2021 August 30 St. Thomas News

Father Roger Hessian will say Mass on Saturday, September 18th at 5:00 p. m. and Saturday, October 9th at 5:00 p. m.

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

Standing room only left at the Rosary and Visitation as family, and friends gathered for Martha Burns May on Monday evening at Kolden’s in Le Sueur. The Visitation continued at 8 a. m. Tuesday morning with a Memorial Mass at St. Anne’s with Father Chris Shofner officiating. Martha was laid to rest at St. Anne’s Cemetery and lunch was served at the St. Anne’s Catholic School. It was a loving memorial with smiles, stories and laughter just as Martha wanted it.

We lost another great lady as the family and friends of Jackie/Jean Traxler Callahan prepare to say good-bye. Visitation will be at Kolden’s in Le Sueur, Friday, September 10th starting at 4. Mass of Christian Burial is September 11, 2021 here in St. Thomas at 10:30. In our memories, Jeannie will always be cheerful, so positive, friendly, and loving her cruises and traveling with family. Partnered with her husband Johnny, second generation owners and operators of The Callahan’s Store in St. Thomas. After closing the business, they enjoyed “living the dream” of summering here in St. Thomas and wintering in Mission, Texas. Our sympathies to Johnny and Kate, Barb, Coke, Pat, Denis, Tom, Bonnie and their families...and Jean’s sister, especially Marge and Bud Cemenski, our neighbors.

Record crowds enjoyed the Pioneer Power activities again this year on Saturday and Sunday. Little rain, little mud kept folks hopping puddles. More younger children this year and more families at the Halloran Schoolhouse District #107, 567 individuals signed in. That’s a first! Saturday, Mr. Krushcke donated the original 1930s water container previously used at this school. His Grandpa Krushcke found it in his shed and remembered where it came from. Three school desks were also donated on Sunday. Don’t throw that “good old stuff” away. Check with the Pioneer Power board first. We had free drawings at the Halloran School house. This year, for 2 beautiful stained class wall hangings, donations from The Classic Glass Shop in Henderson. Sorry folks, the winners weren’t local. But there’s next year!

Til next time... have a good one and God bless.