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Praxton Potter

July 25, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Patrick and ZoBeth (Bennett) Potter of Smithfield, NE are the parents of a son, Praxton Zain, born July 8, 2012 at Kearney, NE. He weighed 7 lbs., 10 ozs.
He is welcomed by his grandparents Dick and Lana Bennett of Elwood, NE, Linda Potter of Hastings, NE and Jerry Potter of Hartsell, CO.
Great-grandmothers are Joyce Kent of Hastings and Gladys Bennett and Phyllis Kinney, both of Elgin.

Josephine M. Eischeid

July 25, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Josephine M. Eischeid
Josephine M. Eischeid, 97 of Elgin, NE died peacefully Sunday, July 22, 2012 at her home following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE with Reverend Ross Burkhalter officiating and burial in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Antelope County Fair Begins Next Week

July 25, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The ‘signature’ event of the summer in Antelope County will unfold starting Tuesday, July 31.
That, of course, is the Antelope County Fair to be held in Neligh July 31 — August 5.
Entries for the various exhibits will be processed on Tuesday. The first actual day of competition will be Wednesday, Aug 1.
Activities on that day will include a dog show in the morning, small pets and the cat show. The dairy show and horse show will be held on Thursday.
Friday activites will include more events associated with the horse show, starting at 8:30 a.m. Also during the morning will be the poultry show. The rabbit show will start at 1 p.m., then the small animal round robin contest will be held. The goat and sheep show is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. that day.
On Saturday, the swine and beef livestock shows will take place as well as a large animal round robin contest.
Evenings at the county fair are set aside for entertainment. The grandstand will be the hub for these events.
On the last day of the fair there will be an open horse fun day in the arena, starting at 10 a.m. The 4-H Fashion Revue and awards ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. In front of the grandstand will be the ATV mud drags at 2 p.m.

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CRP Ground in Antelope County Approved for CRP Haying, Grazing

July 25, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Antelope County and 16 other additional counties have been released for CRP emergency haying and grazing. Those counties released last week include: Antelope, Kearney, Platte, Dixon, Knox, Polk, Franklin, Madison, Thayer, Hall, Nuckolls, Wayne, Hamilton, Phelps, Webster, Jefferson and Pierce.
The Drought Monitor was updated last week and designated these additional counties as being in a “D2 – Severe Drought” status. Secretary Vilsack recently authorized FSA State Committees to release counties for CRP emergency haying and grazing once they reached the D2 level. In addition, the associated payment reduction was decreased from 25% to 10% to further assist producers impacted by the drought conditions. CRP participants need to file a request to hay or graze at their local FSA office. CRP use includes specific rules for haying and/or a grazing plan to insure consistent uses of the land.
An additional approval was granted this year for practice CP-25, Rare and Declining Habitat, to allow grazing for the first time.
Steinkruger added, “This approval will provide additional forage to livestock producers in the affected counties as the drought continues to intensify.”
A current Nebraska map listing approved counties is on the Nebraska FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/ne <http://www.fsa.usda.gov/ne> . The map will be updated as new counties qualify.

Beckman Remains Hospitalized After Accident

July 20, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

An Elgin native continues to improve following an early morning accident near the Albion Airport.
Brian Beckman was injured when a pickup he was driving went off Highway 14 near the airport. He was allegedly thrown from the vehicle.
Rescue personnel were summoned to the scene at approximately 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
He was taken by ambulance to Boone County Health Center before being flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
According to the family who made a brief statement Friday, Beckman suffered a head injury. They indicated he is not awake but in stable and improving condition.
Persons wishing to send cards, etc., may do so to the following address:
Brian Beckman
c/o UNMC, Clarkson Tower
PO Box 6159
Omaha, NE 68106-0159

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