Brock receives the Izaak Walton Tobin Award

Congratulations to Doug Brock, Geneseo, for receiving the John W. Tobin Award from the Izaak Walton League.

The Chapter Volunteer Appreciation Award is given to an individual for outstanding dedication to the Geneseo Chapter. Doug served as club secretary and treasurer for four years each. He also served on the board for eight years and worked on numerous club projects.

Wild Game Festival

Boy Scout Troop 131 will host their annual Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, November 5 at the Geneseo Moose Lodge. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. They ask for a donation of $12.00 for ages 13 and up; Children 4-12 are $6 and children 3 and under are free. There is no discount for Belgians, so watch out for Dale Doubler, Keith VandeWoestyne and Tom Vandemore.

Scouts will serve buffalo, pheasant, duck, venison, salmon, turkey, chicken, and all the trimmings.

There is something for everyone. Plus, there will be a silent auction with lots of neat items. I may be wrong, but I think there’s a framed, autographed photo of Wayne Peterson. Last year, one of them made a high bid of 12 cents! To be serious, this is one of those fun events you don’t want to miss and it helps scouts with their projects.

Ham and Ikes Beans

This annual event was recently held at Geneseo Ikes Park on a beautiful Saturday night. It was open to the public and attendance was excellent.

The chef, Kent Anderson, along with numerous Geneseo volunteers Izaak Walton and the 100 Boy Scout Troop served excellent soups and sides. Live music added to the enjoyable outdoor festivities.

10 goalkeepers

Where are the channel cats? Last week, Gary Dahlquist, Tom Simpson and I must have tried a dozen catfish spots on Old Man River.

We managed ten “eaters” and released about half that number of little dinks! I hate to say it, but the dying vegetation is now starting to float down the river.

Queen Elizabeth II

What a classy lady she was. Over the years we have visited England twice and the people we spoke to had nothing but praise for the Queen. During World War II, when she was not queen, she still did her part in the army for “God and Country!”

I suspect the past few years have been particularly difficult dealing with family issues, the death of her husband, and the pandemic. Yet she handled the adversities with grace and dignity. God bless his soul.

auditory humor

Dean Yoder recently told one of his golf buddies, Lynn Paris, “Well this week we can only play one day.” Lynn said, “No, Monday is not good. Plus, it’s supposed to be windy. Dean replied, “Wednesday? It’s not great for me. How about Thursday?” Lynn said, “I’m thirsty too. Let’s have a drink!”


  • The gas is always so high that our mail carrier, Jen, is working from home. She called me yesterday and read me my bills.
  • Two buzzards stand in front of a road kill. The single buzzard says, “Lord, bless this meal and the trucker who prepared it!”

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