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Sand Creek Chatter – 10-23-2013

The Sand Creek Pipers have been reorganizing for the coming year.

They recently elected as their officers: Sam Gustum, president; Alex Timm, vice president; Jared Taylor, secretary; Abigail Gustum, treasurer; Emma Stone, historian. They also welcomed new members Zoe Mikl-Young, Billy Messenger, Jacob Messenger. Teresa Killoren, Nancy Taylor, and Kelly Timm will share the general leadership role in the coming year.  Anyone interested in joining the group is urged to call any of the officers or leaders.

On Thursday, October 10, Brandon Westholm, a Senior Saxophone player from Chetek-Weyerhaeuser participated in the 2013 Tri-State Honor Jazz Festival at UW-Superior. This was Brandon’s third year playing at the annual event which featured musicians from 11 high schools from three states.  In attendance for the concert was Doug Westholm along with Brandon and Danielle.

Also on Thursday, Becky Westholm attended the UW-River Falls Symphonic Band concert. Derek Westholm is a Junior at UWRF and is the Percussion Section Leader for the symphonic band.

Pastor Paul and Pearl Almquist of the Twin Cities stopped for a visit with Gene and Bonnie Peterson on Oct. 9 and enjoyed coffee together with them.

Karen Smith’s parents, Terry and Carolyn Sayles, of St. Paul, MN visited Joel and Karen Smith, Jack and Ryan on Oct. 11 and 12. Karen’s brother David spent the weekend of Oct. 19 and 20 with the Smith family.

Morgan and Mason Przzbylla stayed the weekend of Oct. 11 and 12 with Grandma Carol Gerner. Their fun was go-carting and 4-wheeling and their cousin, Dawson, joined them on Saturday. On Friday evening, Morgan and Mason’s mother stayed overnight preceded by Friday evening supper together.

Bill and Rhonda Donaldson of Fond Du Lac visited their parents, Elwood and Nina Donaldson, and brought pie and cookies on Oct. 14.

On Saturday, October 12, Doug and Becky Westholm, along with Brandon, Ben and Danielle attended the homecoming concert at Abbot Concert hall on the campus of UW-River Falls. Derek Westholm is a member of both the UWRF Symphonic Band and the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra which both performed at the concert.

Avis Hanson has had a big week of celebration. Avis had her 78th birthday on Oct. 13 when she celebrated with Susan Carlson, Michael Edington and Angelo of Chippewa Falls and Billy and Mary Hanson from Cameron. Jannette Hanson came in the evening and brought goodies.

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Ann Wicken brought pizza and played Yahtzee with Avis. On Saturday evening, Oct. 19 Susan Carlson, Michael and Angelo Edington, Blaine Edington and wife, Jeanne and three children and Janette Hanson had pizza together at Bohemian Ovens.

On Thursday, October 17, the Westholms again traveled to UW Superior for the annual Tri State Honors Concert Band Festival. Brandon Westholm was part of a group of several musicians from Chetek Weyerhaeuser High School that participated in the event.

Ingrid Rothenbeuler, Anita Jensen and Carol Anderson visited the cabin on Mound Lake in Minnesota which belonged to their high school classmate, Midge Knutson Lord and had an enjoyable three-day outing during Oct. 15, 16 and 17.

Paul Dietsche and his son Ben, who had a friend Trevor with him, came to this area to finish up working on tree stands in preparation for deer hunting on the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19. They were joined by Dan Dietsch and Kyle Lindau. The potential deer hunters patronized the soup meals at the Pumpkin Fest.

Jerry Loftus and his son, Lance, attended the Dairyland Garden Tractor Pull Banquet held at the Dutchmen’s Inn in Ridgeland on Saturday, October 19. Jerry received a 3rd place trophy in the 1000# class. Lance received 3rd place in the 4-cylinder open 1600# class.

Carol Gerner also attended the Dairyland Garden Tractor Pull Banquet. Carol, whose name is “Mama Stuff”, placed second in 1450# class. She also placed second in the 1600# class on Oct. 19.

Don Rongstad of Edina, MN spent Sat., Oct. 19 with Don’s sister, Judy and husband, Toby Horn.

Kathleen Miller of Seattle, WA flew to Sand Creek on Oct. 18 to join Gail Weyerhauser in visiting with Gail’s mother, Elaine Toycen. They attended the Pumpkin Fest at the Old School and had fun shopping there plus testing the soups and breads.