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Date Set for EHS Alumni Banquet

May 31, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin High School Alumni Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2012. The banquet will begin at 7:00 pm in the Elgin Knights of Columbus Hall. Prior to the banquet an open house will be held at Elgin Public Schools.
This year’s honored classes are 1942, 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002, and 2012.
Following the meal, scholarships will be awarded to several 2012 EHS graduates and the Honored Alumnus Award will be presented.
After the banquet has concluded, alumni members will be able to continue socializing at the Elgin Knights of Columbus Hall.
The deadline for reservations is June 13. Please contact Randy Nelson at 843-2443 or Laurie Waterbury at 843-2408 to make a reservation or for more information.

Davis, Burkhalter Speak at Memorial Day Services

May 31, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

For nearly 150 years, American families have set aside the end of May to decorate the graves of their loved ones with flowers as a means to remember the sacrifices made to protect freedom in this country.
Memorial Day 2012 was observed across the country as Rolling Thunder paraded from the Pentago to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., just miles away a wreath was laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Closer to home, here in Antelope County, we too observed Memorial Day. For some families, it was a private, quiet time as they paused in front of the tombstone of a family member or friend. Their offering was flowers and, perhaps, a prayer or spoken word, a vow to never forget.
Others gathered together at special services.
The wind swept across Park Cemetery Monday morning as people gathered for the 10 a.m. service led by American Legion Post Commander Gary Hoefer. Special music was performed acapella by five members of the senior class of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School. Together, Jenny Beckman, Devon Baum, Justine Heithoff, Jill Moser and Natalie Beckman gathered around the microphone and performed ‘America The Beautiful’. Then, after the applause died down, they sang ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’ Guest speaker for the morning service was Rev. Janet Davis. During remarks which lasted approximately five minutes, she spoke about the purpose of Memorial Day.
“We gather to honor especially those who have lost their lives in war defending our freedom. We say ‘thank you,’” she said.
Davis then spoke of how a woman in her 90s still finds Memorial Day hard to get through. “It’s a tough day for her. She had seven brothers and an uncle serve in World War II, not all came back. All these years she still feels the pain of war,” Davis said.
She closed her remarks with a prayer, asking God that there be no more wars so no more of our sons and daughters have to die.
Afterwards, prayers were read and wreaths were laid in memory of the men and women who served our country in times of war and peace. Then, a firing squad composed of local veterans performed a 21-gun salute before ‘Taps’ was played on the bugle by Lexie Heithoff.
Many of those who participated in the Park Cemetery program then headed over to participate in the 11 a.m. service at West Cedar Valley/St. Boniface Cemetery.
Many of the graves there were adorned with flowers as well as American flags. There was a large turnout for the service. Father Burkhalter of St. Boniface Catholic Church spoke of paying tribute to the service men and women and to those powerful influences in our lives who are now at rest. Then, he offered a memorial prayer.

Crops Devastated by Sunday Hail Storm

May 31, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Twenty minutes of marble-size and larger hail Sunday evening laid waste to crops in a large swath of southern Antelope County.
More than four inches of rain were recorded around parts of Elgin from a series of severe thunderstorm cells which pounded the area one after another as part of a string of thunderstorm which stretched northeast from Kansas through Elgin and into Minnesota.
The hail was accompanied by wind which made the devastation worse, if that’s possible.
When it was over, residents emerged from their homes to the site of devastation. In Elgin, homes with vinyl siding saw holes formed by hail stones.
There were many reports of windows being boken as well.
Many trees were shed of some, but not all, of their leaves, the green foliage littered yards and streets. Tender plants in gardens and flower beds were beaten, their stems broken by direct hits from hail stones. Hours later, hail stones could still be found collected on decks and near drain spouts as well as under bushes, anywhere where they could stack up.
Then, there are the farms. The storm’s path laid waste to numerous circles of corn fields. At this time, farmers will have to make a decision as to what to do, whether to replant. Fortunately, most farmers carry crop insurance for times like these.
Weather observers spotted several tornadoes in the area as part of the storm.
The storm caused a large tree to fall and blocked a road approximately four miles southeast of Elgin.
Flash flood warnings were issued for much of Antelope, Boone, Platte, Madison, Wayne, Pierce, Stanton and Cedar counties and remained in effect until 12:30 a.m. Monday.

This Week’s Classifieds: May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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EVENTS:

Visit the Jail Museum in Neligh, 1-5 Tuesdays through Saturdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day. It’s a great place to bring your friends and family. 33-34p

GET YOUR items ready… the annual Elgin City-Wide Garage Sales will be held on Saturday, June 23 throughout the community. Watch the Elgin Review for a map listing of locations in the June 20 issue. Call 402-843-5500 with your location to get on the map.            32c

 

WANTED:

WANTED: GRAIN and rock hauling needs.  Beckman Lumber, Inc. 402-843-2131.  14tfc

 

HELP WANTED:

JOB OPENING: REGISTERED NURSE, Competitive wage and benefits.  Contact HR or send resume:  Antelope Memorial Hospital, Box 229, Neligh, 68756, mschwager@amhne.org, 887-6217, Fax 887-4092. EOE.  34-35c

BARTENDERS WANTED: Nights and weekends required. Call Tom at 402-843-2167 or apply at The Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon, Elgin.                 32tfn

PERSONAL-CARE PROVIDER needed in clients comfortable, private home. Inquire @ 303-909-5687. Please leave a message with your contact information.  33-34c

L BAR B STEAKHOUSE in Clearwater has a weekend bartender position open for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Hours are 5-11 pm.  For more information, call 402-485-2525 or 402-485-9261 and ask for Francis.         31tfn

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

 

FOR SALE:

FOR SALE: Little Tykes 4-in-One playhouse, $100; Little Tykes Climber, $30; working Kenmore washer & Estate dryer, $75; bar & 2 barstools, $50. Kildays, 402-843-2231.            34p

THE CITY of Elgin has for sale two Glock 21 45 caliber handguns.  Included in the sale of each handgun are three 13 capacity magazines and a holster. The purchaser must hold a current Nebraska handgun permit. The handguns can be picked up at a licensed dealer following required paper work. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 on Monday, June 4, 2012.  The bids will be opened at the City Council meeting held at 7:30 p.m.  June 4, 2012. The City of Elgin has the right to accept or reject all or any bids.            32-35c

Elgin Public School Surplus Items Sale…May 31, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. No Pre-sales! 33-34c

FOR SALE: The second printing of Young N Lively cookbooks has arrived!  Copies  are $20 (includes tax: add $5 per book to have mailed to you) and are available at the Elgin Pharmacy, Total Image Salon & Spa, the Elgin Review or by contacting chairperson Michele Reicks at 402-843-5440. 33c

 

SERVICES:

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:

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:

A special thanks to my family, friends and patients for the calls, visits, prayers, cards and food brought to our home. I am blessed to know you. Thank you to the AMH providers for the care & covering for me and the AMH staff for the superior care I was given. Thanks to all my friends for providing rides for me to therapy, the PT dept. for your continuing care. I will be back at work on June 5, 2012.

Sharon Gossman         

 

 

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Honored, Remembered

May 29, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

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