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Northwest of Durham

Families gather to celebrate Mother’s Day

Northwest of Durham correspondent
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Clayton and Betty Wiebe, Nelson and Bev Wiebe, Travis and Sharon Koehn, Wayne and Loralee Wiebe, and Calvin and Janene Wiebe and families met May 8 at Durham Park for a basket dinner.

Rick and LaVae Koehn and boys brought dinner to the home of Roy and Nadine Davis May 8, and ate on the deck.

Parents and students of Cottonwood Grove School had a teacher’s appreciation picnic supper May 1 at the Brenton Place to recognize the teachers.

A group attended the pinning of Teresa Wiebe on May 7 at Hesston Mennonite Church; she received a nursing degree from Hesston College. They were Ken and Sandy Wiebe, Doyle and Kara Wiebe, Arden and Judy Wiebe of Texhoma, Texas, Jason and Sheri Wiebe, Jarold and Rhonda Koehn, and Bruce and Cheryl Dirks and families.

A Mexican supper was prepared by Mark and Kris Wiebe at their home May 5 as a fundraiser for the school. Guests were Ransom and Lillian Wiebe, Darrel and Donita Rhodes, Dalton and Lorna Wiebe and boys, and Bruce and Cheryl Dirks.

The Gene and Jaraine Redger family were home May 8 for a potluck dinner to honor their mother.

Wendell and Linda Wedel attended church services May 8 at a Halstead church and were dinner guests in the home of Dean and Pauline Becker. Other guests were Travis and Connie Becker and family and Marlin and Jerri Becker. On the way home, they stopped and visited Linda’s mother at Moundridge Manor.

Larry and Wanda Koehn and Titus, Travis and Sharon Koehn and family, and Dalton and Lorna Wiebe and boys had a hayrack ride May 7 and went to the Steve Wedel cabin for a picnic supper. Titus and Jaci’s birthdays were celebrated. Jaci turned 5.

Anthony and Beth Wiebe hosted a dinner May 8 for Ransom and Lillian Wiebe, Merlin and Karletta Wiebe and Janesea, and Stuart and Lea Isaac.

The Morning Star youth hosted a supper May 3 for a large group at the Brenton Place. It was a fundraiser for the school.

Roy and Nadine Davis visited Hiram and Rhonda Wedel who recently moved to Cantril, Ill. The Davises left April 30 and returned May 3.

Durham Senior Citizens met April 27 at the community center for a potluck dinner. Nineteen attended with Lila Unruh and Doris Cowthers hosting the event. Roger Fleming spoke to the group.

Rav and Lisa Redger honored their mother, Lola Redger, by taking her out May 8 to a Newton restaurant. Kyle and Tressa Redger and Lola’s grandchildren joined them.

Dallas and Kate Redger’s nephew, Brian Shonk, 50, of Wichita, was killed May 5 in a forklift accident. Dallas’ sister, Enid, is his mother. Services were at Elm Springs Cemetery in rural Durham. The relatives had lunch at Roxbury Presbyterian Church.

Last modified May 19, 2011

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