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Bartak Enjoying Internship with AGCO

December 24, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

For South Dakota State University Ag systems technology major Steven Bartak, an internship with the AGCO Corporation in Hesston Kan., was a career-inspiring experience.

“It was such an incredible opportunity and one that was absolutely amazing,” said Bartak, the son of Gary and Mary Bartak of Elgin, Neb. “What I saw and experienced was beyond anything I could have expected,” he said.

In his internship, coordinated through the SDSU Department of Agricultural Biosystems Engineering, Bartak spent the majority of his time at the AGCO facility in Kansas where he worked in their combine research and development department. Bartak also spent a four-week stint at the Hales Companies near Hermiston, Ore., where he learned about AGCO’s new proto-type combines.

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Antelope County Courthouse News

December 24, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Sunkyung Choi, Tucson, Ariz.; speeding 80/60, pleaded guilty; fined $125 and $48 costs - Reilly.

Alicia M. Grothe, O’Neill; speeding 40/30, pleaded guilty; fined $25 and $48 costs - Struble.

Willis T. Ahlstedt Jr., Clearwater; speeding 40/25, pleaded guilty; fined $75 and $48 costs - Shaver.

Gwen R. Kinney, Elgin; speeding 70/60, pleaded guilty; fined $25 and $48 costs - Detlefsen.

Dustin G. Carman, Neligh; no operator’s license and no proof of insurance, pleaded guilty; fined $125 and $48 costs - Higgins.

Ned E. Bertschinger, Orchard; driving under suspension, pleaded guilty; fined $100 and $49 costs - Johnston.

John A. Steinkraus, Plainview; reckless driving, pleaded guilty; fined $400 and $104 costs - Johnston.

Kelcie A. Lieswald, Lincoln; minor in possession of alcohol and possession of open alcohol container, pleaded guilty; fined $275 and $49 costs - Struble.

Ryan M. Hoefer, Neligh; careless driving, pleaded guilty; fined $100 and $48 costs - Hart.

AMH to Again Sponsor ‘Biggest & Best Loser Contest’

December 24, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

“The holiday season is one of the most challenging times of year for preventing weight gain,” said Barb Tichota, AMH Wellness Coordinator. “In 2011, AMH will again offer the public a ‘Biggest and Best Loser Contest’ which will be held from Wednesday, January 5th – Friday, April 1st.”

The contest is designed for those desiring to improve their health and lose weight while receiving education, support and a little competition. Upon registration, enrollees will receive program guidelines, a nutrition assessment by a registered dietician and a t-shirt. The contest begins and concludes with an official weigh-in with measurement of weight, height, BMI and body fat analysis. In addition, weekly weigh-ins will be held to motivate and check each participant’s progress.

“We are excited to offer this contest again in 2011,” said Tichota. “Last year, an average of 7.3 or a total of 613.5 pounds were lost by the 84 enrollees. Cost to pre-register (required) is $20 before December 30th or $25 after January 1st. Interested parties may call 887-6204 and take the first step in making 2011 their slimmest year yet.”

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners Announced

December 24, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Winners of the Christmas Lighting Contest were announced last week.

Judges spent one night last week driving through Elgin to view the various Christmas lights displays before making a final decision on the winners.

Winners in all three categories will receive Elgin Bucks.

In the residential competition, Ron and Sharon Wilkinson were the winners. Receiving honorable mention were Brent & Susan Kallhoff, Gayle & Judy Zegers and Marty & Stacy Henn.

In the business division, Tami’s Treasures were the winner. Receiving honorable mention was Elgin Appliance.

In the Religious category, Steve and Jane Niewohner took top honors while Johnny Dodge was the top entry in the business category.

The annual contest is sponsored by the Elgin Chamber of Commerce/Community Club.

County to Provide Law Enforcement Services in Elgin in 2011

December 24, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

In 2011, law enforcement in Elgin will change.

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Antelope County Board of Supervisors, a motion was passed to allow the Antelope County Sheriff Department to contract with the City of Elgin for law enforcement services. Supervisors voted 7-0 to approve the plan which will go into effect on February 1 and run through September 30.

City Clerk Vicki Miller was at the supervisors’ meeting to present the contract.

The change is being made as a result of November’s general election whereby Elgin Police Chief Bob Moore was elected county sheriff. Moore, who will be sworn in as sheriff in January, told the Elgin City Council earlier this month that he would provide coverage in Elgin through the end of January.

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