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Old John Deere Combine Returns To Lohrenz Farm

Posted 1/4/2018

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger StaffPROVIDED PHOTO
FIVE men recently gathered to talk about the John Deere Model 55 combine Jim Lohrenz purchased in 1966 from Goering Implement, in Moundridge. Standing from left to right are Phil Lohrenz, Jim’s son; Leon Guhr, with the Moundridge Historical Association; Mel Becker and Chester Koehn, both with Goering Implement; and Corey Lohrenz, Phil’s son. The combine has returned to the Lohrenz farmPROVIDED PHOTO FIVE men recently gathered to talk about the John Deere Model 55 combine Jim Lohrenz purchased in 1966 from Goering Implement, in Moundridge. Standing from left to right are Phil Lohrenz, Jim’s son; Leon Guhr, with the Moundridge Historical Association; Mel Becker and Chester Koehn, both with Goering Implement; and Corey Lohrenz, Phil’s son. The combine has returned to the Lohrenz farm

BURRTON – The John Deere Model 55 combine that Jim Lohrenz purchased in 1966 from Goering Implement, in Moundridge, has made its way back to the family farm.

Corey Lohrenz, the fifth generation on the Lohrenz farm, said for as long as he can remember, his father – Phil Lohrenz – had told him stories about the combine and it soon became Corey’s dream to find the combine and buy it back for the last time.

The Lohrenz family farm is located southwest of Moundridge in rural Burrton. Corey is a Moundridge High School graduate. The family has bought this combine three times and sold it twice.

Phil had sold the combine to David Thiessen, of Inman, who is the service manager for Prairieland Partners, in McPherson.

Several years ago, Corey found out Thiessen still owned the combine, but was not interested in selling it.

Last October, Thiessen reached out to Corey and said he was willing to make a deal. The two men were able to reach an agreement.

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Associated Ministries Serves Seven Non-Profits In Community

Posted 1/4/2018

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger StaffLEDGER PHOTO
RICK Krehbiel talked about the new Associated Ministries organization to members of the Moundridge Chamber of Commerce. Associated Ministries replaced Associated Churches of Moundridge. The Chamber had its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 21, at Quincy’s Bar and Grill in downtown Moundridge.
LEDGER PHOTO RICK Krehbiel talked about the new Associated Ministries organization to members of the Moundridge Chamber of Commerce. Associated Ministries replaced Associated Churches of Moundridge. The Chamber had its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 21, at Quincy’s Bar and Grill in downtown Moundridge.

MOUNDRIDGE – Associated Ministries of Moundridge was formed in 2016 to lead seven non-profit organizations in the community. Rick Krehbiel has been hired as the executive director for the Associated Ministries.

Krehbiel talked about Associated Ministries to members of the Moundridge Chamber of Commerce during the Chamber’s regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 21, at Quincy’s Bar and Grill in downtown Moundridge.

Krehbiel said Associated Ministries came from Associated Churches of Moundridge, which was started in 1968.

The organization has a Board of Directors, which includes five representatives from the ministries served, four people from the churches that made up Associated Churches and one community at-large member.

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Inman Elementary Gets Health Habits For Life Grant

Posted 1/4/2018

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger StaffMcFADDENMcFADDEN

INMAN – A $1,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) Foundation will help Inman Elementary School to purchase additional playground equipment, Principal Jo McFadden said.

“We’re building an obstacle course that’s similar to the ninja course on a television show,” McFadden said.

Since she arrived at the school prior to the 2015-16 school year, McFadden said the elementary students have been involved in fundraising activities – including Laps for Learning – for playground equipment.

McFadden said school leaders want students to be able “to reap the benefits” of their hard work.

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