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FHS class of ’63 meets

A small contingent of the Frankfort High School Class of 1963 met Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. at Hoops Sports and Restaurant. The temperature at the time was a frosty minus 16 degrees.

The two guys gutsy enough to brave the cold were Bill Mohler and Bob Sharp.

The next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. at Hoops Sports Bar and Restaurant. All classmates and friends of the class are invited to attend.

Haan Museum presents ‘Hoosier Quilts’

From January 20 through March 17 the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art will present “Hoosier Quilts: A Patchwork of Periods and Styles.” The exhibition will include quilts from the 1800’s, including redwork, embroidered, grandmother’s flower garden, trapunto and crazy quilts.

The display will be opened with a reception Jan. 19 from 6-8 p.m. Admission fee is $10; free for members.

Quilts from the 1930’s represent patterns such as feed sack, yo-yo, wedding ring, flower basket and tulip quilts, plus a “trip around the world” postage stamp quilt with more 9,000 pieces. Contemporary and reproduction quilts include appliqué, Dear Jane, a reproduction of a 1776 Hession Soldier quilt and a quilt made for Indiana’s Bicentennial.

There are quilts to fit beds, cribs and doll beds as well as wall hangings, clothing and more.

On Feb. 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the museum’s Lunch & Learn Program will present “Quilting Through Time: History, Styles and Techniques.” The $15 fee ($12 for members) includes a box lunch from Great Harvest Bread Company. Reservations are required as seating is limited.

Experience hands-on quilting demonstrations and make your own fabric “yo-yo” pattern on March 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. The $10 fee also includes one same-day admission ticket for you to the Haan Museum; admission is free for members. Reservations are required as seating is limited.

Find more details at www.haanmuseum.org.

Earhart researcher to present program Jan. 24

The Zonta Club of Frankfort will host Gary Quigg at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 for a special presentation on pioneering aviator and Zontian Amelia Earhart.

Quigg is an archaeological researcher from Indiana who has been on Nikumaroro Island in the Pacific Ocean as part of a team from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. He will present everyone with the latest information on the team’s June 2017 expedition. 

The special event is part of Zonta International’s celebration of Earhart every January to recognize the date (Jan. 11) when she began her trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., to become the first person to fly solo across any part of the Pacific Ocean.

IUK School of Nursing welcomes Clinton County students

Danielle Myers of Forest and Rosaana Alanis, Beatriz Balderas and Jenny Lopez of Frankfort were among the 48 future nurses celebrated for their acceptance into the Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing at its annual induction ceremony Jan. 3.

Each of the students received a certificate, a commemorative pin, and a stethoscope, due to a grant awarded by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The class also recited the Nightingale Pledge, a statement of the ethics and principles of the nursing profession, named for Florence Nightingale.

Orr named to state FSA Committee

Clint Orr of Forest has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee for Indiana. State committees are selected by and serve at the pleasure of the secretary.

They are charged with carrying out the FSA’s farm programs within delegated authorities and serve as a liaison between the USDA and each state’s producers to apprise them of USDA initiatives and hear their appeals and complaints, according to Perdue.

The five Indiana appointees include Orr, Forest; Kim Ames, Fillmore; Bill Gelfius, Hartsville; Kirk Perkins, Wolcottville; and Ken Rulon, Arcadia, who is the committee chair.