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April 26, 2013

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  Former Lismore residents Jim & Jane (Erdman) McCann will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family in Maui, Hawaii on April 28th, 2013.  You are invited to join in a card shower in their honor. Please send cards to: Jim & Jane McCann, 138 Buckeye Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

April 15th marked Alma Krogman’s 96th birthday.  Unfortunately, the birthday dinner with her family had to be postponed due to the April ice/snow storm.  Happy belated Birthday, Alma!

 The City Spring Clean-up has been postponed to a later date!  The City is working with Nobles County and FEMA on storm cleanup. At this time they are asking all residents to put tree debris at the curb for pick up. They will wait for all the snow to melt and weather conditions to improve before beginning the process of picking it up. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the city clerk at 472-8779. Thank you for your patience during the cleanup. 

Dave & Deb Lutmer were Friday night guests in the home of her sister, Vicki Dew.  Other guests included their sister, Carol Giroux of Wheaton and brother, Donald & Terrie Dew of Minot, ND.

The American Legion will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m.  Results of the annual smelt fry will be available.

Lismore Cooperative Telephone Company held their annual stockholders meeting on Wednesday.  Doug Brake, Darwin Veld and Jeff Diekmann were reelected as directors. Mark Loosbrock, Secretary, reviewed the financial statements and closed with a statement from the auditor, “This Company is in fantastic financial shape”! President Darwin Veld thanked the current employees, Tarri Joens, Erin Feikema, Travis Halbur, Tyann Prins and Kelli Brake for their dedication to the company. General Manager, Bill Loonan, thanked the board, staff and patrons for making it a successful year.  He gave a synopsis of the year reporting that the telephone company now has its own long distance service with competitive rates-no need for multiple bills; there are different speeds to choose from for internet service; they continue to install Direct TV and Exede Satellite internet service as well as the new 4G LTE Verizon Home Fusion internet service and have been selling Apple iPads with good reviews. Cell phone sales were phenomenal the past year with over 1100 sold.   The telephone company continues to stay abreast of the technology changes.  In closing, both Darwin and Bill stated that the goal of the company is to provide the best customer service and rates for the patrons.

Dates are filling up for the summer of 2013 for renting the shelter house for graduation parties and such! Call now to reserve a date!

We extend our sympathy to local residents, Scott Weiner and Jolleen (Chad) Neuenburg on the death of their mother, Arlys Weiner, of Reading.   Arlys and her husband, Don farmed near Fulda before semi-retiring into Reading.  She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, the MN Twins & Vikings and trips to the casino. Arlys is survived by her husband, Don, children Scott, Jolleen, and Jeff and seven grandchildren.  Blessed be her memory.

The St. Anthony Parish will again be awarding the Earl Loebig Scholarship to a high school senior planning to attend college next year and current college freshmen, sophomores or juniors.  Application forms are available at the parish office or entrance to the church.

Tidbits from years ago provided by Audrey Brake of St. Kilian as published recently in the Wilmont Shopper:

P. D. VanHorsen brought a sample of potatoes to town last week that had stayed in the ground all winter. They were sound and in good, if not better shape than if they had been kept in a cellar.

August Johanning, an ex-school teacher and a well-to-do bachelor, is now paying much attention to the raising of chickens, which, he says, bring him more money than anything else on the farm.

Henry Stoffel, of Leota Township, has three carpenters at work erecting a commodious hog house, a large machine shed and other minor buildings that give his premises the appearance of a small village.

Nick Lorang, son of Mark and Janine Lorang of Lismore and a senior at Adrian High School, was one of the 11 students from Adrian competing at the MSHSL State Speech Tournament this weekend.  He competed in the category of Great Speeches, in which students present and analyze a speech from history.  His speech was "The Freedom to Die" by Bill Clinton, given in 1993 about the problems of crime and gun violence that were of concern at that time and are prevalent again today, with the recent shootings in Newtown, CT, and Aurora, CO, and with recent debates in Congress over gun control.  This was Nick's first time competing at the state tournament and he competed alongside a total of 24 students in his category from around the state.  Another Adrian student, Amber Preuss, also competed in the same category as Nick, and both advanced to the final championship round after 3 preliminary rounds of competition.  Preuss finished in 5th place overall and Nick finished in 1st place as the state champion in his category!  Nick is the second student from Adrian ever to be a state champion.  Congratulations to Nick and the AHS Speech team, and their coaches, Jason Olson and Joyce McCarthy!

Barb & Shannon Reker were part of a group of approximately thirty relatives and friends who traveled to Bismark, ND for the wedding of Barb's niece. It was a great family gathering and roads were favorable for travel. 

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