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Polk, Heithoff Lead Wolfpack Track Efforts at BC Invite

April 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

BATTLE CREEK — Having seen their first two scheduled track meets wiped off the calendar, EPPJ tracksters finally got a chance to show their skills Tuesday, April 2, at the Battle Creek Invite.
Competing for the first time this season, the Wolfpack turned in some good times and distances, but came up on the short end of the team standings.
The girls were led by Marin Heithoff who finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 30-9.
For the boys, the best effort turned in by a Wolfpack competitor came from senior Zach Polk who finished second in the triple jump.
In the team competition, Norfolk Catholic won the girls title with 164 points followed by Stanton 87, Wisner-Pilger 75, Osmond 53, Madison 42, Battle Creek 31, Randolph 30, Elgin Public/Pope John 23 and Plainview 22.

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EPS Students Take Second in Statewide Finance Challenge

April 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Nebraska Council on Economic Education recently sponsored an online Finance Challenge for Nebraska schools across the state to compete in.
A rapid fire, 35-question quiz was given to a team of three to four students and was scored based on number of right answers, wrong answers, and the time it took to complete it.
All teammates had to complete the quiz individually on the computer and had to take it within one hour of each other.
Seniors Andrew Heithoff and Nick Heithoff and sophomores Tanner Welding and Kyle Heithoff, all students in Mrs. Selting’s Accounting I class, competed as a team in the competition on Tuesday, March 19 during their 5th hour class.
Results were returned on Friday, March 29 and the team placed second out of 285 high schools in the state of Nebraska that competed!
They each won $15 cash and are now eligible to compete at the regional level on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Lincoln, NE.
This competition will have them vying for over $14,000 in scholarship money!

Elgin FFA Wins Numerous Awards at State Convention

April 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin FFA students were recognized for their outstanding achievements last week at the State FFA Convention.
Mallory Fangman was named 2013 State FFA Champion in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management Proficiency.
Local CDE results were:
Ag mechanics team of Lee Bartak, Trent Hoefer, Tyler Childers & Brett Kinney were 11th overall and Lee Bartak placed 25th individually, receiving a blue ribbon. Kinney and Hoefer also received a red ribbon.
The floriculture team of Mallory Fangman, Corin Pelster, Morgan Childers, and Baylie Schiltmeyer placed 17th overall. Fangman was 15th overall in floriculture, receiving a purple ribbon. Childers and Schiltmeyer also received white ribbons.
The agriscience team of Dylan Behnk, Dylan Widger, Alois Warner & Karissa Dicke placed in the top 25 percent with Widger placing fifth overall and receiving a purple ribbon.
In Agronomy, Blake Anderson and Tanner Welding received a red ribbon while Trent Hoefer received a white ribbon. In Natural Resources Dylan Widger received a blue ribbon while Jon Meis received a red ribbon. In Meat Evaluation, Alex Grosserode received a white ribbon. And in Junior. Livestock Judging Jon Meis received a white ribbon.
Trent Bauer was third in state for his proficiency in Small Animal Care and Management - Entrepreneurship,
Advisor Julia Schwartz received an Honorary State Degree, Corin Pelster and Devon Baum were elected into the Ag Issues Academy.
Blake Anderson, Tyler Childers, Devon Baum, Alex Grosserode, Trent Hoefer, Julianna Dunn, Michael Braband, Garet Schindler, Cordell Waterbury and Shane Beckman all received their State FFA Degrees.
Devon Baum and Garet Schindler were also Star Finalists in Production and Placement. They, along with their parents and Mrs. Schwartz were treated to a special supper and presentation Friday evening and then recognized on stage at Pershing Auditorium for their accomplishments.
Up next for the FFA members is chapter officer interviews on Tuesday, April 16 with the banquet on Thursday, April 18 in the EPS gym. During the banquet attendees will have an opportunity to purchase potted plant arrangements made by FFA members using plants purchased for the greenhouse. The rest of the plants will be on sale the week before graduation.

Proceedings — Antelope County Supervisors

April 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Neligh, Nebraska
April 2, 2013
Notice of meeting published as required by statute.
A complete record of these minutes as well as all resolutions and agreements are on file at the County Clerk’s office and are open to the public.
Those responding to roll call: Bolling, Brandt, Kerkman, Baker, Williby, Henery and Schwager.
Accepted the 2011/2012 County Auditor’s report; said report is on file with the County Clerk and is opened for public inspection.
Antelope County Historical Society directors asked if the board would approve of the society purchasing the Dollar General Store to be used as the Antelope County Museum.
Appointed John Meuret, Robert E. Moore, LeRoy Kerkman, Tim Good, Jerald Schwager, Charles Henery and Prochaska & Associates to the Law Enforcement Center Construction Managers Selection Committee.
Approved 7 applications for permits to place utility lines beneath various roads within Antelope County.
Approved the Sublease Agreement between the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department and the Antelope County Shooter Club.
Re-appointed Holly Meuret, Dale Wilkinson and Judy Boardman to the Antelope County Visitors Committee.
Approved the March 5, 2013 and March 12, 2013 board minutes.
Authorized the county clerk to advertise the sale of 7 fuel tanks.
Approved the conditional use permits submitted by Gregg Todd and Progressive Swine Technologies.
Authorized the chairman to sign the pay application from Thiesen Construction for repairs to the Old Mill Bridge.
Authorized the chairman to sign change order number 1 for additional repair costs to the Old Mill Bridge.
Authorized the chairman to sign change order number 2 for additional repair costs to the Old Mill Bridge pending approval of the City of Neligh paying the non-FEMA potion of the change order.
Reviewed the County Roads Agreement with Invenergy representatives.
Discussed the court order and amended 2010/2011 budget filed by the Nebraska Unified School District.
No action taken on the Interlocal Agreements for emergency services with the cities and villages.
Reviewed correspondence.
Meeting adjourned.
Chairman of County Board
Antelope County Clerk
Publish: April 10, 2013

Proceedings — Elgin City Council

April 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

April 1, 2013
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, April 1, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., pursuant to posted notice.  Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order, and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act.  Council members present were Shirley Nissen, Don Mackel, Kenny Jochum and Jim Kittelson.
A complete and accurate copy of the minutes is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the City Clerk’s office.
The following agenda items were approved:
•    March regular meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims (CLAIMS)
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 120.30; Great Plains Communications, se, 50.33; Fitzgerald,  Vetter & Temple, se, 397.73; Jeannette Meis, se, 75.00; Prudential, retirement, 565.46; USTreasury, tax, 2280.68; APPEARA,  su, 37.15; Elgin Review, prmt, 95.59; Dean’s Market, su, 5.69; Western Office, su, 179.99; Eakes Office Plus, su, 7.38; NE Dept of Revenue,  tax, 708.57; V.Miller, ex, 100.14; New World Inn, se, 130.00; US Post Office, su, 10.04; Source Gas, se, 223.86;  Bank of Elgin, ins, 1436.42; Bank of Elgin,  loan, 500.00 – Payroll, 1566.20
SALES TAX: To General; $2133.20; To Fire; $4328.73
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1552.95; Elgin One Stop, su, 192.44; Verizonwireless, su, 14.36; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 109.45; The Station, su, 89.65; Sapp Bros, su, 103.43; Elgin Equipment, rprs, 97.25; Payroll, 1029.75
WATER: ERPPD, se, 698.29; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 183.07; Verizonwireless, su, 14.36; Great Plains Communications,  se, 82.65; ; US Post Office, su, 5.60 –NE Public Health Lab, se, 31.00; D. Poulsen, ex, 19.47; ACES, se, 1975.00; Holiday Inn, se, 190.00; Elgin Review, su, 422.50; Bank of Elgin, bad check, 118.64; Danny Foster Account, return, 50.00; Payroll, 2059.50
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 905.25; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 151.35;  Great Plains Communications, se, 44.86; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; Midwest Labs, se, 171.73; Payroll, 785.75
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 239.49; Great Plains Communications, se, 51.05; APPEARA, su, 37.15; Source Gas, se, 450.73; Bank of Elgin, loan, 1846.71; Travelers RMD, ins, 4767.00; Staashelm Electric, se, 100.00; Echo Electric, su, 4328.73
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2640.00
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4495.75; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00
POOL: ERPPD, se, 28.09; Source Gas, se, 24.25
PARK: ERPPD, se, 260.43; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 16.24; Payroll, 243.97
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 60.60; Source Gas, se, 110.14; Amazon, bks, 43.24 ; Great Plains Communication, se, 64.28; Upstart,  bks, 48.75; Gale,  bks, 127.42; Junior Library Guild, bks, 5.00; Payroll, 923.89
•     Pledging $5000.00 to kick off the “pool fund raising project”
•    Tabled action on annexation of Meis Subdivision until May meeting
•    Tabled action on purchasing dead end signs
•    Drafting an interlocal agreement with Antelope County  to assist in emergency situations
•    Baseball Booster Officers submitting coaches names for Council approval
•    Zach Polk as sub-guard
•    Justine Heithoff to mow this summer
•    Building permit from Brian Evans
•    Improvements to storm sewer drainage ditch on Paul Pelster property
•    Charging $2.00 per 1000 gallons for large projects
•    Renting two dumpsters for a community cleanup day
•    Dig a new hole at the tree site
•    Require all campground fees to be paid in advanced
•    Sheriff  to inform camper that all past due fees need to be paid and fees paid in advance or be removed
Discussions were held:
•    Regarding the wind tower project with Dennis O’Mara project engineer with Blattner Energy
•    Signing contracts with DEQ
•    ADA Policy Statement for Nebraska Department of Roads
•    Stop signs ordered but not in
•    Participating in a study to possibly reduce arsenic levels in the water
•    Non-payment of drainage ditch on Bowen Street by property owner
•    Sheriff’s Report-99 hours and 53 minutes and 5-911 calls.
•    Complaints on dogs to be discussed at May meeting
•    Moving north fence at tree site
•    Bunker locations
•    Next regular meeting will be held on May 6, 2013
•    Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Publish: April 10, 2013

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