Enchanted Trail Event to be Saturday at Olson Nature Preserve

The Albion Area Arts Council will begin its 31st season by presenting the sixth annual Enchanted Trail event at the Olson Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 2, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Everyone is invited to this free, fun-filled and educational event. Held along the banks of the Beaver Creek, this event will include guided trail walks and a campfire.

This year’s featured speaker will be Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau speaker Nancy Gillis, Director of the John G. Neihard Center in Bancroft.  The Olson Nature Preserve turn off is located four miles south of Petersburg or 8 miles north of Albion on Highway 14. Turn on “Y” road and go one mile northwest to the ONP sign. Guests should bring their own lawn chairs, flashlights and blankets. Parking may be along the inroad this year instead of in the adjacent field, but guests with limited mobility may be dropped off near the campfire and foot bridge.

For more information, please contact Mitzi Fox at 402-395-2395 or Paul or Lori Hosford at 402-395-6727. The Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC) is providing major funding for this program. The NHC receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations. Additional funding has been provided by the Boone County Visitors Promotion Committee.

See you there!


The annual Antelope County Government Day will be held next week.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, inNeligh, sessions will be held at the courthouse as well as the Legion Hall.

Students participating will come from the following schools: Elgin High School, Elgin Pope John, Elkhorn Valley, Neligh-Oakdale, Plainview, Creighton, Unified District #1, Clearwater and Orchard.

This year’s event is being sponsored by American Legion Posts and Auxiliary Units of Antelope County. Presenting the program this year will be Post 267 of Clearwater.

The day will begin with registration and certification of election at the office of the county clerk. The program will convene in the courtroom at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. David Kuhfal, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh and Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin, will give the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

County officials will be introduced and the oath of office will be administered by Barbara Finn, clerk magistrate.

Students will then be given instructions before attending conferences at the various county offices.

Members of the Auxiliary units will serve a luncheon at noon, at the Legion Hall. The group will remain at the hall for the afternoon program with guest speakers Bill Prince of the Nebraska State Patrol and State Senator/Speaker of the Unicameral Mike Flood.

The event should conclude by 2:30 p.m.


The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Juniors and seventh graders are in charge of the project. The following are contact persons:

Clearwater & Rural St. John — Caleb Pelster (843-5411 or 843-0274)

Neligh — Drew Schindler (843-6275)

Raeville — Jared Seier (843-0387)

Petersburg — Jared Seier (843-0387)

Elgin — Grant Beckman (843-6427 or 843-2334) or Sister Pat (843-5461)

They will collect newspapers, phone books, paper backs and shredded paper, magazines and slick papers, and flattened cardboard.

Please note: Papers must be boxed or put in brown paper bags.

They will not collect any hard covered books, books, note books or calendars with spirals, plastic wrappers or bags.

Please have the paper at the pick-up locations by 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, or placed in the protected area in front of the St. Boniface Gym no sooner than Friday or Saturday but no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday.