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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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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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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The family of Helen Hoemann would like to express their thanks to all who sent condolences in the way of memorials, flowers, cards, phone calls, visits, and most of all the prayers.


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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



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…