Yesterday I saw a flock of Robins as I drove towards Germania, and a Bluebird crossed my path as well. Chris Wollert of Budsin saw a bluebird in our shared driveway as she took a walk. We think Dennis got his houses back in order just in time to welcome new families to Budsin. Spring has now sprung officially on the calendar but also in our neighborhoods and the views we enjoy daily. Welcome back.

Gary Schaff of Harrisville celebrated his birthday by having dinner at the Longbranch Saloon of Germania on Wed March 18th. Gary and his wife Marci dined with brother Larry and wife Sharon Schaff of Harrisville. They were in good company as many other birthday boys were on hand that night. Quite a popular day of birth! The food was excellent, came out very quickly despite the large crowd. Missy must have been broasting chicken as fast as she could fly.

Robert "Bud" Corning of Briggsville was honored Saturday March 21st at a chili supper along with 2 other people by the American Legion in Briggsville. Bud is a 70-year member of the Legion, as he joined before completing his military service. We thank you for your service and congratulate you on your many years of membership.

Ron and Judi Pugh of Germania have returned home from a nice winter get away to the south. The Pughs joined their friend and neighbor Joann Yurek of Germania for a fish fry at Good Old days resort on Friday. Welcome back snowbirds.

Chris Wollert of Budsin was so happy to spend the day with her granddaughter Presley on Sunday. The ladies took a walk to visit with Nora and Dennis Beskow of Budsin; actually Presley "strollered" while Grandma strolled. They enjoyed the Spring weather, listening to cranes call and Robins sing. Then they watched the NASCAR race and were disappointed to see Matt break an axle, darn the luck.

The Knights of Columbus #4774 pancake breakfast will be held March 29th in Princeton, WI at the St. John's catholic school gym. All you can eat! Featuring the "famous pancake wheel" from 7:30 am to 10:45 am. Advance tickets are available at businesses in Princeton or at US bank. The proceeds will go to Linda Nimphius. Thank you.

The Harris Pond Association will once again be holding a bake sale during the upcoming Spring election on April 07. Starting at 6 am, you can come in to vote, buy some fresh baked goodies and enjoy a cup of coffee at the Harris town hall. Happy sales to you and good luck to all those running for election.

Happy birthday wishes are sent to Jamie Kemps of Redgranite who has a March 26th birthday, wish her well if you see her working hard at Timbers supper club. On March 27th we wish Pete Petersdorff and Sam Tousey of Harrisville, Hope Hotaling Box of Milton, JoAnn Janke of Westfield and Ronda Krystofiak of Cedar Rapids, IA a great day.March 28th Gary Hinze of Harrisville, Megan Peterson and Brandon Wulf of Westfield and Terry Borth share a birthday. Happy anniversary to Buddy and Tracy Boeker of Germania on March 29th, their 35th! Jim and Jeanine Anagnostopoulos of Lawrence have a March 29th anniversary as well. Happy birthday on March 30th to Marlene Buchholz of Montello and Dennis Fishbach of Westfield. Grandpa Arlie celebrates his first birthday in Heaven on March 30. Happy birthday to Lisa Bucholtz of Westfield, Tom Hell of Newton and Wilbur Olson of Newton on March 31. April Fool's birthday wishes to Sandy Redding of Newton and Kelly Decker Kuhl of Westfield. Best wishes to you all.

Last Wednesday Doug John of north Budsin sat on ice fishing with Fred and Brian Wenzel of Coloma. Roger Goldsmith of Newton was there first and stole Doug's favorite hole. Roger left with his limit soon enough, snickering as he walked to his vehicle. He just "hates" to out fish his friends. Doug did the cooking for his parents Dot and Ed Nadolny of Neshkoro on Sunday night. Thanks for shopping in Germania Doug, hope the pizza was awesome.

Lee Acker and his friend Larry Schaff of Harrisville dropped in for Men's hour on Wednesday at Harris villa. They enjoyed snacks and refreshments while telling tall tales of hunting and fishing. A good afternoon, thanks for your visit gentlemen.

Delores Rewolinski of Franklin, WI wishes to let her Marquette County friends know that her dear husband Clem has passed at the age of 84 on March 15. Delores and Clem spent many days visiting with folks in the area, spending time at the newton inn with the late Robert Hartling and the lovely Mary Rivera. The couple would make several trips from Westfield to Richford stopping along the way to visit with Pete at Dorff II tavern in Harrisville, and Doris Henke at The Schoolhouse in Newton, and Doug at Steele's in Richford. In later years the couple stayed at The Pioneer motor Inn of Westfield for comfort. Delores will be in the area to visit again and wants to thank all their wonderful friends in the area for years of good memories. Clem is in his heavenly home at peace.

Don and Shirley Bethke of Germania stayed home on Sunday as Shirley was not feeling well. Don was doting on his bride, making her broth and taking good care of her. Saturday the couple had gone to Oshkosh to see their grandson Brett and Nicole Delfosses' new home, the walls were up and many other details finished. Last Monday Pastor Busse of Calvary Lutheran in Princeton stopped by to give communion and visit with don and Shirley. Bill Tagatz called from his home in AZ and is doing well, Bill sends warm weather to his Germania friends.

Happy 90th birthday to Dolores Maier of Harrisville who was the guest of honor Sunday at a party with friends and family, neighbors and more. It was great to gather all the family for photos and stories. Jeff and Paulene Kidd of Montello stopped by as did neighbors Pete and Pauline Petersdorff of Harrisville.  A good time was had by all.

Al and Phyliss Hoffman of Neshkoro made their way to pineland Park campground for a weekend of clean up. Captain and Cheri nickel of Princeton and rick from Oshkosh were also up there to do the same. The group shot many games of pool, played the first washer game of the season in between raking and such. A good time was had by Captain not AL.

Jill Cain spent time at her Germania home over the weekend, also raking and cleaning up winter from her yard. Jill spent some time working at The Longbranch Saloon as well, keeping Kevin in line.
To be so in love and close at heart that you do everything together is a true gift from God. Do not take that gift lightly, as it is not bestowed upon everyone.