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The Willis All-Stars 4-H Club members met at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Christian Church in Horton, and made ornaments for residents at Mission Village nursing home. The regular monthly meeting was held at the nursing home immediately following.

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The monthly meeting of the Friends of Hospice Volunteers was Monday, Jan. 27, at the NEK Hospice Office in Hiawatha. Those in attendance were Charlene Branch, Rosemary Schooler, President Carol Vonderschmidt, Historian Dixie Westervelt, Secretary Betty Robison, Pat Scott and Volunteer Coordi…

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The members of the Willis All-Stars met on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Christian Church in Horton at 4:30 p.m. Cookie trays were made for members to give out to sponsors of the annual golf tournament. The club’s meeting immediately followed.

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Eleven members of the Brown County KARSP unit (Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel) attended the KCPR (Kansas Coalition of Public Retirees) Rally at the State Capitol on Monday, Feb. 3. The purpose of the Rally was to promote a COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) for all Kansas publi…

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their February meeting Sunday, Feb. 9. They met at the Church in Fairview. There were 20 members and 19 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President, Walker Lowdermilk. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner. Roll call w…

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Zion United Methodist Women met at 2 p.m. on Jan. 2 at Vintage Park. President Hazel Steely welcomed six members and two guests. The group recited the UMW Purpose in unison. Pastor Darlene Sheffer offered prayer for the joys and concerns that were shared. The minutes and treasurer report of …

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their January meeting Sunday, Jan. 19. They met at the Falls City Bowling Alley. There were 16 members and 14 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President, Walker Lowdermilk. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner. Roll …

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Hiawatha Music Club held its monthly meeting on Jan. 14 at the Bethany United Church of Christ. “Ringing in 2020” was the theme for the evening’s musical numbers. Nita Zeit was the coordinator for the program.

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Dec. 10 meeting of Sorosis met at the home of Marilyn Sommers with Connie Bent and members of the Social Committee assisting as hostesses. Following opening comments by President Sharon Mayhew, the minutes were read, attendance was taken with 16 members present, the treasurer’s report, and C…

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The December meeting of the Modern Sunflowers 4-H Club was called to order at 5 p.m. on Dec. 8 by President Carolyn Schuetz. Flag salute and 4-H pledge led by Boomer Ross. There were 16 members answering roll call, “Who’s your favorite teacher?”

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Hiawatha Music Club met Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Powhattan United Methodist Church with Cindy Barnes, Carla Wenger and Nita Zeit serving as hostesses for the evening. President Val Tollefson conducted the business meeting before turning the program over to Kim Nolte, program coordinator for t…

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The regular meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. President Lela Middendorf called the meeting to order with four members present. Lela opened the meeting with devotions entitled “Sweet Season.”

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Hiawatha American Legion Post 66 has for years gathered and transported items to the Veterans Hospital located in Leavenworth.

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The Mount Zion Rustlers meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Carwell Building. The meeting was called to order by club president Allison Armet. Lainey Lock and Henley Shoemaker led the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H pledge. The role call question was ‘’What is one state …

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their December meeting Sunday, December 8th. They met at the Fairview Community Building. There were 19 members and 14 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President, Walker Lowdermilk. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartn…

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Many friends and family gathered on Saturday to wish Mary Helen Bodenhausen a happy 90th birthday. A delicious lunch was served with cake to follow. Her birthday was actually on Sunday the 8th. She was able to visit with a few classmates who were able to attend. Happy Birthday, Mary Helen!

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Chapter HU, PEO met Friday, Dec. 6 at Paula Starr’s beautifully decorated home.

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The Gray Lady Volunteer quarterly luncheon was held Nov. 21, in the Hospital Conference Room. Hostesses were Janet Rhoton and Rosemary Schooler. They had decorated the tables in a Thanksgiving theme and they were beautiful. Chairman Janice Elliott greeted everyone present and offered prayer.…

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On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Nemaha County Democrats gathered for their last meeting of the year; they will reconvene on their regular schedule of the third Saturday of the month on Jan. 18. Meetings are held at the annex of the Seneca Public Library at 10 a.m..

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel met on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. Carol Bunning played, God Bless America on keyboard, while all sang along in honor of Veteran’s Day. President Betty Robison led all in the Pledge of Allegiance, and a blessi…

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Chapter HU PEO met Friday, Nov. 8 in the meeting room of Farm Credit Office.

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their November meeting Sunday, Nov. 10. They met at the Fairview Community Building. There were 19 members and 20 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President, Walker Lowdermilk. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner. R…

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The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the home of Mary J. Fleming, Seneca, with Betty Gleason, Seneca, and Mary J. Fleming as hostesses. President Betty Gleason, welcomed members, guest speaker Sandy Bartkoski, Seneca, and “Bo Raven,” …

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The Oct. 17, Brown County Genealogical Society meeting was opened by President Nancy Prawl, with seven members and guests present.

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The last two Sundays the Scouts from Pack 117 and Troop 313 have been putting out flyers and collecting food for the food pantry. Sunday they collected over 1,440 pounds of food and delivered it to the food pantry at the First Baptist Church in Hiawatha.

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The Zion United Methodist Women’s group and guests met at the church at 6 p.m. Oct. 10. Guests were two district officers Cindy Ladd and Linda Montgomery, Joyce Brockhoff, ladies from Bellevue United Methodist Church, Dorothy Diveley, Betty Snyder, Eula Mae Drake and members of the Zion Circ…

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The Mount Zion Rustlers met for their October meeting on Oct. 13 at the Lock’s Farm north of Hiawatha. The meeting was called to order by Mason Ward. The pledge of allegiance and 4-H pledge were stated by the members. Minutes were read by Allison Arment, treasurers’ report was given by Addy …

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Chapter HU PEO met Oct. 25 at the Farm Credit Office meeting room..

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October meeting: Sorosis met at the home of Marilyn Sommers in Hiawatha on Oct. 22. The meeting was called to order by Pres. Sharon Mayhew.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the Nemaha County Democrats held their annual fall dinner at The Willows. Among those present were US Senate candidates Usha Reddi of Manhattan and Robert Tillman, Wichita. A third, Dr. Barbara Bollier, Mission Hills, was unable to attend because of KS Senate work on t…

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The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Buzz Cafe in Sabetha. Barb Chadwell and Joyce Fee were hostesses. Sue Miller of Hiawatha was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Chapter. President Betty Gleason and officers Barb Chadwell, Karen Bens…

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Seven members of the Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel assisted at the Earth Day event held at the Klinefelter Farm on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Sorosis Study Club met at the Morrill Library for their second meeting of the year. The meeting was called to order by Vice President, Sue Jamvold. The club collect was recited, roll call taken with 18 members present and the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The Treasu…

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The regular monthly meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. President Lela Middendorf, called the meeting to order with 4 members present.

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The Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliary, through its Endowment Association, annually offers college and vocational school scholarships to the children and grandchildren of its membership. (Note: Great-grandchildren are not eligible.)

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The Hiawatha Music Club began their new year of activities on Sept. 10 at the home of Sharon Meyer of Powhattan. Eighteen members were present and enjoyed good music as well as the nice refreshments served by hostesses Sharon Meyer and Belinda Estes. President Valerie Tollefson led the busin…

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Sorosis met for their first meeting of the 2019-2020 year at the home of Marilyn Sommers in Hiawatha on Sept. 21. Following the reading of Sorosis Bylaws and the Constitution the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. There were 15 members present. Following the business mee…

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The Sept. 19 Brown County Genealogical Society meeting was opened by President Nancy Prawl, with 9 members and guests present.