July 7, 1999 – Historical Society News

  • By Marion Bahensky

We are so pleased that Roderick Burkhardt could take his turn an Sunday host at the Historical village. His mother had to bring hum to town in a horse trailer, but he was on the job. On July 6th, he will take his entrance exam for Community College. I know you will join us in wishing him well. And meanwhile, we are grateful to all Roderick’s good friends, particularly the Schleichers (Bobby, Timmy, Monica, and Linda, Betty Miller, and her granddaughter Crystal) for helping as hosts. The Historical Society directors are also most appreciative of all the help Leo and Virginia Stenka have provided Roderick. We have realty missed him this summer.

We will be proud to add the name of E.R. Jarecke to the memorial board in the depot.

We ate also most pleased that the west side of the depot is finally painted. I am trying desperately to get the east end of the depot done before Saturday so that the Royal Coachmen Will not be ashamed of their hometown. Jim Pierce was back in town working on our gate-posts.

The first 500 words of your family/club/church/business history will be printed at no charge in our county history book to be published as soon as possible after January 1, 2000. If you had a square on the signature quilt, you have a good start on the history, but we do want dates of birth and other genealogical information.

Be sure to attend GCA Days this weekend. The committee has been working very hard to show us all a good time! The event starts off With 8:00 a.m. sidewalk sales on Friday, all day events on Saturday and concludes with a talent show in the city park on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. We have a list of events as well as sign up sheets at the Chamber office for the various events. I’m looking forward to my first experience in this famous celebration as I will be selling promotional items in the city park on Saturday.