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Lindsay McElroy will graduate with honors from Miami of Ohio University December 15th.  She has accepted a position with the Christian Book Store Berens as a manager in training to start in January.  Congratulations! We knew you could do it!

Gary Strakshus is recovering nicely from cancer surgery.  He scuffs at the doctor's who claim a six week recovery.  "I will be up and ready to ride in three weeks".  You Go Guy!

David Rossi McElroy was accepted into the American Academy of Arts in Los Angeles, California.  He was among a select number of 40 talented students to be given the opportunity to study acting at one of the most prestigious acting schools in the world.  

Keira Anne Lipinski, arrived at 9 pounds, 21.5 inches on August 27, 2003, 5:15 am.
Proud parents, Aubree and Chris, along with big brother Cole.  Grandparents Mark and Dottie Hayden,  Great grand parent  Anne Groebe Hayden Prange are very happy that new baby and family are doing fine.  Click here for picture

Katie Kneeland will appear as a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune October 13, 2003.  

Jennifer Kneeland has moved to San Clemente, California.  Call Alexis for address.

Gaynelle Strakshus and her choir sang in the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on Arkansas Day.  

June Graduates are Ashley Groebe, Colin Groebe and Lauren Groebe

Rebecca Lynn born January 19, 2003.  An 8 pound beauty with a dash of red in her hair.  Proud parents Duncan and Elizabeth are doing well.

Taylor Marie  has just made the production of the American Girl Doll Revue in Chicago. She was selected from more than 300 girls for her singing and dancing talents.  And she is pretty cute, too.  The  show runs for a year starting in May.  She will be in rehearsals starting in March.  Look for her as the Josefina doll  from New Mexico.  Congratulations Taylor!

Katie Kneeland is making another theater debut.  It's actually one of two one acts that is having its Chicago premiere.  The two one acts, written by Edward Allen Baker, together is called Acts of Providence.  The one act that she will be appearing in is called Up, Down, Strange, Charmed, Beauty, and Truth.  The show times are Thursday Feb. 20th at 7pm, Fri. the 21st at 8pm, and Sat. the 22nd at 8pm at the WNEP on North Halsted.  Ticket information is available from Kate.   Hope to see you there.  

Stacey Groebe will complete with the Sandburg Varsity Gymnastics Team as a freshman.  She is a level 9 gymnast with Olympic aspirations.  Check with her mom for competition schedule.  

Kate Kneeland  

Hey everybody!  I wanted to tell you all about a play I am in.  It's called Over the River and Through the Woods, by Joe DiPietro.  This play is about an Italian family that will do anything to keep everyone together.  It is definitely worth seeing.  I am so glad to be a part of this play.  Here is the theatre and show time info for you:

The play is at Illinois Theatre Center in Park Forest

The play opens Nov. 1st and closes Nov. 17th.

Showtimes are Wed-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2:30 and 7:30pm.

You can call 708.481.3510 for tickets and/or questions.

I hope to see you there!  Take care and email me to let me know how things are going with you!!!




The Groebe Clan mourns the death of Aunt Kay, wonderful aunt, mother, and grandmother.  She was born June 17, 1916 and passed away July 23, 2002.  Our love for her abounds with memories of living next door to Uncle Bill; helping Uncle Walter raised Keith, coming to all the Groebe picnics and showing all of us how to be a gracious person.  

The silent tears that each must shed,
     Like rain upon the ground,
Will nourish all the love for her,
    Which did in life abound,
Our mother's labors now are over,
    Her earthly labor done;
And now she rests in peaceful sleep,
    Here rich rewards are won.
Her family sheds a silent tear,
The grandchildren, too, must mourn,
    But they again will meet her,
    When eternal life is born.

Groebe MoterSports is the racing group of Philip and Christopher Groebe.  Check out what is happening.

June graduates include:  Stacey, Miles, Mathew, and Teddy

Holiday Letters are available to read.  Click here

Groebe Realtors celebrate 75 years in the real estate business this year.  A dinner at Hobnobs Restaurant  kicked off the celebration which will continue with a friends and associates party on December 13 at Whitneys in the Holiday Inn in Oak Lawn, Ill.    Everyone is invited to join in the gala and support another 75 years of business success. 

Katie Kneeland will display her own creative photography in a juried exhibition of student works at the Hokin Gallery & Assex, 623 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois from September 24 - October 24, 2001.

Beverly Hoffmeyer (Aunt Bev to all of us) was quoted in the "Life Times" a monthly newsletter published by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois because of her work as co-chair of the Craft and Charity Committee of the Glenview Senior Center.  She states, "The center has created a cooperative relationship with local businesses.  This is a very unusual bond between a senior citizens center and the larger community.  The Crafts Committee, for instance, sews cuddly teddy bears for Cook Country sheriffs to give to abused children.  They create kimonos and booties for nurses at Cook County Hospital to use in dressing newborns.  In turn, merchants donate items to be sold to raise money for the center."  We love you Aunt Bev for all the wonderful works you do.

Chuck Groebe has been selected as the Oak Lawn Library User of the Month for April.  Check out a book to read or listen.  Congratulations Chuck.

Scooter Groebe (aka Chris) has a motor sports car web site up and running.  Check it out at Great Site!

Philip Groebe  has located a Groebe Crest, Groebe Winery, and a Groebe Software Co. in his continuing research on the Groebe family heritage.  (click on Philip Groebe to view crest)

Lucy Groebe's art work will be on display at a Blue Island Art Gallery Studio 99 2412 James Street  December 8, and 9.  Call her for details.

Taylor Marie Blim has a  part in the King and I production by the Oak Lawn Park District Theatre Program

Stella Louise Brooks was born August 22, 2000.  She is 21 1/2 inches long and weighs 10 pounds and 3 ounces.  Her proud parents are Erica and Michael Brooks.  Her very pleased grandparents are Alexis and Will Kneeland                                                   

Matthew Kneeland Jr. is recovering from minor surgery removing a polyp from his nasal cavity. The major surgery on his skull was determined unnecessary.  Matt and Kim thank you  for your prayers.   

Erica McVicker a breast cancer survivor  is walking to raise money for the Avon Breast Cancer 3 Day Fund Raiser Walk.  She would love your support with a donation.  Make the check to Avon Breast Cancer Fund and mail to Ms Erica McVicker c/o Sue Antinori 238 15th Street Apt. #12 Atlanta Ga.30309.  To view her workout schedule click here.

Alex McElroy is going to college in Ohio on a full wrestling scholarship.

Verily will be honored by LaSalle Street Church with the Bill Leslie Award for Service to the Church and community on July 9, 2000.  Call Scott for presentation details.

Ruby Groebe passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2000

Katie Kneeland was crowned Junior Miss Illinois on Mother's Day for the year 2000.  She excelled over the talents of 150 other gorgeous nominees.  She will attend the Nationals in New York in July. 

It's a Boy for Adrienne and Chris, too

Andrew Nicholas Jackiw

9lbs. 1oz.

20" long

April 29, 2000 at 7:20 a.m.

It's a Boy for Matt and Kim

Matthew Thomas Kneeland

7lbs.10 oz.

20" long

04-22-00 2:00 pm

Katie Kneeland has been cast in a new Mel Gibson Movie "What Women Want".  It will be filmed in Chicago over the Easter Weekend

Gordon Groebe Jr. is coming into Chicago with Melody on April 27 - May 2.  He is staying with Dad.  Call Gordon Sr. for more information.

Lauren Groebe makes the headlines in Water Polo

Alex McElroy has qualified for the State Championship in Wrestling in Ohio

Stacey Groebe has qualified for State Competition in Gymnastics!  Call her to say CongratulationsState competition will be held in Chicago at U of I Circle Campus later this Spring.  More details will follow.

David is directing and producing the Palos Village Players in "Murder by Misadventure".  Showtimes are Fri. February  25, Sat. 26 at 8pm and Sun. 27 at 2pm.;  Also Fri. March 3, Sat. 4 at 8pm.  The playhouse is at Palos Middle School, 131st west of Harlem.

Gaynelle was selected by the National Association of Social Workers as  THE SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR FOR THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.    She is too great!  She will be a speaker at the state convention in Fayetteville in March.

Joshua Edward born to Verily and Scott January 24, 2000.  Congratulations!!


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