April 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Meeting last week, the Antelope County Board of Supervisors again dealt with issues involving construction of a new law enforcement center.
More than a year away from completion, much of the focus is on the necessary steps before work can begin on construction of a 20-bed, $6 million law enforcement center.
During their meeting Tuesday morning, April 2, the supervisors approved the selection of persons to serve on the Law Enforcement Center Construction Managers Selection Committee. Appointed were John Meuret, Tim Good, supervisors Jerald Schwager, Charles Henery and LeRoy Kerkman, Sheriff Bob Moore and Prochaska & Associates. They will play an active role in the selection of construction managers for the project.
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April 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Selections have been announced for the American Legion Cornhusker Boys and Girls’ State.
Boys selections to the annual event to be held on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be Blake Schrage and Brett Kinney.
Schage, sponsored by American Legion Post 229, is the son of Al and Lisa Schrage of Petersburg. He attends Pope John XXIII High School and is active in Junior Right-to-Life, a member of the school pop committee. Other activities include football, wrestling, track, and musical as well as parish activities.
Schrage’s hobbies include sports, fishing and outdoor activities.
Chosen to attend Boys State from Elgin High School, was Brett Kinney. The son of Tom and Connie Kinney of Elgin, he is being sponsored by the Elgin Community Club. Brett has been involved in football, wrestling, track, quiz bowl, FFA, one act and the National Honor Society.
According to Legion Commander Gary Hoefer, the alternate for Boys State will be Alex Pelster, the son of Bill and Lynette Pelster of Petersburg.
They will join nearly 400 other high school juniors from across the state participating in Boys State which will be held June 2-8. Sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion, Boys State is designed to provide youths with a better understanding of how city, county and state governments operate. It is set up as a functional “51st state” and each participant learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job.
Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics, and be involved in other varied activities as part of the citizenship training program.
They will set up their own state government and draft bills.
Special lectures and addresses will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders including Governor Dave Heineman and Supreme Court Chief Justice John M. Gerrard. National acclaimed motivational speaker JoAnne Owens-Nauslar is also scheduled to address the group.
Girls State Selections
Representing Elgin as delegates to Cornhusker Girls State will be Mallory Fangman, a junior at Pope John Central Catholic High School and Ivy Prater, a junior at Elgin Public School.
Fangman is the daughter of Bill & Ginni Fangman of Petersburg and attends St. Bonaventure Parish. Among her many activities are volleyball, FFA, wrestling statistician, musical, Junior Right-to-Life and EMHC. Her hobbies include cake decorating, cooking, water skiing, camping as well as hanging out with friends
Prater is the daughter of Tracy and Cindy Prater of Elgin. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, track, dance, one-act, speech, band, choir, FCCLA, PALS and the Nebraska’s NRECA Youth Leadership Council Delegate. Ivy was recently selected to be on the Governors Youth Advisory Council.
She is also a member of the Junior Auxiliary and the National Honor Society. Ivy has been on the honor roll throughout high school.
Alternate to both Mallory and Ivy is Madison Voborny.
A junior at Elgin Public School, she is the daughter of Stan and Wendy Voborny of Elgin and has one sister, Taya. Madison stays active in volleyball, basketball, track, FCCLA secretary, one-act, Spanish club, cheerleading captain, choir, and band.
Voborny is also the junior class vice president, has been an honor roll student throughout high school, and was inducted into the National Honor Society her sophomore year.
Since Girls State began in 1939, millions of high school aged young women have had the opportunity to experience our country’s democratic form of government.
According to Rita Wagner of the Elgin Legion Auxiliary, the young women who attend Girls State participate in debates, campaign for office, attend party meetings and legislative sessions, vote and make friendships which will last a lifetime.
The 2013 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln the week of June 2-8.
April 5, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
School District #18 is one step closer to hiring a new K-12 principal.
Superintendent Dan Polk announced Friday that Greg Wemhoff from Battle Creek Public Schools has signed a contract to become principal at EPS for the 2013-2014 school year. The school board, scheduled to meet Wednesday night, must approve the contract to make it official.
Wemhoff, 41, has served the past six years as a coach, physical education instructor and activities director at Battle Creek. His wife, Joyce, is a pre-school teacher at the school. Both are Humphrey natives. They have three children.
April 4, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Della Mae Hoefer
1951 - 2013
Funeral services for Della Mae Hoefer, 61, of Norfolk were held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norfolk.
Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, rural Clearwater. Visitation was held Monday with a Rosary, all at Home for Funerals, Norfolk, Nebraska.
Della Mae died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at her home.
Della Mae was born October 24, 1951 at Elgin, NE to Delmont and Mary Ann (Schueth) Hoefer. She grew up on a farm Southwest of Elgin and resided there for many years.
Della Mae is survived by her brother Dan Hoefer of Elgin, aunts, an uncle and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
April 4, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Wolfpack Winter Awards banquet was held Monday night, March 25. Awards were handed out for dance, basketball, wrestling and cheerleading.
Participation: Taylor Knievel
Letter Winners: Allison Beckman, Jenny Beckman, Natalie Beckman, Marin Heithoff, Chelsi Mescher, Kayla Nelson, Casey Pelster, Ivy Prater, Maddie Schiltmeyer and Jill Schindler
Most Valuable: Jenny Beckman and Natalie Beckman
Most Improved: Kayla Nelson
Co-Captains — Allison Beckman and Madison Voborny
Letter Winners: Madison Voborny, Allison Beckman, Jenny Beckman, Sharla Schindler, Brie Gossman, Lisa Dohmen, Kayla Nelson, Kaitlyn Polk, Kao Takaya and Nadja Jakupovic
Outstanding Cheerleader — Allison Beckman
Participation: Dylan Behnk, Jack Borer, Ethan Fischer, Kyle Kallhoff, Regan Kerkman, Austin Meis, Austin Miller, Scott Moser, Alex Pelster, Chase Preister, Evan Schindler, Seth Schumacher and Peter Starman
Letter Winners: Blake Anderson, Lee Bartak, Jake Eischeid, Andrew Heithoff, Kyle Heithoff, Nick Heithoff, Trent Hoefer, Zach Polk & Ross Schindler
Outstanding Hustle Award: Blake Anderson (varsity) and Jake Eischeid (JV)
Most Improved Player Award: Trent Hoefer (varsity) and Ethan Fischer (JV)
Defensive MVP: Lee Bartak
Offensive MVP: Ross Schindler
Team MVP: Ross Schindler
Team Play Award: Zach Polk
Letter Winners: Shane Beckman, Tyler Childers, Andrew Fangman, Beau Heithoff, Ryan Pelster, Blake Schrage, Morgan Childers, Mallory Fangman and Geoffrey Carr
Participation: Brett Kinney
Outstanding Wrestler: Ryan Pelster
Most Improved Wrestler: Andrew Fangman
Wolfman Award: Shane Beckman
Student Managers: Elianne Heilhecker, Jordan Mescher and Amy Nelson
Participation: Lexie Heithoff, Katie Polk, Jill Schindler, Terri Seier, Kayla Nelson, Sharla Schindler, Hayley Stamp, Nadia Jakupovic, Hannah Kerkman and Hunter Thramer
Letter Winners: Nicole Beckman, Jenna Parks, Stephanie Bode, Ivy Prater, Madison Voborny, Chelsi Mescher and Sydney Schumacher
Three girls broke 8 records. Chelsi broke 7 individuals records. She has most rebounds in a career with 603, Most defensive rebounds in one season with 145, best 3 point percentage in one season with 33%, Best 3 point percentage in a career with 34 percent, Most 3 point shots made in a career with 100, most steals in a career with 169 and coming just short of 1000 points by 102 with most points scored in a career with 898. Stephanie broke one record with best free throw percentage in a year with 74%, Jenna tied Chelsi with the best 3 point percentage in one season with 33%.
NVC final four: Nicki Beckman, Jenna Parks, Terri Seier, Jill Schindler, Sharla Schindler, Hayley Stamp, Stephanie Bode, Hannah Kerkman, Ivy Prater, Hunter Thramer, Madison Voborny, Sydney Schumacher and Chelsi Mescher
1st Team NVC — Chelsi Mescher and Stephanie Bode
NVC Honorable Mention — Jenna Parks
Selected to play in the NVC ALL STAR GAME — Chelsi Mescher and Sydney Schumacher
Norfolk Daily News Class C All Area team — Chelsi Mescher 3rd team and Stephanie Bode Honorable Mention
OWH — Chelsi Mescher, Stephanie Bode and Jenna Parks Honorable Mention
LJS — Chelsi Mescher and Stephanie Bode Honorable Mention
106 KIX Player of the game — Chelsi Mescher
Academic All State — Stephanie Bode and Jenna Parks
2012-2013 Awards voted on by the team and by stats.
Rebound Leader — Stephanie Bode
Most Improved Player — Ivy Prater
MVP Defense — Stepahanie Bode
MVP Offense — Chelsi Mescher
Practice Player of the Year — Ivy Prater
Most Valuable Player of the Year — Chelsi Mescher
Wolfpack Dedication Award — Chelsi Mescher and Sydney Schumacher