and Chong Knievel Family

Steve Knievel

Rosemary and Lloyd Schoolfield Family

Connie and Mike Dvorak Family

Donna and Jim Kamas Family

Kathy and Kent Fry Family

Edward Knievel Family

Theresa and Dale Mackel Family

Ann Marie Bentley Family

Rita and Alan Weiss Family

Paul Knievel

THANK YOU - citizens of Antelope County! On “Can-Care-A-Van” day you donated to the Antelope County Food Pantry 1,676 pounds of food! Volunteer workers - your communities delivered to the Pantry as follows:

Tilden: 417 pounds; Oakdale: 406 pounds; Orchard: 375 pounds; Elgin: 247 pounds; Clearwater: 178 pounds; Neligh: 53 pounds.  Thank you for filling the Pantry shelves!

Bev Alderson, Pantry manager



Rose Reicks

June 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Rose A. Reicks

1923 - 2010 

Rose Ann Reicks, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Starman) Beckman was born January 3, 1923 south of Elgin, Nebraska. 

She grew up in the Raeville area, receiving her education through the eighth grade. Rose went to Omaha where she worked as a nanny. Later she worked at the Bomber Plant during WW II. 

Rose married Ambrose Reicks on June 5, 1946 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville. The couple started their married life in Sutherland, Nebraska. In 1951 they moved to a ranch north of Spalding where they farmed and raised their children. 

After Ambrose’s death in 1997, Rose moved into Spalding for two years before moving to an assisted living facility in Norfolk in 2002. Soon thereafter Rose entered St. Joseph’s Care Center, Norfolk, NE. It was there where she passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the age of 87.

Surviving Rose are her four children: James & wife Beverly Reicks of O’Neill, NE and their children Corri & Greg Heiss and Erinn Reicks; David Reicks of West Point, NE and his children Cindy Reicks, Carrie & Brandon Essink and their children Kyler, Sena and Jack; Edward Reicks & wife Joyce of Pierce, NE. and their children Tim and Gina Reicks; Tom Reicks & wife Katie of Columbus, NE and their daughter Tammy Reicks; Karen Esch & husband Kevin of Columbus, NE. and their children Brandon and Michael; 6 sisters: Dorothy Reith of Minnesota; Martha Zadina of Omaha, NE; Sr. Bernadine Beckman of Winnebego, NE; Delores Olson of Kearney, NE; Mildred Fritz of Atkinson, NE. and Alice Powell & husband Jerry of Omaha; 3 brothers: Alfred Beckman & wife Mary Lou of Blaire, NE; Clarence Beckman of Colorado, Melvin Beckman & wife Mary Lou of Omaha, NE; sister-in-law Charlene (Mrs. Walter) Beckman of Elgin, NE. along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ambrose; son Robert, daughter-in-law Suzann Reicks; brothers Edward & wife Phyllis and Walter Beckman; Brothers-in-laws Bernard Reicks, Lawrence Reicks, Mark Reicks, Joe Fleecs, Lawrence Keuter, Vern Burkes, Norbert Reith, Louis Zadina, Leonard Olson and Frances Fritz; sister-in-laws Barbara Burks, Rose Fleecs, Agnes Keuter, Catherine Reicks, and Thelma Reicks; and niece Jeanette Beckman.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 3, 2010, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spalding with Fr. Don Burhman officiating.

Condolences may be sent to www.levanderfuneralhome.com.




Joseph Knievel

June 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Joseph Knievel

1922 - 2010

Joseph L. Knievel was born March 2, 1922, near Clearwater to Joseph and Mary (Thiele) Knievel. Joe was married to Theresa Funk on June 14, 1949, at St. John’s Catholic Church near Clearwater. To this union 12 children were born. 

Joe and Theresa owned Knievel’s Store and established a fuel and fertilizer business at Knievel’s Corner. Theresa passed away in 1975. Joe later expanded the business to a plant in Oakdale as well as enlarging his farming operation. 

On Aug. 18, 1983, he married Lucille Thramer at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Joe and Lucille lived in Neligh and after the sale of his business in 1997, he continued working with his farming operation. Joe was an innovative and adventurous businessman and embraced new technology both in his business and in farming. 

Joe was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was devout in his faith and a strong supporter of his church. He enjoyed golfing, cars, photography, and making windmill clocks. Family and friends were well informed of the superiority of his Walker® mower and his favorite pickup “Old Faithful”. He also traveled extensively and he and Lucille enjoyed spending their winters in Mission, Texas.

 Survivors include his wife Lucille of Neligh; his sons, Christopher and Chong Knievel of Lincoln, Steven Knievel of Neligh, Edward Knievel of Elgin and Paul Knievel of Omaha; his daughters, Rosemary and Lloyd Schoolfield of Omaha, Connie and Mike Dvorak of Elgin, Donna Knievel-Kamas and her husband Jim of Louisville, Ky., Katherine and Kent Fry of Ewing, Theresa and Dale Mackel of Papillion, Ann Marie Bentley and Bob Cook of Omaha, and Rita and Alan Weiss of Papillion; stepchildren, Tim and Debra Thramer of Blue Hill, Ted and Rhonda Thramer of Ankeny, Iowa, Lynn and Marc Dennis of York, Annette and Dan Bentzinger of Olathe, Kan., and Terry and Penny Thramer of Norfolk. He is also survived by his sister Josephine Thiele and her husband Chuck of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 33 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and two step- great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Theresa, his son Joseph C. Knievel, his sister Rita Croteau, and his brothers Carl, Tony, John, Henry and Bill.

Funeral services for Joseph Knievel age 88 of Neligh were held Friday, June 4, 2010, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh with burial in the St. Patricks Cemetery rural Clearwater.

Pallbearers were Christopher Knievel Jr., Adam Dvorak, Alec Kamas, Tyler Fry, Kyle Knievel, and Aaron Mackel.

Honorary Pallbearers were Barrett Cook, John Dvorak, Steven Dvorak, Brent Fry, Cash Fry, Keith Fry, Noah Knievel, Joey Mackel, Nathan Mackel, Sean Schoolfield, Elijah Weiss, and Ryan Weiss.

VonBonn, Swanson to Wed in July

June 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Hollie VonBonn and Galen Swanson of Lincoln, NE will exchange vows in a July 24, 2010 wedding at CrossBridge Christian Church in Lincoln, NE.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Karla VonBonn of Elgin, NE. Her fiancé is the son of Richard and Coleen Swanson of Quadra Island, B.C., Canada.

VonBonn is a 2000 graduate of Elgin Public Schools, Elgin, NE and a 2004 graduate of University of NE at Kearney with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She is employed by StayBridge Suites, Commercial Investment Properties as an Assistant General Manager in Lincoln.

Swanson, a 1999 graduate of Carihi High in Campbell River, B.C., Canada and a 2008 graduate of the University of NE Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education. He is a teacher for Lincoln Public Schools.

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