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Elgin Library to Offer Computer Classes

February 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

As part of the Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities project, the Elgin Public Library will partner with Northeast Community College to offer computer classes at the library. Classes will be offered March 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. These grant funded classes will be open to the general public at no charge; however, due to the limited seating in the library prior registration is suggested for each computer class. Call 402 843-2460 or come by the library to sign up. The first class - learn computer skills using the Windows 7 operating system. Concepts will include starting programs, working with files and folders, tool bars, keyboard shortcuts and word processing tools such as cut, copy, and paste. Inserting pictures and text into document will also be covered. This class is for the person who has some computer knowledge and can use the mouse and keyboard.
The second class will build upon skills as the exploration and use of Windows 7 operating system continues. Concepts will include how to size windows, backup files, save to a CD, flash drive, or external hard drive. Students will “cruise the web” using Internet Explorer. The third class will continue to build upon the skills. Students will learn how to install and remove programs, basic computer maintenance, and customizing your Windows 7 system.
This project was supported in part by the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Elgin City Council to Meet Monday

February 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 4.
Open to the public, the meeting will be held at City Hall and begin at 7:30 p.m.
Among the items on the agenda are:
• Discussion and action on bids for sidewalk and steps at the fire hall
• Discussion and action on Meis’ Subdivision
• Discussion and action on Resolution 2013-3 — Stop Signs at 5th and Cedar Streets
• Discussion and action on Resolution 2013-4 — Allowing temporary blocking of 5th Street
• Discussion and action on Fire Department Insurance increase
• Discussion and action on dead-end sign at West Street and West Maple Street
• Discussion and action on armor coat bids
• Discussion and action on Mutual Aid with AMH
• Discussion and action on Summer Help applications
• Discussion and action on use of ball field for men’s softball team
• Discussion and action on Building Permits: Larry Anderson

Date Set for Elgin’s Easter Egg Hunt

February 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin Community Club looked ahead to upcoming events during Monday night’s meeting held at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon.
Club members signed up for activities during the meeting which was led by new president Duane Esau.
Esau told club members the next activity planned for the club will be the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event, weather permitting, will be held Saturday, March 23 at Elgin City Park. Club members provide Easter Eggs full of candy and other items for the children to find and enjoy.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to an indoor location.

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General Contractor Announced for Prairie Breeze Wind Farm

February 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Progress continues to be made with the development of Prairie Breeze Wind Farm to be built south of Elgin later this year.
Officials at Invenergy, the Chicago-based corporation who owns the farm, announced that a general contractor has been named.
Alyssa Krinsky, communications director with Invenergy, said Blattner Energy, based out of Avon, Minn., has been selected as the general contractor for the wind farm which is scheduled to begin construction in May 2014. Blattner Energy is an experienced wind farm construction company that has constructed wind farms across the country.
As construction commences, local activity will include delivery of turbine components (e.g., blades, tower sections and nacelles) and construction equipment.
Such traffic will be routed as efficiently as possible, with “overused loads” assisted along the way and relevant signage posted to help with traffic flow.
One thing which may impede traffic to and from the 118 wind turbines which are scheduled to be built will be work being done on Highway 14 between Petersburg and Elgin.
According to Rob Davis, District 3 Construction Engineer with the Nebraska Department of Roads out of Norfolk, resurfacing of Highway 14 between Petersburg and Elgin is scheduled to begin in May or June. The resurfacing will begin at the north edge of Petersburg and end at the south edge of Elgin. The roads project should take two to three months to complete, Davis said Monday.
When asked how the two projects (Highway 14 and the wind farm) will work around each other, Davis said the two (NDOR and Prairie Breeze) have been talking and “We’ll try to make it work.”

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SourceGas Warns Customers of Nationwide Billing Scams

February 22, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Golden, CO, February 20, 2013 – SourceGas customers should be aware of a variety of nationwide billing scams targeting utility customers. The scams range from an individual trying to obtain personal information from a customer to attempts to illegally obtain payments from customers. SourceGas is reminding customers to be prudent about the type of information they give out so they don’t fall victim to identity theft.

Scammers have been known to try and use fake employee names and or fake employee ID numbers when contacting customers. SourceGas will never call a customer and ask the customer to provide their full social security number, account number or password.

SourceGas employees will always carry an employee badge and will drive a company vehicle with the SourceGas logo clearly visible. If a customer is unsure about any contact they receive from SourceGas, they are encouraged to call 1-800-563-0012 to verify the situation. Customers who think they have been a victim of a scam involving their account should call SourceGas at 1-800-563-0012 to verify the status of their account and also call their local law enforcement to report the incident.

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