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Remember When... A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 • Posted February 19, 2008 10:00 PM


February 16, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilke announce the birth of a son, Anthony Jerry, who was born on February 8 in the Georgetown Hospital.

The baby weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wilke of Blanco and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Teamann of La Grane. Great-grandparents are Joe Weber of Blanco and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hense of La Grange.

Visiting Singers Entertain at Nursing Home

February 16, 1968

Tuesday afternoon, February 13, members of the Fithugh Baptist Church, near Dripping Springs, entertained the residents of the Blanco Mill Nursing Home with a Valentine Party.

The ladies brought a portable organ and sang songs wit the residents of the home joining in. A short devotional was given after which refreshments were served and valentines were given to all the residents.

A nice time was had by all.

Hartmann honored

February 17, 1988

Twin Sisters Hermann Sons Lodge No. 138 has selected Gertrude Hartmann, Homemaker, to receive the lodge’s award for humanitarian service in the community for the year 1987.

Leland Mueller, lode president, announce that a certificate recognized the contribution of tome and talent of Gertrude Hartmann has made during the year 1987 to Gem of the Hills (community center) was presented to heart the lodge’s February 7, 1988 lodge meeting at 2:30 p.m. at Twin Sisters Lodge Hall.

Children, teachers enjoy Valentine Banquet

February 17, 1988

On Friday, February 12th, 60 children and teachers met at the First Baptist Church to enjoy a Valentine Banquet.

The children were entertained by the Children’s Choir and a puppet show.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious fried chicken dinner followed by a “create your own Sunday” for a dessert.

The banquet is one of the most popular events of the year.

Our Servicemen

February 16, 1968

Army Pvt. 1st Class Gary L. Wood, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Wood, Blanco, was assigned as a mechanic with the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, January 20.

His wife, Roberta, lives in Blanco.

Fashion show Head Start benefit

February 17, 1988

Plans are being made note for a children’ fashion show to benefit Blanco Head Start on March 26. The use of Town Creek Mall has been donated by Bill Jones.

Dresses will be by Cheri.

If you know of a little girl age 6 months through 8 years who would like to model. Call Cheri at 833-5494.

Sign up now through March 7th.

Hubenak to talk at district

February 17, 1978

State Representative Joe Hubenak will be the principal speaker at the meeting of the Hill Country Association of Soil and Water Conservation District announced Jim Voulgaris. Presidents of the organizations.

The meeting will be held February 27, at the Lady Bird Johnson Park’s Pioneer Pavilion at Fredericksburg. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.

Youths hold car wash Saturday

February 17, 1988

The youth group at the First Baptist Church is giving a free car wash on Saturday February 20. All vehicles are welcome, weather permitting.

It will be from noon until 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. All donations will be accepted during this time, yet not required.

The youths are sponsoring this free car wash for Blanco as a fund-raiser. So bring anything from your bikes to your 4x4’s.

Let the youth make them sparkle as you sit in your car. Remember, the best part is it’s FREE.

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