Elgin Public Schools is proud to release the name of the recent inductee to the Elgin Public School Hall of Fame.
Jeremy Poulsen, a 1999 graduate of Elgin Public School, will be inducted Tuesday, February 7, at the Elgin Public-Pope John Basketball game.
Poulsen received numerous letters and several distinguished awards throughout his involvement in football, wrestling, track and baseball at EPS. He also holds a variety of records in wrestling.
On the football field, Jeremy was a two-year letter winner and was an all conference player at running back and helped his team qualify for the state playoffs.
In track Jeremy was a two-year letter winner.
On the wrestling mat is where Poulsen stood out. While wrestling for the Eagles he qualified four times for the state tournament. Three of the four times he was the district champion while qualifying.
As a freshman he finished as the district runner up and he finished with a fifth place medal at 103 pounds in the state tournament.
From that point on, he would be undefeated at the state meet. In 1997, he won the 103-pound title, 1998 the 112-pound title, and in 1999 he was crowned as the champion of the 125-pound weight class.
Along the way he tied a state record for the most falls in the state tournament with 10. That record still stands today. Jeremy finished his wrestling career with a record of 129-18. He earned 25 individual tournament titles in the process.
Last summer Mr. Poulsen was inducted into the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coach’s Hall of Fame.
Poulsen currently lives in Tilden, NE with his wife Jenna and their two daughters. He is employed by the Nebraska Public Power District.
Donations continue to come in to the Elgin Community Foundation campaign.
According to foundation member Anne Parks, a total of $13,165 has been received in recent donations.
New donations were received from Joan Wilson Meis of El Dorado, CA in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Meis, John & Jeanne Knievel of Elgin, Mark Getzfred & Liz Austin of Bridgeport, CT, Lyle & Betty Mackel of Elgin, anonymous, Mary Shrader of Fremont, Rick & Jane Schuchardt of Elgin, Phyllis & Martin Lange of Fairview, N.C. in memory of Ross & Gladys Martin, Dale & Renee Schindler of Elgin, Mike & Judy Joy of Norfolk in memory of Irma Hoefer, Mildred Pelster of Elgin, Don & Donna Mackel of Elgin, Don & LeaAnn Skillstad of Elgin, Thomas & Orfilia Eischeid of Elgin, Leo & Josephine Eischeid of Elgin, June Kerkman of Elgin, Clementine Josten of Hillsboro, OR in memory of Joe Josten’s & Henry Buelt, and Dale Petersen of Austin, TX.
Previous donations were made by:
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Representatives of various groups and organizations offered their thoughts as to activities which could take place when Elgin celebrates its’ 125th birthday in 2014.
The Q125 steering committee, which has been meeting for some time now, led a lively discussion Tuesday night, Jan. 17, at the Elgin Community Center.
Jessie Reestman, Gwen Koinzan and Alan Reicks, at one time or another, led the discussion about events for the celebration.
In no particular order, here’s what’s being considered for the celebration which will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 20-22. However, bear in mind, nothing has yet to be finalized and events are subject to change between now and then due to unforeseen circumstances.
Visitors center — A downtown site is being sought to serve as a visitor’s center during the celebration. Also there, Q125 memorabilia could be sold during set hours of the day when the center is open.
Primitive camping — Possibly to be located near Brian Mack’s home will be a primitive campgrounds where campers would be dressed in appropriate costumes to re-enact what it may have been like for settlers coming to Elgin.
Civil war — Steering committee member Donna Mackel said she has been in contact with a group who would be willing to come to Elgin for the celebration and do a Civil War re-enactment. It’s a little known fact there are more than 20 civil war veterans buried in the cemetery north of town.
Style show — Emily Borer said she would be willing to coordinate a style show featuring models wearing clothes from different periods in Elgin’s past.
Socials — St. Boniface Altar Society members are hoping to have an ice cream/pie social during the celebration.
Street dance — Elgin Ko-ed Group (EKG) member Michael Moser shared, along with Reestman, plans of the group to put on a street dance. They have held several fundraisers already and more are planned in the future to raise the necessary funds to bring in a high-priced band for the event.
Fireworks — As part of the celebration, there could be a fireworks display. However, it has yet to be decided what night the display would be held.
Quilts — Members of the St. Boniface Quilters would like to hold a quilt show.
Tour — The Elgin Young N’ Lively club are hoping to hold a garden tour during that weekend. Garden tours, sponsored by the club, have continued to grow in popularity in recent years.
Kids — There would be plenty of activities for children in a kid’s zone planned by Pope John Central Catholic schools.
Hall — Dave Hoefer said the KC Hall would be available for organizations wishing to use the facility for Q125 fundraising events leading up to the celebration without charge.
Theatre — Reicks and Reestman mentioned the possibility of holding some type of dinner theatre or cabaret fundraiser either before or as part of the celebration.
Carnival — Elgin Community Club president Jeremy Young said the club will foot the bill to bring a carnival to town for that weekend.
Bank robbery — Keith Heithoff suggested a number of ideas ranging from a four-wheeler obstacle course where husbands and wifes could compete. The event has been popular in other communities as one spouse is blindfolded while the other offers directions to navigate the course. Another idea he suggested was to stage a bank robbery each day of the event, reflecting a different era in Elgin’s past. Other money makers he spoke about were ‘Bossy’ Bingo, Jail & Bail and the making of a new Elgin History Book.
Wall — Ray Payne said veterans’ organizations would like to bring the Viet Nam ‘Moving Wall’ to Elgin for the weekend.
These events are just some of the things being considered. Anyone with an idea or would like to join in the planning of the celebration should contact a committee member.
If anyone that could not attend the meeting and would have suggestions for the event, they can contact one of the Q125 Steering Committee: Jessie Reestman 843-5556, Donna Mackel 843-5514, Gwen Koinzan 843-2257, Lisa Meers 843-8356, or Alan Reicks 843-2413.
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WHERE TO EAT:
SERVING EITHER Rib Steak or Prime Rib every Monday 6 pm – 9 pm. $10.95. Knotty Pine, 402-386-5488, Petersburg, NE. 1tfc
WANTED: BARTAK Auction Service now accepting consignments for their sale to be held in March. Please call 402-485-1756. 15-16c
WANTED: GRAIN and rock hauling needs. Beckman Lumber, Inc. 402-843-2131. 14tfc
FOR SALE: Mitsubishi big screen - 36” – console television. Call Red & Lois Miller at 402-843-5520. 16p
FOR SALE: Samick console piano. Excellent condition. Call 402-843-2321. 15tfc
FOR SALE: Lot and building. Lot 5, Block 4. Elgin Historical Society. Call 402-843-5535. 14-17p
FOR SALE: Sunheat heaters, fire places and Mountainaire air purifiers . Service on any brand heater. Deb and Dwaine Trease, Clearwater, NE. 402-485-9264 4tfc
Feed Truck Driver. We have a Full-Time position available at our Elgin Location hauling Feed and Grain. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a Class A CDL with a clean driving record, should be very dependable. For more information, call Steve at (402) 843 - 2416.
Full Time Semi Driver Wanted, CDL, Good Driving Record and Experience Hauling Livestock Required. Contact Len at 402-843-5672. Niewohner Trucking, Elgin, NE. 16-18c
CARHART LUMBER, DELIVERY POSITION – TILDEN LOCATION. CARHART LUMBER COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE, HARDWORKING INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN THEIR LUMBERYARD LOADER AND DELIVERY TEAM IN TILDEN. MUST BE ABLE TO LIFT UP TO 100 POUNDS AND HAVE A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE. STARTING SALARY BASED ON EXPERIENCE AND A $500 SIGN-ON BONUS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER 90 DAYS. APPLY AT CARHART LUMBER IN TILDEN – AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
AGRONOMY APPLICATOR /Operations: Excellent opportunity with this Full-Time position. Primary duties include performing custom application of fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides with dry and liquid machines. Responsible for upkeep and repairs of the application equipment they operate. Also offer aid in the loading and unloading of product or other daily operations. We offer competitive pay and flexible hours. Must have or able to obtain Class A CDL with HazMat and tank endorsement. A pre-employment drug test is required. For more information or to apply for these positions contact: Kenny Jochum, Elgin, 402-843-2200. 14-15c
FULLTIME DELIVERY DRIVER WANTED: CDL-A or -B with hazmat endorsement. Good driving record required. Insurance, vacation and paid holidays. Call Jerry, Sapp Bros, 402-843-5621. 14tfc
HELP WANTED: Waitress - must be at least 19 - and part-time bartender. Apply at L Bar B, Clearwater, or call 402-485-2525 or 402-485-9261 and ask for Francis. 8tfc
HELP WANTED: Full Time positions available for general equipment maintenance and general farm help. Health & other benefits. Niewohner Bro Feedlot, Elgin (402) 843-5671. 5tfc
HELP WANTED: Full time pen rider; experience preferred in checking, treating or processing cattle. Health & other benefits. Niewohner Bro. Feedlot, Elgin. (402) 843-5671. 5tfc
PASSPORT PHOTOS: Official U.S. and foreign passport and Visa photos available here. Available in under ten minutes. $10 plus tax. Appointments highly 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: 2-bedroom apartment. Call 843-2373. 16tfn
FOR RENT: One bedroom apartments, rent based on income. Utilities included. Washer and dryer in each unit. Call 402-843-2339 or Connie Dvorak, Service Coordinator at 402-843-2280. The Homestead. 14-16c (logos)
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
CARD OF THANKS:
I want to thank all my relatives and friends for remembering me with Christmas cards. I would also like to thank St. Boniface parish for the beautiful poinsettia. God be with you all.
Thank you for the Christmas cards and the prayers, flowers, visits and more. It was all appreciated.
Thanks to all for your cards, they were a joy to read. Thanks to our families for the dinners together, making my birthday so memorable.
The family of Andy Bolling would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our family & friends for the prayers, visits, phone calls, cards, memorials, flowers, food and all the love and support given to us. A special thank you to Pastor Feusse, Caroline Jaeke and the Clearwater Quartet for the beautiful music, Snider Memorial Funeral Home and the Ladies Aid and Francis Hanzlik for preparing the meal. May God Bless each and every one of you.
Jenny, Tyler & Ben
Charlie & Janette Allemang
Matt & Amy Bolling & family
Dan & Michelle Bolling & family
Seth & Sherrie Bolling & family
& Adam & Alisha Bolling & family
Nathan & Cassie Bolling & family
Bill & Alys Kruger
The 2011 Elgin Public-Pope John State Champion Football players and Coaches would like to thank all of the sponsors for the State Championship Pizza party. The players and coaches greatly appreciate all you have done for our team and the support we received throughout the year. We would also like to thank Kyle and Deb Warren, Don and Donna Mackel for hosting the event. Again thanks to all of the sponsors of the pizza party: KC’s Veterans Club, Jonny Dodge, Elgin Community center, Tony and Nicole Levander, Ellis and Lois Schrunk, CVA, Jeremy and Kim Young, The Station, Diane Schumacher, Gwen Koinzan, Nancy Wylie, Dean Market, Juan Hoefer, Schmitt’s Construction, Sapp Brothers, American Legion Auxillary, Mark and Julie Dwyer, Kyle and Deb Warren.
Coach Wells, Coach Eisenahuer, Coach Cornell and the Wolfpack Football Team
Thanks to everyone for the cards, gifts and phone calls. You are Great! Thanks to our children and grandchildren for the great party. It all made our 60th Anniversary extra special. God Bless You!
Don & Rose Pelster
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The Elgin Community Center provided hot soup and more last Wednesday night during their open house. The center has received a recent “facelift” and they wanting to showcase some of the improvements made so far. The Verdigre area Polka band “Just Because” provided entertainment while the guests enjoyed the food. E-R Photo