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Waterbury Elected District #18 School Board President

January 20, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The District #18 Board of Education said goodbye to one member and welcomed her successor during Wednesday night’s meeting.

School Board Vice President Mary Bauer stepped down, having completed her term. She chose not to seek re-election months ago. At the beginning of Wednesday night’s meeting, her successor was sworn in to begin a new four-year term.

Seated in-between board members Kim Wells and Laurie Waterbury, new Robert Hoefer read the oath of office at the start of the meeting. He won election to the board in November, defeating Janet Koinzan. Winning re-election at that time were two other members — Steve Heithoff and Ryan Reestman.

Moments later, after new officers were elected, Bauer was recognized for her years of service to the school district by Elgin Education Association (EAA) member Heidi Rethmeier who, on behalf of the entire staff said “thank you for all your work and dedication to the school. Then, board member Steve Heithoff arose from his chair and presented Bauer with a gift of appreciation.

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Shelli Riedmiller Swerzck to be Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

January 20, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin Public Schools is proud to release the name of the soon-to-be inductee to the Elgin Public School Hall of Fame.

Shelli Riedmiller Swerzck, a 1988 graduate of Elgin Public School will be inducted Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at the Wolfpack/Ewing basketball game.

Ms. Swerzck (Riedmiller) received numerous letters and several distinguished awards throughout her involvement in Volleyball, basketball and track at EPS. She also held or holds a variety of records in many sports.

Throughout her volleyball career, she was a 4 year letter winner. She was also named a First Team All State Volleyball player in 87 by the Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Mrs. Swerzck was also named to the Top 12 Northeast Nebraska Volleyball by the Norfolk Daily news and a 2 year All Conference Volleyball Player. In addition, Shelli Swercek holds many school records in volleyball. To name just a few: Most points in a Season (157), Most Kills in a season, (255), Most Kills in a single game (33).

On the basketball court, Shelli Riedmiller Swerzck also played an integral role as a Four-year starter and letter winner. She played on the 1988 State Champion Basketball Team and helped lead her team to an undefeated season. In addition, Mrs. Riedmiller Swerzck was selected to the All Class All tournament team, the Class D-1 All tournament team and she was selected as a All State Lincoln Journal Star and All State Omaha World Herald First team player. Mrs. Riedmilller continues to hold many records today. Such as Most points in One Game (35), most points in a Career (1492), Most Field Goals in one game (15 vs. Cedar Rapids).

In Track and Field, Mrs. Riedmiller Swerzck excelled in many running events. She was a multi letter winner in track.

Today, Shelli and her teammates still hold the 3200m school record. Shelli also qualified for the state track and field meet.

Shelli Riedmiller Swerzck athletic career continued into college. She attended Midland Lutheran College where she competed in basketball.

Mrs. Shelli Riedmiller Swerzck went on to Graduate from Midland Lutheran College with a Degree in Teaching.

Clear Those Fire Hydrants and Gas Meters!

January 20, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

It’s a given that if you ever need the assistance of your local fire department, they will answer your call for help.

But, there are times when your local firefighters could use a little help – and this is one of those times.

With the Christmas Holiday snowstorm dumping huge amounts of snow throughout the area, in many places, fire hydrants have been covered by snow. Elgin Fire Chief Jim Kittelson said anyone with a fire hydrant adjacent to their property, or in their neighborhood, is asked to help out the volunteer firefighters by shoveling out and clearing snow from those hydrants.

Just a few minutes of effort could mean the difference between life and death in case of a fire. Instead of wasting precious seconds to dig out a hydrant, firefighters could attach hoses and fight flames, rather than snow, during an emergency.

Most hydrants in Elgin are marked with flags, but in some cases, flags have been covered or are missing, so any help that can be provided by area residents would be greatly appreciated by the volunteer firefighters.

Kittelson said if anyone can’t do it, they should contact him at (402) 741-1858 and leave a message.

The public is reminded to avoid piling snow on hydrants and leave street-side access to hydrants.

Another potential danger exists with gas meters and phone pads which may have been covered up with snow. For safety reasons, these too should be cleared of snow.

One more thing, Kittelson said persons using fireplaces should check them to make sure they are clean.

This Week’s Classifieds: January 12, 2011

January 14, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


SERVING EITHER Rib Steak or Prime Rib every Monday 6 pm – 9 pm. $10.95. Knotty Pine, 402-386-5488, Petersburg, NE.  1tfc


LARGE HEATED indoor garage and basement household sale. Friday January 21, noon to 6 pm; Saturday, January 22, 10 to 4 pm; Sunday, noon to 4 pm, at 501 Elm Street, Elgin, Nebraska. Garage and garden items, antique dishes, furniture, appliances, embroidered pillow cases and towels and scarves, misc. household items, book cases, books, bedding, towels, linens, salt & pepper shakers, puzzles and games, home décor, Christmas decorations, and many other items too numerous to list. All reasonable offers will be considered, as house is also for sale and must be emptied.                     14-15c


TO A good home – 8 week old female poodle. Purebred with papers. Blonde and is being housebroke. We have allergies! Call 843-5987. 14p



FOR SALE: Wurlitzer piano. Call 402-640-4256.     14-15p

FOR SALE: Original Sunheat heaters and air purifiers. Dwaine & Deb Trease. 402-485-9264. Service on any brand heater.                   4tfc


PASSPORT PHOTOS: Official U.S. and foreign passport and Visa photos available here. Available in under ten minutes. $10 for two images. Appointments recommended. The Elgin Review, 116 South 2nd St, Elgin NE. 402-843-5500.    1tfn

CALL US for fresh flowers, plants, balloon bouquets. Will deliver to Elgin. Flower Corner, 402-887-4441 or 1-800-590-2384.                    1tfc


FOR RENT: Smith’s Storage Buildings, Elgin. Clean, dry and secure. Sizes 8’ x 16’ and up to 12’ x 24’. Prices start at $28/month. Contact Lee or Marie Smith. 402-843-2391.                   1tfc


Thank you friends and relatives for all the cards, calls and goodies you gave me over the holidays.

Lucille Benda

Thank you to all four fire departments that responded to our fire and kept it from destroying everything. Thanks to Walt & Suzie Koziol for being our “answering machine” providing support, food, clothing, gift certificates and cash; our carolers for their song & food, Roxanne McNally and the Red Cross; Elma McLain for altering Lois’ clothing  - new & donated; Tami’s Treasure Chest for clothing; and to everyone else for food, clothing and help. If we forgot someone in this confusion, please accept this “thank you, thank you, thank you”. God Bless!

Ellis and Lois Schrunk


Thank you to everyone for the cards, letters, phone calls, goodies, and personal greetings for my 80th birthday. Also, many thanks to my family for all they have done. God Bless!

Warren Siems

Thank you to the many friends of the Antelope County Food Pantry for your donations this past year. There are too many church congregations, organizations, businesses and individuals to list but God knows who you are! We have received monetary donations, foods: fresh, frozen, canned and boxed, gently-worn clothing, books and many other items to share with those less fortunate throughout Antelope County. It is a blessing to witness the “caring community” we live in and the varied donations we are called to “share” from our bounty. As well as the donations that are that are placed on the shelves and the dollars need to keep the odor open, there is a host of volunteers who share in the physical labors throughout each year and without each of you we could not do what we do and therefore, we extend our “thanks” to each one who has helped carry boxes, bags and bundles! Thank you to everyone who has helped with “pantry operation” last year – we appreciate you!

Bill & Bev Alderson,

Antelope County Food Pantry

I would like to thank all who prayed, visited, called, sent cards, flowers or brought food during my recent hospital stay and since returning home. A special thank you to my family and friends for being so supportive during this unexpected event. I also would like to thank Fr. Burkhalter for spending time with us while in the hospital.

Angie Selting

Wolfpack Win Elgin Invitational Wrestling Tournament

January 14, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — For Coach Doug Jones and the Wolfpack wrestling team, the Elgin Wrestling Invitational Saturday was a day to remember.

Eleven Wolfpack wrestlers earned medals and shared in the biggest prize of all — a team championship.

Coach Jones said the Wolfpack entered the final round in third place in the team standings, then had tremendous success which vaulted them to the championship. The Wolfpack won the team title, amassing 161.5 points. Finishing second was the Aurora JV with 145.5 followed by Grand Island JV 136.5; Hartington CC 72.5, Madison JV 59.5, O’Neill JV 52, Ponca 51, Grand Island JV purple 50, Nebraska Christian 44, Clearwater/Orchard 36 and Boone Central JV 26.

Earning gold medals from the tournament were Wolfpack wrestlers Brett Kinney, Derek Henn, Nathan Anderson and Anthony Hemenway. Finishing second in their respective weight classes were Harley Janssen and Jared Seier. Other medal winners were Sebastian Janssen (third), Austin Heying and Shane Beckman (fourth), Shane Vanis (fifth) and Alex Grosserode (sixth).

The Wolfpack will return to the mats Saturday when they compete at the Bill Foster Invitational to be held at Gibbon.

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