Herald Correspondent

Shirley Barrett observed her 80th birthday on Jan. 8. A surprise luncheon was held at the Ponderosa in Washington. Those attending were Danny and Melanie Barrett, Scott, Carla, Zachery, Sydney, Bailey and Brody Barrett, Spencer Barrett, Mark, Tina, Rhegann, Gaage, Amerynn Fetter, Pat, Dana, Emma, Tucker and Harper Ferguson, Courtney and Xander Weyer, Kelsey, Daylon and Rory Nordhoff, Derek Neuhoff, Matt Messmer and Max Durchholz, Betty Koch and JoAnna Stillwell.

The groundhog has decreed that we will have an early spring since he did not see his shadow. There are probably several of us hoping that he could be right. However, the probability is that we will have six more weeks of winter. Groundhog’s Day is a fun distraction from winter.

A birthday party, hosted by Josh and Paula Hemmer at their Huntingburg home on Saturday, recognized the birthdays of their three daughters, Aniston, Tayleighn and Loxley. Each birthday girl had her own small birthday cake. The theme of the party was mermaids and unicorns. The theme was carried out in all facets of the party. The guest list included aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.

The Holland Volunteer Fire Department’s dine and dance will be held Saturday evening at Venue 1408 in Huntingburg. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6 p.m. The band for the evening will be Two Miles Back. Tickets are still available from any Holland volunteer firefighter.

Ruth and Rex Carlisle attended the Pike County Soil and Water meeting at the Gospel Center gym on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Petersburg. The speaker, Joe Wiegand, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator. The meeting was both interesting and well attended.

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