1 Readlyn Chronicle PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID Decorah, IA Permit #6 Postal Customer Volume 7, No. 6, Compiled by Readlyn Community Club Designed/Printed by Horizon Publishing Co., Jesup, IA, June 25, 2014 Welcome Garden nears completion You have probably noticed that the Welcome Garden is nearly complete. Dirt was hauled in by Barney Weirsma for the berm, pavers and edging bricks have been laid, plants, bushes and trees have been planted, and mulch has been scattered. Dedicated members have accomplished these tasks, but this work could not come to fruition without monetary contributions. We have been blessed with numerous donations this month. Ice Cream Social planned for Sunday, July 13 The Readlyn Historical Society is sponsoring its 12th annual ice cream social at the museum on Sunday, July 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Ice cream sundaes will be just 25 cents! Everyone is welcome to come for an evening of visiting and a chance to tour the museum. Any newcomers in Readlyn are especially invited for an opportunity to get acquainted. Lavern Thurm donated a red maple in memory of his wife, Lavonne; this tree has been planted at the ball park. Lois Ganske also provided a sizable monetary donation. The Peters family has given a substantial amount of money to complete the memorial for Joyce Peters at the Welcome Garden. Also, Herb and Jackie have given a generous amount of money to further make our city beautiful. They wanted to Garden Club members Pat Wehr, Nancy Kohagen, Gene Thurm, thank the community they "adopted" for supporting their efforts while Herb was mayor as well as during their major remodeling of the Center Inn. This support continued through family tragedies and losses and during Herb's last months. Without the support of the community, they felt they would not have been successful in any endeavor. Finally, the city s and Valentine s Ball s annual financial support is also greatly appreciated. Marlys and Roger Deterding and Ruth Wittenburg gather for a picture before calling it a night. Dad and the Miller twins join in to water newly planted flowers. Putting the finishing touches on the rock edging are, kneeling, Ruth Wittenburg and Roger Deterding; standing, Bonnie Erickson, Nancy Kohagen and Gary Matthias. Home of 857 Friendly People and One Old Grump Miss Readlyn candidates Kalee Leistikow, sponsored by L & L Ag Repair, Ally Klein, sponsored by Readlyn Savings Bank, and Sydney Shook, sponsored by RTC Communications, relax after being interviewed at Center Inn Sunday, June 8. Interviews were followed by a wonderful dinner catered by Sunrise Catering and the traditional presentation of Readlyn charms from Ron and Judy Leistikow. The candidates would like to thank their sponsors, Sunrise Catering, Kevin and Juliet Toulouse, Ron and Judy Leistikow, Readlyn Community Club, and Inspired Luncheonette for making the dinner possible. See who Miss Readlyn is on Page 6! Community Calendar July 1 VFW Meeting, 7:30 PM, Readlyn Library July 4 ~ Happy Fourth of July! July 8 VFW Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30 PM, Readlyn Library July 10 Irene Schuldt Estate Sale, 5 PM, Center Inn July 13 Readlyn Historical Society Ice Cream Social, 6-8 PM, at the museum July 16 Senior Citizens Lunch, 11:30 AM at Inspired July 17 5 PM deadline for Chronicle articles July St. Matthew/Zion Bible school July 30 Merry Elders 11:30 AM at Center Inn Readlyn swim bus begins running The Readlyn swim bus is going to the Fairbank Aquatic Center. Beginning July 1, and running on Tuesdays and Thursdays for five weeks, the last day the bus will run is scheduled for July 31. Forms may be picked up at city hall or at the library. The bus ride is free. The fee for admission to the pool is $4.
2 Page 2 Readlyn Chronicle Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Wapsie Valley FFA is number one in the state By Alana Platte, Reporter The Wapsie Valley FFA chapter was named the number one chapter in the state of Iowa out of a total of 219 other chapters at the State FFA Convention in Ames. This is the first time in Wapsie Valley FFA history that they have received this award. Along with this honor, the local chapter received awards for Community Development, Public Relations, Community Involvement, and their overall rating as a chapter. The Wapsie Valley FFA chapter will be advancing to Nationals to determine their position as a chapter among the nation. Along with receiving numerous awards they also had one of their very own receive an exciting title. Abrah Meyer, a 2013 graduate of Wapsie, went from being the FFA State Secretary to the Iowa FFA State President. On April 28 and 29, she was responsible for organizing and running the convention with the help of the other officers. The Wapsie Valley FFA Chapter embarked on its adventure of a lifetime to Ames on Sunday, April 27, for the State FFA Convention. Forty-five members and four chaperones attended this event. The members participated in several different activities throughout the course of two days. After their success at the district level, FFA members were able to work hard and prepare themselves for the following areas: Conduct of Meetings -Silver- Natalie Risse, Alec Marticoff, Dayten Wittenburg, Jordan Kalenske, Jacob Hammitt, Ben Schmitz, Lynn Duffy, and Lakin Joerger. Agricultural Sales -Silver- Garett Hagenow. Parliamentary Procedure -1st Gold Advancing to Nationals- Jarod Bodensteiner, Emily Martins, Gabby Power, Isaac Smith, Dylan Lampe, Annette Kleitsch, Baylee Kleitsch, and Reegan Platte. Public Speaking -Silver- Adam Bodensteiner. Program of Activities -1st Gold- Alex Schmitz, Lauren Ambrosy, and Adam Joerger. Experience the Action -1st Gold- Alana Platte, Crystal Kleitsch, Taylor Waldstein, Jacob Watts, Kassidy Kuhlmann, Nolan Schmidt, Tanner Mohlis, Chelsie Mason, Holly Haberman, and Chandler Power. Reporter s Book -2nd Gold- Alana Platte. Treasurer s Book -2nd Gold- Adam Bodensteiner. Crystal Kleitsch was awarded the 1st place Proficiency award for Fruit Production at State Convention and will be advancing to nationals in November. Chapter Display -Gold- Kalee Leistikow, Taylor Waldstein, Ally Klein, and Taylor Spragg-Roth. State Greenhand Quiz -Silver- Todd Miller and Lynn Duffy. Team Agricultural Sales -10th Gold- Nolan Schmidt, Alana Platte, Ally Klein, Kassidy Kuhlmann, and Todd Miller. Farm Business Management -Silver- Garett Hagenow, Alex Schmitz, Morgan Meinecke, and Cody Klietsch. Agriculture Communications Proficiency -2nd Gold- Alex Schmitz. Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Proficiency -2nd Gold- Garett Hagenow. Agricultural Sales Proficiency -2nd Gold- Lauren Ambrosy. Fruit Production Proficiency -1st Gold Advancing to Nationals- Crystal Kleitsch. Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship Recipient - Alana Platte. Iowa Farmer Today Journalism Award - Alana Platte. Stine Seed Scholarship Recipient - Alex Schmitz. State Officer Applicants - Adam Bodensteiner, Garett Hagenow, and Abrah Meyer. Balloted for State Office - Garrett Hagenow. Elected to State Office -President- Abrah Meyer. Courtesy Corp - McKenna Meinecke, Peyton Schares, Kassidy Kuhlmann, Taylor Waldstein, Alana Platte, Cody Kleitsch, and Alex Schmitz. Iowa Degree Recipients - Marina Hilbert, Ally Klein, Kalee Leistikow, Garrett Martins, Morgan Meinecke, Blake Michael, Katie Neil, Alana Platte, Taylor Waldstein, and Jacob Watts. Selected for State Committees - Sydney Cindrich and Brianna Cook. Selected for State Band - Jordan Kalenske Congratulations to all members for a job well done! The Wapsie Valley FFA chapter has definitely traveled far on The Road to Success, their current theme, throughout the past year! Receiving 3rd Gold in the Agricultural Discussion Meet was Cody Cripe. news to: Wapsie FFA s Experience the Action Team received a 1st Gold finish. Receiving the award were the main speakers, (L to R): Alana Platte, Taylor Waldstein, Kassidy Kuhlmann, Crystal Kleitsch, Jacob Watts, and Nolan Schmidt. Holly Habermann, Chandler Power, Tanner Mohlis, Chelsie Mason, and Kalee Leistikow contributed to the win by performing as audience members. Seniors Garett Hagenow and Sydney Cindrich accept awards on behalf of the chapter. Alana Platte accepted the Iowa FFA Today s Journalism Award for all of her articles throughout the past year. ESTATE, HOUSEHOLD & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM TO BE HELD AT: Center Inn, 209 Main Street, READLYN, IOWA Check auction website regularly for new information & photos: #27899 Household: Whirlpool brushed silver side-by-side refrigerator; GE washer; Maytag elect dryer; 19 flat screen TV; drop leaf table; Round oak pedestal table; blonde drop leaf table, 4 upholstered chairs & matching buffet; upholstered chairs; floral loveseat; couch; padded rocking chairs; Basset queen size bedroom set w/chest of drawers, night stand & dresser; Eastman bedroom set w/chest of drawers & vanity; tri-fold bevel edged vanity mirror; 10x11 area rug; curio cabinet; card tables; folding chairs; wall hangings; lamps; fans; book shelves; crock pots; roasters; pots and pans; Corelle dishes; canners; Tupperware; bread pans; canning jars; towels; bedding; patch quilts; afghans; linens; upright vacuum cleaner; jewelry; stand up mixer and much more! Collectibles: Maytag square tub wringer washer & owner s manual; Vintage Tappan gas stove w/manual; Leich crank desk top telephone; vintage wall crank telephone; Enterprise meat grinder on table w/motor; Local advertising items; Watt pottery: Readlyn Feed Mill bowl, Farmers Co-op small pitcher; Kim Anderson Pretty as a Picture figurines; vintage bottles & blue jars; vintage books; Western & Whitehall crocks; Surge 25# pail; vintage wooden crates & boxes; silver set; 1954 dictionary; amber & pink depression glass; double wash tubs; vintage high chair; sad irons, registers; insulators; tins; cloth seed corn sacks; egg baskets; egg washer; wash board; Vintage Army bag; baby buggy; license plates; lanterns and much more! Riding mower/shop/garage/tools: JD 582 rear engine riding lawn mower; 10 table saw; air compressor; misc. hand tools; 3 pc metal patio set; extension ladder; push mower; shovels; rakes; long handled tools; shelves and much more. Auctioneer s Note: This will be a great opportunity for you to purchase nice, clean house hold items & collectibles. There is definitely something here for everyone. Any and all announcements made sale day will take precedence over printed and advertised material. IRENE SCHULDT ESTATE & OTHERS BID-N-BUY AUCTIONEERING For All Your Auction Needs since Hazleton, Iowa #27899 Gerry VandeVorde, Dolan Burreson TERMS: Cash or good check w/id. Nothing removed until settled for. Not responsible for accidents, thefts or lost possessions. Lunch stand on site.
3 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Readlyn Chronicle Page 3 Miss Readlyn Comments By Madison Matthias Grump s Grumblings By Garylee Thurm Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9) Throughout all of the crazy, amazing, sad, bittersweet, exciting, and scary changes that have happened this past year, and are going to happen, I look to Joshua chapter 1 verse 9 for comfort. It is a great reminder for me that I need not to be scared or fearful because God will always be with me. What a heart-warming thought to keep in the back of my head, especially as I go off to college come August. If I had to choose one word to sum up this past month, it would be BUSY! I love being busy because it does not give me much time to be bored; however, time just goes so fast when you are always on the go. I have been working a lot of hours at the pool in Fairbank, as well as Bagge s Strawberry Patch in Independence. I have also been doing my college volleyball workouts which include a lot of running and lifting weights, which is right up my alley. Aside from all the working and exercising, I still find time to do fun stuff with my family and friends! It is crazy to think that a year has already come and gone, and my time as Miss Readlyn has ended (even though I will always have my sash and crown ;)). It has truly been a great honor to serve my community this past year. I am so thankful for all of the opportunities that were placed before me. This experience has done so much for me, and I will be forever thankful! Even though it was hard to give up my reign, I am so happy for Miss Ally Klein to be taking over Congrats, girl! There is not a doubt in my mind that she will fill my shoes, and make them even bigger to fill for the next year. In closing, thank you again to The Readlyn Savings Bank for sponsoring me, Pat Wehr for helping me organize events to attend, everybody/anybody who has helped with The Readlyn Chronicle, and lastly, THANK YOU to my family and community for supporting and encouraging me! So blessed I can t contain it. Love, Madison Matthias Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend! Abrah Meyer gives recognition to principal, Josh Johnson and FFA advisor, Ellen Doese during the supporter recognition ceremony at the state FFA convention. Here it is, my last letter. I hope you enjoy it. I hope everyone had as great a year as I had. I know it s been a strange year as far as the weather goes. I don't expect this to be long, but I've said that before. The jig business has been good. I'm down to 40 dozen on order and feel I'm pretty much caught up, but from now on it will slow down. I'm not able to get much saw dust made. If I get special orders, I push them ahead if I have a date to meet. Yes, Mary Lou, yours is coming up. I did get a special order for a wedding cross that will be going to Denmark in August. Yesterday at the celebration, I got a call from a lady that needs a birth cross converted to a baptism cross. That one I will need to get at. Today (Sunday) I got a call from the Welcome Center at Nashua wondering when I would be getting more product to them. That will be taken care of later next week. Bonnie is trying to downsize her flower garden as she hauled several batches to the Waverly plant sale. Since then a neighbor wanted to get rid of a couple of hostas. So much for downsizing. I was able to make a trip to Cabela s and got lucky. What I wanted had to be taken out of the warehouse and they were on markdown. That made them less money than a Wal-Mart product and better quality. Bonnie has gotten started on a new furniture project which is a new bed and yes, it s oak. All I need to do is assist when needed and answer questions. I've also been able to work in some chainsawing. Someone in town wanted four trees down. It was easier than one would think as they took care of the brush and also helped me load. Everything was done in two days. That's fast work for an old grump. I was lucky as I only hit one nail, you never know what you'll hit with those yard trees. I received an from someone in Ohio asking me to duplicate a jig that he can no longer buy. He says by the he sent it June 4, but I haven't received it. I may try to work him up something. He did me a picture, but you can't really tell colors from a picture...much better in hand. I don't know if any of you gardeners have experienced this or not, but Bonnie wanted to get rid of one of her well-established ornamental grasses which was about 18" across. That's about like trying to dig an oak with a spoon. I started with a shovel and the handle started creaking, so I knew that wasn't going to work. I've got the equipment, so we grabbed the sawzall. It s just a matter of sticking the blade in the dirt and start cutting chunks. The shovel could then handle the job. I had a busy grump weekend. It started Friday morning with the grump candidate interview. It was held at Inspired with 99.3 KWAY FM and sponsored by KAPLAN University. It was a live interview. When I was on, I used my better judgement to watch what I said. I was telling my daughter about it and she said she wouldn't want to put me on live interview because of what I might say. My daughter also has a new name for her mother. It is queen grump. I like it. Friday night it was fireworks and I believe it s the best we've had as it seemed to be more colorful. Saturday was the parade and when you're in it, you don't get to see the floats. Congratulations to the Zion St. Matthew s float on first place. It looked like the turtle races were well attended and they ended up with plenty of turtles. I saw in the crowd that someone had one of those two wheel stand-up scooters or whatever the proper name for them is. I asked him how long it takes to learn to drive one. He told me to try it and I did. He told me where to place my feet and off I went. I was able to run it on the grass. I could see fun written all over it. Something else to add to the list. I've done that. You turn it with the vertical post, side to side to turn. It operates like a joystick. I passed on the Saturday night band as it was not my type and way too loud. I had a nice visit with one of the guys at the gate and our conversation turned to hunting and he told me not to forget to call as he would take me pheasant hunting and that he had plenty of places to hunt. Thanks. The Sunday morning worship was well-attended. A bigger crowd than Barefoot Becky had expected and they ran out of song sheets. This is the first polka worship service I've attended and I won't hesitate to go again if I have the chance. A big thank you to everyone helping to carry the planks. We started after worship and everything was pretty much torn down and put back by 12:30 PM. That must almost be a record. A lot can be done in a short time with lots of help. Tomorrow back to physical work as I have a little chainsaw work. It doesn't matter how old you are, hard work won't hurt. Just work smart. Congratulations to Ally Klein, our new Miss Readlyn. Of course, I must also congratulate my Grump successor, Jean Buenzow, too. I made sure to pass her the official envelope with a list of grump duties, so there won t be any slack time. I'm sorry to see my term end as I think I enjoyed my term more than any of the previous grumps could have. In closing, parents, remember it's more important spending time with your children than giving them money. Gary the Grump says, "Keep on smiling and having fun. Life is too short and you never know when it will end." 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4 Page 4 Readlyn Chronicle Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Mary Lou and Don Billhorn Don Billhorns note 50th anniversary Don and Mary Lou Billhorn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 29, with an open house at Zion Lutheran Church in Readlyn from 2-5 PM. Don Billhorn and Mary Lou Arneson were married at the United Methodist Church in Caledonia, MN on June 27, Mr. Billhorn is a retired livestock buyer and Mrs. Billhorn is a retired Wapsie Valley teacher. They have two daughters, Carolyn Lewis and husband, Allen, from Eldridge and Jennifer Kastli and husband, Sean, from West Des Moines. They have six grandchildren. No gifts are required. Auxiliary meets The Ladies Auxiliary to the Wayne Teisinger V.F.W. Post #5661 met June 10, 2014, at the library meeting room with six members present. The meeting opened with prayer and the pledge of allegiance. The secretary and treasurer s reports were read and accepted. Bills were approved. General orders and chairman reports were read. There was a report on Memorial Day. All enjoyed seeing the names and flags on the wall of 58 veterans who died. A very good potluck was enjoyed. There was a report on the float that the men are making for Grump Days. The Auxiliary received the District year-end report booklet. Delegate for National Convention is Darlene Peters and alternate is Marrillee Tiedt. Auxiliary dues are due. Motion to adjourn was made by Darlene Peters and seconded by Luann Happel. Hostess was Luann Happel. Thank You I would like to thank everyone for cards, get well wishes, visits and prayers. Thanks to Pastor Moss for calling Pastor Murrow from Lafayette, IN to come to the hospital and see us. Being so far from home, it was great seeing and praying with him. Thank you, Pastor Moss, for this and also visiting us at home and all the prayers at this time. Bob Meyer College News Brianna Niebuhr graduates from Luther College DECORAH, IA -- Luther College held commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2014 at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, in Luther College's Carlson Stadium. Luther senior Brianna Niebuhr of Fairbank, daughter of Kristi and Bruce Niebuhr, graduated with the class of She majored in psychology. Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin gave the commencement address, and was granted an honorary degree at the ceremony. A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,500, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the bachelor of arts degree in 60 majors and preprofessional programs. Spring graduates at HCC Following are the students from Readlyn and Fairbank who graduated from Hawkeye Community College this spring: READLYN: Quinton Wehling, AAS, Alternative Energy Technology; Mitchell Boevers, diploma, General Agriculture; Tessa Burkhardt, AA, Liberal Arts; Trevor Kuhrt, AA, Liberal Arts; and Tara Pierce, AAA, Professional Photography. FAIRBANK: Cody Cripe, AAS, CNC Machining & Tool Making Technology; Jenny Dvorak, AAS, Early Childhood Education; Steven Stoner, AAS, Network Administration and Engineering; Joshua Weepie, AAS, Network Administration and Engineering; and Clayton Jeanes, diploma, Welding. Upper Iowa University Spring Dean s List FAYETTE, IA -- Upper Iowa University has named its Dean s List. To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 GPA for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. Those from Fairbank on the dean s list include: Christina Neil, an Elementary Education major, and Shelby Schnor, a Business Administration major. Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 6,200 students-nationally and internationally-at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Kleitsch graduates from Allen College Spencer Kleitsch of Readlyn received a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Allen College. The College awarded 141 degrees at its commencement ceremony on Friday, May 9 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. Allen College conferred 17 Associate of Science in Radiography degrees, eight Bachelor of Health Sciences degrees, 67 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees and 49 Master of Science of Nursing degrees. The speaker for Allen College s spring commencement was Acacia Bamberg Salatti. Acacia is the acting director the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Allen College offers degrees in radiography, health sciences, and nursing. Just over 600 students enrolled at the College this spring. Information on Allen College is available at 5th graders tour Readlyn Historical Museum On May 28, Mr. Anderson and his fifth grade students from Readlyn Elementary toured the Readlyn Historical Museum. They were interested in seeing and hearing about the many items of Readlyn s history. Some of the students had fun looking through the pictures of the Readlyn High School graduates to see if they could find their great-grandparents. We hope they enjoyed their visit as much as we enjoyed having them. College News Wartburg Winter/May Term Dean's List WAVERLY, IA (readmedia)-- Wartburg College has recognized 505 students who made the 2014 Winter/May Term Dean's List. Danielle Gordon of Fairbank was on the Dean s List. The list cites students who earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above in at least five course credits during the two terms. Four of the five course credits must be graded with a traditional letter grade. Wartburg students take four courses during Winter Term, which runs from January to April, and one course during the one-month May Term. May Term courses often involve travel and study abroad. HCC Spring Dean s List WATERLOO--Hawkeye Community College announces the Dean s List for their Spring Semester. The Dean s List is official recognition of outstanding academic accomplishment by full-time students. The following area students are on the Dean s List: FAIRBANK: Adam Bachman; Cody Cripe; Devon Duffy; Jenny Dvorak; Joshua Weepie; Caitlynne Woods; Christian Woods. READLYN: Danielle Armbrecht; Mitchell Boevers; Brian Gaul; Jared Joerger; and Tara Pierce. To qualify for the Dean s List, full-time students must have successfully completed 12 or more credits in the given semester with a major GPA of 3.50 or better for courses taken at Hawkeye Community College. Memorial Day services held The Wayne Teisinger V.F.W. Post #5661 conduced a service at 9 AM at St. Matthew s Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. At 10:30 AM, 13 Post and 10 Auxiliary members marched form Main St. to Readlyn Elementary School along with Boy and Girl Scouts and the Wapsie Valley School Band. During the program, the names and flags flashed on the wall of the 58 veterans who have died, which are on the Avenue of Flags in the Readlyn City Park. The program included the National Anthem by the band, Pledge of Allegiance, welcome by Commander Charles Albrecht, prayer by Rev. Matthew Moss, reading Deck of Cards, by Verdeen Pavalec, Memorial Day address by Rev. Moss, Armed Forces Medley by the band, and veterans stood up during their song. Mock grave services were held outside with readings and placing a wreath of red, white and blue carnations and a flag on the grave. The members marched back to Main St. with a potluck following at the library, with about 45 people attending. Thank You The Readlyn Community Club would like to thank all of the people who volunteered their time during the entire Grump Days Weekend!!! From planning, setting up, attending and tearing down, every step of the process is truly appreciated. There s nothing like living in a small town where all the citizens have big hearts! During the week of June 9th-13th, Immanuel and St. Paul s churches hosted Vacation Bible School. Sixty-five children enjoyed a fun filled week of singing songs, playing games, eating snacks, storytelling and meeting new friends! It was a splashing good time! We are so grateful that we got to share His amazing grace with this great group of kids through VBS! We couldn t have done it without a great group of volunteers and donations. We got to share the message that God gives us amazing grace; He saves us from sin through His Son Jesus, our Savior, and gives us eternal life! We encourage you to share that good news with everyone! Gangway!!!
5 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Readlyn Chronicle Page 5 Greg Lahmann Thank You To the good people of Readlyn and surrounding area. At the end of July I will be leaving Spahn & Rose to start my retirement. I have made many friendships over the last 20 years. I have enjoyed serving your needs in the store and delivering your orders to your homes. I hope after I leave you will give the next delivery person your friendly smiles and friendship as you have given them to me over the past years. Your Spahn & Rose delivery driver, Greg Lahmann Thank You I would like to thank everyone who remembered me with visits, flowers, food, phone calls and all other acts of kindness following my knee surgery. Thanks to Dr. Gorsche, Allen Hospital staff, CMH Skilled Nursing and Performance Rehab for all the great care. Special thanks to Pastor Sandra for her visits and prayers. Also, thank you to my family for their loving care and concern. God bless you. Jolene Meyer Deadline for June 25 Chronicle: Thursday, July 17, 5 PM A large number of people turned out for church services at the 2014 annual Grump Days celebration. The weather was almost Pork Promoters award scholarship to Schmidt Congratulations to Nolan Schmidt for receiving the Bremer County Pork Promoters $500 scholarship. Nolan is from Readlyn and is the son of Jeff and Penny Schmidt. Nolan recently graduated from Wapsie Valley High School where he was active in football, basketball, baseball, Grump Days Pepper tournament results Twenty-eight people participated and enjoyed the Friday evening contest. The winners and their scores were: 1st Place: Roger Buhr and Barry Fortsch nd Place: Michelle Kirchoff and Devin Kuenstling rd Place: Shirley Kuker and LaVern Thurm th Place: Judy Henn and Ron Brunscheon golf and the FFA. Nolan plans to go to Iowa Central Community College majoring in Agriculture Technology. After college he plans to move back home to help on the family farm while working with farmers installing precision farming equipment. Schafskoph tourney results The Grump Days Schafskoph tournament was held Saturday afternoon with 29 players participating. Everyone had a great time. Winners were as follows: 1st place, Jeremy Brown 2nd place, Dan Brunscheon 3rd place, Elmer Wittenburg perfect for the event, held last weekend. See more photos from Grump Days on pages 6, 7 and 8. Nolan Schmidt Auto l Home l Life Another fantastic Grump Days Kids In The Park!!!!!!!!! There were over 320 kids who came, had a blast and made memories in the park again this year for Readlyn Grump Days. Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who donated their time to make this event possible again. The Kids In The Park Committee would sincerely like to thank David C. Matthias for sponsoring the inflatables during the event again this year. David C. Matthias 2018 E Bremer Ave Waverly, IA Call today to see how I make insurance simple and can help you protect what matters most. Securities & services offered through FBL Marketing Services, LLC +, 5400 University Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266, 877/ , Member SIPC. Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company + *, Western Agricultural Insurance Company + *, Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company + */West Des Moines, IA. + Affiliates *Company providers of Farm Bureau Financial Services PC026 ML 1 (4 13)
6 Page 6 Readlyn Chronicle Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Grump Days 2014 a great success! Miss Readlyn is crowned 2014 Miss Readlyn Ally Klein Everybody loves a parade! 2014 Miss Readlyn runners-up, Kalee Leistikow and Sydney Shook 2013 Miss Readlyn Madison Matthias and 2014 Miss Readlyn Ally Klein Grump Days Parade 2nd Place, Inspired 2014 Grump Days Parade, 1st Place float by Readlyn Area Parish, St. Matthew and Zion Lutheran Church Grump Days Parade 3rd Place, Westendorf Family Grump Days Parade honorable mention, Nick Tiedt, Mycogen Seeds Grump Days Parade, the flags lead the way Larry and Kathy Heineman were surprised by their children on the occasion of their 50th anniversary Grump Days parade, VFW Antique F-14 Farmall, briven by original owner Burton Boevers Grump Days Parade - Class of 49
7 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Readlyn Chronicle Page Grump Jean Buenzow Left to right, 2013 Grump Garylee Thurm, 2014 Grump Jean Buenzow, and 2014 Grump candidates Sonja Bast, Tom Hart and Larry Ladage A new Grump will reign & other Grump Days fun 2014 Volunteer Award - Ed Traeger to Charlie Albrecht Face painting was very popular Everyone enjoyed Grump Days Regular to Grump Days, Balloon Man Darrell Anderson The Tractor Pull was great! Maya Barnes, Little Grumpster Talent Show entrants from Community Lutheran School David Heinemann and a group of singers performed God Bless the USA See more photos on the next page Friday night crowning at Grump Days
8 Page 8 Readlyn Chronicle Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Pie eating contest: The RAP (Readlyn Area Parish youth group) sponsored a pie eating contest Saturday afternoon at Grump Days. Lots of the younger generation participated as you can see by the photos below. Lawn mower polo was held Saturday, June 14 at the ball diamond. Three teams of three came out to show off their skills and try to win the traveling trophy. When it was all said and done last year s champions (Kyle Hesse, Matt Kuker, and Jeff Guenther) took first place. Thanks to everyone who came out to watch and thanks to our sponsors who made it possible. Pie eating 9-10 year olds, Carson Leistikow, Isaish Price, Kali Pletz, Kalvan Rosengarten, and Keegan Brown That sure was good pie! Pie eating 5 and 6 year olds, Logan Sauerbrei, Zach Boevers and Kadin Jones Peace of mind is just a phone call away! Now Available from RTC Communications: Medical Monitoring Home is an important place as we age. RTC Medical Monitoring is a reliable, easy-to-use emergency communication system that allows seniors to remain at home longer. Call today for more information: Main St. Readlyn, IA Pie eating 0-4 winner McKenna Boevers Ice Cream Social Readlyn Historical Museum Sunday, July 13 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Ice Cream Sundaes 25 Everyone Welcome!
9 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Readlyn Chronicle Immanuel Lutheran Church 2683 Quail Avenue Readlyn, IA (319) Pastor Matthew Moss Sunday School 8:30 AM Divine Service 9:30 AM St. Matthew Lutheran Church th Street Readlyn, IA (319) Pastor Mark Lund Worship 9:00 AM St. Paul Lutheran Church 120 West 4th Street Readlyn, IA (319) Pastor Matthew Moss Divine Service 8:00 AM Zion Lutheran Church 240 Elmer Avenue Readlyn, IA (319) Pastor Mark Lund Worship 9 AM at St. Matthew Page 9 Pearls of Wisdom By Pastor Mark Lund St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church And as He was setting out on His journey, a man ran up and knelt before Him and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" (Mark 10:17) It s the age-old question. Our natural response is by doing a lot of good deeds; By being kind to other people, etc. The man who ran up to Jesus was thinking along these lines. But, Jesus knew that this man loved his possessions more than He loved God. And so, Jesus tells him to sell all his possessions precisely because He knew that he would refuse. Jesus wants to show the man that he is incapable of earning eternal life. If he were capable, he would have gladly given up all his possessions right then and there and followed the Christ. But, his sinful pride and rotten heart won t allow him to. The man was far too in love with his own works. He looked to himself to determine his standing before God. Because of this, the man went away sorrowful because he finally saw that he could not earn his salvation. It hurts us to know that we are incapable of doing something. Our pride wants us to believe that we are powerful, competent, and well equipped to carry out any task. But God s Word is very clear: All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). After the man went away sorrowful, the disciples were astonished and asked, then who can be saved? Jesus answered, With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God" (Mark 10:26-27). Therefore, rather than asking, How do I get into heaven, we ought to ask, How does God get me into heaven since I cannot get there myself? The answer: For God so loved the Helping Hands Clothing Closet LIVING In Celebration 2029 Viking Ave. Hwy. V56 - Sumner Hours: Tuesdays, 9 AM-12 Noon Wed. 6:30-7:30 PM and the first Saturday of the month 9 AM-12 Noon Brief application required; providing FREE clothing to those in need ADVENT CHRISTMAS LENT EASTER PENTECOST The 3, 4, 5 year olds will go from 8:30am - 11:30am. They will cost $5.00. Contact Sheila Boevers Child Name Grade Age Sex Birthday Date Parent(s) Name Address City State Zip In Case of Emergency Name of attending Sibling(s) Name of your Church His Hands Food Pantry 5002 Main Street Oran Hours: Tuesdays, 5-8 PM Fridays 9 AM-12 Noon Brief application required Currently serving Readlyn, Sumner, Fairbank and Oran area residents Quality Distributors, Inc. BRIAN L. MEYER, C.C.A. Distributors of St. Matthew & Zion VBS When: July Time: 8:30am-3:30pm Please provide sack lunch. Where: Zion Lutheran Church 240 Elmer Ave Readlyn Who: 1st- 6th graders in the next school year Cost: $10.00 world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). Jesus doesn t say that He died only for His disciples, or only for the church, or only for those who repent and believe in Him. He died for all. All includes you. No matter how unforgivable you may perceive your sins to be, Jesus paid for them all in full. All means all. And yet, not all people will enter eternal life. Why? Because they were worse sinners than you? Hardly. Because they trusted in their own works instead of in the work of Christ their savior. That is the only unforgivable sin (Mark 3:29). The truth is, the only reason that God favors you at all is because His Son Jesus lived the perfect life that you failed to live and paid for your sins with His own blood. Because Christ did this for you, there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). How do I know I am in Christ? Again, you must look to God s Word: For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ (Galatians 3:27). Through Holy Baptism, God charged the benefits of Christ s work to your account. His righteousness was declared to be yours; so much so, that when the Father looks at you, He doesn t see your sin. He only sees the righteousness of His Son. Therefore, Jesus eternal life is made your eternal life. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17). If you want to be sure of your salvation, stop speculating. Find out where this Word of Christ is being preached and don t walk there run! + In Jesus name, + Pastor Lund P.O. Box Main Street Readlyn, IA Liquid F rtilizers e Bus Cell Fax: Fertilizer & Chemical Sales, Soil Testing & Custom Application Dillon Law Ofﬁce, PC Patrick B. 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10 Page 10 Readlyn Chronicle Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Wapsie Valley FFA participates in horse judging event By Kassidy Kuhlmann, Chapter Reporter Members of the Wapsie Valley FFA Chapter brought their knowledge and used it to judge horses in Iowa Falls, on May 22 at the district horse judging event. Juniors Marina Hilbert and Jacob Watts, and freshman Dayten Wittenburg departed from the school after the final bell and spent the night showcasing their abilities. The trio judged halter as well as performance classes. They took a quiz on horse feeding and health, and also went before judges and explained their reasoning for classifying them in such a way. They competed against 16 other teams from surrounding chapters. The team placed 8th overall and were happy with the outcome. Marina said, I love the experience I get when I go to this event. I felt more prepared for the competition this year than last year. I can t wait for next year already! The members who took part in this late night had experience working with horses. They expanded their knowledge of horses in health, fitness, and overall care. The officer team and former FFA member Abrah Meyer (far right) joined us for a picture! The Wapsie Valley FFA Officer Team are, left to right: Emily Martins, Alana Platte, Ally Klein, Taylor Waldstein, Jarod Bodensteiner, Baylee Kleitsch, and Kassidy Kuhlmann. COLT as a one-stopshop for Wapsie FFA By Kassidy Kuhlmann, Chapter Reporter Excitement, sharing, and laughter. This was the theme on June 4 as the Wapsie Valley FFA Officers attended Chapter Officer Leadership Training, or COLT for short, at Hawkeye Community College! Alana Platte, Jarod Bodensteiner, Taylor Waldstein, Ally Klein, Kassidy Kuhlmann, Emily Martins, and top merit winner, Baylee Kleitsch all attended and had a great time as they learned about their duties and met other officers from across the Northeast District. The District and State Officers conducted the day without a glitch. President, Alana Platte, was a workshop leader due to her Southwest Sub-District Vice President position as was State President and Wapsie Valley member, Abrah Meyer. The officers attended workshops that catered to the duties of their perspective teams as they gained insight into the roles that fellow officers play in their position at the different chapters. In order to accomplish this, they played games and did activities. They also got the opportunity to attend workshops for different ways to make their chapters better in some way. Workshops focused on how to stay connected to the members through social media, time management, and being involved in their chapter. The day was filled with laughs, memories, friendships, and a growing passion for being a leader! Treasurer Ally Klein stated, COLT taught me that we are all different individuals with diverse personalities. If we put all of the differences together we can make an awesome chapter and pay it forward. Thank you to all the District Officers and State Officers that made it all possible! Jacob Watts, Marina Hilbert and Dayten Wittenburg (left to right) display their 8th places ribbons and are ready to head home after a successful night. Send news of your club, organization or church to the Readlyn Chronicle at: Wapsie FFA keeps doing things their own way By Kassidy Kuhlmann, Chapter Reporter Wapsie Valley FFA is not a group to do things traditionally but they took it to a whole new level on the night of June 4. While most FFA members were at home, all snug in their bed, the members of the Wapsie Valley chapter were running around, playing games, laughing, and finding the ghosts that are alleged to be lurking in the halls. The night started off at 8 PM in the ag room where they engaged in constant chatter, pizza, and getting hyped up on sugary drinks! From there they moved to the gym and tried to get their energy levels down, which did not ultimately happen. The members camped out on the gym floor around 4 AM and tried to fight off the night creatures. Soon to be junior, Jarod Bodensteiner says, It was really fun aside from the fact that I slept on the floor with no blanket and shared a pillow with a fellow member, but everything else was a lot of fun! There is never dull moment with this group! Some braved the floor while others slept on the tables or bleachers, hoping to be out of harm s way. The night was anything but boring and members hope it will be repeated next year! Above: Members played recreational games into the early morning hours! Above, right: A few kids didn t mind the noise or the music playing, they only had one thing on their mind! Far right: Most of the boys gave up on volleyball and stuck to the video games. Right: Junior Taylor Waldstein battled tiredness until she just couldn t anymore.
11 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Readlyn Chronicle Page 11 Wapsie Valley FFA assists in Farm Safety Day By Kassidy Kuhlman, Chapter Reporter On May 8 and 21, members from the Wapsie Valley FFA went to Heartland Acres in Independence to assist in the Farm Safety Day program. The Buchanan County Extension invited Wapsie Valley, East Buchanan, Jesup, and Independence chapters to come and assist in any way needed. Throughout the two days, more than 200 2nd graders from surrounding public schools as well as the 3rd-8th grade Amish children from the Jesup and Wapsie Valley schools attended. The kids came with teachers, parents, and helpers to be exposed to danger not only on farms, but in a number of different situations! The program offered safety concerns in: electrical, hazards found around the farm, feed and grain safety, sun safety, and equipment safety, just to name a few. The kids got to escape the classroom for a day, but not entirely! They got the privilege to sit in on a one-room school house and experience what school was like decades ago. Sophomore Annette Kleitsch says, It was really cool to see all the 2nd graders there getting excited about safety and wanting to learn more about how to be safe on farms. All in all, the two days were both rewarding and educational for all involved. Farm Safety Day 1- The 2nd graders were exposed to potential hazards around the farm by Wapsie Valley FFA members. During the course of the presentation the kids tried to identify all the hazards they could spot on the farm. The Independence ambulance staff gave kids some safety tips along with giving them a tour of the vehicle they handle tough situations in. The East Buchanan FFA chapter gave a presentation about sun safety and made color changing bracelets with the students. FERTILIZING WEED CONTROL AERATING THATCHING SEEDING MOWING JF REMODELING LLC Home Remodeling - Concrete Work Additions & Decks - Kitchen & Bath Remodels Roofing - Windows - Doors Readlyn (319) Wapsie FFA students showed the 3rd-8th grade amish students how grain safety is an important part of working on the farm. The deadline for the next Readlyn Chronicle is Thursday, July 17, 5 PM 171 E. Main, Box 50 Denver, Iowa STUMME & EPLEY LAW OFFICE, PLLC Lawrence A. Stumme Jr. & Ethan D. Epley Attorneys Phone: (319)
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