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New solar panels at New Dosey Township Town Hall added October 2011

Little Library for Cloverton
Weekenders Carole and Ron Hessler built this adorable Little Library for Cloverton. People can leave a book, then take a book to read.


January 2008 Deloris Schirmer

January 2008 Featured Resident

Deloris Schirmer lives in a beautiful home she had built on Squib Creek Drive in the summer of 1998. After the death of her beloved husband Norm in 1992, she had to decide between staying in her home in Roseville or building her dream home alone up here in New Dosey Township. She opted for the woods, country roads, and quiet living to be offered here.

Deloris was born on a farm near Groton, South Dakota, in 1931, and lived there until she was 14 years old and her parents bought a different farm near Westport, SD. She graduated from high school in Westport, then worked for several years in Aberdeen as a waitress and fry cook at a truck stop. It was there that she met the trucker who would become her husband and the love of her life. They were married in 1958 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa.

It was during her thirty-year tenure as a school bus driver in the Cities, that she and Norm decided to look for land up North. She was intrigued by an ad that John Regenold had for “forty acres of sugar maples”, so they made that purchase, then eventually bought 40 more acres.

Aside from hunting and fishing, which Deloris thoroughly enjoyed for any years, her main interest has been the raising, training and showing of her Chesapeake dogs. She has shown her dogs as far away as Sault St. Marie, Michigan, and many other sites in the U.S. and Canada. She has retired from dog shows now also, but still has one dog, Little Bit, living with her. Doloris is also an oil painter and likes to spend some of her long, winter days at her easel painting her specialty of outdoor scenery.

Deloris has three sons- Mike, who lives in Brandon, SD, Del, who lives in Roseville, and Don, who is now an official resident of Cloverton.

Deloris is a member of the New Dosey Board of Adjustment and the Seven County Senior Federation.

Those of us who know her appreciate her feistiness, her candor, and her kindness.


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