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When McKinley Hennigan was 8 years old, she wondered what she could do with money earned from a lemonade stand.

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LAWRENCE — The names of 918 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer have been announced by the University Registrar.

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There will be high school sports in the state of Kansas in December, according to a vote by the Kansas High School Activities Association Board of Directors Tuesday afternoon.

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“Tis old yet ever new,” begins the refrain of a hymn about the history of salvation by William A. Williams. “Tis old yet ever new” also sums up the American feast of Thanksgiving which we will be celebrating this coming week. In origin almost four centuries old, it is the story of families c…

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The family of Eva M. Libel would like to thank the community for all of the acts of kindness you’ve shown. We appreciate it so much! Bill Libel, Charles Libel, Pat Libel and family, Elizabeth Bauerle and familiy, Allan Libel and family, Laura Hover and family, Danny Libel and family

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The Kansas high school football state title picture is starting to form clearly over past few weeks, and a few local teams are left on the state radar.

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Executive Board unanimously approved a proposal Wednesday that would delay Winter Activity competitions to Jan. 15. The proposal will be voted on Tuesday in the special Board of Director Meeting.

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Quite frankly, I am not sure where to start. The most important message I want you to take away from this letter is to understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. I do appreciate the leadership of the Brown County commissioners and the City of Hiawatha Commission to implement a mask…

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After 42 years of leading Benedictine College football, legendary coach Larry Wilcox announced Tuesday to his team and his coaching staff that he will be retiring at the end of the 2020 football season.

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Thanksgiving is less than a week away which means we all have been probably thinking about the things of which we are thankful.

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K-State Research and Extension and the Meadowlark Extension District is hosting their third online board leadership session min-series Dec. 7. Designed to provide basic training for members of community-based boards, the series was redesigned in 2019 and will now be offered in blocks of rela…

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel met Monday, Nov. 9 at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. Twenty members and two guests were present to enjoy a delicious turkey dinner prepared by The Bake Shop of Everest.

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The annual Sabetha Veterans Day buffet breakfast will be held at the Buzz Café in Sabetha, beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, for those who feel comfortable in a large group.

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Lawrence Thonen of Hiawatha will be celebrating his 92nd birthday on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. He was born at home in Powhattan, Kansas, Nov. 13, 1928, to Jacob and Rosa Wenger.

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Kirsten Smith, reporter for the Willis All-Stars 4-H club, wants to tell you about the meeting we had on Sunday, Oct. 11. President Kaden Smith called the meeting to order at the Smith barn in rural Hiawatha. Berkleigh Torkelson led the pledge. Acting secretary Jaden Speer called roll which …

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If you notice some new signs posted in Hiawatha and Robinson with a simple “positive” message, it is a project done as a joint effort by the Robinson Lions Club and the Hiawatha Lions Club.

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The United Methodist Women of the Hiawatha First United Methodist Church announce that their annual soup and bazaar day traditionally held on the first Wednesday in November has been canceled due to Covid-19.

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The annual Sabetha Veterans Day buffet breakfast will be held at the Buzz Café in Sabetha, beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, for those who feel comfortable in a large group.

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Commodities for North Brown County will be distributed from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Eternal Hope Family Life Center, 424 Oregon St., in Hiawatha.

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The Kansas Hospital Association has announced the launch of the Kansas Loves Healthcare initiative, recognizing the dedicated health care professionals across the state of Kansas and honoring the selfless work they do. The program offers four ways to show appreciation for health care workers…

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Scouts from Hiawatha troop 313 B and G assisted the Kiwanis Club in putting flags out on Oregon St. on Labor Day morning and taking them down in the evening.

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“Awaken Horton: Pray with the Full Armor of God” is the third in a sequence of 48-hour weekends of prayer and fasting to intercede for the community and nation.

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The September meeting of the Mt. Zion Rustlers’ 4-H Club was called to order at 6 pm on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Carwell Building by president Allison Arment. Nola Boswell and Lane Kesler led the club in the flag salute and the 4-H pledge. 18 members answered the roll call question “What’s yo…

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their October meeting Sunday, Oct. 11. They met at Lanter’s House. There were 18 members and 10 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by acting President, Jake Reiger. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner. Roll call was answ…

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Thank you for helping us celebrate our 70th year of marriage. We have enjoyed the cards and calls from so many friends, neighbors and family that bring us joy everyday as they continue to arrive. Thanks for remembering us.

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Thanks to everyone for reaching out to me on my recent 90th birthday with phone calls, messages, cards and well wishes. I appreciate all of you.

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The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1201 Central in Horton, will celebrate its 43rd church anniversary and Pastor Tom and Viki Stone’s 43rd year of ministry on Sunday, October 11.

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Happy 3rd birthday, Miss Juno Eliza Raye Bindel!

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Horton and Hiawatha will be among thousands of cities across the United States and Canada to stand up for the unborn on Sunday, Oct. 4 by forming a Life Chain — a prayerful, peaceful, non-political show of support for those who have no voice.

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Michael and Brenda McNary of Meriden, Kansas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole, to Joel Tyler Kruse. He is the son of Kevin and Lori Kruse, of West Des Moines, Iowa.

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel (BCARSP) met on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. President Betty Robison welcomed the group and led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. The blessing for the meal and meeting was given by Gil Bunning. Approxima…

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The Willis All-Stars held the monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Horton Christian Church. Roll call of “What is your favorite thing about school?” was answered by 16 members, there were also two leaders and 9 guests present. Chloe Rice led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Willis All-Stars 4-H Club members met at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Hickory Point in Horton. Meeting was the first held in months due to Covid 19 community health concerns.

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When you look into the mirror, what do you see? How do you feel about yourself? Do you have a good self-image or a bad one? How about your self-esteem? How you see yourself will have an impact on your life in Christ; if you don’t like who you are for any reason you will not believe for anyth…

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We would like to thank all who remembered our 60th wedding anniversary. The flowers, gifts and many, many cards were deeply appreciated. We will never forget your kindness on our special day. God’s blessings to each of you.

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The regular meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. President Lela Middendorf called the meeting to order with 6 members present.

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their September meeting Sunday, Sept. 13. They met at the Fairview Park. There were 19 members and 17 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by acting President, Jake Reiger. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner. Roll call wa…

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The Mt. Zion Rustlers 4-H Club was called to order by Allison Arment at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 at the Carwell Building. Quinn Leahy and Nola Boswell lead the club in the flag salute and 4-H pledge. The roll call question was “what is your favorite outdoor activity”? Eighteen members an…

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Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. To the family and many friends of the late Leo Kruse, we wish to extend our sincere thanks for your many kindnesses, and for the condolences and support that we have received.

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Rodney and Judy Woodruff will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22, 2020. They were married on Sept. 22, 1960, at White Cloud Christian Church by Rev. Sam Twombley.