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June 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Antelope County landowners will have extra time to decide whether or not to challenge their property valuations.
Antelope County Clerk Carolyn Pedersen announced this week that due to the June 30 deadline falling on a Sunday this year, the last day to file protests on property valuations will be Monday, July 1.
Documents may be dropped off at the county clerk’s office up to 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Protest sent by mail must still meet the deadline and be postmarked no later than June 30.
The Antelope County Board of Equalization will hear protest in the supervisor’s room of the courthouse, starting Monday July 15, at 9 a.m.

AMH Offers Fireworks Safety Tips

June 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Fireworks are an enjoyable part of Fourth of July celebrations. However, fireworks are dangerous, causing eye injuries and serious burns each year. Fireworks safety is important.

“Nationally, six people died and an estimated 8,700 people were reported injured as a result of fireworks in 2012,” said Sharon Gossman, APRN of Antelope Memorial Hospital. In Nebraska, 136 individuals were reported injured by fireworks last year. In 2013, one Nebraskan has thus far suffered catastrophic injury to include loss of vision. In general, injuries from fireworks usually involve the fingers, eyes, hands or head. Fireworks may also cause fires and extensive property damage.

Children, ages ten to fourteen, have the highest rate of injury, added Gossman. Nearly 90% of emergency room fireworks injuries involve fireworks consumers are permitted to use. The majority of injuries result from the misuse rather than the malfunction of fireworks. It’s recommended that children be well-supervised when using sparklers. The tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause third-degree burns.

Antelope Memorial Hospital offers these tips to enjoy fireworks safely:

––Always buy from an established retail outlet

––Never allow children to play with or light fireworks

––Always read and follow label directions, using fireworks only outdoors

––Never throw or point fireworks at other people, being sure they are out of range

––Light only one firework at a time, while wearing eye protection and never exposing any part of your body over a firework

––Never re-light a “dud” firework

––Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers or carry them in your pocket

––Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy

––Have a responsible adult in charge.

Notice of Hearing — Antelope County Planning Commission

June 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Antelope County Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, July 15, 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.
Three public hearings will also be held for (1) a conditional use permit submitted by Matt Klabenes for the construction of a home located in the SW corner of SE ¼ 22-25-8; (2) for a conditional use permit submitted by Gary Macke for the construction of a retail business located on a tract of land in SW ¼ 3-27-7 all in Antelope County Nebraska and (3) the review of proposed pipeline regulations.
The Conditional Use Permits and the proposed pipeline regulations 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, July 11, 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: June 26, 2013

Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

June 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Regular Meeting
EPS Distance Learning Room
June 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular June Meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.  Board members present were Steve Busteed, Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Ryan Reestman, and Laurie Waterbury.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Randy Eisenhauer, Krista Eisenhauer, and Tina Thiele-Blecher.
President Waterbury led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  Waterbury reminded everyone that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Law was posted in the meeting room.
School board meeting notice complied with Meeting Notice Policy #204.07.
Steve Busteed took the Oath of Office as a newly appointed board member.
Bob Hoefer arrived at 7:35 p.m.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
Allied Insurance, Business Expense, $100.00; Apple, Instru Expense, “$37,286.18“; at&t, Business Expense, $20.00; Caronlina, Instru Expense, $160.73; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $697.14; Cengage, Instru Expense, “$3,074.50”; CVA, Instru Expense, $401.84; Maintenance, $80.66; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $90.38; Curriculum Associates, Instru Expense, $122.98; Danko, Maintenance, $44.17; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $43.27; Instru Expense, $177.65; Dell, Instru Expense, “$17,326.95”; Elgin Equipment & Machine, Maintenance, $58.45; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$1,205.40”; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $107.39; Elkhorn RPPD, Maintenance, $147.33; Flinn Scientific, Instru Expense, $200.40; Gopher, Instru Expense, $525.33; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $301.65; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, “$2,825.00“; Interstate Music, Instru Expense, $196.19; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $71.30; Jerry’s Feed, Business Expense, $84.86; Maintenance, $22.56; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $249.81; Learning Zone, Instru Expense, $84.85; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $19.72; Nasco, Instru Expense, $83.36; NASB, Board Expense, $140.00; Neff Co., Instru Expense, $45.00; Northern Agri Services, Instru Expense, $24.56; Oriental Trading, Instru Expense, $128.74; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $862.36; Protex, Maintenance, $382.37; Really Good Stuff, Instru Expense, $108.43; Reimbursement, “$1,522.78”; Sapp Bros., Maintenance, $9.50; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $450.54; Schumacher Extermination, Maintenance, $75.00; Softchoice, Instru Expense, $169.88; Teacher’s Discovery, Instru Expense, $26.85; TEK-HUT, Instru Expense, “$1,900.00”; The Station, Transportation, $907.04; The Thompson Co., Maintenance, $92.10; United Art and Education, Instru Expense, $164.42; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $289.89; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $76.16; Ward’s, Instru Expense, $407.18; Winners’ Circle, Instru Expense, $465.38; Zaner-Bloser, Instru Expense, $375.72
Total Board Bills: “$74,433.95”
June Payroll: “$186,788.62”
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$261,222.57”
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  Tina Thiele-Blecher reported to the school board on the DIBELS testing results for this year.  The results showed good progress of our elementary students.
Bob Hoefer presented information on upgrading the electrical service to the school.  Three Phase service will not be needed for the current HVAC improvements but will be needed later if chillers are added to the system.
Supt. Polk reported that the HVAC renovation has begun.  The two smaller storage buildings have been placed behind the gym and the gray shed is nearly emptied and ready to be moved.  A new teacher orientation was held on June 5th.  Polk then distributed a school improvement plan to the board members.  This is to be used as a local plan and will not be submitted to the state as we are in the Northern Tier Schools Improvement plan for state reporting.  President Waterbury reported on the NASB School Law Seminar that she had attended.
In action items, Reestman motioned and Stan Heithoff second that the lunch and breakfast prices should remain at the current price.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Heithoff second to allow the local EKG group to use the bleachers for the Bull-A-Rama.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Hoefer motioned, Reestman second to approve the expense of getting 3-phase electrical service to buildings for HVAC and safety.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Heithoff second to appoint Ryan Reestman as new school board secretary.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve use of school land behind the gym for an EKG event as long as insured and no liability to the school.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Discussion was held on the campus area where the gray building is currently sitting.  Supt. Polk presented ideas on adding outdoor seating and fencing to beautify the area and make it more useful.  Steve Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to approve the use of past graduating classes leftover money plus $5,000 to renovate the area when the gray building is removed.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Stan Heithoff, second by Reestman to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be held on July 11, 2013 in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School.  A hearing for the Student Fee Policy 504.19 at 7:15 p.m., Bully Prevention Policy 504.20 at 7:20 p.m., and Parent Involvement Policy 1005.03 at 7:25 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Ryan Reestman, Secretary
Paula Jensen, Recorder
-This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
PUBLISH: June 26, 2013

‘The Frog Prince’ to be Performed Saturday

June 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present the enchanting musical ‘The Frog Prince’ at this Saturday, June 29.
The Frog Prince will be presented at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the Boone Central Gym in Albion. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $5 for children five and older and are available at the door (Arts Council members admitted free-of-charge).
Those who attend the 3 p.m. performance do not have to pay again to attend the 7 p.m. performance.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency is brought to you by the Albion Area Arts Council with support from the Wesley and Irene Mansfield Foundation and the Nebraska Arts Council.
For more information, please call Paul or Lori Hosford at (402)395-6727.
Additional funding provided by the Boone County Visitors Promotion Committee.

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