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.


The rural country setting of the Zion United Methodist Church, rural Robinson, Kansas, was the location for the exchange of wedding vows between Laura Rush, of Highland, Kansas, and Alex Lierz, of Holton, Kansas. Their parents are Roger and Joyce Rush, of Highland, and Max and Evonda Lierz, …

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.


Wes and Elizabeth Howard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the Fisher Center, 201 E. Iowa, Hiawatha, Kansas, from 5 to 8 p.m. They were married on July 24, 1971, at Whiting, Kansas.

Jim and Barb Larson of Hiawatha will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 6, 2021. They were united in marriage on July 6, 1971, in Miami, Oklahoma.

Card of Thanks

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The family of John Marxen, Sr. would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for all of the prayers, cards, meals, donations and flowers in John’s memory. The kindness shown to our family during this difficult time is greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.


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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.



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…