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Tampa welcomes a new citizen — in the mayor’s family, no less. Zoey Jordyn Svoboda was born Jan. 26 to Tim and Monica Svoboda. She weighed 8 lbs., 15 ounces and measured 21 inches. She is welcomed by three brothers, Houston, 17; Max, 12; and Aiden, 9. Grandparents are Bernita Aumiller of Selden, Barbara Svoboda of Lincolnviile and the late Orris Aumiller and Gerald Svoboda.

Work has begun on the renovations at the senior center. The project will include new cabinets on the east and south walls of the kitchen, a new door and linoleum at the east entrance, new curtains and painting of walls in both the kitchen and the large meeting room. Greg Berens is building the cabinets, Casey Nickel is doing some repairs, and other work will be done by volunteers. The Holy Redeemer Altar Society is purchasing the new curtains. Funding for the project began with a $2,500 grant John Hajek was awarded by Monsanto. This was supplemented by a donation of $15,000 all the way from California. The donor was Chris Spohn, who can be identified to older members of the community as the grandson of Alex and Lizzie Spohn and Arthur and Mamie Patterson. Local fundraising events have also contributed.

Ryan Spohn of Lincoln, Neb., Steve and Sheri Spohn of Hope, Gary and Carole Spohn and Georgia Spohn went to Wichita Thursday for a memorial service for Orlin Wagner.

Jane Vajnar took a bus trip to Portland, Ore., where she visited David Warwick, Matthew and Nathan and John and Linda Warwick and saw some of the sights in the region.

Leona Kleiber and Adeline Bernhardt visited Edna Mueller at the St. Luke Living Center in Marion on Thursday.

Dolores Scott of Emporia spent Feb. 1 with her mother, Tillie Hein, and brought her dinner.

Sunday dinner guests of Russ and Julie Kerbs were Rustyn Kerbs of Hillsboro, Jesse and Ashton Smith and Sydney of Pilsen and Lucille Kerbs.

Tom and Dee Duggan attended a quiz meet at Chase County High School on Monday evening. Their granddaughter, Kaylee Hall, participated.

Adeline Bernhardt and Tom and Dee Duggan had lunch at the Marion Senior Center on Monday.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League met Wednesday evening in the church basement with Edna Backhus as hostess. Joyce Medley led opening and closing devotions, and Pastor Clark Davis led the topic. Others present were Kathy Davis, Betty Mueller, Phyllis Mueller, Leona Kleiber and Adeline Bernhardt.

Tuesday evening visitors of Frank and Anna Mae Stika were Tom and Lori Moldenhauer and Anna Weber.

Tom and Dee Duggan attended a soup supper and game night at the Burdick Legion Hall on Saturday. The event was a benefit for Relay for Life.

Carl and Kathy Hubbard of Wellington surprised Adeline Bernhardt Sunday by joining her at the cafe for dinner. After dinner, they spent the afternoon visiting at her home.

Virgil and Barbara Gooding of El Dorado visited his sister, Lucille Kerbs, on Jan. 27, and took her to McPherson for dinner out.

Tom and Dee Duggan attended the Dickinson County spelling bee in Abilene on Feb. 1. Their granddaughter, Kaylee Hall, competed.

Adeline Bernhardt visited Lucille Kerbs on Jan. 24 and brought her some cookies. Kerbs was recuperating from cataract surgery.

Melissa Stuchlik and her grandmother, Leona Kleiber, enjoyed lunch at the cafe on Jan. 20.

Leona Kleiber visited Lucille Kerbs on Jan. 19 and brought her some food.

Last modified Feb. 8, 2012