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County Supervisors to Meet Tuesday, June 26

June 22, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Antelope County Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday, June 26.
Items on the agenda are:
• 9:00 AM Claims
• 9:30 AM Special Designated Liquor License Steel Steed Steakhouse/Thomas J. Pinkelman
• Purchasing a pickup for the At Large road department and District #4
• Improvement Fund request Brunswick Community Club
• Pre-pay oil
The meeting is open to the public.

Louise B. Werner

June 21, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Louise B. Werner
1915 - 2012
Louise B. Werner, 96 of Petersburg, NE passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with Rev. Stan Schmit and Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Louise Barbara Velder, daughter of John and Regina (Herlitizus) Velder, was born December 10, 1915 at Raeville, NE.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church and attended St. John Berchman School in Raeville.
On July 3, 1934, Louise was united in marriage with Hugo Valentine Werner. The couple made their home by Elgin, NE where they lived until 1946. They moved to the Petersburg, NE area to rent, and eventually buy a farm. Following retirement, they moved into Petersburg.
Louise also enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and helping Hugo in the fields. The couple enjoyed traveling and spent their retirement years wintering in Texas. They enjoyed fishing: taking trips to Minnesota and Hawaii, along with fishing off the coast of Texas during the winters. Louise and Hugo spent every summer enjoying the cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota with friends and family. On July 3, 2010, the couple celebrated 76 years of marriage.
Louise was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. John’s Altar Society, Extension Club and various card clubs. She was a past member of St. John’s Parish Council and past President of St. John’s Altar Society. Hugo and Louise were instrumental in the development of the Petersburg Senior Center in Werner Hall.
Louise is survived by her children: Della Edic of Norfolk, NE; John (Betty) Werner of Perham, MN; C.L. (Rachel) Werner of Montrose, CO; Carol (Cletus) Scholl of Columbus, NE; Lois (Jim) Bode of Petersburg, NE; LaVern Werner of Petersburg, NE; daughter-in-law Marlene Werner of Springfield, NE; 32 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters: Marie Cheatum of Elgin, NE; Evelyn Asmussen of Missouri; Julianna Asmussen of Greeley, CO; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hugo; son Jim; parents John and Regina; one son-in-law: Carroll Edic; four brothers: Alvin, Aloysious (Bud), John Jr. and Don; four sisters: Freda Schalk, Rita Liebentritt, Lydia Glissman, and Florence Macke.

Softball Scores

June 21, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

16 and Under Girls Pick Up Two Wins
On June 12 Elgin traveled to Albion and shut them out 10-0. Hitting for Elgin were Whitney Walker with a double, Morgan Childers with three singles, Baylie Schiltmeyer with two singles, and Tor Fangman and  Ellie Heilhecker with a single each. Kayla Nelson pitched for Elgin. She struck out six and walked one.
Elgin traveled to Atkinson on June 14 and came away with a 9-6 victory. Elgin’s scoring came from being walked fifteen times. Kayla Nelson was the winning pitcher. She struck out six batters. After regulation Elgin scrimmaged Atkinson’s 18 and Under girls. Three innings were played and Elgin took a 0-12 loss. Kayla Nelson continued to pitch for Elgin. She had one strikeout and one walk. Next play for the 16 and Unders will be home games against Pierce on June 19 (too late for press time) and against O’Neill on June 21.
14 and Under Girls Win Two, Lose One
On June 11 Elgin traveled to Plainview for a double header. In the first game Elgin won 13-7. Getting hits for Elgin were Whitney Walker with a homerun and a double, Baylie Schiltmeyer with a double and two singles, Taylor Schumacher and Jordan Mescher with three singles each, Tor Fangman with two singles, and Morgan Childers and Gracie Bullock with a single each. Baylie Schiltmeyer handled the pitching duties for Elgin. She struck out ten and walked four. Elgin won the second game 23-11. Hitting for Elgin were Tor Fangman with two home runs, Baylie Schiltmeyer with a triple and four singles, Whitney Walker with a double, Katie Polk with two singles, and Morgan Childers, Ellie Heilhecker, and Taylor Schumacher with a single each. Katie Polk pitched for Elgin. She walked eight and struck out three. On June 12 Elgin traveled to Albion and suffered a 4-8 loss. Getting hits were Morgan Childers and Baylie Schiltmeyer with two singles each and Ellie Heilhecker with a single. Baylie Schiltmeyer pitched for Elgin. She walked four. Elgin hosted Pierce on June 19 (too late for press time) and O’Neill on June 21. The league tournament is June 22-24 in Pierce.
12 and Under Finish Regular Season
Elgin hosted Battle Creek on June 12 for its last game of the regular season. Battle Creek handed Elgin a 15-3 loss. Sydney Kerkman had Elgin’s only hit in the game with a single. Anna Heilhecker pitched for Elgin. She walked five and struck out three. On June 13 Elgin hosted Norfolk for an out of league double header. Elgin won both games. In the first game Elgin came away with a 14-12 win. Hitting for Elgin were Paige Meis with two singles and Grace Henn, Nicki Payne, Heather Bauer, Anna Heilhecker, and Kaylee Martinsen each with a single. Amy Nelson started pitching for Elgin. She struck out three and walked three. Anna Heilhecker came in to finish the game. She walked nine and struck out one. In the second game Elgin won 8-7. Getting hits for Elgin were Anna Heilhecker with two singles and Paige Meis and Heather Bauer with a single each. Amy Nelson pitched for Elgin. She walked three and struck out one. Elgin finished the regular season with a 4-2 record. The team will play in tournaments next weeked in Neligh.

Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

June 21, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Regular June Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
June 11, 2012, 8:00 PM
President Waterbury called the regular June 2012 Meeting to order at 8:00 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Laurie Waterbury, Kim Wells, Ryan Reestman, and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis, Principal Adam Patrick, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, and Char Carpenter.
President Waterbury led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  Waterbury reminded everyone that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Law was posted in the meeting room.
School board meeting notice complied with Meeting Notice Policy #204.07.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman second to approve the Consent Agenda #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
Allied Insurance, Business Expense, $100.00; Boone Co. Health Center, Transportation, $75.00; Cash-Wa, Maintenance, $137.00; CVA, Instru Expense, $54.57, Maintenance, $701.62;
Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $100.12; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $6.49, Instru Expense, $97.53; Dell, Instru Expense, $972.58; ESU#1, Instru Expense, $100.00; Elgin Equipment & Machine, Maintenance, $105.65; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$1,483.58“, Instru Expense, $47.87; Elgin Pharmacy, Instru Expense, $17.44; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $98.50, Business Expense, $79.50; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $304.14; Elkhorn RPPD, Maintenance, “$2,575.30“; Flenniken Plmbg., Maintenance, $383.50; Great Plains Comm, Business Expense, $116.21; Haddock, Instru Expense, “$4,383.00“; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $190.75; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $370.72; Henn Electrical, Maintenance, $135.00; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $42.78; Jerry’s Feed, Business Expense, $36.50; Junior Library Guild, Instru Expense, $549.00; McGraw-Hill, Instru Expense, “$1,091.20“; MARC, Maintenance, $200.72; NASB, Board Expense, “$3,144.77“; Omaha World Herald, Board Expense, $297.72; Onesource, Instru Expense, $16.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $467.77; Reimbursement, “$1,687.58“; Renaissance Learning Inc., Instru Expense, “$1,798.00“; Schumacher Extermination, Maintenance, $72.50; Student Fee’s, $389.00; The Station, Transportation, $796.69; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $302.78; Willsie co., Instru Expense, $79.78; Winners’ Circle, Instru Expense, $108.00
Total Board Bills: “$23,716.86“
June Payroll: “$178,060.78“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$201,777.64“
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  Char Carpenter commented on the driver’s education program.
President Waterbury thanked Supt. Dennis for his years of service at Elgin Public School.  In Committee Reports, the Lunch Program committee reported on items that need to be replaced in the school kitchen as well as other items that need repair.  They will acquire bids and report back to the board.
Principal Patrick gave a report on graduation, honor roll and the completion of the school year.  Discussion was held on the credit appeal process and the board policy committee will revisit the policy.  Mr. Patrick was instructed to proceed with a Elgin Public School Facebook page to be used as a communication device for parents, patrons, and alumni.  In the activities director report, Patrick reported on the state track and golf meets and announced that Elkhorn Valley, Neligh-Oakdale, and West Holt were approved to join the Niobrara Valley Conference in the 2013-14 school year.
Special Recognition was given to NSAA Academic All-State:  Music – Ivy Prater; Golf - Nicklaus Heithoff; Girls Track – Ashley Bode & Ivy Prater; Boys Track – Brett Kinney.  Wolfpack Golf:  C-3 District Runner-up and State Qualifiers - Andrew Heithoff , Kyle Heithoff, Nick Heithoff, Tyler Childers, and Evan Parks.
In action items, Kim Wells motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve an increase in lunch prices changing the Preschool thru 6th grade price to $2.00 per meal and the Grades 7-12 price to $2.25 per meal.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Reestman motioned to approve the salary increase for classified staff, Stan Heithoff second.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the salary increase for preschool - Grade 12 Principal at $79,000.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on upkeep of the promethean boards in the classrooms.  Reestman motioned and Wells second to approve Haddock Care Preventative Maintenance program for approximately $2,560.50 annually.  Stan Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Reestman, Waterbury, and Wells voted aye, Steve Heithoff voted no.  Vote 5-1, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to approve the transportation report.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, Wells second to approve purchase of rolled carpet installed in the Spanish classroom, bookkeeper office, music office, elementary work room, and gym steps for the amount of $7,771.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Schmitt Construction has begun summer projects at the school.  Stan Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to approve partial payment of summer project bill to Schmitt Construction in the amount of $5,379.28.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Reestman motioned to approve purchase of a 2013 Bluebird stock demo bus from Central Nebraska Equipment for $87,250.00 if available or order a 2013 Bluebird 71-passenger with similar specs.  Stan Heithoff second the motion.  All voted aye, motion carried.
The school board was asked if the community could use the football bleachers for the Bull-O-Rama on June 16th.  Stan Heithoff motioned, Wells second to approve use of the football bleachers for the Bull-O-Rama on June 16, 2012.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Supt. Dennis reported on the Title 1 Schoolwide approval for the elementary.  He discussed the storm damage at the school.  The insurance adjustor and Guaranteed Roofing were here to inspect the roofs.  A report will be coming from the insurance adjustor.  Supt. Dennis has met with incoming Supt. Dan Polk about preliminary budget information.  In the quarterly administrator report, he discussed the writing assessment results and the change in scoring which resulted in new baseline scores.
President Waterbury reported on the School Law Seminar that she had attended in Kearney.
Stan Heithoff motioned to enter closed session for teacher negotiations to protect the public interest.  Ryan Reestman second.  President Waterbury restated the motion.  All voted aye, motion carried.  The Board entered closed session at 10:02 p.m.  The Board returned to open session at 10:33 p.m.  No action taken.
The board discussed agenda items of board goals and expectations of Supt. for a workshop with Marcia Herring, Director of Supt. search services, and Mr. Polk.  The meeting will be held on July 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School.
Motion by Steve Heithoff, second by Reestman to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 10:51 p.m.
The next meeting will held on July 12, 2012 in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School.  A hearing for the Student Fee Policy 504.19 at 7:15 p.m., Bully Prevention Policy 504.20 at 7:20 p.m., and Parent Involvement Policy 1005.03 at 7:25 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Kim Wells, Secretary
Paula Jensen, Recorder
-This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
Publish: June 20, 2012

Notice — Estate of Benjamin J. Koenig

June 21, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Estate of Benjamin J.
Koenig, Deceased.
Estate NO. PR 12-18
Notice is hereby given that on June 13, 2012 in the County Court of Antelope County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that Regina Koenig, whose address is P.O. Box 221, Elgin, Nebraska 68636, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate.
Creditors of this Estate must file their claims with this Court on or before August 20, 2012 or be forever barred.
Barbara J. Finn
Clerk of the County Court
P.O. Box 26, Room 1
Neligh, NE 58756
(402) 887-4650
Kathleen Koenig Rockey, #18393
Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht P.C., L.L.).
Publish: June 20, 27 & July 3, 2012


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