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EPPJ Girls Defeat Cyclones

February 16, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Playing one of their best games of the season, Elgin Public-Pope John girls defeated Clearwater/Orchard 67 to 36 to wrap up the regular season.
The victory boosted the Wolfpack’s record to 14-8 heading into the postseason.
They will begin the postseason this week at the C-2 Sub-district tournament to be played at O’Neill High School.
The postseason wasn’t on their minds when facing the Cyclones. The Wolfpack put 40 points on the scoreboard in the first half as they were nearly unstoppable.
Then, in the final two quarters the Wolfpack held the Cyclones to just 10 points, only two points in the fourth quarter.
“The girls played a great game on both sides of the ball,” Coach Randy Eisenhauer said. “They came out the second half with great intensity and held Clearwater/Orchard to only 10 points. We had great team effort with also some great individual stats.”
Junior Chelsi Mescher had a career-high 26 points.
Sophomore Stephanie Bode turned in another double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds.
Senior Carey Eischeid made three three-pointers and finished with 12 points.
The Wolfpack were 18 of 51 from the field compared to the Cyclones who hit just 13 of 60 shot attempts. The biggest difference was at the free throw line where the Wolfpack shot 35 free throws, making 24. The Cyclones made just six of 20 free throws.
Rebounding was another key statistic as the Wolfpack pulled down 39 compared to just 25 for the Cyclones.
Wolfpack 67, Cyclones 36
Cyclones……12  14   8     2 — 36
Wolfpack……18  22  12  15 — 67
Wolfpack — Chelsi Mescher 9-17 4-6 26, Stephanie Bode 1-14 15-21 17, Carey Eischeid 3-5 3-4 12, Sydney Schumacher 4-6 0-0 8, Kelsie Kuhlman 1-4 2-4 4, Ashley Bode 0-1 0-0 0, Madison Voborny 0-1 0-0 0, Ivy Prater 0-2 0-0 0, Hannah Kerkman 0-1 0-0 0, Sharla Schindler 0-0 0-0 0, Hayley Stamp 0-0 0-0 0. Team totals: 18-51 24-35 67. Cyclones team totals: 13-60 6-20 36.
Rebounds — Wolfpack 39 (Stephanie Bode 18, Chelsi Mescher 8, Kelsie Kuhlman 7), Cyclones 25. Assists — Wolfpack 11 (Carey Eischeid 5). Steals — Wolfpack 14 (Stephanie Bode 5, Kelsie Kuhlman 3). Turnovers — Wolfpack 23, Cyclones 9.

Notice of Hearing — Antelope County Board of Adjustment

February 16, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Notice is hereby given that the Antelope County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing to review a variance application submitted by Terry Frey for the proposed  construction of a machine shed located in the SE ¼ 35-25-5, Antelope County Nebraska. The proposed machine shed does not meet the setback distance required by the Antelope County Zoning Regulations. The hearing will be held Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10:00 am in the basement meeting room of the annex of the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh Nebraska.
The application may be examined in the office of the Antelope County Clerk or Zoning Office during normal business hours at any time prior to the public hearing. All interested parties may offer oral comments at the public hearing and/or may file written comments with the Antelope County Board of Adjustment provided such written comments are received by the Commission prior to the close of business, February 24, 2012. Written comments may be mailed to: Antelope County Board of Adjustment, 501 M Street, Rm. 8, Neligh NE 68756.
Publish: February 15, 2012

Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

February 16, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Regular February Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
February 8, 2012, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular February 2012 Meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Ryan Reestman, Laurie Waterbury, and Kim Wells.  Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis, Principal Adam Patrick, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Ashley Bode, Amy Selting, Heidi Rethmeier, 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.
Kim Wells motioned and Ryan Reestman second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meetings, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
AmericInn, Instru Expense, $209.80; AMH, Transportation, $90.00; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $75.04; Bigger Faster Stronger, Instru Expense, $9.00; Boone County Medical Clinic, Transportation, $75.00; Bureau of Ed & Research, Title IIA, $229.00; “CGS Technology, Inc.”, REAP, “$10,680.00“; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $287.13; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $22.88, Instru Expense, $28.95, Instru Expense, $48.97; Eakes, Instru Expense, $588.81; ESU #8, “$5,856.22“; Elgin Auto Parts, Maintenance, $9.97; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$1,806.68“, Instru Expense, $9.99; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $2.57; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $102.78; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $227.32; Flenniken Plmbg&Htg, Maintenance, $149.50; Follett Library, Instru Expense, $967.36; gNeil, Business Expense, $59.54; Great Plains Comm, Business Expense, $336.94; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $293.70; Island Supply & Welding Co., Instru Expense, $83.62; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, “$1,622.67“; JW Pepper, Instru Expense, $105.99; Kittelson Home Repair, Maintenance, “$1,105.00“; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $115.00; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $121.22; NASB, Board Expense, $580.00; Public Risk Management, Board Expense, $100.00, Reimbursement, $536.32; Scholastic Magazines, Instru Expense, $25.49; The Station, Transportation, $336.49; The Thompson Co., Maintenance, $92.08; Volkman Plumbing & Heating, Maintenance, $550.83; Wanek Pharmacy, Health Expense, $293.16
Total Board Bills: “$27,835.02“
February Payroll: “$180,113.96“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$207,948.98“
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There was no Correspondence.   The Policy Committee reported that they had met and reviewed the board policies in section 600, 700, and 800.  The revisions will be written up and presented at the next board meeting.
Principal Patrick reported on ASVAB testing and NeSA Writing assessments that were recently completed.  He gave an overview of a 7th grade reading program called Read to Achieve.  It involves study skills and reading skills used in reading school textbooks.  It could possibly be used as a supplement to Accelerated Reading that is presently being used.  MAPS testing has been set for March 5-9.
Special Recognition was given to FCCLA STAR Winners:  Ivy Prater & Ashlyn DeWald- District Champions in National Programs in Action Sr. Division and Connor Kinney - District Champion in Interpersonal Communications Sr. Division.  Both groups are state qualifiers.  Hayley Stamp & Sharla Schindler - Runner-up in Health & Wellness Jr. Division; Madison Voborny & Hannah Kerkman - Gold Award in Family Challenges & Issues Sr. Division; Ashley Bode & Stephanie Bode - Runner-up in Illustrated Talks Sr. Division
In action items, Ashley Bode presented information about Senior Sneak and the financial report of the senior class.  Stan Heithoff motioned, Steve Heithoff second to approve the senior sneak dates and the use of two school vans for the trip.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on restructuring the principal contract.  Stan Heithoff motioned and Kim Wells second to approve the renewal of the principal contract to Adam Patrick but with K-12 principalship.  All voted aye, motion carried.  A revised contract will be presented at a later date.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman second to approve board policies 400’s as amended.  All voted aye, motion carried.
It was motioned by Wells to approve the 2012 board goals.  Hoefer seconded the motion and all voted aye.  Motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the 1st reading of board policy 505.06 Corporal Punishment.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Reestman motioned and Wells second to approve the 1st reading of board policy 1005.01 Public Complaints.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on board committees.  Steve Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer seconded to approve amendment of board policy 203.06 Board Committees to include Technology & Equipment and Data Analysis and realign committees as presented.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Wells motioned and Reestman second to approve driver’s education instructor, Dave Stairs, and student fees of $190.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff moved and Wells second to renew the Nebraska Association of School Board membership with yearly dues in the amount of $2,457.00.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Wells motioned and Reestman second to approve contract with E-rate Consultant offered by ESU #8 at a rate of $50 per hour or $600 maximum.  All voted aye, motion carried.
In the Superintendent’s report, Steve Dennis reminded incumbent school board members that the deadline to file for re-election is February 15th.  He had attended a negotiations conference in Kearney and will make more information available at a later date.
Board Self-Evaluation and Superintendent Evaluation instruments from the NASB were reviewed.  Wording has changed on the updated versions and this will be presented at the next meeting for approval.
The deadline for enrollment for option enrollment was discussed.  Our current board policy will be compared with NASB policy and be reviewed at the next meeting.
Discussion was held on district vehicles.  The transportation committee will meet to discuss replacing the 1995 bus and 1983 maintenance pick-up.
Plans are in the works for the ESU to offer offsite data storage.  More information will be made available later to determine if this is something the district should be utilizing.  The ESU also announced upgrades needed for the distance learning room.  More details and pricing will follow.
A preschool application form has been created so EPS can better serve the school district patrons.  Priority will be given to Elgin district 4-year olds, then District 3-year olds, followed by out of district 4-year olds and 3-year olds.
A preliminary 2012-13 school calendar was distributed to the board for their perusal.  Modifications will be made from this preliminary calendar.
Steve Heithoff presented a powerpoint for the buildings and grounds committee.  The committee had toured the facilities on Monday and took pictures and created a list of maintenance projects that need to be completed.
Motion by Hoefer, second by Stan Heithoff to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:27 p.m.
The next meeting will held on March 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
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: February 15, 2012

Proceedings — Elgin City Council

February 16, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

February 6, 2012
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 6, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., pursuant to posted notice.  Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order, and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act.  Council members present were Shirley Nissen, Don Mackel, Jim Kittelson and Kenny Jochum.
A complete and accurate copy of the minutes is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the City Clerk’s office.
Mayor Schmitt opened the One and Six Year Street Hearing at 7:31 p.m.
The following agenda items were approved:
January regular meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 146.82; Great Plains Communications, se, 50.09; Fitzgerald,  Vetter & Temple, se, 397.73; Alan Reicks, se, 50.00; Prudential, retirement, 534.31; US Treasury, tax, 1989.17;  APPEARA,  su, 48.12; IIMC, dues, 135.00; Antelope County Report, se, 32.50; Elgin Review, se, 70.78; Dean’s Market, su, 45.37; Elgin Insurance, se, 1388.00; V.Miller, ex, 61.95; Bank of Elgin, ins, 1433.00; Bank of Elgin,  loan, 500.00; Source Gas, se, 255.07; CORE, dues, 200.00; Payroll, 1555.90
SALES TAX: To General; $1644.89
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1685.35; Elgin One Stop, su, 421.63; Verizonwireless, su, 19.46; CVA, su, 77.71; Elgin Review, se, 10.43; Dean’s Market, su, 14.28; Sapp Bros, su, 118.76; Bomgaars, su, 24.08; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 110.94; Beckman Lumber, rprs, 300.00; Corner Service, rprs, 12.00; Stan Houston, rprs, 96.30; Complete Pest Elimination, se, 3040.00; Payroll, 1572.04
WATER: ERPPD, se, 730.04; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 48.94; Verizonwireless, su, 19.46;  Neb. Public Health Envir. Lab, se, 25.00; Great Plains Communications, se, 81.43; US Post Office, su, 5.10; CVA, su, 20.58; Holiday Inn, se, 74.95; Waterworks, su, 192.57; Post Office, su, 29.05; Payroll, 3144.07
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 1054.62; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 34.60;  Great Plains Communications, se, 44.09; Midwest Labs, se, 158.73; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; D.Poulsen, ex, 36.93; Holiday  Inn, se, 74.95; Payroll, 1204.50
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 156.96; Great Plains Communications, se, 50.28; APPEARA, su, 48.11; Source Gas, se, 358.34
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2640.00
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4508.00; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00; R. Henn, ex, 6.59; Payroll, 71.71
POOL: ERPPD, se, 29.44; Source Gas, se, 16.40
PARK: ERPPD, se, 269.11; Dept of Revenue, sales tax, 7.72; Payroll, 367.51
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 57.59; Amazon, bks, 105.48; Gale, bks, 26.34; Source Gas, se, 129.52; Large Print Overstock, bks, 151.70; Upstart, bks, 27.15; Kalloff Electric, rprs, 232.88; Deb Flaugh, bk, 21.64; Book Express, bks, 61.16;  Northeast Library System, class, 20.00; Payroll, 943.85
Signing a correction deed for the Housing Authority
Decline the offer from the former Chief of Police and Officer to purchase the hand guns for $325.00
The City Attorney to draw up an ad to sell the handguns, holster and magazines, with a reserve price of $500.00
Advertising for bids for the fire storage building, with bids to be opened at 1:00 on Monday, March 5, 2012
Signing the contract with Complete Pest Elimination for mosquito spraying and prepaying $3,040.00
Passing Resolution 2012-1, approving the One & Six Year Street Plan
Discussions were held:
Central Valley Ag’s plan to construct two bins west of 1st Street
An easement or vacating 5’ of 1st Street to allow the construction of the two bins for CVA
Modification of 1-501 due to legislative updates
Non payment of property lien held by the City after the sale of the property
Burning the dump
Cars on the streets during snow removal
Trash being put in the recycling trailer
Missing Street Signs
Signs to alert traffic on Highway 14 of emergency vehicles entering off of Pine Street
Advertising for pool employees, coaches and summer maintenance
Regular meeting adjourned at 8:31 p.m.
Need for countywide economic development organization
Sheriff’s Report
Using speed limit digital sign
1 & 6 Year Street Hearing adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Publish: February 15, 2012

Proceedings — Antelope County Board of Supervisors

February 16, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Neligh, Nebraska
February 7, 2012
Notice of meeting published as required by statute.
A complete record of these minutes as well as all resolutions and agreements are on file at the County Clerk’s office and are open to the public.
Those responding to roll call: Bolling, Brandt, Schwager, Baker, Williby, Henery and Kerkman.
Approved the agreement between the Clerk of the District Court and County Court regarding office assistance pending approval from NIRMA.
Reviewed correspondence.
Appointed Dave Wright and Lynn Heithoff to the Antelope County Extension board.
Approved the liquor license for Grove Lake Bait Shop, Plainview Country Club, Summerland Golf Club, Mr. S’s and Antelope Country club.
Appointed Robert Hofacker to the NE Nebraska Area Agency on Aging Advisory board.
Appointed Bob Krutz to the Planning Commission board.
Approved the purchase of a salt spreader for the District #6 barn if the cost does not exceed $500.00.
Approved Chairman Schwager as co-chair for signing agreements and correspondence for the Orchard and Clearwater bridges
Approved 10 applications for permit to place permanent electric lines beneath various roads within Antelope County.
Approved the Orchard Village law enforcement agreement.
Authorized the chairman to sign the payment and recommendation of acceptance for A&R Construction for FEMA site 4-1.
Approved Pinnacle Bank and the Tilden Bank as depositories for county funds for 2012.
Appointed Susan Fields to the RC&D Council.
Tabled the discussion on the purchase of new radios for the county barns until the February 14, 2012 meeting.
Discussed adopting a sign inventory policy.
Denied the request to close 525 Avenue between Section 15 and 16, Neligh Township due to pending litigation in another county.
Approved the stop sign resolution stopping the southbound traffic at the intersection of 514 Avenue and 858 Road.
Approved the engineering services agreement for fracture critical bridge inspections.
Approved the application for State Aid Bridge Funds for the Orchard South Bridge Project ER-2605(4).
Authorized the chairman to sign the engineering services agreement for NEPA services for the Tilden North Bridge Project ER-2580(2).
Directed the County Highway Superintendent to draft a letter requesting rec road funds for Ashfall road.
Reviewed the sheriff’s December fee report.
Reviewed the sheriff’s activity summary for 2011.
Heard and update form Prochaska and Associates regarding the jail study.
Approved the establishment of a Drug Court for Antelope County.
Approved the purchase of a new 2012 John Deere 624K Loader in the amount of $179,999.00 for the Clearwater barn.
Meeting adjourned.
Antelope County Board of Supervisors
Chairman of County Board
/s/ Antelope County Clerk
Publish: February 15, 2012

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