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Walhalla loses one their most iconic people

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Posted on 9/2/14

By Jake Kulland

We start this week passing on the sad news that George Kopf passed away recently.  He will be missed in Walhalla and in most of Cavalier and Pembina counties.  George was  the biggest Walhalla then North Border Eagles fan that we have ever met.  Whenever we broadcast an Eagles basketball game,  pretty much no matter where it was, there was George and his wife Bernadine sitting in their usual spots, straight across from the scorers table at center court in the first or second row.  Golf was a love of his as well, and as longtime president, there was never a bigger promoter of the Walhalla Country Club (He always liked to tease me good naturedly that Walhalla’s course was superior to Langdon’s, all in good fun). I think good natured is probably the best compliment I can give George.  It will be very strange not seeing him at the gym this winter.  From everyone at the Republican, we give our sincere condolences to his family.

It’s Homecoming week (yes, you read that correctly)

In a strange but true story, Langdon-Munich will have their homecoming football game Sept. 5 against May-Port-C-G.  Yes, we know it’s only their second game of the year, but their was only one other date to put the game on, and their were many conflicts with that, so next week Homecoming shall be.  You can find a full list of activities in this weeks Republican, along with the Homecoming royalty.  And be aware that the Homecoming parade will be Sept. 2 at 7:00pm, which will lead in the king and queen coronation ceremony.

Lady Cards Volleyball gets underway this week

We will leave you by reminding folks that the Langdon-Munich Cardinals volleyball team will get into action this week.  Rich Olson’s squad will play at Thompson Sept. 4, then compete in an invitational tournament at Northern Cass Sept. 6.  Their first home match is against Cavalier Sept. 9.  As usual the Cards are hoping for big things this year, and we wish them the best of luck in their first week of competition.

“See ya!”  next week!