Looking Back — February 2005


Compiled by Shiloh Appel

Troop 128 Winter Campout
Herb Jockheck, Andrew Pies, and Brandon Bott practice the philosophy that 'he who cuts the wood is twice warmed by it'. Eleven members of the troop spent the weekend of January 21-23 camped out at Fishers Grove. Braving gusting winds and sub zero temperatures the scouts explored winter survival and cold weather recreation. Local trapper Kevin Hanson came by and demonstrated snaring.

Waddington receives six-month prison term
On Jan.18th, Dennis Waddington, of Redfield, came before the Spink County Court and Judge Lovrien on charges of possession of a controlled substance (meth) and the mishandling of anhydrous ammonia or tampering with equipment/facilities. Anhydrous ammonia is one of the key ingredients used in a meth lab.
Spink County States Attorney, Vic Fischbach, went into court requesting a 10 year prison term, not suspended.
…The ten year sentence was suspended.
Waddington is serving his six-month prison sentence in the State Penitentiary.

Meyer claims title at

Lee Wolf Invite
Joe Meyer of Redfield pinned three opponents and won the first-place match by one point in claiming the 189 pound championship at the Lee Wolf Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday, January 29 in Aberdeen.  

There is no place like home
Last Saturday, Feb.12, residents of Redfield and Miller and surrounding communities lined the streets to welcome home the 2/147th FA Charlie Battery. In December 2003 the battery was placed on active duty to help in the war in Iraq. Now, 13 months later, they are finally home.
When they reached the armory, the guardsman, greeted by welcoming family and friends, stepped off the bus so grateful to be back at home with their loved ones. Children finally had there fathers, some meeting them for the very first time. Kyle Woodring was one of the 10 babies born while their fathers were away at war.

Jockheck receives Eagle Award
Church services at the United Methodist Church in Redfield proved to be very special for one young man of the Redfield Community. Fifteen-year-old Herb Jockheck was awarded the Boy Scouts highest honor of Eagle Scouts during church services that day.

Daughter's wedding occasion of visit to Hawaii
Boyden and Florence Frericks recently returned after having spent 10 days visiting their daughters. They flew to San Francisco February 4 to visit daughter Rosemary and two granddaughters, Shandy, 14 and Brenna, six. All went sightseeing across the Golden Gate Bridge, toured Alcatraz prison, viewed a parade n Chinatown and saw the Redwoods.

Six Redfield wrestlers qualify for State B
Brock Edgar and Greg Rhodes finished second, Bryce Kopplin and Jason Marlow finished third, and Derek Edgar and Joe Meyer finished fourth at the Region 1B Wrestling Tournament Saturday, February 19 in Webster.

Eastern Star royals chosen
At a Valentine's Day party for all the residents and apartment residents of the Eastern Star Home, King Vernon Roeber and Queen Gladys Rodman were crowned royalty for the day.

United Church of Christ to celebrate 125 years
Many pastors and many changes have taken place during the 125 years of the United Church of Christ.
Tim Fugman, current pastor, has been with the church for nine and a half years and looks forward to serving the church for many years to come. UCC is planning to celebrate its 125 years on July 2-3, to coincide with the communities 125th anniversary celebration.