Some interesting characters took the field in Elgin on Saturday.
There were players dressed in everything from Hawaiian shirts to hotdog costumes.
Hell's Kitchen, Teen Beach Movie, The Benchwarmers, Sandlot and Average Joe's were the five kickball teams who competed in the 2nd Annual EKG Kickball Tourney held during Elgin's Vetch Days.
Elgin's streets—and its citizens—got a whole lot more colorful on Saturday morning.
The Pope John Music Department sponsored Elgin's first Color Run on the final day of Vetch Days. Students doused 2-mile and 5-mile runners of all ages with red, yellow, orange, purple, blue and green as they ran a flagged course through town.
Those winning their respective divisions were:
2 Mile - 35 and under - 1. Jack Wemhoff, 2. Paiton Hoefer
2 Mile - 35 and up - 1. Heather Veik, 2. Luke Hinkle
5 Mile - 35 and under - 1. Kane Von Bonn, 2. Shane Stahn
5 Mile - 35 and up - 1. Lynn Selting, 2. Tina Thiele-Blecher
Kids of all ages enjoyed some fun events and activities Friday at Elgin's Vetch Days.
The morning started with a sidewalk chalk drawing contest in downtown Elgin.
Kids then made their way to the park to compete in several races and then enjoyed a delicious meal at Elgin Community Center.
Tonight's events include a community BBQ, by the KC Hall, at 5 p.m. and a putt-putt challenge at 8 p.m.
Vetch Days concludes Saturday with the color run/walk kicking things off at 8:30 a.m.
Dozens of Antelope County residents gathered at Park Church and West Cedar/St. Boniface Cemeteries to honor our fallen heroes during the Memorial Day services on Monday.
The program featured the honoring of fallen solders through readings and salutes. The programs also featured the Elgin High School band.
Prior to the ceremony at West Cedar/St. Boniface, a KC-135 flew over the crowd at the cemetery.
Check out the gallery below to see the special moments through the ceremonies.
The smallest class in Pope John High School history celebrated their graduation Sunday in the St. Boniface Auditorium in Elgin.
The five members of Pope John's graduating class were Robert Lierman, Lauren Seier, Kyle Schumacher, Maddie Schrage and Ervin Dohmen.
Schumacher was the class speaker for the ceremony.
The class motto was: "Together, we have experienced life. Separately, we will pursue our dreams. Forever, our memories will remain."
Commencement exercises for Elgin Public High School were held Saturday. The graduation ceremony began at 5 p.m. in the high school gym.
The 12 members of Elgin Public's graduating class were Allyson Wemhoff, Anna Heilhecker, Breanna Carr, Garet Behnk, Grace Rittscher, Hunter Reestman, Kaylee Martinsen, Kira Widger, Leslie Nichols, Mary Nichols, Mateo Kirstine and Slade Spangler.
Reestman was the class valedictorian, while Wemhoff was the salutatorian.
A white daisy was the class flower and the class colors were black and teal. Their class motto was: "We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere." - Tim McGraw
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