Archive for Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Springdale News

November 1, 2011

A big thank-you to the community for the great attendance Oct. 22 at the Harvest Festival at Springdale Friends Church. It started at 5 p.m. with lots of food. The children were having a great time and many were getting acquainted with new people in the community.

The adult Sunday school class of McLouth Methodist Church had a nice chicken noodle dinner. There was good attendance and lots of visiting done.

Ron Nobel was visiting the Knapp family on Oct. 15.

A lot of field work has been done by the farmers and nice weather to get the crops out.

Shawn Lynn and Evelyn Schwinn went Oct. 21 to the Golden Living in Edwardsville to see their brother Harold Steed. It was his 80th birthday.

Brian and Linda Schwinn were visiting his mother Evelyn Saturday morning, Oct. 15.

Peggy Gillospie visiting on Monday , Oct. 17, with her mother Evelyn Schwinn at her home.

Rob Nobel was visiting Wayne and Auobel Knapp on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 18.

John and Cara Moses traveled to Baldwin last Saturday, Oct. 15, for the Fall Festival. It had a good crowd, lots of crafts to see and good food to eat.

About a month ago, two men left Hillsboro, Wis. Harvey Baumgartner and Richard Baunier are headed for old Mexico for the winter. Their transportation was a homemade camper mounted on a rubber-tired form trailer chassis. Two large mules powered it. About 4 p.m. Auabel Knapp was called to the door and this is what she saw: two men, two mules and this homemade camper. They were wanting a place to park for the night and plenty of grass for the mules. Permission was granted, and they stayed at the Knapps’ residence overnight, with no heat in the camper, only sleeping bags.

They didn’t leave until about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, letting the sun warm up a bit. The men never asked for anything else. The men were retired and had spent the summer building this camper. Wayne Knapp saw inside this camper, and it was very well thought-out. They had provisions on the trailer for themselves and the mules and even had a mascot, an Australian Shepard dog. Before they left, a friend in Hillsboro named it the “Spirit Wagon,” which was painted on the outside. They tried to make about 25 miles a day. The public has been very cooperative about staying overnight. They plan to return to Hillsboro this next spring.

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