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Noah Daniel Matson

August 31, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Eric and Kristy Matson of St. Joseph, Missouri are the parents of a son, Noah Daniel, born July 28 on his grandpa’s birthday. Noah weighed five pounds, five ounces and was 17 inches long. Noah is the couple’s first child.

Grandparents are Marlin and Sharon Matson of Elgin and Janelle Gilpin of Norfolk. Great grandparents are Audrey Mickelson of Elgin and John and Lois Kumm of Brunswick.

Volleyball Team Ready For Season to Start

August 31, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Beginning her second season at the helm of the Wolfpack volleyball team, Coach Tina Thiele-Blecher returns plenty of experience as they hope to improve on last year’s 13-16 record.

The Wolfpack returns loads of talent for Thiele-Blecher and assistants Sandi Henn and Emily Borer to shape into a team to be reckoned with.

Ready for her senior campaign, Lauren Selting led the team in set assists last season with 271. Others returning with starting experience from last year are Ashley Bode, Carey Eischeid, Marin Heithoff, Chelsi Mescher and Brea Schrage. Two other players who gained valuable experience last year and are expected to contribute more this season are Stephanie Bode and Casey Pelster.

Mescher was second on the team one year ago in kills with 117. That’s one area Thiele-Blecher hopes to see improvement this year. “We are really going to focus on getting some kills; not just hitting hard. We need kills,” she said. Heithoff had 89 kills last year and Ashley Bode added 83.

From the service line, Mescher led the team with 33 ace serves, Eischeid and Selting each had 13 and Schrage added 12 last year.

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Wolfpack Football Team Has High Expectations

August 31, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Just two days remain before the Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack football team takes the field for the 2011 season.

On Friday night the Wolfpack will begin the season at D-1 pre-season #1 Creighton. Coach Carlie Wells returns seven starters on offense and an equal number on defense from a team which posted a 7-3 record last season. Expectations are high that this year’s team could be even better than last year. “We should have a very strong team,” Wells said. “We have experience coming back from last season in most positions. I feel that if we can make the necessary adjustments and improvements, then we can have a good year.”

The seven returning starters from last year are Blake Anderson (RB/LB), Grant Beckman (E/LB), Tre Henkenius (OL/DL), Ryan Meis (LB), Evan Parks (DB/QB), Caleb Pelster (OL/DL), Drew Schindler (OL/DL), Nash Schindler (RB/LB), Lee Bartak (E/LB), Andrew Heithoff (E/LB), Nick Heithoff (QB/DB), Jared Seier (OL/DL) and Ross Schindler (QB/DB).

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Notice of Hearing — Antelope County Board of Supervisors

August 31, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


The Antelope County Board of Supervisors will hold three public hearings on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the Antelope County Courthouse.

The first public hearing, beginning at 9:45 a.m., will be held to review a conditional use permit submitted by Roger Hauf for the proposed reduction of the setbacks for a grain bin located on the SE ¼ 34-27-8, Antelope County Nebraska.

The second hearing, scheduled to begin at 9:55 a.m., will be to review a conditional use permit submitted by Mark Cooper for the proposed reduction of the setbacks for a grain bin located on the NE ¼ 20-27-8 Antelope County Nebraska.

The third hearing, scheduled to beging at 10:05 a.m., will be for the possible amending of the Zoning Regulations pertaining to ag use setbacks.
The conditional use permits may be examined in the office of the Antelope County Clerk or the Zoning Office during normal business hours at any time prior to the public hearings.  All interested parties may offer oral comments at the public hearings and/or may file written comments with the Antelope County Board of Supervisors provided such written comments are received by the Board prior to close of business Friday, September 9, 2011.  Written comments may be mailed to Antelope County Board of Supervisors, POB 26, Neligh NE 68756.

Publish: August 31, 2011

Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

August 31, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Special August Meeting & Budget Workshop

Distance Learning Room, EPS

August 24, 2011, 7:30 PM

President Laurie Waterbury called the Special August 24, 2011 Board Meeting to order at 7:32 PM.  Board members present were, Laurie Waterbury, Steve Heithoff, Kim Wells, Stan Heithoff, Ryan Reestman, and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis and Principal Adam Patrick.

President Waterbury led the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Waterbury reminded everyone that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Law was posted in the meeting room.

School board meeting notice complied with Meeting Notice Policy #204.07.

Ryan Reestman motioned and Kim Wells second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of

Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.

Blue Raven Tech., Instru Expense, $107.33; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, “$1,106.82“; Depreciation Fund transfer, “$210,000.00“; Eakes, Maintenance exp, $72.91; ESU #7, Title IIA, $450.00; Elgin Body & Glass, Transportation, $273.00; Elgin Football, Transportation, $600.00; Elkhorn RPPD, Operation Plant, “$25,000.00“; Green Thumb, Maintenance exp, “$1,370.87“; Haddock Corp., Instru Expense, “$1,040.00“; Hot Lunch Fund, transfer, “$20,000.00“; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance exp, $105.95; Hampton Inn Kearney, Supt. Expense, $251.85, Principal Expense, $251.85; Industrial Shelving, Instru Expense, $179.25; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $42.78; Library Media Conn., Instru Expense, $59.00; NE Career Info. Sys., Guidance, $440.00; Norfolk Daily News, Instru Expense, $90.00; Protex, Maintenance exp, $227.99; Rug Doctor, Maintenance exp, $599.93; Sanford L.P., Instru Expense, $22.00; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $549.67; Schumacher Exterm., Operation Plant, $72.50; Source Gas, Operation Plant, “$35,000.00“; Weekly Reader, Instru Expense, $54.45; Wolfpack Transfer, “$2,500.00“.

Total Board Bills: “$300,468.15“

August Additional Payroll: “$11,990.57“

Total Board Bills/Payroll: “$312,458.72“

In Action Items, Wells motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the transfer of $20,000 to the Lunch Fund.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Ryan Reestman motioned and Wells second to trade-in 2 vans that are no longer legal to transport students and purchase 2 vans for a total of $43,308.00 after trade-in.   Motion carried, vote 6-0.

Steve Heithoff moved to transfer $210,000 to the Depreciation Account.  Bob Hoefer second the motion.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Reestman motioned to approve the prepayment of utility bills for electricity in the amount of $25,000 and gas in the amount of $35,000.  Stan Heithoff second the motion and all voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Reestman motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the certified staff negotiated agreement for 2011-12.  All voted aye, motion carried.

In discussion items, Supt. Dennis released the enrollment numbers for the 2011-12 school year.  Preschool has 20 students, K-6 has 76 students, and 7-12 has 77 students.

Supt. Dennis presented the tentative 2011-12 budget to the board.  Discussion was held and the tentative numbers for the general fund show a tax asking of $2,270,219.17 with a levy of 0.677202.  The Special Building Fund shows a tax asking of $121,212.12 with a levy of 0.036157.  Total tax asking is $2,391,431.29 with a total levy of 0.713359 for the 2011-12 school year, compared to 0.778903 for the 2010-2011 school year.

Hoefer motioned and Steve Heithoff second to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried, vote 6-0.  The meeting adjourned at 9:09 p.m.

The next regular meeting of the Elgin Public School Board will be September 8, 2011 in the Distance Learning Room.  The budget hearing will begin at 7:10 p.m. followed by the hearing to set the budget levy at 7:20 p.m.  The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kim Wells, Secretary

–This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.

Publish: August 31, 2011

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