On Tuesday, October 1st, Nancy Brake drove to Shakopee to look after and be the fun gramma for 3 1/2 year old Sophia and 1 year old Benjamin, children of Ann and Dan Studnicka while day care had a few days off.
A bone tired gramma then joined Jack at Granite Falls Friday evening and they began the Meandering Upper UN. River Art Crawl. This stretches from Granite Falls to Ortonville with 45 artists in art centers, homes, home studios, and barns. This was the 10th year of the Crawl, our first time but not the last.
Elmer & Judy Wieneke's granddaughter, Meagan Meier was crowned homecoming queen at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall in early October. Meagan is studying psychology at SMSU and her parents are Apryl & Tom. Apryl was a former homecoming queen at Adrian High School "not that long ago". (If you're wondering who was king... it was Brad Lynn)
A capacity crowd filled the Community Center in Iona, Minnesota Friday evening for a night of good food and great entertainment. "The Men in Black" were well received by the audience who applauded heartily with every song. Fr. Mark McNea, Fr. Andrew Beerman, Fr. Will Thompson, Fr. Jeffrey Dobbs, and Fr. Tim Biren showcased their musical talents for the benefit of raising money for Faith Formation. Oldies, classics, and even some Irish & German tunes had the crowd toe tapping and even singing along! A delicious pork loin dinner was served by the Faith Formation students who were so polite and efficient with their service; they were dressed sharply in black and white. The tables were beautifully done and decorated in a Fall theme. What an enjoyable evening. If you get a chance to see "The Men in Black", do so. You will not be disappointed!!
Spending the weekend in Lismore for the opening of pheasant hunting were: Bruce & Ruth Lutmer of Brooklyn Park and Rick Lutmer and Adam of Omaha, NE.
Minnesota Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Habitat for HumanityŽ International have developed a partnership to build homes and support the effort of a house to be built in Minnesota with an estimated annual grant of $10,000. The funding of this CDA grant is made possible by the annual Gummi Bear fund raising project conducted by local CDA courts. Donations will be collected on October 19-20 at the weekend Masses for the 4-Parish Cluster.