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NORTHWEST OF DURHAM: Kansas Day celebrated in various ways

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Senior Citizens of Durham met Jan. 28 at the community building. Geraldine Ewert and Joan Harmon made a soup dinner for 16 in attendance, and others brought side dishes. Harmon later read some interesting historical facts about Kansas.

Amy Koehn was host for a benefit meal at the home of Larry and Wanda Koehn on Jan. 27. Guests were Roy and Nadine Davis, Dale and Kathy Jantz, Doyle and Kara Wiebe and family, and Wayne and Loralee Wiebe and family.

Ransom and Lillian Wiebe attended the memorial service for Leola Koehn on Jan. 30 at the Lone Tree Church near Moundridge. Leola’s husband was Lillian’s first cousin.

The birthdays of Terry Schultz and Harry Rhodes were celebrated at the Schultz home on Jan. 31. Schultz’s birthday was Jan. 28, while Rhodes’ was Jan. 30. Guests were Harry and Sheryle Rhodes, Calvin and Janene Wiebe and family, Darrin and Meri Kay Rhodes and family, Ken and Shelli Giesbrecht and Taylor and Calla Wengar.

The mothers of the Cottonwood Grove School held a hundredth day and Kansas Day party on Jan. 30. Students shared articles about Kansas, totaling 100 items and facts.

Mitch and Carol Unruh held another fundraiser for the school Feb. 1. Their supper guests were Roy and Nadine Davis, Terry and Robyn Schultz and family, Mark and Kris Wiebe and Luke, Sandy Wiebe, Teresa Wiebe, Dale and Kathy Jantz, and Larry and Wanda Koehn.

Wendell and Linda Wedel went Jan. 27 to the home of Travis and Connie Becker in Halstead to help their grandson Garret celebrate his 8th birthday. Others enjoying supper were Greg and Charlene Wedel and family, grandparents Dean Beckers, Marlin and Jeri Becker and family, and teacher Madalyn Koehn.

On Feb. 1, Wendell and Linda had a potato bar supper at Harlan Koehn’s home, along with others.

Nelson and Bev Wiebe invited Clayton and Betty Wiebe, Travis, and Sharon Koehn and family, Wayne and Loralee Wiebe and family, and Calvin and Janene Wiebe to their home Feb. 1 for supper. Betty Wiebe’s Feb. 3 birthday was honored.

Wendell and Linda Wedel were guests Jan. 29 of Halstead Mennonite School, where their grandson Garret Becker is enrolled. Students presented a program on Kansas history. After the presentation, guests were served peach cobbler prepared outside in Dutch ovens.

Wendell and Linda Wedel spent Saturday afternoon touring the Hutchinson Salt Mines and Museum with Ron and Margaret Jantz and Bev Mayeskea. All had supper later in honor of Mayeskea’s birthday.

Last modified Feb. 12, 2015

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