Archive for August, 2011

Grandchildren of Michael and Pauline Slofkosky Family Reunion

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

The grandchildren of Michael and Pauline Slofkosky gathered at the residence of Martha Robinson in rural Lovilia on August 6, 2011 to hold their “first cousins” reunion. Special guests attending were: Frances Ryba of Chicago, Ill.; Margaret and Fred Munday of Davenport, Ia; Velma Musler of Knoxville, Ia; and Mary Slofkosky of Lovilia, Ia.

The Cousins attending were:
Anthony Laschiazza, Plainfield, Illinois
Gerald Laschiazza, Berwyn, Illinois
Kenny Slofkosky, Kansas City, Missouri
Larry Slofkosky, SanDiego, California
Paul and Kathy Slofkosky, Knoxville, Iowa
David Majchrowicz, Houston, Texas
Donald Miller, St. Louis, Missouri
Dennis Majchrowicz, Sunnyvale, California
Adrienne, Daniela, Marisa and Brandon Castillo, Westchester, Illinois
Kathy and John Judge as well as Connie, Chris, and John Allen Judge of Albia, Iowa
Debbie Peterson, Albia, Iowa
Diane and Bill Murray, Iowa City, Iowa
Billy Slofkosky, Lovilia, Iowa
Cecil and Sandra Showers, Lovilia, Iowa
Martha Robinson, Lovilia, Iowa
Pat Slofkosky, Lovilia, Iowa
Joanna Ford, Lovilia, Iowa
Lindsey Smith and daughter Kate Coalbank , Bussey, Iowa

Other guests were Connie and Mark Lane of Knoxville, Iowa and Connie’s mother Lois Walters of Pella. Lois surprised Frances Ryba who was her best friend from Lovilia school days.

The oldest cousin present was Kathy Judge. The youngest was Adrienne Castillo. Larry Slofkosky traveled the longest distance. Dennis Majchrowicz  had the most children (6).

During the gathering some guests visited their ancestor’s graves at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lovilia and St. Mary’s Cemetery at Weller.

There were laughter, tears, and stories told among this good spirited group. Many pictures of our ancestors were shared and Kathy Slofkosky had her lap top and printer so she was able to scan photos for those who wanted a certain one for a keepsake.

Thanks to Sandra Showers for this family update information.

Overmyer a Shrine Bowl co-MVP

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Kile Overmyer was chosen a co-most valuable player for the offensive . This was quite an honor and happy surprise when it was announced at the end of the game. He played for the south squad who won 17-14 over north squad in this high school game played at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. Congratulations Kile!!

Correction on all School Reunion Date
It will be in 2013 but on Sunday, August 9, not in June as I earlier stated. Sorry. Be sure to change this if you recorded the date somewhere!

St Peter’s Picnic Raffle Results

Shirley Beary won the $500.
Tom Hastings won $200.
Sharon Stoffer of Bussey won $100.
Marsha Benjamin of Bussey won the $50 gift certificate from Casey’s
Catherine Kurimski won the $50 give certificate from Hyvee
Dave Kurimski won the $50 gift certificate from GasNGo
Pam Teno won the Jim and Charlie’s $50 gift certificate.
Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and dinner tickets or auction items. St. Peter’s appreciates your support.

Lovilia high school students attend Upward Bound

This is a federally funded program that helps prepare eligible students for higher education. It was held at Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa. Attending from Lovilia were Samantha Hunt, Jenny Kimball, Chantel Manser, and Justin Manser.

Several Lovilia Families Moved Recently

Ernie Ford has moved into the fromer Ben McCoy and Louise Golec house in the south end.
Charity, daughter of Milo McCombs, and her family have moved into Ernies former home east of highway 5 in town.
Samantha, Charity’s sister, and her family have moved into Charity’s former residence in south Lovilia.
Roberta Farrington is moving from a farm home into the home that was the Mr. Mrs. Tony Loncarich house.

Loncarich Auction Tidbit

What do you think a Army WWII colt revolver would be worth? I said maybe a thousand dollars. That was way short of the selling price at the recent Tony Loncarich estate auction. The gun sold for $3,500. Guess I won’t be collecting revolvers anytime soon!