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What a sight it was

May 31, 2023 - 00:00
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I babysit our youngest grandson, Case Karl Krause, who turned two in February, every weekday Monday through Friday. On Monday afternoon, Case and I rode the golf cart to the pasture to open a gate in the back to let the longhorns out. Since they were all in the back, and we were coming right back, I left the front gate by the house open. Well, Case heard our neighbors’ cow mooing and wanted to go see it because it has a bell around its neck. We visited the cow for a while then rode all the way back to the back of the property having a grand ole’time.

After a bit we headed back to the house and about half-way there I went into panic mode realizing I left the front gate open. I put the golf cart in high gear and raced back to the house to find all the longhorns in our yard and our neighbor’s yard. We started wrangling cattle in hoping none would get on the road before I could close other gates. No such luck as three got out on the highway. I tried to call Don and it went to voicemail so to my dismay I had to call the sheriff’s office. As I was trying to wrangle them, people were calling my cell to let me know we had cows out. Luckily by the time the deputy and DPS officer got to my house I had the three back inside the yard. I was trying to stay calm so I wouldn’t upset Case. He kept saying “GiGi, hold me” and I kept telling him “I can’t right now baby – just hold on tight.” That golf cart was flying all over the yards. Not exactly how I wanted to start my week. It was quite a sight to see! Moral of the story is always close the gate – especially if it has a cattle guard that doesn’t work!

Graduating with honors at Anderson-Shiro this past Friday night were Valedictorian Ryan Buenger, Salutatorian Hannah Abraham, Jacob Borski, Avery Hulsman and Kylie Weeks. Those receiving scholarships at a recent banquet were Hannah Abraham, Braden Adair, Summer Adams, Kaitlyn Backhus, Shelbi Belinowski, Shelby Borchgardt, Jacob Borski, Ryan Buenger, Guisel Hernandez Rodriguez, Avery Hulsman, Josey Imhoff, Levi Jones, William Ray, Tyler Skrehot, Connor Vezurk, Kylie Weeks, Brant Werner and Dylan Whittle. Congratulations to all the graduating seniors of 2023 and best of luck to each one in pursuing their future goals.

Anderson Food Pantry, 367 Fanthorp St. will be open on the first Thursday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. All residents of Grimes County in need of food can participate. For more information, contact Renee Fredwood, 936-873-5005.

Happy Birthday to those celebrating this week: June 2 – Hershel Perry, Jr., Pat Raum; June 3 – Jeffrey Pasket, Larry Dale Eickenhorst; June 4 – Angela Welsh, Hayden Darst, Cliff Mayton, Aryas Polansky; June 5 – Lance Schroeder, Sheryl Borski, County Judge Joe Fauth, Aidan Owens; June 6 – Carolyn Neuman, Charles Grassl, Kyra VanHorn, Holly Bankston; June 7 – Candi Hesterman, Cole Schroeder and Rickey Katkoski.

Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week: June 1 – Reese and Jamie Pistler, 10 years; June 2 – Marshall and Carolyn Ashorn, 50 years; June 2 – Donnie and Debbie Klawinsky, 39 years; June 2 – Greg and Reagan Hoffart, 16 years; June 2 – Joe and Linda Toler, 44 years; June 2 – Clint and Erika Capps, 6 years; June 5 – Walter and Judy Kimich, 47 years; June 5 – Robert and Holly Bankston, 19 years; June 6 – William and Erica Borski, 14 years; and June 6 – Tony and Betty Pavlock, 53 years.

If you have special news about what goes on in your family or life, let me know by calling 936-870-6842 or email me at I would love to share with others.