Dean & Cindy Bullerman hosted the Jorgensen families for Thanksgiving. Those gathering were Paul & Bobbi Jorgensen, John & Vicki (Jorgensen) Story, Buzz Jorgensen, and Riley Jorgensen of Dell Rapids, SD; Austin Ryan, Dylan Ryan, Seth Bullerman & Cami Mathison, Dane Jorgensen & Amanda Hollar of Sioux Falls, SD; Levi Bullerman Sr. & Alarie Greder and Levi Jr. of Aberdeen, SD; Bradi Jorgensen of Aurora, SD; Dave, Kendra, Owen & Nora Rislov of Fargo, ND. Following the turkey dinner, the new grandparents held a "meet & greet" for Levi Bullerman, Jr. who was born in October. About forty friends and relatives stopped by during the late afternoon to get a peek at the new baby and visit with his parents, Levi Sr. and Alarie. Merlin and Josh Winselman were Thanksgiving supper guests at the Bullermans.
Lorraine Jones of Adrian and her sister Doretta of Tyler, MN, flew to Meza, Arizona for a two week vacation. They went especially to visit their sister Bernice who has a home in Cave Creek. Lorraine reports the weather was warm to hot during their stay. They did lots of sightseeing and lots of visiting.
Forgot to congratulate my friend Becky Remakel for becoming Mayor of Wilmont! Drive slowly or you might get a lasso around your neck!
Adrian’s football chain gang were again invited to the “Dome” to work two football games during the State football tournament. The young men were “Ching” Heitkamp, Al Cox, Bob Wolf, Pat Thier, Bruce Aggan, and Chad Loosbrock. This has been the 8th year the “Gang” has been invited up to the “Dome”.
The Zion Lutheran Church hosted the Adrian Community Thanksgiving worship. Taking part in the worship program were Rev. Kerry Boese, Father Andy Beerman and Pastor Kristi Franken as well as members from all three parishes. The Gospel was taken from Matthew 6:25-33. All hymns were thankful hymns. Coffee and “goodies” were served in the Lutheran Church Parlor with lots of “chatter”. Offerings will be given to local needs in the community.
The Review received a nice e-mail from a former Adrianite Gerald Rust who live in southern California. He writes: “I want you to know how much I enjoy (Kay’s) column and I keep connected at some level, to the lives of so many people I grew up with.” Gerald states he hasn’t lived in Adrian since 1977, but when he reads the paper he is amazed at how much continuity is between the past and present. He also states a big part of himself will always be in Adrian! Thanks Gerald. It was nice to hear from you. k.c.
This writer found a good article in the 11-22-12 Sports Section of the Argus Leader that was very interesting. Sports writer Terry Vandrovec writes about Tyrel Kool who plays for SDSU as a “Jackrabbit”. He leads the “Jacks” in catches and rushing, a Two-category feat matched by just two other “Jacks”! The other two are Dan Sonnek and Adrian’s own Darwin Gonnerman! in the previous 55 years! What a great tidbit I found! Darwin Gonnerman was a great player and he married Betty Thier whose parents were the late Isabel and Cyril Thier. This writer had a few minutes to visit with Darwin when he came for the funeral of Gene Hokeness. Small world - - but a great world with lots of great people!
2012 Tree of Lights will be held in Adrian on Sunday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m. at our new American Legion Building on Maine Street. This ceremony will be for Adrian and Ellsworth. A suggested donation of $5 for each light will help the Hospice Organization keep doing their works for charity. Checks can be sent to L.A.C.F. which means Luverne Area Community Foundation. The program will start at 6:00 p.m. at our new American Legion Building. Checks should be received by December 4th!
Our sympathy to the family and many friends of Marian Hinrichs who passed away November 19th at the Adrian Care Center. Marian’s funeral was held Friday, November 23rd in the beautiful dear little Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. Marian was married to Jake Hinrichs for 64 years! They were the parents of seven children, Marvin, Arlene, Jacob, Ruth and three deceased sons, an infant and Robert and Ronald. Her funeral service was officiated by Rev. Calvin Hsu. Rev. Hsu had a lovely homily about Marian and he brought chuckles to the audience when he related how he was stopped by the Highway Patrol as he was racing to Marian’s bedside. The patrolman checked his license and sent him on his way without a ticket! The story made all us smile and also remember the kindness and compassion of these who are in authority over us. I’m sure Marian smiled when she heard Rev. Hsu told that story. Blessed be the memory of Marian Hinrichs!
On Thanksgiving Day Kay Cox drove to Mankato to have dinner at the Best Western convention dining room. Joining her were: Mark and Mary (Cox) Taylor, Christopher and Jacqui; Ann (Cox) Hoemberg and daughters Katie and Tammy. A good dinner and lots of laughs and conversation! In fact our table was the last one to leave!
On Thanksgiving eve, an angel came to the Hospice Cottage in Luverne and took little Shelby Schieck home to be with her Lord. Shelby would have been a Senior this year in Adrian High School until a terrible auto accident in July left her in a coma. Shelby spent many weeks in hospitals until a heart breaking decision by her Mom, Ann and her doctors brought her to the Luverne Hospice Cottage November 14th. Every day she was lovingly and gently surrounded by those who loved her. The Hospice “crew” took good care of Shelby and her family. Shelby’s visitation was at the Adrian Funeral Home and her funeral was held at the High School Gym officiated by Pastor Kerry Boese of the Zion Lutheran Church. Family members took part in the beautiful service. The Adrian Senior choir sang Peace Peace. The service was beautiful and lots of tears were shed for a special young lady who was too young to leave us, but God has a plan for Shelby. The Catholic Church was offered for the luncheon after the burial. It was a community coming together for one of their own. God Bless Shelby and the Schieck family.
Thank you Adrian Public Utilities for the free Philips lite bulb! I enjoyed seeing the Adrian logo on the side of the box!
Ann (Cox) Hoemberg and daughters Katie and Tammy drove down from the cities to attend the visitation for Shelby Schieck. Mom Kay Cox took them to the Countryside Inn for a fast supper and they left for Morris University where Tammy is a freshman. They got to see a lot of their friends at the visitation.
Mary (Cox) Taylor drove down Sunday evening for the visitation and stayed overnight with her mom Kay. She left early Monday morning to be back at work! A fast sad trip for all.
The St. Adrian Knights of Columbus will be having a Soup & Sandwich luncheon on Sunday, December 9th in the church basement. Serving starts at 11:30 a.m. It is a free will offering! A holiday bake sale will also be offered. Everyone is invited. Remember December 9th.