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George Harsin

September 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

George H. Harsin

1921 - 2010

George Harvey Harsin, son of William and Effie (Roberts) Harsin was born July 12, 1921 in Spalding, NE. He attended school at a rural Wheeler County School.

George was united in marriage to Ann Schmeits in June 1945 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE. The couple made their home near Spalding, NE where he farmed until 1956 when they moved to the Elgin, NE area. George worked for Gail and Theresa Doran on the farm and at the sale barn and later worked for the Elgin Lumber Company for a couple of years and for a local farmer until he retired. 

George enjoyed playing cards, dancing, site-seeing, fishing and hunting. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

George H. Harsin, 89 of Elgin, NE passed away on September 10, 2010 at his home. 

He is survived by special friend: Elma McLain; one son: Larry Harsin of Minden, NE; three daughters: Georgia Koenig and husband Bill of Omaha, NE; Mary Timblin and husband Virgil of Bee, NE; Patricia Boldt and husband Del of Upland, NE; one sister: Margery Cape of Lincoln, CA; 9 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ann, a brother Ray Harsin, and a sister Pearl Hawley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Chuch in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating and burial in the parish cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Elinor Hunter

September 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elinor Belle Hunter

1919 - 2010

Elinor Belle Hunter was born August 10, 1919 in Elgin, Nebraska to Walter and Ella Kinney.  She grew up in the Park Center community, attended Park Center School and graduated from Elgin Public High School.  She was a teacher in both Antelope and Wheeler counties.  

On May 31, 1940 she married Raymond B. Hunter.  They lived on a farm 9 miles west of Elgin until they moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1960.  

After moving to Arizona, she owned a children’s nursery and taught school.  Later Elinor attended Arizona State University and received her B.A. in Library Science and became a children’s librarian for the City of Phoenix, City of Tempe and also in public school until her retirement, when they moved to Cottonwood.  Elinor died August 27, 2010, in Cottonwood, Arizona at the age of 91. Along with her husband of 70 years, Raymond, Elinor is survived by her children, Judith K. Galas (Frank), Jon Hunter (Judy), James Hunter (Cheryl), Susan Wingard (Stan), and Steven Hunter (Sherril).  Grandchildren, David Galas (Bridget), Jonathan Galas, Tamera Galas Ward (James), Erika Wingard, Anna Hunter, Taylor Hunter, and Tanner Hunter.  Great grandchildren, Abigail Ward and Richie Ward.  Siblings, Dorothy Currie (Wayne), and Roland Kinney (Phyllis).

Donations in Elinor’s memory may be made to the Park Congregational UCC Church fund or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.  

Condolences may be mailed to: Raymond Hunter, 972 Chaparral, Cottonwood, Arizona, 86326.  An online guest book is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

AMH Offers Concussion Management Program

September 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Historically, it’s estimated there are about 300,000 incidences of sports-related concussions in the United States each year,” said Dr. Troy Dawson of Antelope Memorial Hospital. “Other estimates, which include underreported or undiagnosed cases, reflect 1.6 – 3.8 million concussions occurring annually.” 

Concussion is a brain injury and can occur without loss of consciousness – in fact most of them do, added Dr. Dawson. About 10% of all student athletes in contact sports suffer a concussion during their season. That number may be as high as 40 – 50% in high school football players. Proper management when concussions first occur helps prevent further injury, permanent brain damage or even DEATH.

Signs and symptoms of concussions can appear right away or days or weeks after injury. Symptoms include headache, nausea, double or fussy vision, sensitivity to light or noise or change in sleep pattern. Other signs are dizziness or balance problems, concentration or memory problems, irritability, depression or feeling sluggish. Recovery may take days or even weeks.

This fall, Antelope Memorial Hospital has taken an active role in making sports-related head traumas more definitively addressed for both coaches and clinicians. 

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review.

District #18 Approves 2010-2011 Budget Following Hearing

September 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Meeting Wednesday night, Sept. 8, the District #18 Board of Education approved a budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year and took care of a number of other issues.

No public comments were generated during public hearings on the proposed budget and levy. Subsequently, when the issues came up on the regular meeting agenda, they were passed in short order.

Superintendent Steve Dennis said the budget was pretty much the same as had been presented at a budget workshop and published in the Elgin Review prior to the meeting.

Total personal and real property tax requirement for 2010-2011 is just over $2.4 million. The total levy is just under .780.

“This year we are in pretty good shape,” Dennis told the board. 

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review.

Hill to be on November Ballot

September 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Dan Hill of Grand Island will appear on the Nov. 2 general election ballot as an independent candidate in the 3rd Congressional District, according to Secretary of State John Gale. 

Hill qualified for the ballot by petition after securing 2,000 signatures of registered voters in the district as required by law. 

Hill will oppose Republican incumbent Adrian Smith of Gering and Democrat Rebekah Davis of Alliance.

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