Congrats to Niki and Andy Rhoads!

  Congratulations to our cousin, Niki Rhoads, and her husband, Andy, on bringing into the world Colton, our newest family member and invitee to the Schmidt Family Reunion! Colton Rhoads is the son of Nicole Rhoads, grandson of Cheryl Beane, great grandson of Donald Schmidt, 2xgreat grandson of Fred Schmidt, 3xgreat grandson of Henry Schmidt […]

Andy Milam, Grotto PR Director, to Tell Grotto’s Story at the Reunion

You’re driving along a mundane highway through rural Iowa when–seemingly in the middle of nowhere–you see what looks like a city-block-sized castle made entirely of precious stones, petrifications, and fossils. You’ve just discovered the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend. This $4.3 million structure was constructed with the help of members of our own […]