In the early years when the first church was built (1871) people would walk to church and many would be there by 9:30. Songs were sung for about 15 minutes until the rest were present for Sunday School.  The enjoyment of singing down through the years became a tradition at Salem.  Many singing groups emerged from this early beginning.  A measure of musical talent was always evident.  

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Sharon Ruhnke & Jennie Manz

Bernice Miller and Ruby Wenino

Bernice Miller and Ruby Wenino

Playing for the 100th anniversary of the Zion Circuit, 1961

Salem choir

Salem choir

Preparing for the 100th anniversary service in 1961 L to R: Bill Manz, Dorothy Miller, Norma Miller, Ruby Krupke, Donald Krupke, Mae Farnum, Carol Heitke, Linda Krupke, Carolyn Reeck, Jennie Manz and Gloria Scheel.

The German Choir 1961

The German Choir 1961

Salem and Ebenezer folks

Men's Chorus Oct 1, 1961

Men's Chorus Oct 1, 1961

Front L to R: Harry Snyder, Jim Heitke, Donald Krupke, Bob Heitke, Warren Reeck, and Les Snyder Back L to R: Bill Manz, Wilfred Schultz, Ed Schmidt, Norman Liestman, Orion Miller, Lawrence Liestman (hidden), Curtis Wegner, and Harvey Miller. Director (right) Rev. Dennis Runhke

German Choir

German Choir

Joint choir from Salem and Ebenezer for the Zion Circuit celebration held in 1961.

Easter Sunrise service

Easter Sunrise service

Pastor Ric Koehn from Grace United Methodist Church organized a sunrise service for those who wanted to celebrate Easter as was done years ago at Salem.

2005 Christmas choir

2005 Christmas choir

Christmas Back: Carolyn Swyter, Vicki Jenniges, Laurie Wegner Front: Carol Heitke, Jean Moe, Jean Liestman

Christmas choir; 2001

2005 Salem Christmas

1987 Men's Chorus

1987 Men's Chorus

1987 Salem Fest Choir

1987 Salem Fest Choir

1987 Salem Fest

1987 Salem Fest

Art Voss and Herbert (Hub) Snyder

Salem Fest Choir 1987

Salem Fest Choir 1987

1987 Salem Fest

1987 Salem Fest

Arnie Knebel, Les Snyder & Myrtle Liestman

Salem Fest 1984

Salem Fest 1984

1984, Orion Miller on Harmonica

Dave Stumo

Dave Stumo

Salem Fest 2012

Bill Schultz

Bill Schultz

Salem Fest

Salem Fest 2013

Salem Fest 2013

Russell Svenningsen

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