Published 1:18 pm Thursday, September 13, 2018

By Dorothea Schlappi

Mike Foley, grandson of Gilbert Stempfly, made an oak bread box for the Ottenheim auction. The beautiful box was made from a board of a tree that was on the Stempfly farm. The lid of the box had Stempfly, Osterman, Zwahlen, Link, Traub, Ottenheimer, Tschanz, Ensslin, Gutenson, Schnitzler, Schlappi and Schuler carved in it. The name Ottenhem was carved on the front. The box was wanted by a few but Jim Doss ended up the owner for $250. He said he wanted it for his grandson, who I know will cherish this gift. Thanks to Mike for making the beautiful piece for us.

We thank the estate of Pastor Rolland Bentrup, who passed away recently, for the generous gift left to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Fund. The gift is much appreciated and will be used to help with expenses for the pavilion.

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St. Sylvester Catholic Church held its annual picnic last Saturday night (Sept. 8). The weather was bad, not many attended, but everyone had a good time.

Service times for St. Sylvester Catholic Church were changed on Sunday Sept. 2. Serivces are now Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. and Sunday School at 10 a.m.

Now that the fall hay crops need cutting it decides to rain. The hay will be hard to cut when the weather opens up because it is growing too tall and thick. It will take a lot of sun to dry the hay. The corn crop looks good, silage is being harvested and the fall dry corn will soon be ready to begin picking.

Fall is coming, a lot of people are already having flu symptoms. Let’s hope no one gets the bug.

To crisp up crackers or cereals that have gone stale and soft, place on a cookie sheet for a few minutes in a 350° oven, let cool and put in airtight container.

It takes a long time to have an old friend, cherish them.