Digital Access

Digital Access
Access from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
News, sports, local and regional entertainment and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.

Club Notes

Barrett Homemakers

Ten members attended the May meeting of the Barrett Homemakers at the home of Deloris Klemm. Those attending were Pat Bates, Irene Erwin, Deloris Klemm, Mary Klemm, Bobbette Palmer, Barbara Tininenko, Linda Van Maanen, Dorothy Wood, Gertrude Van Sickel and Emily Ehler.

President Pat Bates called the meeting to order, and Bobbette Palmer read about the 12 colors of the months of the year. Members determined if the descriptions adequately described their personalities.

Minutes of the April meeting were read and approved. Roll call was answered by each one telling how they beat the heat before air conditioning was available. Pennies for Barrett were collected. Several interesting discussions filled the afternoon.

Emily Ehler was the winner of the door prize, a pretty vase and flowers.

The June meeting will be at the home of Mary Klemm in Kellogg.

Olive Jane Lamb

Chapter of Questers

The Olive Jane Lamb Chapter of Questers met on May 9 in the home of Karen Hoffmeier. President Linda Kirchhoff conducted a short business meeting. The minutes were read, and the treasurer’s report was given. Discussion was held on filling the programs for next year. The group will meet at Shay’s Tea Room on June 13 for the summer outing.

Karen Hoffmeier gave the program on Lladro figures. The Llardro company is 60 years old and was started by three talented brothers in Valencia, Spain. The brothers each had their own talents and studied at the Valencia School of the Arts. Juan and José studied drawing, and Vincente was a master of sculpture. The three worked with a small kiln and began selling ceramic flowers at local markets. They later moved their workshop to Porcelain City, Spain, where it remains today. The employees in the company are all talented artists who contribute to the ideas of the fine porcelain pieces. The company prides itself on perfection. Although many of the pieces are in soft muted grays and blues, the company does have numerous colored pieces. Karen shared several of her signed pieces.

She also presented a short computer photo program on Chateau de Fontainebleau. Fontainebleau has more than 1500 rooms and is situated in 130 acres of parkland and gardens. It is the only royal and imperial chateau to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. Hoffmeier and her husband visited the chateau in January.

The evening concluded with refreshments and conversation.


The combined chapters event of the PEO Sisterhood was on Tuesday, April 16, at the McCann Center. Approximately 80 ladies enjoyed a delicious meal prepared and served by Chapter HS. The “Cooking” theme was carried out in the elaborately decorated tables designed by Chapter ME and the programs provided by Chapter LC.

HS president Anne Gerken gave the welcome followed by the invocation by Ila Mae Hanisch of Chapter AO. Fifty-year members and new initiates were introduced by Anne Gerken, HS; Ila Mae Hanisch, AO; Joy Lane, ME; and Linda Wilcox, LC.

The program was given by AO members Carly Groben and Jean Groben. They provided an informative and interesting look at their businesses — the Jasper Winery and Prairie Canary Restaurant. The mother/daughter duo spoke on how their businesses began, how they have grown and their plans for the future.

Loading more