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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 • Posted February 9, 2010 10:00 PM

Schuetz Completes Engineman School

February 10, 1961

Kenneth W. Schuetz, fireman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Schuetz of Blanco, was graduated, January 20, from basic engineman school at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Students received instruction in theory, operation and care of gasoline and diesel engines, small boilers, pumps, refrigeration equipment, emergency firefighting and evaporators for making fresh water.

E. Klappenbach Announces for Treasurer

February 6, 1970

County Treasurer Ernst Klappenbach has announced that he will seek re-election to the office of County Treasurer of Blanco County.

It has been an honor and a pleasure in serving all of you in the past and have appreciated your past support and again will appreciate your vote and continued support.

Snow Blankets Area on Monday

February 10, 1961

Snow fell here for quite a while Monday afternoon. At first it melted as it fell but soon began to cover the ground, and by night the area was bathed in a thin white layer. Temperatures dropped to a low of 25 degrees Tuesday morning, but by noon nearly all of the snow had melted.

The sleet storm during the latter part of January, that had closed school for two days, caused temperatures to drop to a low of 22 degrees on three successive mornings: January 27, 28, and 29 for the coldest spell of the winter so far.

Rainfall this month has amounted to 2.45 inches, bringing the total so far this year to 3.57, as 1.12 inches fell during January.

Dollar Days short paper

February 8, 1980

Readers of the News will note that the Fredericksburg “Dollar Days” tabloid, which has been appearing in publications around the Hill Country each month, will not be inserted into their hometown newspaper for February.

“This is partly due to an acute shortage of newsprint that exists at this time,” said Art Kowert, publisher of the Fredericksburg Standard which produces the popular shoppers supplement.

As a result, plans are to have the “Dollar Days” tabloid resume publication in time for a March release in area news papers.

Large Crowd for Hermann

February 8, 1980

Twelve officers and 50 members answered roll call on Sunday, February 3, when Twin Sisters Lodge 138 of Sons of Hermann held their regular meeting.

Transfers were accepted for Francis, Gertrude, Phillip, Laurie and Guy Hartman from the Venita and Harmonis Lodges in San Antonio.

Guest of Ed and Sunny Tuffy was Blanco’s new dentist, Dr. Douglas Pautz.

Erna Wolf won the attendance prize.

The lodges first woman president, Mrs. Lorene Leismann, resided.

A baked ham dinner was served by Linden and Lucia Priess, L.J. and Gloria Priess, Elroy and Diana Priess, Wilburn and Dorothy Acker, Adeline George, Jerry and Dean Myane.

Free Chili Supper

February 6, 1970

In recognition of the support by the whole community for the numerous fund raising projects the St. Ferdinand Men’s Club wished to invite everybody to join them in a free chili supper at the Parish Hall on Sunday, February 8.

Supper will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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