Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 07 November 2006 18:00What a game! The Hillsboro Trojans played magnificently Saturday, downing a strong and talented team from Cheney coached by former Trojan coach Dustin McEwen.
I'll have to admit I wasn't too sure about our chances, and I know many others felt the same way. Shame on us. It's a good thing the players had other ideas.
Just goes to show that you can't go by what happened in the past. Cheney put up 49 points on Collegiate the previous week and Collegiate put up 27 on us earlier in the season. That was then and this is now.
I'm a believer now. Go Trojans!
I had my teeth cleaned last week-it seems like it's always that time-and a thought flashed through my head just when the hygienist finished. Right at that moment I had the cleanest teeth in town.
I am working on a family history/ genealogy book for my Aunt Milly on my mother's side of the family. I'm learning some things that might explain how some of us turned out.
My great-grandfather, Jacob D. Schroeder, was a man with many interests and businesses. He organized the first telephone company in Minnesota in 1899; had a real estate, loan and insurance company and sold stocks and bonds; had a book, music, wallpaper, shade-goods, job-printing, art studio, jewelry and sewing machine store; was a state representative in Minnesota; and who knows what else.
I found letterheads with all of these enterprises on them.
I also have photos of my Grandpa Dick cutting hair at Bethel College. I'm told he was the students' barber.
Some things never change. Apparently on Grandpa's commencement program at Bethel College in 1911, one of the things listed was an oration by A.P. Hagen titled "Immigration's Menace to Our Nation."
I wonder what that was about.
We won't know the result of the elections until after this edition is off the press, but one thing makes me curious.
The Democrats are saying the Republicans shouldn't control the House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and the presidency at the same time because it's a bad thing. So, if by 2008 the Democrats control of all three, would that be a good thing?
Seems like there should be a way to get a handle on all the money wasted on negative and nasty political campaign advertising and direct it to better uses.
We received a letter last week from grandson Louis, who is a first-grader. He spent quite a while typing the letter on the computer, then had his mom help him e-mail it to us.
The "giant water slide" at the new pool was a big hit with him while they were here in August. He's still talking-and writing-about it. The best part of the letter was when he invited us to come to his house sometime.
A few weeks ago I mentioned a woman from Oklahoma who had written a children's book-that we helped print-to raise money for a little Amish girl with cancer. She reported recently they had already been able to give $8,000 to the family.
This news shows what good people can accomplish when they put their mind to it.