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Winter weather makes appearance

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The Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church will be holding services inside at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, but they will also be broadcast on 88.1 F.M. radio and live-streamed on the church’s Facebook page. Adult Sunday School classes are at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Dick Poppen speaks Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on KWAT radio, and confirmation classes are Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

The 50th wedding anniversary of Dick and Linda Poppen was celebrated Oct. 16 at the former Cal Poppen farm home. Those attending included Jerod and Maria Poppen of Groton, Tom and Judy Hofer of Hot Springs, Cody Hofer of Hermosa, Ann and Alex Glazer and family of Carpenter, Patrick Poppen family of Erwin, David Poppen of Howard and Aaron Poppen and family of De Smet.

Gordon Poppen of Sioux Falls visited the Cork Poppens last Saturday to do some hunting and odd jobs for his parents.

The birthdays of Brian and Emerson Larson were observed last Saturday with a supper at the Jim Larson home.

Nelda Schwader, 61, of Sioux Falls passed away Oct. 18 under hospice care at the home of her sister and husband, Dianne and Jim Larson. She had battled cancer for six years. Funeral services were Oct. 22 at Sun Prairie Baptist Church, rural Salem.

Kathy Murray and Cork and Illdena Poppen were dinner guests last Wednesday at the home of Dorothy Haug in rural Willow Lake.

Is winter here? Snow, sleet and rain this past week make us wonder. Several inches have fallen with more on the way, along with cold temperatures. Farmers will have a little more difficulty harvesting the corn crop now.

By the way, Amy Halverson’s recent meatloaf recipe in the Kingsbury Journal is delicious. I tried it, and we really liked it.

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