Northwest of Durham correspondent
Mark and Barb Unruh were delighted by the arrival of Jayden Renee, their first grandchild, who was born July 23 to Josh and Katelin Hendricks at Manhattan Hospital. Jayden weighed seven pounds eight ounces.
Mark and Barb went to Manhattan to meet the grandbaby. On July 26, they went to Wamego, and Barb stayed until July 27 to help Katelin.
Ron and Dora Unruh are Jayden’s great-grandparents.
Clayton and Betty Wiebe, Sandy Wiebe, Richard Wiebe and Aryln and Kalynda Wiebe went to Basin, Wyoming on Sunday and Monday to celebrate Lester and Chris Friesens’ 40th anniversary, chris is the Wiebes’ sister.
Harry and Sheryle Rhodes were hosts to a family supper July 22 to celebrate birthdays. Guests included Ken and Shelli Giesbreacht and Taylor, Darrin and Meri Kay Rhodes and family, Calvin and Janene Wiebe and family, Mike and Michelle Rhodes and family, Terry and Robyn Schultz and family, and Calla Wengar. Birthdays honored were those of Shelli, Meri Kay, Mike, Darcy Rhodes, and Tara Schultz.
Twenty-one people attended a senior citizens hamburger fry July 22. Patrons visited after lunch.
Ron and Dora Unruh traveled to Madison for Jim and Carol Hindses’ 50th anniversary Sunday. A dinner was served at a community building. Carol is Ron’s cousin.
Larry and Wanda Koehn’s dinner guests July 22 were Travis and Sharon Koehn and family, Tim and Shelia Koehn and family, Titus and Chelsea Koehn, Dalton and Lorna Wiebe and family, and Leonard and Dianne Peachy.
Ransom and Lillian Wiebe, Merlin and Karletta Wiebe, and Aaron and Janessa Herbel ate out together July 26.
Ken Pankratz and Ron and Dora Unruh attended the A. E. Pankratz reunion July 26 at Kidron Bethel community room.
Area resident Fiennes Jantz died July 12. Friends, relatives, and neighbors attended a memorial service July 17 at Durham Baptist Church. All of Jantz’s siblings attended the funeral.
Louise Ratazlaff, Ransom and Lilllian Wiebe, Wendel and Linda Wedel, and Roy and Nadine Davis attended an open house July 18 and 19 for the new edition at Moundridge Manor.
Jim and Brenda Enns were evening guests July 19 of Ron and Dora Unruh.
Larry and Wanda Koehn had Travis and Sharon Koehn and family and Travis and Chelsea Koehn over for dinner July 19.
Harry and Sheryle Rhoses, Darrin and Meri Kay Rhoses and family, and Terry and Roybn Schultz and family visited Quinton and Dianne Unruh on July 19 in Canton.
Ransom and Lillian Wiebe, Clayton and Betty Wiebe and Warren Unruhs were invited to the home of Leanork and Dianne Peachy for dinner July 19.
Linda Wedel celebrated her birthday with her husband, Wendell, July 19 at a church in Sedgwick. Also attending were Greg and Charlene Wedel and family and Travis and Connie Becker. After church, they ate at a restaurant in Wichita.