Representatives of Elgin High and Pope John Central Catholic will join nearly 400 other high school juniors from across Nebraska participating in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys State, June 1-7.
American Legion Post #229 Commander Gary Hoefer announced that Jon Meis and Kyle Heithoff have been chosen to attend Boys State. Meis, the son of Jim and Anne Meis, is a junior at Pope John Central Catholic High School. He is being sponsored by the Elgin Community Club.
Heithoff, the son of Dorothy and Stan Heithoff, is a junior at Elgin High School. He is being sponsored by Legion Post #229.
To be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus, the annual citizenship program is sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion. It is designed to provide youths with a better understanding of how city, county and state governments operate. Each boy is sponsored locally in cooperation with the local American Legion Post.
American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State is set up as a functional “51st” state and each boy learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job.
Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics, and be involved in other varied activities as part of the citizenship training program.
Each attendee will set up their own state government and draft bills.Special lectures and addresses will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders including Gov. Dave Heineman and Supreme Court Chief Justice John M. Gerrard. National acclaimed motivational speaker JoAnne Owens-Nauslar is also scheduled to address the group.
The Elgin Community Club will host a spaghetti feed this Sunday night, March 30 at the KC Hall.
The spaghetti dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be an ‘all-you-can-eat’ event featuring spaghetti with meat sauce, dinner salad, garlic toast, drink and cake. Free will donations will be accepted.
As part of the evening’s festivities, members of the Q125 Committee will, as expected, present a final schedule of activities for the celebration later this year. Pope John and Elgin Public speech students will perform, starting at 6 p.m.
The Elgin Q125 Committee will unveil what many believe will be the ‘final’ schedule of events for the celebration to be held June 20-22. Their presentation will take place at approximately 7:30 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the Elgin Q125 celebration to be held June 20-22.
The board of directors for the Elgin Community Club will decide on the company to install a new electronic sign.
At Monday night’s meeting, at the request of Janet Koinzan, the board heard a presentation from Tri-City Signs based out of Grand Island. Last month, the board heard a presentation from Love Signs out of Norfolk. Both companies would install a new, color electronic sign inside the brick frame at its current location.
The club, at its January meeting voted to keep the sign at its current location.
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March 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
An informational meeting will be held next week to explain the process used by Nebraska Department of Revenue and the Antelope County Assessor’s office to determine valuation of agricultural land.
Antelope County Assessor, Heather McWhorter said all interested taxpayers are invited to attend the meeting which will be held Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh.
Among the items to be discussed will be sales qualification, the steps in the valuation process, and the statutes and directives used to value property in Nebraska.
The meeting is open to the public.
March 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Margaret “Midge” McManaman, 80, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Stanton Health Center.
Margaret was born July 26, 1933 to Henry and Elizabeth (Thiele) Schueth at Cedar Rapids, NE. The family moved to Superior, NE where Margaret started school.
In 1940 they moved to Elgin, NE where she attended and graduated from St. Boniface School. Margaret moved to Omaha after graduation to attend college, there she met John “Jack” McManaman and they were married October 7, 1961 in Omaha.
They settled in Norfolk where Margaret was a homemaker, an Administrative Assistant and Women’s Shelter Advocate.
Margaret is survived by her three children: David and Jennifer McManaman of Dallas, TX, Daniel McManaman of Dallas, Michelle Sohler of Norfolk; one grandson Brent Sohler of Norfolk; two brothers: James Schueth of Norfolk, Henry and Rosie Schueth of Elgin, NE; a sister Martha Coliannia of Lakewood, CO; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters and spouses: Delora and Martin Thomas, Agnes and Bill Lattin; a brother Florian Schueth, SDS; two brothers in infancy.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Norfolk. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk.