Gann Valley celebrates Veterans’ Day
Buffalo County veterans and their families of this area attended a Veterans’ Day program and potluck dinner at the Gann Valley Fire Hall Sunday. The Abernathy American Legion Auxiliary read poems pertaining to veterans and their services. Information was told of the 200th anniversary activities of Sacajawea’s death, including a trip to the Aberdeen area to view the Fort and monument where she died.
Judy Gaulke attended the funeral services for her aunt, Pearl Krog at Wessington Springs Monday afternoon.
Gene Grabin visited with Gunnar and Vivienn Cuka at their home near Sioux Falls, while Carol Grabin, Patrick and Jennifer Cuka and Sophie traveled to the Mall of America. Gene and Carol returned home on Saturday.
Raymond Cain and Gerald Cain visited their sister, Ellen Speck, one day this past week.
Among those who attended the Veterans Day program and potluck at Gann Valley on Sunday were Juanita Sinkie, Connie Timmerman, David and Judy Gaulke, Ellen Speck, Linda Ness, Gene and Carol Grabin, Ken and Elaine Wulff, and Kevin and Crystal Wulff and family.
David and Judy Gaulke visited in the home of John and Pam Niles at Plankinton Sunday evening.
Thursday, Art and Marie Stayer of Illinois visited Gene Grabin.
Kevin and Crystal Wulff, Kristian and Tucker, of Sioux Falls, were weekend visitors in the Ken and Elaine Wulff home. Kristian took home his first deer that he shot as a new hunter.
The weather turned COLD on Saturday and COLDER on Sunday. Saturday evening brought around an inch of snow with some mist and rain ahead of it. The wind made it feel at least 10 degrees colder than the actual temperature.
Thanks to all veterans for what they did and continue to do. Thanksgiving is a time to express heartfelt gratitude for this great Nation.