The deadline to register to vote for the May 13, 2014 Primary Election will be May 2, 2014; the Antelope County Clerks office will remain opened until 6:00 PM on that day for voter registration purposes. You may register to vote at the Antelope County Clerks office between regular business hours 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday. Voter registration forms may be picked up at the following locations: Tilden City Clerk’s office, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 5:00 PM; Oakdale Village Clerk’s office, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM; Elgin City Clerk’s office Monday – Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM; Brunswick - JE Meuret Grain Company, Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Clearwater Village Clerk’s office, Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Royal - Butch’s Body Shop, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Orchard Village Clerk’s office, Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Mailed voter registrations must be postmarked by April 25, 2014 to be accepted for the Primary Election. Individuals moving into the county from another county or state or have changed their name due to marriage will need to register to vote. Individuals moving from one precinct into another or have moved within the precinct will also need to re-register. Individuals who will be 18 years of age by November 4, 2014 may register to vote and vote in the Primary Election. If you have any questions please call the Antelope County Clerks office.
PUBLISH: April 23, 2014
Donations continue to come for the 2014 Elgin Scholarship Drive as graduation day nears.
The annual scholarship fund drive is being sponsored by the Elgin Area Community Foundation.
During the past week, approximately $700 was received which, in turn, will be awarded to students from Elgin and Pope John schools next month.
Donations raised before April 30 will be eligible for matching funds.
The match is given by the Colonel Barney Oldfield and Vada Kinman Trust.
Altogether more than 90 students have received scholarships over the past 11 years.
New donations were received from Barb Bode, Jim Fredrickson, John & Patricia Sehi, Juan Hoefer, and from the Bank of Elgin. The scholarship fund now stands at $2,700.
Persons wishing to make donations can do so by mailing their gift to Elgin Scholarship Drive, P.O. Box 345, Elgin, NE 68636.
Saturday night will be special as it’s prom night for Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School.
Activities begin at 3:45 p.m. with pictures to be taken at the KC Hall.
Following Mass at St. Boniface Catholic Church, a “Grand March” will be held at the KC Hall beginning at approximately 6:45 p.m.
Dinner and a dance will follow. The dance is scheduled to end at midnight.
The theme for prom this year is “Carnival,” according to instructor Mary Bartak.
On Saturday, April 26, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 2 p.m. the Antelope County Sheriff Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs. Bring your unwanted medications Saturday for disposal to the Antelope County Sheriff Office at 205 East 6th Street in Neligh
April 24, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
During the past several days, one of the wind turbine blades on this Prairie Breeze Wind Farm tower northwest of Petersburg sustained damage. The cause of the damage has yet to be determined. But, it’s safe to say repairs will need to be made before it becomes operational. E-R photo
Here’s a statement from Invenergy, owner of the Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Farm
Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center
“At approximately 1:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 21, a blade on a turbine at our Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center experienced a structural failure, with a section of the blade falling to the ground. No one was injured.
This occurred at the facility’s 51st unit, located east of the intersection of 170th Avenue and 125th Street in Boone County, northwest of the village of Petersburg and southwest of the city of Elgin.
The turbine ceased operation, and is not being operated at this time while we work with GE, the turbine manufacturer, to determine the cause of this incident.”