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January 19, 2013

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He was born on the land. He loved the land - he took care of the land, he turned over his land to renters who took good care of his land. That was Harold Schutz who died at age 84. Harold’s funeral was Wednesday, January 9th at St. Adrian Catholic church in Adrian, only four miles from his land that he loved. Harold and his wife Joanne raised five children on their farm. They are Ron, Jeff, Jeanne, Jennifer and Mary Kay (deceased). After retiring Harold and Joanne moved to Prior Lake. Harold loved to hunt and fish. There again he was close to good land! Officiating at Harold’s funeral was Father Andy Beerman. Members of his family took part in his funeral. His grandson Andy Reed sang and what a beautiful voice that young man has! Pallbearers were grandsons, a nephew and a good neighbor. Son, Ron Schutz gave an Eulogy of his Dad. This writer cannot put down all the good points he made about his father and how much he enriched the lives of his children! Some of the lessons Harold taught his family were to appreciate and respect Mother Nature; learn how to fix things; be physically tough; work hard (he taught by example); talk to people, even strangers; always be there for your children; be a benevolent disciplinarian; give kids some rope; watch sports with your kids; don’t complain, but work hard and take time off to go fishing! Good lessons for all families. Thanks Ron Schutz for giving your father’s eulogy! Blessed be the memory of Harold Schutz who by his long life has taught us many lessons. The little prayer card we all received says, “The Cross of Christ has conquered death”!

Pinochle scores for January 3rd were: 1st - Robin and Don Erlandson, 2nd - Bev Metz and Sue Egan, 3rd - Mike Metz and Ron Van Horsen

At the boys basketball game between Adrian and Minneota, Natasha Polzine was chosen to sing The Star Spangled Banner. As it happens sometimes, she froze at one word, stood still - then started over again the second time! The audience gave her loud applause. She has such a lovely voice! What a trooper! We all admired you Natasha!

In the program given to all, who attend the basketball games, the Adrian vs. Hills Beaver Creek game was a stark reminder of grades and heights! The Hills-Beaver Creek team lists 11 players and 10 of the boys are 6 feet or more with six Seniors playing! Adrian has no Seniors and only five boys are listed as 6 feet or more! Our young boys never give up! It is a pleasure to watch them play! Keep up the good work!

The bleachers are being cleaned up after all games! Good job students and fans! Good to see Spencer Wieneke at the games and doing some announcing during Christmas break from college! He loves college and lives with four guys from the Adrian area.

Saturday’s Argus Leader of 1-12-13 carried an article about snow, blizzards etc! 125 years ago January 12, 1888 a deadly blizzard hit South Dakota. It was called “The Children’s Blizzard” because the storm came on suddenly and fiercely one mild January morning killing an estimated 500 people in the Dakotas, Nebraska and Minnesota. Many of these were children who were in school as the blizzard struck! The article states that the biggest blizzard in Sioux Falls history, with more than 32” of snow and 26” of that in 24 hours on February 17-18, 1962! It was one of the snowiest months on record, with 48” for February 1962. This writer remembers it all too well because that was the year Al Cox was born! A snow plow came out to bring me to Adrian and I stayed with Anna Vanderah for four days! Al was born March 27th 1962. Our car sat on the road for weeks because of the drifts in the driveway! The phones were working thank God. Tom called me on a Sunday noon and he had made a chicken dinner for the four other children and himself and his question was “The chicken and potatoes are ready, but how in the H--- do I make gravy?” Lee and Margaret Eickhoff were living with Margaret’s father Mr. Recker and Lee called me at Anna Vanderahs home and told me not to worry, that he would get me to the hospital! I’ve never forgot the kindness of the Eickhoff’s and Anna Vanderah. Eickhoff’s were living in the home now owned by John Olson. Anna Vanderah’s home is owned by Kayla and Mitchell Cox.

Beautiful article about Peg Carrier written by Cathy Marsh, Review Staff Writer! Peg is a great gal and can make her sewing machine jump!

Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Lismore on January 29th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please call Avis Stoffel at 472-8733 or Joyce Erdman at 472-8588!

Congratulations to Dick Jonas as a Nobles County Electric employee! Dick is retiring as a Master Electrician after 25 years of dedicated service! Dick told me that he can still work part time if needed. He is one happy man!

The Adrian Knights of Columbus are again sponsoring a Soup and Sandwich luncheon next Sunday, January 20th after the 10:30 Mass. The public is invited and it is a free-will offering. P.S. I hope they have that bean and ham soup - - the best I ever ate!

Brent Henning and Katie Bertrand will be getting married on February 4th in the Dominican Republic! As most of the couple’s family and friends will not be able to fly there, their parents, Gary and Eileen Henning of Adrian and David and Cindy Bertrand of Wilmont along with Brent and Katie invited many family and friends to a lovely reception and dance at the VFW Hall in Wilmont on Saturday evening, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. The VFW was decorated like “fairy land” with thousands of twinkling lights plus silver branches at the windows and all the posts had branches of silver with yards of tulle on the bottom. There were huge centerpieces with silver branches, silver balls large and small. Truly works of art made by the families! The horsd’oeuve were plentiful served with delicious punch and hot chocolate and hundreds of homemade marshmallow treats on toothpicks! The meal was a complete roast beef dinner! The dance floor was filled with children playing and dancing and all eyes were on the handsome soon-to-be married couple as they danced the first dance. It was truly a great evening for all attending! Thank you Bertrand and Henning families for giving your children and their guests a beautiful start for their wedding.

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