On the eve of Thanksgiving, Kues Bros. Auction Co. held the Victor Straeter Trust & Mary E. Straeter Estate Auction at the new St. Rose Development Club (SRDC) Community Center. This was the first auction to take place in the new building, and the building was at capacity.
As the opening talk began, Col. Jim Kues read a statement from the Straeter family announcing that the family has talked with SRDC and has committed to being a major donor for the new St. Rose Children’s Park.
The playground will be constructed next year on the lot just east of the new community center.
The auction began with the sale of three tracts located northeast of Aviston, south of Pierron and south of St. Jacob. The bid total for the 243.33-acre sale was $3,005,000, an average of $12,350 per acre.
The Aviston property included Tract #1 with 25.5 acres of farmland for $450,000, or $17,647 per acre. Tract #2 included 55.37 acres of farmland for $670,000 or $12,100 per acre. Tract #3 included 42.97 acres of farmland for $497,500, or $11,578 per acre.
Tract #4 included 63.5 acres of farmland south of Pierron and sold for $727,500, or $11,457 per acre.
Tract #5 included 56 acres of farmland south of St. Jacob and sold for $660,000, or $11,786 per acre.
After the auction the crowd enjoyed homemade cookies and drinks.
The Straeter family and Kues Bros. Auction Co. would like to thank everyone who helped make this auction a success.
The Mater Dei Knights basketball team got their season off last week with a tournament win under their belts already.
Playing in the first-ever Mater Dei Thanksgiving Tournament, the host club lost their first game before winning the final two on Saturday to claim the title via tiebreaker.
The tiebreaker was defensive points allowed which MD allowed 117 points which was low for the three teams tied with 2-1 records in pool play.
Mater Dei 44, Mary Institute Country Day School, Missouri. 29: The Knights claimed their tourney title after blowing out the Rams on Saturday evening.
MD got off to a slow start as they led 7-6 after one quarter but blew things open in the second quarter.
Mater Dei outscored the Rams 19-8 in the second quarter as they led 25-14 at the break. They outscored the visitors 18-15 in the second half to seal the victory.
Noah Gerdes led the way for the Knights as he scored a dozen while hitting five jumpers and a pair of charity shots.
Mason Toennies added 10 points on four jumpers and two free throws.
Nolan Robben added eight points while Lucas Theising scored seven.
Mater Dei 60, St. Francis de Sales 39: The Knights got great balance in their opening win of the season on Saturday afternoon in the MD Thanksgiving Tournament.
The Knights had three players score in double figures and 10 players with field goals.
“I really think we made progress from game one,” said Mater Dei head coach Ron Schadegg after the team dropped their season opener the night before. “Our goal was to get better than the first game and we did that. We didn’t play bad last night, but today we minimized our mistakes.”
Nolan Robben and Mason Toennies set the tone early for the host squad as they combined for 10 points in the first quarter. Lucas Theising added a long ball as MD ran out to a 15-8 lead and never looked back.
Mater Dei used the aerial attack in the second quarter on two 3-pointers from Theising and another from Robben as the lead grew to as big as 16 after a bucket from Jake Timmermann to end the half. MD led 33-17 at the half.
“We got good contributions from everybody,” said Schadegg. “We are pretty pleased with our effort. This was the second game that we saw an extended zone and last night we struggled with that. But we adjusted today and I thought we handled it well.”
The Knights left no doubt with a 10-0 run in the third quarter which was highlighted by three more points from Toennies.
Mater Dei only turned the ball over three times in the first half while they finished with 14 for the game.
They were 21-of-41 from the floor and 10-of-14 from the line. MD hit eight of their 17 3-point attempts.
Robben led the balanced effort with 13 points and two boards. Toennies had 11 points and nine boards. He was 3-of-4 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line. Theising scored all 10 of his points in the first half.
“Lucas is going to be a big part of our success this year,” added Schadegg. “It’s safe to say at this time, as he goes we will go. We have a couple of other guys who are capable to do that, but they haven’t broken out yet. If we can get good contributions like today that will help us move forward.”
The Pioneers got a good effort from Gerald Stewart who scored 17 points on 8-of-10 from the floor. He had six rebounds.
St. Francis was 11-of-36 from the floor and 14-of-24 from the line with 10 turnovers. They were 3-of-11 from the arc.
Brentwood, Tennessee, 49, Mater Dei 48 (overtime): The Knights lost a heartbreaker in their season-opening loss on Friday night.
Mater Dei ran out to a fast start with a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter only to see Brentwood rally to outscore them 18-11 in the second quarter as the game was tied at the break.
Both teams would score 20 points in the second half with BHS outscoring the Knights 4-3 in the overtime session.
Noah Gerdes led seven Mater Dei scorers with 15 points with five 2-pointers, one 3-pointer and a 4-of-7 effort from the line. Lucas Theising added 10 points. Mason Toennies scored seven points.
’Tis the season to celebrate everyone’s favorite Peanuts pals as they rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Clinton County Showcase will present “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for six performances opening this Friday night, Dec. 2 at the historic Avon Theater in downtown Breese.
This is the tale of everyone’s favorite lovable loser, Charlie Brown. The story unfolds in the weeks leading up to Christmas where Charlie Brown is found seeking answers to the age-old question “What is Christmas about?”
His best pal — and blanket wielding philosopher — Linus helps Charlie Brown realize the true meaning of Christmas through his timeless telling of the Christmas story.
Show dates are Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11 with a 2 p.m. matinee.
In addition to “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the audience will be treated to two other Peanuts gang classics. Act One will be “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Act Two will feature “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” with the Christmas show as Act Three.
Tickets can be purchased by calling Clinton County Showcase at (618) 526-2866 (recorder in operation two weeks before each show). Please leave a message with the following information: your name/date of performance/number of tickets/telephone number. General admission tickets will be sold on the night of the performance at the box office.
Prices: general admission $12; students, seniors and active military $10. You can also go online and chose the seats you want at http://ccshowcase.com/tickets/.
Halloween cast members are: Charlie Brown - Hunter Wittenborn, Snoopy - Kaleigh Voegeli, Lucy - Hollyn Diamond, Linus - Robbie Klostermann, Schroeder - Landen Wittenborn, Pig Pen - Xander Voss, Frieda - Kenzee Wittenborn, Marcie - Gracie Powers, Peppermint Patty - Haley Haas, Sally - Kali Kuhl and Woodstock - Cooper Powers.
Thanksgiving cast members are: Charlie Brown - Spencer Powers, Snoopy - Serena Voss, Lucy - Brandi Hanson, Linus - Cameron Kretschmer, Schroeder - Landen Wittenborn, Marcie - Mackenzie Ebmeyer, Peppermint Patty - Alayna Lepore, Sally - Madison Ratermann and Woodstock - Izabella Wittenborn
Christmas cast members are: Charlie Brown - Tyler Woods, Snoopy - Laurie Klostermann, Lucy - Lisa Bowman, Linus - Steve Klostermann, Schroeder - Mike Klostermann, Pig Pen - Ken Voegeli, Frieda - Jennifer Morence, Marcie - Valerie Tebbe, Peppermint Patty - Patty Deutschmann, Sally - Saralyn Voltz, Woodstock - Sophia Sanders and Shermy - Brayden Wittenborn.
Crew members are: director - Paul Klostermann, choreography - Jill Klostermann, pit band - Anna Klostermann, Andrea Henze and Paul Klostermann, and tech crew - Sean Thomas and the Niemeyer brothers.
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