Archive for Wednesday, February 25, 2009

McLouth Happenings

February 25, 2009

Spring is coming, and so is garden time. Do you love gardening, both indoor and outdoor? If so, let's start a Garden Club. If you are interested in participating in a garden club in the McLouth area, please join us at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at the McLouth Community Center.

Are you experiencing Cabin Fever? Get out and stretch your legs. Participate in the new Running/Walking Club at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings, starting March 7. This is for everyone of all ages. Strollers are welcome. All ability levels (running, walking or jogging) are encouraged to participate. Meet at the First Baptist Church in McLouth. Participants will run/walk together every Saturday morning and support each other. Questions? Please call Becky Wolfe: (785) 691-7668.

Louise Gilbert will be celebrating her 95th birthday in early March. She invites friends and family to her birthday reception, hosted by her family, from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the church parlor at McLouth United Methodist Church. (No gifts, please.) If you'd like to mail her a birthday card, address it to: Louise Gilbert, McLouth, 66054.

Gilbert is a third generation McLouth resident. Her grandparents were among the first settlers of the town. Her Grandfather Stout founded the Bank of McLouth, and her Grandfather Bradford operated a general store, a construction company, and the Bradford Funeral Home. Gilbert was a grade school teacher, secretary and clerk to USD 342, and worked in the Bradford Funeral Home. She is the widow of Harold Gilbert, who was a teacher, principal of McLouth Grade School, and funeral director in McLouth. Gilbert’s daughters, Kathleen McConnell and Nancy Moring, as well as her sons-in-law, Winder McConnell and Steve Moring, are all educators. She has three granddaughters — Sarah Thomas and Karen and Kerry McConnell.

— Please submit McLouth Community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: mclouthhappenings@isp.com or (913) 796-6935.

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