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Alvina Lodge

October 21, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Alvina M. Lodge

1927 - 2010

Alvina M. Lodge, 83, of Pierce, NE., passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at Faith Regional Health Services, West Campus, in Norfolk, NE.

She was born July 1, 1927, at Petersburg, NE., to Anton and Josephine (Landauer) Mescher.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Petersburg.

She attended school at Raeville and St. John’s Elementary School. She graduated from Petersburg Public School in 1945.

On September 6, 1947, she married Clifford A. Lodge at St. Cecelia’s Cathedral in Omaha, NE.

She spent many of her years as a housewife/homemaker.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Pierce, NE., and also belonged to the Christian Mothers.

In 1948 they farmed in the Petersburg area till 1965 and raised their five children.  They moved to west of Pierce and farmed from 1965 to 1982.  The farmed in the Meadow Grove area until 2001. They retired to Pierce in 2001 after 50 years of farming. Alvina enjoyed playing cards and going to the Pierce Senior Center.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren

Survivors are: One daughter Pat and husband Terry Wragge of Pierce; four sons Tim and wife Brenda Lodge of Fremont, Ne; Steve Lodge and friend Barb Hanson of Petersburg, NE; Tom and wife Sue Lodge of Meadow Grove, NE; Mick and wife Pam Lodge of Plainfield, Illinois,, 15 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by:  Parents, four brothers, one sister, Daughter In law Sandra Lodge, husband Clifford passed away in May 2006,

Funeral Services were held Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Pierce, NE., with Father Jerry Connealy officiating.

Casket Bearers were Tom Lodge, Brent Wragge, Rusty Lodge, Ryan Lodge, Tyson Lodge, Russ Sporleder, Mike Kraft, Travis Walker and Bob Wehrer,

Honorary Casket Bearers were  Tracy Sporleder, Lisa Kraft, Christi Lodge, Jessica Walker, Brandon Lodge, Stevie Richmond, Samantha Lodge, Scott Lodge, Brian Lodge and Jason Lodge

Interment was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Pierce, NE.

Arrangements By Stonacek Memorial Chapel, Pierce, NE

Bonnie Olson

October 21, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Bonnie Olson

1924 - 2010

Bonnie Earlene (Gibbs) Olson was born November 18, 1924 in Sioux City, Iowa the daughter of F. Byron and Geneva (Tague) Gibbs. She grew up in Ponca, Nebraska and graduated from Ponca High School with the class of 1942. She was very accomplished on the saxophone and after graduation she played throughout the United States with Jane Griffith and her All Girl Orchestra. She attended Business College in Sioux City and then worked for Dixon County Judge Ehle for six years. She then moved to Omaha and worked for Watson Brothers Trucking until her marriage.

Bonnie was united in marriage to Warren Olson on October 22, 1950 in Ponca. The couple made their home on a ranch in the Beaver Valley in Wheeler County. She continued to live there after Warren’s passing in 2007, keeping the ranch books, cooking for the many brandings, and making endless lists of things needed to be done.

She came to faith in Jesus Christ as a young adult and served the Lord the rest of her life. After her marriage she joined the United Methodist Church in Bartlett. She served faithfully there until her death, serving in many capacities. She was also an amazing mother and saw to it that her kids did things that were good for them.

Bonnie had a variety of other interests including reading, crossword puzzles, genealogy and compiling family stories. She was a big Husker football and volleyball fan. She also strongly supported the Wheeler Central Broncos and she was always ready to coach her kids and grandkids. Her interest in history led her to compile a history of the Headquarters stone house, located in the Beaver Valley. She delighted in giving tours of the home, explaining its historical value. In addition, she belonged to the Wheeler County Community Band, Beaver Valley Women’s Club, United Methodist Women, and Farm Bureau.

Survivors include four children and their families: Sibyl and her husband Randy Spahn of Norfolk, NE and their children, Katie and her husband Michael Fagan of Omaha and Tyler of Lincoln; John and his wife Chris Olson and their son Tanner of Bartlett; Sally and her husband Ken Jennings and their children Taylor and Larissa all of Langdon, ND; Mark and his wife Sally Jo Olson and their children Jill, Sam and Scott all of Milford, NE; one brother, BJ and his wife Irena Gibbs of Ponca, NE. She was preceded in death by her husband Warren; her parents; three brothers, Wendell, Harold and Orin; and one sister Wanda.

She was a very good skater, could skate backwards and had her own skates she carried in a metal case. And, she was a good speller.

Funeral services for Bonnie Olson age 85 of Bartlett were 10:30 Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the Bartlett United Methodist Church with Pastor Delano Cunningham, Officiating. Music was provided by her grand children and Eudeen Nichols, Pianist.

Burial was in the Bartlett Cemetery. Pallbearers were Monte Snider, Chip Gibbs, Rick Smith, Ed Uecker, Paul Nordhues, and Doug Nichols. Visitation was from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at The United Methodist Church in Bartlett. Bonnie passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 in Norfolk. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Snider Memorial Funeral Home.

Elgin FFA Livestock Judging Teams Qualify for State

October 21, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Senior and junior livestock judging teams from Elgin have qualified for the state contest based on their performance at districts held in Spencer on October 12.

Only the top 5 teams in each division can qualify for state, so these teams did very well! In the Junior Division the team of Ross Schindler, Tyler Childers, Devon Baum and Brady Dierks placed fourth out of 35 teams. Another Junior team of Michael Braband, Blake Anderson, Lee Bartak and Shane Beckman placed sixth and the team of Mallory Fangman, Brett Kinney, Trent Hoefer and Corin Pelster rounded out the top 10.

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City of Elgin Working with GreenFiber on Recycling

October 21, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Thanks to everyone who has been participating in Elgin’s recycling program. There are some changes to announce, as well as some reminders to make everything go more smoothly.

First of all, persons will notice that the cardboard and paper recycling trailers are gone.  This is due to the fact that we have now begun working with the GreenFiber company out of Norfolk. Not only does this allow for more efficient recycling of paper products, but it also raises money for our town.  GreenFiber, in turn, uses the paper products to make cellulose insulation, which is more environmentally friendly. The following are guidelines for using the GreenFiber bin, which is now located on the west side of the recycling trailer behind the post office.

Acceptable Materials are phone books, newspapers, office paper, paperback books, paper bags, cereal and kleenex boxes, pop and beer boxes, cardboard and magazines.

Items which are NOT accceptable are glass, plastic, metal, styrofoam, trash, string, feed sacks, used pizza boxes, wet or damp paper, duct tape, staples. Limit the amount of tape that goes in.

**Do Not Put Plastic Bags in the GreenFiber Bin**

The #1 plastic, #2 plastic, steel can, and milk jug trailer bins continue to be filled regularly.  We are excited to see an increasing number of participants; however, things will go much more smoothly if everyone pays attention to the following guidelines:

• Smash steel cans and plastics in order to make better use of available space

• There is no bin for aluminum cans in the trailer at this time

• Check your plastics to make sure they are either #1 or #2; we do not accept any other types of plastics

• Some plastic bags are marked with a #2; this is the only kind of plastic bag that we accept

• Do not place trash bags in the bins; if they contain your recycling, please sort the materials into the appropriate bins and then dispose of the trash bags.

• Do not use the recycling bins as your personal dumpster; trash does not belong in the recycling trailer.

• Remove all caps and rings from #1 plastics, #2 plastics, and milk jugs; most lids are not recyclable.

• Rinse all recyclables before placing them in bins; do not place anything in bins that contains food or food remains

Thanks again for to all for recycling! It’s nice to see that so many people are becoming environmentally conscious.  Again, please follow the above guidelines carefully in order to help Elgin’s recycling program run efficiently.

Great Job of Going Green, Elgin!

Supervisors Approve Conditional Use Permits

October 21, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Meeting last week, the Antelope County Board of Supervisors approved two conditional use permits.

During their regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12, supervisors approved two conditional use permits.

They were:

• A permit submitted by Kim Allemang for the construction of a waste control facility to be located on the SE 1/4 and E1/2SW1/4 of Section 14, Frenchtown Township.

• A permit submitted by Mark Smith for the construction of a grain bin located on the N1/2NW1/4 of Section 3, Neligh Township.

Regarding another conditional use permit, Ted Adams met with the supervisors regarding a late fee charge for a conditional use permit after construction has begun. No action was taken on the matter.

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