’Round the Town correspondent
Jeff and Jenny Price and children of Arvada, Colo. were houseguests at the Paul Pankratzes from Dec. 19 to Dec. 25. From here, they went to Jenny’s parents, Dave and Sherilyn Kadel at Jamestown.
Thirty-four of the late Bill and Leah Hamm family gathered in Durham following the Baptist Church program Christmas Eve for fellowship and lunch. Gus Hamms and Paul Pankratzes were hosts. There was family from Colorado, Jetmore, Leawood, Oklahoma, Tampa, Durham, Hillsboro, Hesston, Mission, and Jamestown.
Dec. 13, Malvin and Darlene Schmidt and Leroy and Jeremy Schmidt of McPherson attended the Eagle Scout Ceremony for Schmidt’s great-nephew, Aaron Heidebrecht, at Inman. Dec. 20, the Schmidts hosted a Christmas dinner. Family there were Malvina Heinrichs of Broken Arrow, Okla.; Jerry Schmidt of Salina; Leroy Schmidt and Jeremiah and Abby Schmidt of McPherson; Ima Elwell of Inman; and Dayle Klaassen, of Pittsburg. In the afternoon, Wilma Schmidt and Lucrita Vance also visited.
Christmas dinner guests at the Virgil Oblanders on Dec. 26 were Kim and Jonas Frantz of Tampa, Burt Oblander of Newton, and Chris and Madison Oblander and children of Wichita.
Grace and Kelly Gulker and children of Manhattan were Christmas dinner guests Dec. 27 at Irene Seibel’s home.
Allen and Elma Schlehuber’s Christmas dinner guests were Merle and Marilyn Schlehuber and Maci. Mike and Chelsea Penner and children of Newton had Christmas dinner with their parents, Dennis and Judy Penner, on Dec. 27.
Michael Isaac of Oklahoma City and Scott Isaac of Madison, Wis., spent Christmas with their parents, Tim and Vera Isaac. They all spent Christmas Eve with Vera’s mother, Helen Reimer, at Meade.
Guests for Christmas on Dec. 20 at the home of Nowman and Dot Ensz were Terry and Joni Ensz and family of Wichita; Randy Ensz of Hillsboro; Alicia Ensz from Georgia; and Brett Eitzen of Hesston. Afternoon visitors were Bob and Irma Meisinger of Marion.
Christmas Day dinner guests at the Wayne Friesens were Anthony and Carissa Thiessen and family of Hillsboro, Justin and Amy Friesen of Salina, and Becky Soyez and family of Marion.
Extended family at the Friesens for dinner Dec. 27 were Floyd and Aileen Miller and Kirby and Kathy Rector of Hillsboro; Ryan and Amber Rector and family of St. Louis; Ryan and Lynaee Kraft and family of Wichita; Eric and Jenny Rector of Hillsboro; Gayleen smith and Frank Rocker and family of Olathe; Troy and Summer Smith and family of Walton; and Allen Miller of Newton. Afternoon additional visitors were Jonas and Kim Frantz of Tampa.
Oliver and Frances Unruh and Beverly Elliott had Christmas dinner with the Sid Unruh family at Newton.
Galen and Rachel Fast, Justin and Erica Fast and Morgan of Arvada, Colo., and Neva Fast from California spent Christmas with their mother, Bonnie Fast. On Dec. 27, Bonnie’s family hosted a party for Bonnie’s 80th birthday at Little Pleasures in Hillsboro. Approximately 55 people attended. On Dec. 28 they all attended memorial services for Hugo Liborio in Hays.