2013-01-17 / Community News


By Christine Nieuwsma

After a stormy day Friday, the weather turned much cooler but did not leave as much snow as expected. Strasburg had perhaps 2-4 inches of the white stuff. Five to ten inches or more had been predicted as possible for our area, but most of that went further east.

Fire alarms were heard during the night Saturday in Strasburg. On Sunday word went out that the fire had been at Brent Kleinsasser's place on the edge of town. Our sympathy to Mr. K! Hopefully things will turn out okay for him.

On Sunday, Jan. 6, Lydia Roehrich’s daughter,Annette Weigel, came down from Bismarck for lunch. She did a few errands. Then Lydia returned to Bismarck with her. They went to the prayer service for Leo Braun, Lydia’s brotherin law. She stayed overnight by Annette’s. On Monday, her other daughter, Marilyn, picked her up. They went to the funeral mass at Corpus Christi where they saw a lot of relatives and friends. On Tuesday, her son Ernie took her home and he stopped out by his farm. On Thursday the 10th, Lydia’s good friend from the farm, Katie Gross, from Linton came down. they went to Senior Citizens for cards and coffee. After that, they went back to the house and had supper. Lydia’s neighbor, Rosabelle Volk came over and played more cards with them.

Sunday morning the Strasburg Reformed Church held their annual congregational meeting during the Sunday School hour.

Sunday evening many people gathered at the Strasburg High School gym for the first annual Soup Cook Off which was put on by Mr. Grove and the high school students who are fundraising for their trip to Washington, D.C. About 15 different kinds and types of soup were available, from squash, cabbage, and tomato soup to cheeseburger soup to several kinds of knoepfle soup and some chili, all delicious! Bars, cookies, and pop were served as well, after which each guest could vote for their soup of choice. Door prizes from the National Guard were given out and other businesses also helped sponsor this enjoyable community event. The talented Luebke family provided live entertainment during the evening. Thanks to all who contributed to this special evening!

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of every day life.” Berthold Auerbach. Have a good week!

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