Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wiebers wins Leadership Award

Bob Wiebers received this year's Ricketts Leadership Award. To help celebrate this honor are his children Janeal, Dale and Allan and his special friend Burnett, and a bunch of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sunday, January 20, 2008 at the Ricketts Community Building, Weibers was recognized for his many contributions to the Ricketts community with their annual Leadership Award at a pankcake dinner

is a member of the Untied Church of Christ in Schleswig. And now calls Mapleton his home. Although he is not currently living in Ricketts, his heart is still here.

Bob and his late wife Dorothy raised their family on their local farm. During these years Bob played a big part in establishing the Ricketts Community Club in 1967 and stayed active as long as health allowed.

Both he and Dorothy were active with the Steam and Antique shows and the tractor pulls. The Weibers played important rolls in the 75th and 100th Anniversaries of Ricketts and the building of the Ricketts shelter house. Dorothy was an original member of the Ric-Etts in 1972. The Ricketts grocery store, and community building were both efforts made possible by the Community Club through many hours of volunteerism.

Both were active in the Jolly Club, Euchre and whatever took place in Ricketts. Over the years, Dorthy enjoyed being a member of Ric-Ettes, Jolly Club, euchre, bowling, Bible study and her membership at St. Luke Lutheran Church. She treasured the fellowship found in this community.

In more recent years, Bob enjoyed Jolly Club and playing euchre in Ricketts.

The kids remember when they were young and Bob would go to town for coffee, and somehow forget to come home. Dorothy would have to call in to tell him it was time for dinner.

Bob has 3 children, Janeal of Mapleton, and Dale and Allen of the Ricketts area.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Country Churches in the snow

The Hanover and Soldier Township churches of the Ricketts Triple-Parish Lutheran Churches
I am told that there is a spot on a hill North of town, where on a clear day, you can see all three churches at the same time from the same place. I haven't quite found that yet, but the two that are each about a mile or two outside of town were too pretty not to take pictures of this afternoon.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Citizen of the Year Award Jan. 20th

The Ricketts Leadership Award Brunch will be held at the Ricketts Community Center, 9:30am-12:30pm on Saturday, January 20th. THey will be serving pancakes, French toast, coffee cakes, sausages and beverages. Cost: adults $5, Children 10 and under $3. Everyone welcome.