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SMCHA Genealogy Workshop Sept. 18

Posted 9/14/2017

FOR THE LEDGERBRIAN STUCKYBRIAN STUCKY

MOUNDRIDGE - The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association (SMCHA) wants to remind community members there will be a genealogy workshop for beginners at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, at the Pine Village Wellness Center in Moundridge. The workshop will feature Brian Stucky, who will speak and show slides on “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Genealogy Book Numbering Systems.” 

The second half of the presentation will be on how to access Newspapers.com to do an online search for historic Kansas newspapers for free. This will show how to do a word search to find names, places, or any word printed in an old newspaper.

The goal is to help genealogy beginners who have collected some information to organize it and print their own small or family genealogy book. There should also be some helpful tips for experienced genealogy researchers as well.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Donations to SMCHA would be appreciated. 

For more information, contact Kathy Goering at kjgo@mtelco.net or 620-345-8532.

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Moundridge To Widen East Cole To Three Lanes

Posted 9/14/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – The City of Moundridge is using a state grant to widen Cole Street to three lanes from Wildcat Drive to Avenue C.

City Administrator Randy Frazer said the city received a Geometric Improvement Grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation to pay for all of the construction costs for the improvement.

APAC, of Wichita, will be doing the construction work. They are expected to begin working around Thursday, Sept. 28. Once started, Frazer said the company has 30 days to complete the project. APAC had planned to start Monday, Sept. 11, but they had to delay starting work.

Frazer said the when Casey’s General Store opened in the fall of 2015, there were concerns about the vehicle traffic, as well as pedestrians going to the softball and baseball fields, located north of the convenience story.

“There’s a lot of traffic that travels through that area,” Frazer said. “We asked KDOT to do a traffic study.”

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Inman FFA Junior Officers Organize Disaster Relief

Posted 9/14/2017

 

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger StaffTHE FFA Chapter junior officer team at Inman Junior/Senior High School organized a bottled water and non-perishable food drive to help the people impacted from Hurricane Harvey. Rachel Harman (left) and Makayla Schroeder stand next to some of the water donated. The third junior officer, Bailey Eck, is not pictured.THE FFA Chapter junior officer team at Inman Junior/Senior High School organized a bottled water and non-perishable food drive to help the people impacted from Hurricane Harvey. Rachel Harman (left) and Makayla Schroeder stand next to some of the water donated. The third junior officer, Bailey Eck, is not pictured.

INMAN – Juniors Makayla Schroeder, Bailey Eck and sophomore Rachel Harman are setting the bar high for future junior FFA officer teams at Inman Junior/Senior High School.

This is the first year for a junior officer team at Inman. Eck is president with Harman vice president and Schroeder secretary.

The students organized a bottled water and non-perishable food drive to help people impacted by Hurricane Harvey, which struck Texas – particularly the Houston, Texas, area – earlier this month, causing devastation.

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Community Foundation Awards 13 Grants

Posted 9/14/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Volunteers with the Moundridge Historical Association (MHA) want to construct a steel building that will be used for storage and workshop.

Jerroll Goebel, MHA board vice president, said they want to extend out the concrete pad for the building to the west to accommodate the water tower exhibit.

MHA recently received a $6,500 grant from the Moundridge Community Foundation to help fund the project. The foundation awarded a total of 13 grants with a value of $21,856 to local non-profit organizations.

Besides the MHA, grants also went to: Cradle to Crayons Childcare Center; Moundridge Recreation Commission; West Zion Mennonite Church; Moundridge Youth Ministries; Moundridge Senior Center; Moundridge Food Pantry; Associated Ministries of Moundridge; Valley Hope Association; Moundridge Public Library; Kettle Queens Family and Community Education unit and Moundridge Elementary School.

“We have someone who we have talked to about doing the concrete work,” Goebel said. “That’s the first step in the process.”

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