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Notice to Bidders — City of Elgin

March 28, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The City of Elgin will be accepting sealed bids for the following items:
1-14 x 10 steel insulated overhead door with operator and wall controls
2-10 x 10 steel insulated overhead door with operator and wall controls
1-Steel beam 27’ x 10” x 6” wide flange
2-3 ½ “steel posts  9’6” long
1-Hanging garage furnace (Reznor Brand)
1-30” steel insulated walk in door with glass insert
1-32” steel insulated slab door with knob
1-30” steel insulated slab door with knob
1-Antique Roll Top Desk 48”
1-Antique Wooden Chair
2-Flat map drawer section 33” wide 14” tall 4 drawer  x  24” deep
1-4 drawer wood file cabinet 15” wide, 4’ tall x  24” deep
1-Hanging garage gas furnace—Almost New
All items must be removed from the old fire storage building BEFORE April 8, 2012.
Bids will be opened and reviewed at the City Council meeting April 2, 2012.  The City has the right to accept or reject any and all bids.
Publish: March 28, 2012

EPS Art Students Bring Home ‘Purple’

March 28, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The 7-12 Elgin Public Art students traveled to Wakefield on March 21 to compete in the annual “Big Show” hosted by Wakefield Public Schools.
Twenty other schools competed at the show. EPS students attending the show included Danny Smith, Shane Vanis, Tre Henkenius, Ryan Meis, Ashlyn DeWald and Tyler Smith.
When they arrived in Wakefield they hung over 200 artworks. During judging they could work on zentangling their tables in the activity room. They learned about zentangling (mediative doodling at last year’s Keya Paha show). Elgin Public students earned a total of 149 ribbons.  According to art instructor Rita Heithoff, the Junior High won 74 while the high school students earned 75.  The ribbon count included 15 Purple Judge’s Merit Awards for Outstanding work, 36 Blues or Superior, 76 Reds or Excellent, 21 Greens or Commendable and 1 Yellow for Honorable Mention work.
Purple ribbon winners were Angela Richart (1), Angela Richart and Tiffany Vaughan (8), and Tiarra Thramer, Luke Walsh, Taya Voborny and Jaime Hoefer (3).

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Boys State, Girls State Selections Announced

March 28, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Boys and Girls State selection from Elgin were announced last week.
Kix R. Payne and Andrew Heithoff of Elgin, will join nearly 400 other high school juniors from across Nebraska participating in the American Legion Cornhuskers Boys’ State to be held June 3-9 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus.
The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion, is designed to provide youths with a better understanding of how city, county and state governments operate. Each boy is sponsored locally by an organization such as an American Legion Post, or by some other patriotic, civic, fraternal or religous group in cooperation with the local American Legion Post. Payne is being sponsored by local American Legion Post #229. He is the son of Ray and Peggy Payne. Payne attends Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School.
Andrew is being sponsored by the Elgin Community Club. He is the son of Calvin and Pam Heithoff. Heithoff attends Elgin High School.
American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State is set up as a functional “51st state” and each boy learns how government sub divisions operate by actually doing the job. Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics, and be involved in other varied activities as part of the citizenship training program. They will set up their own state government and draft bills.
Special lectures and addresses will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders including Governor Dave Heineman and Supreme Court Chief Justice John M. Gerrard. National acclaimed motivational speaker JoAnne Owens-Nauslar is also scheduled to address the group.
Girls State
Two students from Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School have been chosen to attend Girls State.
Rita Wagner announced last week that juniors Jennifer M. Tharnish and Natalie A. Beckman have been chosen to attend Girls State which will be held in June at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus.
Miss Tharnish, the daughter of Greg and Deb Tharnish, has been very active in school and community events. She participated in volleyball for three years, track for two years and basketball for one year. She’s been a member of Junior Right to Life for three years, participated in choir for one year. musical crew for one year, sacristan for 2 1/2 year and EMHC for one year.
During the summer months, she has worked at Elgin City Hall for the past three years.
Miss Beckman is the daughter of Dave and Gwen Beckman. She has participated in track for two years. Other activities she has been involved in include volleyball, one-act, musical, speech her sophomore year, Junior Right to Life which she currently serves as co-president, liturgical group, 4-H, church choir, March for Life, dance and T.E.C.

State Speech Competition Features PJ, EPS Students

March 28, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Students from Elgin Public and Pope John high schools competed Friday at the State Speech competition held on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
Competing in Class D-2, EPS students’ Ethan Fischer and Danny Smith participated in duet acting. They placed fourth in both of their preliminary rounds, accumulating 93 points. However, they did not advance to the final round of competition. Winning the state title was the team of Mary Hawk and Erin VanHorn of Ewing.
Representing Pope John at the D-1 state speech meet was Jenny Beckman. The junior competed in serious prose. She finished second and fifth in her preliminary rounds and did not advance to the finals. She finished with 95 points in the two rounds.
Winning the event was Margaret Reynolds of Paxton.

Dr. Hupp Resigns from BCHC

March 28, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Late last week, the Boone County Health Center accepted the resignation of Dr. Brad-ley Hupp from the medi-cal staff. Dr. Lynette Kra-mer, Chief of Med-ical Staff at the Hospi-tal announced that the hospital and medical staff accepted with regret Dr. Hupp’s resignation.
“Dr. Hupp has been an integral part of the growth of our Health Center and area medical clinics for many years and we are deeply saddened by his departure and his family. The medical staff at the Health Center wish them the very best. Dr. Hupp has fulfilled many roles throughout his career here and we will strive to continue to meet the needs of his patients and communities he served,” said Dr. Kramer. Dr. Hupp has accepted a position in Venice, Florida. He and his family will be moving to the area in early to mid summer.
Dr. Hupp has been on staff at the Health Center for seventeen years. He began in 1995 upon completion of his Family Practice Residency.
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