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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 14, 2008 10:00 PM

Our Servicemen

October 11, 1968

Airman First Class Calvin E. Sultemeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sultemeier, of Johnson City has been graduated from a U.S. Air Force technical school at Sheppard AFB. He was training as a pavement specialist.

The airman is a 1967 graduate of Lyndon B. Johnson High School.

His wife, Carolyn, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elton D. Pollock of Johnson City.

Ranch fire halted by quick response

October 13, 1978

Blanco – Prompt action in calling the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department kept damage from a ranch grass fire to a minimum Wednesday, reported Fire Marshal Leroy Weirich.

The fire was seen burring on both the Thomas and Hughes Ranches, but quick work by Gary Sawyer, an employee on the Thomas Ranch, enabled Blanco firemen and several passersby to keep the fire from spreading and caused only very limited damage.


October 11, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Rust announce the birth of a baby daughter, Tracy Lou, on October 7 at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ½ ounces.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Garland Rust of Blanco, Mr. Gilber Wagner of New Braunfels; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Scheible of Seguin; and great grandmother, Mrs. August Friedeck of Seguin.

All Candidates file timely reports

October 13, 1978

The County – County Clerk Jeffy Furber has reported that all county candidates for elected office this year have filed their preliminary campaign contribution and expenditure statements on time.

The campaign expense reports are to be filed, under state law 31 days before elections (Nov. 7) seven days before election, 15 days after election and 45 days after election by all candidates for public office.

Local Girl Named to College Royalty

October 11, 1968

Royalty for the 39th annual Homecoming celebration October 24-27 have been named at Texas Luther College in Seguin. With the theme “Tomorrow Built on Yesterday,” the coronation will be held in Memorial Gymnasium Friday night, October 25, starting at 8:00 p.m.

Margaret Wolber of Blanco is one of the four freshmen elected to the court.

Lucky Leaf 4-H club meets

October 12, 1988

The Lucky Leaf 4-H Club had it’s first official meeting on September 20.

This meeting involved election and installation of officers. Officers for 1988-1989 are Michelle Diefenderfer, President, Shari Wood, Vice-president, Lindsey Lux, Treasurer, Kathy Jung, Secretary, Jessie Dossey, Reporter, Felicia Mogavero, Historian, and Council Delegates, Farrah Dossey and Carson Hostetler. Felicia Mogavero and Michelle Diefenderfer and about the leadership lad they attended this summer.

Food and nutrition projects were discussed. The county food show is December 3, in Johnson City.

The next meeting will be October 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Those who would like to join 4-H are nine years old and in the third grade are invited to attend. A great year is planned. Call Becky Dieferderfer, 885-7426 or contact Libby Mogavero at Little Acres for more information.

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