2013-03-14 / Community News


By Christine Nieuwsma

Our time change weekend's weather was sunny and calm with temperatures in the low 30s. More birds are starting to be seen flying north into our area once again.

Congratulations to Alicia and Tony Fladeland who had a baby boy, Samuel, born on February 17, and to her parents, Barry and Cheryl Baumgartner, who are now grandparents! Tony, Alicia, and little Sam came down to visit her family over the weekend and had supper there. Cheyl’s sister Laura and Ken Schuster and family, who drove in from Groton, S.D., and Cheryl’s mom, Ella Eckroth, also joined them for supper. On Sunday they celebrated Ella’s 86th birthday with brunch at Ella’s home. Bev and Tom Voller and Eric came for the celebration, as well as Laura and Matt Mastel, Easton and Jayson, Roger Hummel, and Dennis and Mary Hummel.

Delma Dyk went to First Reformed Church in Herreid, S.D., last weekend and went to the cafe for lunch with Darlene and Clinton Kost. Ivy and John Kost were also in church and joined them for lunch later.

On March 6, Lydia Roehrich’s son Ernie came down from Bismarck for lunch. He did a few errands, then went back to Bismarck. On Thursday, March 7, Lydia’s cousin Lorraine Ternes Bossert and brother Leo came from Bismarck for a visit. Leo went to visit his son,Aaron Ternes, on the farm and Lorraine stayed to visit with Lydia. Lydia’s brother Edwin Ternes came in and had dinner with Leo and Lorraine on Thursday evening and they had a good old fashioned card game. On March 8, Lydia Roehrich, and Leo and Lorraine Ternes all met at the cafe for breakfast. After that, they went to visit Lydia’s brother and wife, Oscar and Isabel Ternes. They had lunch together, then Leo and Lorraine went back to Bismarck on Friday.

On Saturday, Lydia got more company. Her daughter Brenda from Watford City and Brenda’s daughter, Bailey Jo, came to visit. Bailey Jo goes to school inAberdeen, S.D. Another daughter came, Annette Weigel and daughters Samantha and Katie. Katie goes to college in Grand Forks. They all had supper together. Lydia’s daughter Karen Hager also came down to visit with them. Later in the evening, Marilyn Kelsch also came down for a visit and stayed overnight.

The Strasburg Community Choir has been busy practicing for their Easter cantata coming up next Sunday, at the Care Center at 2 p.m. and at Hope Reformed Church in Westfield at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening. Everyone is invited to attend.

Sarah and Roy Brooks and children came down to visit Ray and Chris Nieuwsma on Saturday afternoon. While here, they visitedAugusta and Arvin Roos. They returned home on Sunday.

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” Sarah Ban Breathnach. Have a good week and find something for which to be thankful!

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