The parents of Britney Ann Huppert and Levi James Lehmkuhl are pleased to announce the engagement and wedding of their children. The couple will be married on Aug. 11, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Dawson, Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. George Bauer, of Hiawatha, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Bradley George Bauer, to Morgan Ray Kent, daughter of Wayne and Marti Kent, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Christal Leigh Hannigan and Joshua Levi Coufal were married at 5 p.m. Oct.7, 2017, in an outdoor ceremony overlooking the lake at the Topeka Zoological Park. A candlelit dinner reception followed.

On July 8, 2017, the rural country setting of the Zion United Methodist Church, rural Robinson, Kansas, was the location for the exchange of wedding vows by Katherine Rush, of Highland, Kansas, and Keith Edmonds, of Easton, Kansas.

Sarah Ann Ronnebaum and Michael Joseph Bannister were united in marriage on July 1, 2017, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, in Axtell, Kansas. Father Barry Clayton officiated the ceremony.


Charlene Vogel married Eldon Hansen on Oct. 11, 1953. They have lived in Horton, Kansas, all of their married life, and had the hardware, TV and Appliances Store for sales and service, for over 45 years.

Herb and Sandy Kooser, of Hiawatha, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 27, 1968, at the First United Methodist Church, in Wamego, Kansas. Both are former residents of Wamego.

Although their actual 70th wedding anniversary date was June 12, for Deane and Emily Thorson, of rural Horton, Kansas, the observance with family was held Saturday, July 7, at Country Cabin lower level, when family members from New Orleans, Louisiana, and San Francisco, California, could joi…


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Robert and Jennifer Gantt, of Hope Mills, North Carolina, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Vivian Gantt. She was born Oct. 14, at Woman Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

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Ryan and Cassie Smith are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jory Ryan Smith.

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Chad and Jaclyn Schultz, of Ozawkie, Kansas, are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Bristol Mae Schultz.


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This year on Nov.13, Lawrence Thonen turned 90! The event was celebrated with his family, good food and even better conversation. In honor of his special day we are inviting you to send birthday wishes his way: 609 Cheyenne Avenue, Hiawatha, KS 66434. He would enjoy hearing from you.

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Mrs. Donna Trost is turning 90 years old Oct. 7, 2018. Donna was the librarian at the Hiawatha High School for 15 years, 1973 to 1988, and at Highland High School from 1971 to 1973.


The descendants of Richard and Mary Kesler King held their 65th reunion at the Community Building in Whiting on July 7, 2018. Hosts were the families of Fred and Flora King, fifth child of Richard and Mary King. Helen (King) Edwards welcomed everyone in attendance and thanked them for coming…

The 78th Annual Ruhnke Reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 18 in the fellowship hall of Christ Lutheran Church at Wathena.

Card of Thanks

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Our hearts are full of gratitude to our family members, friends and neighbors for all the acts of kindness and sympathy: food, flowers, donations, cards, visits and kind words spoken to our family regarding the passing of our husband, dad and grandpa, Charles Branch.

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Our family would like to thank all of you for the outpouring of cards, gifts and memorials in memory of Marvin. Thank you for your presence, thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.