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Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Would Go Across Antelope, Boone Counties

April 25, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Keystone XL rerouting process in Nebraska resumed late last week, following the April 17 approval of Legislative Bill 1161 by Gov. Dave Heineman and the subsequent submission of a pipeline routing report by TransCanada to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality.
With the Governor’s approval, LB1161came into effect on April 18. The new legislation authorizes the NDEQ to resume its role in evaluating all proposed pipelines in the state.  In announcing his approval of the bill, Gov. Heineman said the state was making the Keystone XL rerouting process a “priority.”
“Nebraska will move forward on the review process of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and any future pipelines that will create jobs and reduce U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern oil. The review process is a top priority for Nebraska,” Gov. Heineman said
On the same day that LB1161 came into effect, TransCanada submitted a report to the NDEQ that assessed alternative routing corridors for Keystone XL, all of which avoid the Nebraska Sandhills.  The report, which is posted on a new project website established by the NDEQ, provides a comprehensive analysis of a number of potential reroute options and presents a preferred alternative corridor that runs to the east of the Sandhills region – a region that was previously delineated by state and federal agencies and communicated to TransCanada by the NDEQ. This data will be reviewed by the state as part of a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) on Keystone XL. Preferred Alternative Corridor.
According to TransCanada’s new report, the new route would not cross any areas where groundwater lies less than five feet below the surface. But about 35 miles of the pipeline would cross over groundwater that is less than 20 feet below the surface.

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Antelope County Part of Keystone XL Pipeline’s New Proposed Route

April 19, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

TransCanada Inc. Wednesday submitted its proposed new route Wednesday for the Keystone XL pipeline that would avoid Nebraska’s Sand Hills and run through Antelope County.
The company submitted the 51-page document to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
The preferred route would head southeast just north of the Niobrara River in Keya Paha County (near Mills), then run parallel to U.S. 20 about eight miles to the north of the highway.
From there, northeast of Neligh, Neb., the pipeline would turn south, following a path that parallels Nebraska Highway 14 (between Oakdale and Tilden) to near Central City, Neb., where it would rejoin the original Keystone XL route.
If approved, TransCanada has said it will begin to pinpoint an exact route and begin right-of-way acquisition discussions with landowners.

More on this developing story as it unfolds.

This Week’s Classifieds: April 18, 2012

April 19, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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SERVING EITHER Rib Steak or Prime Rib every Monday 6 pm – 9 pm. $10.95. Knotty Pine, 402-386-5488, Petersburg, NE.  1tfc

WANTED: LAWNS to mow. Contact Kyle at 402-843-5781 evenings.    28c
WANTED: GRAIN and rock hauling needs.  Beckman Lumber, Inc. 402-843-2131.    14tfc

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

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: 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

Thank you for the prayers, phone calls, food and to everyone that offered help this last month and a half. Especially to Dennis, Leonard, Joe, Gary, Shane, Preston and Evan for helping with chores and loading out cattle.              Steve and Kathy
Thank you to our fire department for the quick response on Sunday morning.                       Steve and Kathy Beckman
Many thanks to the Rescue Unit members who responded to my call. You’re a great bunch!           Evelyn Pelster
Thank you to St. Boniface and the sponsors of the raffle for the quarter of beef that we won.            Leonard & Anne Beckman

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The Walls Came Tumbling Down…

April 19, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Part of the preparations for the new fire storage building in Elgin was the demolition of the old original firehall which had been serving as a storage building. Bricks and more came tumbling down this past week with most of it getting cleared before the rains hit. Part of the demolition included the two old holding cells, remnants of Elgin’s jailhouse which was in the building.  E-R photo

Golf Team Second at Ewing Invite

April 19, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

EWING — After 18 holes of golf, the Wolfpack and Norfolk Catholic were tied for first place Wednesday afternoon.
In sudden death, Norfolk Catholic claimed the team title in a two-hole playoff.
They and the Wolfpack each shot 336, finishing third was North Central with a team score of 354.
Nick Heithoff led the Wolfpack with a 79 with was good enough for third place. Tyler Childers shot an 84 to place sixth, Andrew Heithoff came in with an 85 to place seventh while Evan Parks shot an 88 to place 13th.
Saturday Action
Due to weather conditions, the Plainview Golf Invite Saturday was cut back from 18 holes to nine holes.
The Wolfpack varsity golf team recorded a score of 170 to finish second at the meet. Winning the team title was Plainview who came in with a 155. Finishing third was Stanton 175 followed by Laurel-Concord 177, Oakland-Craig 178, Creighton 188, Pierce 189, West Holt 192, Neligh-Oakdale 196, Crofton 198, Leigh 206, Randolph 211, O’Neill 222, Plainview JV 235 and Niobrara/Verdigre (not a full team) 1153.
Leading the charge for the Wolfpack were Andrew and Nick Heithoff, each with a score of 40. Andrew finished fifth and Nick placed seventh. The only other medalist was Tyler Childers who placed 13th with a score of 43. Rounding out the Wolfpack were Evan Parks 47 and Kyle Heithoff 50.

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