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.

Whitney Korthanke, of Hiawatha, Kansas, and Eric Lott, of Horton, Kansas, are celebrating their engagement.

Laura Rush and Alex Lierz happily announce their engagement.


Jennifer Nicole McNary and Joel Tyler Kruse were united in marriage in a nuptial mass ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at St. John’s Church on the campus of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Lorn Snow of Omaha.


Eddie and Pat (Albee) Jones celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on Feb. 1, 2021, with a small group of friends and family. They were married on Feb. 1, 1948, in Hiawatha.

Roger Spellmeier and Beverly Jean (Tracy) Spellmeier were married on December 27, 1970, at the Sabetha Baptist Church. They honeymooned in New Orleans.

Card of Thanks

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Many thanks for the cards, gifts, phone calls I received on my 95th birthday. I appreciated all of them. They made my day extra special.

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The family of Martha Bearce deeply appreciate the Memorials, flowers, gifts, and cards sent in expression of sympathy of Mom’s death.


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Clint and Leah Merkel became the parents of a baby boy, Blake Michael, on July 3, weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces.

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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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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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Happy 3rd birthday, Miss Juno Eliza Raye Bindel!


Our lives have all been impacted by the Coronavirus this year. We are assessing these changes that have fragmented our lives and are making decisions to help us all proceed into an encouraging future. Because of Covid-19 and for the safety of our communities, the reunion for the Class of 197…