February 22, 2017 News

Birthdays: February 22, Doug Whitis; February 23, Lynne Hinman, Tonya Hinman, Sheryl McCaskey, Leslie Sager, Maria Albright; February 25, Betty Keener, Presley Wilson; February 16, Nicole Kirk; February 27, Chris Casey, Malinda Anderson, Lacey Elmore, Jaden Shelit; February 28, Kenneth Higdon, Sheila Hinman, Terry Miller.

No anniversaries.

A surprise 80th birthday party was held for Priscella Jacobs on Saturday evening, February 18. The American Legion/Golf Club house was decorated with lights criss-crossing the ceiling. A full dinner was served, A power point presentation of Priscella's 80 years was enjoyed by all those attending.

We lost two valued friends this past week, Carol Weber and Wilma Washaliski. Family and friends were present for the funerals of both, Carol's was at Janousek Funeral Home and Wilma's at the First Lutheran Church both in LaCrosse. Wilma was buried at McCracken City Cemetery and Carol will be buried next Wednesday in Centennial, Colorado. Both ladies impacted McCracken, LaCrosse and Rush and Ness Counties. Wilma was a life-long resident and Carol lived here for 14-l/2 years. Both are going to be missed very much. Carol's brother, Rob Paulin, is a music leader at his church and his music touched our hearts. Wilma's niece, Janet Baus Williams sang at her service and at both there was congregational singing. It was truly a spiritual day as we said goodbye for awhile.

Another funeral is for Ida MayBelle Gilbert, 82, of Utica. mother of Cecilia Gilbert, McCracken, and grandmother of Casey and Sheila The funeral is Friday at 2:00 in Hill City with visitation on Thursday from 2:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Steinmetz Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Week five of the Bleeding Kansas Programs is Sunday, February 26. It is entitled “Guns of Bleeding Kanas” by Pat Donahue, gunsmith, gun historian.

It was a joy to have all our members at Faith Sharing at St. Mary's Rectory on Monday morning. Phyllis, Carolyn, Pat, Twila, DeAnna, Jean, Jeanette and Shirley were there. We keep in prayer all those who are ill.

Mitsuki Sakuma, a foreign exchange student from Japan at Ellsworth High School received a 1 rating at the State Piano Contest on Saturday.

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