Hanover Historical Society hosts 16th annual meeting

Friday, January 18, 2013
The Hanover Historical Society Board of Directors. Seated - Lois Sievert, Lois Radke, Marilyn Hinkeldey, Mardi Letzring, Sandra Kuhn. Standing - Kristin Watts, Mike Radke, Virdene Otto, Dick Schmidt, Arlin Hinkeldey, Max Tabor, Gene Suhr, and Vernon Winterhof. Missing are Tom Letzring and Delores Clymens. /Lorri Glawe

"It has been a very good year," said Hanover Historical Society President Vernon Winterhof at the 16th annual meeting held Jan. 13.

Treasurer Mardi Letzring shared with the group the income and the expenses for the year.

The beginning balance for 2012 was $8,647.80 and the ending balance was $13,472.

This is very good news for the society which will allow them to continue restoration projects and pay for essentials such as insurance, fuel and water.

The annual ice cream social was well-attended and had a profit of $2,483.

Hanover was on the RAGBRAI route and hundreds of riders stopped to eat (and look). It was a great deal of work but well worth it, showing an approximate profit of $7,100. Other sources of income came from the annual tractor ride ($677), memorials ($600), grants ($2,000)and membership ($5,383). The year of 2012 had 95 members.

Progress continues on the second house; the work is extensive but the group is very dedicated.

Hanover has its own facebook page and Kristin Watts updates it on a regular basis.

The annual tractor ride had 44 riders this year. Virdene Otto takes care of this event. Those who participate in the tractor rides always seem to enjoy it.

This year's festival will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25.

The election of officers for the coming year will be done at board meeting later this month. Current officers are Vernon Winterhof, president; Arlin Hinkeldey, vice-president; Sandra Kuhn, secretary; and Mardi Letzring, treasurer.