Home Country

When the Rafter E branded recently, a bunch of us went out to help. It’s a badge of pride to have worked your way up the branding ladder. As a kid, you flank the calves; you grab them, throw them and hold them down. This is conducive to abrasions, muscle strain, and involuntarily changing the color of your shirt. As […]

Evelyn Beatrice Nitsche


Funeral services for Evelyn Nitsche, 87 of Giddings, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Keith Aschenbeck officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery. Mrs. Nitsche passed away the evening of Thursday, May 2, 2013 at her home in Giddings. Evelyn Beatrice (Bohl) Nitsche was born on May […]

Edwin Herman Schmidt Sr.


Edwin Herman Schmidt Sr. was born on January 29, 1920, the seventh child of Bernhard J. & Emma (nee Jurk) Schmidt of Northrup, Texas. The grace of God was bestowed on Edwin through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on February 20, 1920 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin, Texas by Rev. Alfred Bohot. Edwin’s elementary education took place at […]

Robert G. Olmstead

May 5, 2013

Robert G. Olmstead, age 86, at peace in Christ, May 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Virginia M. Olmstead (nee: Dietmeyer) for 55 years; loving father of Mary T. Olmstead, Ruth Olmstead, Carol (Jan) Miecznikowski, Monica (Phillip) Eberz and Robert F. (Marni) Olmstead; dear grandfather of Brian, Emily, Ginny, Monica, Payson, Genevieve, Aidan and Evy; fond brother of Louise Agos, James […]

Lee County Youth Center Summer Program

The Lee County Youth Center is open this summer for students in Lee County that have completed third grade thru High School. The LCYC offers a fun, engaging and safe place for youth to come and enjoy afternoons with friends. Summer hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons beginning on Tuesday, June 18th. We will open at 12:30 and close […]


From the Chef’s Corner

Chicken Portobello Stroganoff

Traditional stroganoff is a dish of sautéed beef with sour cream sauce. This version is a keeper in our house. 1 deli-chicken, cut into small bits12 oz. baby portobello mushrooms, halved1 medium onion, chopped1 T olive oil2 garlic cloves, minced3 T white wine2 ½-3 cups chicken broth2/3 cup heavy whipping cream2 T lemon juice¼ tsp salt¼ tsp white pepper1 cup […]

Giddings Library News Corner

Stop by the Giddings Public Library and check out some of our newest selections. The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegardner is a sequel to Mario Puzo’s novel “The Godfather” which continues the saga of the Corleone family, beginning in 1955 and recounting the events that occurred between the end of the original novel and the episodes chronicled in Coppola’s movie […]

Grandma’s Brag!

March 28, 2013 – 7.14 lbs, 20.5 inches Proud Sister is Tatum Fritsch Parents are Raegan and Todd Fritsch Grandparents are John and Robyn Brockenbush of Lexington, Gary and Betty Fritsch of Fayetteville. Great Grandparents are George and Marlene Spacek of Ledbetter, Charles and Esther Brockenbush of Lexington, and Bernadette Kovar of New Ulm

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