Tony & Marcia Kunkel went to Spearfish, SD last weekend to spend time with Jessie and her family, celebrate Jessie's birthday and help spoil the grandkids! Weather was good & they had a nice relaxing time. Eric, Carrie & Reese were vacationing in the Dominican Republic with her sister and family so actually waved to them on the interstate as each were going home Sunday.
“Amazing Grace How Sweet the Sound” was printed on the funeral brochure for Lois Poppen who passed away January 11th at the Mary Jane Brown Nursing Home in Luverne. Her funeral was January 15th at the United Methodist Church in Luverne. Pastor Theodora Hall officiated at her Memorial Service and her message was beautiful! Lois was born to Ralph and Grace Munns in 1915. She was one of ten children. Her father Ralph joined the Navy and his eight sons also joined the Navy! That must be a record! Lois was a lovely, gracious and friendly person who had many good friends. She and Ralph had three children, Roger, Frances and Shirley and eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Her grandchildren were pallbearers. Lois was a very hard worker! In 1948 Lois was chosen to start the school lunch program at Adrian Public School and was the manager and head cook until 1980! That is 32 years! The first day she started, she served the “famous” goulash hotdish plus other items. She did all the work herself with two senior girls helping during the noon hour! I do know Lois decoupaged that first menu and also decoupaged her last menu in 1980! Those precious pieces of wood art was in her keepsakes all her life. Lois did lots of volunteering and was named Rock County Outstanding Senior Citizen in 1992. It was so good to see so many come and pay their respect to a loving faith-filled Christian lady. May God Bless the memory of Lois Poppen!
Pinochle scores for January 17th are:
1st - Dolly Peters and John Palaschak - 2nd - Marie Schwaback and Betty Herman - 3rd - Don and Robin Erlandson - 4th - Connie Lais and Marilyn Bergman.
Seems the gals are outplaying the guys! Keep it up gals!
Thanks to Mark Lonneman who helped me to my car after the basketball game! He also stated that it was good to see fans (who do not have children or grandchildren) attend the games. The varsity boys haven’t won a game, but they work so hard and never give up! Come and watch these young men, their coaches and managers, you will go home puffed up with pride!
Winning isn’t everything but working hard is what sports are all about!
The Knights of Columbus had another soup and sandwich luncheon last Saturday, January 20th. There was a very good crowd and the soup was delicious. Yes, they had the ham and bean and I got some to take home also! The K.C.’s do such a good job waiting on everyone!
Congratulations to Austyn Thier and Brenda Parsley for winning the two Catholic Daughter’s scholarship! Both girls are freshmen in their colleges, and both such lovely young ladies! their folks did a good job raising them!
Congratulations to Jason Kellen, rural Adrian farmer and son of Walter and Alice Kellen, who raised over 3,000 for Deep Freeze Dip last Saturday afternoon January 12th in Worthington! Jason had T-shirts printed with the names of all his sponsors. Jason is also the father of a second grader in the Adrian school district who will be taking swimming lessons this year.
Last week I wrote about the Red Cross being in Lismore on Tuesday, January 29th. This week I will write about the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Adrian on Wednesday, January 30th from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please call Al and Cindy Cox at office 483-2718 or their home at 483-2794. They need your precious blood!
Thank you Mary Weidert for your lovely “thank you” card! It was so appreciated! The Wilmont Recreation Center had a great Burger Night recently and now they are planning for a Pre-Valentine steak fry for February 9th starting at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sounds like a good time to take your “better-half” out for dinner! Mary states the Nobles County Cattlemen will do the grilling!
This writer is looking forward to the Inaugural of President Obama on Monday and the parade and festivities that follow. Hope the weather is good!
I’m glad the girls basketball game with Mountain Lake will be played here on Tuesday! They had quite a game at Fulda last week! Congrats on the win!