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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 • Posted November 10, 2009 10:00 PM

Golden Wedding To Be Observed

November 7, 1969

The Children of Mr. and Mrs. W.S.. Polley wish to extend an invitation to their friends to attend an Open House honoring the parents Fiftieth Anniversary on Sunday, November 16 from 2:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. in the afternoon in their home.

Six new teams

November 9, 1979

Wasting no time in lining up next years’ football schedule as soon as the UIL realignment was announced (see related story), Blanco High Athletic Director Ron Barr has announced five home games for the Panthers for the ’80 campaign.

Unfortunately, Barr was unable to work out any pre-district games with the members of this year’s district (lone 29-AA is Comfort) but has kept traditional AA (now AAA) rivals Dripping Springs and Bandera as well as neighbor Johnson City.

The Panthers will open next year with a visit to Liberty Hill (a suburb of Austin), then play Johnson City, Dripping Springs and Bandera at home, closing pre-district with a visit to Florence, also in the Greater Austin area.

Blanco will be away for district games at Nueces Canyon and Ingram, home for Sabinal and Brackettville, then will close out at Comfort.

Methodist Hold Picnic

November 7, 1969

The Blanco Methodist Fellowship Class held their fall picnic at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Oakes.

The picnic consisted of a wiener roast followed by a fellowship and games.

The class was honored by the presence of the Rev. and Mrs. C.A. Miller. The evening was deemed a huge success.

Hill Country Cowbelles

November 11, 1982

River Hills Country Club at Kerrville served a delicious lunch to over 70 Hill Country Cowbelles and their guests on October 19. The last meeting for 1982 was attended by a large percent of the over 100 members.

A short installation service installed the following officers for 1983: Mrs. E.M. Huggins, Jr. Junction, president, Mrs. David Granberg, Blanco, first vice-president, Mrs. Don Herndon, Kendalis, third vice-president, Mrs. Kenneth Windland, Kerrville, fourth vice-president, Mrs. Kenneth Spenrath, Comfort, treasurer, Mrs. A.C. Schwethelm, Comfort, recording secretary.

At the end of the meeting, a delegation representing U.S. Senatorial candidate Jim Collins made a brief apperance. Mrs. Jim Collins was introduced for a short speech and a question and answer session.

C of C Receives More Support

November 7, 1969

During the past two weeks the Blanco Chamber of Commerce has received contribution from these additional supporters:

Miss Mary Anderson, B.J. Barnhart, Blanco Cleaners, Blanco Products Co., Mr. and Mrs. Roy Byars, Doug’s Garage, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Felps, Fulcher Drug Store.

Petri’s Feted

November 9, 1979

A large crowd attending the Golden Anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Petri at the Pleasant Hill Clubhouse on Saturday, October 13.

The affair was given by their three sons and their families – August of Corsicansa, Ernest Jr. of Madisionville and Leroy of Johnson City, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mr. and Mrs. Petri are lifelong residents of Blanco County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Petri, she (the former Clara Bindseil) the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bindseil.

They were married on October 9, 1929.

A barbeque was served, with the tables decorated with flowers and candles. The anniversary cake was an oblong white confection iced in white and decorated with gold, including bells and a “50” ornament.

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