Elgin Community Food Pantry volunteers, from left are Cindy Herring, Anita Brockwell, and Marie Gilbert.

Sixteen years ago, when Linda Swanner first mentioned the idea of starting a food bank to then-Elgin First United Methodist Church Pastor Coy Remer, the two probably did not see it operating through a global pandemic. But that is exactly what is happening, though not without precautions.

STATE QUALIFIERS: Elgin’s Kelly Langford, Jessica Diley and Hallye Bolan qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament.

Elgin’s Lady Owls golf team traveled to Kingfisher to play in the Class 4A Regional golf tournament.

Kelly Langford, Jessica Diley and Hallye Bolan all made the cut and qualified for the State Tournament that will be held on May 5 and 6.

SCOREBOARD: Elgin alumna Ariel McDonald shows her score card that qualified her for Nationals.

Elgin alumna Ariel McDonald competed in the NJCAA Region 2 golf tournament on Monday, April 19. Playing for Murray State College as a freshman, Ariel played her way into the NJCAA National Tournament that will be held in Daytona, Florida on May 10-13.

Delaney York

Delaney York wants to be a gamechanger. It’s advice from her mom, Sheri York, and, maybe unlike most other teenagers, Delaney took it to heart.

WATCHFUL EYE: Elgin Baseball Head Coach Levi Garrett looks down the third baseline towards home plate at a recent game with MacArthur Highlanders. A championship baseball player himself, he is passionate about teaching the skills to young athletes and is proud of the facilities and field the Booster Club provided for the team

On a recent Spring evening, vehicles crowded around Martin Field located at the end of Mighty Owl Ave. The sun was out, the temperature was just right and the bleachers were filled with cheering baseball fans.