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The Willis All-Stars 4-H Club had their monthly meeting on June 9 at the Horton Pool. Karson Linck led the pledge and roll call was name your favorite 4-H project. Our leader told us about different day camps being offered by the extension office, they include: arts and crafts, photography a…

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Washburn University congratulates more than 850 students who were named to the spring 2019 Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled in 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 3.4 to 3.99.

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Northeast Kansas Lutheran Church Partnership will have a joint service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 30. The service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairview. A potluck dinner will follow at the Fairview Community Building.

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Jamie Carwell, of White Cloud, was elected as the 152nd Grand Commander of the Knights Templar of Kansas at the Annual Session of the York Rite Masons of Kansas in Emporia on May 1, 2019.

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The Mount Zion Rustlers Club met on Dec. 9 at The North Pines to begin Christmas Caroling. After singing for this group they continued on to Maple Grove, where they walked the halls singing a variety of Christmas tunes.

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The Hazel T. Nelson Scholarship Fund awarded $13,500 in grants to 12 graduates of Hiawatha High School attending college and graduate school in the upcoming academic year, according to Citizens State Bank and Trust Company, which administers the fund. Mrs. Nelson, a resident of Hiawatha, pas…

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The regular monthly meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. President Lela Middendorf called the meeting to order with five members present.

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Washburn University congratulates more than 850 students who were named to the spring 2019 Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled in 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 3.4 to 3.99.

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In a recent report on the Hiawatha High School Class of 1954’s celebration of their 65th reunion, the name of an attendee had been left out of the article and off the caption for the picture.

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Mark and Marcia Knudson, rural Hiawatha, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Meredith Christine Knudson to Matthew Mark Mueller, son of Mark and Lori Mueller, rural Hiawatha.

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All women are invited to 30 Days of Prayer for Spiritual Stamina, a devotional guide by Melissa Spoelstra that uses Scriptures and truths to build your prayer muscle.

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their June meeting Sunday, June 9. We met at the Community Building in Fairview. There were 13 members and 12 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President, Hunter Lowdermilk. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner. Roll …

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The May 16, 2019 Brown County Genealogical Society meeting was opened by President Nancy Prawl, with 11 members and guests present.

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Levi Ferris graduated Friday, June 7 from the (MCRD) Marine Corps Recruiting Depot basic training at San Diego, Calif.

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The Gray Lady Volunteer quarterly luncheon was held May 23, in the hospital conference room. Hostesses were Linda Holt and Cora Lee Rahe, who had decorated the tables for spring including May basket favors. Chairman Janice Elliott thanked the hostesses and offered prayer before we ate box lu…

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Zion United Methodist Women met at Vintage Park for the May 16 meeting at 2 p.m. Hazel Steely, president, welcomed those in attendance. She read a prayer from the Prayer Calendar and also an enjoyable story about Jake. All repeated the UMW Purpose. Joys and concerns were given with Hazel lea…

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The Hiawatha Music Club met May 30 at the Powhattan United Methodist Church with Nita Zeit and Carla Wenger as hostesses. President Laura Thacker conducted a short business meeting.

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Travis and Laura (Sommers) Snyder of Manhattan, Kansas, welcomed a son, Declan Hayes Snyder, on March 17, 2019. He was born at 8:27 a.m., weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.

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Thank you to all of my neighbors, friends and family for taking such good care of me with cards, calls, flowers and food but most of all prayers since my stroke in March and the subsequent heart surgery.

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Mariah Huneke of Sabetha, was among 258 Concordia University, Nebraska students to receive honors for the spring 2019 semester.

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The monthly meeting of the Modern Sunflowers 4-H group was Sunday, May 5 at the Powhattan Methodist Church. Acting President Carolyn Schuetz called the meeting to order. Anna Selland led us in the pledge of alliance and 4-H pledge. Roll call was answered by “ a good roll call for next year.”…

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The Hiawatha High School Class of 1949 held its 70th reunion on May 25 at the Eternal Hope Family Life Center at noon. Theme for the day quickly became apparent as “Overall Day,” re-living an event that happened during our senior year.

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American Heritage Girls Troop KS2315 celebrated their End of Year Court of Awards earlier this month. The girls earned 23 badges and 63 patches this year and participated in two service projects. Girls earning honors included Evanny Crawley, Alexis Crawley, Millie Stoller, Liesl Gigstad, Lei…

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The monthly meeting of the Willis All-stars 4-H club was May 5. The meeting was called to order at 2 p.m. at the Mission Lake County Club in Horton by President Jaden Speer. The Flag salute and 4-H pledge was led by Tiffin Lanter. Roll call was answered by “Where are you planning to visit th…

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Willis Rural High School Alumni Association hosted their 99th Annual Alumni Banquet Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Everest Middle School in Everest. The banquet was served by Sunshine Crismas of Wetmore. Officers are President Dr. Owen L. Modeland, 1946; Secretary Richard K. Brook, 1958; Treasurer …

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The descendants of Clarence and Helene Gold Schuetz will hold their 17th biennial reunion at noon on Sunday, June 23 in the Fisher Center, 201 East Iowa St, Hiawatha, Kansas, with a Pot Luck Lunch. Larry & Mary Adcock’s children will host the event. The children of Clarence & Helene …

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The Paul and Daisy Schuneman Scholarship Fund awarded $15,000 in grants to 10 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. and Mrs. Schuneman established…

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Kinsey Boller, senior at Horton High School, has received the Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education Award, sponsored by United School Administrators of Kansas.

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Genevieve Strahan established a scholarship trust at Citizens State Bank & Trust Company in 1999. Now in its 21st year, the Trust has paid out over $36,350 to 44 graduates of Hiawatha High School.

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel (BCARSP) met on Monday, May 13, at the First Baptist Church in Hiawatha. Two guests and 18 members enjoyed the meal that was catered by The Bibber Catering from Hiawatha. Betty Robison provided dessert for the meal, Janice Elliott supp…

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Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, Trustee for the H.O. Middlebrook Scholarship Trust, has announced the 2019 award recipients.

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The monthly meeting of the Willis All-Stars 4-H club was May 5. The meeting was called to order at the Mission Lake County Club at 2 p.m. in Horton, by President Jaden Speer. The Flag salute and 4-H pledge was led by Tiffin Lanter. Roll call was answered by “Where are you planning to visit t…