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Elizabeth Friese

October 31, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elizabeth F. Friese
1943 — 2013
Elizabeth F. “Betty” Friese, 70 of Petersburg, NE, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Petersburg, with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.
Interment followed at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth Frances Friese, daughter of Fred W. and Malinda (Moser) Bode, was born July 25, 1943, at Raeville. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church at Raeville and attended St. John Berchman School at Raeville.
On June 1, 1964, Betty was united in marriage to Don Friese at St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church at Raeville. They made their home at Petersburg.
Betty was a homemaker and later worked as a cook at Jack’s Cafe’, M & D Steak House, and the Elgin Bowling Alley. Most recently, she had worked at the Petersburg Senior Center for 15 years and the Albion Country Club for 10 years.
Betty was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Altar Society.
She loved to play cards, take sisters trips, see movies, read, watch Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and other game shows. She worked crossword puzzles virtually every day of her life.
She is survived by her husband, Don, of Petersburg; a daughter Angela Friese of Hastings; two sons: Tim Friese of Wayne; and Troy Friese and wife Gina of Petersburg; three grandchildren Tyrell (Tennille) Friese; Lorna Boyd; and Bradley Boyd Rucker; one step grand-child Kayla Clyde; two great-grandchildren: Truett and Trytten Friese; six brothers: Bill (Ann) Bode of Lincoln; John (Donna) Bode of Lincoln; Richard “Rick” (Elaine) Bode of Hershey; David “Dave” (Michelle) Bode of Norfolk; Michael “Mike” (Cindy) Bode of Raeville; Eugene “Squeak” Bode of Hershey; four sisters: Jo Ann (John) Waters of Westminster, CO; Mary (Marv) Thieman of Petersburg; Jackie (Bruce) Bode-Steinke of Papillion; and Linda Bode of Omaha. She is preceeded in death by her parents.

Wolfpack Volleyball Team Tops Cougars

October 31, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

NIOBRARA — After dropping the first game, Elgin Public-Pope John responded by winning the final three games to defeat Niobrara-Verdigre in girls volleyball action Thursday night.
The Wolfpack came up three points short in Game One, losing 25 to 22. They then responded with some of their best volleyball of the season in winning the next three games by the scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-20.
Freshman outside hitter Liz Selting had one of her best matches of the year as she led hitters with 14 kills, Corin Pelster had nine and Jenna Parks added eight. As a team, the Wolfpack had 41 kills in the match.
Parks and Baylee Wemhoff each had 16 set assists in the match, Taylor Schumacher and Nikki Beckman each had three.
The Wolfpack produced seven ace serves in the match, led by Parks and Selting with two apiece and one each from Mallory Fangman, Beckman and Wemhoff.
Beckman was one of four Wolfpack players in double figures in serve receive as she had 17, Schumacher had 14 followed by Fangman 12 and Selting 10.
Fangman led the team in digs with 23 followed by Schumacher with 10.
The Wolfpack had five ace blocks in the match, led by Parks with two and one each from Madi Voborny, Terri Seier and Pelster.

Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

October 31, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
October 10, 2013, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the Hearing for the Board Policy 606.06, Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Policy to order at 7:20 PM.  Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Busteed, Stan Heithoff,  Bob Hoefer  and Laurie Waterbury.  The hearing was closed at 7:30 p.m. and President Waterbury called the regular October 2013 Meeting to order at that time.  Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Busteed,  Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen,  Jeane Johnson, and Rita Heithoff.                         .
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.
Ryan Reestman motioned and Bob Hoefer second to excuse Steve Heithoff from the meeting.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular and Special Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 5-0.
AT&T, Business Expense, $81.90; AMH, Transportation, $75.00; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $81.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $257.04; Central Valley Ag, Instru Expense, $199.33, Maintenance, $107.16; City of Elgin, Operation Plant, $2,420.50; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $8.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $52.46, Instru Expense, $33.76, Instru Expense, $154.22; Eakes, Instru Expense, $790.09; ESU #8, $45,060.17; Elgin Auto Parts, Transportation, $3.10; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,778.20, Instru Expense, $29.97; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $438.00, Board Expense, $78.70; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $1,160.60; Flenniken Plmbg, Maintenance, $115.50; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $465.37; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $702.80; HireRight, Transportation, $129.00; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $250.00; Harris, Business Expense, $5,380.64; Hoefer Irrigation, Maintenance, $561.63; Houghton Mifflin, Instru Expense, $160.23; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $69.00; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $162.30; KnowBuddy, Instru Expense, $226.40; MARC, Maintenance, $623.01; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $129.40; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $211.62; NASB, Board Expense, $130.00; NCSAdmin, Admin Expense, $190.00; NE DOL/Boiler Inspection, Maintenance, $72.00; NRSCA, Board Expense, $700.00; Nebraska Safety Center, SpEd Expense, $150.00; Omaha World Herald, Instru Expense, $68.25; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $442.42; Precision Repair, Transportation, $245.97; Reimbursement, $4,325.71; Scholastic, Instru Expense, $358.96; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $75.00; The Station, Transportation, $1,332.55; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $133.18; US Bank, $1,315.11; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $120.92; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $351.04; Volkman Plmbg & Htg, Maintenance, $2,535.17; Wacker Home Imp., Maintenance, $4,754.00; Winners’ Circle, Instru Expense, $1,509.74; Youthlight, Instru Expense, $184.58
Total Board Bills: $80,990.70
September Payroll: $185,120.52
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $266,111.22
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
In correspondence, Bob Hoefer reported that State Rep. Kate Sullivan had telephoned him and encouraged board members to attend informational meetings across the state regarding Nebraska tax laws.  The Negotiations Committee reported that negotiations had been settled and there would be an action item later in the meeting.
Principal Wemhoff reported on MAPS testing and homecoming activities.  A celebration is being planned for the student body for the success of their NeSA testing.  All students in Grades 6-12 will attend a digital safety presentation at the KC Hall on Monday, October 14, 2013
Special Recognition was given to Laurie Waterbury for completion of Level V training by the Nebraska Association of School Boards.
Supt. Polk reviewed the option enrollment guidelines/policy.  He asked the board to look ahead at major projects they would like to consider.  He would like to do the background and legwork earlier this year so proper information and bids can be reviewed in a more timely manner than last summer assuming the board wishes to consider some of them for next summer.
Forms for the superintendent evaluation were distributed.
In action items, key elements of the negotiations with the EEA were discussed and the formal negotiated agreement was presented by President Waterbury.  Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve the negotiated agreement with certified staff for 2014-15 and 2015-16.
The next regular board meeting will be on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the EPS Distance Learning Room.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Reestman and seconded by Hoefer.  All voted aye, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:13 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: October 23, 2013

Sister Mary Imelda Koch

October 31, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Sister Mary Imelda Koch
1927 — 2013
Sister Mary Imelda Koch, 86, Liberty, MO, passed away October 13, 2013 at the Dooley Center at Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, KS. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs, MO. Internment followed in Resurrection Cemetery North, Kansas City, MO. Memorials may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Kansas City, Inc.
Sister Mary Imelda was born July 26, 1927 in Petersburg, NE. She made her religious profession on April 22, 1945. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master’s Degree in Administration both from Creighton University. She also received a Master’s Degree in Sacred Studies from St. John’s University, in Collegeville, MN
She was a teacher, a formation director, hospital chaplain, and a Prioress for many years. She was one of the original founders of Immacolata Manor, the home of the developmentally disabled women in Liberty, MO and founders of Queen of Angels Monastery, Liberty, MO.
Sister Mary Imelda was awarded the William Yates Medallion from William Jewell College and the Spirit of Kansas City Award for her work in the community. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank J. and Elizabeth Brachle Koch, and 8 siblings.
Sister Mary Imelda leaves her religious Benedictine Sisters of Liberty, MO and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Diedrick Klein

October 31, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Martin and Amy Klein announce the arrival of a son, Diedrick Thomas Klein. He was born on September 29, wei-ghing five pounds, seven ounces, and measuring 18 inches long. Diedrick was welcomed home by sister Olivia, 6, and brothers Aiden, 5, and Raaf, 3.
Grand-parents are Tom and Joyce Diedrichsen of Creighton and Ralph and Mary Ellen Klein of Elgin.

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