September 30, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Coronation ceremonies were held on Sunday, September 29 for the 2013 Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Homecoming King and Queen. Receiving the honors this year were Queen Allison Beckman, daughter of John and Tracy Beckman, and King Alex Pelster, son of William (Billy) and Linette Pelster. Homecoming activities will be held throughout the week at both PJCC and Elgin High School. EHS’s coronations will be held on Friday night. E-R photo
The early hours of Wednesday morning found a fog in the area. The thick fog provided some interesting scenes in the countryside including the illusion of wind turbines floating in thin air. E-R photo
Jeramy G. Maddux
1977 — 2013
Jeramy G. Maddux, 35 of Albion, NE passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, NE, with Pastor Scott Wiles officiating.
Memorials are suggested to a college fund that has been established for Jeramy’s children at Ericson State Bank.
Jeramy Gordon Maddux, son of Dan Gordon and Mary Frances (Akerman) Maddux, was born Sept. 19, 1977 at Oklahoma City, OK. He was raised and attended school at Marlow and Duncan, OK. He started working for an electrical contractor and traveled regularly for work, ending up in Albion, NE in 2007.
On Dec. 18, 2008, Jeramy married Traci Anne Shaw at Albion, NE. The couple made their home in Albion. Jeramy continued doing electrical work for a short time before getting involved with driving pilot cars, and later he and Traci started their own company, AM Pilot and Escort Service LLC.
Jeramy enjoyed traveling, taking vacations, family BBQ’s, good home cooking, spending time with his nieces and nephews, and most of all spending time with his children. Family was his number one priority.
He is survived by his wife Traci and son Aidan of Albion; daughter Tarryn Shaw of Bartlett, NE; his father: Dan Maddux of Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters: Danielle Maddux of Oklahoma City, OK; Katrina Nelson of Duncan, OK; step-mother: Karen Coleman of Marlow, OK; step-brother: Juan Reyes of Lawton, OK; step-sister: Katherine (Michael) Dodd of Duncan, OK; paternal grandmother Mary Elwood of Marlow, OK; great-grandmother Ruby Cole of Marlow, OK; special aunt and uncle JoAnn (Roy) Stringfellow of Marlow, OK; special cousin Miranda Stringfellow of Oklahoma City, OK; parents-in-law: Tom (Sue) Shaw of Bartlett, NE; sister-in-law: Tory (Dave) Durre of Elgin, NE; special friend: Anne Ryding of O’Neill, NE; along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Jeramy was preceded in death by his mother; a brother in infancy; his maternal grandparents; his paternal grandfather; and a nephew.
The Wolfpack varsity volleyball team dropped three matches Saturday at the CWC Volleyball Tournament.
Having dropped a tough five-game match to Creighton Thursday night, the Wolfpack came up short Saturday in matches against CWC, Cedar Valley and Humphrey/LHF.
Against CWC, the Wolfpack lost by the scores of 25-20 and 25-15.
Statistical leaders for the Wolfpack were Liz Selting with four ace serves. She led the team in serve receive with 16, Nikki Beckman had eight.
Taylor Schumacher recorded a team-high three set assists.
At the net the Wolfpack had just six kills in the match. Jenna Parks and Selting each had two kills, Madi Voborny and Corin Pelster each had one.
Beckman led the team in digs with seven, Mallory Fangman had four. Selting had the team’s only solo block.
Against Cedar Valley, the Wolfpack came out on the short end of the scoreboard, dropping the match 25-18 and 25-12.
Baylee Wemhoff and Selting were each credited with one ace serve in the match. Fangman led the team in serve receive with 17, Beckman had 10.
Wemhoff had six of the team’s nine set assists. At the net the Wolfpack had 10 kills in the match, led by Parks with five and Selting with two.
Beckman led the team in digs with four, Fangman had three.
Humphrey/LHF defeated the Wolfpack 25-19 and 25-9.
Fangman and Beckman tied for the lead in serve receive with six apiece. The Wolfpack had just six set assists in the match, Parks led with three and Beckman had two.
EPPJ hitters had eight kills in the match. Parks led with three, Selting had two and three others had one apiece.
Schumacher led the team in digs with four, Fangman had three.
The losses dropped EPPJ’s record to 2-7.
The Wolfpack varsity will host a triangular (at Pope John) on Thursday, Sept. 26. The Wolfpack will play Cedar Valley at 5 p.m., then play the night cap against Nebraska Christian at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Wolfpack will host another triangular (at EPS). At 3 p.m. the Wolfpack will play West Holt; at 5 p.m. the Wolfpack will face off against Plainview.
ELGIN — Looking for their first victory of the season, a Wolfpack second half comeback came up one touchdown short in a 30 to 22 loss to Nebraska Christian Friday night.
Down 30 to 8 at halftime, the Wolfpack pulled to within eight points in the fourth quarter and were driving for the game-tying touchdown when Eagle Matthew Swanson’s interception with 1:12 left sealed the team’s third loss of the season.
Having surrendered four first half touchdowns, the Wolfpack came alive in the late stages of the second quarter. Taking over on their own 28-yard line, EPPJ capitalized on runs by Brett Kinney and pass completions to Blake Schrage and Chad Bode to move the ball deep into Eagles’ territory. Then, Coach Randy Eisenhauer used a play made famous by the Miami Dolphins against San Diego in the playoffs years ago. Called the ‘Hook & Ladder,’ Alex Pelster connected with Peter Starman who then lateraled back to Kinney who took the ball down to the five-yard line before going out of bounds with 3.4 seconds left. On the next play, Kinney took the handoff and followed Wolfpack blockers into the right corner of the end zone for the team’s first touchdown. Pelster connected with Andrew Fangman for the two-point conversion. As the players jogged off the field, the Wolfpack were in striking distance.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review