Sand Creek Chatter – 8/29/2012
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Martin Tandberg and Jeff Taylor and son, Phillip, went to the Moon Lake Threshing Show near Turtle Lake on Saturday, August 18.
Hannah Gustum of Eau Claire and Tessa Gustum of Sand Creek participated in the presentation of the stage play, “Beowulff” held at the State Theater in Eau Claire on Aug. 17, 18 and 19.
Paul Gilberts’ sister, Sandra and husband, Jerry Blair of Greenville, South Carolina recently spent a week with Paul and LouAnn Gilberts and family and friends.
Our postmaster, Mary Mikula, had foot surgery at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire on Aug. 22 so she will be using crutches in the coming weeks. We will really miss her at the postoffice.
Inez Schrader visited Bud Schroeder and Kay Heglund at Medford on August 21.
Dick and Elaine Clemmens went to Northwoods Shore Resort on August 17. They enjoyed riding on the Wild River Trails.
Then on the weekend of Aug. 24 – 26, Dick and Elaine traveled to Barnes for more 4-Wheeling.
Bill and Gloria Berg, Vickie Meinen and Carol Gustum attended the 50th wedding anniversary for Orland and Lois Gustum held in the Cadott Methodist church on August 18.
Larry and Gladys Hettler from Prentice, spent the day of August 23 with Inez Schrader. Larry is a brother of the late Ray Schrader.
Dan Toycen and Elaine Toycen visited with Gerald Madison at Country Terrace in Bloomer on August 15 which happened to be the day that Gerald’s wife, had her hip surgery at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire and Gerald was unable to be with Anna, so their visit was a special encouragement to Gerald.
The John Welch family of Madison came to the home of Louie and Judy Reetz on Friday, August 17, so Louie and Judy could baby-sit baby Jacob.
Then on Saturday, Aug. 25, Grandma Judy Reetz, Aunt Jamie Bowe and Uncle Jack Welch drove to Madison to celebrate Jacob’s first birthday on the weekend. Also making the trip from Elmwood, were: Jennelle and Jeff Wolf and 3 children.
On the return trip, plans were made to stop at Black River Falls to join Grandpa Louie to celebrate Reese Cowley’s 6th birthday.
Nancy Erickson and Swanee Rasmussen visited Anna Madison at The Maplewood in Bloomer on August 23 where Anna was recovering from her August 15 hip surgery in Eau Claire. The recovery is slow.
They also called on Gerald Madison at the Country Terrace.
Attending the Bitney Family Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 18, were: families from Oxfordville, WI near Janesville, and the Twin Cities. Roughly 50 members were present including the children of Mac and Jeanette Lofthus.
Jack and Kathy Vlcek of Eau Claire visited George and Delores Vlcek on Aug. 24 and had a “coffee visit” plus receiving vegetables to take home. George and Delores’ son, Harold came to can beets and tomatoes. and their grandson, Hunter, came to spend the day on Friday with Grandpa and Grandma Vlcek.
Kurt and Janene Hanson, Ryan and Nicole, took Stephanie (who has been home this summer) to the Mpls. airport on Thursday, August 23 to fly to Christ Church, New Zealand where she will be working with Missions and WyWam.
Scott Smith and his wife, Debbie and daughter, Nicole, were home from California a week ago on Sunday, Aug. 19 so members and friends of the Smith family got together to picnic at the new home of Juel and Kathy Smith in Eau Claire.
The Chetek High School Class of 1962, celebrated their 50th H.S. Class Reunion for 3 days including Thursday evening Aug. 23 for a social evening at Gilligan’s. On Friday morning, they enjoyed a golf outing at Sioux Creek. A banquet was held on Friday night at Rolling Oaks in Barron. Then on Saturday, they had a nostalgic school-bus tour in and around Chetek followed by a picnic at Dennis Knutson’s cabin on Ten-Mile Lake. Among those planning these “fun times”, were: Carol Anderson, Denny Knutson, Ingrid Rothenbuehler, Anita Jenson, Royce Matson, and Lowell Kaub. Around 50 people enjoyed the various events of the long weekend.
Carol Anderson left the U.S.A. on Sunday afternoon to return to Slovakia for Orientation in the school she has been located during the past 3 years with plans to come home in October.
News has been in previous papers, however PLAN ahead to join the New Hope women in Sand Creek for a Talent Show that begins at the church on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. after a dinner from 11:30 to 12:30.
Vocal and instrumental music will be performed by folks from our neighborhood. The Men’s Group will serve dessert after the show. Everyone is welcome.