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New CT Scanner Installed at BCHC

October 13, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

In September the Boone County Health Center installed a new CT (computed tomography) scanner in its Radiology Department. The new equipment is capable of producing images that can help physicians detect and treat diseases at an earlier stage. The CT scanner has new technology that produces images that are clear, quicker and in more detailed than previous images. “Our CT system offers an excellent combination of clinical excellence and patient safety with the biggest benefit being increased capabilities for early detection. We’ve always put a premium on providing our medical providers and patients with the best diagnostic tools. The real benefit is always to our patients,” said Vic Lee, President and CEO of the Health Center.

NPPD Cautions Farmers to be Aware of Power Lines During Harvest

October 13, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Harvest is a busy and often hectic time for farmers and agricultural workers because crops ripen on their own time schedule. More workers, more equipment, and a compressed time schedule for harvest increases the potential for accidents and incidents - particularly incidents involving overhead power lines.

Nebraska Public Power District is urging farmers to “Look Up and Look Out” for overhead power lines as they begin preparations for this year’s harvest season.

“We had two incidents this summer where farm equipment has come into contact with overhead power lines,” explained Tom Kent, NPPD’s transmission and distribution manager. “We were fortunate that no one was seriously injured. NPPD encourages all farmers to take a few minutes to work with their family and employees so they know the location of overhead power lines, and map out ways to avoid them when moving equipment.

“In and around farms and fields, there are a number of overhead power lines. When moving tall equipment around the farm, be aware of overhead power line dangers.”

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FFA Labor Auction a Success

October 13, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Members of the Elgin FFA Chapter were put on the auction block last Saturday.

Individual members were auctioned off as part of their annual labor auction fundraiser.

FFA Advisor Julia Schwartz asks that the buyers of the students do one final step to help with this fundraiser…. “We would ask that all payments could be made by November 1st for accounting purposes here at the school. Thank you again for all that you do for the Elgin FFA Chapter - we do truly appreciate it!”

If you have any questions concerning the FFA program in Elgin, please call Schwartz at 843-2455 (day) or 368-2997 (evenings).

Homecoming Coronations to Be Thursday Night

October 13, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Homecoming activities for the Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack are underway this week.

On Thursday, Oct. 14, the homecoming parade will begin at the water tower and head downtown to the Bank of Elgin where a pep rally will be held. Classes will be showing off the signs they created during the parade. The pep rally will begin at 2:15 p.m. just south of the Bank of Elgin.

Thursday evening, the Pope John Booster Club will hold a BBQ in the church basement from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free will donations will be accepted. Coronation ceremonies for Homecoming Royalty at both schools will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the school gymnasiums. The Wolfpack will then gather together again for a bonfire celebration at the Pope John location.

Friday, Oct. 15, will be celebrated with both volleyball and football games. The Wolfpack volleyball team will face Niobrara-Verdigre with ‘C’ team action to begin at 4 p.m. followed by junior varsity and varsity. The varsity match is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Action will then shift to the football field at 7:30 p.m. when the Wolfpack square off against Niobrara-Verdigre.

Following the football game there will be a pizza party for high school students in the EPS gymnasium.

The student councils of both schools are planning to hand out temporary tattoos to all students and first “so many” spectators at the games on Friday.

Elgin Rescue Workers Free Two From Mangled Dump Truck

October 13, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

LifeNet helicopter rests on Hwy 14 as rescue workers bring one passenger for transportation to a Sioux City hospital.

On a day set aside each year to teach young children about fire prevention, Elgin fire and rescue personnel were called out to one of the most devastating accidents in recent memory.

On Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, at approximately 10:30 a.m., rescue personnel were called out to the scene of a one-vehicle accident approximately two miles south of Elgin. What they saw when they arrived was a Department of Roads dump truck with the cab crushed and two people inside.

According to an eyewitness at the scene, the truck had been headed northbound when a tire went off the edge of the road, causing the driver to lose control and roll several times, then flip end over end before landing coming to rest upright. Broken concrete was thrown over several hundred yards in the west ditch where the truck came to rest.

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