June 29 2004

[b]Kennebec News[/b] by Doreine Anderson

Posted by Kim
Nicole and Drew Diedrich, Spearfish, spent a week vacationing in the grand parental Merle and Marlene Aamot home. Last Thursday, Marlene took Drew and Nicole home and, after visiting in the John and Sheryl Diedrich home for the afternoon, Marlene returned home in the evening.
Friday evening, Jessica Manger hosted cake to honor Steve's birthday. The event was held at the parental Don and Sony Manger home. Helping him celebrate were grand parents, Laurel and Gerry Houchin and Gladys Manger; Don and Sony Manger, and Judy Miller and friend, Pierre.

Ty Miller and friend Jackie, Rock Rapids, Iowa, were Friday evening visitors and overnight guests in the grand parental Delores Johnstone home. Saturday morning Delores accompanied them to Beulah, Wyoming, to attend the Dan Ayer-Tobi Miller wedding at Sand Creek Crossing, and later to the reception at the Deadwood Gulch Resort. Ty, Jackie and Delores stayed at the resort overnight and Sunday were guests at the Ayer ranch before returning to their homes in the afternoon. Tobi is the daughter of Allen and Candy Miller and the grand daughter of Delores.

A week ago Sunday Donnie, Madison and Katelyn Manger, Presho, visited in the parental and grand parental Don and Sony Manger home.

The descendants of Ray and Lela Heston held a family reunion at the Kennebec Community Center Sunday, June 27, 2004. Twenty-five (25) family members attended and several family friends were in attendance. Attending were families from Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota.

Steve and Jessica Manger visited in the grandparental Laurel and Gerry Houchin home Saturday.

Rex and Agnes Heston, Wadena, Minnesota, spent the June 26th weekend in the home of Rex's sister, Ethel Riggs.

Gerry Houchin was a Sunday coffee guest in the Don and Sony Manger home.

On Sunday, June 6th, Eva Miller flew to Alaska to visit Terry, Arlene, Tyler and Levi Miller. Saturday, June 12th, they attended the wedding of Arlene's son, Pat Schroder and Charmion L'Herault, Anchorage, Alaska. Later Eva and Terry and family spent three days visiting and sightseeing in Seward, Homer and other locations. On Thursday, June 17th, Eva flew home.

Art, Becky, Danielle, and Hope Marie Peterson, Rapid City, spent Friday until Tuesday in the parental Catherine Peterson home. On Sunday Ashley Hamer, Spearfish, and Kristen Hamer joined the group for visiting. Saturday evening Chet and Teresa Hamer were visitors.

On Father's Day Don and Sony Manger and Steve and Dee Resick, Tyler and Austin, Kimball, joined Ken and Loretta Houchin at the parental Laurel and Gerry Houchin home for dinner and visiting.

Visitors in the Laurel and Gerry Houchin home during the week were Larry and Lori Ness; John and Marie Houchin; Sandy Dyson and Judy Mertens.

Allen and Candy Miller, Rock Rapids, Iowa, were Monday visitors in the parental Delores Johnstone home, enroute from attending the Dan Ayer-Tobi Miller wedding, Beulah, Wyoming, and reception, Deadwood Gulch Resort, Saturday, June 26, 2004. On Sunday they joined other visitors at the Ayer ranch.

Steve and Dee Resick, Tyler and Austin, Kimball, were Sunday visitors in the Laurel and Gerry Houchin home.

Last Sunday, June 20, 2004, Chisum, Cindy, and Delaney Peterson, Pukwana, hosted Father's and Grandfather's Day dinner and visiting for Rod and Wendy Peterson, Pukwana; Wendell and Ardene Gilman and Cade and Erica Peterson, Pukwana. Later in the afternoon Wendell and Ardene, Rod and Wendy and Chisum, Cindy and Delaney drove to Pukwana to attend the Lawn Mower Races.

Wednesday Ed and Grace Stiefvater were in Mitchell on business; enroute home they visited Bob and Rose-Maria Stiefvater, Plankinton.

Saturday Ed and Grace Stiefvater were in Plankinton to attend Ed's High School Alumni Banquet and visiting with former grads. Saturday evening Ed and Grace visited Bob and Rose-Maria Stiefvater and Ed and Bob's sister, Norma Jean and husband, Bob Moreland, Norfolk, Nebraska, who were also present to attend the Alumni banquet. It was Norma's 50th class reunion. Ron and Joan Harris, Milan, Illinois, were also present for the Reunion. The Harris's were former Kennebec residents where they operated a paint store. Sunday everyone returned to their homes.

Thursday, June 24, 2004, Wendell and Ardene Gilman were guests in the Chisum, Cindy and Delaney Peterson home, Pukwana, to honor the 2nd birthday of Delaney. Visiting, supper and birthday cake were enjoyed. Earlier, in the morning, Delaney had a birthday party with children present

Ken and Loretta Houchin, California, spent a few days in the parental Laurel and Gerry Houchin home.

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