2021 April 5 St Thomas News

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur will have masses with Father Chris Shofner: Saturdays at 5:15 p. m. and Sundays at 8 a. m. and 10:30 a. m.. Check the website for more information if needed.

On Friday, March 26 2021, a second blood drive honoring Barb Miller was held at the Henderson RoadHaus. Seventy units of blood were collected- twenty more than the last drive; this successful event is in the true spirit of the way Barb lived her life. Barb was a mother of 15, wife to Val of 66 years, and a St Thomas area farmer. At 81, she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer; during her almost 7-month battle she received blood transfusions allowing her to spend more time with her loved ones. Barb’s family is grateful for the generosity of those donors and would like to do the same for others. Giving blood was important to Barb, the rumor is that she even slipped away during harvest to quickly donate. The next drives honoring Barb are scheduled for September 17, 2021 and March 25, 2022. Additional drives will be announced at https://www.forevermissed.com/barbara-ellen-miller/about. If you are considering giving sign up through the American Red Cross at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.

Jim Walker had a busy Easter.He started in Eden Prairie for morning brunch with daughter Ann Hansen and her family. Next he joined another daughter LuAnn Walker for dinner in New Prague.

Loni and Tom Graham celebrated Easter on Saturday at Cari and Kevin Landwer’s in Mankato, along with Baumgards and Vlasaks.

St Thomas sportsmen held theri monthly meeting tuesday night at the ballpark.

From the Belle Plaine Herald Archives, 60 years ago: A fire destroyed a large barn, some livestock, and 1,500 bales of hay on the James W. Sullivan farm, seven miles south of BP. Sullivan discovered the fire at 3:40 a.m., but the Le Sueur Fire Dept. was unable to bring it under control.

Written by Loni’s ghost writer, who is better on the radio than as a writer. Have a great week!