Central Plains Satelite

Memorial Day Observed at Elgin Cemeteries

May 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Just hours after a severe thunderstorm nourished the soil with two inches of rain, Elgin area residents turned out en masse to observe Memorial Day at cemeteries nearby.
Tombstones were adorned with flowers, many of them fresh, and markers signifying being a veteran during a time of war. Other graves were adorned with more personal items, befitting a father, a husband, a mother or another member of the family. Gone, but never forgotten, those who have passed were remembered in thoughts and prayers on this day.
Festivities began Monday morning at Park Center Cemetery west of Elgin. Flags were unfurled as citizens with loved ones buried there turned out for the 10 a.m. ceremony.
A color guard was flanked by members as the local American Legion, VFW and Auxiliaries were represented and participated in the ceremony which lasted nearly 30 minutes.
Guest speaker was Janet Davis, pastor at Park Congregational U.C.C. Church. Having just led a worship service in the church just minutes before, Davis shared with those in the cemetery two poems which reflected on the national holiday and what it might mean to all who hear the words.
One was entitled, “What Would You Have Me Do,” a Memorial Day Tribute by John Posey.
Oh gallant sons of glory,
Whose years were so precious few —
In payment for the debt I owe,
What would you have me do?
If only I could hear,
What question would you ask?
To pay this debt of honor,
Just what would be my task?
Could your immortal spirits
Meet me face to face,
What would you have me do
To calm your resting place?
Could I breach the chasm of death
And ask you to answer true,
In payment for the lives you gave,
What would you have me do?
“We hope that what we do here today is a fitting tribute to those who sacrificed their lives that we might be gathered in this place today,” Mrs. Davis said.
The scene then shifted east to St. Boniface/West Cedar cemeteries where a larger crowd gathered near the War Memorial to listen to the words of Father Ross Burkhalter of St. Boniface Catholic Church who gave the address. Burkhalter shared the story of Billy Burke, a fire captain who died on 9/11.

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review.

‘Glow Night’ Fun Run/Walk Date Set

May 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A ‘Glow Night’ will be held Sunday night, June 9.
The Elgin High School parking lot will be the site of the event which will be a “Fun Run/Walk” designed as a means to raise funds for the Lady Wolfpack.
Activities will get underway at 9 p.m. There will be ‘glow in the dark’ face painting, music courtesy of KBRX, FCCLA midnight munchies bake sale under the stars.
Persons wishing to participate in the Fun Run/Walk will be required to pay a registration fee, $5 for students and $10 for adults. Glow sticks and glow sport bottles will be handed out to all participants.
To sign up, pick up a form located at Dean’s Market, Shear Genius or The Elgin Review. Mail forms to: 52046 836 Rd Elgin, NE 68636. Anyone having questions should contact Stephanie Bode (402) 843-2149 or Ivy Prater (402) 843-5776.

Council Approves Change in Insurance Providers

May 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Holding a special meeting just days before the city’s insurance policy was set to expire, the Elgin City Council approved a new insurance carrier at a reduced cost to taxpayers.
Meeting Wednesday, May 22, at noon at City Hall, the council voted 3 to 0 (council member Shirley Nissen was absent) to approve Continental Western Insurance to be the city’s insurance provider at a cost of $15,181.
The current insurance provider, Cornhusker Casualty Insurance, had submitted a bid of $16,580.

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review.

NVC All-Star Basketball Games Set For Friday

May 23, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The best senior basketball players in the Niobrara Valley Conference (NVC) will gather for all-star games on Friday night, May 24.
The games will be played at St. Mary’s High School gymnasium in O’Neill.
The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. Two Wolfpack players are scheduled to play in the game.
They are Chelsi Mescher and Sydney Schumacher.
Immediatley following the girls game, the scene will switch to boys basketball action.
At 8 p.m., the boys all-star game will take place.
Representing the Wolfpack at the game will be Ross Schindler and Zach Polk.

Wolfpack Finish Fourth at Class C State Golf Tournament

May 23, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin Wolfpack golf team, under the guidance of Coach Jake Sladky, has finished fourth at the Class C State Golf Tournament. Playing at Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln, Gibbon won the team title by one stroke (651) over Hastings St. Cecilia (652), followed by Laurel-Concord (657), Elgin Public-Pope John (670) and Hartington CC (672) rounds out the top five. Altogether, 15 teams competed in the tournament. Individually, Nick Heithoff led the Wolfpack with a two-day score of 162 (+18) and finished in a tie for 16th place. Andrew Heithoff finished in a tie for 19th with a two-day score of 164 (+20).

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review.

« Previous PageNext Page »