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Carolee Koehn and Loretta Koehn went to Kearney, Neb., Friday to see the sandhill cranes. They also toured the archway over I-80. It was very informative. They returned home Saturday.

Ronnie and Patti Gaines met Kenny and Roma Koehn of Galva in Newton Saturday evening. They enjoyed eating out to celebrate Patti and Roma's birthdays.

Cathy Foote and Krista Wild and Sophia were Wednesday guests of Marvin and Sherol Nightengale. They were all supper guests of Brad and Diane Nightengale, Laura and Casey.

Mary Langenegger and Joyce Kyle went to Newton Thursday, picked up Beverly Morgan, who was waiting for her car to be serviced, and all went to call on Kathleen Brenzikofer at Newton Medical Center. While there, they also called on Joan Berns. It was nice to see them both and wish them well.

Evelyn Sidener and Joyce Kyle attended the Senior Citizens of Marion County board meeting Friday at Tampa. They attended the spring education and training session of the CSSA Tuesday at Council Grove.

Jim and Beulah Gehring of Moundridge called Saturday afternoon on his sister, Joyce Kyle.

Sherol Nightengale picked up Lois Sayers, Marie Clark, and Joyce Kyle Monday to attend 20th Century Club at the home of Doreen Kirkpatrick. Twylah Nightengale was a guest.

Sunday dinner guests of Lawrence and Lois Sayers were Bruce Sayers, Megan and Jessica.

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Weekend and Easter guests of Marvin and Sherol Nightengale were Mitch and Cathy Foote of Manhattan, Brandon and Kristen Wild and Sophie, Jim and Linda Hess, Allie and Amelia, Brad and Diane Nightengale, Laura and Casey, and Roger Nightengale.

Lawrence and Lois Sayers were Easter dinner guests of their daughter, Sandy Sayers.

Josh and Ashley Wiebe and Seth were Friday evening guests of Josh's grandparents, Richard and Margaret Wiebe at Whitewater. They joined other family members. At noon Sunday they joined others at Josh's grandparents, Bud and Liz Schwindt at Whitewater. They visited Ashley's grandparents, Ben and Betty Krehbiel at Moundridge Sunday evening.

Willie and Cathy Bender and Weldon of Mifflinburg, Pa., arrived Friday evening at the home of her parents, Vernon and Florine Koehn and Judy. Others joining them through the weekend were Renferd and Wanda Koehn, Lonnie and Carolee, Luana Isaac, Bertha Koehn, Kevin and Janarro Jantz, Kaylee, Shauna, and Jessie, and Rose Forgy, Melissa and Ryan.

Bertha and Loretta Koehn visited Vernon, Florine, and Judy Koehn Thursday evening.

Hayley Bidwell, Austin, Draven, Aiden, and Raven spent Friday with Grandpa Al and Grandma Bonnie Plummer. They report having lots of fun. Shelby Plummer had Easter dinner with her parents.

Ronnie and Patti Gaines hosted a pre-Easter dinner Saturday for Dusty Gaines, Ty and Kim Gaines and Brooke, and Maude Gains. Dusty and Ty, Kim, and Brooke were overnight guests and all went to church Sunday morning.

Easter dinner guests of Joyce Kyle were Glenn and Betty Kyle, Dan and Robin Kyle, and Bob and Becky Kyle, Brody and Braxton.

Mary Langenegger hosted the First Mennonite Church senior fellowship Tuesday evening. Attending were Pastor Arlen Busenitz, Dave and Esther Stucky, David and Wilma Thiessen, Mike and Larry Spachek, Ruth Ann Schmidt, Doni Rogers, Evelyn Sidener, Phyllis Mitchell, Gary Langenegger, and Joyce Kyle.