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Local Students Receive All-State All-Academic Awards

December 23, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) announced last week the student recipients of the Fall 2011 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards.

Since 2006 this NSAA Award Program has recognized students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season of their activity.

Each year the NSAA and the NCPA recognize students during Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons who are nominated by their schools for their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions in their NSAA activity.

Recognized from Elgin Public Schools were: Football - Nicklaus Heithoff; Play Production - Ivy Prater and Hunter Thramer; and Volleyball - Ashley Bode.

Earning recognition from Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School were: Football - Evan Parks; Play Production - Jenny Beckman; and Volleyball - Lauren Selting.

Vanis, Kinney Win Medals at PJ Invite

December 23, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Wolfpack wrestlers claimed two medals Saturday at the Pope John Invitational Wrestling Tournament. “We are struggling with injuries,” Coach Doug Jones said. “Hopefully, we can get healed up during the break.”

Just six Wolfpack wrestlers competed. Two finished the tournament with medals. Shane Vanis and Brett Kinney each placed fourth in their respective weight classes.

Pender easily won the team competition with 240 points followed by Plainview 176.5, West Holt 109, Fullerton 107, unattached 85, Newman Grove-LHF 80, Pleasanton 65, Hartington Cedar Catholic 61, Osceola 61, Cedar Valley 50, EPPJ 48, Randolph 46, bye 46, Clearwater/Orchard 45, North Central 34, Battle Creek JV 19, Pender JV 19 and Humphrey St. Francis 10.

Road Closing Hearing - Antelope County Board of Supervisors

December 23, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Road Closing Hearing

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of Antelope County, Nebraska, that a public hearing date be set for 10:30 AM the 10th day of January, 2012 to consider whether or not to vacate or abandon the county road located between Section 15 and 16, Township 25 North, Range 6 West of the 6th P.M., Antelope County, Nebraska.

Adopted this 13th day of December, 2011, at Neligh, Nebraska.

Antelope County Board of Supervisors


Chairman of County Board

Attest: CAROLYN PEDERSEN /s/ Antelope County Clerk

Publish: December 21 and 28, 2011 and January 4, 2012

Notice of Meetings - Antelope County Board of Supervisors

December 23, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Notice is hereby given that the County Board of Supervisor’s of Antelope County, Nebraska will hold meetings in the County Supervisor’s room in the Antelope County Courthouse Annex, Neligh, Nebraska on the following dates and times:

January 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM

January 10, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Meetings will be open to the public.  An agenda, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the Antelope County Clerk’s office and may be modified at such meeting to include items of an emergency nature pursuant to Section 84-1411 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes.

Publish December 21, 2011

Proceedings - District #18 Board of Education

December 23, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Regular September Meeting

Distance Learning Room, EPS

December 8, 2011, 7:30 PM

President Waterbury called the regular December 2011 Meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.  Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Heithoff, Kim Wells, Laurie Waterbury, and Stan Heithoff.  Bob Hoefer arrived at 7:32 p.m.  Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis, Principal Adam Patrick, Dennis Morgan, Paula Jensen, Amy Selting, and Tina Thiele-Blecher.

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.

Steve Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.

Access Elevator & Lifts, Maintenance, $475.00; Applied Connective Tech., Operation Plant, “$1,823.58“; AT&T, Business Expense, $300.00; Blue Raven Tech., Instru Expense, $87.33; CenturyLink, Instru Expense, $920.36; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $191.85; Courtyard by Marriott, Board Expense, $852.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $7.17, Instru Expense, $51.49; Dell, Supt. Expense, “$1,169.74“; Dunlap Industries, Maintenance, “$2,176.40“; Eakes, Business Expense, $343.99; ESU #8, “$8,111.38“; Elgin Auto Parts, Maintenance, $35.85; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$2,985.51“; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $332.18; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $537.49; Flenniken Plumbg/Htg, Maintenance, $442.00; Follett Library Resources, Library Expense, $293.00; Grand Island Physical Therapy, SpEd Expense, $209.31; Haddock, Instru Expense, $109.00; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $339.50; Hank’s Front End, Transportation, $75.00; Harris, Business Expense, $455.99, Business Expense, “$4,947.55“; Highscope, SpEd Expense, $189.00; Island Supply & Welding Co., Instru Expense, $41.40; Jerry’s Feed, Business Expense, $10.47; Johnny Dodge, Transportation, “$1,263.29“; “Kerkman, Jeff”, Maintenance, $510.00; Librarian’s Book Express, Instru Expense, $260.45; “Loup Valley Lighting, Inc”, Maintenance, $240.29; “Matheson, DBA Linweld”, Maintenance, $10.45; MARC, Maintenance, $191.62; Midwest Floor Specialists, Maintenance, $171.20; NASB, Board Expense, $55.00; NCSA, Instru Expense, $125.00; NE. Dept of Labor, Maintenance, $108.00; Onesource, Instru Expense, $42.00, Reimbursement, $826.83; Schumacher, Maintenance, $217.50; The Station, Transportation , $857.18; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $166.32; Wells Fargo, Business Expense, “$1,501.50“, Instru Expense, $189.32.

Total Board Bills: “$34,249.49“

December Payroll: “$163,272.86“

Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$197,522.35“

President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.

There were no Correspondence or Standing Committee reports.

Principal Patrick reported on a school visit to Ravenna High School to research the “One-to-One” computer program in place there.  Ms. Rethmeier, Mrs. Selting, Miss Johnson, and he took part in the visit.  He asked the board if this is something that they would be interested in investigating further.  The board confirmed that they would like more research and information brought back to the board in the future.  Principal Patrick reported that the credit appeals procedure is underway and reminded them of the upcoming Christmas Concert and Wolfpack Fall Sports Awards night.

Special Recognition was given to the Wolfpack Football Team & Coaches on being D-1 State Champions.  Making All-District were:  Nash Schindler, Blake Anderson, Andrew Heithoff, Nick Heithoff, Ryan Meis, Jared Seier, Ross Schindler, Drew Schindler, Caleb Pelster, Grant Beckman, Evan Parks.  All-State Team in Omaha & Lincoln paper:  Nash Schindler, Jared Seier.  All-State Team in Omaha Paper:  Andrew Heithoff.  Honorary Captain in Omaha Paper:  Jared Seier.  All-State Team in Lincoln paper:  Drew Schindler, Grant Beckman.  Nash Schindler as Honorary Captain in Lincoln Paper.   Norfolk Daily News football awards:  Class D All-Area Team- Nash Schindler; Captain of the Elite 8 team-Nash Schindler, 2nd team-Ross Schindler & Caleb Pelster.  Volleyball players recognized were Carey Eischeid: 1st Team NVC, Lauren Selting:  2nd team NVC.  One-Act Acting Awards recognized were:  District Superior Actor Awards:  Tyler Smith, Danny Smith, Juliana Dunn, Hunter Thramer.

In action items, Steve Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve Second Reading of Board Policy 201.02, Board Membership -  Elections and Appointments, Board Policy 201.03, Qualifications, Board Policy 201.04, Oath of Office, Board Policy 201.05, Term of Office, Board Policy 201.07, Board Member Liability, Board Policy 203.01, Board Organizational Meeting, and Board Policy 204.08, Quorum as presented.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Kim Wells motioned to accept the letter of resignation of Supt. Steve Dennis.  Hoefer second the motion.  All voted aye, motion carried.  President Waterbury thanked Mr. Dennis for his years of service to the Elgin School District.

Supt. Dennis reported that the chair-lift had undergone its yearly inspection.  The new vans have arrived and the old ones traded in.  Miss Meghan Boyle had attended the Check 4 Learning workshop in Kearney as the school’s representative.  Further information will be shared with the school board and staff.  Elgin Public School will undergo a Title 1 Peer Review in April 2012.  Supt. Dennis had attended a Teacher & Principal frameworks Conf. in Kearney.  This will assist the Supt. in principal evaluation.

Discussion was held on the Supt. search process.  The board decided to gather more information from the available companies and then set a date for a special meeting to decide.

The board retreat will be held on January 16 at 6:30 p.m. using the polycom cart with Burma Kroger of the NASB.  Pizza supper will be served.  Board members were reminded to get their Board Self-Evaluation forms to President Waterbury as soon as possible.

The board reviewed the Policies in the 400 section.  The committee will meet and make recommendations for revisions.

Motion by Hoefer, second by Wells to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.

The next regular board meeting will be on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM at the EPS Distance Learning Room.

Respectfully submitted,

Kim Wells, Secretary

Paula Jensen, Recorder

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

Publish: December 21, 2011

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