Brett and Becky Kielty, of Tilden, are the proud parents of a baby boy, Reid Louis, born August 13, 2013 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion.
He weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Reid joins a sister Chloe, 2 at home. Grandparents are Dave and Janice Eischeid of Elgin and Mike and Julie Kielty of Tilden. Great grandparents are June Kerkman of Elgin and Vera Smith of Tilden.
ELGIN — The EPPJ Wolfpack, possessors of a 26-game winning streak and back-to-back D-1 state football titles, begin a new season Friday night. The Wolfpack, ranked third in the D-1 pre-season poll by the Omaha World-Herald, open the season at Elgin Field taking on Randolph.
The game will be the debut of Randy Eisenhauer as head coach, taking over the program from Carlie Wells who has moved on to Perkins County High School to try his hand at 11-man football.
“I’m looking forward to new challenges,” said Eisenhauer, “that we will be facing throughout the year.” This will be his 11th year coaching football in Elgin.
The obstacles facing Eisenhauer are big. Just one starter returns from last year’s championship team — Kyle Heithoff. Playing one of the lineman positions on offense, Heithoff was a standout linebacker last season, accounting for 105 tackles, two sacks and three tackles for losses. He helped anchor a defense last season which allowed just nine points per game.
“Kyle will be the leader from his linebacker position and others will have to adapt to their new roles as well,” Eisenhauer said.
The Wolfpack return a number of players who gained valuable experience as backups on last year’s championship team. They are Blake Schrage, Peter Starman, Brett Kinney, Alex Pelster, Trent Bauer, Dylan Behnk, Andrew Fangman, Ryan Pelster, Seth Schumacher, Kyle Kallhoff, Austin Meis, Chase Preister, Alois Warner and Scott Moser. Injuries have slowed the progress of some players so far, but everyone is optimistic that things will work themselves out.
“We should have a quick backfield this year that will have to adapt to their new roles,” Eisenhauer said.
Blake Schrage is the leading rusher back this season. One year ago he rushed for nearly 400 yards. Also back will be Alex Pelster. The backup quarterback one year ago, Pelster gained 355 yards on the ground. Pelster is competing for the quarterback job with Seth Schumacher.
The top receiver back from last year’s team is Peter Starman. He caught three passes for 45 yards last season.
“We do have some kids that have some potential of being good receivers/tight ends,” the head coach said. The offensive line is a major concern. Eisenhauer said much of practice has been spent trying to find the right people. Aside from Heithoff who has one of the line positions nailed down, the other two spots will be filled from a large group of players. The strength of the offense, Eisenhauer said, will be the knowledge of the players. He said most already know the system. Most of the players saw plenty of action the last couple of seasons, late in games. “Hopefully, that helps,” he said.
Yet, just like any coach going into a season, Eisenhauer has some concerns. He said depth and a lack of experience in some positions means the players will have to learn fast.
Blake Schrage will be one of the players to watch on defense. Last season he had 22 solo and 48 assisted tackles.
On defense, the coach said some players will be playing new positions this season, meaning they will have to remember their responsibilities. Team speed will be an asset in filling gaps quickly to make the necessary tackles.
“I think our speed and knowing the defense from years past will help,” Eisenhauer said. Developing an inside presence and being ‘physical’ will be areas the defense will have to focus on if the team hopes to have success in the coming season.
Newcomers to watch for this season, Eisenhauer said, are Alex Pelster, Blake Schrage, Brett Kinney, Andrew Fangman and Peter Starman.
Assistant coaches this year are Ben Spiegel, Steve Busteed, Tyler Reestman and Michael Becker.
The regular season schedule is as follows (home games in bold):
Sept. 13…………………..@ CWC
Sept. 20…………NE CHRISTIAN
Sept. 27……………..@ Creighton
Oct. 18……………….@ Plainview
Oct. 24………..@ Neligh-Oakdale
OF ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN AVAILABILITY
Elgin Public School
Elgin St. Boniface Elementary
Elgin Pope John High School
Federal regulations require all schools to inventory asbestos containing materials and developd management plans to identify and control asbestos containing materials in their buildings.
The presence of asbestos in a building does not mean that the health of building occupants is necessarily endangered. As long as asbestos containing material remains in good condition and is not disturbed, exposure is unlikely.
The plan is available for review in the school administrative office during normal business hours.
At least once each six months periodic surveillance is being conducted on all asbestos containing material and suspect material assumed to contain asbestos.
A reinspection is being conducted every three years in all schools that have asbestos containing material.
From time to time operations & maintenance activities may be conducted to maintain all material in good condition.
For more information please contact: Robert Krepel Jr, ESU #8, Box 89, Neligh, NE 68756.
Phone (402) 887-5041.
PUBLISH: August 28, 2013
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND HEARING
The Antelope County Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, September 9, 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.
Two public hearings will also be held: 1) review of a Conditional Use Permit submitted by Linda Mack for the purpose of placing a house in the SW corner SW ¼ 28-24-7 and 2) to review proposed pipeline regulations.
The conditional use permit 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 hearings 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, September 5, 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: August 28, 2013
The City of Neligh would like to invite the Elgin community to participant in a Hazardous Waste Collection day being held Thursday, Sept. 12 at the City Transfer Station (the Compactor Site), west of Sargent Irrigation.
On that day, they will be accepting (household quantities only) latex & oil-based paint, pesticides, herbicides, oil, cleaning chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, yard & garden chemicals, anti-freeze, car batteries, mercury & mercury containing devices including compact fluorescent bulbs.
Items which will NOT be accepted are tires, electronic equipment, appliances, PCBS, Picric Acid, science lab materials, radioactive materials or biological hazards.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Similar events are being held on Sept. 12 in Plainview and the following day in Wayne.
It is being sponsored by Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D). Financing provided through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Waste Reduction & Recycling Incentive Grants Program.