KC Spelling Bee, New Members, Fireworks Donation


Published on March 24 2014 2:21 pm
Last Updated on March 24 2014 2:21 pm
Written by Millie Lange

New members pictured are, lef to right, Aaron Lange, Brandon Koester, GK Keith Willenborg and Jordan Stock.

The Teutopolis Knights of Columbus hosted a Major Degree on March 16 and the Effingham Council had three new members join.

They are Aaron Lange, Brandon Koester and Jordan Stock. Aaron is the son of Knight John Lange and grandson of late Knight Paul "Red" Lange. Brandon is the son of Knight Greg Koester and grandson of Knight Clete Koester. Jordan is the son of late Knight Phil Stock and grandson of Knight Jerry Stock. All three are at least third generation Knights.



The K of C Regional Spelling Bee was held at the Effingham Council on March 1 with the Effingham Council represented by Patrick Sherrod, Rachael Kemme and Aidan Steineman. Patrick Sherrod will be going on to represent the Effingham Council at the K of C State Spelling Bee at Glenwood Intermediate School in Chatham on Saturday, April 12.

Competition will be at 12:30 p. m. The other two students advancing from the Effingham Regional are Seth Mitchell and Jacelyn Street representing Olney Council 1352.

The Regional Spelling Bee winners were, left to right, Regional Chairman Matt Poston of Council 665, Jacelyn Street, Patrick Sherrod and Seth Mitchell.



The Effingham Knights of Columbus presented a $1,000 donation for the 2014 Fourth of July Fireworks to John Stroud, an Effingham firefighter and member of the Effingham Firefighters Association Local 3084 (who organizes the fireworks). Presenting the check to John is Building Corporation member Nick Althoff, Grand Knight Keith Willenborg and Faithful Navigator Jerry Steppe. A portion of the funds were collected at the "Parking Lot Party" held last year with the remainder donated by the Effingham Knights from the proceeds of the Party. The Effingham Knights of Columbus are making plans for an even bigger and better Parking Lot Party this year. The public is invited to join the festivities.

Pictured are, left to right, Nick Althoff, John Stroud, Keith Willenborg and Jerry Steppe