The American Legion Auxiliary will be sending Christmas greetings to servicemen from our area. Please send their addresses to Bette LeBrun as soon as possible. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call her with their address at 472-8445.
Thanksgiving Day noon dinner guests in the home of Earl & Joyce Erdman were: Earl Erdman of the MN Veterans Home in Luverne; Pam & Mark Luettel of Adrian; Tara & Corey Luettel and Ainsley of Medford; Peggy & Mark Meyer of Rushmore; Alyssa Meyer of St. Cloud; Matthew Meyer of Sioux Falls, SD: Nancy Decker and Chase of Yale, SD; Gail Erdman of Primghar, IA; Randy Egenes of Hawarden, IA; Mike Erdman and Megan & Amber of Lismore and Heather Killfer of Leota. Afternoon guests were Rod & Ruth Erdman of Pipestone and Randy & Marissa Erdman of Columbus, NE.
Ray & Bette LeBrun were early Thanksgiving dinner guests last Sunday at the Jim & Anne LeBrun home in Adrian. Other guests were Alex & Brandon and their aunt, Mavis King from Dell Rapids. Thanksgiving Day visitors at Ray & Bette’s home in the morning were: Bill & Patty LeBrun and girls. They delivered cookies they had made the day before and were on their way to Wilno to have Thanksgiving dinner with Patty's Aunt Regina and Aunt Aggie and about 60 other guests. This is a tradition in their family for over 40 years and one they wouldn’t want to miss. The LeBruns were dinner guests in Adrian at the home of Marty & Josie LeBrun and Emily, Wendy and Sam and Grandma Lena from New Hope. A truly Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!
It's always a pleasure to learn things about our community members.
Last week's in depth story in the Nobles County Review's insert gave us the inside scoop on Jerry Kellen's passion for model trains. He has quite a set up and Jerry and Mary are always willing to give a “tour”!! Hats off to the Review's reporters for these interesting articles!
The surrounding communities are again mourning the loss of one of our young people. Shelby Schieck died Wednesday evening at the Luverne Hospice Cottage from injuries she suffered in a July car accident. She had been in hospitals in Sioux Falls and St. Paul prior to the Cottage. Her mother, Ann (Klein) Schieck, notified Shelby's Caringbridge followers that she passed away peacefully in her arms and surrounded by her family. There is no doubt that her father, Terry, was waiting for his daughter in heaven as they shared a close relationship. Mom Ann and siblings Thea, Ryan, and Amber will miss their spunky daughter/little sister as will her extended family, classmates, and friends. Rest in peace, Shelby.
Congratulations to Marv Lorang on reaching a milestone of over 11 gallons of blood donated to the Red Cross.
Celebrating Thanksgiving with Glenn & Jackie Wieneke and helping to eat a 25 lb. turkey were: Jason, Angie & Jonny Beek of Inwood IA; Kim & Adalynn Cox and Joshua Wieneke of Luverne; Brandon & Jenn Kirchner of Yankton, SD and Airman Matthew Kirchner of Ft. Lewis-McChord of WA. Coming later in the day were: Troy, Connie & Tori Wieneke of Slayton; Eric Wieneke of Reading and friend Jes Hermeling of Worthington; Nate Wieneke of Madison and friend, Carrisa Thomas of Hadley. Joshua stayed the weekend with his grandparents and accompanied Grandma Jackie to see Matthew Kirchner before he flew back to Ft. Lewis-McChord WA. Later Angie & Jonny Beek and Josh and Grandma went to see the dinosaur exhibit at the Convention Center. The boys enjoyed learning about the dinosaurs!
Laura Erdman, daughter of Mike and Pam continues to recover at the Sanford Children’s Hospital. You can follow her progress at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/erdmanlaura. Her address is: Laura Erdman. 17218 Cory Ave, Lismore, 56155.
The American Legion will hold their monthly meeting on December 3rd at 7:00 p.m,
The combined Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Worship Service was held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with families from both the First Presbyterian Church and the Catholic Church attending. The Rev. Terry Olthoff and Fr. Andrew Beerman each spoke on the acronym, THANKS—Trials yet Hope, Agonies yet New creation, Knowledge of sin yet Saving grace. Music was provided by choirs from both churches. Fr. Beerman closed with a prayer and a blessing over everyone. A free will offering was taken for the Nobles County Christmas Baskets and Food Shelf.
Let the Catholic Daughters help you with your holiday baking. On December 8th, they will hold a bake sale before and after the 5:00 p.m. Mass at St. Anthony. The Council of Catholic Women will host a spaghetti supper also following Mass.
Family members throughout Thanksgiving Day and the weekend to celebrate with their mother, Darleen Lutmer were: Debby & Frank Wieneke and Tom & Christy Preuss and family, all of Adrian; Gary Lutmer and his wife, Roxy Scholl, St. James; Ryan & Lindsey Rydland, Fridley; Bruce & Ruth Lutmer, Brooklyn Park; Rick & Linda Lutmer and Katie & Adam, Omaha; Linda Bartl and Matt & Lucas and their friend, Maddy; Lori Delano, Annandale; McCall Heitkamp, Sioux Falls; Dave & Deb Lutmer and Cody & Will, Patty Johnson and Jeff Lutmer, all of Lismore.
Mike, Tonya, Jacob, Tori and Mallory Brake; Tina and Jeremy, Nathan and Avery Rosenberg; Ann and Dan, Sophia and Ben Studnicka, were Wednesday-Friday visitors in the home of Jack and Nancy Brake. Thanksgiving Day they were guests of Ginny Henning and Judy and Don Lorenzen of Wilmont. Other guests included Norma and Dave Balster, Chris Balster, Jennifer Klenken and Emma, Colin and Trenton.