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Point News – January 19, 2022

By Carol Sue Carnes

Winter has certainly reared its ugly face. On Friday evening, rain then changed to snow during the night. Here South of Brussels received barely an inch but as it traveled north the accumulation reached at least three inches. The high on Sunday was 32 and today is supposed to reach 36. Brussels Ferry was out for six days, but then started up on Saturday late afternoon, then back out on Sunday evening but in service this morning. Sure not much traffic by here with it not running. Weather man says we could have a temperature in the low 50’s on Tuesday but then by Thursday morning a low of five degrees. Weather is up and down like a roller coaster!
Congratulations to States Attorney Richard Ringhausen who is now officially retired after serving the county for nine years. On Friday he was honored with a party at the Rastello Room in Hardin. Present were the elected officials, county commissioners, Judge Burch and Judge Greenlief, his parents, brothers and spouses and his aunt Julie (and Larry) Bimslager. Best of luck to him in his retirement years!
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Keisha Morris of Hamburg will be appointed States Attorney for Calhoun County, she will finish the term of former States Attorney, Richard Ringhausen. We wish her the very best in the year ahead.
Lincoln Kulp, son of Loren and Julie Kulp, celebrated his 6th birthday on Sunday at his home in Golden Eagle. Present to help him celebrate were his school buddies who brought their Nerf guns and of course had a Nerf Gun War, along with other games. Afterwards he opened his gifts and then they all enjoyed birthday cupcakes, etc. Many more “happy ones,” Lincoln.
This coming Saturday, Jan. 22, the Delta Waterfowl Two Rivers Chapter, will hold their Annual Banquet from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Brussels American Legion Hall. The event will feature a pork chop and chicken dinner, a raffle and silent and live auctions. Proceeds will go to both the national organization as well as local projects here in Calhoun. Tickets are available at the door. If further information is needed, please text or call JoAnn Bieker, President at 618-600-1466.
St. Matthew Church Dorcas Society quilters group have just finished another baby quilt for sale. I will post photos on my Facebook page. They are crib size, 45” x 60” and If you pick them up at the church hall or from one of the quilters they are $125./each. Quilters from the Brussels area are Yvonne Baecht, (618-883-2186) Anita Nolte (618-883-2257) or myself (618-883-2333).
Deepest sympathy to the family of Paul Schulze of Golden Eagle who passed away on Jan. 13. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Brussels. Service to follow at 11 a.m. Thoughts and prayers are with his wife, the former Shirley Roach; sons Clark of Brownstown, Kent (Tammy) of Brussels and Tom of Grafton; and daughter, Carmen Simon, of Brussels; their families, also his sister, Edwina Meyer; brothers, David (Beverly) Schulze and Robert Schulze; and sister-in-law Karen Schulze and their families.
Deepest sympathy also to the family of a former minister of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Rev. John Siedschlag who lived in Watertown, WI and passed away on Jan. 11. Thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Virginia, daughters Lisabeth (Stephen) Risley, Carolyn (John) Taylor, Joi-Lynn (Chip) Rens and John Jr. (Christine) Siedschlag. Visitation on Jan. 21 and funeral service the following day at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown, WI. If anyone would like to send Virginia and family a note of sympathy her address is: Virginia Siedschlag, 700 Welsh Road – Apt #14, Watertown, WI 53098-4295.
Birthday Blessings this week to my niece Kathy Carey, also Agnes Kamp, Mary Vogel, Brad Macauley, Megan Brangenbery, Loralei Hartman, Bonnie Held, Pat Hoemmen, Heather Simon, JoAnn Nolte, Melissa Kiel, Dylan Droege, Lee Mans, Gary Kulp, Chris Baalman, Dennis Johnes and all others celebrating their natal day at this time.
Happy Anniversary to Greg and Agnes Kamp on their 62nd wedding anniversary, and Tommy and Sharon Ennis of Meppen, as well as all other couples having a wedding anniversary this week.
In Honor of Martin Luther King Day
Heavenly Father, In your divine wisdom you have called us to be living witnesses to your truth, love and justice in the world. You give us the grace and strength to be instruments of your mercy and compassion. Today we remember your faithful servant Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King taught us how to put the words of Jesus, Your Son, into action when he said “love your enemies, bless those who curse you and pray for those who persecute you.” Lord, give us this same courage to live by what we profess and believe, and to accept the teachings of Christ as your rule and guide. Amen

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