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School Board to Prioritize Necessary Building Repairs

February 17, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Necessary repairs and improvements to school buildings was discussed Wednesday night at the February meeting of the District #18 Board of Education on February 9.

Buildings and Grounds Chairperson Steve Heithoff spent nearly an hour showing board members photos of areas both inside and outside school buildings which are in need of repairs. Those repairs will have to be prioritized and, in some cases, Superintendent Steve Dennis will need to seek bids for the necessary work before anything is done.

One area which appears will be addressed in the coming months is the bus loading area near the school playground and across the street from the gymnasium. Because of the lack of a proper loading zone and no sidewalk, children are forced to stand in the street before boarding buses. One option would be to create a sidewalk/loading zone which would require the playground fence to be moved in several feet east. However, Heithoff said, that would cut down the playground area.

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Girls Sub-District Basketball Brackets

February 11, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Games will be played at Battle Creek.

This Week’s Classifieds: February 9, 2011

February 11, 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


FOR SALE: 2006 Buick LaCrosse. 29,700 miles, like new! Gets excellent gas mileage. Call 843-5619 or 843-8205. 17-18p

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

BOOK FOR SALE:  “Exhaling: A Compilation of Columns and Short Stories” by Lori Krause.  Available at The Elgin Review Office, or by calling  Krause at 402-843-5309. 16tfn


Wanted: Grain and rock hauling.  402-843-2131.     17-20c

NOW TAKING orders for Valentine’s cakes. Please call at least one week in advance. Mallory Fangman. 843-2458. 17-18c


Norfolk Daily  News Route available in Elgin. $100 Referral Bonus!!! $100 Sign-on  Bonus!!! 36 papers - $87 per month. Call Jon at  877-371-1080. 18-21c



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 to the Pope John Committee members that sponsored “Evening with Friends” for all their talent and hard work in giving us an evening of entering into a “Winter Wonderland”….and the surprise of winning the 3rd last prize. God Bless you – you are the best!

Lyle & Betty Mackel

Thank you to all for their prayers-love-food and encouragement since my surgery. It is wonderful living in a small town where everyone cares. God Bless!

Phyllis Camp

The family of Lawrence Luettel wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, acts of kindness, flowers, and gifts. A special thank you to all of the caregivers at the Good Samaritan Home and Hospice. We give much gratitude to Levander Funeral Home, Dr. Joel Travis, Father Stan Schmit, and St. John’s Guitar Group. Also, many thanks to the St. John’s Altar Society for serving the funeral lunch and the Marge Seier family for serving the refreshments at the wake. It was all greatly appreciated.

Florence Luettel

Louella and Mick Commerford and family

Larry and Joan Luettel and family

Rita (Dick) Luettel and family

Kathy and Len Hoffmann and family

Joe and Carol Luettel and family

Ken and Jacque Luettel and family

I am so touched by the outpouring of kindness from the Petersburg, Elgin, Albion and surrounding communities for your prayers, masses, lit candles, cards, letters, encouraging words, gifts, meals, purchase of bracelets ,curling iron covers and generosity to me and my family over the past several years while waiting for and receiving my double lung transplant. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

To the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department, thank you for hosting the Breakfast Benefit on my behalf.  You are so thoughtful to think of me. Thanks to Rae Valley Market, Petersburg State Bank, Dean’s Market, Albion Thriftway, Petersburg Press/Albion News and Steve Stokes-Pioneer Seeds for your generous donations to the breakfast.   Also, thank you to all that came to the breakfast or sent donations.  

Thank you to Pope John High School for your masses, prayers, Friday dress-down fundraiser and to my classmates of Pope John Class of 1982 for your gift basket, cards, notes and the generosity you have shown to me.  Overdue thanks to the classes of 1982, 1997,1998,1984,1989 and 2002 for your donations from your winnings at the softball tournament in 2008 and all others that donated.

It has been so wonderful to take clear, deep breaths.  My life is so different now and I enjoy being home with my new health.  I am still in awe that God has been so good to me and given me this miracle. Although I don’t know anything about my donor, I will forever be grateful to my donor’s family for this unbelievable gift and hope they find comfort in knowing that their loved one lives on. 

I also want to express my gratitude to Bruce, Megan, Jared, Mom (Helen), Schumacher’s and Wilkinson’s for all you have done for me.  This journey would have been impossible without all of you and your love. 

I am so fortunate to have so many wonderful, caring people in my life. You will never know how much it has meant to me.  May God Bless you always.

Julie (Preusser) Bombeck


Thank you to all who played any part in making the 11th annual “Evening with Friends” such a success!  We appreciate each and every guest, donor, sponsor, waiter, waitress and student helper.  We could not do it without you!  Our school is dedicated to providing an outstanding education in a faith filled environment.   That is only possible because of the support of so many. Thank you again!

The Evening with Friends Committee


Heart Tab Special Feature: Angie Selting Recuperating

February 11, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin’s Angie Selting is shown doing Cardiac Rehab, using an NuStep at the Rudman Rehabilitation Center in Albion. Photo submittedBy Dennis Morgan

Publisher, The Elgin Review


For Elgin’s Angie Selting, physical fitness has always been a top priority.

It was not uncommon for her, at 44 years of age, to run three to four miles a day either on a treadmill or, weather permitting, outside.

By all accounts, she enjoys an active, healthy lifestyle.

“I would have a feeling of heartburn once in a while, but I thought it was nothing. It didn’t worry me at all,” she said Tuesday morning. “I’ve never had problems during a workout. I’ve always been an exerciser and enjoyed being active.”

During the Christmas holidays, she, husband Gene and their family members headed to South Dakota to enjoy a family ski trip. The skiing was great, but she began to notice something wasn’t quite right.

“It was 1:30 p.m. (on the last day of the trip) and I felt like I had severe heartburn and became light-headed,” she said.

Over the next couple of days, she came to learn that her stamina was no longer the same. She could barely do two minutes on the treadmill. Her health, something she had taken great pride in, was suddenly letting her down.

Four days after the ski trip, while working as a dental technician at Dr. John Williams’ office in Albion, she began to fill ill. Co-workers took matters into their own hands and got her to Boone County Health Center where, after being examined, she was placed on a gurney and transported by ambulance to Faith Regional in Norfolk to be treated for a heart attack.

Once there, doctors found blockage and placed three stints in one artery.

Since then, Mrs. Selting has been on the mend.

Credit the expert medical care received in Albion and Norfolk, she is on the road to recovery. She said she receives therapy at Boone County Health Center three days a week, exercising on a stationary bike, treadmill and lifting weights.

Her eating habits have not changed much. After monitoring her food intake for a week, doctors made no major changes. She remains on a diet of high fiber, whole grains and vegetables as part of her recovery.

She cautions others to look at family history and don’t dismiss any “little” symptoms. In the case of her family, her father Mel Pelster died from a heart attack when he was 69 years old. Her father’s brother also had heart problems.

Angie is the youngest of nine children. She said she and her brothers and sisters are dealing with different degrees of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and thyroid issues.

She encourages all to pay close attention to their health and, if something doesn’t seem right, don’t hesitate to get it checked out.

Cardiac Rehab at Albion

 The Boone County Health Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation is certified with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and offers an in depth array of healthcare and services to the area.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program is offered in a state of the art facility, the Rudman Rehabilitation Center in Albion. The Rudman Center offers a large, open area with many treadmills, NuSteps, a full range of weight machines, rowers and several pieces of equipment geared specifically for cardiac patients.

Their services, lead by trained and skilled staff, offers supervised exercise programs for patients recovering from heart procedures and the general public. The supervised program included blood pressure and heart rate monitoring as well as exercise programs for all levels.

Other services offered include Lipid management, Diabetes education, foot care and a Coumadin Clinic. The Health Center partners with Creighton Cardiology and Bryan Heart Institute to offer monthly outpatient clinics.

Patients working with staff will receive comprehensive, tailored services to meet their own needs when it comes to heart health.

In conjunction with the Cardiac Rehabilitation program, the Health Center offers the services of a Community Health Department. Nicole Levander of Elgin oversees this program, which offers on-site flu shot clinics to local businesses, schools and organizations, free colorectal screenings, participation in Health Fairs and Career Nights, Car Seat Education and Intervent, a weight management program.


Supervisors, NDOR Discuss Bridge Repairs

February 10, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Antelope County Supervisors and representatives from the State of Nebraska are finally moving forward with the issue of when repairs can be made to June flood-damaged bridges.

At their regular meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 1, Supervisors were updated on developments from meetings held with officials from the Nebraska Department of Roads.

Concerning the Orchard Bridge, they learned from DOR officials that Antelope County is the only county that has completed the necessary paperwork and submitted fier federal road project.

Supervisor Merlin Bolling said it’s possible bridges could be torn out next fall and repair work could begin in the summer of 2012.

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review.

As for the Old Mill Bridge, supervisors engaged in a conference call with NEMA representatives.

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