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Sand Creek Chatter – 11-13-2013

Pat Madison was recently hospitalized and is now home.


“Family, friends and neighbors all gave us incredible strength and support during this difficult time. Pat would not be home without the wonderful care he received from the hospital staff and rehabilitation department in the Bloomer Hospital. It meant so much that he received such excellent care. We also appreciated the amazing ramp that Gene Buffington and Gene Peterson built from the garage to the house. You have made our lives 100% easier by making the house accessible to Pat. We have appreciated everyone’s thoughts and prayers. It is nice to know that we live in such a wonderful, caring community.”

Toby and Judy Horn drove to Hubbard, MN to celebrate Toby’s sister, Sharon Horn’s 70th birthday on Sat. Nov. 2. They also celebrated their niece, Kathy Pilgrim’s birthday.

On Saturday, November 2, Benjamin Westholm celebrated his 14th birthday with 6 overnight friends which was hosted by his parents Doug and Becky Westholm. The group enjoyed pizza and attended a movie in Rice Lake. On Nov. 4, his true birthday, the family celebrated by having dinner at Casa Mexicana in Rice Lake. Joining Ben, besides his parents were his brother Brandon, sister Danielle, and friends, Judy and Marissa Cyrus of Sand Creek and Rocky Elton of Chetek.

All the chairs were filled in the Grace Room at the Old School on Sat. Nov. 2 for the Bluegrass Jam. They had to bring in extra chairs due to the size of the crowd and all had a great time.

At the Old School in Sand Creek, a Halloween party was attended by many children within the area. Prizes were awarded for costumes. Jake Messenger received first prize for the 1st to 5th grade level.

On Sunday, November 3, Doug and Becky Westholm, Brandon and Danielle, enjoyed a concert presented at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, MN. The concert featured Anthony Kerns, a member of the popular group, “The Irish Tenors”, and who is recognized as Ireland’s finest Tenor. Accompanying the Kerns was the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra that has as one of its members, Derek Westholm in the percussion section. Joining the Westholm’s for the concert was Michelle Anderson of Bloomington, MN.

Paul and Lou Ann Gilberts, Jim and Krista Mars, Sam and Taylor, Clay and Kelly Timm, Alex, Maggie and Adam spent the last week of October in Florida enjoying fun at Disney World, Epicot Center, Sea World and the Fun Spot.

John Anderson, Haley and Tyler of Peoria, IL visited with John’s parents, Glenn and Margie Anderson from Oct. 22 until Nov. 6.

Avis Hanson, Orelia Anderson and Marcia Anderson traveled to Branson, MO leaving Sand Creek on Oct. 30th and returning on Wed. Nov. 6. They saw 5 shows which included: The Shoji Tabuchi Show, Daniel O’Donnell, The Texas Tenors and Presley’s Country Jubilee. Their favorite one was “The Miracle of Christmas”.  They saw “Old Town” and a highlight was seeing the Mormon Temple at Independence.

Inez Schrader received a phone call from a relative in Norway on Friday, Nov. 8th. The caller told Inez that her grandson, Pat and Kristi Anderson and their daughter Emma was visiting at her home for a few days. They see Pat often as he comes on military business from Hungary to Norway. In years past, Inez’s grandsons each spent a year in Norway at a camp during which time they called on this lady. They felt free to visit her and the memories are very special. It is great to “keep up” on one’s heritage.

Joan (Dietsche) Lindau was celebrating her birthday on Sun. Nov. 10. The family made plans to meet Joan and Dean in Eau Claire. Her sons and their wives would be there. Also attending are her sister Deb and Gus Avenido, brother, Dan Dietsche,  her parent’s Doris and Herb Tallman, as well as, brothers Matt, Mark and their families. We wish Joan a good year ahead.

Jamison Wendlandt, of Sand Creek was one of the music standouts of the Chetek-Weyerhauser High School that participated in the State Honor Music project in Madison from Oct. 24-26. Jamison Wendlandt, a singer, was selected to participate all four years he has been eligible. Family members present to support Jamison were his parents, Dave and Janice, his grandmother Lillian Wendlandt along with Marian and Mike Brasher, Judy Gronning, Joan and Roger Nichols and Kathy Arends.