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September 27, 2013

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A large crowd attended the wake and funeral services for Edie Jensen on Thursday and Friday. The funeral last Friday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, a lone Bagpiper in full dress greeted the people attending by playing music outside. He also led the two ministers and the coffin in church. It was a wonderful tribute to Edie. The Piper was Mike Brendenback of Macalester College. Rev. Bonnie Roys and Rev. Robert Bartlett officiated at Edie’s funeral. Edie is survived by two daughters, Patty Habeck and Suzanne Birnbaum and three grandchildren. Her husband Lester Jensen and granddaughter Tamarah preceded her in death. Edie was well known for her works of charity and her colorful hats and outfits! She especially liked to drive her cars in area parades! She drove in the Adrian parade in July and gave nine beautiful red roses to different people in the street. God Bless the memory of Edie Jensen.

Congratulations to King Jordan Dingmann and Queen Nicole Knips who were chosen by the student body of Adrian High School last week! Jordan played a great game of football at the Homecoming game last Friday against the Maccray Wolverines. As a fan I am grateful that I can drive down through the south gate and watch and hear the game. Thanks to the Chain Gang, I can get home in the dark without a worry. Adrian played so well and Bruce Heitkamp announces so well and the cheerleaders performed so well that I had a delightful evening. Thanks to Russ Loftus for a cup of hot chocolate! It was a good day! Congratulations to all the young men and ladies who were nominated for the Homecoming Court! We do have great young people in our schools! Nicole Knips makes a beautiful Queen.

Our Volleyball team won all three games against Fulda last week. I thank Willy and Margie Nath for getting me home! Now here I must mention that I was dismayed to see so much “junk” left on the seats and aisles where the student fans sit! Come on “kids”, you all know better! If you bring something to eat, please take the empty container out and place it in the garbage containers. Lets keep our beautiful gym one to be proud of.

The Nobles County Development Achievement Center (DAD) held an open house September 18th at their building on Nobles Street in Worthington. The DAC started in a small room next to the furnace room in Adrian in 1963! They moved to the basement of the old courthouse in Worthington for several years until they were able to buy the building on Nobles Street where they still are. Last Wednesday they celebrated 50 years! They have 65 clients and about 20 employees. The director is Bob Schrieber and he does a fantastic job making sure that all clients are treated with respect and dignity. The employees are just as caring and helpful. There are nine board members who meet regularly. From the western part of Nobles County, Bette LeBrun from Lismore and Kay Cox of Adrian are both long time board members. The open house was set up and visitors toured the building. Nobles County should be very proud of the DAC. Court Santa Maria #247 of the Catholic Daughters in Adrian have taken the clients of the DAC under their loving care and host two parties a year. A fun hamburger picnic dinner in July and a Christmas party in December. The clients are so excited to see the “ladies” come and entertain them. Thanks Court #247! You are great.

Our Tennesse Ave. neighbors were shocked to hear about the sudden deaths in the terrible car and semi accident on Friday, September 20th at the intersection of U.S. 71 and Jackson County 4. Those killed were Donna Kanuch and her daughter Norma. Donna is a sister to Etta Schroeder who lives next door to Kay Cox. Etta was notified while in Mankato attending a reunion. She went to Jackson immediately to help with funeral arrangements. Our sympathy to Etta and her family.

Congratulations to Nicole Slater who came in second at the huge Milaca Mega Meet high school Cross Country meet at Milaca, MN, last Saturday. Nicole was one of 200 finisher's! Adrian was 12th in team standings!

Kay Cox was notified of the death of another 1943 Luverne High School classmate. Mrs. Lorraine Loveland of Arizona passed away several weeks ago. A tie to Adrian is Lorraine was a sister to the second Mrs. “Jiggs” Donnelly. “Jiggs” was owner of the Adrian Drug Store.

Big Orv reports brother Jerald is glad to be home. He loves to talk - Orv says! Lots of therapy.

Taken by mistake from St. Adrian Fall dinner is a 9 x 13 teflan cake pan with Kay Cox name (in large black letters) on the side! Please leave in church basement.

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