Revealing the Gallipoli Campaign of WWI

Published 7:01 am Sunday, September 27, 2015

September’s topic from the Mower County Historical Society is the Gallipoli Campaign, one of the greatest military disasters of World War I.

The Gallipoli Campaign was mostly the idea of one man, Winston Churchill, who thought it would knock Turkey out of the war in a few short weeks. Months later, after tens of thousands of men were lost, the Allies abandoned the campaign having accomplished nothing. Gallipoli remains one of the most controversial battles of the war.

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Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and a sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday, Sept. 22we are having hamburger stroganoff for only $2. You are always welcome at the center.

 Upcoming events

Monday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Naps, 9 a.m.; Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.;

Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise w/Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.;

Hamburger Stroganoff, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge) 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Tai Chi 9 a.m.; Wood Carvers, 9 a.m.; Weight Watchers 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30pm; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 6:15 p.m.

Friday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage)12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

Sept. 14, two tables

1st Lois Johnson, 2nd Ann Dvorak, 3rd Millie Seiver, 4th Carolyn Higgins, 5th Mary Johnsen

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Sept. 15, six tables

1st Ray Schmidt, 1st Gail Schmidt; 2nd Jim Fisher,

2nd Larry Crowe; 3rd Millie Seiver, 3rd Joyce Crowe;

4th Kathy Liesen, 4th Edna Knobe; 5th Bud Higgins,

5th Vande Newman; 6th Teresa Baldus, 6th Harriet Oldenberg

Tuesday 500

Sept. 15, three tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Gene Rauen, 3rd Romans Kiktus

Wednesday Cribbage

Sept. 16, one table

1st Russ Vaale, 2nd John Karnes, 3rd Hilton Henschen

Friday Bridge

Sept. 18, two tables

1st Dave Solomonson, 2nd Lois Johnson, 3rd Quintin Fiala, 4th Jaynard Johnson,

4th Mary Johnsen


Jaynard Johnson

Friday 500

Sept. 18, three tables

1st Eddie Hall, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd Wayne Freitag

Friday Cribbage