Hello Clam Lake!
Last week saw us usher in the first day of Autumn with summer seeming to want to have a proper send off as we saw temperatures climb into the mid 80’s for a day or two. Then, almost on cue, we went back to frost warnings and crisp days. We also were able to dodge the bullet as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes threatened the area. Thankfully, those storms decided to give Clam Lake a miss.
ELK FEST RECAP: Saturday, September 25th saw Clam Lake a-jumpin’ as we celebrated our first annual Elk Fest. The day started off at the Community Club with a “standing room only” elk presentation given by Elk Biologist Josh Spiegel. Heading downtown, one found vendors lined up and down Clam Lake Road selling their wares including a blast from the past with some art work, brought by a vendor, done by former Clam Lake woodcarver Jerry Holter (my Dad). The car show was in full swing as Clam Lake fiddler, Beth Allison and her band (The Wild Thymers), provided the first set of entertainment followed by the Blue Grass Trio. The Elk Country ATV Club provided the food with the Clam Lake Forest Riders Snowmobile Club rounding things out by holding a meat raffle at Ransom’s Place. Elk Fest was definitely a resounding success and we wish to thank all those that helped make this event possible. We look forward to next year! Way to go Clam Lake!!!!
MEETING REMINDER: The Clam Lake Community Club will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, October 14th beginning at 5 pm. The meeting will be followed by a Pot Luck, socializing and Bingo. All are welcome. Come for the Pot Luck – stay for the fun!
SYMPATHIES go out to Rick and Kris Guthman on the loss of Rick’s father Carl Guthman. Carl loved coming to Clam Lake to hunt, fish, relax and just have fun. It is said he considered Clam Lake to be his second home. He was a man that loved time spent with his family especially hunting and fishing expeditions up north with his children and grandchildren. In November, him and his wife, Iona, would have been married 75 years. Wow! He will definitely be missed by many. Carl was 96.
Time to wish all those celebrating birthdays in October a very Happy Day!
October 4th – Kali Jo Ford and Paul Eickermann
October 5th – Colleen Jossart
October 6th – Tammy (Eder) Melcher
October 7th – Al Van Camp
October 9th – Laura Cornell
October 10th – Tony Fiecke
October 11th – Margaret Schier
October 13th – Dave Scherschel and Diane Eickermann
October 16th – Barb Schaeffer
October 18th – Faith Hulstrom
October 19th – Tawyna Hulstrom
October 22nd – Randy Roquemore and Liam Swearingen
October 24th – Hadley McFadden
October 26th – Freddie Hodgeman Jr. and Teri Steffen
October 29th – Lynne Rice (me!)
October 31st – Lance Hollister
Those celebrating their wedding anniversary in October are:
October 1st – Joel and Skylar Eder
October 2nd – Jerry and Colleen Jossart
October 3rd – Dan and Julene Rein (first couple married at St. George!)
October 6th – Justin and Alana Gerhardt
October 21st – Barb and Jack Cook
October 24th – Carl and Jean Kubley
We wish them all a very Happy Anniversary!!! May it be a great day!!
Until next week…..
Pictured are scenes from Elk Fest 2021. Photo one – Josh Spiegel (Elk Biologist), Sarah Looman (Josh’s assistant) and Audrey and Frank Emery (representing the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation). Photo Two – Vendors lined up featuring Jerry Holter art work. Photo Three – Kathy Tenney of Hayward with her 1953 Oldsmobile Rocket 88. Photo four – Clam Lake fiddler, Beth Allison and her band (The Wild Thymers).