Word received of death of former resident-Ree Heights

Posted January 16, 2013 at 11:00 am

Word received of
death of former resident

The weather this past week has been cold with some strong winds, and at times warm enough to make some of the ice from the rain and snow a few weeks ago mostly disappear. We had temperatures up into the 40s for a couple of. We had some rain and sleet Friday before the snow began.

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Word has been received of the death of Hazel Menning, 96, a former resident of Ree Heights and former business person here.  Her funeral was Tuesday in Yankton and burial was at the Morningside cemetery in Ree Heights. She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hank, and two daughters, Rhonda Taggart and Dee Ann Ohlsen. She and her husband owned and operated the Sqeeze-In Cafe here and Hank also worked for Roger Paine at one time. Other relatives include 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Our sympathy is extended to them.

Everyone was shocked to hear of the disappearance of Cole Evans in Arizona. Cole is the son of Kyle Evans and the grandson of Butch and Charlotte Evans, Miller. Cole is seven years old and was found safe the next morning after being gone for about 24 to 26 hours. No one around here expects to know anyone that is lost or their families.  We are all very thankful that he was found and safe. 

Delton and Carole Beck visited at the Jeff and Margie Parmely home in Miller on Sunday.

Jared Beck, Huron, visited and was a supper guest at the Delton and Carole Beck home on Monday evening.

My friend was on lunch duty at the elementary school on St. Patrick’s Day last year, when one of the second graders asked her why we celebrate the holiday. She excitedly launched into the story of shamrocks, leprechauns and how St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. The child looked a little confused and then asked, “But how did he fit all the snakes into his car?”

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