Batchtown News – November 3, 2021
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This has been a cold and stormy week that ended with one of our favorite holidays, Halloween on Oct. 3l. It’s a time to have fun whether it be funny, scary, or cute, for both children and adults. Batchtown was decorated for an evening of trick or treating. Houses and the Village Hall were ready and had a good time giving out treats to the trick or treaters. The Batchtown Woman’s Club was in attendance during the trunk or treat hour and had treats for the kids and their parents. Many new memories were made throughout the evening of Halloween 2021.
Saturday, Kyle Klocke of Batchtown was hurt when he fell climbing out of a tree stand while deer hunting. We wish him a speedy recovery.
We are saddened to report that Robert (Bob) Sievers passed away at the Calhoun Nursing and Rehab Center on Saturday, Oct. 30, where he had been residing for the last several years. The visitation was held Tuesday evening, Nov. 2, at the Gress, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Hardin, with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Batchtown. Burial was at St. Barbara’s Cemetery.
Jeremy Russell celebrated his birthday Oct. 30 with family at his mother’s, Linda Russell, home. She had a lemon meringue pie for a birthday dessert. It’s his favorite.
The St. Vincent DePaul Food Site is going to open Tuesday, Nov. 9. St. Vincent DePaul helps with rent, utilities, GED, mortgage, and contacts with other agencies. Call the hotline at 1-618-310-1141
Helen Sievers of Meppen participated as a vendor for her jewelry and earnings at Grafton Winery at the Vineyards on Saturday and Sunday. She was one of the several vendors at the Fall Harvest Festival. Helen’s business name is Tepen Hollow Designs. The Tepen Hollow Designs will also be at the Edwardsville Band Booster Craft Show on Nov. 13 and 14. It will be held at the Collinsville Gateway Convention Center this year due to covid restrictions at the Edwardsville High School.
Lori (Franke) Hopkins was singing with Miles Station on Saturday, Oct. 23. She is quite a talent. Helen said there was a large crowd at the event.
Recently, Krystal Burke and kids, Jillian and Bryan Wrean, made their way to Washington where they will live on the base. Gary is in the service. Krystal is the daughter of Ted Franke.
Jeff Franke’s daughter, Lindsey, and her friend and son visited with Grandmother Elsie Kirn, and had a wonderful time.
As I travel down life’s highways,
My heavenly Father, I am so amazed
To see the beauty
Thy hands have made,
Life’s winding roads
Are filled with cares,
But still I murmur
My daily prayers.
I stop a moment
Here and there
With tender thoughts
Of Thy loving care,
With thanks, I ponder
Thy mysterious ways
As I travel
Down life’s highways.