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District #18 Looking to Construct New Commons Area

June 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The District #18 Board of Education took steps last week which will, months from now, improve the appeareance of the area east of the high school building.
The board, meeting June 13, approved the use of past graduating class money in addition to $5,000 to renovate the area where the old grey building currently is located. The building is to be removed by August 1. The goal is to create a space with some type of fencing that can be used as a picnic area, a sitting area or a place where, when the weather cooperates, classes could be held outside. Altogether, there’s approximately 4,000 square feet of space which will be transformed once the building is removed. Board President Laurie Waterbury said she hopes some funds might be kicked in by alumni to help offset costs.
Staff negotiations — Polk handed out to board members materials to review in preparation for upcoming negotiations with the Elgin Education Association representatives for 2014/2015. Polk said EEA negotiations representatives will be Barb Bode, Amy Klein and Tina Thiele-Blecher.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Dangerous Dogs to Again Be Topic of City Council Meeting

June 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

An issue which generated a public outcry to change city ordinances concerning dangerous dogs will be at the top of Monday night’s agenda for the Elgin City Council.
City Attorney Ron Temple has had just short of a month to draft proposals to change City Ordinance #628 Prohibiting Dangerous Dog Breeds within the city limits and Licensing Requirements. Those drafts will be presented to council members for discussion and possible action at the meeting.
The issue of dangerous dogs stems from a Memorial Day attack where three pitbulls being kept in a camper at the park got free and killed two pet dogs on the property of Brian and Kathy Dinslage.
The pit bulls, belonging to Samuel Fackler and Donna Payne, who were living in the RV park at the time of the incident, were taken away and later euthanized by court order.
In addition, discussion and possible action will be taken on two related issues —kennel licensing and allowing dogs in Elgin City Park.
Other items on Monday night’s agenda are:
• Meis’ Subdivision annexation
• ADA Policy Statement requested by NDOR
• Creation of a sewer backup guideline policy
• Discussion/action on Leonard Orlowski’s concerns regarding propane tanks at the Elgin City Park campground; and ownership of Plantation Street
• Certificate as to Title to Project Site
• Building Permits
• Library Agreement with Antelope County
Also, a number of reports will be given near the end of the meeting.
The meeting, at City Hall, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Grading Work to Begin Soon on Highway 14 Between Petersburg and Elgin

June 28, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

In the next 10 to 15 days, work will begin on grading and resurfacing Highway 14 between Petersburg and Elgin.
Rob Davis, engineer with the Nebraska Department of Roads, told the Elgin Review grading work on the highway will begin between July 8 and July 15.
This information was shared last week with Prairie Breeze Wind Energy farm workers at a meeting held at the Petersburg Fire Hall.
“Wind farm people were in attendance,” Davis said Friday, noting they will continue to coordinate road project efforts with Blattner Energey, general contractor for the wind energy farm.
“We’ll continue to be in contact with them.”
Work has begun in earnest on development of the Prairie Breeze Wind Farm being built south of Elgin.
When work begins, crews will begin the grading portion of the project on the north edge of Petersburg and work their way north. The Highway 14 project is expected to take two to three months to complete.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Bernice C. Roth

June 21, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Bernice C. Roth
1931 — 2013
Bernice C. Roth, 81 formerly of Elgin, NE, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
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Bernice Cleta Roth, daughter of Ludwig and Martha (Kallhoff) Koenig, was born November 16, 1931 on the family ranch home southwest of Ewing, NE. She attended Holt County rural School District #146 through the eighth grade and graduated in 1949 from St. Mary’s High School in O’Neill, NE with Normal Training. She taught school for three years before working for Hested’s Store in Norfolk, NE for three years.
On September 1, 1955, Bernice married Jerome Bruno Roth at rural St. John’s Church near Clearwater, NE. The couple made their home on a farm northeast of Elgin where Bernice was a homemaker and raised their four children: Kathy, Janis, Lori and Mary Beth.
She was a member of St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface Christian Mothers and served as Treasurer and circle leader. She was also a member of a prayer group.
Bernice enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and challenging herself with Sudoku and other word puzzles.
She is survived by four daughters and their families: Kathy McPhillips and husband Dan of Lindsay, NE and children Tammy (Luke) Kaufman, Julie, Karla, Michelle and Laura McPhillips; Jan Starman and husband Rick of Petersburg, NE and children Adam, Amanda and Juliann Starman; Lori Beckman and husband Gary of Elgin, NE and children Andy, Makayla and Erin Beckman; Mary Beth Hankla and husband Brian of King George, VA and children Jacob and Bethany Hankla; three great-grandchildren: Owen, Oliver and Lucy Kaufman of Meadow Grove, NE: one sister MaryAnn Thiele of Clearwater, NE; two brothers: Jim Koenig of Ewing and Bob (Florence) Koenig of Lincoln.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerome in 2011, and one sister Kathryn Sojka.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com

Dr. Dale B. Jillson DVM

June 21, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Dr. Dale B. Jillson, DVM
1927 — 2013
Dr. Dale B. Jillson, DVM, 85 of Elgin, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15, at the United Methodist Church in Elgin with Reverend Michael Davis officiating.
Interment followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery near Elgin with military rites by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin.
Visitation was held Friday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin with a Masonic Rites service by Diamond Lodge #291 A.M. and F.M.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com
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Dale Brice Jillson, son of Dr. Paul M. and Juanita (Bartlett) Jillson, was born August 9, 1927 at Elgin. He attended Elgin Public High School, lettering in football and basketball, graduating with the class of 1945. He served his country in the Army Air Corps before attending college at University of Nebraska and graduating from Iowa State in 1953 with a degree in Veterinary Science.
Dale married Virginia Taylor on September 11, 1955 in Harlan, IA. After a few years living in Neligh, they moved in 1961 to his home community of Elgin.  He served his community as a veterinarian for 43 years before retiring in 1997.
He considered himself a lifelong resident of Elgin.
In the early years he served as a school board member and assisted with community celebrations. He also contributed as a volunteer fire fighter and chaired the Ice Cream Social for many years.
A member of the United Methodist Church, he served on various committees throughout the years. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Diamond Lodge #291 A.M. and F.M. He was an avid sports enthusiast following Elgin and Nebraska sports.
Dale was a devoted husband and father.
He is survived by four daughters: Kathryn Jillson and husband Steve Cook of Strongsville, OH; Kristine Boyer and husband Ray of Salina, KS; Elizabeth Jillson-Clark and husband Roger of Lincoln, NE; Mary Jillson and husband James Heesacker of LaVista, NE; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers-in-law: K.D. Bennett of Elgin, NE and Dwight (Darlene) Taylor of St. Charles, MO; two sisters-in-law: Lucille Jillson of Lincoln, NE and Shari Jillson of Des Moines, IA; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; wife Virginia in 2004; three brothers: Ted, Paul and Gene; and one sister Jerrene Bennett.

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