Northwest of Durham correspondent
Tom and Sara Penner returned Feb. 20 to the U.S. after spending two weeks visiting her brother and family, Tim and Sheila Koehn, in Africa. They spent a few days with her parents, Larry and Wanda Koehn, and also picked up their children who had spent the time in the area with relatives. On Feb. 21, Travis and Sharon Koehn and family and Dalton and Lorna Wiebe and family were all supper guests in the Koehn home. The Penner family left for their home in Manitoba, Canada, early Feb. 24 to get ahead of the snowstorm.
Snow put a stop to essentially all activities, including school, between Feb. 21 and 26. Everyone tried to keep their livestock watered and fed.
Clayton and Betty Wiebe had as their dinner guests on Feb. 24 Tim Davis and Josh Koehn.
Ransom and Lillian Wiebe left on Feb. 19 for Texaline, Texas, to the home of their granddaughter Deanne Becker and husband Greg. They got acquainted with their new great-grandson Caleb. Grandparents Russell and Krystal Koehn of California were also visiting, as well as granddaughter Kristie Koehn who teaches in Texas. They returned home Feb. 22.
Mark and Kris Wiebe went to visit their daughter, Joni, and Jasper Zeiset on Feb. 22 and 23 in Chickasaw, Okla.
On Feb. 24, several brought food and were dinner guests in the home of Jarold and Rhonda Koehn. They were Ransom and Lillian Wiebe, Mitchell and Carol Unruh and Mackenzie, Merlin and Karletta Wiebe, Harry and Sheryle Rhodes, Ken and Sandy Wiebe, and ministers Calvin Koehn of Hydro, Okla., and Gordon and Doris Koehn of Hillsboro. Morning Star Church had its spiritual renewal meetings Feb. 24.
Merlin and Karletta Wiebe, Jana, and Janesea went to visit their son and family, Anthony and Beth Wiebe, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Feb. 13. They returned home Feb. 18. The Wiebes are house parents for a group of boys that are doing some rebuilding of homes from recent storms, working with Habitat for Humanity.