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Jan 27th 1921

The Columbus Club of St. Mary’s parish met at the Rectory last Wednesday night. Thirty members were present and all enjoyed the very interesting talk given by Mr. Winfred Bixby, formerly Lieutenant in the 135th Engineer Corps. Mr. Bixby had with him more than a hundred souvenirs some of which were implements of war and some of which were spoils of war. Bixby went into detail of the work and hardships of Engineers and soldiers life in general. He related with appreciation the work of the Knights of Columbus, Salvation Army and Red Cross. While war talks are now almost something of the past, Mr. Bixby talk was the most interesting one ever listened to by this writer. Smokes for the evening were served by the club while the bachelor lunch was furnished by Wesley Snell and Paul Sullivan. The servers for the next club meeting will be Jerry Shea and Francis Enright. This Friday night will be the monthly social night for the parish—enough said.

The little son of Patrick F. Sullivan has been very sick but is reported some better at this time.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maughan are the parents of a baby boy born Saturday January 22nd


Louie Piening celebrated his birthday Saturday evening. Relatives and friends were present.

The neighbors gave a reception for the bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schneider last Friday evening which was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Palmateer, Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Schnell, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Hohnstein, Mrs. W.R. Grogan, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. W. Jarms, Miss Mary Jones, Miss Gertrude Lee and Mrs. Joe Schneider’s sister and her brother and his wife. Ice cream and cake were served at a late hour. Col. Schnell read the mock ceremony..
Editors note; Bride was Marie L. Wilscam

February 3, 1921

A pretty informal home wedding took place at 12 o’clock Wednesday when Miss Edith Egger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Egger or near Hickman and William Wunderlich of near Roca, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Wunderlich were married at the home of the bride’s parents. Only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present. Rev. F. W. Hintz of the Centerville Church officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Wunderlich will make their home on a farm near Roca.

March 3, 1921

The program and box social given at Miss Arville Kleine’s school last Friday was very well attended. The amount of over $65 was taken in.

Quite a number of young folks attended the birthday party of Emma Borgman last Wednesday night. A nice luncheon was served during the later part of the evening and everybody enjoyed a good time.

Miss Marie Borgmann and Mrs. Carl Matthes were united in marriage last Thursday at the Rev. William Harder’s church. A nice supper was served at the bride’s home at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Borgmann where many guests were present. The young married couple will make their home near Garland on a farm. We wish the young couple a long and happy married life.

At the wolf hunt last Saturday they succeeded in getting one wolf. Henry Sieck got the wolf.

Miss Robinson took dinner at the Strelow home Sunday. Ruth Strelow and M. Esther Robinson and Hannah and Elsie Sieck walked to Albert Kalkwarf’s where they spent the rest of the afternoon taking pictures and having a good time. The Kalkwarf’s were not home so the girls had a good time alone.

Mrs. Ed Barney gave a surprise party in honor of her husband’s birthday. The evening was spent in playing games. Refreshments were served at a late hour. All reported that they had a good time.

The wolf hunt which was held Monday morning was sure a great success. About 100 men attended and 10 wolves were captured.

The Friendship Kensington met with Mrs. Frank Wilson Tuesday afternoon. A goodly amount of work was done after which refreshments were served. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Ed Barney Tuesday afternoon March 8.

A farewell party was given at the William Luckhardt home Saturday evening. Luckhardt’s, who have been living in the neighborhood for some time, are moving to Randall, Nebraska. We wish them success and good luck on his new farm which he has purchased there.

The Earthquakes extend their sympathy to the family of Mrs. Merril in their bereavement.

Alva Shafer moved the fore part of the week to the new home near Malcolm. The community regrets the loss of them as neighbors very much. The home vacated by Shafer’s will be occupied by Mr. Roeder from near Hickman.

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