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Town of Cassel centennial
(1891-1991)

Rib River Homemakers Club - 1939-1990,   pp. 68-69


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trophies. Other club activities included
bake sales, June dairy month promotions,
painting mailboxes, fair booths, Edgar
homecoming float, camping trips and trips
to Valley Fair and Great America.
In 1973 Ed Heil became the general
leader, and was voted the county board
president for the year 1980. The current
leader of the club is Ken Heil, who took
over the leadership of the club form his
brother Ed in 1989.
The club has grown this year to its
largest membership, having 58 members.
Last year's president was Chad Kaiser,
and this year the president is Jody Lewis.
Other officers include Gail Szymanski as
Vice President, Jerelyn Stencil as Secre-
tary, David Kaiser as treasurer and Brent
Heil as Sports Coordinator.
RIB RIVER HOMEMAKERS
CLUB - 1939-1990
On February 14, 1989, Rib River
Homemakers celebrated its 50th year of
service to the towns of Cassel and Rib
Falls.
In 1939 the club was organized at the
Paul Lemke home. Miss Merle Ramer,
County Home Demonstration agent was
present to outline the Homemaker's
program and assisted with the election of
officers.
The first president was Mrs. William
Voigt; Vice President - Mrs. Henry
Thurs; Secretary/Treasurer - Miss Edna
Starting left - standing Esther Seubert, Mildred
Ruplinger Anne Kramer Starting left - sitting
Fran Cooley, Ruth Matthiae, - 50th Anniversary
Lemke; and News Reporter - Mrs.
Herbert Hanke. The first eight members
were: Mrs. Henry Bedynek, Mrs. William
Bedynek, Mrs. Ray Bungert, Mrs.
George Cramer, Mrs. Adolph Gruny, Mrs.
Paul Lemke, Mrs. Edward Matthiae and
Mrs. Albert Radant.
The objectives and goals of the club
were demonstrated by the womens
involvement by the lessons taught; such
as: bread baking, coldpack canning,
madeover clothes, sausage making,
invalid cookery, dress making, sewing of
all types, making of hats, refinishing furni-
ture, demonstration, use and cleaning of
sewing machines, quilt patterns, making
of hand lotion, floor covering, rugs, candle
making, farm safety, wrapping of gifts with
wallpaper, first aid, stain removal, how to
patch overalls, crocheting, hot dishes,
assessories, window treatment, decora-
Bead Baking Demonstration
Taught by Ruth Matthiae and Adeline
Lemke
Rib River Homemakers 25th Anniversary
June, 1964
tive stitches, patching and darning, pres-
sure cooker use, pudding making, making
of collars, voting methods, making of
patterns, sewing from floursacks, salads.
The club ladies also learned how to sand
Picnic at Rib River Ballroom
Back row - starting left: Henrietta Volm, Margret Wilichowski, Marie Blume, Bernice Krause, Middle
row - starting left: Adeline Lemke, Evelyn Buchberger Elenore Vogedes, Evangeline Hanke, Front row -
starting left: Mrs. George Zweck, Anna Bungert, Mrs. George Cramer Ruth Matthiae, Mrs. Wm Voight
Wheel Chair Donation
Clockwise: Henrietta Volm, Bernice Krause,
Marie Blume


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