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.


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.

Please join us in celebrating the 60th wedding anniversary of Roy and Janice Elliott on Sept. 11, 2020. Roy and Janice (Stoldt) Elliott were married in Sabetha, Kansas, on Sept. 11, 1960.

Hillis and MaryBeth Bowen will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2020. Hillis, the son of Phil and Edna Bowen, and MaryBeth, the daughter of Ben and Mildred Nottingham, were married in Hiawatha, Kansas, at the First Baptist Church on Sept. 3, 1950.

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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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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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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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Ben and Amanda Walker and family, Sara, Killian and Rayla, of Hiawatha, welcomed their daughter, Clara Ruth Walker, on Dec. 24, 2018. She was born at 10:08 a.m. weighing 6 pounds and


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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…