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Pope John Alumni Basketball Tournament Starts Friday Night

January 27, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Pope John Alumni Basketball Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, January 28-29 at St. Boniface Auditorium.

There will be eight teams consisting of classes from 1970 to 2010. A three-point ‘challenge’ will be held at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday and is open to anyone at a cost of $5 per person. The concession stand will be open.

Admission to the tournament is a free will offering to be taken at the door. Persons with any questions can contact Ben Meis at 843-5472.

New Chamber Officers Announced

January 27, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

New officers were announced at Monday night’s meeting of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce/Community Club.

Meeting for the first time in 2011, the community club was led by Jeremy Young. A doctor of veterinary medicine, Young works at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic. He replaces Gary Arehart who completed his term as president in 2010.

Vice president this year will be Tony Levander, owner of Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin. Levander has served on the board of directors previously.

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Swerzck Has Fond Memories of Days at EPS

January 27, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

For a few minutes Friday night, Shelli Riedmiller Swerzck stepped back in time to once again hear the cheers of fans while on the court at Elgin Public Schools.

During ceremonies at halftime of the Wolfpack-Ewing boys basketball game, Swerzck was honored for her outstanding athletic achievements by being inducted into the Elgin Public School Hall of Fame.

Coach Carlie Wells noted her many achievements in volleyball, basketball and track during her years at EPS.

They, along with Randy Nelson, EPS Alumni president, stood at midcourt during the ceremony as family and friends again remembered her past achievements.

The 1988 EPS graduate ‘set the bar high’ for girl athletes who have followed in her footsteps.

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‘Evening With Friends’ Gala Event is Sunday

January 27, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin’s premiere gala event is upon us. The doors to the Knights of Columbus Hall will open Sunday night at 5 p.m., unlocking a “Winter Wonderland” for all attending. An “Evening With Friends” will kickoff at 5 p.m. with a social hour. Those attending will also be able to begin bidding on any of forty-eight Silent Auction items at 5 p.m. An array of appetizers will prelude the formal dinner to begin at 6 p.m. On the menu that evening is Prime Rib or Citrus Chicken, Roasted Rosemary Red Potatoes, Green Beans with Baby Carrots, Garden Greens with Raspberry Vinegrette Dressing and Butterhorn Rolls, all catered by Swete Catering. The dessert is Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake, created by Jodine Meis.

The Live Auction containing fourteen items will begin at 8 p.m.  Throughout the evening, different games will be played with gift and cash prizes.

Welcoming the guests will be Fr. Ross Burkhalter and Jim and Betty Getzfred. The Masters of Ceremonies will be Dave Amick and Gary Hoefer. The evening’s auctioneer will be Ted Baum. Committee members of this year’s event include Tom and Bonnie Hoefer, Sharon and Dave Gossman, Dave and Gwen Beckman, Joe and Lori Beckman, Mike and Connie Dvorak, Jim and Bev Funk, Jerry and Jan Heithoff, Brian and Sue Henn, Dave and Tracy Hoefer, Paul and Brenda Kuhlman, Ben and Anna Meis, Dennis and Lynell Morgan, Ed and Anne Parks, John and Patty Thiele and Kyle and Deb Warren.

All tickets for this year’s event have been sold. Proceeds will benefit Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School.

‘Souptastic’ Celebration Planned for February

January 27, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

It may have been cold outside, but members of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce/Community Club were ‘warming up’ to a 2011 schedule of activities for the entire community to participate in.

Approximately 25 persons attended the monthly meeting held at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon.

President Jeremy Young announced the dates for the 2011 annual Vetch Days celebration. A contract with Richard’s Amusements was agreed to so that a carnival would be here for all three days. Vetch Days will be Monday through Wednesday, June 27-29. Other events associated with the celebration will be announced in the coming months.

Another event, only a few weeks away, which the community club will be sponsoring will be a soup supper/variety show. A ‘souptastic’ celebration of culinary delights, the event will be chaired by Donna Mackel, who has chaired up similar events in past years. She will be assisted by Juan Hoefer.

The tentative date for this year’s event will be Saturday night, February 26, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Several other events will be going on that day, a kid’s wrestling tournament and the Pope John Speech Invitational, but it is hoped that those events will help bring more people to the soup supper.

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