FALL TIME IN MAZEPPA

FALL TIME IN MAZEPPA
IF THIS ISN'T HEAVEN IT'S PRETTY CLOSE
IF YOU HAVE PICTURES FROM THE MAZEPPA AREA THAT YOU CAN SCAN AND EMAIL TO ME I WOULD BE GLAD TO ADD THEM TO THE PHOTO ALBUM

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

20...

A COUPLE DAYS LATE WITH THIS FISHING REPORT PERCY BUT HERE GOES...
FABULOUS DAY IN THE CREEK SUNDAY MORNING AND HOPING MY FELLOW MEMBERS AT MAZEPPA UNION CHURCH EXCUSE ME FOR PLAYING HOOKY.
CAUGHT 20 IN ALL...SAW 4 DOE AND ONE OF THE EAGLES.  NOTHING REALLY BIG THIS TIME OTHER THAN A REALLY NICE PICKERAL.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

17 TODAY

WELL PERCY YOU WANTED FISH STORIES SO I AM TRYING TO OBLIGE.  GOT IN THE CREEK BY 6 AM TODAY AND IT WAS JUST PERFECT AFTER THE RAINS. NOT CLEAR AND NOT MUDDY.  JUST HAD THAT CLOUDY , MURKY KIND OF LOOK THAT USUALLY IS GOOD FOR FISHING AND IT WAS.  GOT 17 IN ALL AND A REAL VARIETY AGAIN WITH CHUBS...SMALLMOUTH...BLUEGILLS...ROCK BASS AND 2 NICE PICKERAL.  2 OF THE SMALLYS I GOT WERE IN THE 13 - 14 INCH RANGE BUT I DIDN'T TAKE PICTURES AS THEY WERE FULL OF EGGS AND I WANTED TO RELEASE THEM AS QUICK AS I COULD.   THE ONE PICKERAL GOT THE LURE IN HIS GILLS AND I HAD A TOUGH TIME REMOVING THE HOOK AND HE DIDN'T LOOK TOO GOOD AFTERWARDS.  THIS ALWAYS BUGS ME AND I  DO MY BEST NO MATTER THE SPECIES TO GET THEM NURSED BACK TO HEALTH.  I PUT HIM OVER IN SOME SHALLOW WATER THAT HAD BRUSH SO HE WOULDN'T JUST BE SWEPT DOWNSTREAM.  I WENT BACK TO CHECK ONE LAST TIME AND  HE WAS RIGHT SIDE UP AND LOOKING LIKE HE WAS READY TO GO BACK INTO THE MAIN PART OF THE CREEK.  NO SAND PIPERS TODAY AND GUESSING THEY ALREADY MIGRATED OUT OF THE AREA AND I MISS THOSE LITTLE DUDES.   SAW 2 OF THE EAGLES AND A RED HEADED WOODPECKER.  JUST A FABULOUS DAY IN THE CREEK.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE 2016

THIS YEARS MEMORIAL DAY WAS PRETTY SPECIAL AS THE WW2 HONOR ROLL HAS COME HOME AND WILL BE DISPLAYED IN THE SOCIAL HALL.  NAMES OF THOSE MAZEPPA NATIVES THAT SERVED IN WW2.  A NEAT STORY OF HOW THIS ALL CAME ABOUT AND PART OF IT IS BECAUSE OF THIS WEBSITE.  THE HONOR ROLL ENDED UP IN PAUL AND KATHRYN EVERITTS BARN AND WHEN THE NEW OWNERS BOUGHT THE PROPERTY THEY FOUND THE HONOR ROLL AND GOT IT INTO THE HANDS OF SON, PERCY AND HIS SON WHO LIVE IN MARYLAND.  ONE OF MY SCHOLARSHIP KIDS GOT MARRIED 2 YEARS AGO AND I WAS PLACED AT THE RECEPTION NEXT TO THE COUPLE FROM MAZEPPA.  THEY RELATED THE STORY TO ME ABOUT THE HONOR ROLL AND HAVING ALREADY EMAILED WITH PERCY  BECAUSE OF THIS SITE I CONTACTED HIM RIGHT AWAY ABOUT SENDING ME A PICTURE SO I COULD POST IT ON THE SITE.  OF COURSE HE DID AND THATS HOW THE WAGNER FAMILY DISCOVERED IT AND THEN IN TURN  VIA THIS WEBMASTER GOT IN TOUCH WITH PERCY.   THEY ALL AGREED IT HAD TO COME BACK HOME TO MAZEPPA AND GREG WAGNER HAS MADE A GLASSED IN CASE TO HOUSE IT AND WHEN I GET AN OPPORTUNITY I WILL GET TO THE SOCIAL HALL AND TAKE A PICTURE OF IT AND POST IT.  BUT THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED AS WE DEDICATED IT AT THE CEREMONY SUNDAY  AND IT IS NOW..............BACK HOME !   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP THE WAGNER FAMILY COVER THE COST OF MAKING THE GLASSED IN CASE SEND ANY FINANCIAL AID TO PHIL IN MIFFLINBURG.  WE HAD A SUPER CROWD AT THE CEREMONY AND A NICE AMOUNT OF FOLKS IN THE PARADE THIS YEAR.  I TRIED MY BEST TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THE PARADE AND WE EVEN HAD SHEEP AND A MINITURE PONY IN THE PARADE AND WAS LIKE DAYS OF OLD.  THANKS TO ANNIE AT BARN OWL ART STUDIO AS SHE HELPED TO RECRUIT MANY OF THE FOLKS WITH ANIMALS AND  ADDED TO THE PARADE !  OUR SPEAKER WAS MANNY PINA AND WHAT A GREAT GUY HE IS AND A REALLY FINE MESSAGE AS YOU WOULD EXPECT.  AND WILL FINISH BY SAYING THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE I WAS A KID..........I ACTUALLY WAS IN THE PARADE.    BINK HELPED ME MAKE A SIGN TO CARRY THAT READ......MAZEPPA TECH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND ALONG WITH THE SAUERS FAMILY WE MARCHED PROUDLY IN THE PARADE.  LOOK FOR PICTURES IN THE PHOTO ALBUM.

FISHING 2016

I HELD OFF POSTING ANYTHING ABOUT MY FISHING THIS YEAR AS THERE WASN'T MUCH TO REPORT OTHER THAN WILDLIFE I GOT TO SEE.  I HAD A LUCKY PIONEER SEED HAT THAT ONE OF MY VERY EARLY SCHOLARSHIP KIDS GAVE ME AND I NEEDED A NEW ONE AFTER WASHING IT SO MANY TIMES. WELL LINDSAY WAS AT A PIONEER CONFERENCE IN HAWAII AND BROUGHT A NEW PIONEER HAT HOME FROM THAT MEETING.  WE JOKED THAT IT MUST HAVE HAD JET LAG AS THE FIRST 2 TRIPS TO THE CREEK THIS YEAR I DIDN'T CATCH MANY. THEN ON VACATION ONE DAY I GOT 8 AND YESTERDAY MY FIRST DOUBLE DIGIT DAY WITH ME CATCHING 10.  THE ONE THING OF NOTE IS THE PICKERAL I AM CATCHING ALREADY AS THEY ARE SLOWLY COMING BACK IN THE CREEK AND SO MUCH FUN AND BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF WHEN I WAS A KID.  LOTS OF WILDLIFE THIS YEAR ESPECIALLY BIRDS AS I HAVE ALREADY SEEN ORIOLES....BLUEBIRDS.....WOODPECKERS......CEDAR WAXWINGS AND OF COURSE THE EAGLES.  A HANDFUL OF DEER SO FAR AND THE WILDFLOWERS ARE JUST GORGEOUS.  WILL PUT PICTURES OF THOSE IN THE PHOTO ALBUM SO LOOK FOR THEM

Sunday, May 8, 2016

CYNTHIA SNYDER

ON MAY 4, 2016 LONGTIME MAZEPPA RESIDENT CYNTHIA SNYDER PASSED AWAY.  THE DAUGHTER OF JACOB SNYDER AND THE LATE VIVIAN SELTZER.  SURVIVING IS A SISTER SYLVIA AND HER SON CASEY ROSS

Monday, May 2, 2016

YARD SALES AND MEMORIAL DAY

JUST WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THE MAZEPPA YARD SALES ARE MAY 28TH.  ALSO THE CHICKEN BBQ THAT HELPS TO SUPPORT THE FIREHOUSE IS THE SAME DAY.  TO PREORDER YOUR CHICKEN MEALS THE NUMBERS ARE
570 - 412 - 2485
570 - 524 - 0139
570 - 524 - 0138
THE NEXT DAY MAY 29TH IS THE MAZEPPA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY WITH THIS YEARS SPEAKER BEING MANNY PINA.  PLEASE ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO ATTEND AND ALSO TO JOIN IN THE PARADE.  LETS GET SOME VINTAGE CARS...PONIES...KIDS ON BIKES OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO.  SEE YOU IN THE BEST LITTLE TOWN IN AMERICA.......MAZEPPA....WHERE THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES !

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

JOANNE WAGNER

MARCH 4 , 2016 JOANNE WAGNER PASSED AWAY WHO ONCE LIVED IN MAZEPPA.
THE FAMILY LIVED WHERE BARN OWL ART STUDIO IS NOW.  THE DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH AND MARY ARNER.   SURVIVED BY HER SONS TODD , CHRIS AND GREG GARMAN.