2013-01-24 / Community News


By Christine Nieuwsma

Brrrrr! The winter chill has officially arrived! With a high of 4 above and a low of 25 below with strong winds on Sunday and Monday, those venturing outdoors should be prepared for the weather! By Tuesday the weather will start warming some with flurries possible on and off this week.

Some Strasburg residents went to Cabin Fever Days at the Senior Center in Linton last week Wednesday.

Strasburg Elementary students presented a play on Sunday evening.

Tony and Alicia Fladeland came home to visit her family, Barry and Cheryl Baumgartner and Katie over the weekend. Barry and Cheryl hosted a birthday dinner for Tony and Alicia with Cil Van Beek and Ella Eckroth as guests.

Last Monday evening about a dozen people gathered at the Strasburg Care Center Chapel to practice for the Community Choir which will be performing at Easter time. More singers are still needed! Practice is at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings with Kellie Wikenheiser as director.

Some businesses and schools will be closed while others will be open on Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. This year is the 50th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech. Also heard that this is the 150th year since President Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves.

The Strasburg Reformed Church Women met at the home of Augusta Roos on Monday afternoon. Chris Nieuwsma had the Bible study and Betty Payne had the program.

Rev. Arvin Roos had the chapel service at the Strasburg Care Center Sunday afternoon.

Football fans have been watching the progress of the various professional teams. This past Sunday’s games decided who will be playing in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3rd. Baltimore will play San Francisco.

“Each moment of the year has its own beauty... a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Stay warm and healthy and have a good week!

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