For the Birds

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAFriday evening found us Seniors behind the old Beauty Shop on Main Street.  Mike Borgen, the new owner of the building, showed us his 32 Homing Pigeons.  He is training his 6 month old pigeons to return home.  Pigeons can fly home from any place in the US, but Mike is only taking his out about 10 miles this year.  When asked how they can fly back, Mike replied that they can sense a magnetic pole on earth.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe pigeon coop has a low “handicapped” entrance for 2 birds that broke their wings and never healed completely.  These 2 females have become partners and raise eggs for others.  It takes 18 days for the eggs to hatch.  So he does not get too many babies, Mike will sometimes substitute plastic eggs for the real eggs.

Pigeons can be used for weddings and funerals.  When released they will fly in circles before returning home. Rollers, smaller pigeons, do acrobats. Mike would like to have other pigeon owners so he can race them.  He would donate pigeons to them if they would be willing to raise them for racing.  He would also let his pigeons be used free in Anamoose.SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

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Sally’s Upholstery Building Getting a New Life

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The Anamoose JDA & Civic Club met together Monday night to hear Mirek and Julia Petrovic, who live north of Anamoose, and Sue Balcom, the director of the FARRMS agency located in Medina.  Mirek and Julia Petrovic plan to start a … Continue reading

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Corn Feed/ Grants Awarded

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Sorry, but I forgot all about putting something on the blog about our Anamoose Area Community Foundation Corn Feed in August.  We had a good turnout at the Senior Center.  Many people remarked this was the best corn that we have had.  We also sold about 20 pies plus caramel rolls.  Pictured above: 1. Husking corn on Saturday.  2 Rose Weninger-Corn Feed Chairman

We gave out $7000 in grants this year to:

  • $1500-City of Anamoose- replacing downtown sidewalks
  • $1500-MainStreams-repair & replace electrical wiring in Anamoose Historical Bank
  • 1500-Park Board-new playground equipment
  • $1500-Anamoose Housing Corporation-new central smoke & fire alarm system$1000-
  • $1000-Tri-county Senior Meals & Services-subsidize shortage of program income
Maurie Becker accepting Housing grant from Shirley Nitz

Maurie Becker accepting Housing grant from Shirley Nitz

Alyce Heer (right)accepting MainStreams grant from Rose Weninger

Alyce Heer (right)accepting MainStreams grant from Rose Weninger

Bill Goodwin accepting grand for Tri-county Senior Meals from Phyllis Zimmerman

Bill Goodwin accepting grand for Tri-county Senior Meals from Phyllis Zimmerman

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAKim Meckle (right) accepting Park Board grant from Alyce Heer

 

 

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Volunteerism at Its Best

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI was walking my dog Jack yesterday when I come upon these volunteers hauling rocks at the Anamoose Park.  They had widened the area from Main Street back to the Veteran’s Memorial & were filling it in with rock.  Next spring they will plant shrubs in that area.  Mike told me that it was “Torie’s project”.  But whoever’s idea it was it looks really good!

Volunteers were:  kneeling-Torie Dosch & Mike Schmaltz; working behind them-Frank Sieg; on flat bed-Bradley Lageson & Joe Dosch.

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WELCOME TO ANAMOOSE: SEAN, TAMI & MACKENZIE

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAlyce and I welcomed the Palmers this afternoon. We had beautiful weather and sat on the front porch of their home which formerly belonged to his mother and before that his grandmother Helen Nolden. He has many ties to Anamoose with family and friends residing here. He came to us from the Twin Cities and has spent many vacations here making many memories. He is employed by Drake Cenex. Tami is currently working at JW’s in Harvey, but is a licensed cosmetologist and enjoys working with hair. She also likes to read. MacKenzie, is 13 years old and a 7th grader in Drake/Anamoose school system. She is thinking of playing basketball and likes Animal Jam and being with friends. Sean plays the base guitar, enjoys fishing and is very good at drawing. He has allot of plans for the future and being an active community resident.

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It’s Only 6 Days to the Corn Feed

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI just got home from checking on the corn for our Corn Feed on Sunday, August 17th.  Each year TJ Martin, Manager for Farmer’s Union Oil of Velva, plants corn varieties & plants some that we can use.  This will be the 6th Corn Feed for our Anamoose Area Community Foundation.

We worry every year if it will be ready, but it always seems to turn out, especially if we continue to have some hot dry days like we have been having.

Besides corn, we are having grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, & ice cream with toppings.  The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for school kids 10 & under, & preschool free.

We will have a wide variety of pies for sale for $8 each.

We are again having it from 11am-1:30pm at the Anamoose Senior Center, so we don’t have to worry about the weather, mosquitoes, flies, etc.  At noon 5 grant awards will be given out.

Come support the Anamoose Area Community Foundation & enjoy a good meal with friends.

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Walk in the Park

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As I arrived at the Anamoose City Park last Monday evening (August 4th), there was a fairly good crowd already gathered and indulging in good food, good company and shopping a variety of items to purchase and take home. I … Continue reading

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