Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
My point is, if you'd like to spruce up your website, flyer, menu, brochures, or tee-shirts- drop me an email. I'm just a poor school teacher and I could always stand to pick-up a few bucks. I'm a lot cheaper than anybody you could go to in a big city! I promise to treat you right.
By the way, I could also take Senior Pictures (see below) and if you're interested in seeing my editorial cartoons, get your weekly copy of the Mapleton PRESS, or visit http://tmal.multiply.com
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Mr. Mallory's Stuff
Here's a new website is intended to be a repository for links, assignments, and ideas for my students. If you have me for a class this year (down at Boyer Valley in Dunlap), check it out- you might just find something that you can use!
So you're not one of my students- you're someone interested in Ricketts, that's okay... If you have any interest at all in Art, Photography, Website Design, Ceramics, Drawing, or Cheerleading, you might just find something interesting there too!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Ricketts, located in the south-east corner of Soldier township, on the Mondamin branch of the Chicago Northwestern, is the most pretentious and thriving of the smaller towns of the county. It is almost exclusively a German community, although at one time swept by a fire which consumed almost the entire business section, it has been rebuilt and is a wide awake community. It boasts numerous business houses among which are A. F. Baak and J. H. Detlefs, general merchants; 1. N. Vollerson, the popular mayor and manager of the Green Bay Lumber Co.; The German Savings Bank with P. H. Claussen as cashier; Peter C. Peterson hotel; T. J. Munster, hotel; Gustav Rickert, saloon; Max Wulf, blacksmith.
from "History of Crawford County Iowa; A record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement, Volume 1" by F. W. Meyers, c. 1911
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Ricketts held a Germanfest to help raise money for improvements to the park which includes a shelter house and play ground. On August 28, volunteers installed the latest improvement were new overhead doors in the shelter house.
Germanfest organizers; Elaine Carlson, Bud Gloede, Connie Bridgeman, and Laura Langholdt
DJ Brad Reissen of Eagle Rock Trucking provided music for dancing.
The guys of the Ricketts Volunteer Fire Department grilled Brats donated by NoFrills, HyVee, Bank Iowa, and United Bank of Iowa.
Friday, August 10, 2007
The Charter Oak Times
August 11, 1977
The 8th Annual Ricketts Steam and Antique Show was held August 5, 6, & 7, 1977. Mary Hennings, daughter of Mrs. Arlene Hennings, was crowned Queen at the variety show. Awards were given to Mrs. Bertha Friedrichsen, as the oldest person present; Mrs. Fern Baine of Hoquim, WA for traveling the farthest, and to Ericka Bishop, 4 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Bishop of Sioux City, IA as the youngest person present.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Come to the German-fest in Ricketts at the shelter house!
Brats, Kraut, Potato salad and baked beans supper at 6:30 PM
Dance at 8 PM
BYOB & Free-Will Offering taken to raise funds for city park improvements
Also in August: Ute Fun Days, Schleswig Calf Show Days, and of course the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines
Aug 15 at 9 AM at the Schleswig Middle School there will be an "Iron & Antique" tractor show right after the Schleswig Calf Show Days Parade. Nothing newer than 1972
And remember the next Ricketts Kids reunion is the 4th Saturday in July, 2008
By Lottie May O'Grady
There's a little white church in the country,
That stands upon a hill so high,
It can easily be seen for miles around,
Like a 'Beacon of Light' to the passer-by.
It has weathered the storms of the passing years,
Withstood 'The Tests of Time',
Because it is builded secure upon the rock,
Of love of our Savior Divine,
It welcomes the Way-faring Traveler,
To come into its doors and find, peace,
And the weary, tired, and forlorn,
They too, may find sweet relief.
And to those, who will ever be faithful,
And to those who will ever be true,
They will always find a blessing,
In the work, there is to do.
It asks for no reward or merit,
Only that each one may be blest,
And for those who need spiritual feeding,
To come and feast on the best.
We love this dear, 'Church of our Childhood',
It brings back memories dear, you see,
Our mother, father, and dear ones,
Who have crossed, 'The Crystal Sea'.
The years of time will always bring changes,
One by one we will pass on each day,
But the 'Church of God', will stand forever,
It shall never, pass away!
FIREFIGHTERS WHETHER VOLUNTEER OR PAID, HAVE A DEDICATION THAT JUST WILL NOT FADE
THEY HAVE TO CONTINUOUSLY LEARN AND TRAIN, AND FIGHT FIRES IN THE SNOW AND THE RAIN.
THEY DO THEIR JOB WITH HONOR AND PRIDE, THEIR FELLOW FIREFIGHTERS AT THEIR SIDE.
FAMILY MEMBERS WORRY AND PRAY, KNOWING THERE IS A CHANCE THEY WILL BE TAKEN AWAY.
PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE HOW MUCH THEY CARE, OR HOW MUCH OF THEIR LIFE THEY ARE WILLING TO SHARE
WHENEVER THEY ARE CALLED TO HELP THEY GO, EVEN IF ITS SOMEONE THEY DO NOT KNOW ,THEY FIGHT FIRES AND HELP AT ACCIDENT SCENES, WHETHER ITS SOMEONE ELDERLY OR IN THEIR TEENS
WHENEVER YOU SEE THESE MEN AND WOMEN GO OUT, PLEASE REMEMBER TO THINK ABOUT, THE THING THEY ARE DOING INTERRUPTS THEIR FAMILY LIFE, AND SOMETIMES CAUSES THEM TEARS AND STRIFE
SO THE NEXT TIME THEY PASS YOUR WAY, PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO STOP AND PRAY, THAT THEY MAKE IT HOME WHEN THE DAY IS DONE AND THAT THIS WON'T BE THEIR LAST RUN.
AUTHOR: KALLIE REHMEL, SECRETARY GREENE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION AND WRIGHT TWP.VOL. FIRE DEPARTMENT.