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Coaches Named For NE Nebraska All-Star Football Classic

November 27, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Joe Anderson of Oakland-Craig and Jeff Bellar of Norfolk Catholic have been named head coaches for the 2nd Annual Red vs. White Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic, according to Mike Fuehrer, Sports Development Manager for the Norfolk Area Sports Council.
Both Anderson, who will be the head coach for the White Team, and Bellar, who will be the head coach for the Red Team, served as assistant coaches on last summer’s inaugural game at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk.
“The Board of Directors for the All-Star Classic are very excited to have Coach Anderson and Coach Bellar represent our two All-Star football teams,’’ Fuehrer said.
“The Board wants to name head coaches who served the previous year as an assistant coach. This will help us provide consistency year-in and year-out as we continue to showcase football in Northeast Nebraska.’’
Anderson’s assistant coaches will be Tom Olson of Norfolk High School, Andrew Carlson of Battle Creek, Rusty Droescher of Oakland-Craig, Jon Cerny of Bancroft-Rosalie and Dean Boyer of Plainview.
Bellar’s assistant coaches include Mark Brahmer of Pierce, Tony Hoffman of Crofton, Blair Kalin of Hartington High School, Mike Bivens of Norfolk Catholic and Terry Kathol of Hartington Cedar Catholic.
Fuehrer said the Board of Directors voted to have four head coaches and two assistant coaches represent each team.

Wolfpack Volleyball Final Season Stats Released

November 27, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Elgin Public-Pope John volleyball players saw the 2013 season as one whereby they improved game by game, coming up just one match short of qualifying for the State Volleyball Tournament.
While there were seniors to provide leadership, a number of younger players saw plenty of action at the varsity level, gaining valuable experience which should bode well for the years ahead.
Coach Tina Thiele-Blecher’s team posted a 12-17 record during the season, playing their best volleyball of the season when it mattered most — in the postseason. The team won the C2-10 sub-district, defeating Neligh-Oakdale and Atkinson West Holt to reach the district finals. There, they faced Crofton who defeated the Wolfpack in three games. A review of the final season statistics show a number of players made large contributions.
The Wolfpack had 113 ace serves in the match, led by freshman Liz Selting with 36 and sophomore Jenna Parks with 30. Of the players who had 200 or more serves, Nikki Beckman led the team in serve percentage at 97 percent.
Freshman Baylee Wemhoff led the team in set assists with 185, Parks had 168. The team recorded 500 set assists during the season.
During the season the Wolfpack had 603 kills. Three players recorded 100 or more kills, led by Parks with 160, Selting had 139 and senior Corin Pelster added 117.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

November 27, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
November 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the regular November 2013 Meeting to order at that time. Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Busteed, Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Barb Bode, Tina Thiele-Blecher, Ivy Prater, Madison Voborny, Breanna Carr, Myranda Palmer, Lydia Behnk, Jennifer Carr, 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.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed 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 6-0.
Beckman Lumber, Maintenance, $231.56; Cash-Wa, Maintenance, $254.36; Centurion Holdings, Instru Expense, $528.09; Central Valley Ag, Instru Expense, $23.97, Maintenance, $108.06; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $591.88; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $142.18; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $26.94, Instru Expense, $39.98, Instru Expense, $40.35; Dell, SpEd Expense, $3,199.26; Eakes, Instru Expense, $102.28; ESU #8, $1,806.50; Elgin Appliance, Maintenance, $108.78; Elgin Equipment, Transportation, $129.06; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $2,083.26, Instru Expense, $63.86; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $2.49; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $466.00, Board Expense, $57.09; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $213.60; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $465.79; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $270.65; Harris, Business Expense, $500.00; HireRight, Transportation, $28.00; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $673.78; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $355.75; Major Refrigeration, Maintenance, $360.25; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $380.52; Midwest Tech, Instru Expense, $404.47; NASB, Board Expense, $506.00; NCSAdmin, Title Expense, $650.00; NE Safety Center, Transportation, $150.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $37.89; Quality Iron & Metal, Instru Expense, $301.00; Reimbursement, $974.78; Sapp Bros., Maintenance, $18.00; Scholastic, Instru Expense, $358.96; School Tech, Instru Expense, $267.00; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $75.00; The Station, Transportation, $1,305.99; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $420.64; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $89.50; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $526.33; Wageworks, Business Expense, $176.00; Wingate, Title Expense, $89.95
Total Board Bills: $19,605.80
September Payroll: $179,852.14
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $199,457.94
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There was no correspondence.
In Committee Reports, the superintendent evaluation was discussed. Mr. Polk addressed questions and the board members expressed comments on his performance.
Principal Wemhoff reported on the celebration of success for the NeSA testing scores. He reported on the Northeast Nebraska Principal meeting that he had attended. He gave a wrap up of fall activities and the start of winter activities. Students, Ivy Prater and Madison Voborny, reported on the FCCLA Fall conference they had attended. Breanna Carr, Ivy Prater, & Madison Voborny reported on a Courage Retreat that the 7th graders had attended at Pierce High School. MathCounts leaders, Lydia Behnk and Myranda Palmer, reported on the work being done in their group.
In the Supt. Report, Mr. Polk reminded board members to complete the Board Self Evaluation and return them to President Waterbury by January 3, 2014. He reviewed the Board Goals set at last year’s retreat. He requested a change in teacher inservice in January. The board agreed to change the January 3rd teacher inservice date to January 16th so all teachers can attend an inspirational speaker at Wayne, NE that was one of the Freedom Riders. A day will be added to the end of the school year.
Supt. Polk demonstrated the online controls for the heating system. He discussed the REAP grant, Supt. Negotiations, and the NePAS scores of area schools.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned to accept the audit. Ryan Reestman seconded the motion, all voted aye. Motion carried.
Michael Pommer prepared a three-year proposal to continue as school auditor. Steve Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the auditor’s proposal for a three year agreement for a total cost of $16,500. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
The next regular board meeting will be on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the EPS Distance Learning Room
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Stan Heithoff and seconded by Steve Busteed. All voted aye, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9:06 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: November 27, 2013
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Makenna Lynn Bergman

November 27, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Braelyn Bergman would like to announce the birth of her baby sister, Makenna Lynn.
Makenna was born on November 7, 2013 at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill, NE.
She weighed se-ven pounds, three 3?4 ounces and was 20 inches long.  Parents of Makenna are Ryan and Ashley (Baum) Bergman of Orchard.
Grandparents are Dan and Deb Baum of Elgin and Roger and Nancy Bergman of Orchard.
Great grandparents are Doris Baum of Elgin, Al Haines of Neligh, Arlene Bergman of Elgin and Bernard Wirges of Petersburg.

Sixty Towers Up For Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Farm

November 27, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Weather hasn’t slowed down progress on construction of the Prairie Breeze Wind Energy farm.
Located south of Elgin, including some wind turbines in northern Boone County, construction of 118 wind turbines are estimated to be completed sometime in the first quarter of 2014, according to Alissa Krinsky, spokesperson for Invenergy, owner of the wind farm.
“Thanks to our hardworking crew, our construction timeline remains on-schedule for the Prairie Breeze Wind project,” according to Project Manager Chris Carter.
Asked for an update last week, Krinsky said the 201 MW project continues to move forward on several fronts.
At this time, 95 bases have been completed, meaning there are only 23 more to be built.
She said 60 wind towers have been completed. That number breaks down to 59 in Antelope County and one in Boone County. That leaves 58 towers remaining to be completed (approximately one-half of the entire wind farm).

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

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