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Robert Schrage

May 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Robert N. Schrage
1919 — 2013
Robert N. Schrage, 94 of Elgin, passed away May 25, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (today) at St. Boniface Church in Elgin with Reverend Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Robert Norbert Schrage was born March 9, 1919, to Ferdinand and Anna (Klein) Schrage in Raeville, NE. He was baptized at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville and attended the parish school at St. Bonaventure. Robert was the second of nine children.
He married Marie J. Petsche on June 23, 1943, in Raeville. They farmed east of Elgin for many years and retired to town in 2005. They were active members of the St. Boniface parish.
Robert served in the United States Army from January 1942 to December 1945. He served for two years in the European Theater in England, France, Belgium, and Germany. Robert was a lifetime member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the Knights of Columbus. After his military service, he returned to farming and for several years participated in the Veterans Farm Program through the Elgin High School.
Robert was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and often took his grandkids fishing. He loved to be outdoors, was mechanically inclined, and often could be found doing repairs on cars and tractors and tinkering with farm and other equipment.
Robert is survived by seven children: Diane and Gary Kerkman of Raeville; Pamela and Charles Meis of Albion; Gary and Janice (Vanourney) Schrage of Sloan, IA; Paul and Jolene (Bennett) Schrage of Elgin; Jeanne and Steve Stokes of Petersburg; Jayne and Gary Arehart of Elgin; Dan and Deanne (Veik) Schrage of Neligh; sisters Flora Hoefer of Columbus and Bernette (Jim) Raemakers of Bayard, IA; brothers Jerome of Omaha and Ferd (Ramona) of Petersburg; sisters-in-law Vivian Schrage, Sally Beckman, and Janice Schrage; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand and Anna Schrage, wife Marie, three brothers: Claude, Raymond, and Walter; one sister, Rita (in infancy); brother-in-law Quentin Hoefer and sisters-in-law Josephine Schrage and Patricia Schrage.

Notice of Public Hearing — Antelope County Planning Commission

May 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Antelope County Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Antelope County Courthouse beginning at 8:00 pm.  An agenda, which is kept continually current, is available at the Zoning Office for public inspection.
A public hearing will also be held for a conditional use permit submitted by Brian and Kam Schroeder for the construction of a home located in the NW corner of the SW 1?4 of 11-26-8 Antelope County Nebraska.
The Conditional Use Permit may be examined in the office of the Antelope County Clerk or the Zoning Office during normal business hours at any time prior to the public hearing.  All interested parties may offer oral comments at the public hearing and/or may file written comments with the Antelope County Planning Commission provided such written comments are received by the Commission prior to close of business Thursday, June 6, 2013 .  Written comments may be mailed to Antelope County Planning Commission, 501 M Street, Rm. 8, Neligh NE 68756.
An agenda, which is kept continually current, is available at the Zoning Office for public inspection.
PUBLISH: May 29, 2013

Proceedings — Elgin City Council

May 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

May 22, 2013
A complete and accurate copy of the minutes are available for public inspection at the City Office during normal business hours.
The Elgin City Council met for a special meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Elgin City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and take action on the City’s insurance for the 2013-2014 year.
Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order and announce the location of the Open Meeting Act at 12:00 p.m.
Council members present were Kenny Jochum, Don Mackel and Jim Kittelson. Absent was Shirley Nissen.
Also present was Kathy Volk and Vicki S. Miller.
Mrs. Volk presented the Council a letter written by Jeff Clymer stating the differences between the City’s current insurance carrier, Cornhusker Casualty and Continental Western.
The cost of the Cornhusker Casualty Insurance policy is $16,580.00.
The cost of the Continental Western Insurance policy is $15,181.00.
Following discussion, a motion was made by Jochum to accept the lowest cost policy from Continental Western Insurance. A second to the motion was made by Kittelson. All members voted aye, Nissen absent and the motion carried.
In regard to the new insurance policy, a motion was made by Mackel that due to the fact that the City of Elgin is sponsoring Q125 and Community events, the City Council is creating the Elgin Events Committee. A second to the motion was made by Jochum. All members voted aye, Nissen was absent and the motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Elgin City Council, Mayor Schmitt declared the special meeting adjourned. The meeting ended at 12:31 p.m.
Mayor Mike Schmitt
City Clerk Vicki S. Miller
Publish: May 29, 2013

Library Summer Reading Program Set to Begin

May 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Summer reading will begin soon. Our first story time is June 3 at 10 a.m. It will last 45 minutes. Story time will be held each Monday and Wednesday morning in June.
On Thursday June 6 we will have a program “Dig Deep: Discover” by Mad Science of Iowa. The program will be from 3:30-4:15 p.m. at the Community Center.
The program is appropriate for all ages. Hope to see lots of children and adults there!
We still have some room left in our computer classes. The Photo Book Creation class is Monday, June 17 from 6-9 p.m., and on Tuesday, June 18, we will have a Facebook class from 6-9 p.m. Call or come in to sign up.
Elgin Public Library 843-2460 Hours are: Mondays 5-7 p.m., Tuesdays 1-5 p.m., Wednesdays 1-7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 1-5 p.m.

Dangerous Dog Breed Ordinance on Council’s Monday Night Agenda

May 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin City Council will consider action on a dangerous dog breed ordinance when they meet in regular session on Monday, June 3.
The monthly meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and the first item on the agenda for ‘action’ will be a dangerous dog breed ordinance. According to City Clerk Vicki Miller, no ordinance will be presented for council members to act on, but rather they will discuss what possible actions they can take.
One month ago, council members discussed vicious dogs and what could be done. It was stated then that any dog can become vicious. Consequently, no action was taken.

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