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Supervisors Approve Hike In County Officials’ Salaries

December 22, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Adhering to state statutes, the Antelope County Board of Supervisors last week locked in salaries for county officials for a four-year period.
All seven supervisors voted to increase the salaries paid to county officials, beginning in 2015. At that time, the salaries for county assessor, county clerk, clerk of the district court and the county treasurer will be $47,964.20, up from $46,119 in 2014. As part of the four-year agreement, those county officials will receive a four percent increase, adjusted on the first day of January in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Senior ‘Sneak Day’ To Change

December 22, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Juniors at Elgin High School will have an opportunity this summer to “expand their horizons” following action taken Wednesday night by the District #18 Board of Education.
The board approved a proposal put forth by the administration to allow juniors to participate in an educational field trip which would take them to Washington, D.C., and New York City. In approving the trip, the board eliminated the long-established ‘senior sneak.’
Superintendent Dan Polk said he hopes to make the junior educational field trip an annual event which the students will look forward to in much the same way they have for ‘senior sneak.’
Polk said he is in the process of putting together the trip, working with travel agencies to find the best deal. The plan would be for the trip to take place sometime after school lets out for the summer, but before events such as Boys/Girls State and the annual Vetch Days celebration.

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Dean Jones

December 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Dean Jones
1928 — 2013
Funeral Services for Dean Jones age 84, of Neligh, were at 10:00 a.m., December 9, 2013 at Church of Christ in Neligh, NE with Pastor Bob Dainton officiating.
Music was provided by Kay Stearns. Pianist and solists were Andrea Clements, Shirley Stearns, Christina Stearns and Benjamin Stearns.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home, in Neligh.
Burial was at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh with Military Rites by Neligh American Legion Post #172.
Pallbearers were Dwaine Jones, Kenneth Dredge, Bob Dredge, Steven Dredge, Michael Dredge, David Dredge, and Jeremy Dredge. Arrangements are being conducted Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh.
Dean passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, NE.
Delano Dean Jones was born to Albert and Anna (Liddy) Jones in Elgin, NE on December 30, 1928. Dean attended country school near Elgin. On December 1, 1948 he enlisted in the United States Air Force in Norfolk, NE. He was discharged on September 5, 1953 at Charleston Air Force Base Charleston, South Carolina. He married Annabelle Edwards on November 1, 1952 at Miami, FL. He operated a TV/Sales Service shop there. They moved to Neligh, 1960 where he worked at the Neligh Hatchery, constructing building homes with his brother-in-law, and worked at the mobile home trailer factory from when it first opened until the factory closed. Annabelle passed away in 1993. Dean was the maintenance man at the Antelope County Court House for 22 years. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Loudenslager Dredge on June 1, 1996 in Oakdale, Ne. Dean loved fixing things that were broken or patching them back together. He enjoyed woodworking and made many things for the family. He was a member of Neligh American Legion Post #172, the Church of Christ, and was a church Deacon there.
Survivors are his wife, Dorothy. Children: Russell and Renee Mawson of Suwanee, GA, Shirley and David Stearns, of Norfolk, NE, Dwaine and Lisa Jones of Hickman, NE, Georgia and Richard Tournear of Quincy, IL, Kenny Dredge and Karen Walker of Lincoln, NE, Donna Sack of Hooper, NE, David and Alma Dredge of Phoenix, AZ, Bob and Joelene Dredge of Fremont, NE, Steven Dredge of Omaha, NE, Michael and Jamie Dredge of Lincoln, NE, Amy VanHoose of Hannibal, MO, Jeremy and Regina Dredge of Lewistown, MO and son-in-law, Robert Sharples. 35 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 30 great great grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his parents and his first wife, Annabelle. Daughter, Barbara Sharples and her first husband, Gene Henry. Brothers and sisters: Albert, Charles, Maurice, Donald, Kenneth, Ella, Lloyd, Dale, Lottie, Faye, and Betty Lou.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com

Four Wolfpack Wrestlers Bring Home Medals Saturday

December 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

HOWELLS — All four Wolfpack wrestlers brought home medals Saturday from the first big meet of the season. The team was on the road early to compete at the Howells-Dodge Pool Tournament and their efforts were rewarded with medals.
The Wolfpack’s two returning state qualifiers, Andrew Fangman and Brett Kinney, competed at 145 pounds in the tournament. Fangman finished fourth and Kinney placed fifth. Geoffrey Carr placed eighth in the 113-pound class and Brody Hupp, competing at 170 pounds, finished seventh.

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Wolfpack Boys Fall to N/V In Season Opener

December 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

VERDIGRE — Friday night was opening night for the Wolfpack boys basketball team. For their opponent, Niobrara-Verdigre it was their second game of the season. The Cougars capitalized on the experience gained from the extra game to claim a 58 to 38 victory over EPPJ.
In the third quarter, Niobrara-Verdigre took control of the game. The Cougars held the Wolfpack scoreless for the first 4:16 of the third quarter, outscoring the Wolfpack 12 to zero during that time span to break open the game.
Freshman Chad Bode ended the dry spell for the Wolfpack with a deuce at the 3:44 mark of the quarter. Jack Borer added a trey and Scott Moser added another basket to account for the Wolfpack’s sum total of seven points in the quarter.

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