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Wolfpack Netters Drop Opening Night Matches

August 31, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack volleyball team opened the season Thursday night.
The team showed promise of good things to come, despite losing both matches. Chambers/Wheeler Central defeated the Wolfpack 25-19, 19-25 and 25-13. In the last match of the night, Stuart handed EPPJ a 25-23, 25-19 loss.
Next action for the Wolfpack will be Tuesday night when they play their first home matches at EPS gymnasium.

Doane College ‘Barnstormers’ to be in Elgin Sunday Afternoon

August 31, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Doane College ‘barnstorming’ basketball team will be in Elgin Sunday afternoon.
The team is expected to arrive at St. Boniface Gymnasium at approximately 2:20 p.m. and scrimmage for 15 minutes before heading to their next stop. The team is on a tour of all 93 Nebraska counties as they attempt to score 100,000 points.
The scrimmage is free and open to the public.

Pay Your Taxes Today or Else

August 31, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The second half of 2011 real estate and personal property taxes are due Friday, Aug. 31 (today).

After that day they will be considered delinquent by the Antelope County Treasurer’s office. Persons paying their taxes today are reminded to bring their tax statements to the courthouse.

School Enrollment Numbers Announced

August 30, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Enrollment numbers are up at Elgin Public Schools and Pope John, but dropped at St. Boniface Elementary School.
Numbers were announced last week at the three schools.
At Elgin Public, there are 186 students in pre-school through 12th grades. The number is UP 13 students from one year ago at the same time. This year’s class sizes ar

e:
Preschool 20
Kindergarten 15
First Grade 12
Second Grade 11
Third Grade 12
Fourth Grade 11
Fifth Grade 9
Sixth Grade 13
Seventh Grade 11
Eighth Grade 15
Freshmen 14
Sophomores 16
Juniors 14
Seniors 13
At Pope John, there are 92 students in grades 7 through 12. That’s up two students from one year ago. Class sizes this year are:
Seventh Grade 15
Eighth Grade 12
Freshmen 17
Sophomores 12
Juniors 14
Seniors 22.
At St. Boniface Elementary, there are 52 students in preschool through sixth grade. The number is down eight students from one year ago. Current class sizes are:
Preschool 7
Kindergarten 6
First Grade 2
Second Grade 9
Third Grade 4
Fourth Grade 9
Fifth Grade 11
Sixth Grade 4

Old Time Trades On Display At Petersburg

August 29, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

raevalleythreshers2012 The making of old-fashioned wooden shingles was just one of several trades being demonstrated during the 2012 Nebraska State Antique Tractor and Horse Plowing Bee. Held annually at the Huisman farm just west of Petersburg, it’s a favorite for those longing for the good ol days.  Additional photos may be found through the zenfolio link in the lower left column of our home page. ER Photo

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