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Manor To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Posted 9/8/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – The staff at Moundridge Manor will have a 40th anniversary celebration for the elderly care facility from 3-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the facility, 710 N. Christian.

“We want people to come and enjoy the day,” Administrator Kevin Unruh said.

Chief Financial Officer Travis Becker added, “We’re looking forward to it.”

“We want to thank the community,” Unruh noted. “We want to continue growing and offering quality care to the community.”

The Manor’s actual 40th anniversary was July 1. Officer Manager Angela Koehn said concerns about potential hot weather led them to have the celebration later in the year. Since the manor usually has a family picnic in September for the immediate families of residents, they thought it would work better to have the anniversary event then.

When the Manor opened in 1976, it was a 66-bed facility.

Now, the facility has 77 beds with most of them in private rooms. There are five double rooms, which are designated for couples. They have 140 employees.

In its 40 years, the Manor has had a total of 932 residents and 890 employees.

Thirteen area Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregations support the Manor. The churches are within a 50-mile radius of Moundridge.

Unruh, Becker and Koehn were part of a committee which organized the celebration.

Because of limited parking, there will be a shuttle service from the Gospel Mennonite Church, 522 N. Wedel, to the Manor. People will be dropped off and picked up at the Manor’s main entrance off of Christian Avenue.

Food booths will be open throughout the event. The booths will be set up under the carport for the Sunrise Apartments, an independent living facility. It is located east of the Manor’s main entrance.

Free will donations will be accepted for the food. People will be able to get a range of food.

Dennis Unruh will be grilling hamburgers. Chips will also be available.

Don Schmidt, the son of a Manor resident, offered to do a fish fry. He will serve bass and catfish, along with hush puppies, baked beans and coleslaw.

“He said he’s done a fish fry before,” Koehn said.

Becker added, “My impression was he caught most of the fish he’ll use.”

A range of desserts and snack items will be available.

Jared and Cindy Ratzlaff will prepare homemade doughnuts.

Several people will be making homemade ice cream – Daryl Unruh of Galva, John Smith of Burns and Dale and Betty Ensz of Inman.

Pete Wedel will offer kettle corn.

Wendell Wedel, the son-in-law of a resident, will have funnel cakes on a stick. He will also have chocolate and caramel dipping sauces available.

Also starting at 3 p.m., there will be lawn games for adults and children.

A men’s group from area churches will sing at 4 p.m. Youth from the 13 supporting churches will perform at 6:30 p.m.

An auction will take place at 5 p.m. Morris Yoder and Vince Koehn will serve as auctioneers.

Angela Koehn said some of the main items in the auction will be meal tickets. She explained people are donating large meals and people can bid for tickets to attend.

She noted there will be a Low German meal, which will serve 40, along with a Jamaican jerk meal, barbecued ribs and a Mexican meal.

Koehn added local businesses donated gift cards and there will be handcrafted items, along with some quilts.

“There are some interesting items,” she added.

Unruh noted the Manor was still accepting items for the auction until Friday, Sept. 9.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the Manor’s building fund and pay for recent improvements to the facility. Most rooms are now private and there is a new kitchen and dining room.

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Students, Parents,Community Members Take Prayer Walk

Posted 9/8/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – The Moundridge Youth Ministries, in conjunction with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, hosted a prayer walk Monday, Aug. 29, at the Moundridge Middle/High School building.

There were 50 people who took part in the event. Participants included students, teachers, parents and community members.

Participants broke up into small groups and were encouraged to say brief prayers as they walked through the building.

Jim Sugars, one of the leaders for Moundridge Youth Ministries, told participants they should pray for the school’s administrative staff, teachers, coaches and students.

“We want to lift them up in prayer,” Sugars said. “We realize God can do the impossible.”

He stressed they pray for those who need a relationship with Christ.

“We want to come with the strength that God is loving and accepting to all,” Sugars said. “Jesus Christ loves everybody.”

Sugars suggested participants follow the seven “I’s.” They should pray with insight – use the things the see – lockers, plaques and lights – to guide them in their prayers.

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Inman Chamber Plans Santa Fe Days Celebration

Posted 9/8/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – The schedule of events for the annual Santa Fe Days celebration was the main topic for members of Inman Chamber of Commerce during their meeting Friday, Sept. 2, at the Inman Harvest Café.

Chamber President Bob Ratzlaff said the theme for the city festival is “We Are Inman.” The celebration will be Saturday, Sept. 24.

“If you go to a high school football or basketball game, our cheerleaders are saying it well, and loud,” Ratzlaff said. “It makes you proud to hear them say, ‘We are Inman.’”

Ratzlaff said a grand marshal has been selected for the parade. The name will not be announced until halftime of the home football game Friday, Sept. 16, when the Teutons host Sterling for homecoming.

The basket auction recipient will be Tammy Martinez, who has lived in Inman for 2 1/2 years. The 36-year-old woman is originally from Buhler and works at MCK in Moundridge. She has two daughters.

Barb Tuxhorn said Martinez was diagnosed with cancer in October of 2014.

“She’s one of the sweetest young women you’d ever meet,” Tuxhorn said.

Starting with colon cancer, the disease has moved to Martinez’s liver, lungs and abdominal lining. Martinez has begun another round of chemotherapy, Tuxhorn said.

Martinez’s sister, Tonya Bush, has been a vendor at many Inman Chamber events and her dad has entered most of the Inman car shows.

“She needs financially help right now,” Tuxhorn added.

Ratzlaff said businesses and individuals should bring items for the basket auction to Becky Knackstedt at Main Street Pizza.

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