I WENT TO THE VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE AND GOT THE LIST OF ALL THE VETERANS BURIED IN THE MAZEPPA CEMETARY. SO JUST EMAIL ME IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE.

ALSO...YEARS AGO I HAD MAZEPPA TECH TSHIRTS MADE UP TO AID THE SCHOLARSHIP I DO IN HONOR OF MY LATE SISTER AND FOR THE FFA KIDS. IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST I MIGHT GET TOGETHER ANOTHER ORDER. JUST LET ME KNOW mazeppa@ptd.net TO SEE MORE ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP robertawalter.blogspot.com

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

Saturday, July 25, 2015

PERFECT ?

GOT IN THE CREEK AT 6:30 AM TODAY AND THE CONDITIONS SEEMED PERFECT.  CAUGHT 4 PRETTY QUICKLY INCLUDING A NICE PICKERAL.  THEN........ONLY 4 MORE THE REST OF THE TIME.  BUT LOTS OF WILDLIFE AGAIN WITH ONE OF THE EAGLES...BLUE HERONS...CEDAR WAXWINGS...AND MOTHER MERGANZER HAD HER WHOLE TRIBE OUT ON THE WATER TODAY AND FUN TO WATCH.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

PASSING

SAD NEWS TO REPORT WITH THE PASSING OF LONGTIME MAZEPPA RESIDENT , MAURICE AIKEY.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

AT LAST BACK IN THE CREEK

AFTER WEEKS OF RAIN I FINALLY GOT BACK IN THE CREEK.  ACTUALLY SURPRISED TO FIND THE CREEK CLEARED UP LIKE IT WAS.   STOPPED ON MY WAY BACK FROM CHURCH AND LOOKED OVER THE BRIDGE AND WAS SHOCKED TO SEE ROCKS.   GOT IN THE CREEK ABOUT  2 IN THE AFTERNOON AND MY FIRST CAST LANDED A 9 - 10 INCH SMALLY.  MY NEXT CAST GOT A NICE CHUB AND MY 4TH CAST LANDED YET ANOTHER NICE SMALLY.   I KNEW I WAS IN FOR A GOOD DAY.   GOT 23 IN ALL AND CAUGHT 2 SMALL PICKERAL ON CONSECUTIVE CASTS.  SAW MY FIRST BLUE HERON OF THE YEAR AND THE ONE BALD EAGLE FLEW RIGHT OVER MY HEAD IN THE CREEK.   NOT TO DO AN OLD JOHNNY CARSON LINE BUT...............HOW HOT WAS IT........IT WAS SO HOT TODAY I WAS SWEATING WHILE WADING IN THE CREEK AND THATS HOT.  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

LAVERE

RECENTLY A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF THE AREA , LAVERE HOOK HAD A MILD STROKE.  PLEASED TO SAY HE IS DOING BETTER AND WAS IN CHURCH LAST SUNDAY.  STILL SOME TROUBLE WITH HIS VISION  BUT JUST GLAD HE IS ALRIGHT OTHER WISE.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

TODAY IN THE CREEK

I RECENTLY GOT A MESSAGE FROM MY OLD NEIGHBORS THE HOFFMAN'S , VIA MY NEPHEW, THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN PUTTING NEW POSTS ON THE BLOG.  SO I DECIDED TO UPDATE MY 2015 FISHING SEASON.  MY FIRST DAY OUT WAS THE BEGINING OF MAY AND CAUGHT OVER 20 THAT DAY INCLUDING A NICE BROWN TROUT.  SINCE THEN I ONLY HAD ONE DAY OF DOUBLE DIGIT FISH BUT WHAT I AM LACKING QUANTITY I AM MAKING UP WITH IN QUALITY.   SEVERAL NICE BROWN TROUT THIS YEAR AND A BEAUTIFUL SMALLMOUTH A FEW WEEKS AGO AND TODAY A 13 INCH RAINBOW.  ADD IN THE 12 - 15 INCH CHUBS I HAVE CAUGHT AND IT'S BEEN A GOOD SEASON.  BUT THEN ANY DAY IN THE CREEK IS GOOD AS LONG AS THERE IS PLENTY OF WILDLIFE AND THERE HAS BEEN PLENTY OF THAT AND EVEN SEEING SOME DEER THIS YEAR.  HAD 2 FAWNS WALK RIGHT UP TO ME A FEW WEEKS AGO.  I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CREEK AND THEY NEVER SAW ME AS THEY WANDERED RIGHT UP TO THE CREEKS EDGE.  LOTS OF DUCKS, GEESE. BALTIMORE ORIOLES, SCARLET TANGERS, SANDPIPERS AND OF COURSE THE 3 EAGLES WE HAVE IN MAZEPPA.  TODAY I SWEAR THE 2 MATURE EAGLES WERE FOLLOWING ME UP AND DOWN THE CREEK. LAST WEEK A RACCOON WAS SITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CREEK FEEDING ON SHELLFISH AND THAT WAS FUN TO WATCH.   I HAVE YET TO CATCH A PICKERAL BUT I KNOW THAT WILL HAPPEN ANY DAY NOW.

Monday, May 25, 2015

BIG WEEKEND

THERE WAS LOTS GOING ON IN MAZEPPA THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.  THE CHICKEN BBQ WAS HELD AGAIN BUT THIS TIME ACTUALLY AT THE NEW FIRE STATION.  WHEN I GOT OUR MEALS I TOURED THE STATION AND THEY CERTAINLY DID IT RIGHT.  EVERYONE INVOVLED WITH BUILDING THIS CAN BE PROUD.
THE PARADE WAS SUNDAY AND WE HAD QUITE A FEW NEW FACES IN THE PARADE AND LOOK FOR THE PICTURES IN THE PHOTO ALBUM.  THE SPEAKER WAS DAN MCDAVITT AND HE WAS TERIFFIC.  CALLED INTO DUTY ON SHORT NOTICE AS OUR SCHEDULED SPEAKER BAILED ON US THE DAY BEFORE.  TURNED OUT GREAT AS DAN HAD A WONDERFUL MESSAGE WITH YET ANOTHER GREAT TURNOUT.  KUDOS TO CLARENCE AND BETH FOR ONCE AGAIN ORGANIZING EVERYTHING.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

VESTA BOWER

VESTA BOWER PASSED AWAY MAY 4, 2015.    DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND EMMA DIEFFENDERFER AND MARRIED TO RICHARD BOWER FOR 63 YEARS.  GRADUATED FROM LEWISBURG IN 1941 AND DEVOTED MEMBER OF THE MAZEPPA UNION CHURCH.