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Dawes Reunion

Members of the Dawes boys (Perry, Larry, Marvin, Dave and Lloyd) and their extended families met at Camp Jefferson on Aug. 5, for a weekend of fun and fellowship.

They came from Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, California, Virginia, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Hosts for the weekend were Dave and Kathy Dawes from Lincoln. Their theme for the weekend was the "Great Dawes Cook-Off" and they had challenged the family to compete in a barbecue-sauce competition.

Table decorations, games and prizes were centered around "Pigs." There were 19 barbecue sauce recipes to sample and judged to determine the winners.

Winners were Karen Dawes, first place; Caitlyn Dawes, second and Grant Barron third. Their prizes were appropriately, a wooden pig cutting board, ceramic pig yard ornament and a huge pink piggy bank.

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Brouse Reunion

The 56th Brouse reunion was held at the Community Center in Mahaska, Kan. on Aug. 7 with a potluck dinner.

In attendance this year were Rod and Gerri Murray of North Apollo, Pa, Gene and Malvery Lott of Blue Rapids, Kan.; Ron and Barb Wurtz of Morrowville, Kan.; Pat Jensen, Donna Scacchi, Betty Wonderly, all of Omaha, Neb.; Ethal Peters, Jan and Jerry Alldredge, all of Washington; Beth Krogman of Topeka, Kan.; Eunice Clark of Holton, Kan.; Margye Bobbitt of Haddam, Kan.; Joy Schmidt of Scranton, Kan.; Ron, Vick, Jackson Huber and Jenny, Lee Huber, Kathy and Staci Hutchinson, all Lincoln Neb.; Mary Frances Kenney of Colombia, Mo.; Lyle Quinn, Jane Lewis and Peggy Carlson, all of Fairbury. It was decided to meet on the first Sunday of August 2012 at the Community Center in Mahaska.

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Hagemeier Reunion

The descendants of Frank and Anna Hagemeier met on Aug. 14 at the DeWitt American Legion Club with a basket dinner.

Those attending from the Fred Hagemeier family were Glen and Rose Hagemeier, Dennis Hagemeier, Eldon and Deb DeBuhr, Lawrence and Ginger Hagemeier, Dale, Jonetta, Kaylin and Noah Hagemeier, all of Beatrice; Loretta Hagemeier, DeVern and June Hagemeier and Rebecca Hagemeier, all of Pickrell; Tanner and Angie Baker, Kanin, Jurgen and Evelyn, Dallas and Dorothy Hagemeier, all of DeWitt, Mike and Dianne Ayres and Ashley of Hallam, Lynn and Ruth Hagemeier of Clay Center.

From the George Hagemeier family were Gary and Arlyce Albert of DeWitt, Angie Zulauf of Plymouth, Jody Oltman of Clatonia, Bob and Vicki Frerking of Beatrice and Brad and Cindy Drake of Wilber.

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Zabel Reunion

Sixty-five descendants of Christian F. Zabel Sr. and his wife, Hanne attended the Zabel reunion held Aug. 14 at the Cotner Center in Lincoln.

Following a potluck noon meal, the afternoon was spent visiting, taking pictures, catching up on family events and other such news since the reunion two years ago.

Those in attendance were from Adams, Daykin, Fairbury, Lincoln, Omaha, Palmyra, Sutton and Western. Out of state descendants came from Missouri, Texas, Ohio and Iowa.

Sarah and Fred Zabel of Lincoln were recognized for 69 years of marriage and Fred was recognized as the oldest at 93 years of age and Rush L'Heureux of Cedar Falls, Iowa was the youngest at 1½ years old.

The next Zabel reunion will be held Aug. 11, 2013.

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Ashley Edwards Honored For Birthday

Family and friends gathered at the home of Jeff Johnson and Ashley Edwards, Makenna and Draven on Friday evening for a barbecue in their yard celebrating Ashley's birthday.

Betty Edwards met Sharon Dolezal of York, Neb. and Lynn and Kim VanNortwick in Belleville for lunch on Saturday.

Several from the Narka and surrounding area enjoyed music and a dance at the Sundowner in Chester following their annual Poker Run. 'Twisted Border' supplied the music for a fun evening. David Vail of Narka is a member of the band.

Don Simmons and Karen Abas returned to their home in NewCastle, Wyo. on Thursday, following a visit with Betty Edwards and other relatives in the area.

Marvin and Donna Shoemaker, Charles Joy and Kathleen Marsicek served lunch for fellowship time following church on Aug. 28.

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Molzer Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Stan and Mary Hueske returned home after spending several days at the homes of their daughters and families: Matt, Sherry, Jessica and Colby Murphy and Lee, Annette, Amelia, Katie and Luke in Phoenix, Ariz. They helped Amelia celebrate her fifth birthday while they were there.

There were 13 present at the Aug. 18 meeting of the Silver Circle in Plymouth. Darlene Rehm had the high score and Esther Weichel had second high. Cookies were served later in the afternoon.

Among those attending the DeWitt Senior Indoor Picnic were Ila Burger, Eileen Bergmeier, Arlis Freese, Darlene Rehm, Lavina Vorderstrasse, Vernelle Hueske, Angie Zulauf, Aleatha Gronemeyer, Lois Meints, Norla Weise and Marlene Malchow.

Joyce Zimmerman, Amanda Connelly and Cindy Drake were among the thousands of ladies that attended the "Women of Faith" conference at the Quest Center in Omaha on Aug. 12-13.

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Correction

The Zone Fall Rally for LWML will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jansen on Saturday, Oct. 15 not at First Trinity in Beatrice.

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Birth-Cruz

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Birth-Gronewold

John and Lindsey Gronewold of Pickrell are parents of a baby girl, Sadie LeNell Gronewold born Aug. 16, 2011 at BryanLGH Medical Center in Lincoln, weighing 5 pounds and 10 ounces. Grandparents are Steve and Rose Gronewold of Beatrice and Bob and Susie Carpenter of Diller. Great-grandparents are John and Doris Gronewold of Beatrice and Harold and Virginia Lottman of Diller.

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Birth-Armagost

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