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November 13, 2012

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Must start this column by stating what a great band we have! I went to the Burger Feed before the concert. The Countryside Inn did the huge burgers with all the trimmings! You can’t beat these homemade buns and the huge hamburgers! The band concert started right at 7:00 p.m. and I was home by 7:45! The drumline was terrific! Then the colorguard performed beautifully and then the whole marching band played several numbers. The 5th grade band members were introduced and also Senior recognition. The new drum major for 2012-2013 is Dillion John, son of Shelly and Jim John. I counted 65 students and 8 of those are Seniors! Director Deb McNeill is to be praised and congratulated along with the whole band. Thanks for a great evening.

The 2012 Ecumenical Thanksgiving Services will be held on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Adrian. Please bring several food items to be used for food baskets.

Our sympathy to the family and many friends of Jim Heronimus whose funeral was Tuesday, October 30th at the Brandon Lutheran Church in Brandon, SD. Jim and his wife Donna (Bruns) were married in Rushmore in 1970. They made their home on Jim’s family homestead for 27 years before moving to Brandon. Jim served as Youth Director for 7 years in Brandon Lutheran Church. Jim was in the military and was a proud volunteer of the Patriot Guards. Jim is survived by his wife Donna, two children Amy Kasten and husband Travis and son Jim Heronimus and wife Andrea and five grandsons, one brother Randy and Tammi (Bullerman) Heronimus. Two sisters Shirley and Beverly. Military Honors were provided by the Adrian American Legion Argonne Post #32. Jim’s pallbearers were members of the Patriot Guard. Jim will be dearly missed! Blessed be his memory!

Eric and Meredith Vaselaar drove to Notre Dame last weekend to visit their daughter, Rona, who is a Freshman at the University of Notre Dame, and to attend the ND football game against Pittsburgh. The Vaselaars were joined by guests, son Eldon (Milwaukee, WI), and Fr. Timothy Hall (Lewiston, MN). Their daughter Rona also attended the game! Notre Dame won by three points but it took three overtimes!

Big Orv’s had his regular Thursday Pinochle fun night last Thursday, November 1st: Winners were: 1st - Clarence Kellen and “Cannon” Mueller, 2nd - John Palaschak and “Dolly” Peters, 2rd - Kenny Schroggs and Joe Scheidt, 4th - Connie Lais and Marilyn Bergman. The 24 players had a great time!

Can’t believe that Bill and Carolyn Elias celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary! It was on Saturday night, October 20th. They held their anniversary celebration at the Countryside Inn and had a delicious buffet dinner. Attending were Carolyn’s brothers and sisters and their families. Carolyn was a Heitkamp and she and Bill Elias were married November 3, 1962. Those attending were: Jerry and Linda Heitkamp and family; of course Carolyn and Bill Elias and family; Carl and Cheryl Heitkamp and family; Judy and Ron Edmundson; Kathy and Ralph Roetzel and family; Anne and Denny Kruger and family; Mike Heitkamp; and Mr. & Mrs. Lane Liepold of Minneapolis. They had a great evening of karaoke singing, eating, reminiscing and lots of laughs. Congratulations Bill and Carolyn! Bill and Carolyn also had a party in Arizona before they came home this spring! A popular couple.

Bruce Heitkamp told this writer the Clint Kruger, son and Anne and Denny, told him how much he enjoys the Adrian Review and my column! Thanks Clint - I miss seeing you around! And thanks Bruce for the comment!

Speaking of Bruce, our HRA complexes are well taken care of! Willy Nath is “Jonnie on the spot” when I call for my little things, then Bruce checks real often! We are blessed.

Good spaghetti dinner Thursday, November 1st at the High School for the Cross-Country team. All the team and parents worked and there was a great crowd! Congratulations to the Cross County girls on theor 8th place at State. What a great achievement!

My tears ran as I listened to the football game. So close to winning and still so far! It was a heartbreaker for our Adrian Football Team!

St. Adrian held a beautiful Mass on Friday, November 2nd which was All Souls Day. There were 14 candles lit for those who died from the St. Adrian Parish and 7 from the Wilmont Parish. Special music was sung and many many other deceased parishner’s names were read by John Faber. Family members came forward to light a candle for those who died this past year.

Etta Schroeder attended a beautiful wedding uniting grandson, Adam Craig Myers to Brittany Kay Adrian on October 20th at 3:00 p.m. The wedding was held at Christ Lutheran Church at Glenco, MN. Pastor Katherine Rood officiated at the ceremony. A lovely reception was also held in Glenco. It was a great day for all the families and friends of the couple. Congratulations Adam and Brittany.

What a great bunch of kids that came “Tricks-or-Treating” on Halloween night. The little ones came early and were so very polite and happy!

Gleaned from Crossroads which is from the United Methodist Churches of Adrian and Magnolia.

As humans, we need to take one day at a time and give God the glory; because God will take care of what we need for today and tomorrow. So as you forge ahead in the months of November and December, remember to stop and give God thanks for what God will be providing for you today and tomorrow. Blessings to each of you during this beautiful and abundant fall season! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Thank you Pastor Kristi!

The First Baptist Church in Adrian held their annual ladies Thanksgiving lunch/ brunch on Saturday, November 3rd at 11:30 a.m. The church parlor was filled with women and several younger girls. Their tables were decorated beautifully and the food most delicious! Over cups of hot coffee, Pastor Barr’s wife Elayna spoke briefly on the book of Titus in the New Testament. Her words touched all hearts! Thank you Baptist ladies for a wonderful time! P.S. I sat at the table with friend Bonnie Rogers whose grandson is quarterback on the Adrian football team and she said how badly all felt when they lost on Friday. Also at our table was Gladys (Hartog) Siefkes of Worthington who graciously poured coffee!

Dear Hilda Tweet passed away on October 31st and went to be with her Savior. Hilda celebrated her 95th birthday on October 28th with her children and grandchildren. Hilda and her late husband Lewis lived on the family farm near Lismore. Hilda was a loving joyful person, but she also suffered great grief in the deaths of her husband, a daughter Pat, a son-in-law Guy and a daughter-in-law, Donna. Hilda loved the Lord and that love sustained her until death. Hilda is survived by Bonnie and Doug Langland; Rod and Aileen Tweet; Chuck and Barb Tweet; Karen and Jerry O’Nan, and 27 grandchildren who all loved her deeply. Hilda will be dearly missed! God Bless Hilda Tweet!

Lismore Presbyterian Church will have their annual Soup and Dessert Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 11th in the American Legion Hall. It will be from at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Those ladies make delicious soup and the desserts are great too! do that?

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