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Tue
03
May

St. John parish hall dedication

On Sunday, April 17, St. John Lutheran Church of Westhoff dedicated their state-of-the-art parish hall with celebratory dinner and dedication service led by Pastor William Hill.

The original St. John Lutheran parish hall was built on vacant lots by the congregation in 1949. This parish hall was dedicated in July 1949.

What began as a tiny seed on Sept. 20, 2011, when the idea was presented at a church council meeting to build a new parish with new restrooms, kitchen, conference work room and multipurpose room, it became a reality Sunday, April 17. Draft plans were executed by John Capelo and left on an easel in the church for members to peruse for several months. Input was given by everyone. Eventually, an overwhelming positive vote was taken for the go ahead, and Brad Kocurek of Rawley McCoy & Associates of Victoria was hired to complete this architectural drawing and process.

Tue
03
May

Cuero PD tracks down run-a-ways

Two juvenile run-a-ways kept law enforcement busy from Cuero to Port Aransas last week.

Cuero Police received a call on April 27 that two juveniles, a boy, 16, and a girl, 15, possibly boyfriend and girlfriend, were missing and believed to be run-a-ways.

It was reported the female had taken about $800 from her family.

On Wednesday, April 29, the police received word the teenagers had been seen at an abandon trailer on FM1447. Later, the pair was believed to be at Riverside Park in Victoria.

A description of the young people resulted in an officer in Port Aransas reporting he had located them and detained them for Cuero Police. Their parents were notified and the two were returned to Cuero where they will be referred to Juvenile Probation Department.

Cuero Police also report they are investigating a break-in at Cuero High School. The burglary occurred Friday when a window was broken to gain access to the school. 

Tue
03
May

41st Annual DCSWCD awards program

DeWitt County Soil and Water Conservation District held its 41st annual awards program and banquet recently at St. Michael’s Hall in Cuero.

With board chairman Arlen Goebel serving as master of ceremonies, awards were presented to students for essays and posters and top county conservationists.

Receiving the Conservation Farmer/Rancher award was Tyler Luddeke. Conservation Teacher award went to Diana Gwosdz.

The Wildlife Conservation award went to Dennis Davis and the Friend of Conservation award went to Tommy Watson.

In the junior division of the essay contest, first place went to Brennon Green and second place went to Julianna Merida. Both attend Yoakum Junior High.

Third place went to Macey Hahn who attends St. Michael’s School.

Tue
03
May

Monarch butterfly city dedication

The city of Cuero will issue a proclamation on Friday, May 6 declaring Cuero a monarch butterfly friendly city at 9 a.m. at city hall. Join Mayor Meyer, Senator Lois Kolkhorst, 4th grade students from Mrs. Fuchs’ classes, and fellow Cuero citizens at this special event.

Then join the 4th grade students at Cuero Intermediate who have been working diligently over the last several weeks to improve the butterfly garden and achieve Way Station status for the Texas state insect.

Students have planted over 1000 seeds with more than 200 milkweed seeds among them in preparation of the plant sale. These students can distinguish between host and nectar plants and advise you as to which you need and why. You may also be lectured about pesticides.

Monarch Waystation tours and a plant sale will be held Thursday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cuero Intermediate school. Find them on the back porch or in the gardens.

Tue
03
May

DeWitt County births at CCH

Following are the birth announcements from Cuero Community Hospital.

Cindy and Christopher Long of Cuero on the birth of a son on April 15 at 11:22 p.m. weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and 19.5 inches in length.

Rebecca and Evan Overby of Cuero on the birth of a son on April 19 at 9 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 14.2 ounces and 18.5 inches in length.

Erica Rawlinson and Triston Thorne of Cuero on the birth of a daughter on April 22 at 6:17 p.m. weighing 6 pounds, 9.6 ounces and 19 inches in length.

Cainlin Villarreal and Lawrench Carrasco of Karnes City on the birth of a daughter on April 27 at 5:42 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 8.8 ounces and 19.5 inches in length.

Kelsie Crawley and Lucas Peterson of Cuero on the birth of a son on April 27 at 7:45 p.m. weighing 6 pounds, 8.6 ounces and 19.5 inches in length.

Tue
03
May

Westhoff ISD awards

On April 20 at 7 p.m., several students from Westhoff I.S.D. were honored for their participation in the DeWitt County Soil and Water District essay and poster contest. The Senior Division Essay Winner is, 3rd place, Dylan Yeoman. Poster Contest winners are: 1st place, Laura Carmona; 2nd place, Micah Montelongo; 3rd place, Karissa Gonzales. Also honored from Westhoff School was their third and fourth grade teacher Diana Gwosdz. The district selected her as the Conservation Teacher of the year. Pictured are front row, Karissa Gonzales, Micah Montelongo, Laura Carmona, back row,  Ruth Killough, Diana Gwosdz, Paddy Burwell and David Kennedy. Not pictured is Dylan Yeoman.

contributed photo

Tue
03
May

Lindy Voelkel played for the Tigers

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Lindy Voelkel, 89 years old of Nordheim, was one of the last men standing when the Nordheim Tigers baseball team came to an end.

Voelkel was the team’s manager the last three years before the team dissolved. Struggling with having enough to players to play, he recruited a few of the boys from Yorktown just to make a team. He rattled of a few names of those who played on the team.

“I remember Jerry Strieber, Manroy Wolpman, and Dalton Metting. They were from Yorktown. We also had Bruce Morrise [of Nordheim]. He was the best pitcher I saw that we had.”

Voelkel was born in Cabeza, September 1927. He grew up on a farm raising cotton and peanuts and attended the Cabeza school house. The school went as far as 11th grade so he finished his senior year in Nordheim.

Tue
03
May

Meyersville School honor roll

Following is the 5th six weeks honor roll for Meyersville School.

 

A honor roll

 

1st Grade- Peyton Copeland, Peyton Diebel, Haleigh Drehr, Cale Machen, Tanner Nall, Hudson Zengerle

 

2nd Grade- Andrew Hahn, Carly Weischwill, Kaleigh Newman, Colton Ohrt

 

3rd Grade- Jackie Finney, Alexis Flessner, Taryn Gayle, Paisley Janssen, Olivia Nall, Jayden Pothoff, Evelyn Serrano

 

4th Grade- Hayden Sanders, Elisa Howell, Kade Ohrt, Madalynn Kroos

 

5th Grade- Emily Buske, Kelton Dunn, Grace Redmond, Kendra Redmond, Aubry Warwas

 

6th Grade- Seth Davis

 

8th Grade- Amy Davis, Dane Foerster, Stacy Serrano

 

A/B honor roll

 

1st Grade- Cari Copeland, Hayden Leist, Addison Lopez, Avery Martin, Emma Woytek

 

2nd Grade- Madyx Blain, Bethanie Brewer, Cody Cornett, Tyler Fulenwider, Ameilia Walker

 

Tue
03
May

Meyersville honor roll

Following is the 5th six weeks honor roll for Meyersville School.

A honor roll

1st Grade- Peyton Copeland, Peyton Diebel, Haleigh Drehr, Cale Machen, Tanner Nall, Hudson Zengerle

2nd Grade- Andrew Hahn, Carly Weischwill, Kaleigh Newman, Colton Ohrt

3rd Grade- Jackie Finney, Alexis Flessner, Taryn Gayle, Paisley Janssen, Olivia Nall, Jayden Pothoff, Evelyn Serrano

4th Grade- Hayden Sanders, Elisa Howell, Kade Ohrt, Madalynn Kroos

5th Grade- Emily Buske, Kelton Dunn, Grace Redmond, Kendra Redmond, Aubry Warwas

6th Grade- Seth Davis

8th Grade- Amy Davis, Dane Foerster, Stacy Serrano

A/B honor roll

1st Grade- Cari Copeland, Hayden Leist, Addison Lopez, Avery Martin, Emma Woytek

2nd Grade- Madyx Blain, Bethanie Brewer, Cody Cornett, Tyler Fulenwider, Ameilia Walker

3rd Grade- Gabriel Castaneda, Caleb Nagel, Kyle Nagel

4th Grade- Kaleb Krause, Layton Depine, Madison Meyer, Mackenna Coleman

Tue
03
May

Emergency planning committee

On Wednesday evening, April 17, 2013, a fire inside a fertilizer plant caused a catastrophic explosion in the City of West, Texas. The explosion injured over 200 individuals and caused the death of 15, 10 of which were members of the West Volunteer Fire Department; a statewide call for assistance went out. Waco’s leadership message was to go and assist in whatever capacity they could.

This is their story.

The DeWitt County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is an Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know group that is made up of community officials, leaders, partners, private industry, first responders and private citizens. The LEPC works on developing emergency response plans and informs the community about chemicals within their community.

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