Carter and Michelle Schrage are the proud parents of a daughter. Ava Jo Schrage was born May 26 and she joins three brothers, Austin, Adrian and Aris at McConnell AFB, KS where Carter is stationed.
Grandparents are Paul and Jolene Schrage and the late Martin Kellie and Connie Jo Smith. Great-grand parents are Robert Schrage and Gladys Bennett.
The Neligh Public Library is one of the locations for a unique NET News (Nebraska Public Television and Radio) election project.
Citizens in Antelope County are encouraged to participate and make their voices heard.
The project is called “Campaign Connection 2012: Voter Voices.” In partnership with the Nebraska Library Commission, they are working with libraries in communities throughout Nebraska to set-up locations for people to record “Voter Voices” videos, using web cameras and a YouTube channel.
Participants will be asked to discuss an issue that matters to them, why it’s important and what helped guide their opinion. They’re also asked to end the video with a question for candidates in the U.S. Senate race. NET will edit and present this content on multiple platforms, including radio, television, web (netNebraska.org/votervoices) and Facebook.
“Voter Voices” recording will be available at the Neligh Public Library at the following dates/times:
–Friday, June 1, 10 a.m.-noon
–Monday, June 4, 2-4 p.m.
–Thursday, June 7, 6-8 p.m.
–Friday, June 8, 10 a.m.-noon
–Monday, June 11, 2-4 p.m.
–Thursday, June 14, 6-8 p.m.
–Friday, June 15, 10 a.m.-noon
The goal is to capture the opinions and perspectives of as many people as possible from the area.
Anyone who might be interested is encouraged to stop by the Neligh Public Library and record a “Voter Voices” video; or even record your own thoughts.
More information is also on the web site for the project, netNebraska.org/votervoices.
Elgin’s 14 and under softball girls traveled to Pierce on Thursday, May 24 to open their season. Pierce came out on top with a 13-12 win over Elgin. Getting hits for Elgin were Baylie Schiltmeyer, Morgan Childers and Jordan Mescher with a single each. Jordan Mescher handled the pitching duties for Elgin. She walked nine. After regulation an extra inning was played with Amy Nelson pitching. She struck out one and walked one. Getting hits in the extra inning were Morgan Childers with two singles, and Whitney Walker and Amy Nelson each with a single.
Elgin’s 12 and under girls softball opened the season Tuesday, May 22 with a 10-9 win over Neligh. Getting hits for Elgin were Paige Meis with three singles, Calli Krebs with two singles and Heather Bauer, Grace Henn, Sydney Kerkman and Emma Kerkman all with a single. Anna Heilhecker started as pitcher for Elgin. She struck out two and walked five. Amy Nelson came in to finish the game striking out three and walking four. Elgin travels to Tilden on Thursday, May 31.
KOLN-KGIN 10/11 and the Nebraska Farm Bureau will be sponsoring a Can Care-A-Van to benefit the local food pantry on Wednesday, June 6 in Elgin.
Residents are asked to bring items to the Elgin Community Center on that day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Items that are needed at the Antelope County Food Pantry are mainly baking ingredients such as flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices and pancake mix.