Bubbert-Knutz nuptials

Herman Bubbert marries Wilcia KnutzThis announcement appeared in The Newton Kansan and the Hutchinson News in 1961, and apparently drew reporters to campus once the announcement had been revealed as a fake.

Herman Bubbert married Wilcia Knutz (a 1962 home economics graduate). They later had two children, Theoophilis Ulysses “Bruce” Bubbert and Sheila Ulalia Bubbert.

The real brains

This e-mail came to Dale Schrag in September 2007:

I have managed to figure out my husband’s e-mail contraption and I am thrilled to finally write a letter to you. It seems that in past years, my husband has gotten quite a bit of attention throughout Bethel’s history. What most everyone doesn’t realize is that I am usually the brains behind Herman’s operations. Who am I, you ask? Why Mrs. Herman Bubbert of course! I wanted to let you know that girls play just as hard as the boys of my family and it is I who is behind this morning’s delightful artwork in front of the Ad Building.  For those who are involved in administration, I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and encourage you to alert me at the very first opportunity if my glorious masterpiece is causing any mishaps. The artwork shall be removed within the next twenty-four hours.

I am thrilled as this is my first attempt at a public display. I encourage each and every one of you to take a moment to stop and admire my work — it’s here for a limited time only!

Love in Christ,
MRS Herman Bubbert

One final Easter gift

From: Herman Bubbert
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 2:31 PM
To: Schrag, Dale
Subject: One final easter gift

Dear Dale,

I realized today that I may have burdened you with an excess of easter eggs. I would be happy to dispose of them if you have not done so yourself. Before you leave the office on Tuesday, put the eggs outside the door where I left you the easter basket. By Wednesday morning, they will be out of your way. Thank you for collecting eggs; I hope your basket was overflowing with generosity.


Happy Easter!

From: Herman Bubbert
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 3:18 AM
To: Schrag, Dale; Bartel, Barry C.; Goerzen, Les; Born, Brad
Subject: Happy Easter!

Dear Dale, Barry, or Brad,

Please forward this to the Bethel College students, faculty, and staff.

Easter is here! I, for one, am extremely excited about Easter this year. I have, however, noticed a surprisingly low amount of enthusiasm from the Bethel College student body. I think, perhaps, their day to day studies have dulled the passion and excitement that should accompany the coming of Easter. Wilcia (who is feeling much better now, thank you) and I decided to rectify this situation. What better way to revive the excitement of Easter than a good ol’ fashion Easter egg hunt?

We have hidden hundreds of eggs all around campus for your hunting enjoyment. There are also three, well hidden, golden eggs. Should you find one of these golden eggs, you will receive a special prize from Barry Bartel (upon presenting the golden egg). We also would like to request that the special instructions contained in certain eggs be followed. I’ve pulled out all the stops on this one so look EVERYWHERE!

Your pal,