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Michaels named For Peetz Sake Parade Marshals


The 2016 For Peetz Sake Parade Marshals are Marlin and Cynthia Michaels.

Marlin and Cynthia Michaels have lived in the Peetz area all of their lives. Marlin was born in Sidney, and was raised in Peetz. He graduated from Peetz High School. After Marlin graduated from high school, his father passed away the following fall. He found himself farming by himself and supporting his mother and sister.

Cynthia was also born in Sidney, Nebraska and graduated from Sidney High.

Marlin and Cynthia were married on June 3, 1962 and made their first home in Peetz across from the school. They raised three children, Kristy, Kevin and Kareen.

When Kristy was in the first grade, Marlin and Cynthia moved their family east of Lorenzo where they made their home for five years. They then purchased the farm owned by Walter Stewart. They have lived on that farm for 43 years.

Besides farming, Marlin has driven the school bus for over 21 years. He was also a rural mail carrier for 10 years. Cynthia worked at Peetz School helping her brother-in-law, Wayne, with janitorial work for 13 years while being a full time mom.

Their daughter, Kristy, is married to Gary Schumacher and their son Kevin and his wife Peggy live in Peetz. Their daughter Kareen lives with her children in Lorenzo, NE.

Marlin and Cynthia have 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. They are proud to say they have had 15 grandchildren attend Peetz School.

Their youngest grandchild is a freshman at Peetz high school and their granddaughter, Jessica teaches Spanish and English at Peetz.

Marlin and Cynthia have enjoyed going to hundreds of Peetz school events throughout the years.

Marlin has served on the fire department, has been a member of the Peetz Lions Club, and has served on the Peetz Town Council. He was on the town council when the Minute Man sites were built in the area.

Cynthia was a member of the Farm Women's Club. She and Marlin joined a square dancing group with local couples and traveled all over to different dancing events. Marlin and Cynthia have been members of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints in Sidney for over 54 years.

Marlin and Cynthia said they are honored to be named parade marshals for 2016. They feel fortunate to have lived in this community where their children and grandchildren have been able to attend a school as good as Peetz. They will be forever grateful for the influence the Peetz community has had on not only their own lives, but in the lives of their children, grandchildren, and generations to follow.

Peetz Days and Homecoming 2016 will start this Friday, September 23rd. From 3-7 p.m. there will be a bake/craft sale at the Community Center. Also at the Community Center is a Community Hog Roast/Pot Luck sponsored by the Lions Club. It is asked that those attending bring a side dish or dessert.

From 5:30-7 p.m. there will be a horseshoe tournament contact David Roelle for more information. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a community pep rally in Carlile gym followed by a bon fire.

Saturday morning kicks off with a pancake breakfast at the fire station. From 7:30- 12 p.m. there will be a garage sale at the Old Bus Barn, 8-1 p.m. there will be a bake/craft sale at the community center.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Main Street. At 10:30 the Lions Club is sponsoring a tractor and pedal pull at the practice field. At 11 a.m. a hamburger fry will be held at the Peetz School Cafeteria.

At 1 p.m. the football game against Pawnee will begin. During the game Marlin and Cynthia Michaels will be recognized as 2016 Parade Marshals. Homecoming Royalty will also be crowned at half time.

Peetz volleyball will begin their match against Pawnee at 3:30 p.m. in Carlile gym, with the homecoming dance following the game beginning at 8 p.m.


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