A beautiful wedding took place at St. Adrian on Saturday, July 20th when Jennifer Recker was wed to Andrew Echternach. Jennifer is the daughter of Todd and Janel Recker of Adrian and Andrew is the son of Craig Echternach and Christine and Chris Luther. The bridal couple chose members of their immediate families and good friends to make up the wedding party. Father Andrew Beerman officiated at the ceremony. Special music was performed by Monty Reker and Mary Krogman was the Cantor. The wedding reception and dinner was held at the Pioneer Village in Worthington! Congratulations and best wishes to Jennifer and Andrew Echternach! The couple have bought the former Serfling home.
Austyn Thier, daughter of Jon and Jodi Thier, who is a student at Clarke University in Dubuque, IA was one of several student/athletes to be named recipient of the 2012-13 Midwest Collegiate Conference Champions of Character Award! This board recognizes students who are committed to the five core values of the program which are: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and leadership! Clarke University is a member of the NAIA and also the Midwest Collegiate Conference. Congratulations Austyn, you make Adrian proud!
Elissa (Cox) Wenthe and 13 month old daughter Annaliese of Fayette, IA stopped to see great-grandmother Kay Cox on July 24th. They had been visiting Elissa’s parents Mike and Cheryl Cox in Luverne and of course grandpa Virgil and grandma Mary Ann Schutz.
Fran and Don Jueneman of Arizona stopped into Subway for morning coffee on July 25th. They had just come from the Twin Cities where they visited the Taylor clan. They were in this area for several weeks. Good to see you Fran and Don!
Celine Klein returned home Saturday afternoon after spending several days with the Connie and Joel Hesse family in Jackson. The family went to Granite Falls on Saturday for the graduation of Bradley Hesse who graduated from the Law Enforcement Program. They covered a few miles but had a great time being together.
Don’t forget to bring your good warm coat and jackets, mittens, scarves to the Tony Parsley garage AFTER September 15th. They will not be accepted before that date as the garage is being used for family events.
Fall dinner at Lismore St. Anthony Church is September 8th. Save that date. Then St. Adrian will be having their dinner on September 15th. A little early reminder but mark your calendars now.
Had a nice visit in Brandon with Terri Peterson after several appointments in Sioux Falls on Friday, July 26th. We caught up on a lot of happenings since McCall and Will Lutmer’s wedding. Good to see you Terri.
Kay Cox and her sister Laura Bosch who lives at Bethany Meadows in Brandon, SD took in the well known play “A Second Helping--the Church Basement Ladies”. The play was held at the beautiful Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center located in the Brandon High School. The theatre holds 800 people and we didn’t see an empty seat! This hilarious play has been in the Twin Cities and also Brookings besides Brandon on July 8th through 28th in different time slots with other shows. “Basement Ladies” played four times with sell-out crowds. For this matinee we had front row seats as I ordered the tickets as soon as I saw it was in Brandon. There was a laugh a minute with a cast of five who performed ten great musical numbers! I recommend this play for everyone. The setting is a country Lutheran Church basement. The play is set in 1969-1970, it was really a great show!
Called Big Orv on Monday morning for his weekly comments on his brother Jerald Green. Jerald is a little bit improved! Cards can be sent to him at Sanford/Sioux Valley at 1210 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104. Please continue praying for Jerald.
Essmans had many good comments on the very busy weekend of “Christmas in July” weekend. Talked to Margaret Essman Monday and she was pleased to hear about the compliments.
Talked with Deb Kroon Monday afternoon, July 29th to get her assessment of the Christmas in July food stand that she was chairman of. Deb stated that it was very successful, even though all the financial parts are not complete. Deb and three other women met one afternoon and called all the people who worked and gave them their shift schedule. Amazing was that eight ladies donated two pies each to the stand and had not even been called!! Because of those donations they didn’t run out of pies. Only two whole ones left and they were sold! They ran out of pork burgers and buns and only had two scoops of potato salad left. They served so many over the noon hour. All the help agreed that it was the best of any food stand since it was started several years ago! Thanks Deb!