Mike and Gina Moser of Elgin are the proud parents of a daughter, Lillian Grace. Lillian was born on January 30, 2011 at Faith Regional in Norfolk. She weighed 7 lbs, 6 oz and was 19-1/2 inches long. She joins a sister Elizabeth (2-1/2) at home.
Grandparents are John and Teena Moser of Clearwater and Tim and Connie Knuth of Brunswick. Great grandparents are Bud and Maylo Knuth of Brunswick, Bill and Judy Hobbs of Spearfish, SD and Alice Wood of Creighton.
The Elgin FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week February 19-26, 2011. Infinite Potential is the theme this year and it embodies all the best about FFA members, from the most recognizable symbol of the organization, the blue corduroy jacket, a symbol of pride and tradition, to the bright future of agriculture and the traditions of leadership and hard work. More than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels.
The focus of National FFA Week is to tell America about the great opportunities available for all youth. From its beginnings in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization today reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.
As a part of National FFA Week, Elgin FFA members are planning the following special events:
• Monday, February 21st – FFA Coloring Contest for all Elementary Students
• Tuesday, February 22nd – FFA Fact Day. Officers will ask students facts about FFA for prizes throughout the day. FFA Fact posters will be displayed in schools and around town.
• Wednesday, February 23rd – Drive your tractor to school day.
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Last week’s blood drive held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Elgin was labeled “a great success.”
The goal was to collect 68 units and the amount collected was 72 units.
Milestone donors were: Mark Dwyer and Deb Warren, one gallon; Peggy Payne, two gallons; Ray Payne and Bonnie Dinslage, three gallons; Mary Bartak, four gallons; Dean Schrage, seven gallons; and Chris Redding, 13 gallons.
First time donors were Devon Baum, Gary Beckman, Duane Childers, Dave Kallhoff, Justine Meis, Eric Schiltmeyer and Brenda Schrage.
Barring a snowstorm, organizers of the Ellis and Lois Schrunk Fire Benefit say everything is ready. On Sunday, February 20, a pancake and sausage feed will be held at the Wheeler County Fairground’s activity building in Bartlett with the proceeds to benefit the Schrunks.
Serving will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free-will offerings will be accepted. Thrivent Financial will be matching the funds donated.
Five wrestlers from Elgin Public-Pope John will compete this weekend at the NSAA State Wrestling Tournament.
Action will get underway Thursday at the Qwest Center in Omaha. The tournament will conclude Saturday afternoon will the finals being televised on ETV.
First on the mats for the Wolfpack will be Sebastian Janssen. A senior, he will wrestle in the 125-pound class. His opponent in the opening round will be Ben Fox of Dundy County-Stratton. Janssen posted a 20-9 mark this season. Fox enters the tournament with a record of 19-4.
Competing in the 130-pound weight class, senior Derek Henn will face Sutton’s Derek Bailey in a first round matchup. Henn has posted a 32-10 record this season. Bailey has a 32-11 record.
A senior, Nathan Anderson will compete in the 135-pound weight class. His opening round opponent will be Jacob Brennemann of Medicine Valley. Anderson enters the tournament with a 39-3 record while Brennemann, a junior, has a 23-8 mark.
Anthony Hemenway, competing in the 140-pound class, will open against Charis Mader of Crawford. A senior, Hemenway enters the state tournament with a 35-8 record. Mader comes into the match with a 20-10 mark.
Junior Jared Seier, competing in the 189-pound class, will face Dalton Meier of Elm Creek in the opening round. Heading into the match, Seier has a 26-10 record. Meier posts a 6-1 record.