Historical Society visiting the Senior Center

At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the Mower County Historical Society is presenting at the Senior Center. This month, John is going to do a presentation on odd bits of Mower County’s history, such as:

• The Mower County woman who was discovered to have posed as a man and married two women.

• The man buried in Oakwood Cemetery who was convicted of treason during the First World War.

• The Hormel employee who was identified as the heir to an Irish title and fortune, and who then disappeared, and more.

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

 Upcoming Events

Monday: Closed for Memorial Day

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

tator tot hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess 1 p.m.;

Mower County Historical Society, 2 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.

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

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

May 11, two tables

1st Quentin Fiala, 2nd Arnie Lang, 3rd Dave Solomonson, 4th Loretta Nelson, 5th Mary Johnsen

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

May 12, seven tables

1st Dave Ring, 1st Loren Cleland; 2nd Vande Newman, 2nd Ron Peters;

3rd Bud Higgins, 3rd Arnie Lang; 4th Gail Schmidt, 4th Ray Schmidt; 5th Edna Knobe, 5th Kathy Leisen; 6th Millie Seiver, 6th Joyce Crowe

Tuesday 500

May 12, three tables

1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Betty Fisher, 3rd Barb Dickman,

4th Wilbur Mittag

Wednesday Cribbage

May 13, 1.5 tables

1st Hilton Henschen, 2nd Val LaVallie, 3rd Barb Dickman

Friday Bridge

May 8, two tables

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd Lois Johnson, 3rd Arnie Lang, 4th Dick Titus, 5th Dave Solomonson


No Results

Friday 500

May 15, three tables

1st Arnie Lang, 2nd Mary Johnsen, 3rd Anne Dvorak,

4th Dick Titus, 5th Millie Seiver

Friday Cribbage

No Results

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In Your Community: Duplicate Bridge

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In Your Community: Mower County Senior Center


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