2013-04-11 / Community News


By Christine Nieuwsma

Our spring weather still feels like late winter, with chilly temps mostly in the 30s and 40s with an occasional day in the 50s or 60s. Freezing rain or snow was predicted for the weekend, but Strasburg only received a few sprinkles.

On Saturday, March 30, Lydia Roehrich’s house got pretty busy for Easter. So many of her children, grandchildren, and four of her great-grandchildren came for the Easter holiday. She had so much fun with them, having an Easter egg hunt, the visiting and playing cards and having plenty of good food to eat. Then on Easter the house got very empty. Everybody went home that evening. Monday was a very nice day. Lydia’s youngest daughter, Laura and Bret, came from Minneapolis, Minn. They came for supper and did a few things around the house. Bret went out to the farm to hunt coyotes but didn’t find any. Tuesday, another son-in-law, Jerry Weigel, came for supper. Then the two guys went hunting down to Zeeland. Lydia invited a couple ladies for the evening and had a good card game. Wednesday, Ernie came from Bismarck to visit Laura and Bret. Thursday, April 4, Laura and Bret left early, going home to Minneapolis. Lydia said it was another wonderful Easter with all her children home. The weather and roads were good and all made it safely back home again.

Margaret Geigle went to Bismarck for Easter and spent four days there with her girls. Her oldest daughter, Peggy Olson, came from Minnesota to Bismarck. On Sunday, April 7, her girls, Peggy Olson, Shirley Schaffner, Elaine Speten, and Violet Ryckman, all came to Strasburg. They came before dinner and did some work for her, then left about 5:30 p.m.

Strasburg Public School students have been busy since the Easter weekend. Some went to Linton for Acalympics on Tuesday while others went to the State Science Fair at Grand Forks Thursday and Friday. A speech meet was held at Linton on Saturday. This coming week another Acalympics event will be held at Wing on Thursday, a Safe Night for Grs. 5-7 at Hazelton on Friday and Small Groups Music Contest at Edgeley on Saturday.

Quite a few birds both large and small have been flying back into our area recently. We hope that spring is on its way!

Several from the Strasburg Reformed Church helped unload commodities at the Linton Community Center on Monday afternoon.

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Audrey Hepburn.

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