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August 20, 2013

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The obituary information written about Earl Erdman in last week’s Lismore column needs to be corrected.  Earl did not go on an Honor Flight to Washington, DC.  He and his wife, Joyce, his daughters Pam & Peggy and their husbands, Mark Luettel and Mark Meyer went on a vacation to the nation's capitol and enjoyed all the sights and memorials.  Earl was a Korean War veteran.  The Korean War Memorial was most impressive with its life-sized statues of soldiers in their combat gear.

Have you noticed the advertisement Sanford Luverne has been putting in local papers about being a hospice volunteer?  The gal in the plaid shirt is former Lismore resident, Mary Alice Lutmer, who now lives in Luverne.  Mary Alice has been "making a difference" in her community in many ways, but hospice is one area that is near and dear to her heart.  Mary Alice recently celebrated her 80th birthday.  Reaching that age is a milestone, but Mary Alice continues to show us that you're only as old as you want to be!  She certainly is not your 'average' 80' year old!! Staying active and always wearing a smile on her face, Mary Alice inspires us to be our best.  Happy belated birthday and many more, Mary Alice!  Belated greetings may be sent to her home at 221 Cashin Drive, Luverne, MN  56156.

  Karla (Krogman) Gedell and Theresa Van Lith, both of Minneapolis, were guests of Alma Krogman at the Oaks in Luverne on Friday.

Lismore Bar & Grill was mentioned in the Worthington Daily Globe “Heartland” supplement story about Precision Manufacturing & Machine, a business owned by Al & Maria Ahlers of Fulda.  This innovative couple refurbished the bar counter in Lismore, forming a piece of metal that is then powder and clear coated.  It is very nice looking, durable, and easy to clean.  The counter at Saloon #7 in Wilmont was also made by Ahlers and has the number 7 incorporated into it.   

The ladies of the 1st Presbyterian Church will be showcasing an array of salads and sandwiches at their annual free will offering supper on Monday, August 26th beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Legion Hall.  All area women (and men, too) are welcome!   

Congratulations to Brandon Weidert on his last Nobles County Fair!  Brandon, his brothers Nick & Justin, and parents Jeff & Jan Weidert have put in a lot of hours over the years with all their fair projects.  They've been a standard name in the dairy barn with their animals and won many showmanship awards.  The Weidert name is still a mainstay at the county fair with the children of John & Kim Weidert of Adrian taking over where Brandon, Justin & Nick left off. 

  Ruth Hubbling reported that last Sunday, August 4, Galen Krogman and two friends were on an overnight trip in Iowa and were heading back near Spirit Lake, IA. One of the riders did not see that Galen was slowing down to make a left hand turn and ran into the back of the camper trailer Galen was pulling. The impact ejected Galen from the motorcycle and the trailer came unhitched from the bike. The second friend ran into the bike of the first, so all three went down.  Galen was taken to Lakes Regional Hospital where he was admitted with a swollen knee, 3 broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken bone in the shoulder. He had some punctures in his lungs, which required a chest tube to drain fluids from the lungs. Galen was discharged on August 10 and is recuperating from his injuries at his home. 

  The Lismore Fire & Rescue will have their annual fundraiser of all-you-can-eat BBQ Pork or Turkey supper beginning at 5:00 on Saturday, August 17th. Firemen are selling tickets, which also entitle you for chances to win an assortment of prizes.

  With school starting on Monday, we all need to be reminded about safe driving.   Watch for children as they are walking as well as getting on and off the buses.  Remember that you need to stop when the bus has the stop sign out and the red lights flashing!  Let's keep our kids safe!

  Colleen Schlagel and Tori & Ty, of Eden Prairie were weekend guests in the home of her parents, Tom & Mary Krogman. Other visitors included Janelle Vis and Jason and Jenna of Brandon, SD. They all attended the Lorang anniversary and the Hebig family reunion on Sunday.  

  Did you look over the Official 2013 Minnesota State Fair guide that was in the Sunday Minneapolis Tribune? If you were being observant, you must have noticed a photo along side the green banner about "feeling the beat of the high school marching bands". Those bright gold plumes and the white and blue uniforms of the Adrian High School marching band stood out on the page! Take another look and see if you recognize any of the musicians!

Marv & Ruth Lorang started celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with their family by spending a week on Lake Elizabeth near Atwater, MN.  Enjoying a relaxing week together were:  Tom & Molly Lorang and family of Redwood Falls; Jean & Ivan Vargas and family of Dell Rapids, SD; Susan & Todd Roerig and family of Sioux City, IA; Lynn & Shawn Dearey & family of Durango, CO; and Kevin Lorang and Yig Malca of Minneapolis.  The celebrating continued on Saturday, August 10th.  Fr. Andrew Beerman said a special blessing at the 5:00 PM Mass at St. Anthony Church, which was followed by a hog roast open to the public.   Special guests from a distance included:  Kelly Redmond of Anchorage, AK;  Preacher & LeWayne Lorang and their children: Rod Lorang, Ellene & Mike Gibbs and their sons, Dan & Charlie and Margie & John Spinosa, all of the San Diego area.  Ruth noted that Preacher and LeWayne both celebrated their 90th birthdays this year!  The much-needed rain did not dampen their celebration, which continued until late at night. 

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