2012-01-26 / Columns

Engadine-Gould City

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By Julie Freeman

Hello, everyone. It’s almost the beginning of February already. We had all four seasons last weekend, with sunshine, rain, and snow, all within a 24-hour span. The rain Sunday, January 22, and Monday, January 23, not only made for slick roads, but school closings, and it really knocked down what little snow we did have, and now we have even less. It didn’t take long for those rain puddles to turn into backyard ice skating rinks. It was hard to believe we went from 10 below zero to the high 30s and back down again, just in a few days.

Janis Butkovich, of Engadine, donated a pair of hand-knitted mittens to several Engadine elementary school students, as well as children in Newberry. The children love the homemade mittens. Not only are they appreciative, but so are the parents and grandparents of those who received them.

The Engadine Preschool has started a recycle program and would appreciate help. For a list of what they recycle, please contact the Engadine Preschool by calling the Engadine School office and asking for the preschool room.

There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner for Holly Blank, who was diagnosed with a rare disease, Saturday, January 28, at 3 p.m. at the Lions Building in Germfask. The benefit will also include auctions and raffles. Holly is the daughter of Korena and Steve Bublitz and Rich and Joni Blank and the granddaughter of Harry and Carolyn Burton and John and Florence Blank. Everyone is welcome.

There will be an all-you-can-eat fish fry Friday, January 27, at 4 p.m. at the Columbus Township Hall in McMillan. Cost is $9 per person. There will also be a bake sale. The fish fry is sponsored by the McMillan United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome.

The annual Knights of Columbus free-throw competition will be Saturday, January 28, at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium at Engadine Consolidated Schools. The competition is for boys and girls age nine to 14 as of January 1. Doors will open for registration at 12:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a copy of their birth certificate.

The Sportsman Off-Road Vehicle Association (SORVA) will meet Tuesday, January 31, at 6 p.m. at Zellar’s Village Inn on M-123 in Newberry. If you are interested in learning more about this association, you are welcome to attend.

If you missed the last cinnamon roll sale at the Luce County Community Resource and Recreation Center (Teen Center), mark your calendar, because the teen center will be baking again Tuesday, February 7, through Friday, February 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Pre-orders are suggested, and scheduled deliveries for large orders are available. The cinnamon rolls cost $4 each. For more information, or to order, call (906) 293-3729.

Lifelong Engadine resident Ruby Mayer, 71, passed away Thursday, January 19. She will be sadly missed by many people. Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. An obituary for Mrs. Mayer is published in this issue.

Happy birthday to Max Butko- vich January 27, Benjamin Wyse January 28, Michael Bennett, Andrea Miller, Deb Miller, Father Tim Hruska, Roger Berry I, and my wonderful little nephew, Michael Matchinske, January 29, Bryce Zdebski and our wonderful daughter in-law, Sarah Freeman, January 30, Elizabeth Clemens January 31, and Flora McEvers, Mandy Butko- vich, Michael Smith, and Gracey Freed February 1.

Happy anniversary to Greg and Diane Krause January 27.

Until next time, take care.

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