2013-01-10 / Community News


By Mrs. Andy Schmidt

Mary Bruun conducted the business meeting and Fr. David Richter led the prayers when St. Katherine’s Christian Mothers Altar Society met after Mass on Tuesday evening. Lunch was served by Arleen Svalen.

Donna Aune spent a week in Stanley where her husband, Chuck,is employed and enjoyed his company Christmas party.

Congratulations to Paula Moch who recently received her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Clarkson College on Dec. 8. Paula is the wife of Tracy Moch, the daughter of Kenneth and Patricia Sokoloski of Apache Junction, Ariz. and the daughter-in-law of Dianne and Alex Moch of Lincoln.

Our sympathy to Sheila Bodelson and her family of Kansas City, Kan., on the death of her mother, Evelyn Naaden of Mesa,Ariz. Evelyn was married to the late Ted Naaden and daughter of the late Ted and Emily Zottnick and was born and raised in the Braddock community.

Christmas Eve guests at the Kenneth and Jean Swanson home were Lyle and Kerry Swanson and Lindsey, Greg, Holly, Jaren and Shantel Bender of Hazelton and Kirk and Tyler Swanson of Wahpeton and Kim Sugar and her twin sons, Jacob and Nathan of Breckenridge, Minn.

Kathee and Sydney Hoff of Oakdale, Minn., and Nadine Schmidt of St. Paul, Minn., arrived here on Saturday to spend Christmas with Andy and Joan Schmidt and all of their family. Kathee and Sydney visited at the Dan and Michelle Schmidt home on Sunday and Sydney spent the night with her cousins. Other visitors at the Schmidt home in Braddock on Sunday were Chelsee Schmidt and her friend, Loock Kouba of Fargo, andAnthony Leningston of Bismarck.

Ken and Jean Swanson went to Bismarck on Christmas

Day for a gathering of Jean’s family at the Comfort Inn. All of her brothers and sisters were able to attend.

Members of the Andy and Joan Schmidt family who gathered at the Community Hall on Christmas Day were Mary Ann and Andrew Byrne, Carissa, Maverick and Brody Meschke; Cameron, Nicol,Liam and Leyton Weigel of Dickinson; Dave Schmidt, Karen Waliser; Dan, Isaac and Averi Schmidt; Cassie and Cain Trhlik; Laura and Dennis Dockter; Andrea and Curt Dockter, Jaclyn and Trey and Anthony Levingston; Ariel and Jared Dralle and Jared’s daughter, Lexi; Darren and Rona and Olivia Schmidt; Alix Almer; Brittany Carroll and her fiance, Andrew Hilgeman who recently returned from Kosovo, all of Bismarck and Nora Schmidt and Kim Buntrock of Driscoll. Also Kathee Schmidt, Sydney Hoff and Nadine Schmidt of Minnesota.

Lori and Lugard Leier and Hazel Sanders went to Steele for the BEK Communications Christmas party.

Linda Horner hosted a Christmas luncheon at her home in Mandan for Lillian Scherr and her daughters. Eight were present including Lugard and Lori Leier of Braddock.

Bob, Lori and Lugard Leier hosted Christmas dinner for Hazel Sanders, Dave and Sara Gerdon of Fargo; Allen and Diane Leier; Jamie and Justin; Howie, Marsha and Tyler Leier and his fiancee, Jemy York all of Bismarck; Linda and Bruce Horner and Cassidy of Mandan; Joyce, Joe,Tiffany, Max, Grayden,Millie and Declan Moore of Aberdeen, S.D.; Jake Moore and friend, Kayle of Sioux Falls,S.D.; Stacey Leier of Iowa; and Ole and Janet Swanson, Bismarck, Mary and Kevin Vetter of Wahpeton; daughter Katee, student at University of Mary; Karley and Brady Sykora of Fargo. Dean Mock,Braddock, stopped in to wish Christmas cheer to all of the Leiers.

Hope all of the readers of the Braddock news had a Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy 2013.

As a gift for Christmas Carol Mock flew out to Minneapolis, Minn., on Dec. 19 to spend the holidays with her children, Cindy and Pat Sahli and Alex and Andrew at Plymouth, Minn., and grandaughter, Amy Mock Cunningham. While visiting there she attended a hockey game for Alex and another for Andrew who won the tournament game. One day they went to the Arboretum for lunch and to view the decoration of wreaths, trees, snowmen, etc, all made out of flower seeds which were produced from the flowers in the acres of variety flowers seen in the summer gardens. One night they attended the musical “Elf” at the theatre in St. Paul. The Mari's, Lynne and Dr. John and Jordan, who arrived from college in Indiana, Jade and Jarret of Fargo spent two days with them in Minneapolis. For Christmas Eve they were invited to go to Red Wing, Minn., to visit with a sister Mary and Marty and family and Mother Rita Sahli before going to Mass at their country church. Dinner was later and then spent two days with Grandma Sahli in the town of Red Wing before going back to the Pat and Cindy Sahli home and leaving for home on the 27th. When she arrived at the airport in Bismarck she was met by the Transit driver for her trip back to Napoleon. What a Great service !

Other family members coming to see their Mom, Carol Mock this week were Gary and Dean Mock and Tim and Valerie Mock who came from Spearfish. S.D., to wish a Merry Christmas Later the Jay and Eric Mocks Tyler and friend, Susan, Erin Mock, Helene Bresnaham of Arizona, all wished greetings.

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