Pinochle scores: Big Orv states he only had two tables on Thursday, December 21st because of the big storm!
Scores for Thursday, January 3rd were as follows:
1st Jim Reese and Steve Banck - 2nd “Cannon” Mueller and Mike Schettler - 3rd Sue Egan and Bev Metz. Last Sunday at 10:30 Mass the Rod and Mary Scheidt family took up several pews plus several small pews! How good to see all their “kids” and “grandkids” home for the Holidays! They were all so happy to be home and enjoy the Holidays together last weekend. Their children are: Dan and Kim Brown and family, Stillwater; Dave and Jennifer Alexander and family of Blaine, MN; Scott and Saundra Snobl and family of Canby, MN; Casey and Cindy Scheidt and family of Sioux Falls and Carl and Natalie Zeigler and Charles of Dorcester, MA. A great family and all so friendly!
Always good to read about Madisyn Dingmann and her success playing hockey with the Luverne team! She is only an 9th grader, but does so well!
Thank you city crews for doing such a great job removing the snow!
St. Adrian Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon on Sunday, January 20th in the church hall. Serving starts at 11:30 . Everyone is welcome! A free will offering will be taken. Come and enjoy! This luncheon is open to the public.
Such a good front page on the weekend of December 29th and 30th of the Worthington Daily Globe! It was goods but also sad! Mary (Honermann) Weidert tells the story of the Community of Wilmont trying hard to keep the Cafe and Bowling alley open. It takes lots of volunteering and hard work just to “keep afloat” but those good people of Wilmont will do it! Also on the front page is one of the 2013 pictures of the new 2013 calendar by Brian Korthals, a great photographer who has spent a lifetime snapping the right photos! the calendar is a work of art! As I have written before - - (a letter to the Editor)- - that of Jim Brandenberg’s photos, that “He needs to move over”! Thank you Globe for a treasure! Also on the front page was a picture of Jay Scheidt ringing the Salvation Army Red Kettle!Jay is the son of the late “Pizza” Scheidt and Deb Scheidt. the Bell Ringers took in a total of $17,907.36! The volunteers manned the kettles from November 22nd through December 24th! What a great charity and what great volunteers! Thanks Jay!
It was such a pleasure to see and visit with Abby and Erika Henning, of Chicago, who were home for the Holidays. They are a delightful twosome and are willing to jump in and help wherever they are needed!
Our sympathy to the family and many relatives and friends of Delores (“Tootie”) Ashby. Delores died December 30th at the Luverne Sanford Hospital. Her funeral was Thursday, January 3rd at St. Adrian Catholic Church. The celebrant was Father Andy Beerman, assisted by Father James Sietz. Casketbearers were seven grandchildren! The other five grandchildren were Honorary Pallbearers. Delores also had nine great grandchildren, Delores or “Tootie” and her husband Kenny were married 37 years before his death in 1985. They farmed all of their married life. “Tootie” as she was lovingly called, was the mother of seven children, Steve, Karen, Kevin, Marcia and Jane. Two sons, Dallas and Jeffrey are deceased. “Tootie” was a joy to all in the Adrian Country Cottages when she moved there in 2010. Blessed be the memory of “Tootie” Ashby!
By the time you read this column, I will have been to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and back. My grandson John Cox, son of Mike and Cheryl Cox of Luverne and Sadie Dobrozsi daughter of Robyn and John Dobrozsi of Chicago were married January 5, 2013 at St. John the Evanglist Cathedral in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. the wedding was at 3:00 p.m. Officiating at the beautiful ceremony was Fr. Tom Jennings of St. Catherine’s Parish in Luverne. Amy Layfer, sister of Sadie, was Maid of Honor and Elissa (Cox) Wenthe, sister of John, also stood up for Sadie. Adam Cox was his brother’s best man and Mike Cox took the place of Ben Cox, who is on assignment somewhere overseas. Those making the trip (in a bus) from Minnesota were: Kay Cox, Al, Cindy and Whitney Cox all from Adrian; Mark, Lisa and Kevin Cox of Edina; Ann, Tommy and Katie Hoemburg of Blaine and Jimmie, Katie’s friend; and Mark, Mary, Jacqui and Christopher Taylor of Minneapolis. The drivers were Mark Cox , Al Cox, and Mark Taylor! Grandma Cox was willing to drive, but was denied! Brian Cox, brother of John came with the help of two aides and had a great time! Also coming from Minnesota were: Mary and Virgil Schutz of Luverne; Tom and Karla Schutz and family of Prior Lake; Judy and Mark Barlow and family of Rochester, MN; Elissa, Andrew and baby Annaliese of Fayette, Iowa and Jack and Liliann Schutz of Minneapolis. After the beautiful wedding, a reception and dance was held at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. John can now be called Dr. Cox! He is in his last year of Pediatric residency at Wisconsin Children's Hospital in Milwaukee. Sadie is also a doctor and has started her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. They will be living near the hospital in an apartment. It was a joyful happy wedding for everyone. Congratulations John and Sadie Cox!
After arriving home from the wedding of John and Sadie Cox, I have to write a bit more as I took some notes! The “fun” bus held 15 people which included the drivers. We laughed and talked all the way (9 hours) and nobody listened to anybody! At the wedding were a few more friends and relatives from around the country that I jotted down: Jane (Schraad) Melvin from California; Nancy and Bob Kaczvowski,, Lynette and Don Withelin, Jan and Russ Schneider and Deb and Ben Vander Kooi all of Luverne; also Natalie (Scheidt) and Carl Zeigler and baby Charles of Massachusetts. It was good to see the two Scheidt sisters Kim Brown and Jennifer Alexander who drove to Milwaukee to babysit Natalie’s little boy for the wedding, and then have some quality time as sisters do! I also must mention about the old elegant Pfister Hotel, where all the guests stayed and where the reception was held and also the brunch on Sunday morning! It was built in 1893 and known as “The Grand Hotel of the west.” It covers 1/2 a city block and because of the different kinds of material used, it is one of the most completely fireproof hotels in the nation! The lighting and heat and a sophisticated paging system allows guest, from their rooms, to summon the Bellman, Porter, Maid, etc. There is a two story lobby with a magnificent fireplace corner which has become the meeting place in downtown Milwaukee! The Pfister Art Collection throughout the huge hotel is magnificent! There are 80 pieces of framed works of art from many world famous artists throughout this huge hotel. It would take hours just to wander from floor to floor and read about each one! It was such a great experience to attend mass in the beautiful Saint John the Evangelist Cathedral, to watch and hear Father Tom Jennings marry a grandson and meet so many family and friends of the new bride Sadie! The reception and dance by a 10 piece band was delightful and the young people never stopped dancing! Even after the music stopped at midnight, many of the guests sat around and visited and had a good time till after 2:00 a.m. This great grandma called it quits much earlier! Thanks for bearing with me as I was so tired when I wrote this Sunday night.
Our Dragon wrestlers did a great job at the Owatonna tournament! First Place. Congratulations!
Many were shocked to hear about the death of HaroldSchutz.