August 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Many in Elgin have noticed the influx of new families into the community during the past months. As a way to formally ‘welcome’ these new residents, a ‘Community Picnic’ will be held Wednesday evening, Sept. 4, at Elgin City Park. Bethany Miller, one of the organizers of the upcoming event, said the idea for the event is a simple one. “We want to welcome all the new families to town. Everyone is invited.”
Hamburgers, hotdogs and chips will be provided. Longtime residents wishing to attend are asked to bring a side dish — a salad or a dessert.
“Bring yourself and bring a friend,” Miller said. While there should be ample seating, she suggested residents bring lawn chairs just in case.
The picnic is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the park. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Elgin United Methodist Church.
Persons with questions should contact Bethany at (402) 992-1532.
Students from all three schools in Elgin got back into the school “groove” last week. Reese Stuhr, kindergartener at St. Boniface Elementary School, shows off her very own locker to mom and dad, Brian and Clarissa Stuhr of Petersburg. In addition to a new school year, students at St. Boniface find themselves in a new school building, sharing the hallways and more with students at Pope John XXIII Central Catholic. Students at Elgin Public Schools are enjoying the new air conditioning that was installed over the summer in their buildings plus the new “Eagle’s Nest”, a kick-back-and-relax area just to the east of the main building. The Eagle’s Nest was made possible with the removal of the old grey metal building. E-R photo
Doris J. Esau
1916 — 2013
Doris J. Esau 96, formerly of Petersburg, NE, died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward, NE.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Albion, NE with Reverends Ray & Mary Avidano officiating.
Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Petersburg.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Doris Josephine Esau was born August 20, 1916 to John and Hannah (Retzlaff) Wilkinson in Oakdale, NE. She was baptized in June 1953 at the United Church of Christ, Congregational at Albion, NE. She received her education near Elgin, NE at Cedar Creek School, Maple Grove School and graduated from Park Center High School in May of 1931.
On September 19, 1941 Doris and Elmer Esau were united in marriage at Bartlett, NE.
To this union were born 4 children: Janet, Duane, Marilyn, Elaine. They lived and farmed at Halls ranch and Halls farm near Petersburg, NE before moving into Petersburg in 1971.
She later moved to Cloverlodge Care Center in Saint Edward, NE in 2008.
Doris was a loving housewife and mother and worked with her husband on the farm as they raised their family.
Doris had many passions in life including: gardening, flowers, reading, embroidery, and especially for her family. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, Congregational at Albion since August 30, 1953 and served several terms as a Deacon of the church.
She is survived by daughter Marilyn (Jesse) Abrego of Columbus, NE; son Duane (Janice) Esau of Elgin, NE; sister Shirley (Donald “Bud) Ofe of Oakdale, NE; sister-in-law: Belle (Robert) Esau of Petersburg, NE; son-in-law: Jim (Janet) O’Cilka of Petersburg, NE; six grandchildren: John (Lisa) O’Cilka of Rapid City, SD; Jennifer (Tim) Kalvelage of Hastings, NE; Scott (Heather) VanDeWalle of Philipsburg, PA; Jason (Tonja) O’Cilka of Rapid City, SD; Krystal Dittmer of Wilbur, NE; Angie (Kenny) Swanson of Emerson, NE; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elmer on July 7, 1997; two daughters, Elaine Esau and Janet O’Cilka; grandson Matthew VanDeWalle; 4 brothers and 4 sisters.
Travis and Jill Petsche of Petersburg are the proud parents of a baby girl, Maggie Ann, born July 6, 2013, at Faith Regional in Norfolk.
She weighed nine pounds and two ounces at birth and was 21 inches long.
Grandparents are Pat and Bonnie Baum of Albion, Bob and Deb Petsche of Petersburg.
Great grandparents are Maggie and the late Roman Baum of Elgin, Rudy and MaryAnn Starman of Petersburg, Esther and the late Lawrence Petsche of Petersburg, and Alvin and the late Millie Luettel of Petersburg.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed Proposals for the construction of “Antelope County – 516 Avenue Grading and Erosion Control for Antelope County, Nebraska,” JEO Project No. 110205, will be received at the County Courthouse, PO Box 26, 510 Main Street, Rm. 6, Neligh, Nebraska, until 10:00 AM on the 10th day of September, 2013, and thereafter will be read aloud.
The work consists of the following approximate quantities:
Rip rap placement, grading, embankment, and erosion control.
Proposals will be taken for said construction work listed above by unit prices, as an aggregate bid for the entire project.
All Proposals for said construction work must be made on blanks furnished by the ENGINEER and must be accompanied by Bid Security of not less than 5% of the amount bid. Bid Security to be made payable to the Treasurer of Antelope County as liquidated damages in case the bid is accepted and the bidder neglects or refuses, to enter into contract and furnish bond in accordance herewith.
Plans, Specifications and Bid Documents may be inspected at the office of the County Clerk, Neligh, Nebraska, and will be issued by JEO Consulting Group, Inc., PO Box 1424, 803 W Norfolk Avenue, Norfolk, Nebraska 68702, a payment of $50.00 to cover partial cost, none of which will be returned, needs to be paid prior to plans and specifications being sent out. In order to bid the project, the plans and specifications must be issued directly by JEO Consulting Group, Inc. to the bidder.
The County Board Chairperson and County Board reserves the right to waive informalities and irregularities and to make awards on bids which furnish the materials and construction that will, in their opinion serve the best interests of Antelope County, Nebraska, and also reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids.
DATED THIS 19th DAY OF AUGUST 2013
ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
ATTEST: Carolyn Pedersen
PUBLISH: August 21, 28 and September 4, 2013