Volume 122, Number
Nursing home residents marry June 16
BY JILL SCHRAMM
Minot Daily News
A romance that began in Trinity Homes culminated in a wedding in the nursing home June 16.
Lucille Wolfe, dressed in a dark blue gown, and Gordon Shambach, in a white polo shirt, exchanged vows before a large gathering of family and friends.
"I see that we are going to have a wonderful life together," Gordon said following a ceremony with all the traditional trappings.
In addition to a few tears from wedding watchers, the ceremony included the "Bridal Chorus," "The Wedding March" and "The Lord’s Prayer," the reading of the love chapter in I Corinthians and the lighting of the unity candle.
The spirit of the couple showed through when the tapered candles went out before lighting the unity candle. Lucille gave Gordon a playful swat as he chuckled. Finally getting the unity candle lit brought applause from the guests.
The Shambachs recited vows written by Shambach, who also read "My Love" by Linda Lee Elrod. Vocalists sang "You Light Up My Life" and "Love Can Build a Bridge." Jimmy Fortune, formerly of the Statler Brothers, also performed.
The couple met playing bingo at the nursing home. They share a similar sense of humor and often laugh and joke with each other.
Gordon Shambach, 68, has been a resident of Trinity Homes nearly two years.
Lucille Shambach, 71, has been a resident for about five years. Both are widowed — Lucille in 2001 after about 45 years of marriage and Gordon in
2003 after more than 40 years. They became engaged a year ago.
Lucille Shambach’s sister, Mary Gonzalez of Columbus, Mont., served as matron of honor. Gon- zalez’s husband, Lupe, was a groomsman. Lucille’s sisters, Donna Paulson of Miles City, Mont. and Alice Evans of Phoenix, were bridesmaids.
Cordell Poleschook of Max, Lucille’s son-in-law, was best man, while Gordon’s son, Gaylen Sham-bach was the second groomsman.
"It’s very exciting," Gaylen said. "As long as he’s happy, us kids are happy."
However, the news of the engagement had been a surprise.
"We were all in shock when we found out," Gaylen said. He met his father’s bride the day before the wedding.
Lucille’s five children and Gordon’s five children all attended. A brother-in-law gave away the bride.
The Rev. Luther Hanson, Trinity Homes chaplain, officiated at the ceremony.
The wedding is the second marriage of residents in Trinity Homes. The first couple, married 28 years ago, knew each other before moving into Trinity. A few married couples already live in Trinity Homes.
The Shambachs’ wedding reception featured a tiered wedding cake and a German chocolate groom’s cake.
Lucille showed off her diamond ring as Gordon summed up his feelings about the day.
"I am looking forward to being her husband," he said. "I am the lucky man
— very lucky."
Gordon Shambach and Lucille Wolfe were all smiles after their wedding June 16. The couple met and married at Trinity Homes, a nursing home in Minot.
He is a native of Brinsmade. They were both widowed and each has five children. Minot Daily News photo by Jill Schramm.
Gov. John Hoeven signs a proclamation designating June as Amateur Radio Operator Recognition Month in North Dakota. Looking on are Mark Motis of Minnewaukan and Lily Henderson of Devils Lake. Motis is an active member of the Benson County Amateur Radio Club and Mrs. Henderson also takes part in activities of the club. During the last week in June the club holds its field day when it operates under emergency conditions with radios powered by generators.
Lake takes over
This is D Street looking west from the junction of US 281 in Minnewaukan.
Trinity Free Lutheran Church was located on the right before it was moved to higher ground a couple years ago. This area is now claimed by Devils Lake.
As part of her environmental biology degree at UND, Kate Overmoe of Watertown, SD spent May and June in the Canadian Rockies tracking elk, moose, bear and deer. Kate is the granddaughter of the late Audrey (O’Hare) and Norman Braaten who lived at New Rockford. Benson County great-grandparents include the late Dr. Edward and Emma O’Hare of Esmond and the late Bertha and Even Braaten of Fillmore. Kate is also a Spanish major at UND, along with minors in psychology and English. She is shown beside a river in the Canadian Rockies.
Oberon people ‘join hands’
The Oberon community held a Join Hands Day on May 25, an event sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans wherein adults and youth work together on projects. The 28 volunteers cleaned the cemetery, painted posts in the city park and planted flowers. Supper was served at the Oberon Community Center. Thrivent members Debbie Hjelseth of Greensburg, Pa. and George and Virginia Reisenour of Rainier, Ore. helped with the projects. Left to right, back row, are Dale Stenberg, Delno Kindem, Jim Nelson, George and Virginia Reisenour, Ruth Buehler, Debbie Hjelseth and Howard Schmid. Middle
row: Helen Schmid, Anne Nelson, Kay Griffin, Nadley Buehler and Pam Schmid.
Front row: Jakob Schmid and Hunter, Brianna, Elisa and Beau Buehler.
Many take part in Champs Camp
Champs Camp 2005 was held at the Maddock High School gym June 27-29. There were 27 students in grades K-3 and 29 students in grades 4-6 who attended the camp, which focused on form shooting, passing, rebounding, defensive positioning and footwork. Campers were able to showcase their skills during shooting league and 5-on-5 competition each day.
Team and individual awards were presented to the campers on the last day of camp. In the K-3 Shooting League, Kansas took the championship ribbons, followed by Kentucky, Duke, UCLA and Utah. The 5-on-5 title was won by the Hawks, followed by the Cavs, Knicks and Magic. For the 4-6 Shooting League, U of Mary was victorious, with Mayville State, Minot State, Valley City State, NDSU and UND rounding out the top six places. The 5-on-5 crown was captured by the Spurs, followed by the Timberwolves, Clippers and Nuggets.
Hustle awards in grades K-3 were given to Alecz Hill, Hunter Buehler, Allyson Lauinger and Blake Buckmier. The Bobcat award recipients were Renae Lauinger and Ethan Karlsbraaten. Hustle awards in Grades 4-6 were given to Katelynn Engh, Rachel Olson and Sara Schwanke. The Bobcat award recipients were Breana Buehler and Noah Engels. Each participant also received an official Champs Camp 2005 T-shirt.
The camp was directed by Michael Sorlie. Camp assistants were Kasey Kallenbach, Beau Buehler, Jillian Maddock, Jordan Smith and Heidi Simon.
Those in grades 4-6 who took part in the Champs Camp were, left to right, back row, Beau Buehler, MacKenzie Bullinger, Kayla Lauinger, Courtney Hestdalen, Noah Engels, Drew Lauinger, J.D. Schmid, Mikel Buckmier, Karl Kenner and Matthew Knutson. Third row: Heidi Simon, Jana Rice, Rachel Olson, Trevor Knutson, Kayla Karlsbraaten, Megan Lauinger, Dylan Gigstad, James Johnson and Michael Sorlie. Second row: Jillian Maddock, Kristen Smith, Briana Buehler, Zachary Johnson, Matthew Aabrekke, Morgan Duren, Kirby Kallenbach, Gabe Adams and Kasey Kallenbach. Front row: Jaden Kallenbach, Carah Hestdalen, Kelsey Smith, Shelby Brandvold, Shawn Aabrekke, Sara Schwanke, Katelynn Engh, Katie Rice and Jessica Johnson.
Those in grades K-3 who took part in the Champs Camp were, left to right, back row, Beau Buehler, Alecz Hill, Kaleb Westad, Kylan Lauinger, Renae Lauinger, Justin Johnson and Kasey Kallenbach. Third row: Jillian Maddock, Hunter Buehler, Blake Buckmier, Jakob Schmid, Megan Olson, Hailey Kallenbach, Kaylee Tollerud, Ashley Risovi and Michael Sorlie. Second row:
Quentin Sears, Ethan Karlsbraaten, Allison Lauinger, Brooks Duren, Noah Arnold, Kyler Westad, Jessica Hill and Jack Schwanke. Front row: Courtney Lauinger, Jaydin Risovi, Becky Johnson, Spencer Sears and Ethan Johnson.
In choir and band
Nine members of the A.S. Gibbens FFA Chapter of Maddock were selected to participate in the State FFA Band and Choir at the 76th State FFA Convention held at NDSU in Fargo. Left to right, standing, are Kimberly Randle, Courtney Foss, Michelle Olson, Heidi Simon, Elisa Buehler, Brian Grondahl, Erin Markestad and Kassandra Griffin. Kneeling is Levi Griffin.
Heidi Simon and Erin Markestad were in the choir and the others were in the band. Members were recommended by Maddock High School choir director Rachel Markestad and Maddock High School band director Brian Bubach.
Jimmy Westrum drives an immaculate R John Deere.
Spirit Water Inn of Minnewaukan utilized one of its boats as a float in the Maddock 4th of July parade.
The only band in the parade was this group of musicians put together by the Active Women of Maddock. More photos of Maddock’s 4th of July parade will appear next week.