2013-02-14 / Community News


By Christine Nieuwsma

After the East Coast got hammered with two to three feet or more of snow (a storm called Nemo) this past weekend, it was time for the Midwest to have their own storm, called Orko. Emmons County was on the western edge of the storm and had blustery weather with 2-4 inches of snow. However, areas south and east of us were getting up to a foot of snow or more, such as Fargo and Aberdeen, S.D. Some interstates were closed from North Dakota to Minnesota, or down in South Dakota. The UND hockey team got stranded in South Dakota and had to spend the night in their bus. The townspeople of Summit made barbecue for them so they had some food on Sunday.

Ray Nieuwsma caught a ride to Bismarck and met Chris Nieuwsma at Jill and Ben Scheirer’s, where they celebrated their granddaughter, Annelie’s, second birthday on Friday evening. Others coming to celebrate were Sarah Brooks and children. Ray and Chris returned home Friday evening.

Due to the uncertain weather, Strasburg Reformed Church called off services on Sunday, but the Rev. Haan was able to make it to the Care Center for the chapel service in the afternoon when road conditions were better.

Singers are still needed for the Strasburg Community Choir, meeting every Monday evening at the Strasburg Care Center Chapel from about 7-9 p.m.

The KCs served some delicious Papa Murphy’s pizza on Sunday evening with a nice crowd attending.

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church sponsored a Mardi Gras celebration with carnival games for the kids at the south gym on Sunday. The St. Mary’s Society had a pie social. Don Tougas won the grand prize, a 10-speed bike.

Kelly Bosch came to visit his parents, Bill and Mae Bosch, a few weekends ago.

Derek Nieuwsma had the misfortune of tearing his achilles tendon playing basketball and had surgery in Minnesota last Friday.

“If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if He chose, just hand out to anyone.” - Mere Christianity

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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