I hope each and every one of you had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a great 2018!! I have been complaining about the lack of moisture and the cold weather -- then I saw what was happening along the eastern seaboard and I thanked my lucky stars that wasn't us. Keep all of those who are dealing with the bad weather in your prayers.
Our children from New Jersey arrived at our home on Christmas Eve. The rest of the family filtered in on Christmas day. We celebrated Christmas on the 26th at our home. The 27th we went to Lamar to my brother Larry's home to celebrate the Huddleston Christmas with my Mom, Mary Huddleston. There were around 40 family members present. A good day for lots of visiting and re-living past memories. On the 28th, Craig and family, Kyle and I and Tom and friend Chad went to Denver and went to the musical "Waitress" that afternoon. We planned to go see the Zoo lights that evening, but they had sold out, so we ended up down on the 16th Street Mall to see the lights and have supper. We were joined by Mary Budde Ragan and daughters for supper and an evening of games and visiting. Craig and family flew home Friday and we returned to Towner. A great time was had by all. Now we are trying to get all of the outside decorations put away for another year.
Burl and Cathy Scherler celebrated the holidays at their home with their children - Lynn Scherler and family and Christi Stulp and family.
Brian Beaman and family were here to spend the Christmas holiday with his parents, Delmas and June Beaman and sister Barb Wanderlingh and children.
Merle and Carol Shalberg hosted Christmas Eve at their home for around 35 family members. Christmas day, they had dinner for Steve Shalberg, Bill and Charlotte Woelk, Char Korrel and friend Ed Carrington and Lori Shalberg. This past Sunday, Brock Shalberg and family; Greg Shalberg and family; Steve Shalberg and sons; Bill and Charlotte Woelk and Lori Shalberg and Merle and Carol Shalberg had dinner at their home to help Merle celebrate his birthday. Happy Birthday Merle.
Kelvin, Amy, Mikayla and Alex Schmidt; Bryan, Dorcas and Abby Berggren; Joel and Rhoda Boucher and Amanda and Trey went to Buena Vista to ski over the holidays.
Last Sunday, a large crowd of family and friends gathered at the Sheridan Lake Bible Church to help Eugene Splitter celebrate his 80th birthday. Happy 80th Eugene and wishes for many more.
The Hopkins family celebrated Cheri, Evan and Jen's birthdays in the month of December. Happy Birthday to all of you! Cheri and her children, Christy and Evan and Jen and children celebrated Christmas at her home. Last Saturday, Cheri traveled to Deerfield, KS to watch her grandson Layton play basketball with the 2nd and 3rd graders from Tribune.
On Dec. 21, Susan Greenfield took Cora Coffman out for lunch, then went on to Sterling, CO to spend the holidays with her dad, Norman Greenfield. Her sister Sam and husband John from Bennett joined them for Christmas day. Susan and her dad returned to Towner on the 27th, where he installed her new washer and dryer before returning to Sterling.
Larry and Judy Tuttle spent Christmas with their daughter Rhonda and husband Mike and their daughter Emily. Mike's parents, Chuck and Nadella Koehn and his Grandmother were also there for Christmas.
Larry and Judy took in the basketball games in Eads on Friday evening and at Plainview on Saturday.
Monte and Linda Stum celebrated their family Christmas this past weekend with their daughter Kami Janes and family and son Kirbi Stum and children.
Rozzlin Stum, celebrated her 3rd birthday on Sunday at the Towner Community Hall. Those in attendance were: her parents, Kirbi Stum and Shay Stum; great- grandparents: Linly and Sherell Stum; grandparents:
Monte and Linda Stum and Matt and Connie Moser; Aunt Kami Janes and children; Aunt Tara Stum and children; Aunt Alex Specht and family; Aunt Jordan Dowling and family; Aunt Cadence; Uncle Lane; cousins: Chris Stum and family and friends Mike and Shawn Barton. Happy 3rd birthday Rozzlin!
The students are back in school and ready to kick-start the new year with Knowledge Bowl meets; basketball games; and Science Fair. All of the high school basketball games are at home in January plus some junior high games. Come on out and support our athletes and then enjoy supper at the concession stand.
The Senior Citizen Christmas dinner at Plainview School has been rescheduled for January 17th. This was postponed due to illness in the school in December.
Have a great week!!