Round the Town


Jan. 3-10

Paul and Arlene Pankratz and Donna Diener spent Friday with David and Sherilyn Kadel at Randall and their houseguests, Jeff and Jennifer Price and children of Arvada, Colo. They all were dinner guests of the Kadels.

Clara and Alma Toews, Marvin and Pearl Ensz, and the Larry Ensz family, all of Hillsboro, Velda Toews and Verlin and Arlin Toews of Moundridge were evening guests at the home of Verna and Carol Ensz in Hillsboro.

Recent visitors at the home of Bill and Betty Meier were Socco and Willabeth Gonzalez and Laura Rowe of Newton, Regan Rowe of Manhattan, and Julie Arquillo of Costa Rica.

Tim and Donna Diener hosted a birthday party Sunday for Marissa. Guests were Leah Kopper of Tabor College, the Glen Diener family, and Paul and Arlene Pankratz, all of Hillsboro, and Kent and Emily Nichols of Hesston.

Bonnie Fast and her daughter, Neva spent from Jan. 3-7 at Arvada, Colo., and celebrated Christmas with Bonnie's son, Galen and Rachel Fast and their daughter and husband, Justin and Erica Fulton.

Celia Gross spent three weeks over the holidays at Sioux Falls, S.D., with her sister, Ida Gross and other family members and friends. While there, they attended a baby dedication for Ceclia's great-nephew, Landon Paul, infant son of Mark and Stacy Gross.

Dec. 27-Jan. 3

Velda Hiebert of Hillsboro, Edward Hiebert of Tempe, Ariz., and Joe and Jessica Hiebert and baby of Mechanicsburg, Pa., spent the Christmas holidays with Jack and Kathy Hiebert at Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Jenny (Mohn) McKnight of Salina was the honored guest at a layette shower Sunday afternoon at the home of Tim and Donna Diener. Donna and Bonnie Winter of Silver Lake were hostesses.

Many from the area attended the wedding of Risa Fadenrecht and Ryan Haug of Jetmore at Trinity church Saturday afternoon.

Leonard and Hazel Hein had their family home for Christmas dinner on Christmas Day. Those in attendance were Kevin and Vicki Hein and John of Durham, Todd and Jayleen Hein and Andrew Hein of Tampa, Tony and Brandi Hein, Henry and Grace of Newton, and Monica Hein of Lawrence.

New Year's Day dinner guests for a belated Christmas celebration at the Oliver Mohns were Beverly Elliott of Hillsboro, Paul and Chrystal, Nick and Alex of Arkansas, Jamie and Traci Mull, Cole and Chris and Chris's friend, Tiffany of Howard, Tony and Lynette Mull and Marcus of Newton.

Elma Klein's family met with her on Christmas Eve at Parkside Homes fellowship hall. They included Lon and Sharon Klein of Tampa, Darol and Bev Klein and Cameron and Val Klein and Gavin of Colorado, C.J. and Jessi Brenman and Frank and Jean Flores and boys of Wichita, and Gerald Ollenburger and Wayne and Carol Ollenburger of Hillsboro.

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Mohn and family spent a week during the Christmas holidays with Rachel's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Del Carlton and extended family at Emily, Minn.

John and Tracy Sanall and children of Illinois spent Tuesday with the Jason Mohn family.

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Mohn were New Year's Day dinner guests at the Paul Pankratz home.

Dec. 20-27

Michael Isaac of Oklahoma City and Scott Isaac of Madison, Wis., spent several days over Christmas with their parents, Tim and Vera Isaac.

Larry and Tammy Meysing and boys of Oklahoma City were Christmas weekend guests of Mary Helen Becker.

Corey and Holly Fessenden of Oklahoma City were Saturday overnight guests at the Paul Pankratz home.

Tim and Donna Diener and Marissa of Hillsboro, Ken Pankratz of Durham, David and Sherilyn Kadel of Randall, Kent and Emily Nichols of Hesston, and Corey and Holly Fessenden of Oklahoma City were Christmas dinner guests at the Paul Pankratzs on Sunday. The Kadels were Sunday overnight guests.

Mary Helen Becker hosted a brunch Sunday evening for her family, Kent and Ginger Becker of Durham, Todd and Laura Becker and Christian of Marion, Larry and Tammy Meysing and boys of Oklahoma City, and Dennis and Sherry Conyers of McPherson.

Mike and Lisa Salsgiver, Madi and Alex of Wichita and Angie and Harlee Larsen of Salina were Christmas Day dinner guests at the home of Don and Irene Bezdek.

Deliah Decker's daughter, Diane Deckert and husband, Roy Hunt of Chicago, Ill., spent the Christmas holidays with her.

Terry and Joni Ens and family of Maize were Christmas Day dinner guests at the home of Norman and Dot Ensz.

Malvina Heinrichs, Brittani and Eric, and his friend Kelly Gardner of Broken Arrow, Okla., Jerry Schmidt of Salina, Leroy Schmidt, and Jeremy and Abbey Schmidt of McPherson were Christmas dinner guests Wednesday at the Malvin Schmidts.

Betty Medley visited her children, Terry Medley and family at Topeka and Chris and Denise Kostelac and family at Kansas City over Christmas weekend.

Don and Connie Isaac celebrated Don's Dec. 18 birthday by going to Kansas City for a day and night.

The Lance Zimmerman family of St. Joseph, Mo., were overnight and Sunday guests at the Don Isaacs. On Sunday, James Isaac and boys joined them for their family Christmas. Christmas Day, Don and Connie, John and Carol Wiebe, and Raymond and David Wiebe had Christmas dinner at Olde Towne.

Descendants of Jacob and Anna (Wall) Seibel met Dec. 16 at Olde Towne for supper. In attendance were Mary Seibel of Hillsboro, Frances Quintana of Emporia, Wallace and Dolly Seibel of Wichita, Judy and Ed Wolfe of Newton, Gene and Sue Seibel of Edwardsville, Ill., Karla Quintana of Carthage, Mo., Ron Seibel of Junction City, Don and Judy Seibel of Falls Church, Va., Eleanor and Lowell Jost of Hillsboro, Tami and Alan Sharp of Chanute, Janet Haag of Emporia, Steven Seibel of Corvallis, Ore., Greg Seibel of Lawrence, and Karis Jost, Logan and Lexi Milne of Hillsboro.

Dec. 13-20

Connie Wiens, Frances Unruh, Shirley Hamm, and Carol Ollenburger were honored guests for their birthdays at the Mexican restaurant Friday. Others there were Mary Helen Becker, Doris David, Gerladine Frick, Valorie Hampton, Pearl Koch, Betty Meier, Marcella Mohn, Edie Ollenburger, Arlene Pankratz, Beverly Elliott, Virginia Fadenrecht, Jane Miller, Lois Nuss, and Sheila Nuss.

Bob and Ruth Unruh of North Newton were Christmas dinner guests on Sunday at the home of Paul and Elaine Jantzen.

Keith and Joan Jost hosted their Christmas dinner Sunday for their family, Keith and Sharla Jost and family of McPherson, Kent and Diana Jost and family of Hesston, Sheldon and Karen Miles and girls of Hillsboro, and Joan's parents, John and Elda Mellott of Peabody.

Bernice McDowell spent Christmas with the family of Brian and Shirley Lewis in Wichita.

Laura Rowe of Newton visited her grandparents, Bill and Betty Meier Friday.

Tim and Donna Diener hosted the Diener family Christmas dinner Sunday. Family in attendance included Glen and Sharon Diener and family of Hillsboro, Bryce and Ann Kopper and girls of Garden city, and Kent and Emily Nichols of Hesston.

Mike and Chelsey Penner and girls of Newton were Christmas dinner guests Sunday at their parents, Dennis and Judy Penner.

Kent and Emily Nichols of Hesston and Marissa Diener visited their grandparents, Paul and Arlene Pankratz Sunday afternoon.