The August 16th issue of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader had a full page story, with six colored pictures of Currie’s Minnesota’s Lake Shetek! As many in our area go to Lake Shetek to fish, boating, and all sorts of fun, it was most interesting to see the various things to do at Southwest Minnesota’s largest lake! The article lists five things to do while in that area: 1. Learn to canoe; 2. See the beautiful fall colors; 3. Visit the End-O-Line Railroad Museum at Currie; 4. 80th Annual Box Car Days in Tracy August 30th to September second 5. Birding an observation platform can be found at Eastlink Marsh. Take a drive up there and find out all about Lake Shetek.
Corporate good deeds tells us that PODS of Sioux Falls is providing storage for the household goods for injured National Guard Andrew Hanson of Luverne! Andrew lost both his legs in 2007 while serving in Iraq. Andrew’s home is being remolded by Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors. What a great good deed!
Carol and Jeff Tweet have been so grateful for all the volunteer help after their hog house burnt down last week. Thank God for good family and friends who rushed to help the Tweets!
Celine Klein returned home after a four day trip to Missouri. More about this event next week.
A large crowd of about 130 people gathered at the Dayton House in Worthington last Monday, August 12th for the unveiling of a permanent marker. The evening started at 5:00 p.m. with a delicious picnic on the lawn under the shade of the big trees. Pork Chops on a stick, potato salad, beans, watermelon and chocolate cup cakes, and lemonade in pint jars and no flies! Colleen Bents is the manager of the Dayton House with help from Jan Spoelstra and volunteers. The unveiling was done by two board members, Jim Nickel and Doug Tate. The marker was made possible with the help of the matching grant by the Minnesota Historical Society. Stop by and see the marker and have a tour of the Dayton House! Clarence and Ruth Bauer and Kay Cox represented Adrian for the evening.
Two more weeks and everyone can attend the annual Fall Dinner, September 8th at St. Adrian! All are welcome. Serving starts about 4:00 p.m. Rita Boltjes and Barb Strassberg are co-chairmen. They have found wonderful volunteers for this big event. Please come and enjoy.
Speaking of Rita - she is the one who planted the beautiful flowers around Fr. Beerman’s home! I love the flowers around Sandy and Les Henning’s home. The huge pots at the mailbox and driveway of Mike and Toni Bullerman country home, north on Highway #91, are outstanding! They even put several on the utility pole! They need lots of water too. Others may be beautiful too - just call me and I’ll put them in this column.
We still need a good soaking rain. Please pray! Crops are looking good, but another rain would be great!
I talked to Big Orv on Saturday morning, August 17th and he states that brother Jerald Green still has a long road ahead of him. He is not able to talk, but he understands what is going on. Keep Jerald and his family in your prayers!
Ten year old Austin Henning, son of Andy and Sara of rural Adrian was severely burned last week. He was flown to the burn center in the cities. He and his family need lots of prayers.
The hamburger and sweet corn served by the Knights of Columbus last Sunday was well attended and very good! I counted eight Knights behind the serving table. All wear plastic gloves and quickly passed out hamburges in buns, hot dogs and buns, fresh corn brushed with lots of melted butter! This writer was the only one with a terry cloth towel as a bib. Perhaps the oldest also! Thanks K.C.’s for a real treat.
Congratulations to Kathy Burzlaff for the great pictures she took at the Nobles County Fair 4-H young people. There are many who will be attending the Minnesota State Fair starting this week and going until Labor Day! The Daily Globe had a special section also. Four (4-H) is such a great learning experience for our young people.
A beautiful wedding took place Saturday, August 17th at 2:30 p.m. in St. Adrian Catholic Church. Kaitlyn Konz, daughter of Pam and Mike Konz wed Scott Voss, son of Gene and Roxie Voss, all of Adrian. The wedding was celebrated by Father Andrew Beerman. Music was provided by Karen Cook and Spencer Buss and canter was Leslie Slater. Grandparents of the couple are Vonnie Konz, Robert and Lynn Kieser, Jim and Toddy Voss and Adella Mager. Family members and good friends made up the bridal party. The reception and dance was held at the new Events Center in Worthington. The weather was perfect and everyone had a wonderful time. Congratulations Kaitlyn and Scott Voss.
Bob and Irene Reinke just got back from a trip to St. Louis, Missouri. They went for Bob’s grandson’s wedding on August 10th. Had a great time with family.