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“Awaken Horton: He is Risen” is the upcoming sequel to Horton’s 48-hour weekend of prayer and fasting held last November right before Thanksgiving. Sisters-in-law Libbey Linck and Whitney Linck, excited by the success of the previous prayer weekend, are calling the Horton community to unite …

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel met Monday, March 9 at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. President Betty Robison led all in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the blessing for the meal was given by Dixie Westervelt. A delicious lunch of chili and cinnamon rolls was enjoye…

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The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Saturday, March 7 at Vintage Park, Hiawatha. Hostesses were Glenda Foley and Lucille Pennell. Karen Benson, 2nd Vice-president introduced guest speaker Sarah Ohlson who talked about “Children’s Mental Health” Services …

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Ed and Helen Sourk, of Hiawatha, celebrated 50 years of marriage on March 14, 2020. They were married at St. Augustine Catholic Church, in Fidelity, Kansas.

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Ellen Scott turns 100 years old on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Ellen is from Hiawatha Kansas, and was also a long time resident of Big Lake, Missouri.

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“Awaken Horton: He is Risen” is the upcoming sequel to Horton’s 48-hour weekend of prayer and fasting held last November right before Thanksgiving. Sisters-in-law Libbey Linck and Whitney Linck, excited by the success of the previous prayer weekend, are calling the Horton community to unite …

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Pastor Alvin “Dobie” Weasel, from Omaha, Neb., will be the guest speaker for a one-day revival on Sunday, March 29 at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 120l Central in Horton.

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On March 10, the Sorosis meeting was held at the home of Glenda Foley. Roll Call reflected 15 members present and the minutes were read and approved. The Program Chairman announced the next meeting will be at March 24th. The hostess served “Mile High Pie” for dessert.

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Women of all ages are invited to deepen their faith thru a bible study based on The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs. Beginning March 18, this 8-week study will introduce us to three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus.

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their February meeting Sunday, March 8. They met at the Community Building in Fairview. There were 17 members and 11 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President, Walker Lowdermilk. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner…

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A meeting of P.E.O., Chapter HU was held March 5 in the fellowship hall of The Bethany United Church of Christ. Twenty-four members and one guest were present.

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The late Rance Hixson of Hiawatha held a passionate commitment regarding all the concepts required for membership in Kiwanis International. Fellow members say he was a man of great integrity, honesty, and character. He was well respected in the community and left a strong legacy. Hixson was …

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The Friends of Hospice Volunteers met for Breakfast at the Bread Bowl restaurant in Hiawatha, Kansas, on Tuesday, Feb. 25. This was also the time for the monthly meeting. Those in attendance are: Pat Scott, Charlene Branch, Historian Dixie Westervelt, Alisa Britt, Presidednt Carol Vonderschm…

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Mark and Patti Schmitz, of Hiawatha, Kansas, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary and Patti’s retirement party from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the Fisher Center, 201 East Iowa, Hiawatha.

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The Mt. Zion Rustlers 4-H meeting was called to order by Alison Arment for Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. Ella Olsen and Nola Boswell lead the club in the flag salute and the 4-H pledge. The roll call question was “what do you do in your spare time?’ 19 members answer…

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The Sorosis Club met on Feb. 18 at the Frontier Farm Credit Building. The business meeting was conducted by President, Sharon Mayhew. There were 15 members present.

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Area residents are encouraged to take a moment to lay down their burdens and be refreshed at a special Night of Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1201 Central in Horton.

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Hiawatha Lodge No. 35, A.F. & A.M., Mt. Horeb Chapter No. 43, Royal Arch Masons, Washington Council No. 2, Cryptic Masons, and Hiawatha Commandery No. 13, Knights Templar.

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The Feb. 8 meeting of the Modern Sunflowers 4-H Club was called to order by acting President Landry O’Bryan at 4:30 p.m. Landry led the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge. Roll call was, “What’s your favorite pizza topping?” and was answered by 10 members. There were no January minutes due …

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A former student from Baker School is looking for information to fill in the gaps on a school photo.

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Zion United Methodist Women met at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Vintage Park. President Hazel Steely welcomed six members and two guests. The group recited the UMW Purpose in unison. Hazel offered prayer for the joys and concerns that were shared. The Minutes and treasurer’s report of the January mee…

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Chapter HU PEO met Friday, Feb. 21 at the Frontier Farm Credit building.

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People are invited to take a moment to lay down burdens and be refreshed at a special Night of Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1201 Central in Horton.

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The regular meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. President Lela Middendorf called the meeting to order with 3 members present. Diane Davis provided the Bible Study entitled “On Valentine’s Day… A Real Love Connection” reminding us that there is so much more th…

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The Willis All-Stars 4-H Club members met at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Christian Church in Horton, and made ornaments for residents at Mission Village nursing home. The regular monthly meeting was held at the nursing home immediately following.

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Harvey and Maryellen (Peterson) Neibling celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. They were married on that date in 1948.

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The family of Justin M. Grabhorn would like to send our most sincere appreciation for all the kind words, prayers, food, cards, support and memorials in our time of loss.

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The monthly meeting of the Friends of Hospice Volunteers was Monday, Jan. 27, at the NEK Hospice Office in Hiawatha. Those in attendance were Charlene Branch, Rosemary Schooler, President Carol Vonderschmidt, Historian Dixie Westervelt, Secretary Betty Robison, Pat Scott and Volunteer Coordi…

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The USD 415 Educational Foundation approved a second scholarship opportunity for alumni of Hiawatha High School from the Roy L. Moore & Aleata M. Moore Scholarship Fund. This scholarship helps to fill a financial aid gap for alumni who delay attending vocational programs or college, serv…

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The members of the Willis All-Stars met on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Christian Church in Horton at 4:30 p.m. Cookie trays were made for members to give out to sponsors of the annual golf tournament. The club’s meeting immediately followed.

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Eleven members of the Brown County KARSP unit (Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel) attended the KCPR (Kansas Coalition of Public Retirees) Rally at the State Capitol on Monday, Feb. 3. The purpose of the Rally was to promote a COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) for all Kansas publi…

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their February meeting Sunday, Feb. 9. They met at the Church in Fairview. There were 20 members and 19 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President, Walker Lowdermilk. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner. Roll call w…

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On behalf of the family of Alice Sloan, I would like to thank all who sent Mom birthday wishes, via cards and Facebook posts.

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Application forms for the Edna Mae Schmitt Scholarship are available for the 2020-2021 academic year, reports Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, trustee for the fund. The forms may be obtained from the trust department of the bank or the guidance counselor’s office at Hiawatha High Sch…

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Application forms for the Paul & Daisy Schuneman Scholarship are available for the 2020-2021 academic year, reports Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, trustee for the fund. The forms may be obtained from the trust department of the bank or the guidance counselor’s office at Hiawath…

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Application forms for the Genevieve Strahan Scholarship and the Dale Strahan Scholarship fund are available for the 2020-2021 academic year, reports Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, trustee for the fund. The forms may be obtained from the trust department of the bank or the guidance …

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State University has released the honor rolls for the 2019 fall semester. To qualify for Dean’s Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no grade lower than a B and n…

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Now that the holidays are settling down, the Hiawatha First United Methodist Church Youth Group wants to pamper local residents with a spaghetti dinner and live music on Sunday, Feb. 23.

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Alysun Shamburg, a University of Iowa student from Hiawatha, has been named to the Dean’s List for the recently-completed fall 2019 semester. Shamburg’s major is Cinema in the UI’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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The family of Sidney C. Hargis wishes to thank all for prayers, cards, food, memorials, and kind words and support in our time of loss.

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Pastor Andrew Finch of the First United Methodist Church in Hiawatha, along with the Fun and Fellowship Committee, will be hosting a Chili Cook Off Contest and Fellowship at noon on Sunday, Jan. 26.