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Most important news in Kampsville: Our Ferry is open! We are so happy to have it back.
We are also so excited for the upcoming weekend. Old Settler’s Days are Oct. 9 and 10. This is one of our favorite weekends here in town. We love having a full campground and lots of people enjoying all our village has to offer.
While enjoying the festival don’t forget to get your chances on the beautiful Christmas quilt donated by Pat Gotway. The proceeds from this will benefit the celebrations and parties. We will draw for it on Old Settlers Sunday.
Remember you don’t want to miss out on the Scarecrow Contest. Contact Glenda Sidwell. Also while you’re in Kampsville check out the scarecrows that are already popping up around town.
Our Village is really looking great. The handicap ramp at the shower house is completed. Thank you so much to the hard work of Rob Parameter, Simon Taylor and Shawn Shewmake. Putting the finishing touches on it on Saturday helping out was also Ricky Bick, Phillip Denny, Dennis Johnson, Jeffrey Blumenberg and Gorman Concrete.
The Kampsville Legion began their Queen of Hearts back up last Friday and had a good crowd in attendance. We are happy to be searching for our Queen again.
St. Norberts had their fifth annual Duck Race Sunday on the Hardin riverfront. A nice crowd was in attendance. There were little boutiques where you could get a little shopping done and get a jump on your holidays. As well as kids games and raffles. The KC Hall held their chicken fundraiser in the fire house and the two events definitely complemented each other. The chicken was delicious, the guys did a great job and they sold out. The KC’s have had a rough year like most businesses due to Covid. I’m so glad many showed up to support them.
Obviously the best part of the duck race is the actual racing of the ducks. Calhoun Royalty Miss Calhoun Lexi Klocke, Jr. Miss Reagan Clendenny , Little Mr. and Miss Braxton King and Harlow Hayn dropped the ducks from the bridge and the race was on. The royalty then got in a boat at the boat docks and Pat Hurley took them to collect the winners. First place duck was James Jacobs, second place Sarah Pohlman and third place Angie Suhling.
It rained some sprinkles on and off and even one windy hard rain but it certainly didn’t dampen any spirits.
Our Calhoun Royalty had a very busy weekend. In addition to the Duck Races Friday night they attended the Brussels Homecoming parade and Saturday they represented Calhoun in the Barry Apple Festival parade.
Dale Ewen of Mahomet, Ill. was a Saturday visitor at the Calhoun County Historical Society in Hardin. Society president Emerson Retzer met him there for a tour of the displays of historical items, family files, photos and publications. Dale is a longtime lifetime member of the society. He was born and raised in the Kampsville area and his father Clarence “Slim” Ewen was one of the first TV repairmen in the area. Dale compiled the 2011 edition of the Calhoun county cemetery book and as of August completed the 2020 latest addition for the society. He is retired from Parkland College.
Lots of Warrior fans traveled to Pleasant Hill Friday night to watch the Calhoun Warriors win their game against the Pleasant Hill Wolves and keep the bucket!
Happy 2nd Birthday to Baby Kampsville Shawn McKinnon on Oct. 4.
Happy 20th Anniversary Lance and Brianna Sibley on Sept. 29 also celebrating on the 29th
Happy Anniversary to Brenda and Kenny Johnson. Happy 11th Anniversary to Luke and Amanda Waters on Oct. 2.
Kampsville Trunk or Treat will be held Sunday, Oct. 24 on the legion ball diamond from 4-6 anyone wanting a spot please contact me. We will also have our party and raffle baskets all outside. We are working on some fun things for this day.
Please add Kenny Odhler to your prayers and continue prayers for Eileen Gardner, Amy Roth, Joyce Blumenberg, Darren Kress, Linda Herkert, Joe Gress, Jim Hill, Kurt Roth, Isabel McGlaughin, Kurt Roth, Raymond Sievers, Mark Bowers, Joanne Beiker, Mel Heffington, Bruce Williams, Bill Schumann and Kathryn Chapman.