Sunday, March 30, 2008

It's one year... no Stimmung Stunde!

On March 31 it will be one year that the Stimmung Stunde is no longer on the air here in Milwaukee. It was a hard decision for Tim at that time, and 17 years of being on the air was hard to walk away from. However, Tim has persued other interests and certainly has not had time on his hands.

He is busy with his two podcast shows: the award-winning Police on the Scene with a Crime Prevention Lean and the Pagaent Cast podcast. He has served as a judge and MC at many beauty pagaents both locally and as far away as Myrtle Beach. Plus, Tim is employed by the local utility here in Milwaukee and is very busy with his "day" job.

On Saturday, I went with Tim to the Miss St. Francis Pagaent and saw why Tim made the decision he did to leave German radio in Milwaukee. He was treated so nice by so many people. They really appreciate what he does for their community.

To the right, is Meghan Lyne who was on the Stimmung Stunde when she was Miss Fox River Valley in May 2006. It was nice to see her again, because for several years Tim had be taking the pictures of the girls during their appearances on the Stimmung Stunde. There were at least 3 other girls at this pagaent that had been on the Stimmung Stunde in the past and it was nice to hear about what they are doing now.

Tim has been kind enough to train me on how to maintain this website and I thank him for being so generous with his time. If you would like to wish Tim well in the future, please sign our guestbook (there is a link button at the top).

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Oliver in Blankenberge Belgium

Thanks to Chantal for this great picture of Oliver Thomas. She printed out the picture I had with Oliver when we saw him in 2005 on the Bodensee. She had Oliver autograph this picture (if you zoom in you can see the signature) and took this picture of him. If you would like to see the video she took of Oliver when Chantal was at his concert in Blankenberge, just click HERE.

Wow, talk about the world is always getting smaller. This is sure a great example of it.
If you would like to hear the interview Oliver Thomas did on the Stimmung Stunde back in 2004, click on these links: part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

We will miss you, Margrit

Today the Milwaukee German Community lost one of its most dedicated voluteers, Margrit Heitmann. She was a director of German Fest for many years, but take a look at this Article written by Andy Wagner.

if you have some information, please send me an e-mail. Here is a link to the write-up in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and below is a copy if you would rather read it here.

Heitmann, Magrit J. (Nee Penshorn) March 13, 2008. Age 78 years. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years. Horst K. Heitmann. Cherished mother of Hans (Amparo), Klaus (Beth) and Roland Heitmann. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Erika, Vanessa and James. Also survived by other relatives and friends in the USA and Germany. Visitation Sat., March 15, at the Funeral Home, from 12 Noon until time of the Funeral Service at 2:00 PM. Private interment Summit Cemetery, Summit, WI. SUMINSKI FAMILY FUNERAL HOME Niemann / Suminski 2486 S. Kinnickinnic 414-744-5156
Published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on 3/14/2008.