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CORRESPONDENTS: Northwest of Durham

Northwest of Durham correspondent
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House guests in the home of Larry and Wanda Koehn Friday were his brother, Gerald, and Marge Koehn, of Wrens, Ga. That evening they had a picnic supper in their pasture. Other guests were Travis and Sharon Koehn and family, Walton and Lorna Wiebe and family, Tim and Sheila Koehn and family, Clayton and Betty Wiebe, Lena Koehn and Marge Jantz.

Overnight guests Saturday and Sunday of the Koehns were his sister, Starla Harms and husband Richard Harms, of Liberty, Ky. Sunday, they and others from the Dayton Unruh family in the area had a picnic in the Memorial Park, Hillsboro.

Dwight and Deb Stutzman, of Lititz, Pa., were weekend guests Saturday and Sunday in the home of Mark and Barb Unruh. They attended the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair. That evening they and the Unruhs attended the Tabor College football game. The Stutzmans’ son Teal is one of the players. The Stutzmans left for Buhl, Idaho. to visit Juanita Stutzman, who is Dwight and Barb’s mother.

Katelin Unruh was home Saturday and Sunday from K-State.

Guests for dinner Sunday in the home of Harry and Sheryl Rhodes were Jason and Sheri Wiebe and family, Clayton and Betty Wiebe, Irvin Isaac, Tim Davis, and Ray and Nadine Davis and Eileen.

Ransom and Lillian Wiebe invited Bruce and Cheryl Dirks and Heath, Ruston and Lydia Dirks and Chaniel, Mark and Kris Wiebe and Kayla and Luke, Teresa Wiebe, Sarah Peachy, Beth Koehn, and Charles Nightengale to dinner Sunday.

Verla Redger visited the home of Lola Redger Sunday.

Last week’s news

Many families and young people went to Greensburg Sept. 13 for the wedding reception for newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Kim Eck. His parents are Howard and Iris Eck. The wedding took place a few weeks ago in Shepensburg, Pa.

The Clayton Wiebe family had the Nelson Wiebe family, Travis Koehn family, and Calvin Wiebe family as supper guests Sept. 11. They helped Clayton celebrate his birthday.

Lola Redger and her family attended the annual Nightengale family reunion Sept. 12 and 13. It was held at Camp Y Shea near the Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma. All activities were indoors as it rained both days. The group of 47 had an enjoyable time of visiting, watching old videos of previous reunions, and telling stories of days gone by. On Sept. 13 they had a catered breakfast and dinner and a program. One highlight was that one of Lola’s brothers was able to come for a few hours, despite being seriously ill. Later, Lola and Lisa went to visit him in his home at Caranige. Lola and Lisa also visited some other places.

Then they went to Corn, where they were overnight guests in the home of Sophia Nightengale, her sister-in-law. They returned home Sept. 14 evening.

A correction to a week ago’s news: Merlin and Karletta Wiebe took their daughter, Jana, to Livingston, Calif., where she is teaching school.

Last modified Sept. 24, 2009