Glorious summer, green grass, suntans and mosquitoes! Hey, nothing’s perfect.
Gloria and Stan Diegel have been enjoying the season. Daughter Richelle and Greg Skocdopole and family picked up Stan and Gloria and headed to B.C. for a nostalgic trip through the mountains, staying at Banff, Radium, Castlegar, Revelstoke (two nights), taking in the Enchanted Forest, Three Valley Gad, Train Museum and the Glass House. Lots of memories from the past as Stan and Gloria last took the same trip 26 years ago with their family.
On Friday they celebrated three granddaughters’ birthdays with a party at Arden and Deanne’s. Happy Birthday to Sadie (June 26), Eva and Ella (July 6). Helping with the combined celebration were Wade and Ybiett and family, Richelle and Greg and family, Tasha and Aaron and family, Auntie Heather of Sherwood Park, Darcy and Sherry and boys of Alex and Grandma Donna Beier of Stettler.
Congratulations to Tanner and Jennifer Diegel who were married at Jennifer’s parents farm, Chris and Doug Orom on Saturday, July 6. The reception and dance followed at the Bashaw community center.
The Medinsky/Duris estate/farm sale was a success with good weather and lots of people there.
Don and Elsie Yates have returned home from a trip to Frederick, Maryland, us getting acquainted with their new granddaughter Sofia Marsha, staying with the new parents Glen and Alma Yates and their family. This was Grandma Elsie’s second visit but Grandpa Don’s first.
It’s exciting to have Neal Walgenbach back racing at the Calgary Stampede. Neal and Curtis Cassidy had the fastest time on the first day of rodeo, with a four and one in steer wrestling. Good start, Curtis.
Wallace and June Winter were here visiting daughter Jewel and John Heer, Hannah and Bailey as well as Percy and Paulette. They took in the awards day at Botha for all the students and enjoyed watching Hanna receive an achievement award. Jewel and John hosted a birthday party for Hannah on June 25 with supper, gifts and fun for all.
Congratulations to Brooke Heer, who made it to the honour roll and power list in Cranbrook, B.C., receiving the highest grades for Grade 7.
Paulette and Percy Heer took in two of the provincial soccer finals, hosted in Stettler. They enjoyed watching grandson Matthew Wideman, captain of the Three Hills “Strikers” team. After the final game Sunday, Percy and Paulette, Curtis, Matthew and Clayton along with Keith and Glennys Adrian celebrated with dinner out at the Tasty Wok.
Christy Wideman, Matthew and Clayton visited Grandmother Iona Berg during the weekend; after games.
Merle and Donna Gordon hosted a Rohrer family reunion on the weekend with 50 family gathered at the family farm north of Gadsby. They enjoyed mutton busting, swimming and lots of visiting, into Gadsby for ball games and a pig roast at the ball diamonds and a dance at the community hall. People came from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta; including daughter Kim and Brian from Winnipeg.
A 90th birthday turkey supper, hosted by daughter Lavonne and granddaughter Kourtney in honor of Mrs. Elsie Hronek took place June 27th at her home. Son’s Dwayne (Shannon) and Stan Hronek, granddaughters Kourtney and Kassidy, along with Lavonne and Smitty and good friend Mary Stewart were all there to help her celebrate.