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Dec

Apotheosis performs at Holy Cross Catholic Church

In the 1850s, immigrants from the European region of Upper Silesia, now in Poland, came to Texas and started many new settlements including Yorktown. To keep the traditions of culture, heritage, memories, and music of Silesia alive in Texas, the Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation was established. With the help of the foundation, Reverend Monsignor Frank Kurzaj, of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Floresville, coordinated a string quartet called Apotheosis with vocalist Agniezka Hyla to perform a Polish Christmas concert at the Holy Cross Catholic Church on Dec. 11. Shown from the left are: Sara Malinowska - I violin, Karolina Hyla - II violin, Agnieszka Hyla - vocalist, Aleksandra Badura - viola, and Nikol Latocha - cello. Photo by Tim O’Malley/Yorktown News-View

Tue
17
Dec

Always Believing in Children

 

On Oct. 29, the Always Believing in Children parent/teacher organization of Yorktown Elementary School hosted a Halloween Fall Festival. Many parents and teachers came together to organize this successful event. The event began with a costume judging. Judges were Bobby Strieber, Connie Imes, and Cindy Villarreal.   
 
The results from the costume contest were: Funniest- 1st Malayshia Thomas, 2nd Nolan Larson, 3rd Travis Buesing. Silliest- 1st Seth Hahn, 2nd Konner Sullivan, 3rd Shyand  Guerrero. Creative- 1st Makayla Hartley, 2nd Carleigh Villarreal, 3rd Tyler Respondek.  
 
Booth decorating winners were: 1st Duck Dynasty Dunking Booth (Edie Boyd & Kerry Parker), 2nd Face Painting (Monica Vela), 3rd Bean Bag Toss (Michelle Mungia).
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
 
Tue
17
Dec

YHS Class of 1958 Reunion

The Yorktown Class of 1958 held its 55th reunion at the El Sombrero Cafe on Nov. 2. Those attending were from the front left: Joannie Schaller Heger, Mary Gail Kerlick Wise, Edra Ender Mazurkiewicz, Roslyn Goehring Potcinske and Fay Dell Simicek Franz. Not pictured are Melvin Borgfeld and Ruth Dueser Newman. From back left: Patricia Rabke Edwards, Beatrice Rohan Fagg, Frankie Seifert, Dorine Neese Leister, Joyce Mueller Seidel, Cleo Audilet Renkin, Faye Nell Metting Walters, Buddy Boldt, Roy Hoefling, Dr. Rolf Lippke, Larry Sievers, Kenneth Domann, and Bobby Muschalek. Those remembered were: Gary Kubala, Doris Geffert McKay, Lynette Riemenschneider Nobles, Frank Czaja, Jr., Kenneth Metting, Aubrey Hattenbach, Nathan Wehe, Harold Huber, Jimmy Lemke, Alice Maye Donaldson, Jeffery Korth, Dorothy Machost, Joyce Riedesel, Larry Don Schuenemann.

Tue
17
Dec

Knobles chosen teacher of the year

 

Cynthia Ann (Cindy) Knobles was chosen Teacher of the Year at Yorktown I.S.D.  Rachel Robinson, president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, presented Mrs. Knobles with the award at Yorktown Elementary on Dec. 9.
 
Mrs. Knobles began her education at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. After attending college at Southwest Texas, she enrolled at Victoria College and graduated from the University of Houston at Victoria.
 
She has dedicated her 28 years of her teaching career to Yorktown Elementary. She has touched many students’ lives teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades and special education classes.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
17
Dec

YVFD receives new equipment

The Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department recently received several pieces of new equipment, including a new “Jaws of Life,” a Paratech Vehicle Stabilization Kit, as well as several other items.  Allen Walters of Metro Fire Apparatus of Pasadena gave an inservice and instructed the firemen on the correct use of the new equipment on Mon., Nov. 11.  Yorktown Firemen pictured with the new equipment are, from left:  William Potcinske, Mark Boldt, Monnie Riedel, Darryl Borth, Fred Hughes, Ricky Ortiz, Michael Alvarez, Kevin Lamprecht, Tim Strieber, Lane Strieber, Walters, Troy Alvarez and Brian Smolik. Photo by Mari Gohlke/Yorktown News-View

Tue
17
Dec

Massey Funeral Home donates to Blue Santa

Jeff Massey, director of Massey Funeral Home, made a donation to Blue Santa. Left is Tammy Bitterly, xecutive Director of the Yorktown Western Days Association/Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, Yorktown Chief of Police,  Paul Campos, and Jeff Massey. Contributed photo

Tue
17
Dec

AEP exhibit on smart meters at Yorktown library Thursday

 

AEP–Electric meters in the Yorktown area are about to become smarter as AEP Texas begins installation of new digital Smart Meters. These state-of-the-art electric meters will enhance reliability, improve customer service and help customers gain control over their electric bills.
 
A special traveling road show will take place on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot of the fire station and Yorktown public library. The gridSMART from AEP Texas mobile exhibit will be open for tours and a representative will be available to answer questions.
 
The company will be leaving door-hanger notices at homes prior to installation of meters to inform customers about the installation and tell them more about the benefits of Smart Meters.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
17
Dec

Post Office notes new retail hours

 

Postmaster Debra Baker announced new weekday hours of operation for the Yorktown Post Office to be effective Dec. 30. The office’s retail window will continue to open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, the retail counter will be closed weekdays from 11 a.m. until 12 pm.
 
Post Office box customers will continue to have 24/7 access to their boxes located in the outer Post Office customer lobby.
 
Postal customers can go online to www.usps.com to find the nearest alternate location for purchasing Postal products and services or may call the Postal Service’s toll-free number 800-275-8777 or the TTY number 877-889-2457 for help with any postal questions.
Tue
17
Dec

Two high school seniors injured in two vehicle accident

 

Fri
13
Dec

Wellness Center construction begins Thursday

The DeWitt Medical Foundation sponsored a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 13 for the construction of the new Wellness Center. The George Bishop Family Foundation donated to the project and the facility will be named in honor of Kathy Bishop. The two-story, 19,000 square feet center, under the construction of Weaver & Jacobs Constructors, will provide new amenities, including an indoor heated swimming pool, elevated indoor walking track, two full size aerobic/education rooms, spinning bikes and a racquet ball court. Construction begins Thursday, Dec. 19. 

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