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CORRESPONDENTS: Northwest of Durham

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The Durham High School reunion was Saturday at Hillsboro. Some of the 135 who attended were Richard and Kathy Dirks, Ron and Dora Unruh, Don and Geraldine Ewert, and Irvin and Muriel Christenson. The next reunion will be 2014.

Mark and Barb Unruh and Sarah were dinner guests Sunday of Ron and Dora Unruh.

Many relatives and friends from the area attended the marriage Sunday of Carlyn Wiebe, son of Richard and Charlotte Wiebe, to Jackie Koehn. The wedding was at the Lakin Church of God in Christ Mennonite.

Hiram and Rhonda Wedel of Cantril, Iowa, arrived Friday and were supper guests with Eileen Davis and Tim and Heidi Koehn and daughter of Burns in the home of Rick and LaVae Koehn. Hiram and Rhonda were overnight guests of Roy and Nadine Davis and also visited Sunday. They accompanied Roy and Nadine to the wedding Saturday. Friend Jenny Nightengale also accompanied the Wedels.

Clayton and Betty Wiebe also attended the wedding Saturday. They were overnight guests of her cousins Ralph and Jerri Reimer at Lakin.

Barb Unruh and Sarah went to Hutchinson on Saturday to visit Chad and Hilary Stutzman and Branden. They also visited Elaine Stutzman of Twin Falls, Idaho, Barb’s sister-in-law.

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Wendell and Linda Wedel went to the Manor on July 10 to visit Linda’s mother. They ate dinner with her.

Jarold and Rhonda Koehn and family have spent several weeks in Canada at a family reunion. They have also been visiting family.

Larry and Wanda Koehn visited Carol Unruh, Crystal Koehn, and Melvin and Vera Dirks on July 10 at the Manor in Moundridge.

Travis and Sharon Koehn invited Clayton and Betty Koehn and Kendall and Susie Wiebe and Abigail as dinner guests July 10.

Darrin and Meri Kay Rhodes and family ate dinner at the home of Harry and Sheryl Rhodes on July 10.

Those who shared dinner and fellowship in the home of Merlin and Karletta Wiebe on July 10 were John Steiner, Tim Davis, Ken and Sandy Wiebe, Leonard and Dianne Peachy, and Calvin and Janene Wiebe and family.

Mark and Barb Unruh attended Mark’s 30th class reunion July 9 of Hillsboro High School. It was at the Barkman Bed and Breakfast near Hillsboro.

Jaraine Redger, Lola Redger, Verla Redger, and Earl Decker attended a memorial service July 6 for their cousin, Lloyd Smith, 87. The service was at First Mennonite Brethren Church. Burial was at Mound Township Cemetery near Galva.

Larry and Wanda Koehn welcomed a new grandson, Kai Christopher, born July 6. He weighed 7 pounds. Christopher and Denise Schrock of Orville, Ohio, are his parents.

Clayton and Betty Wiebe with assistance from the Wayne Wiebe family hosted a hamburger fry as a school fundraiser July 4 at the park in Durham. Their guests were Chet and Melissa Boehs and daughter; Ken and Sandy Wiebe; Teresa Wiebe; and Mitch and Carol Unruh, Doyle and Kara Wiebe, Troy and Marla Wiebe, and Nelson and Bev Wiebe and families.

Ransom and Lillian Wiebe went to Chickasha, Okla., the weekend of July 3 for a wedding reception for Jasper and Joni Zeiset. The Wiebes stayed overnight with Frank and Arvilla Nightingale who are Lillian’s cousins.

The Merlin Wiebes went to Bloomfield, Iowa, the weekend of July 3. He spent a few days visiting Justin and Rebecca Wiebe and family. They brought Janesa home after several weeks in West Union, Iowa.

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