Lismore's talented singing sensation, "Gloria Jean" Wieneke is headed to Nashville this week! She has been invited by the Shot Gun Red Variety Show (airs on cable/RFD tv) to sing and do an interview. She will work with their band and record on Tuesday at the Nightlife Dinner Theatre in Nashville. Best of luck to you, Gloria... we will wait to hear more!
The Adrian 6th grade basketball boys had a great game against Edgerton Christian on Saturday afternoon. The game was tied 25-25 at the end of regulation. In the first overtime, Nathan Rahe (son of Luke & Jen) scored TWO free throws with seconds remaining to tie the game at 27, sending it to the second overtime! Good job, Nathan! The Dragons were unable to win the game, but it sure was exciting!
Jared & Jenn (Weiss) Stone arrived in Minnesota on Saturday after a long drive from their former home in Bremerton, WA. Jenn is the daughter of Vickie & Ken Leinen and has spent the last four years in the US Navy. Jenn & Jared were glad to be back in Lismore, eating some of the best food at the Lismore Bar! The Stone’s continued on to Rochester where they will make their new home.
New Years night visitors in the Vera Loonan home were her grandson, Chris Loonan and his girlfriend, Sylwia, from Berlin, Germany.
Our sympathy to the Jerry & Mary Kellen family on the loss of Mary's mother, Verena Driessen. Verena was 94 years old and lived a very active life in the Wilmont community. She was devoted to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church where she was a member of the CCW and CDA. Verena loved gardening, flowers, and playing a good game of cards. God bless her memory.
Guests in the Jerry & Mary Kellen home to celebrate Christmas and attend the funeral of their grandmother and great-grandmother, Verena Driessen, were: Mike & Rhonda Kellen of Jordan; Kayla & Nick Weber of Savage and John & Ann Kellen and Amber of Waconia.
Did you watch the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade? Leon Sieve, son of Leon & Delores of rural Lismore/WIlmont, and a 1988 AHS graduate, was one of the three directors who led the Rosemount High School band as they marched down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, CA on New Year's Day. Sieve was influenced by many to pursue a musical career and is in his 12th year at RHS. The RHS band is Minnesota's largest marching band and has taken many impressive trips, to China, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii! Taking 850 people to California, the band chartered two planes. Extensive fundraising has been on going for the group. What a true labor of love for these musicians. Congratulations to Leon and the RHS band!