Sand Creek Chatter – 4-24-2013

Sean Ray and Alex Vaughn, grandson of Tom and Judy Vaughn, represented New Auburn School at the Statewide Skills America Competition at the Dells on April 11th, 2013 Sean built a C02 propelled car and placed first in State with a gold medal.

[emember_proteted] Alex built a replica of the Saturn 5 rocket and placed second in the State with a silver medal.

Alex Vaughn, grandson of Tom and Judy Vaughn was crowned King at the New Auburn High School Prom on Saturday, April 13.

Grandson of Tom and Judy Vaughn, Alex Vaughn, was sworn in for the Army National Guard and will go for Basic Training in August, then he will go on to Technical School to study Military Intelligence Imagery.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Eda Keltner, including George Keltner, Jim and Beverly Keltner and family and many friends. A service was held at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer on Friday, at 6 p.m. of April 19. with burial at a later date in Ames, Iowa.

Swanhild Rasmussen accompanied Nancy Erickson on April 16 to Wausau and Marathon City where they toured the St. Anthony Retreat Center

Mae Sparby and Lillian Wendlandt visited Gert Berg at the Bloomer Hospital in Bloomer on, April 17.

Jean Hanson celebrated her birthday on April 19 when her sister Joan and husband, Roger Nichols visited here from Michigan. They joined Lillian Wendlandt and Swanee Rasmussen for noon lunch at the Sand Creek Café.

On Friday evening of April 19th, Jolene and Scott Frey of Eau Claire and sons met Jean Hanson, Joan and Roger Nichols at Barthen’s Restaurant in Bloomer to further celebrate Jean’s birthday.

Another event of April 19 was George and Delores Vlcek hosting a fish fry; at their farm home that evening. Andy and Brenda Anderson of Chetek attended along with Nathan and Amy Vlcek and Hunter.

An appreciation dinner was served by the Lakeland Co-op worker on Friday, April 19th at the Senior Center in Sand Creek due to the fact that the FEED MILL is closing. The farmers and families who have done business over the years had a nice time. Reports given were comments on how tasty the noon dinner was.

The students of Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School participated in the District Solo Ensemble Festival held at Rice Lake on April 13. Both Brandon Westholm and Jamison Wendlandt’s ensemble did very well and went on to State.

Brandon participated in nine Class A events including vocal and saxophone solos, earning 1 star ratings in each of the nine events. Qualifying him to perform each entry at the state festival in Eau Claire on May 4. In attendance at the event was Brandon’s parents Doug and Becky Westholm and brothers Derek and Ben Westholm

Jamison Wendlandt accompanied by his parents, Janice and Dave Wendlandt were privileged to see Jamison take part in similar events with vocal solos, duets and French horn solo he also earned first and star ratings on all of his participations.

Now during the past weekend, the students took part in forensics at Madison, which was a busy time for these talented students.

The Glenn Anderson farm is the scene of the family members collecting sap and cooking it down. Jack Smith had started gathering sap, then grandson, Andrew Schneider got interested and this past week others joined in.

George and Delores Vlcek and Swanee Rasmussen went to the home of Dorrie Arcan on Thursday of April 18 to help Dorrie celebrate her 92nd birthday. Ready to help Dorrie host her special day were her daughters, Kathy and Lowell (Tim) Jacobson, Kym Arcand, Karen Johnson, and Lauralee Seidling. They served pizza and coffee and juice to all of their guests plus a variety of pies for dessert. Everyone had a great time.