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“Tis old yet ever new,” begins the refrain of a hymn about the history of salvation by William A. Williams. “Tis old yet ever new” also sums up the American feast of Thanksgiving which we will be celebrating this coming week. In origin almost four centuries old, it is the story of families c…

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The Kansas high school football state title picture is starting to form clearly over past few weeks, and a few local teams are left on the state radar.

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Executive Board unanimously approved a proposal Wednesday that would delay Winter Activity competitions to Jan. 15. The proposal will be voted on Tuesday in the special Board of Director Meeting.

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Quite frankly, I am not sure where to start. The most important message I want you to take away from this letter is to understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. I do appreciate the leadership of the Brown County commissioners and the City of Hiawatha Commission to implement a mask…

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After 42 years of leading Benedictine College football, legendary coach Larry Wilcox announced Tuesday to his team and his coaching staff that he will be retiring at the end of the 2020 football season.

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Thanksgiving is less than a week away which means we all have been probably thinking about the things of which we are thankful.

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“Awaken Horton: Pray with the Full Armor of God” is the third in a sequence of 48-hour weekends of prayer and fasting to intercede for the community and nation.

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The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1201 Central in Horton, will celebrate its 43rd church anniversary and Pastor Tom and Viki Stone’s 43rd year of ministry on Sunday, October 11.

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Horton and Hiawatha will be among thousands of cities across the United States and Canada to stand up for the unborn on Sunday, Oct. 4 by forming a Life Chain — a prayerful, peaceful, non-political show of support for those who have no voice.

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When you look into the mirror, what do you see? How do you feel about yourself? Do you have a good self-image or a bad one? How about your self-esteem? How you see yourself will have an impact on your life in Christ; if you don’t like who you are for any reason you will not believe for anyth…

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The regular meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. President Lela Middendorf called the meeting to order with 6 members present.

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Ever seen these guys walking around in white shirts and ties all day? Maybe they have knocked on your door or said hi to you in the street. Maybe you have wondered why they each seem to have the first name of Elder.

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A man’s heart directs his way: but the LORD DIRECTETH HIS STEPS — Proverbs 16:9

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If you read this article regularly, you may remember Assumptions, Part 1. Well here is the highly unanticipated part 2. Please know that what follows are my own opinions and do not necessarily reflect any beliefs and opinions held by FBC or its constituents.

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Local churches have announced the following changes to their services due to the ever-changing scope of the COVID-19 pandemic:

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It’s been three long months since the First Baptist Church closed to the public and went to online services due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Social distancing or no social distancing in church? With the recent re-opening of Brown County with no restrictions, including social distancing related to COVID-19, Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Horton has a new seating plan to satisfy both choices.

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The past week was an unusually quiet week around the parsonage. It enabled me to do something that I have wanted to do all summer long. Nothing. I am not bragging or anything, but I can do nothing right up there with the best of them.

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The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Horton will celebrate Pentecost each Sunday night of June (except Father’s Day on June 21) with “Deeper Prayer” services beginning at 6 p.m. at the church, 1201 Central Ave in Horton.

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the annual National Day of Prayer has NOT been canceled nor postponed. The Horton observance, scheduled for 12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, May 7, will have a different location and layout this year, however.

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To my fellow Veterans, First Responders, and Citizens as we move through a Biblical time in our planet’s history, we need to stay strong and diligent. Our country & Citizens counted on us when in uniform and now as Veterans and First Responders we must protect all those in need. May God …

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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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“Awaken Horton: He is Risen” is the upcoming sequel to Horton’s 48-hour weekend of prayer and fasting held last November right before Thanksgiving. Sisters-in-law Libbey Linck and Whitney Linck, excited by the success of the previous prayer weekend, are calling the Horton community to unite …

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“Awaken Horton: He is Risen” is the upcoming sequel to Horton’s 48-hour weekend of prayer and fasting held last November right before Thanksgiving. Sisters-in-law Libbey Linck and Whitney Linck, excited by the success of the previous prayer weekend, are calling the Horton community to unite …

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Pastor Alvin “Dobie” Weasel, from Omaha, Neb., will be the guest speaker for a one-day revival on Sunday, March 29 at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 120l Central in Horton.

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Women of all ages are invited to deepen their faith thru a bible study based on The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs. Beginning March 18, this 8-week study will introduce us to three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus.

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Area residents are encouraged to take a moment to lay down their burdens and be refreshed at a special Night of Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1201 Central in Horton.

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Zion United Methodist Women met at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Vintage Park. President Hazel Steely welcomed six members and two guests. The group recited the UMW Purpose in unison. Hazel offered prayer for the joys and concerns that were shared. The Minutes and treasurer’s report of the January mee…

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People are invited to take a moment to lay down burdens and be refreshed at a special Night of Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1201 Central in Horton.

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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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Now that the holidays are settling down, the Hiawatha First United Methodist Church Youth Group wants to pamper local residents with a spaghetti dinner and live music on Sunday, Feb. 23.

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Pastor Andrew Finch of the First United Methodist Church in Hiawatha, along with the Fun and Fellowship Committee, will be hosting a Chili Cook Off Contest and Fellowship at noon on Sunday, Jan. 26.

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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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Zion United Methodist Women met at noon on Dec. 5 at Vintage Park. After a delicious covered dish lunch, President Hazel Steely welcomed six members and one guest by reading a daily devotion from the “Upper Room.”

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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.”