50 Years Ago in the Standard
JULY 3, 1968
A gala Fourth of July Festival will be held here Thursday through Sunday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.
Horse races will be the featured entertainment all four afternoons. Brass band music and other entertainment is also planned.
A new bell will join with the other church bells in Fredericksburg on Saturday evening as the newly dedicated bell at Memorial Presbyterian Church joins in the weekly chorus.
The Abendglocken, or “Evening Bells,” are among the treasured customs of Fredericksburg. Each Saturday evening and other evenings before church holidays, the bells of the churches in the community peal out in unison to summon worshippers to services the next day.
The Gillespie County Historical Society held their annual awards banquet last Tuesday evening at the Sunday House Restaurant.
County agent C.A. Stone announced this week that peach orchards across the county will be inspected for Peach Mosaic and Phony Peach Disease.
Fifteen members of the Harper 4-H attended summer camp at Granite Shoals Youth Camp at Lake LBJ this past week.
Seven local Boy Scouts joined 23 other Texas scouts on Saturday morning for a two-week canoe and backpacking trip to the wilds of Canada. Scouts making the trip include Van Brown, Ricky Hoerster, Edward Brown, Tim Dooley, James Hahne, James P. Friedrich and Curtis Wunderlich.
The first class of the Hill Country Memorial Hospital School of Vocational Nursing began their studies on June 17 with 10 students enrolled. The school is sponsored by the new community hospital as a joint project in cooperation with Keidel Memorial Hospital and Fredericksburg Hospital and Clinic.
The marriage of Carlene Marie Ellebracht and David E. Meier Jr. was solemnized Saturday, June 29, at Bethany Lutheran Church.
Linda Susan Smith and Stephen Gene Reeh were united in marriage Saturday, June 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Robert C. Weinheimer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Weinheimer of Stonewall, and a student at Stephen F. Austin State College in Nacogdoches, is attending Army Reserve Officers Training Corps summer camp at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Fredericksburg Cubs split a double-header with Helotes Sunday afternoon, winning the first game, 7-1, but dropping the second, 5-2.
The Fredericksburg Night Owls girls’ softball team notched a 10-2 victory over Copperas Cove, Monday evening.