Sand Creek Chatter – 2-13-2013

On Saturday, January 25th, Angie, Roci and Camila Hanson enjoyed a Jr. Poms dance clinic put on by the CW High School dance team. After the 4 hour clinic, the group performed for parents and then again the following Friday at school and during half time at the girls basketball game.

Doris and Herb Tallman returned home last week from an 8-day visit with Doris’ sister, Myra, in Palm Springs, CA.

The Senior Citizens’ group had a nice turn-out on Feb. 4 when Carol Anderson showed some pictures and told of her experiences from 4 years of teaching English in Slovakia. It was interesting to learn of their favorite food for a community celebration.

Jim and Jessica Hanson hosted the Newell family Christmas on Saturday, February 2nd. Christmas had been delayed due to an early arrival (Jessica’s sister had her baby 3½ weeks early) and then sicknesses in the family.

The Hanson family was joined by Jessica’s sisters, Rachel (Patrick) Lytle and new daughter, Elise; and Eliza (Alfonso Hunter) and children. The family enjoyed a traditional family recipe dinner of porcupine meatballs and mashed potatoes. After dinner, Christmas gifts were exchanged. Thank goodness for artificial Christmas trees.

Louie and Judy Reetz went to Steph and Ben Moerke’s home in Chippewa Falls on Saturday, Feb. 2 when they celebrated Josh’s first birthday. Also in attendance were Tracey and Dave Cowley, Trey, Reese and Brooks from Black River Falls and paternal grandparents from Duluth and Stevens Point.

Jim, Jessica, Nate, Josh, Camila, Angie and Roci were the guests of Michael Nelson and Kelly Esterby on Super Bowl Sunday. The two families enjoyed a variety of appetizer food and a good football game.

Lisa Gustum, the daughter of Tom and Sue Gustum, celebrated her 8th birthday on Feb. 5 with cake and ice cream with the family.

Sandy Anderson spent the last 4 days at the Convention Center in Mpls. with Danette Nelson. They were passing out information for Wisconsin Indianhead Country at the RV and Camping Show, promoting tourism for Northwest Wisconsin.

Claire Knutson, the daughter of Tim and Dawn Knutson turned 11 on Feb. 8 and she had 10 girl friends over after school for supper and making crafts.

Doris and Herb Tallman met family members in Bloomer on Feb. 9 as Paul Dietsche’s daughter, Aly, played in the basketball tournament. They were joined by Joanie and Dean Lindau, Dan Dietsche and Deb Avenido.

Rocky Thompson of Minocqua, arrived home on Feb. 10, to visit his mother, Sue Piotrowski for a few days.

The Madison family, who grew up in Sand Creek sang by request at the funeral service for Mrs. Warren (Ila) Madison at St. John’s Lutheran church in Bloomer on Feb. 9 The singers were: Merlin, Carlie, Paul, Homer and Diana Madison and their sister, Carolyn Ray. They sang several songs as requested.

The Sand Creek Pipers 4-H Club members delivered decorated valentine cookies to Seniors in the area on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10.