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October 2, 2012

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What a great night that the Adrian Student Council put on at the Luverne Pizza Ranch last Monday, September 17th! At 5:30 kids and adults were standing on the sidewalk in a long line waiting to eat, to work and to donate to their classmate Shelby Schieck. The volunteers worked in the kitchen, in the dining areas and any where there was a need! The food, as usual, was most delicious and there was plenty! So good to see so many teachers and parents and the general public who read about the benefit and decided to help! In speaking to Mom Ann Schieck, who was overwhelmed at the crowd, reports Shelby stays about the same and will be moved to a facility in St. Paul. May God be with this family and may God bless all who came to the benefit to help!

Our volleyball gals are doing so well! I went to the game last week and they won all three! At the game I was delighted to have Nicki (Wittry) Platt come over to give me a hug and sat down to visit for a few minutes. A nice young man and his son were close by and they brought me a sack of popcorn! Turns out he is Mike Fey, the husband of our coach Cheryl Fey of Edgerton! I asked him about the Fey Industries and his family owns the business that was started in 1965. He knows my son Mike who has an office in Edgerton. Small world! Mr. Fey said his business was made better because of employees like Nicki Platt who works for him! What a nice compliment to hear about Nicki! I left the game feeling I had made new friends and then the winning of the games was perfect. I must comment on the young high schoolers who are doing quite well picking up the trash! They could do a little bit better, but that will come! I’m sure our custodians are happy with the extra help!

P.S. The Star Spangled Banner was sung by our new music director, Deb McNeill! Fantastic!! What great talent we have in our Adrian Schools!

St. Adrian Fall Dinner and Bazaar was a success! The day was perfect weatherwise, the food delicious and everyone worked hard. Many of the regulars were missing due to harvesting and those who attended the wake service for Bob Klein in Carroll, Iowa. The leftovers were sold and a big thank you to Tony and Darla Parsley and Duane and Rita Boltjes! Wonderful co-chair persons! I think close to 500 were served. The beef from Countryside Inn fork tender and delicious! It was a great day for everyone!

Special thank you to Ron Lonneman and son Mitchell who followed me home from the volleyball game because my tail lights weren’t working! They were taken care of the next morning! Thanks Ron and Bob Kunkel!

My good neighbor Etta Schroeder lets me use her extra cell phone when I go out of town! Good neighbor Lorraine Jones keeps me supplied with tomatoes! Her last Farmers Market was September 22nd.

I had laser eye procedure on Monday, September 24th. I hope it will help me read better. I have great faith in God and in my doctor!

Whitney Cox was home for the weekend from her classes at SDSU at Brookings. She had an assignment for the weekend to interview some over the age of 65! She chose me and we had a good time going over my life! She had never known that my grandparents died a long time ago and I had never met them. She feels very fortunate to have known and loved her grandparents! And we all love her.

Austyn Thier daughter of Jon and Jodi is a freshman at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. At the first cross country race she entered she broke the school record! What a thrill. Congratulations Austyn and we all wish you many more good runs!

Dear little infant Landon John Douglas Hokeness son of Troy and Desirie passed away shortly after birth at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls. He was baptized in Christ soon after birth. Little Landon died peacefully in the arms of his parents after a struggle with a heart defect. Landon is survived by his parents Troy and Desirie, brother Carson and sister Emerson; his grandparents John (Jack) and Jane Hokeness of Rushmore; Doug and Jan Brusseau of Elk Point, SD; great grandparents Bernard and Betty Brusseau, Spearfish, SD; Uncle Chad and Stacy Hokeness and their children; Troy and Sara Christie and daughter; Lori Hokeness of Chicago; Chris and Brooke Brusseau and daughter of Sioux Falls, SD; and great Uncle Craig and Toni Whitlock and daughter of Tea, SD. Troy and Desirie are so grateful for all the loving care given to them by the staff at Sanford Medical Center and the compassion of the Doctors and nurses. Heritage Funeral Home made the arrangements. Memorial services were held on Monday, September 24th at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Our deepest sympathy to the Hokeness family.

A large crowd attended the annual soup and dessert supper at the Immanual Presbyterian Church six miles south of Rushmore. The soup was hot and delicious and the desserts were many and such a great variety! It was good to see so many men, elder and young, working in the kitchen and helping in the dining area. This writer took time to go into the church and admire all the stain glass windows and large cross. I know they were all made by Dave Boldt some years ago. We were welcomed at the door and a smiling good bye when we left! See you next year, God willing!

A beautiful wedding was held in Luverne Saturday afternoon at St. Catherine Catholic Church. It was the ceremony uniting Alyssa Klein daughter of Tom and Sandy Klein to Michael Amborn, son of Kevin and Michele Amborn. Grandparents are Bill and Carolyn Elias, Celine Klein and Wayne and Dorothy Gustofson. Family members and good friends were members of the bridal party. Father Tom Jennings did the officiating. It was a beautiful fall day for the wedding! The reception was held in Brandon, SD, at the Holiday Inn Express. Congratulations Alyssa and Michael Amborn!

Adrian won their football game! The Gophers won! The Twins won! The Vikings won! The weather is good for the harvesting! Don’t forget to thank our dear God!

Only ten days left to register for “2012 Adrian Buddy Walk” at last count 568 people have registered for the October 6th event at the Lower Park! What a great response! To receive a form or to make a donaiton, contact Julie Kramer at 507-394-2342 or Shelli De Groot at 507-443-5027, Stacey Rolling at 507-449-0575 or Kim Weidert at 507-483-2514. Remember the date October 6th!

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