It’s quiet now, but in a few days the Elgin Swimming Pool will be one busy place.
The pool, located on the north edge of Elgin, will open for the summer season on Monday, May 28, weather permitting. Pool hours will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Lifeguards this year are Connor Kinney, Madison Voborny, Michelle Bauer and Ivy Prater. Sub life guards will be Sharla Schindler and Hayley Stamp.
Co-managers of the pool will be Sue Vanis and Emily Vanis, Jamie Bode will be the sub-manager this season.
Season ticket prices will be the same as one year ago: Family — $90; and Individual — $60. Daily admission price will be $250 (for large pool admission).
As in past years, Red Cross swimming lessons will be $40 per session (dates to be announced). Water aerobics are planned again this year (dates and times to be announced).
NOTICE OF MEETINGS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISOR’S, ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, 2012
Notice is hereby given that the County Board of Supervisor’s of Antelope County, Nebraska will hold meetings in the County Supervisor’s room in the Antelope County Courthouse Annex, Neligh, Nebraska on the following dates and times:
June 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM
June 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM
June 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Meetings will be open to the public. An agenda, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the Antelope County Clerk’s office and may be modified at such meeting to include items of an emergency nature pursuant to Section 84-1411 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes.
Publish: May 23, 2012
City issues reminder on water backflow prevention
Prevention of water ‘backflow’ is important in Elgin and other community water systems. Nebraska Rural Water Association states that cross connections are the most common sources of drinking water contamination. A cross connection occurs whenever there is a physical connection between sources of contamination and the public during water supply. Contamination sources can include hazardous as well as non-hazardous materials. Hazardous materials could include raw sewage or the corrosion control chemicals used by boilers. Non-hazardous substances would include edible materials such as milk or orange juice. Every house contains several cross connection sources, such as sinks, bathtubs or toilets, where there is a physical connection between the sewer system and water system. Current plumbing codes require these devices to be protected by built-in air gaps, but some older houses may still have old wash basins or bathtubs where the faucets are below the overflow level of the fixtures. These are considered unprotected cross connections. Examples of permanent cross connections are the fill line of a boiler used to heat a home or building, water softeners and other home water treatment systems. These are usually piped right into the water system in the house, and often there is no protection included in the installation. The drain line for water softeners is often plumbed directly into the sewer line of the home, which could result in raw sewage being siphoned back into the water pipes. This problem also can occur in the case of built-in swimming pools, hot tubs and underground lawn sprinkler systems. Garden hoses are the most common unprotected cross connection. There are various situations where a garden hose might be submerged in a hazardous material, such as when the hose is used to spray pesticides, herbicides or fertilizer. To protect against cross connections, home owners are advised to thread simple backflow preventer valves into their outdoor spigots. Other types of backflow preventers can be placed on other possible sources of cross connection.
Publish: May 23, 2012
Karol Michael, LPN, is the 2012 Caring Kind Award Winner of Antelope Memorial Hospital. She was recognized for the award on Wednesday, May 9 dur-ing National Hospital Week.
Each year the Nebra-ska Hospital Association honors em-ployees from hos-pitals acr-oss the state as “Caring Kind” employees. The honored employee must exemplify the spirit of someone who gives that “something special” to others.
Karol was nominated and selected by her fellow AMH employees to win this prestigious award. Her nominations reflected the many positive qualities she brings to work each day.
Karol has been employed at Antelope Memorial Hospital for 15 years as a LPN.
Karol’s nomination describes her as someone that everyone loves and stops to visit with whenever they see her. She never complains and would never say an unkind word about anyone. She attends to the patient and family’s every need with kindness in her voice, patience and a smile on her face. She is also helpful to her co-workers and keeps the supervisor updated on her patients. She is very deserving and truly exemplifies AMH’s mission statement… healing body, mind and spirit.
“I am truly honored to receive this award,” said Karol. “However, I couldn’t have done it without all the great nurses that I work with. We have a great staff here. Plus, all of our departments work well together ? it’s a team effort. It is a blessing to be a part of AMH and to work with all the caring nurses and staff.”
It was a mainstay for years in the Park Center vicinity, ten miles west of Elgin. If it could talk, it would share stories of laughter, tears, many successes and perhaps a few failures. There are probably several first loves and broken hearts that began behind its doors.
The Park Center School building officially closed its doors in June of 1990. For eight years it watched as the world went by, unsure of its future. After it was moved into Elgin and remained virtually untouched for an additional fourteen years, the Elgin Historical Society put the building and the lot it stood on up for sale. Now, twenty-two years later, a new era begins for the two-room country school building. Former student, Bruce Clark, and Heather Bruns purchased the building earlier this year with a family business in mind and its been a family affair every since.
June 4, 2012 will be the first day of business for Park Center Daycare, located at 202 Bowen Street, Elgin.
“Our families have really helped get it looking good,” Bruns said. “Bruce’s sister (Brenda) and brother-in-law (Matt) have been here every weekend that they can, helping us. Bruce’s parents (Keith and Laverda) have been a huge help as well.” Bruns and Clark also received helped from her parents, Ron and Josie Paulson.
The family has been busy. The list of work done is exhausting just to read let alone accomplish. They tore down the lath and plaster and replaced it with drywall, framing in bathrooms, a storage room, kitchen and office. Wanescoating that was in the school was sanded down, re-stained, and re-hung on the outside walls. Floors were sanded and re-stained. Bruce Clark, an electrician, rewired the entire building. Matt, a fire inspector, worked on their fire alarms, security system, and helped considerably with the trim woodwork. A furnace and air-conditioning unit were added. On the outside, residents can’t help but notice the new siding, windows and roof on the building. Other work needed for licensing purposes included handicap accessible bathrooms, a wheelchair ramp, their new fire alarm system and exits from both rooms.
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