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Genevieve Strahan established a scholarship trust at Citizens State Bank & Trust Company in 1999. Now in its 24th year, the Trust has paid out over $44,350.00 to 51 graduates of Hiawatha High School.

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The Paul & Daisy Schuneman Scholarship Fund awarded $23,400.00 in grants to 39 graduates of Hiawatha High School attending college and trade school in the upcoming academic year, according to Citizens State Bank and Trust Company, which administers the fund. Mr. & Mrs. Schuneman esta…

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Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, Trustee for the Edna Mae Schmitt Scholarship, announced the 2022 awards recently. The Scholarships are renewable for three additional years without reapplying. Edna Mae Schmitt created the trust to benefit graduates of USD #415 and USD #430 with prefe…

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Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, Trustee for the H.O. Middlebrook Scholarship Trust, has announced the 2022 award recipients. The Middlebrook Scholarship was created by H.O. and Helen Middlebrook in memory of their son, James Holmes Middlebrook, who died in infancy. Distributions beg…

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The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International meet May 6 at the Horton City Library. Present were Betty Gleason, Atchison; Glenda Torkelson, Carol Bunning, Horton; Ardis Huston, Lucille Pennel, Ruth Randall, Hiawatha; Carol Bishop, Axtell; Joyce Fee, Morrill; Barb Chadwe…

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Twenty members of the Brown County, Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met Monday, May 9 at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. Lunch was catered by Rachel Bruning of The Bake Shop in Everest. President Betty Robison welcomed all members and thanked Rosemary Schooler for table deco…

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When assembling a windmill wheel, it’s advisable to weigh off the individual sections, as the weight of the individual blade sections can vary by more than two pounds. Weighing them, and then carefully positioning the blade sections opposite each other based on weight helps the assembled whe…

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MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta of Kansas, has inducted new members to the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

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Everybody is concerned about details in various aspects of life. I like overseeing the details of my life to make sure I'm going in the right direction.

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Eternal Hope Worship Center is celebrating 10 years of sharing God with the community and have a special event set for Sunday to commemorate the milestone.

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The Gladhart Family invites you to Kirkwood & Co in Highland, Kansas (401 Main St. Highland KS 66035) from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, for a casual, come and go get together to celebrate John Gladhart’s 80th Birthday.

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In getting older, I have discovered, I pay a little more attention to my dietary habits. Or, maybe I should say, The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage pays more attention to my dietary habits.

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“Will spring EVER get here?” Is it just me or does it seem like spring is taking forever to get here? Or is it me…because Spring is so very evident, if I only open my eyes and ears. The newness of spring is everywhere. May is a time of endings and of beginnings. School ends, summer vacation …

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The regularly monthly meeting of the Modern Sunflowers 4-H Club was held on Sunday, April 10 at the Powhattan United Methodist Church following our foods project meeting and taco dinner. President Carolyn Schuetz called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge were led b…

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I must admit that communication is an essential part of my life today. The longer I live, the more sophisticated those communications become, and it’s challenging to me.

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In Galatians chapter five, Paul encourages us to “walk in the Spirit” and in his epistle he talks about the “works of the flesh” and the “fruit of the Spirit.”

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Millions of Americans will gather in thousands of locations across our nation on Thursday, May 5 to pray for national, state and local leaders and for our nation in general as the 70th annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) takes place.

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The April 21, 2022 Brown County Genealogical Society meeting was opened by President Ray Thieme, with 9 members and guests present.

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The monthly meeting of the Willis All-Stars 4-H club was March 13. The meeting was called to order at the Christian Church at 6:30 p.m. in Horton, by president Clarissa Jamvold.

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The Willis All Stars April meeting was held April 10 at the St. Leo’s church. The pledge was led by Strider Christian. Role call was name a president, 27 members present. The club sang take me Out to the Ball game for a song. The May meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the country club. July 7…

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It is the subtlest of traps: to worship the path to God, instead of God. The Pharisees and Sadducees fell into this trap when Jesus showed them that God’s love for people and creation couldn’t be contained in their laws, their rituals, their money, and their public statements: not even in th…

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GREENVILLE, SC - Jenna Larson, a senior pursuing a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University, was hired before graduation as a elementary teacher at Horton Elementary School in Horton, Kansas. Larson is a resident of Everest.

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Col. Bill Vonderschmidt, commander of the American Legion Post 66, presented an award to Hiawatha High School FFA chapter leaders at their banquet Thursday, April 14. Pictured, he is presenting an award to President Sidney Johansen and Vice President Allison Arment with a Certificate of Appr…

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Application forms for the Hazel Nelson Scholarship fund are available for the 2022-2023 academic year, reports Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, trustee for the fund. The forms may be obtained from the Trust Department of the bank.

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We are writing you today to share the success of the First Annual Brown County Rabbit show, sponsored by the Brown County 4H Rabbit Club. It was held in Horton, at the Blue Building, Feb. 5. People came from far and wide to attend. We had entries from 9 different counties to show their rabbi…

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The regularly monthly meeting of the Modern Sunflowers 4-H Club was held on Saturday, March 5 at Hiawatha High School following County Club Day. President Carolyn Schuetz called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge were led by Jackson Heiniger. Roll call was answered…

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I like to have an organized life. I must confess that my idea of organization is not The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage’s idea. We may share many things, but not planning and organization.

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The 106th annual Powhattan High School Alumni Banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at the Kickapoo Nation School in Powhattan. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

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The Hiawatha Music Club met on Feb. 15, 2022 at Bethany United Church of Christ. President Jean Brintnall called the meeting to order. Roll call was taken with 9 active and 7 honorary members in attendance. The minutes from the November meeting were read by Secretary Belinda Estes and approv…

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Early Christians in Mesopotamia dyed eggs in the period after Easter. The practice was adopted by the Orthodox Churches, and from there it spread into Western Europe. Eggs represent new life and rebirth, and it’s thought that this ancient custom was absorbed into Easter celebrations.

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The Fairview Willing Workers monthly meeting was held on March 13, 2022 at the Fairview Community Building. President Jake Reiger called the meeting to order, Huck Lowdermilk led the club by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge. Secretary Annika Reschke took roll call by aski…

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A Hiawatha, Kansas, couple with years of medical experience is offering Botox cosmetic services through their business, Williams Therapeutics.

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The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Saturday, April 2 at the Seneca Library. Hostesses were Carol Bishop and Mary Jane Fleming. President Betty Gleason introduced Jan Thomas from Lincoln, Nebraska who presented the program entitled “Little Free Pantries.…

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When growing up, spankings were normal. And, for someone like me, those spankings were quite regular. Today my father would be arrested for all the spankings he gave me while I was growing up. At that time, something was wrong if you didn’t get a spanking.

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Anybody that really knows me, knows that I love sports. I love watching them, coaching them, and if my body can hold up, I love playing them.

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Lent is a 40-day period from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. It is a time of preparation, just as Jesus prepared himself for his ministry by fasting for 40 days. I’m not as good as Jesus so I don’t attempt to fast 40 days, but I do observe several 24 hour fasts during Lent. Even though I lov…

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Missouri Western State University conferred a total of 371 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates during the Summer and Fall semesters, 2021. Graduates came from 19 states and three foreign countries.

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The American Legion Boys State of Kansas has announced that registration for its 2022 session will continue through the end of May, pending space availability. The 84th edition of the program is scheduled to be held Sunday, June 5, through Saturday, June 11, at Kansas State University in Manhattan.