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2022 August 1 St Thomas News Tom Graham 08/01/22 10:30 PM
2022 August 1 St. Thomas News

Father Roger Hessian will be having masses at St. Thomas into the fall. The dates are as follows:
All SATURDAY MASSES AT 5:00 pm on August 13, September 24th and October 22.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur will have masses with Father Chris Shofner: Saturdays at 5:15p. m. and Sundays at 8 a. m. and 10:30 a. m.

Prayers and get well wishes for a speedy recovery to Cousin Kathleen Graham Nye after her surgery on the 2nd of August in Waconia.

Greetings to my old friend and colleague, Judy Wondra Bednar. We connected this week. Our friendship’s old, Judy is not ...can’t forget “greetings and prayers” to Gary.

Jim and Mary Jean Halloran’s family enjoyed their annual vacation in Hackensack last week.

Lindsey Simon and Anna Holden helped Morgan Pint celebrate her 21st birthday on Saturday, July 31st. Happy belated Morgan.

The 2022 Burns Reunion this Saturday is hosted by the Timmy and Rosemary Burns families… more on this next week.

Have a great week folks...and God bless.
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Contract For Services-Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Jeff Steinborn 07/29/22 02:49 AM
City of Henderson, Minnesota Contract For Services-Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Contractor perform duties as described for Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Office Assistant on the Internal Controls and Financial Management Policy (Policy).

Other duties not specifically detailed in the Policy will include answering telephone calls, emails, inquiries from the public and being in the office weekly as needed; meeting with and providing materials for City of Henderson employed auditing and accounting staff as necessary; attending any meetings related to job functions; and other duties as described in the job description
Contractor shall be responsible for their own personal insurance and will not be part of the City of Henderson workers compensation policy

Fee for the service described $2000 per month.

Send job application resume to chenderson165@mchsi.com; or
City of Henderson
P.O. Box 433
Henderson, MN 56044
507-248-3234

Position open until filled
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General Birding Discussion Jump to new posts
Full Moon of July Termed ‘Super Moon’ Due to Brigh Jeff Steinborn 07/26/22 05:09 PM
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St. Thomas News Jump to new posts
2022 July 25 St Thomas News Tom Graham 07/26/22 12:57 PM
2022 July 25 St. Thomas News

Father. Roger Hessian will be having masses at St. Thomas into the fall. The Dates are as follows:
All SATURDAY MASSES AT 5:00 pm on August 13, September 24th and October 22.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur will have masses with Father Chris Shofner: Saturdays at 5:15p. m. and Sundays at 8 a. m. and 10:30 a. m.

We had Mass officiated by Father Roger Hessian on July 23, 2022 to over 50 with Jim and Andy Oak taking up the gifts, Mickey Sullivan was the lector, and Dick and Joanne Sullivan’s daughters took up the gifts. Debbie O’Connell assisted Father as a Eucharistic Minister.

Happy New baby Greetings to Shirley and Gary Rutt are going to be happy great grandparents. If there’s anything Shirley gets excited about it’s a new baby. Joe and Jenny are the happy grandparents-to-be. Megan and Bradley Rose are expecting a baby in January!

Burns/McCourtney relatives, Judy Johnson, cousin Vicki Burns, and Pat Burns were down from the Cities for Mass on Saturday.

The Grand Day Kolacky Parade was reportedly the best ever. The floats and bands were fabulous.
Diane Burns and Dale Ruhland’s 5 month-old-great-grands old Leo Elfstrand, three branches on the Burns Branch of our St. Thomas Tree, joined his cousin Grady on Saturday in the kiddie Parade, as miniature cows in a barn designed by Grandma Dawn.The grand Day Kolacky Parade was reportedly the best ever. The floats and bands were fabulous. The Hoehn Sisters, Kathy Dauk and Gerry Dix enjoyed watched the Kolacky Parade with Cousin Diane Burns and her granddaughter, Jasmine Telon. They had a great time.

In the Sunday Kolacky Days Bun Run, Hunter Rutt celebrated his 21st birthday, and 84 year-old Jim Walker was the oldest runner, while Margaret Drentlaw and Jim’s family members cheered him on. Terry Turek and son Peter on our Moore Branch ran, Diane Burns and Dale Ruhland’s son-in-law Dave, Elfstrand ran and ...grandson Jack Elfstrand placed third in his age group.

Jack and Kellie Boelter are the proud parents of Mable Jo, who was welcomed home by big brother Everette, “Rhette”. Mabel Jo, is the 11th grandchild for Tim and Mary Jo Burns Boelter. Mable is still an
“in” name. Father ‘s mom is Mabel Hessian, Grandma Burns’s first cousin.

Can’t think anymore...

My heartfelt appreciation for the get-well cards, and prayers, during my hospital stay and recovery at home, to the Doctors and Nurses at Mayo, to my ghost writer and proof reader. Tom, my heartfelt gratitude to everyone keeping my spirits up... And to Jimmy Dot on KCHK for my favorite song on the radio, “Nearest thing to Heaven” by Johnny Cash. Nurses at Mayo were shedding tears. Special people people there.
Next year, God willing, Tom and this writer can enjoy Kolacky Day together...God bless.
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2022 July 18 St Thomas News Tom Graham 07/18/22 10:54 PM
2022 July18 St Thomas News

Fr. Roger Hessian will be having masses at St. Thomas over the summer. The Dates are as follows:
All SATURDAY MASSES AT 5:00 pm on July 23rd and August 13th.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur will have masses with Father Chris Shofner: Saturdays at 5:15p. m. and Sundays at 8 a. m. and 10:30 a. m.

Happy 52nd wedding anniversary on the 17th to Gary and Kathy Hoen Dauk of Cleveland.. The wedding was at Sacred Heart Church in Waseca and Kathy’s sweet little sisters were in the wedding. How things change over 52 years.

Wedding Bells will be heard once again in Derrynane Township! Jim Walker asked Margaret Drentlaw for her hand in Holy Matrimony, and she accepted! The wedding will be celebrated on September 10 in St Thomas! Congratulations to a great couple.

Le Sueur High classmate Dan Meyer died peacefully on July1, 2022, in Tulsa, OK. He was 73. A native of Le Sueur, MN, he graduated with this writer in 1967 from Le Sueur High School and in 1978 from Mankato State University. Dan honorably served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam. After a stint in Michigan, he spent his remaining years in Tulsa where his children were born and raised. Sympathies to Dan’s family including his sister Ellie and Joe Doherty from St Thomas. Dan was preceded in death by his parents Clair “Bunny” and Rosamond Meyer.


Phyllis Pelowski grew up on the Lexington side of St Thomas and attended country school at the Halloran School. In recent years her friendly smile and personality could be found in her old home church, the Lexington church on the Pioneer Power Showgrounds. Phyllis managed the church during the Pioneer Power Show for many years. A kind, gentle, friendly soul, she was laid to rest in the St Joseph’s Cemetery in Lexington



Lucas Graham and Julia Scheffler were married Saturday July 16 at the farmplace occupied for many years by Lucas’s great grandparents Ralph and Mildred Burns Graham. Julia’s parents are Rachel and Joe Scheffler and Lucas is Becky Beauchaine and Danny and Tammy Graham’s lad. A huge tent in the yard had room for all the guests, great food and music. Brought back memories of 1966 when Danny’s aunt Kathleen Nye celebrated her wedding at the farm.


Greetings to Libby Libby Libby Sasse Boesl an old Emma Krumbees Apple Orchard workmate.

Keep praying for rain.
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Cit of Henderson - Golf Cart, ATV permit app Jeff Steinborn 07/15/22 04:47 PM
Cit of Henderson - Golf Cart, ATV permit app.

Completed forms can be dropped off with Chief of Police, Eric Karels.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]
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General Birding Discussion Jump to new posts
Things that go ‘bump’ in the night… Jeff Steinborn 07/15/22 04:13 PM
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2022 July 11 St Thomas News Tom Graham 07/11/22 11:34 PM
2022 July11 St Thomas News

Fr. Roger Hessian will be having masses at St. Thomas over the summer. The Dates are as follows:
All SATURDAY MASSES AT 5:00 pm on July 23rd and August 13th.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur will have masses with Father Chris Shofner: Saturdays at 5:15p. m. and Sundays at 8 a. m. and 10:30 a. m.

Kinley O’Connell and the Chanhassen Gold 8u softball team participated in the State softball tournament this weekend in Minnetonka. They had an impressive weekend finishing 3-1 with a 3rd place win in tier 3!
NeelaO’Connell played too, in the 10u State Softball tournament in Circle Pines.

Todd and Peggy Sullivan attended the retirement party for Peggy’s brother in law Rob Metz of Lakeville. Rob worked in education his whole career, including time in Cleveland where he coached Dave Cink, Jenny Oak’s husband.


- The 18-year-old killed after a firework exploded in his face early Monday morning in Brooklyn Park has been identified as Jack Kocur. Jack Kocur had just graduated from Totino Grace on June 3 and was planning to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth in the fall. Jack’s grandmother is the former Kathy Connelly, who grew up here. Sympathies to the family

Nick and Rita Halloran Bartyzal had the extreme misfortune of having their family home severely damaged by fire while they were away. Rita is the daughter of Bruce and Cathy Halloran. Prayers of encouragement to the Bartyzals!

Have a great week. Keep the rains coming. Give your kids and grandkids an extra hug this week!
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