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The Brussels High School graduation was held on Friday, May 27, at Brussels High School. A large crowd attended. The Valedictorians selected were: Lexi Schulte, Terra Clark, Isabelle Friedel, and Josie Friedel. The Salutatorian selected was Emma Hagen. Congratulations to all the graduates.
The Calhoun Valedictorian was Shane Macauley, and the Salutatorian was Kylie Angel. Congratulations to all the graduates.
The Art in the Park at Brussels Park was well attended. The arts were well represented with a variety of media, techniques, and materials. The Brussels Library sponsored the event. Calhoun Royalty started the day. Eli Nolte, who played the Little Mermaid, and Emma Godar who had the role of the witch sang the lead songs for the musical. Throughout the park, there were florists, jewelry artists, and several artists with painting, crafts, designs, and quilts. There were also authors who had their books for sale. There are too many to name. We hope this event will be repeated next year.
Henry Wittman celebrated his sixth birthday over the weekend. He is the son of Mike and Bethany Wittman. He has a sister, Piper. Grandparents are Bernie and Carrie Wallendorf, and great-grandmother is Irene Wallendorf. We wish you a wonderful year, Henry.
Verann Klockenkemper visited Ted and Elda Hayn Sunday at their home.
Last week, Irene and Katy Wallendorf went to Josephine’s in Godfrey for lunch and met Hope, Lisa, Kendal, Tara, Kate, and Caroline. They had a terrific meal. Afterwards, some went shopping, got pedicures, or went to the Market Basket to shop for flowers.
Wilma Krysl, Elaine Titus, and Brian Rose attended a graduation party for Mia Krysl on June 5. They had a delicious meal and enjoyed visiting with many friends and family.
St. Barbara’s Altar Society met on June 6 in the church basement. They discussed the church picnic. It will be held July 30 and 31. Mark your calendar and save the date for the Batchtown Picnic. Raffle tickets for the quilt can be purchased by St. Barbara Altar Society members.
The St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located on 105 French St. The phone number is 618-576-2500. The St. Vincent DePaul Society takes care of utilities, rent, mortgage, GED, and contacts with other agencies. Call the volunteer hotline number at 1-618 310-1141.
The Batchtown Woman’s Club will meet June 15
Kenny and Bette Eilerman enjoyed having the family home Sunday. Bryan and Lisa Lumpkin and family; Mike and Greg and families were there as well as Nick, Kyle and Kevin.
Ellie Sievers celebrated her seventh birthday last Friday. There was a nice crowd, making the day complete. The family got together on Saturday to wish her a happy birthday. Have a happy year, Ellie.
Blessed Trinity church services are Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at St. Barbara’s in Batchtown for the next six months.
The Batchtown Methodist Church has a Bible Class Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Elaine Titus and Karen Hanneken visited Branson, Mo. last week. They enjoyed going to shows, shopping, and just having a good time.
Linda Russell had a nice time visiting with Jeremy, Angie, and the girls, Zoe and Sadie Sunday. They worked outdoors and mowed the grass.
St. Barbara’s Church will cook chickens for the picnic on Saturday, June 25. Much help is needed. The church picnic is Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. Save the date.
St. Joseph’s Church will be cooking chickens for their picnic on Saturday, June 11, at the Meppen Hall at 7 a.m. Their picnic is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7.
St. Mary’s Picnic is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13, and 14. Save the date.
It ain’t the guns nor armament,
Nor funds that they can pay, But the close co-operation,
That makes them win the day.
It ain’t the individual,
Nor the army as a whole,
But the everlasting teamwork
Of every bloomin’ soul.
– J. Mason Knox