October 25, 2017 News
Birthdays: October 25, Jean Herdman, Janet Miller, Maverick DeWitt; October 26, Mitchell Jacobs, Lanette Koster; October 27, Jamie Herdman, Tomi Rues, Dillon Slemp; October 27; October 28, Chase Rogers, Brett J. Kerney, Cash McCormick; October 29, Johnny Mac Showalter, Kim Taylor, Clayton Everhart, Giorgia Foster; October 30, Lance Brenner, Sabrina Hurt, Sarah Casey, Stacy Brackney, Joe Slemp, Masyn Blackwell; October 31, Don Bergqist, Walter Rogers, Valerie Mills, Sandy Beisner, Natalie Neeley.
Anniversaries: October 26, Mark and Rhonda Derr; October 27, Clayton and Kizmin Wilson; October 31, Robert and Eileen Mills.
Story Hour at the McCracken Public Library at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Spook Parade Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Meet at the Library.
Addie Mills was a Saturday overnight guest of Jay Klee at Council Grove City Lake. Others there were Jay's sisters and brother, Patty Klee Schmitt, Kansas City, Michelle Klee Teregon, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Jackie Klee Colgan, Dunlap, Illinois, and Kevin Klee of Parker, Colorado, Nan Klee Williams, Tallahassee, Florida was not able to attend.
Addie Mills met Larry and Joyce Esenhour and their cousin, Mark Eisenhour at Caseys in Lindsborg enroute home from Council Grove on Sunday afternoon. They met again at Dairy Queen in Hoisington and shared ice cream treats.
I enjoyed the middle school football game last Thursday, I recognized Colby Stull, Bryce Conner and Chet Irvin. They are our future NFL players.....
Story Hour will be held October 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the McCracken Library. Greetings to all the little ghosts and ghouls, we will have a thrilling story and a Halloween craft for all ages. We hope to see you at the Library!! The Spook parade will start at the library at 4:30 p.m. Please be in your costumes. This parade is once a year and no one will judge the way you look...Maybe just a little!! We have refreshments and treats but no tricks.
Guests of Rose and Les Diehl during Fall Fest weekend were Richard and Nancy Baker, Manhattan, Sue Schuster, Colorado. Ron, Cathy and Alex, Topeka, were also in attendance. They all volunteered to help.
Tammy Horesky was a Friday night guest of Shirley Higgins. Saturday she attended the Fall Fest activities. On her way home, a deer jumped from the ditch and hugged her car. Fortunately she was not hurt.
Sunday morning at Ron and Cathys the traditional breakfast of juice, fruit, scrambled eggs, was prepared by Richard. Guests were Roxene, Debi, Nancy, Sue S., John and Melanie, Shirley, Les and Rose.
The farmers are busy planting wheat and cutting milo. Lets all get finished before it snows!!
History Notes 1983:
Mike Killian is the new superintendent of USD 395; Nadine Hope will be the new home economics teacher, Roslyn Bethke will teach English and David Hughes 6th grade and P.E.; the gym floors in both the high school and grade school were refinished; kindergarten students are Dana Irvin, Jennifer Rogers, Angie Petz, Lindsey Groff and Jake Masten, Lorraine Norlin, teacher; First grade: Melissa Lamer, JoLynn Bethke, Crystal Conner, Nathan Anderson, Chad Irvin, Jennifer Halbleib, Tianne Seltmann, Donnie King, Pat Petz, teacher; Foster Brothers Band and Always Near Band were on hand at the McGaughey-Ryan pig roast on Sunday. Approximately $1,000 was pledged for Muscular Dystrophy.
Although I had to sub on Monday, I was able to slip away during my lunch break and attend the funeral of Mildred Sauer. She was a very dear friend to my mother, Mary Steitz. She will be missed by many in the community. May she rest in peace.
I was at the High School on Tuesday subbing in the Math Department and the Elementary School on Wednesday. It was fun to work with all of the students at both of these schools.
I picked up mom on Thursday afternoon and we headed to Hays. We did lots of shopping and then headed to the Golden Corral for supper. That evening we attended our very first Encore Series production at F.H.S.U.. One of my favorite movies: "Dirty Dancing" was brought to life on the stage at Beach Schmidt Auditorium. Of course the original stars; Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey were not on on stage to perform for us, but they had two amazing cast members to take their places. The classic story exploded with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Mom and I had an awesome evening!
Saturday afternoon mom and I attended the annual McCracken Fall Fest which was held at the McCracken Grade School. We enjoyed listening to the polka music by Garry Batt who had many people up on their feet dancing to his music. We had the pleasure of winning an angel food cake at the cake walk, we enjoyed looking at the many vendor displays around the building, looking at the different cars displayed at the Car Show, playing several games of Bingo, and eating several different soups that were made by different contestants. The evening ended with a "Silent Auction" where many people could bid on several different items, as well as a live auction that had many outstanding items to be purchased. A job well done by the McCracken PRIDE and LaCrosse Lions Club.
Of course, mom and I attended mass on Sunday and afterwards we had a nice lunch with Shirley Urban at Tracy's. That afternoon mom and I watched a couple of Hallmark movies. Of course they always have some sensational movies to watch during the holiday season.