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The American Legion Boys State of Kansas has announced that due to the uncertainty of coronavirus vaccines being fully available to the general public by the start of June, the 2021 Boys State of Kansas session will move from its traditional early June event to the first part of August.

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The monthly meeting of the Fairview Willing Workers 4-H Club was held Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at the Fairview Community Building. President Jake Rieger called the meeting to order. Roll call was conducted by secretary Avery Baumgartner, which was answered by “What is your favorite thing to do?”

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The monthly meeting of the Willis All-Stars was on Dec. 13 at the Horton Christian Church. Kaden Smith called the meeting to order at 2 p.m. After the pledge led by Hudson Rice, Jaden Speer, acting secretary, read the minutes from the last meeting. Roll call was answered by “Name an unusual …

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Tabitha Rice, the reporter of the Willis All-stars 4-H club, would like to update you on their last meeting on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Horton Christian Church.

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel met Monday, Nov. 9 at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. Twenty members and two guests were present to enjoy a delicious turkey dinner prepared by The Bake Shop of Everest.

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The annual Sabetha Veterans Day buffet breakfast will be held at the Buzz Café in Sabetha, beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, for those who feel comfortable in a large group.

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Kirsten Smith, reporter for the Willis All-Stars 4-H club, wants to tell you about the meeting we had on Sunday, Oct. 11. President Kaden Smith called the meeting to order at the Smith barn in rural Hiawatha. Berkleigh Torkelson led the pledge. Acting secretary Jaden Speer called roll which …

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If you notice some new signs posted in Hiawatha and Robinson with a simple “positive” message, it is a project done as a joint effort by the Robinson Lions Club and the Hiawatha Lions Club.

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The annual Sabetha Veterans Day buffet breakfast will be held at the Buzz Café in Sabetha, beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, for those who feel comfortable in a large group.

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Scouts from Hiawatha troop 313 B and G assisted the Kiwanis Club in putting flags out on Oregon St. on Labor Day morning and taking them down in the evening.

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The September meeting of the Mt. Zion Rustlers’ 4-H Club was called to order at 6 pm on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Carwell Building by president Allison Arment. Nola Boswell and Lane Kesler led the club in the flag salute and the 4-H pledge. 18 members answered the roll call question “What’s yo…

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their October meeting Sunday, Oct. 11. They met at Lanter’s House. There were 18 members and 10 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by acting President, Jake Reiger. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner. Roll call was answ…

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel (BCARSP) met on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. President Betty Robison welcomed the group and led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. The blessing for the meal and meeting was given by Gil Bunning. Approxima…

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The Willis All-Stars held the monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Horton Christian Church. Roll call of “What is your favorite thing about school?” was answered by 16 members, there were also two leaders and 9 guests present. Chloe Rice led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Willis All-Stars 4-H Club members met at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Hickory Point in Horton. Meeting was the first held in months due to Covid 19 community health concerns.

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their September meeting Sunday, Sept. 13. They met at the Fairview Park. There were 19 members and 17 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by acting President, Jake Reiger. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner. Roll call wa…

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The Mt. Zion Rustlers 4-H Club was called to order by Allison Arment at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 at the Carwell Building. Quinn Leahy and Nola Boswell lead the club in the flag salute and 4-H pledge. The roll call question was “what is your favorite outdoor activity”? Eighteen members an…

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Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary annually offer two essay contests in the fall. The Voice of Democracy (VOD) audio-essay competition for high school students, and the Patriot’s Pen essay contest for middle school students, with a new patriotic theme each year. This year’s theme for VOD…

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The Brown County KARSP Unit (Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel) welcomed teachers and school personnel of USD 415 and 430 to the new school year with bags of small gifts and candy.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) CEO and President Roger C. Mosby signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the creation of an EPA/BSA special award to be awarded as part of a new environmental educatio…

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their August meeting Sunday, Aug. 9. They met at the Sabetha Aquatic Center. There were 12 members and 7 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President, Walker Lowdermilk. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner. Roll call …

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel met Monday, July 13 at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. Twenty members and one guest enjoyed a meal prepared by Rachael Bruning of The Bake Shop of Everest. Tables were decorated with patriotic red, white and blue, thanks to Sue Mille…

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The Robinson Lions would like the public to join them on Saturday, May 30 at the Hiawatha Community Hospital to celebrate our Hospital Heroes.

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Zion United Methodist Women met at 2 p.m. on March 5 at Vintage Park. President Hazel Steely welcomed six members and one guest. All read the UMW Purpose in unison followed by the Litany, “In Honor of Women Here and Around the World.”

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel met Monday, March 9 at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. President Betty Robison led all in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the blessing for the meal was given by Dixie Westervelt. A delicious lunch of chili and cinnamon rolls was enjoye…

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The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Saturday, March 7 at Vintage Park, Hiawatha. Hostesses were Glenda Foley and Lucille Pennell. Karen Benson, 2nd Vice-president introduced guest speaker Sarah Ohlson who talked about “Children’s Mental Health” Services …

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On March 10, the Sorosis meeting was held at the home of Glenda Foley. Roll Call reflected 15 members present and the minutes were read and approved. The Program Chairman announced the next meeting will be at March 24th. The hostess served “Mile High Pie” for dessert.

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The Fairview Willing Workers met for their February meeting Sunday, March 8. They met at the Community Building in Fairview. There were 17 members and 11 parents in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President, Walker Lowdermilk. Roll Call was done by Secretary, Avery Baumgartner…

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A meeting of P.E.O., Chapter HU was held March 5 in the fellowship hall of The Bethany United Church of Christ. Twenty-four members and one guest were present.

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The Friends of Hospice Volunteers met for Breakfast at the Bread Bowl restaurant in Hiawatha, Kansas, on Tuesday, Feb. 25. This was also the time for the monthly meeting. Those in attendance are: Pat Scott, Charlene Branch, Historian Dixie Westervelt, Alisa Britt, Presidednt Carol Vonderschm…

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The Mt. Zion Rustlers 4-H meeting was called to order by Alison Arment for Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. Ella Olsen and Nola Boswell lead the club in the flag salute and the 4-H pledge. The roll call question was “what do you do in your spare time?’ 19 members answer…

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The Sorosis Club met on Feb. 18 at the Frontier Farm Credit Building. The business meeting was conducted by President, Sharon Mayhew. There were 15 members present.

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Hiawatha Lodge No. 35, A.F. & A.M., Mt. Horeb Chapter No. 43, Royal Arch Masons, Washington Council No. 2, Cryptic Masons, and Hiawatha Commandery No. 13, Knights Templar.

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The Feb. 8 meeting of the Modern Sunflowers 4-H Club was called to order by acting President Landry O’Bryan at 4:30 p.m. Landry led the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge. Roll call was, “What’s your favorite pizza topping?” and was answered by 10 members. There were no January minutes due …

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Chapter HU PEO met Friday, Feb. 21 at the Frontier Farm Credit building.

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The regular meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. President Lela Middendorf called the meeting to order with 3 members present. Diane Davis provided the Bible Study entitled “On Valentine’s Day… A Real Love Connection” reminding us that there is so much more th…

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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.