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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 • Posted March 25, 2008 10:00 PM

Kiernat New Pledge

March 23, 1988

Lisa Kiernat of Blanco has pledged with the Kappa Gamma Chi Greek social organization at Austin College.

There are nine fraternities and seven sororities chartered on the campus. Each Greek organization is locally controlled and no separate houses or special facilities are maintained for them

Greek membership on campus is limited to those regularly enrolled, full-time students maintaining a 2.0 (2.25 for women) cumulative grade point average who are on no academic, disciplinary, or social probation.

Hawaiian Dance Students Sought

March 24, 1978

Anyone interested in learning the art of Hawaiian and Tahitian dancing?

Bill Stahl has indicated the instructor from the Mary Buquor Dance Studio in San Antonio will come to Blanco to teach classes if there is enough interest. Contact Bill Stahl at 833-4816 this next week if interested so classes can get started soon.

Barnhart Ranch Wins at Austin

March 22, 1968

Barnhart Ranch of Blanco showed the Grand Champion Angora doe at the Austin Livestock Show. They also had the 1st place doe kid, 1st place yearling buck, 1st place get-of-sire, and 1st place breeder’s flock. Other Barnhart placings were three 2nds, two 3rds, and one 4th.

More Texas Gardens

March 24, 1978

About 60 percent of all Texas families will have a vegetable garden this spring, notes a horticulturist with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. This compares to a national average of about 51 percent. Gardening offers the challenge of growing your own tasty vegetables. Gardeners must pay particular attention to watering, weed and pest control, mulching and harvesting for top quality vegetables.

Shortcourse April 8-9

March 23, 1988

Biotechnology in the pork industry and competing industries as well as effective production and management techniques will be major topics of discussion at the 1988 Texas Swine Shortcourse April 8-9 at Seguin.

The annual shortcourse will be at the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum and will feature a trade show plus outstanding speakers. John Pilgrim will speak at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 9.

Lindeman Sheep Win at Austin

March 22, 1978

A. C. Lindeman’s Delaine sheep topped the Livestock Show at Austin March 18, winning champion ewe, the flock and get-of-sire. The reserve champions went to Kerrville and Burnet breeders. This was the only show the Delaines were entered on the spring circuit.

Kregers welcome daughter

March 23, 1988

Jessi Docia Kreger

Joe and Cindy Kreger are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessi Docia Kreger, born March 9 at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg.

She weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz., and was 21 inches long.

Jessi was welcomed home by her 2 sisters, Jeana and Jennifer, and 4 brothers Joseph, Manly, Jarrett and Justin.

Her paternal grandparents are E.W. and Elsie Kreger of Blanco and A.C. and Jean Cox of Channelview.

Four Named to All-District Squad

March 23, 1988

Four Blanco Co. high school basketball players – two from Blanco and two from Johnson City – were named this week to the All District Basketball Team.

Senior Robert Upshaw and Junior Neal Upshaw will represent Blanco on the squad while Waymon Lewis, senior, and Scott Ratliff, senior, represent Johnson City.

Three Blanco varsity players and one Johnson City player were named to All District Honorable Mention.

They were Eddie Calzoncit, Martin Sauceda and Chris Moehnke, all Blanco seniors, and Garret Craig, senior, of Johnson City.

Kindergarten Class Makes School Visit

March 22, 1968

In observing Public School Week, March 4 to 8, Mrs. Morgan’s kindergarten class visited school on March 6. Mrs. Juanita Smith talked to them about the importance of good grooming and showed films on health.

The class also visited in Mrs. Bendele’s first grade room and accompanied her pupils for lunch.

Those visiting were: Sandra Behn, Cathy Bell, Cayce Cage, Lori Calhoun, Doug and Kenny Morgan, Evelyn Reeves, Zane Smith and David Wagner, also Mrs. Joe Calhoun.

Cancer Society Women gear up for crusade day

March 24, 1978

The Blanco County unit of the American Cancer Society met Thursday at the Community Savings and Loan Building.

Mrs. Mabel Stribling, President, presided over the meeting. Various reports were given.

73 women worked 533 hours making 125 Largngectomee Stoma bibs, 75 dozen dresses of various sizes, 6 plastic pillow, 34 nylon pillows and 4 large pillows.

The nominating committee was appointed to select slate of officers for 1978-79 to be elected in May.

Field Representative Hal Waeff of Austin showed a film “The Nominating Committee”.

Crusade Day was set for April 4th, Volunteers are needed to help with the house to house calls. Anyone interested in helping, please contact Mrs. Ruby Peonisch, 833-4646.

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